Finding Freedom During Quarantine
As growing numbers of people find themselves working from home, many of our daily routines are beginning to shift. No longer confined to a traditional 9-to-5 schedule, we may be struggling to adapt to our new schedule and spend our days in ways that feel productive.
Sometimes, the lack of structure can cause our work-life balance to go out of whack. It can be especially challenging to keep up with a fitness routine while working from home — but for our own physical and mental well-being, it’s essential that we stay active. In order to stay on track with our health goals, we have to prioritize and make time to move our bodies.
Finding freedom during quarantine isn’t always easy, but there are ways you can structure your schedule to create a healthy balance between your health and your work and family duties. Here are our tips for maintaining your exercise regimen while working from home, including how to incorporate personal training and the trends we’re seeing in the studio.
Block Out Time in Your Schedule
One of the most effective methods for keeping on track with your workouts is to actually schedule them in your calendar. Especially when working from home, it’s all too easy for our days to become filled with work and distractions. If your fitness is a priority for you, be proactive about making time for exercise so that it doesn’t fall by the wayside.
At the beginning of each week, you may want to sit down and look at your schedule so that you can see which days will be best for you to do your workouts. Pencil in a few times during the week that you know will work for you, and then treat your chosen workout dates as you would treat any other commitment (such as an appointment with your doctor or dentist). It might seem like extra effort, but your health and self-care are worth the investment!
Try Working Out at Odd Hours
The good news about working from home is that you may have more flexibility in your day for fitting in workouts. People used to have to squeeze in trips to the gym before or after work, or during lunch breaks, but now more people are working out at non-traditional times because they can. Our busiest hours at the studio are now between 9 am and 12 pm.
If you’re doing a virtual workout, you can choose any time that works for your schedule. But if you’d prefer to go to an actual gym, you may want to go in the early afternoon or at other odd times so you won’t be as likely to run into crowds. If you choose personal training in a fitness studio, we work with your schedule to find the best time for your schedule.
Give Personal Training or Virtual Coaching a Shot
If your workout routine could use a boost, a personal trainer or coach can give you some expert guidance and direction. You can go to a gym if you’re comfortable doing so, but if you’d rather stay at home, we suggest giving virtual coaching a try. Regardless, if you have specific fitness goals in mind, personal training and coaching can help you accomplish them.
When you’re working from home, it can be tricky to find time for yourself. But don’t forget to take time out of your day for your exercise needs — staying active is one of the best things you can do for your physical and mental health, and as a bonus, it’ll even help you perform better at work.