Getting Started

The COVID-19 crisis is fluid and changing day-to-day and governmental regulations have been changing fast too.  Make sure to stay up with them and do not engage in any activities presented on our site if they are not currently permitted.  Always keep social distancing to protect yourself and others.

Please consult your doctor and assess your physical condition before starting any fitness program.  Workouts and links to workouts are provided as a resource only.  We are not suggesting that they are appropriate for all users.  Use at your own risk.

 

Trio in Kayaks

Words of wisdom

Exercise can clear your mind and help you sleep better.
Workouts should be adapted to your physical fitness level and eased into.  
Test movements at a slow pace to learn them correctly.

Exercise can boost your immune system. High-intensity workouts tend to reduce your immune system’s ability to fight off illness in the hours after the workout.  During the COVID-19 outbreak, our overall fitness including mental & physical well-being is most important, not intense training for elite fitness.

When we can't congregate, it can be fun to involve your friends & family through social media or group chats.

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"Keep it Simple" Workout examples

  • Walk for 20 minutes a day.
  • Study for 15 minutes, do 15 push-ups and 15 sit-ups.  Increase or decrease quantities as needed.  Repeat for as long as you want to.
  • Ride bike for 30 minutes a day.
  • Dance & jump around for 15 minutes a day.
  • Video chat and have contests like wall sits, push-ups, drills you did in PE, sports or the military.
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TV & Workouts

Watching TV? So much content, how can we resist?  Get some exercise while you're at it.  If you're scanning through the commercials, you're going to have to press "pause".  If you are nibbling, make sure it's nutritious and pour some in a container rather than eating out of the bag.

  • Push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, squats, burpees, planks, anything that doesn't require equipment.  Commit to a number of sets and repetitions and then do a few more.
  • Yoga poses, stretches, stretch bands
  • Aim a bike trainer at the TV and ride awhile.

Remember to keep social distance when working out.  Carriers of COVID-19 may not exhibit symptoms for several days. It could be you.

If you have a great workout or suggestion you would like to share, please email Rec Services at:  dezzani@up.edu, bourne@up.edu, libby@up.edu