3 MOVE EVERY HOUR
When you don’t have anywhere to be, it’s easy to sit in our chair/couch/bed for hours on end with very little purpose. To break this up,we suggest doing one easy bodyweight movement daily.
Every hour from 9am – 5pm, do 10 – 20 of this movement.
If you miss an hour? No biggie, double them up the next hour.
If you miss 3 hours? Blend ‘em all together and move for a couple of minutes when the next hour rolls around!
The point is not to make the movements brutally hard or build strength right now, it’s just to get you up and moving for a few seconds at least every hour. Although a very simple task, this in itself will have a positive impact on your health including improved circulation, a stress relief, and maintaining bone mass to say the least!
Set an hourly alarm or timer if you need to!
Recommendations for movements:
- Air squats
- Step ups
- Good mornings
- Sit ups
- 1 min plank
- 1 min superman hold
- Push ups
- Jumping jacks
- High knees
- Butt kicks
- Roll downs
…to name a few, the list is endless!
4 GO FOR LONG WALKS
Long walks are a great antidote to cabin fever and have a lot of other added benefits too.
- Walking activates your parasympathetic nervous system (aka your CHILL OUT nervous system) – which will help your immune system so you aren’t stressed out all of the time.
- Low intensity steady state cardio (esp when done fasted), such as long walks, keep your metabolism and daily calorie burn up!
Just make sure to keep a safe distance from others and it will be one of the best things you can do for your health!
5 WORKOUT AT HOME
While working out home might not be the most ideal because of space and equipment constraints, it sure beats not moving at all.
There are PLENTY of home programs on the internet right now. While it may be tempting to try them all out, we find that it’s better to find one that you like and stick with it. Having regular programming and a fixed schedule really helps with compliance and discipline!
We have released a few home workout videos on our YouTube channel too! Check them out here
- Join an online live streaming class
Almost all studios are offering online classes right now and you can hop in right now to get that accountability and community feel!
Plus, this is a GREAT way to support your favourite gym/studio/trainer – all our businesses are HURTING right now and by supporting them during this period it will ensure that you have a studio to go back to when this is all over!
Breathe is offering an unlimited pass during this circuit breaker period for 99 SGD. Single sessions are available at 15 SGD.
- Book an online personal training session
This is a GREAT way to get the accountability, PLUS a program personalised to you, and someone still watching. encouraging, and correcting your form.
This will both motivate you to get your workouts done, and give you accountability to know someone will be checking up on whether you have completed them or not.
Plus, let’s be honest – when you pay a premium for something, you are more likely to use it.
Message your local gym/studio or favourite trainer and see if they can offer this service – again, it’s a great way to support your gym and trainers, who will likely have a lot less hours right now and will love the opportunity to support you just as much as you love supporting them.
To support our community and allow easier access to everyone, we are offering 40% off our usual rack rates for online private Pilates sessions.
- Private session with senior instructors SGD 80
- Private session with instructor SGD 65
- Duet session with instructor SGD 48 each
- Private group with instructor SGD 27 each (min 3 max)
- Set up an activity schedule for yourself.
- Get a minimum of 6,000 steps per day. BEST = 8,000 – 10,000.
- Do at least 1 home workout this week!
This can be by yourself, live-streamed, or book a personal training session with us here!
If you have any questions about your health and wellness during this period, please feel free to reach out to us. We are all in this together.