Adapting to a new normal


2020 has been the year of adapting to almost everything. We no longer work from the office but from home. We wear face masks, queue to enter the supermarkets and apply copious amounts of hand santitiser! None of us wanted to live like this but we have all learned to adapt.

Adapting also applies to our exercise. When gyms closed in March we were forced to find new ways of exercising. The good weather allowed us to find a new love of the great outdoors, ride a bike or go for a walk or run. We missed our gyms because for many they weren’t just for exercising, but also for socialising.

Then Lockdown 2.0 started in November 2020. This time it’s Autumn/Winter with dark, cold, rainy nights. It is harder to see people, but once again we must adapt. Our indoor gyms are closed once again, so how can we keep fit and connected?

Firstly you need to be in the mindset to adapt. For those who are used to doing a lot of exercises in a gym or with a Personal Trainer then your routines will have changed dramatically. Now more than ever it is important to continue to stay connected with your personal trainer. For example, Elysium Health and Fitness are adapting by offering online classes and outdoor personal training sessions. This allows you to stay on on track and keep connected.

For those missing your regular routines of swimming, HIIT classes or pilates, look for alternatives like online, live or archived classes and exercise apps. Whatever you do, just keep doing it! Just remember how great you feel after that workout.

For those who aren’t so active, there is no better time to invest in your health and fitness. Start by setting some goals. These don’t have to be huge goals, but enough to keep you focused and motivated. Start by something that is achievable like a walk each day and reaching your optimum 10,000 steps. For those who want something more challenging maybe look at the couch to 5k.

Whether further lockdowns happen in 2021 and beyond, now is the time to adapt your exercise routines. It will make it much easier in the long run.

Elysium Health and Fitness provide private 121 personal training sessions in their boutique fitness studios in Aldford, Chester and Tarporley, Cheshire. For more information visit their website, drop them an email, drop them a DM on Social media or give them a call 01244 620202 (Chester studio) 01829 781685.

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