As gyms shut down around the nation, many Americans are finding it difficult to maintain their health and sanity while still doing their part to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Here are a few ways to maintain your healthy lifestyle from home.

Bodyweight Exercises

Looking to get more variety than is offered by classic exercises like burpees, squats, and push-ups? Consider trying TRX or resistance band exercises to your routine. Designed by an ex-Navy seal who found himself wanting to get a solid workout while on the go, you may have seen the black and yellow straps of TRX Systems hanging from equipment at your local gym. But TRX was designed to be used anywhere, not just in the gym, and it comes complete with removable, over the door mounting systems. If resistance training is your jam, it’s worth checking out this bodyweight training system. If you purchase a TRX system new, it comes with an app featuring customizable workouts.

Solo Outdoor Run or Cycle

As long as you are able to maintain a safe distance of at least six feet from people you don’t live with, running or cycling outdoors is still an option. As roads empty of cars and pollution levels plummet, consider exercising on roads, not trails. Roads are wider and provide ample space to adhere to social distancing protocols.

Sweat in a Digital Class

Planet Fitness is offering free at home training sessions at 7 p.m. Eastern. If you can’t make it to that, they are posting content to their Youtube channel regularly. As local gyms across the nation are forced to close their doors, many are offering free fitness classes online to keep their members and the general public sane. Check their websites and social media if you’re the kind of person who thrives on social interaction to stay on track with your fitness goals.

At AFEUSA, our priority is to help our members get the most out of life. That’s why we offer discounts on a wide variety of services, including online health and wellness classes through Burnalong. With Burnalong, members can join regularly scheduled classes or stay connected by creating their own private workout sessions with friends and family. AFEUSA members get 50% off their annual membership fee. To learn more, visit Burnalong.

by: Charles Jackson,
AFEUSA President

Charles Jackson President AFEUSA