The pandemic has affected anyone and everyone in their own way. Staying home to quarantine might have turned people to snacking a little extra because they’re just bored, or have anxiety and stress about the outcome of covid-19. The pandemic also caused a lot of gyms to close, and quarantine might have made one unmotivated to not go on a run or go outside for fresh air and their daily exercise. Due to the pandemic, and with some gyms opening back up, some may not feel safe returning because of the possibility of catching covid-19 or they may not feel comfortable wearing a mask while working out because of how out of breath someone may get, and feeling restricted with the mask.
First and foremost, we have access to online shopping. This allows those to purchase at-home exercise equipment and machines if they hope to do so. Not all exercises require equipment, so one may be in the clear of having not to purchase anything.
Apps, they’re available on ios and android phones. There are plenty of free apps full of workouts, such as the Nike Training app. Then there are personal trainers, who create programs to target a certain area of working out. If one doesn’t know where to start when it comes to working out, apps are always a good source. Some personal trainer apps I’m aware of are Kayla Itsines Sweat app and Tammy Hembrow’s Tammy Fit app.
If apps don’t keep one motivated, there are always live streaming or recorded workout classes. Since gyms have closed, there is a lot of alternatives that gyms are using in order to keep in contact with clients or keep their business going. Yoga is an option, and something I took up during quarantine to help me get into working out before I actually started to do at-home workouts. Core Power Yoga is where I turned to, they have a variety of different subscriptions and options.
Apple watches and Fitbits are a great accessory to add and help be an easy way to keep track of exercising goals. They are also fashionable, and they too can connect with certain workout apps.
Lastly, technology has given us access to the new and hot topic of exercise machines, the Peloton. Not only is it an exercise bike, but with a subscription, there is access to all types of trainers and workouts. With this screen right in front of you, this helps keep one engaged during the exercise. This has become a hit during quarantine, and there are other brands that too have the exact same purpose.
Avey, Chester. “Covid-19: How Technology Can Revolutionise Your at-Home Workout.” Techerati, www.techerati.com/features-hub/opinions/covid-19-technology-fitness-exercise-apps-guide/.
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