Nearly everyone is experiencing a disruption in his or her day-to-day lives while undergoing social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Whether your challenges are adjusting to having your kids out of school, working from home, keeping up with your self-care, or trying to find a balance with all of the above, establishing a routine is the best way to achieve a sense of normalcy. If you have children at home create their schedule first, making sure to include time for their schoolwork, physical activity, meals, chores, and free time. Once you have their schedule down it will be easier to create your own. While creating your schedule for taking care of the kids, completing work assignments, preparing and eating meals, and performing household chores, it is important to make sure to include time for self-care such relaxation and, you guessed it, exercise.
Keeping up with your fitness routine will not only keep you on track with your fitness goals but will also ensure you are lowering stress levels. Exercise not only slows the release of stress hormones, but it can also boost your immune system and allow for better sleep. Workout videos can be accessed through many different platforms online and many gyms are incorporating an online regime to their programs to provide their members with accessible content. Here at BR Krav Maga & Kickboxing, we have created a Facebook group for members to watch live videos with our instructors leading them through workouts including kickboxing fitness, Krav Maga conditioning, and Sculpt classes which are strengthening and toning classes that have different focuses such as core, glutes, legs, arms, and back. Signing in to these classes gives you a thirty-minute, trainer lead workout guaranteed to keep you on track for your goals while you are at home. You can do these workouts with your kids as a form of P.E. or you can use this as an opportunity for some alone time to focus on yourself. Whether your goals include, weight loss, increased cardio endurance, toning muscle, higher energy levels, or any combination of the above, BR Krav Maga & Kickboxing has videos to help you get there.
Make the most of your social distancing by forming a schedule that includes time for self-care and sticking to it. Stay safe!