Exercise Tips to Help You Stay Healthy While Gyms are Closed

Exercise at Home

We know the benefits of exercise, but what if you are a regular “gym go-er” and now they are closed?

There is good news! You can get a “mood boosting cardio workout” without going to the gym. In fact, you can do your workout inside or outside with no equipment needed.

Below, you will find a few of my favorite workouts. Always remember to warm-up and cool down when you exercise.

Cardio Strength Workout

You don’t have to do all of these and the amount shown. Start with a smaller amount and challenge yourself to build up your repetitions.

  • 30 Jumping Jacks
  • 5 Pushups
  • 25 High Knees
  • 7 Burpees
  • 10 Crunches
  • 7 Squats (watch your form & don’t let your knees extend out over your toes)
  • 5 Pushups
  • 10 Crunches
  • 5 Pushups
  • 7 Squats
  • 30 Jumping Jacks
  • 1 Minutes Wall Sit
  • 5 Pushups
  • 25 High Knees

Hike for Your Heart

I have always enjoyed walking/jogging and taking in trails, but somehow in this present time, I realize how much I truly enjoy and benefit from climbing a mountain and seeing God’s beauty revealed in that moment. There are some beautiful trails and what better place to be than outside in the fresh air.

Remember, wear the right attire and carry water.

Planks and Squats

Planks & squats are excellent to help strengthen our core muscles. 

Get Creative & Have Fun

You don’t need equipment to get a workout, so get creative and start moving! The added bonus is no “hidden” fees.

  • Chair: great for toning triceps with the tricep dips and inclined push ups
  • Stairs (inside or outside): run up and down and strengthen your calf muscles with toe lifts. Or, utilize the steps inside your garage; do a couple of dips or pushups before entering the house
  • Wall: holding squats (pretend you are sitting in a chair & standing with your back against a wall) this is great for toning the upper legs
  • Weights: grab a couple of cans from the pantry
  • Telephone: You really can walk & talk at the same time. Try stepping  it up and walk on your tiptoes
  • Dance: Turn on the music and have fun!

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