How To Get A Full Body Workout When You Can’t Go To The Gym

Regular exercise is good for you. It can boost your immune system, help you lose weight, or enable you to put on muscle. Many gyms have shut down due to coronavirus concerns. Fortunately, you don't need to go to the gym to stay fit. Here are three ways you can do full-body exercises when you are unable to visit your favorite gym.

1. Take advantage of video classes.

If you are new to exercising regularly, you may not have a routine of your own yet. Having someone available to tell you what to do can make working out easier. Until your gym opens again, you can take advantage of online classes. Prerecorded video classes allow you to follow along with fitness professionals. Exercise in your living room or take your phone or laptop outside and work out in your backyard. Dance classes and step classes provide a fast-paced, energetic workout. If you need something a little more sedate, try an online yoga class.

Some people prefer the social aspects of group classes, which are harder to replicate online. Participating in online forums or leaving comments on your favorite full-body workout videos can give you the community feeling you're missing.

2. Go for a swim.

Swimming is an exercise that engages all parts of your body. It can give you strong arms and legs and even strengthen your back. Some people are fortunate enough to live near natural bodies of water. Lakes, ponds, and oceans can be the perfect place to get your exercise. If you don't have access to a natural body of water, never fear. You can still go swimming by visiting a public pool in your area. Many parks feature public pools where people can engage in lap swimming during open hours.

3. Use a virtual personal trainer.

Personal trainers are very valuable when you have specific fitness goals. A personal trainer will give you advice designed just for you. If you have certain physical limitations, this kind of personalized workout can allow you to exercise safely. Personal trainers know how important it is to maintain muscular balance throughout your body, so they will give you a regimen of full-body exercises to follow. You can still take advantage of a personal trainer when social distancing. Schedule video chat sessions with your personal trainer of choice. They will watch you perform your full-body exercises, making verbal corrections if necessary.