The recent COVID-19 outbreak has brought about unprecedented times. Schools and businesses around the world have closed, and no one knows exactly what’s happening or what the future will bring. I certainly don’t pretend to have the answers, but I do know that panic and fear will do nothing to help the state of the world. With that in mind, I urge everyone to control what can be controlled, namely your strength and fitness.
There’s never a good reason to abandon your quest to be healthy and strong. Thus, while many gyms have closed, you can always take it upon yourself to continue exercising wherever you are. One of the beauties of bodyweight exercise is that it can be done anywhere with little or nothing. Exercises such as bodyweight squats, pushups, and lunges can be done anywhere. You can also head outdoors to walk, jog, run, cycle, etc.
As I’ve said before, the specifics matter less than the effort put forth behind your actions. Now isn’t the time to seek out a complex fitness plan. Instead, it’s a time to keep things simple by continuing to sweat and move however you’d like.
Or as Theodore Roosevelt once said,
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Stay safe and stay strong.
“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller