Covid-19 and keeping fit



  • What is everyone here doing? Gyms still open? Feeling at risk?

    Just interested in how well set up you all feel to keep motivated and working like you were going to the gym.
    The gym my son trains out of in London has decided to remain open (with extra cleaning etc) for as long as possible and he is already doing home visits for clients.

    As marketing for his online training he has done a free home workout program ( https://www.wiredcoaching.com/fitness-programmes/covid-19 )

    I'm trying to convince him to come home and just do his online stuff until this shit dies down but he is reluctant while he can still keep clients going.

    How's it all panning out for you fitness inclined bunch?



  • @Crucial I'm in 14 day self iso starting today. Am in Queenstown.

    I'm planning on running at least every second day with walks on the off days.

    Offset by copious amounts of wine delivered by Countdown.



  • Yesterday bought an armcurl bar, dumbell set, weight plates & yoga mat. Bench and a fitness step arrive in the next couple days. Doing runs round the block (still coming back slowly from ankle injury) and for a bit of a change have started using a boxing game on my VR set as well, surprisingly good workout.

    Reckon fitness is more important now than ever.



  • Given that my form of exercise at this time of the year (playing football) has now been suspended until early May, going for walks might be it for me.



  • My gym is still open, less people there. Had to use the hand sanitizer to get in, and everything had been cleaned and you cleaned the equipment you used.

    Very clear that if you didn’t feel well to stay home.



  • I run 4 days a week, and then do home workouts the other 3 days. Skipping is a nice one if you have a backyard / empty street / courtyard. At the moment the lockdown is only on gatherings and still only recommended so nothing stopping me running.

    If it goes France / Italy style health arrest it could be a different scene, but I'm not sure it will come to that here. All Euro government guidelines suggest it will ... but my kids are still going to school FFS!



  • All gyms closed where I am, both commercial gyms and those in apartment buildings (both of which I use). Good excuse for me to start running again, although it is starting to get bloody hot out (nearing 30 degs by 9am) so it's been tough going. In addition, my gym has kindly given all members access to Les Mills online, which has a heap of home workouts. Could be worse, really.



  • @junior where are you Junior? I also do all my running these days in 32-34 degree heat (Bali), with the added humidity it's just a totally different game. It's no longer about the legs, it's all about hydration and pacing and breathing. And weight - being a fat cnt is a definite disadvantage!



  • Starting to cool off here, so the morning walk is back on IF I can get up early enough.

    The bonus of this work from home thing during COVID is I probably don't need to.



  • @Crucial said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    What is everyone here doing? Gyms still open? Feeling at risk?

    Just interested in how well set up you all feel to keep motivated and working like you were going to the gym.
    The gym my son trains out of in London has decided to remain open (with extra cleaning etc) for as long as possible and he is already doing home visits for clients.

    As marketing for his online training he has done a free home workout program ( https://www.wiredcoaching.com/fitness-programmes/covid-19 )

    I'm trying to convince him to come home and just do his online stuff until this shit dies down but he is reluctant while he can still keep clients going.

    How's it all panning out for you fitness inclined bunch?

    Yesterday, the Virgin gym in Wimbledon was still active.



  • @voodoo said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    @junior where are you Junior? I also do all my running these days in 32-34 degree heat (Bali), with the added humidity it's just a totally different game. It's no longer about the legs, it's all about hydration and pacing and breathing. And weight - being a fat cnt is a definite disadvantage!

    In the Gulf, where temps are currently climbing, but the humidity is still relatively low. Morning and evening running are fine but anything after about 9am is getting harder



  • I will continue my home based fitness as usual. Husband has stopped going the Gym but he mainly went swimming there so that will stop for a while, neither of us would trust the cleanliness of other people now....



  • I don't need to worry. I fucked my shoulder three weeks ago so the only thing I'm doing is rehab.



  • Exercise is allowed here in France as long as you do it alone and have your note and ID with you. So business as usual for me.



  • Pretty sure our gym is still open and it's usually pretty quiet...she'll be right with hand cleaner between different exercises right?

    Have a bunch of dumbbells, a couple of kettlebells, skipping ropes at home as well as some cones and a ladder for sprint drills. Weather is getting a bit milder so might have to bust out to the park once or twice a week.



  • I train weights through the week , 3 nights , gym is still open and doing the new hygene thing where you have to disinfect after using each piece of equipment , I usually go around 2 - 3 in the afternoon , so its still fairly quiet then .

    I mountain bike on weekends . both days , no probs there



  • My local gym (Owned by a good mate) is 24/7 and still open. Hand Sanitiser required on arrival and leaving but also placed everywhere so most are doing it throughout workouts. Whole place gets a big wipe down 3 time’s a day. I’m doing weights there 5 days a week but trying to do more of my cardio outdoors (as we really should anyway) so mountain biking or just on the streets if need be.

    Wife runs two pilates studios which are still open for now. Similar approach to sanitising for attendees but also getting them to wipe down reformers pre and post workout with equipment we have supplied. Numbers are down as expected but some new joiners as their gyms have closed



  • Btw I think fitness is key at the best of times and even more so when difficult.

    Heaps of free home training programmes out there is gyms are closed.

    Also keep eating well, including lots of fresh brightly coloured veges is a must. I’m supplementing heavy on vitamin C as well as zinc and vitamin D



  • @JK said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    Btw I think fitness is key at the best of times and even more so when difficult.

    Heaps of free home training programmes out there is gyms are closed.

    Also keep eating well, including lots of fresh brightly coloured veges is a must. I’m supplementing heavy on vitamin C as well as zinc and vitamin D

    Same here I take vit c with zinc , vit d and b complex every day on top of a healthy diet.🙌🏻 I'm pretty sure they do something, I went through a stage a year ago getting every bug going and started those and felt the difference. Does anyone take magnesium? Heard good stuff about it.



  • @mooshld said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    Exercise is allowed here in France as long as you do it alone and have your note and ID with you. So business as usual for me.

    😉

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  • @pakman said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    @Crucial said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    What is everyone here doing? Gyms still open? Feeling at risk?

    Just interested in how well set up you all feel to keep motivated and working like you were going to the gym.
    The gym my son trains out of in London has decided to remain open (with extra cleaning etc) for as long as possible and he is already doing home visits for clients.

    As marketing for his online training he has done a free home workout program ( https://www.wiredcoaching.com/fitness-programmes/covid-19 )

    I'm trying to convince him to come home and just do his online stuff until this shit dies down but he is reluctant while he can still keep clients going.

    How's it all panning out for you fitness inclined bunch?

    Yesterday, the Virgin gym in Wimbledon was still active.

    Is that the one near Colliers Wood end? We lived a couple of minutes walk from there.

    I never understood how there were enough virgins in Wimbledon for that gym to be viable.

    If they close, Bounce (Wimbledon Park and New Malden) are still going with strong prevention.



  • @NTA said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    Starting to cool off here, so the morning walk is back on IF I can get up early enough.

    The bonus of this work from home thing during COVID is I probably don't need to.

    Huh, It's been cool for a couple of weeks now. Shit summer (due to fires/torrential rain) and then winter started for a day last week.

    Supposed to be a scorcher tomorrow though which will be nice.

    On the actual exercise things, I did practice walks on the balcony over the last week when I was home with the remnants of my flu. It's doable ... my balcony is massive.



  • @Nepia said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    @NTA said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    Starting to cool off here, so the morning walk is back on IF I can get up early enough.

    The bonus of this work from home thing during COVID is I probably don't need to.

    Huh, It's been cool for a couple of weeks now. Shit summer (due to fires/torrential rain) and then winter started for a day last week.

    Doesn't count until it gets below 15C and even then, barely. You wuss.



  • @NTA said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    @Nepia said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    @NTA said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    Starting to cool off here, so the morning walk is back on IF I can get up early enough.

    The bonus of this work from home thing during COVID is I probably don't need to.

    Huh, It's been cool for a couple of weeks now. Shit summer (due to fires/torrential rain) and then winter started for a day last week.

    Doesn't count until it gets below 15C and even then, barely. You wuss.

    Hey, if I have to close one of the lounge windows in the evening then it's cool!



  • @Nepia what kind of psycho loves a 35C day? Honestly...



  • @NTA said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    @Nepia what kind of psycho loves a 35C day? Honestly...

    👍🏾 👍🏾

    This one.



  • @Crucial said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    @pakman said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    @Crucial said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    What is everyone here doing? Gyms still open? Feeling at risk?

    Just interested in how well set up you all feel to keep motivated and working like you were going to the gym.
    The gym my son trains out of in London has decided to remain open (with extra cleaning etc) for as long as possible and he is already doing home visits for clients.

    As marketing for his online training he has done a free home workout program ( https://www.wiredcoaching.com/fitness-programmes/covid-19 )

    I'm trying to convince him to come home and just do his online stuff until this shit dies down but he is reluctant while he can still keep clients going.

    How's it all panning out for you fitness inclined bunch?

    Yesterday, the Virgin gym in Wimbledon was still active.

    Is that the one near Colliers Wood end? We lived a couple of minutes walk from there.

    I never understood how there were enough virgins in Wimbledon for that gym to be viable.

    If they close, Bounce (Wimbledon Park and New Malden) are still going with strong prevention.

    Good to know. My office is in Worple Road opposite the Virgin gym.



  • @pakman said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    @Crucial said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    @pakman said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    @Crucial said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    What is everyone here doing? Gyms still open? Feeling at risk?

    Just interested in how well set up you all feel to keep motivated and working like you were going to the gym.
    The gym my son trains out of in London has decided to remain open (with extra cleaning etc) for as long as possible and he is already doing home visits for clients.

    As marketing for his online training he has done a free home workout program ( https://www.wiredcoaching.com/fitness-programmes/covid-19 )

    I'm trying to convince him to come home and just do his online stuff until this shit dies down but he is reluctant while he can still keep clients going.

    How's it all panning out for you fitness inclined bunch?

    Yesterday, the Virgin gym in Wimbledon was still active.

    Is that the one near Colliers Wood end? We lived a couple of minutes walk from there.

    I never understood how there were enough virgins in Wimbledon for that gym to be viable.

    If they close, Bounce (Wimbledon Park and New Malden) are still going with strong prevention.

    Good to know. My office is in Worple Road opposite the Virgin gym.

    Bit of a stretch to call Sainsburys an “office” 😉
    You must be run off your feet with all the shelf stocking.



  • @Crucial said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    @pakman said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    @Crucial said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    @pakman said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    @Crucial said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    What is everyone here doing? Gyms still open? Feeling at risk?

    Just interested in how well set up you all feel to keep motivated and working like you were going to the gym.
    The gym my son trains out of in London has decided to remain open (with extra cleaning etc) for as long as possible and he is already doing home visits for clients.

    As marketing for his online training he has done a free home workout program ( https://www.wiredcoaching.com/fitness-programmes/covid-19 )

    I'm trying to convince him to come home and just do his online stuff until this shit dies down but he is reluctant while he can still keep clients going.

    How's it all panning out for you fitness inclined bunch?

    Yesterday, the Virgin gym in Wimbledon was still active.

    Is that the one near Colliers Wood end? We lived a couple of minutes walk from there.

    I never understood how there were enough virgins in Wimbledon for that gym to be viable.

    If they close, Bounce (Wimbledon Park and New Malden) are still going with strong prevention.

    Good to know. My office is in Worple Road opposite the Virgin gym.

    Bit of a stretch to call Sainsburys an “office” 😉
    You must be run off your feet with all the shelf stocking.

    Hah! I'm not unacquainted with those shelves, but work next door. Not much there on Tuesday by lunchtime!



  • Im not using my gym but it's still open. I went to put my service on hold and the bastards are going to charge us a minor fee for 6 weeks and then straight back to full price.

    Im waiting for the mrs work to close so I can use it with no one in it. She'll be out of work but I'll have safe access to a gym.



  • @Nepia said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    @NTA said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    @Nepia what kind of psycho loves a 35C day? Honestly...

    👍🏾 👍🏾

    This one.

    Man I'm so happy being back in a cooler climate. From 33 every day ro a high of 16 today, awesome.

    Did a 1hr walk with the fam this morning, then a 4km run with the older kids, then a 7km run on my own after dropping them home.

    The QT- Frankton is so good.



  • @voodoo said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    @Nepia said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    @NTA said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    @Nepia what kind of psycho loves a 35C day? Honestly...

    👍🏾 👍🏾

    This one.

    Man I'm so happy being back in a cooler climate. From 33 every day ro a high of 16 today, awesome.

    Did a 1hr walk with the fam this morning, then a 4km run with the older kids, then a 7km run on my own after dropping them home.

    The QT- Frankton is so good.

    That sounds awful - today was the best day we've had in Sydney in ages.



  • @Nepia after 3 months of 32-34 degrees @ 90% humidity, EVERY SINGLE DAY, I am loving the cooler temps here.

    Aside from my run, I didn't sweat all day today - first time in 90 days I can say that!!! 🤣



  • Looks like LesMills have provided free at-home workouts during the virus outbreak.
    Bloody good on them!

    https://watch.lesmillsondemand.com/at-home-workouts



  • @voodoo said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    @Nepia after 3 months of 32-34 degrees @ 90% humidity, EVERY SINGLE DAY, I am loving the cooler temps here.

    Aside from my run, I didn't sweat all day today - first time in 90 days I can say that!!! 🤣

    34 degrees in Sydney today! 👊🏽

    I actually went for a swim!



  • @Nepia only 25 here and I went for a swim today, and yesterday and the day before, you sound like a wuss 😉



  • @taniwharugby said in Covid-19 and keeping fit:

    @Nepia only 25 here and I went for a swim today, and yesterday and the day before, you sound like a wuss 😉

    It doesn't need to be 34 for me to swim, mostly the bushfires fucked the swimming this year.




  • Thought a few of you might benefit from this... 😉

    But seriously there are no excuses when there are lots of free resources to work out from home, I've had a lazy weekend and less active week working from home. I can see how it would be easy to put on a few lbs and get down, need to keep moving. Tomorrow's a fresh start going plan a routine for midday I think to perk me up for the afternoon.



  • Had to move all the reformers around in our pilates studio so everyone is 1.5m apart which has result in us now having a couple of them in the garage so looks like I will be doing some pilates now with my own personal instructor!

    Also managed a good week of riding last week - great exercise in isolation. 86km for the week which is a fair bit for me and a fair bit of it off road too.



  • I panic bought some sports and play equipment on Saturday. For the kids and me. Rebel Sport home exercise area was busy.

    Really hoping that swing-ball set ordered online makes it in time !!!!!!!!!


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