Since the outbreak of COVID-19, many fitness stars and celebrity trainers have been sharing no-equipment, at-home workouts on Instagram which are suitable to do indoors while many of us are living under a lockdown or self-isolating. Here we round up some of the workouts that have been posted in the last few days to help keep you moving at home.
The hugely popular trainer Kayla Itsines has posted many workout ideas since the outbreak of COVID-19. She’s taken to Instagram once again to share a no-equipment workout, which is ideal if you didn’t have time to go and buy any sports equipment before you started self-isolating. Kayla also adds that if you lay down a mat or towel that’s all the space you need, and she includes the amount of reps and time you need to ensure a full workout.
Gunnar Peterson has shown his Instagram followers how they can work out with objects they probably already have lying around at home, from big bottles of detergents instead of weights, and a broom to replace a barbell. Peterson does his workout outdoors, but if you’re not lucky enough to have any outdoor space, you can easily take the workout indoors.
Shakira’s trainer, Anna Kaiser, has shared on her Instagram page three lower body moves which you can do with virtually no equipment — all you need is two towels — and all you need is the amount of space equal to an exercise mat. Anna says that you don’t even need to do them all at once, and instead can break up your day sat working at home with one of the exercises to help you “refocus and boost your energy.”
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Tracy Anderson, who has famously trained the likes of Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow, has been using her Instagram page to share snippets of upcoming workouts which her fans can stream online. If you’re not a subscriber, then you can follow Tracy’s latest video, which is a full arm sequence so you can get a proper upper body workout with no equipment needed.
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