26th Oct 2020
And just when you think you’ve seen it all, there’s a woman using her sofa as an at-home leg press
When it comes to your current fitness regime, you’re likely to fall into one of two distinct and extreme camps. Those whose only cardiovascular activity is vigorously reaching into the snack cupboard, and those who are seemingly taking this imposed downtime to get ‘prison ripped’.
Instagrammers confined indoors are getting real inventive, real quick: turning to everything from furniture to fiancés to keep their workouts interesting.
Case in point:
No boyfriend? No problem.
Turns out, with gyms and fitness studios closed, we can make do just fine. My own roommate has taken to sprinting the stairs of the apartment building in intervals (like a true glutton for punishment), while other folks are utilising cans of beans as makeshift dumbbells.
It goes without saying that there are countless fitness modalities you can stream right now from the safe surroundings of your living room too, or maybe you were in the camp who had taken to solo outdoor running/hiking to stop cabin fever setting in during the earlier weeks of March.
As someone who has frequented the type of ’boutique’ New York City workout studios that infamously charge up to $40 for 45-minutes of sweating, I’m enjoying the opportunity to save a buck while trying to maintain some semblance of strength and fitness.
Here are tried-and-true broke girl 101 hacks learned over the years that are coming in pretty handy right now:
Use towels as sliders
Take an Instagram Live class (and support your favourite trainers)
Perfect your pushup form
Use chairs to work your glutes
Do a bodyweight workout
Go old school
Amp up leg day with a pair of socks
Fire up your core in just five minutes
Read more: This Instagram account is a must-follow for working from home outfit inspiration
Read more: Want to get more done while working from home? Try wearing a bra
Read more: Irish man compiles list of free services to keep you entertained during Covid-19
“Packing the whole family into the car, arguing over the right way to go, and trying to keep the kids...
Should you wait until your child is five to start ‘big’ school? We asked child psychologists for their advice
Do you start your child in school as soon as he or she is eligible, or do you wait a...
I remember, in the days after my sister gave birth to her third child, Chance – who is now a...
Everything changed for this IMAGE staff member when she was diagnosed with melanoma. Now, she’s encouraging young women to be...