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3 reasons ONLINE exercise is the way of the future In Wa

We’ve been living in COVID-19 restrictions for 8 weeks now. I can already hear you saying…. LET ME OUT!!

Aside from recent physical distancing measures impacting the way we usually exercise and live our lives; I think more people are going to work from home going forward. More and more jobs are being done remotely which means you could be sitting at a café in Kalbarri or watching the surf break in Margaret River while you work.

We’ve always had a lot of people in WA living mobile and/ or remote lifestyles. Enjoying travelling around our outback and along our wonderful coastline. Or even living and working on farms. Why should our desire to live these lifestyles impact our physical and mental health? Why can’t we meet with our exercise physiologist virtually or attend a group exercise class online? Well, we can. And recent events have fast-tracked our healthcare system into the digital age. Here are the top 3 reasons online exercise is the way of the future in WA:

  1. Time
  2. Cost
  3. Motivation

time

Forget needing to drive to the gym or nearest town to exercise. Forget having to attend classes at particular times (that usually doesn’t even fit in with your schedule). Online exercise means you can exercise where you want at a time that suits you.

Online exercise saves you travel time because you can do it from the comfortable of your own home. And the best part? You can wear whatever you want!

The flexibility of most online exercise classes also means you can exercise at a time that suits your schedule. Whether it’s after the sheep have been fed or after you put the kids to bed.

Another bonus of online exercise, is that you can keep it up even if you decide to travel. You don’t have to worry about undoing all of your hard work when you travel to see family or go on holiday. Even if it’s at a reduce capacity, some exercise is better than no exercise.

cost

Online exercise means you don’t need a gym membership. You don’t need to pay for fuel to drive there or pay for parking. Online exercise memberships are often cheaper because there are less overheads for the business.

You also don’t need fancy or expensive equipment to get a good workout at home. Bodyweight exercises are very effective and, with the right exercise professional guiding you, can be made easier or harder depending on your ability. You can also get creative with household items if you want. Water bottles and tinned veggies work well as weights.

motivation

Too cold outside? No worries, workout indoors. Bonus tip – exercise will also make you feel warm from the inside out!

Need someone to keep you accountable? Join a live [link to our online membership sign up] online exercise class where you can interact with the instructor. Make a public declaration either on social media or to you family.

Find an activity you enjoy. Try new things until you find what works for you. I used to enjoy working out in a gym (especially watching the funny faces people make while exercising) until I found Xtend Barre. This is a cross between ballet and Pilates but at a fast pace! Many programs are now offering online versions to keep you moving.

back to the future

Make a commitment to yourself today to try online exercise. I promise it’s not as hard or as scary as you think! High quality healthcare is just a click away (shoes are optional).

We’re here to help! Contact us today to kickstart your Heart Health and Fitness journey.

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