Even with lockdown rules easing, social distancing is still solidly in place and our beloved fitness venues continue to have closed doors. But when one door closes, another (digital) door opens...
During times of isolation, the upheaval to your everyday routines can play havoc on your mental health. Humans are social creatures and when we don't have frequent social interactions (and are stuck inside for most of the day), mental health can begin a steady spiral downwards.
Due to the world-wide lockdown, two main mindsets seem to have emerged as a way to deal with the strange circumstances and is raising the debate of which is better when it comes to online fitness classes: on-demand or live-streaming workouts.
In case you missed it, there has never been more choice when it comes to working out online, both on demand and live-stream.
The alarm goes off, I look at my sports bra and my leggings laying on the chair and quickly grab them, ready to hit the mat. However, I am not going for my usual ten-minute walk to the gym.
Although a long period of isolation and restricted movement will be necessary to safeguard public health during the coronavirus situation, it has been acknowledged that it could well have a detrimental impact on people’s mental health.
If you, like us, were loving your workout routine pre-Covid19, this lockdown may have taken the wind out of your sails. Whether your 2020 goal was toning, weight-loss, muscle-build, or just to increase your fitness and stamina, you might be thinking you'll have to apply the brakes to those goals now.
We’re all in the same boat. The COVID-19 lockdown and necessary self-isolation measures mean that all of us are spending more time at home.