Workout Trainer: How to Prepare for Coronavirus

Workout Trainer: How to Prepare for Coronavirus

As the coronavirus becomes the #1 topic around the globe, we’d like to help our members understand some basic guidelines and tips that can aid in actively reducing our risk of exposure. We all have information coming at us from thousands of sources, but it’s important that we cut through the noise and understand what’s accurate to help protect ourselves and the people around us. The New York Times recommends wearing a mask in public, socially distancing in public, and washing our hands vigilantly.

Wearing a Mask

Choose a mask that has two or more layers of washable fabric such as 100% cotton. Cover your mouth and nose with a snug fitting mask. It may also help to regularly wash your masks. Avoid wearing masks intended for hospital workers.

Wash Your Hands

Scrub your hands with soap whenever possible or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol as an alternative. Avoid using your hands when possible and instead try to use your knuckles on knobs/buttons and your shoulders to open doors, etc.

Social Distancing

Stay at home if you can, even if you’re feeling fighting fit! By reducing your interaction with others and avoiding social gathering places in general, you’ll be doing your part to help protect yourself as well as preventing the spread of this virus. If it’s absolutely necessary to go out, avoid using public transportation when possible. If you need to get some fresh air, go for walks alone or with your housemates but remember to keep a distance of six feet apart from others.

Sharing = Caring (Not in this Situation!)

The International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) recommends that gym/studio owners and their members can actively play a part in ensuring the cleanliness of their facilities. If you have equipment at home, make a point of bringing your own props like mats and blocks for your next class. Clean public surfaces and gym equipment with a disinfectant in between classes or sessions.

We’re all doing our part to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as best we can, but most importantly, let’s all try to stay sane and healthy in the midst of this chaos. Join the at-home training movement and use your trusted Workout Trainer app to stay active during lockdown periods or self-isolation. Invite your friends and loved ones to train with you online and send them daily workout challenges to keep them moving while they are stuck inside. Download the free Workout Trainer app on your Android or iOS devices and let’s stay active together!

Workout Trainer: How to Prepare for Coronavirus

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We are in a difficult time but one thing remains clear — our commitment to raising our health within our community at large. Our collective efforts to stay healthy during this time will carry us through this.

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Workout Trainer: 5 Tips for Starting a New Yoga Routine

Workout Trainer by Skimble: 5 Tips for Starting a New Yoga Routine You may have heard of the countless benefits that yoga can offer: increased range of motion, toned muscles, injury prevention, improved nervous and digestive systems. Are you interested in giving yoga a try, but having a hard time getting started? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Despite your enthusiasm, you may find yourself faced with one or more of the most common obstacles, such as the right setup and space, busy days with little time for exercise or relaxation, myths about yoga, a fear of the unknown, or even a simple lack of motivation.
Workout Trainer by Skimble: 5 Easy Steps for Starting a New Yoga RoutineFear no more… Skimble Trainer Silvie Hibdon has 5 easy tips to get you started with a new yoga routine:



It may seem like you don’t need a lot of equipment to do yoga, but one item is truly essential. Take my advice and invest in a sticky yoga mat. If you have never tried practicing on a mat before, borrow one from a friend so that you can feel the importance of good grip. Next, designate a space in your home where you feel comfortable. By practicing in the same place, you’ll find it easier to get into a new routine and stick to it. A small area free of distractions works great. Make sure you wear comfortable stretchy clothing and always practice barefoot.Workout Trainer by Skimble: 5 Tips for Starting a New Yoga Routine


Perhaps the biggest challenge is finding time in your busy schedule. Taking even just a small amount of time to practice regularly will help you loosen up your muscles, relax your mind and be more productive. Consistency can help you gain the most benefits from yoga in the long run. So can you carve out some designated time in your weekly calendar? The Beginner’s Guide: Yoga sessions are scheduled 3 times a week for 4 weeks and last anywhere from 12-25 minutes. This is a great start and gives you just the right amount of time to make your new yoga routine a habit. Practicing early in the morning, before lunch or after work is ideal, but again, find out what works best for you and go with it!



You don’t have to be flexible to do yoga. In fact, yoga is a great way to increase flexibility. When I started yoga, I couldn’t even sit up straight, let alone touch my toes. (Not kidding!) Start by picking the poses that you can do today, simple poses can still give you a great workout and the stretching that your body craves. If the pose seems difficult, choose a modification or replace it with a Child’s Pose. Shift your attention to more important aspects such as deep breathing. It’s easy to forget to breathe deeply, especially when we hold poses. Learn the Basic Yogic Breath that makes stretching more effective, detoxifies the connective tissue, and lends a meditative quality to your practice.Workout Trainer by Skimble: 5 Tips for Starting a New Yoga Routine


It can be challenging to have confidence when you don’t know exactly what you’re doing. Listen to your body and develop trust in your inner knowing. Challenge yourself, but be smart about it and have fun along the way. The Beginner’s Guide: Yoga helps you develop your routine in a way that is enjoyable and educational. It starts with simple warm up stretches to get your joints used to moving in all directions and includes basic poses to help you get ready for a full spectrum yoga basics class. You will be introduced to basic standing poses, sun salutations, and other basic yoga groups such as twists, backbends, and hip openers.



So, what about the days when you feel sick, or work takes up all your time? Your routine doesn’t always have to be intense and exhaustive. It can take only a few minutes of simple stretches to feel the difference. It takes patience and self-acceptance to stay motivated and achieve long-term goals. Still feeling a bit resistant? Remember why you love yoga and the benefits it brings to your life.Workout Trainer by Skimble: 5 Easy Steps for Starting a New Yoga RoutineWondering what you should do after completing the Beginner’s Guide: Yoga? You could try Workout Trainer’s Yoga Sculpt series, starting with the first of three progressive yoga programs. I also highly recommend joining Skimble’s Yoga Team and others that are tackling your weekly challenges. Another great alternative are some of Skimble’s Yoga Collections that offer a variety of relevant topics. There’s no time like the present, follow these easy tips and turn your curiosity into a routine!
Workout Trainer by Skimble: 5 Easy Step to Start a New Yoga Routine
Workout Trainer by Skimble: 5 Tips for Starting a New Yoga Routine
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