Looking to get fit during the pandemic? Try this at-home workout

If you’re anything like me, you told yourself you’d stay in shape when the gyms shut down. A few days later, you were downing junk food and popping beers on the couch. Not a good recipe for success.

When my pants started to get too tight, it was clear I needed to find a fitness routine that generated results while keeping me and my family safe during the pandemic.

The answer that worked for me: Camp Gladiator’s virtual workouts.

Armed with an old yoga mat and decade-old dumbells, I was able to connect with live trainers over Zoom and get an amazing workout from my garage. While the routines could be pretty challenging, the trainers were great about adapting the exercises until I got up to speed.

Camp Gladiator is a recurring four-week fitness program led by personal trainers. Each session runs 60 minutes and includes strength and cardio exercises. It was initially designed for outdoor, community workouts but quickly adapted to virtual when the pandemic hit.

For me, the convenience is phenominal. There are essentially live workouts from 4 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. that occur every 15 minutes. While I do them in my garage, plenty of people use a room in their home to utilize air conditioning.

The best part? It’s not too expensive. I pay $25/month or roughly $1.25 per workout.

6 months later, I’m at 130 workouts and counting…

While I joined out of necessity, it turns out this was the recharge I needed. Over time, my workouts in the gym had become stale — and I was getting bored on morning jogs through my neighborhood.

I initially started with a discounted 4-week trial and later chose to expand to 6 months and then a year. As you might imagine, the price drops depending on your time commitment.

If you need to revive your routine like I did, I’d challenge you to give it a try. I wasn’t sure at first but quickly became a believer as the pounds came off and I had fun in the process.

Want to try it out? Send me an email or comment below. If I refer you, they’ll give me a t-shirt! šŸ˜‰

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