Guest post by Anya Willis of

What does your fitness program look like right now? During the pandemic, it’s been tough to stay on top of a routine resembling a normal life, especially if you’re a parent. These fitness tips can help with developing a solid regimen so you and yours stay happy and healthy.

Fitness Tip #1: Decide on your daily grind

When everyone suddenly was sent to their homes, daily schedules and routines fell by the wayside. However, establishing a daily grind that fits with the so-called “new normal” can definitely help everyone stay on track with their health, as well as encourage a sense of control at a time that otherwise might feel out of control.

  • A physical schedule posted where your whole family can see it can be your best ally right now. 
  • Look for ways to make your morning routine easier
  • To keep your minds and bodies strong and healthy during this time, ensure a healthy breakfast is part of your daily schedule. 
  • Be sure to set a time for meditation every day for your mental and emotional wellness. 
  • Decide what time of day you will exercise every day and whether it will be a family activity or part of your “me time” or a blend of both.

Fitness Tip #2: Exercises and options

You might be used to attending classes or working with an instructor, personal trainer, or fitness buddy to help keep your plans on track. Be sure to find alternatives that make sense for you and your family members. 

  • If you need some flexibility, love to play music the rest of your family hates, or just like to let loose without anybody watching, exercising alone has its perks. 
  • There is nothing wrong with making your fitness sessions a private event, although sometimes working out with your kids can be an ideal way to bond.
  • For kid-friendly fitness routines, you can explore online classes and studios that are suitable for all ages and skill levels.
  • Consider including your significant other in your workout, as there are many ways it could benefit your relationship.
  • Find ways to still exercise even though you have a busy schedule.

Fitness Tip #3: Create a great space

If you’re not ready to return to the gym or the fitness facilities in your area haven’t reopened, this can throw a wrench in your workout routine. However, when it comes to at-home solutions, options abound:

  • You can still get an intense workout with minimal elbow room and equipment. 
  • Decide how to best place your equipment for a satisfying workout experience.
  • Many people don’t have the space or funds for equipment right now, but Self explains you can still get a full-body workout in with no equipment at all.
  • Keep your space tidy to help cut down on anxiety and stress.

For more great fitness tips on proper exercise and weight loss, spend some time looking through MedFanatic’s Fitness section.

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