No Gym? No Problem!
It has been a pretty strange past two weeks with lots of changes. If you are an avid gym goer, one of those changes may involve loss of access to your gym. If you find yourself without a gym and in need of a way to work out here are some ideas.
Just Walk ♂️
Yup a workout doesn’t need to leave you on the floor unable to move, walking is a great form of physcial activity and everyone can do it free of charge. I have noticed a lot more people out on the road and trails walking and running. Not only does walking get you moving but it also has many other benefits like getting some Vitamin D and entraining your circadian rhythm. In my own personal physical activity plan, walking forms the base of what I do.
Beyond walking what is next? Well you want to maintain or even build muscle (which is totally doable without access to a gym!) you will need to put your body under load. For that I would point you to the guys at Mind Pump. They offer some great resources.
First you can sign up for their FREE 30 day of coaching program. This program will require you to have some fitness equipment like a barbell and dumbbell, so if you have those, this would be perfect to get started with.
They also offer an at home workout program, MAPs Anywhere, that just requires some rubber bands and your body weight. Due to the epidemic we are in, they are offering the program at 50% off when you use the code WHITE50 at checkout. I own this program and highly recommend it.
My friend’s Tyler and Luis from Ketogains have also published a PDF with some body weight workouts you can do at home and don’t require any equipment.
Yoga is also a great workout you can do with just your body (and can also help you relax in these stressful times). My go to yoga workouts come from Man Flow Yoga. They publish a bunch of free stuff on YouTube, but also have a membership site with tons of workouts on them. Another resource is Do Yoga With Me which has a lot of free yoga workouts. Be sure to check out your local yoga studio as well. Many are streaming classes daily and it’s a great time to support local businesses.
Own a TRX? If not you should it is a great (cheap) piece of home workout equipment that is perfect for when you can’t make it to the gym or something that you can throw in your suitcase when you are on the go.
I published a set a videos showing how you can use a TRX in your hotel room to get a workout. You can easily do this at home as well.