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BasinHaircut Sat 25-Apr-20 10:01:53

Without getting into a debate about leaving the house etc (that’s been done to death) just wondering what others are doing/managing at the moment. Whether you are usually someone who does a lot or none at all, and how that measures up to what you are doing now?

For me, I’m usually a gym goer 2-3 times a week, plus 2 yoga classes. At the gym I do weights and had recently got back into spin class once a week too.

At the moment I’m still doing 2 yoga classes per week via zoom. Not exactly the same but keeping me ticking along. Doing a bit of yoga on my own another 1-2 times a week which I don’t usually manage due to not having the time!

I have been doing PE with Joe Wickes (and DS!) about 3 times a week which is not my first choice of activity but it’s something and I feel like I can commit to it. I’ve done a bit of resistance training from home but nothing consistent as I don’t really have much kit.

I’m also going out for walks at least once per day, some days twice. At least a mile each time, longer at weekends.

Aim to not lose too much fitness or conditioning whilst the gym/yoga studio are closed and not gain too much weight. Plus ‘keeping fit’ is a huge part of how I maintain my mental health even though in the current situation it’s a battle between not always feeling like doing anything but knowing I’ll feel better afterwards.

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scochran Sat 25-Apr-20 10:07:38

Just did les mills body combat on YouTube. I'll be feeling that for a few days.
Order kettle bells for home? Lots of stuff you can find online to do eith with those.
Fitness Blender free online does loads of great interval training of different difficulty and length.
I've got some good hills I can run up usually totally empty.

LivinLaVidaLoki Sat 25-Apr-20 10:13:48

I'm doing Les Mills GRIT classes online on their "on demand" service about 3 times a week and a few days a week we go out on bikes as a family.
I usually go to the gym 4 times a week (pre lockdown)

Fidgety31 Sat 25-Apr-20 10:19:47

I haven’t done anything. I normally go to the gun and swim 4-5 times a week
I don’t have motivation to do anything at home - that’s why I joined the leisure centre in the first place
I hope it reopens soon !

BasinHaircut Sat 25-Apr-20 10:21:35

My husband has been doing Les Mills on demand too. He is enjoying it and has been doing much more exercise than he would normally which is really positive.

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gamerchick Sat 25-Apr-20 10:23:50

Our gym went online. Hired out equipment at the start of lockdown. Seems to be doing the job.

PanicOnTheStreets85 Sat 25-Apr-20 10:25:54

I'd really recommend the Sweat app. It's a subscription thing but has a free trial. I'm doing PWR at Home which is a weights-based programme, but they have other programmes with HIIT, yoga etc.

I'm very unfit but hoping to come out of this in better shape and that is giving me something positive to focus on.

BasinHaircut Sat 25-Apr-20 10:27:23

Same @Fidgety31 I don’t usually manage to exercise at home either. I need the environment of the gym/studio but using zoom classes (with my usual teachers) and doing Joe Wicks with DS seems to be working at the moment. Like I say not my usual choice of exercise but if I tell myself it’s something I need to do for DS then apparently that makes it easier to do grin

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Fallstar Sat 25-Apr-20 10:27:31

I'm a regular gym-goer and during lockdown I'm exercising every day using workout videos, mainly Fitness Blender and Popsugar. I'm doing HIIT, body conditioning, weights, barre etc.

I've lost a few pounds, which has surprised me! I'm shielding, so can't go out, and that's why I'm motivated to do so much. I really don't want to lose fitness.

Rollergirl11 Sat 25-Apr-20 10:29:38

I used to swim 3 times a week (swimming 2k crawl in 40 mins each session) and 10 mins of ab work on the days not swimming. Now DD and I are running 2 or 3 times a week (varied between 5 - 7k each time) and doing a 30 min HIIT session and 10min abs workout 3 times a week.

Think I’m probably going exercising more now in lockdown, which is good, but eating a shit load of rubbish which not so good.

ThursdayLastWeek Sat 25-Apr-20 10:29:42

After completing C25k in the new year I’m back to running a couple of times a week - but nit too much because my injury isn’t completely gone.

My pilates teacher is doing a zoom class once a week so that’s good.

I also use fitness blender, and more recently Alice Liveings Instagram for strength based workouts. I have a small selection of dumbbells and resistance bands so I’m able to get something out of them.

Looking forward to lifting heavy again one day!

Rollergirl11 Sat 25-Apr-20 10:33:28

DD and I have been doing Heather Robertson and Chloe Ting on YouTube. I’ve seen people mention Popsugar and Fitness Blender a fair bit so will check them out.

Ronnie27 Sat 25-Apr-20 10:33:53

Treadmill and Wattbike in the garage luckily as dh is a keyworker and I’m wfh with the kids. I’ve got weights but haven’t used them as much as I usually do weirdly. I’ve been out running but not cycling as I usually do as don’t want to go too far from home.

The kids walk the dog, ride bikes and have a trampoline outside but they are used to a multitude of sports several times a week so I don’t think it compares for them.

BogRollBOGOF Sat 25-Apr-20 10:35:29

Business as near usual. Running several times per week. Yoga with Adriene. I went to one class regularly, and have had a go at that on Zoom. It's my background functional walking around level that I'm missing, about 15 brisk bursts of walking to school (different activities meaning multiple dropoffs/ pickups). I'm also finding it tough to actually get up and get going whereas I had a nice routine of getting up and starting the day with yoga. I seem to be catching up on a decade of lost lie-ins since having DCs grin

Shodan Sat 25-Apr-20 10:35:47

I'm on week 6 of the couch to 5k and actually quite enjoying it, which surprises me because I've never been a runner grin

Other than that- ds1, who normally goes to the gym 5 or 6 times a week, has bought a load of weightlifting equipment, so sometimes I do that. I also do a bunch of squats/tricep dips several times a week, have an ab roller, resistance bands and a flexibility strap so do whatever bits I fancy, when I fancy.

All of the above is really to help keep me in shape for when my karate classes start again (and I'm able to start up my own self defence classes).

I miss karate sad

PatchworkElmer Sat 25-Apr-20 10:37:14

Normally: gym goer (5-6 days a week), plus walking for about 4 hours a week.

Currently: Running on alternate days (have run 100k so far this month). Les Mills Body Balance 1-2 times a week. Pilates via zoom once a week. A couple of rebounding (mini trampoline) sessions a week. Have literally just taken delivery of a barbell so that I can do Body Pump tonight- this is good as I’m really missing using weights.

SimonJT Sat 25-Apr-20 10:38:05

I usually do quite a bit, I’m a rugby player so I have to keep in a certain condition for that. I don’t do a huge amount at the gym as I’m a single parent, so I already had quite a bit of equipment at home.

I’ve been doing
-insanity in the morning mon-fri
-daily challenges (squat and pushup)
-weights every other evening

The above is what I would usually do.
No usual rugby training but they have opened up the field so we can use it on a rota and use certain equipment. Twice a week I have been doing weighted sled runs. I would usually go to the gym in Saturday and Sunday, so I do the bulk of my weights on a sat and sun morning.

sar302 Sat 25-Apr-20 10:52:06

Currently doing PE with Joe Wicks every morning - it's just become habit really, and it kicks off my day. Plus my toddler finds him amusing.

I'm doing Barre sessions a couple of times a week, using the Barre3 YouTube channel. This was something new that I tried on a whim and I've been pleasantly surprised - I might try and find some real life classes once lockdown is over

My Pilates instructor is putting out mat videos on facebook (I'm having to forego weekly reformer classes, as I don't have a machine at home.)

I've also just bought a step! Which reminds me of my workouts circa 2003 at university.

If only I could stop stuffing my face with chocolate, i could emerge from lockdown possibly healthier than I entered...

noodlmcdoodl Sat 25-Apr-20 11:14:17

Cyclist here. I normally do 10-12 hours road cycling a week and about 3 of those hours will be towing (mix of road and trail) DS (age 3) in his trailer (he loves it and has been doing this since age 5 months). I’m still doing this, the only difference is more trailer riding as we’re going out for a family ride... so about 5 hours towing a week. On non towing days either DP or I take DS out for a few hours on his bike, he’s just graduated to his peddle bike. I’m enjoying the quiet roads and trails. I’ve been amazed and delighted by the number of non-cyclist types I’ve seen out cycling on my usual routes. Also loads of families out cycling together. I’m guessing the additional time and perception that cycling is now safer (due to lower traffic volumes) has given folk the confidence to get out there. I’d love to know what the stats are in terms of more people cycling.

Canyoutellilikrchocolate Sat 25-Apr-20 11:15:22

Cycling.
That’s my normal exercise so just continued

silverdollarcity Sat 25-Apr-20 11:27:50

@Shodan I know it's not the same, but there are lots of karate classes on YouTube. I do Shotokan (am new to it, having done Wado to 1st kyu level as a teenager). Lots of great Shotokan classes online adapted for small spaces. Maybe your instructor could set up classes via Zoom? We are doing this twice a week. Obviously it's not quite the same but it is brilliant to be able to do it, for the training and also the interaction. The sensei has done a great job of adapting things like kata so they work in a small space. Also make you think!

Happyralphymummy Sat 25-Apr-20 11:58:34

I'd usually go to the gym once a week and work out a couple of times in the house along with walking an average of 12000 steps a day. I'm now doing Jillian Michaels body revolution in the house 6 days a week. I get out to walk 2 times a week, would like it to be more but husband's health makes him really scared of us bringing the virus to the house so that's our comprise.

CodenameVillanelle Sat 25-Apr-20 12:01:15

I have a PT and usually see her once a fortnight with 3 weekly gym sessions. She's doing daily workouts (6 days Per week) via Skype for her clients which we can join as we wish so I've been doing 5 and am getting fitter than I was before! Did not expect that

ThePlatypusAlwaysTriumphs Sat 25-Apr-20 12:05:48

Another Les Mills subscriber here. Usually do a couple of combat classes a week, and did an extra spin class this week. We put some gym equipment (treadmill, spin bike, weights, tv) in the garage a few years ago, and it is a godsend now! It's usually just me and Dd2 who use it, but now the whole family are in there in rotation!

NeverYouMind123 Sat 25-Apr-20 12:06:07

I do a very specific arm exercise. It involves holding a glass object approximately 10 inches long, filled with liquid. I then raise said object to my mouth and tilt my head back. Then repeat many times. This exercise strengthens the forearm and stretches neck muscles, therefore benefiting both areas.

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