19 May Fitness Programs You Can Pursue from Home
All across the country, people are walking, running and riding bikes. They haven’t been inspired by a powerful motivational speaker touting the benefits of fresh air and exercise. If they’re getting any private coaching, it is in the form of a virtual training session. In some areas, exercise is one of the few approved activities that people can pursue outside of the house.
It’s Like Riding a Bicycle
There’s that old saying about riding a bike that implies once you’ve learned how to do it, you never forget. Apparently, lots of Americans are putting that belief to the test.
As the New York Times reports, “In March, nationwide sales of bicycles, equipment and repair services nearly doubled compared with the same period last year, according to the N.P.D. Group, a market research company. Sales of commuter and fitness bikes in the same month increased 66 percent, leisure bikes jumped 121 percent, children’s bikes went up 59 percent and electric bikes rose 85 percent.”
In many bike shops – including both physical stores and online sites – selection is extremely limited so don’t be surprised if you see your buff neighbor, the guy who would normally go to the gym five times a week, riding out on a pink or purple bike.
In fact, as the Times says, “By the end of April, many stores and distributors had sold out of low-end consumer bikes. Now, the United States is facing a severe bicycle shortage as global supply chains, disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak, scramble to meet the surge in demand.”
If you weren’t lucky enough to get a bike before the supply ran out and are now patiently waiting in hopes of getting one, there are other fitness programs you can try out while you are under stay-at-home orders, including:
- Walking and running
- Yoga (you’ll find lots of different classes online, many available at no cost)
- Jazzercise (which is offering a free 14-day trial to its on-demand classes due to Covid-19)
- The Body Coach TV (which offers more than 250 free online workouts, most are 15- to 20-minutes long, which is great if you’re just getting started.)
You finally have time, so no more excuses! This is a great time to start a fitness program. Exercise will boost your endorphins (the feel-good hormone) and enhance your immune system. If you would like one-on-one sessions with life coach Max Jensen, contact us for a free consultation.