Whether you've taken up yoga or started trail running during the pandemic, chances are you tried some new form of exercise just as an excuse to move around. As some stores and even gyms start opening back up, you might be thinking about how to keep your quarantine workout habits going, especially if you're going back to work.
"Right now, people are prioritizing exercise because it’s the only time of day to get in movement," says Elise Rose, a lead instructor for the indoor studio cycling franchise CycleBar in Chicago. "As we begin to return to real life, you may find yourself slacking on your workouts, but it’ll be equally as important to keep your body moving and get your heart rate up daily as it was in quarantine."
There's nothing wrong with maintaining the exact same home workout routine even if you can go back to the gym, says Mecayla Froerer, a certified personal trainer and director of at-home personal training community iFit Training. "Maintaining exercise habits can be difficult when we start commuting again," Froerer tells Bustle. "One way to combat additional commuting time by going to the gym each day is to jump on a piece of in-home exercise equipment instead."
That might mean going out and buying a jump rope, or it might mean continuing to work out with the kettlebell you managed to snag before they all sold out. It's also totally OK if your new schedule means you just don't have the energy or time to work out anymore. Whatever your post-pandemic workout situation is, you can maintain your quarantine workout habits with these seven training tips from fitness pros.