Fact: Regular exercise makes us feel really good.
To quote the wise Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy.”
But right now, if you’re a regular gym-goer, group class exerciser, hot yoga lover or reformer Pilates person, you might be missing your regular workout routine. A lot.
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Social distancing and self-isolation measures recommended by the Australia Government, like working from home and staying indoors (you can find out the most up-to-date coronavirus information here), are necessary to stop the spread of COVID-19. But it’s OK to feel down or a bit miffed they’re messing with your fitness levels.
Moving your body in some form, even just for a few minutes a day, is also really important for our mental health during a time when we don’t have access to our regular sources of social connection like work, social sport, parents group or family catch-ups.
So, to get you through, here is our roundup of 14 Instagram accounts to follow for great at-home workouts you can do while self-isolating.
From high-intensity workouts and no-equipment full-body circuits, to mat Pilates videos and yoga tutorials, you’ll find it all here. BYO motivation.
1. Kirsty Godso @kirstygodso
Kirsty is a Nike Master Trainer, which would suggest her workouts might be hard.
Yes, you’ll see a lot about high-intensity circuits and plyometric jumping squats, but her most recent workouts are genius for doing at home because the only piece of equipment required is… a pair of socks.
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SOCK IT TO ME ✔️✔️✔️ Quick glutes, legs and abs sizzler you can cook up in the kitchen and all you need is some socks ???????????? 1. Reverse Sock Lunge x 10 + Skater Lunge x 10. Stack Right knee over Right ankle, push weight down through your front foot, especially the heel. Left leg extends straight back, hinge torso forward. You’re working the standing side (Right in video), so control the move through your right foot! 2. Lateral Sock Lunge x 10 + Lateral Skater x 10. Sit hips back as you extend your left leg out straight to the side. Push through your Right foot to starting position. Stay low in the skaters like you’re holding an isometric squat. 3. Wide Sock Sweep x 10. Anchor weight down through Right foot as you sweep your left leg in a wide arc crossing all the way out to the right. Left leg stays straight. * Repeat 1-3 on other side* 4. Sock Pikes. Tuck chin as you pike your hips up. Try and be light through your feet. 5. Modified 90 degree Abs! Right foot stays on the floor as right knee drives in to right elbow, slides under body and out to the left. Alternate sides. 10 reps each leg. Maintain a strong plank the whole time! 6. Single Leg Bear Skate ???? Hover in Bear position: knees under hips, hands under shoulders, knees just off the floor. Pick Left foot up and skate back with right leg. 10 reps then switch. STAY HEALTHY. STAY MOVING????????❤️ @niketraining @pyrogirls