Feel like a kick-butt boxing workout to help release a little self isolation frustration? Or perhaps a relaxing stretch routine to help release some of that working-from-home tension? Listening to your body (and mind) and matching your workouts to your mood (or needs) can be super beneficial at this time!
Exercise can be whatever YOU need it to be!
Sometimes we need need exercise to be easy, gentle, flowing, releasing, relaxing. Sometimes we need exercise to challenge us, push us, and develop us. And sometimes, we need exercise that will ease aching muscles or help release happy hormones.
Below are three at home workouts designed to match your self-isolation moods.
These are based on the the workouts we do in our online-community!
EXTRA TIP: These past couple of weeks I’ve had many conversations with women who are feeling exhausted, anxious and overwhelmed by self isolation and working from home. If you’re struggling to fit exercise into your week, but also really want to fit exercise into your week because you know it will do you the world of good – I highly recommend reading this article first! These four tips are literally what I’ve been discussing THE MOST with women over the last couple of weeks. Need to chat some more? Reach out for support beautiful lady – I’m just a phone call away.
1. Stress Buster Workout
This workout is designed to help you de-stress. It can leave you feeling peaceful and refreshed, yet also accomplished.
Take your time. There’s no rush. Take big deep belly breathes and focus on relaxing your body. Let go of the tension in your shoulders (ie. shoulders back and down, not hunched) ensure your weight is spread evenly in your feet (ie. don’t aggressively grip your toes into the mat), keep your knees soft and movements light.
Take as long as you need in the warm up and do each move for as long, or as little as you like. Let go of what ever is taking up space in your head and relax into the music and the moves.
PS. This is based on the BEAUTIFUL workouts in our online-community!
2. Energy Booster Workout
This workout is designed to BOOST your energy, not drain it. It can leave you feeling motivated, inspired and energised!
Take out the jumps and opt for shallow (rather than deep) moves if you need. Keep your movements controlled and comfortable. Make the moves work for you. Keep your posture on point and focus on your breathing (aim for even breathes rather than short and fast).
Start by taking 5 deep breathes. Then move into a full body warm up. Get the oxygen flowing a little before busting into the workout.
Do each move for 30seconds, rest for 15seconds. Complete the entire set of exercises two or three times depending on your energy levels.
PS. This is based on the ENERGY workouts in our online-community!
3. Confidence Builder Workout
This workout is designed to challenge you and your focus. It can leave you feeling strong, capable and confident!
The pulses and holds will be a little uncomfortable (but should NOT be painful!) so you’ll need to focus on good posture and even breathing.
Start by taking 5 deep breathes. Then do a full body warm up to get the oxygen flowing a little first.
Complete each set of moves 2-3 times in a row with minimal rest between. Then have a quick rest and posture reset before moving to the next set of moves. Complete the entire workout 2-3 times.
You got this!
PS. This is based on the STRONG workouts in our online-community!
4. At Home Workout Tip – YOUR MINDSET MATTERS!
If you glanced over the above and thought to yourself…
- “I’m not fit enough to do that workout”
- “I don’t know how to do any of those moves”
- “I’ll get back into exercise when all this calms down a little”
…checking in with your MINDSET is a good place to start!