4 Home Workouts to Get You Through Isolation

So here we are in lockdown. We’re all trying to stay sane, and we’re all wondering what on earth to do for our fitness now that the gyms have closed. People went crazy bulk buying everything from toilet paper to gym equipment and now you can’t even buy a dumbbell or booty band to save your life!

The good news is that you don’t need gym equipment to keep that bod in shape, and there’s a tidal wave of free home workouts flooding social media these days.

What We'll Cover

1. High Intensity Interval Training home workout

2. Low Impact Strength Session home workout

3. Outdoor lower body and cardio workout

4. No equipment full body home workout

With social restrictions comes concerns of increased mental health issues. The Australian Government Department of Health suggests creating a workout routine you can do at home, to support a healthy lifestyle during Isolation. Find more information on supporting your mental health during Covid-19 here.

So, keeping active is definitely a good idea.

Being smart about the way you exercise is also a good idea, for the sake of avoiding injury and being mindful of the people around you. What exactly does that mean? Well, tricky jumping movements might not be the safest approach and if you live in an apartment, your neighbours won’t be too happy about it either!

So, Stride and Ash Baker from @bakerbodyandlife have put together 4 workouts that are low risk, but highly effective, to help get you through isolation.

You need ZERO  gym equipment, but you can easily add resistance by using household items like filling a backpack with heavy textbooks, or elevating your push ups on a sturdy chair. You could alternate these workouts to perfect your at home workout routine.

So enough of the chit chat, let’s get into the good stuff and take a look at these workouts!

1. High Intensity Interval Training home workout

This is one for those who like to get their heart rate pumping. Depending on your fitness level, you can do this circuit as many times as you need. You only require a small space for this workout.

If any of these exercises are new to you, please search them on YouTube to ensure your form is correct

2. Low Impact Strength Session home workout

For those of you who want to workout without jumping around everywhere, or disturbing your neighbours, try this strength workout with minimal equipment. 

3. Outdoor lower body and cardio workout

This one is good for outdoors and you don’t need to touch anything to complete the workout, so you can stress less if you’re low on the hand sanitiser!

Ideally completed along a running track, path, etc.

4. Outdoor lower body and cardio workout

Give these workouts a go and let us know what you think!

Number 2 is our personal favourite 😍

Which ones is yours?

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Safety disclaimer:
These workouts have been written by an Australian qualified personal trainer and are intended as a guide only to improve or maintain a healthy and safe fitness routine. These workouts should only be followed by individuals who do not possess health risks or injuries that may be made worse by exercise.

Please note that you should not continue exercise if you feel unwell, experience pain or develop concerning shortness of breath. Exercises should be completed in a safe environment, following safe practices. It is up to the discretion of the reader to decide if it is safe to follow the workouts outlined in this blog post. Stride Store and Baker Body and Life can not be held responsible for any negative outcomes of following the workouts outlined in this blog post.

About Ash Baker

Ash is a content creator with a focus on inspiring conscious consumers in health and fitness
while teaching female gym confidence.

As a qualified personal trainer, Ash makes it her mission to cut through fads and help others
follow a balanced, healthy lifestyle.

To learn more about Ash, please click this link.