Fitness & mindfulness at home – the new normal!

Fitness & mindfulness at home – the new normal!

Practising fitness & mindfulness at home is a great way to stay physically & mentally healthy during our ‘temporary lifestyle at home.’

Endorphins, strength work, stretching, breathing, meditation, are allies to good physical and mental health!

Me doing a plank
Low plank – great core, arm and shoulder strengthening work

Weeks ago, life took a halt all over the world due to a pandemic. We started social distancing and adopted a ‘temporary lifestyle at home.’

Coping with life indoors

With more time in our hands, working from home and social distancing, we might be cooking, baking and cocktail making more than before. Keep busy, be creative and do things that you love, to reduce anxiety and stress.

Practising fitness and mindfulness at home can be your best friend during times of Corona. If you are willing and able to include a workout session in your routine, here are some ideas and suggestions of online workouts that I’ve been doing and loving.

Improvise your fitness equipment

Use creativity and inspiration to make up for the lack of fitness equipment at home. If you don’t have dumbbells, use wine bottles or gallons of water for strength work. Look around your place to see where can you do certain exercises such as pull-ups and triceps dips.

Live-streaming & online workout tips

Cardio & Strength Full Body Workout

Hugo Diez (@hugodiez2), a star instructor at Equinox in London does live-streaming workout sessions via Zoom. The mix of cardio fitness and strength work is the perfect combination to burn fat and tone the body. The added value – he keeps an eye on everybody, he corrects, motivates, pushes and even makes us laugh with his witty personality.

Hugo Diez on a laptop screen
Hugo Diez in action


Cat Medina (@catmedinaa) live-streaming Zumba classes from Miami are like a party session. Her energy is contagious, the music is amazing and the workout gets the endorphins flowing and puts a smile right on your sweaty face.

Cat Medina in laptop screen
Cat Medina in live stream Zumba class

Power Pilates

Kari McCreath (@karimccreath) is a popular cycling instructor at the gym in London. I love her classes, her taste in music and her energy. During the pandemic, she is doing Power Pilates classes on Instagram Live. You can find some recorded ones on her Instagram feed as well.

Yoga, Stretching, Meditation, Zumba & more…

The Mind Body Social community in Miami offer free live-streaming classes ranging from Zumba to Stretching & Meditation. They have an array of classes and different style of coaches.

Qigong, Yoga & Meditation

James Rafael (@Jamesyoga) is a favourite yoga instructor at the gym in London. He does live-streaming classes and has a YouTube channel. His 2-hour Super Sunday live-streaming classes (Qigong, Yoga and Meditation) are amazing and he stays online after class to chat and share his good vibes.

Barre & Pilates

If you like Barre and Pilates, Chiara Becuti (@chiarabecuti) does classes on Instagram Live and posts recorded sessions on her Instagram feed. I know her from the gym in London and love her classes. She is a very charismatic Italian who makes you work hard and have fun at the same time.

Cardio & Strengthening Workout – 54D

For a hardcore cardio workout, live from Miami, in Spanish and English follow Rodrigo Garduño & Rodrigo De Ovando on Instagram and YouTube. Their energy and good humour are contagious. Take advantage of these free sessions while they last 😉

two guys working out outside
The Mexican duo in their daily Instagram Live fitness session!

Membership to Fitness & Mindfulness Online Classes

Alo Moves offers a membership to access more than 1,500 fitness and mindfulness classes. You may select classes according to duration, style, difficulty, intensity and instructors.

Post-workout recovery smoothie recipes

After a good workout and a nice relaxing shower, an energizing smoothie is a great post-workout recovery drink! Get some recipes here

Stay positive!

Be grateful that you are alive, healthy and able workout at home! This pandemic is only temporary 🙂

Stay fit, stay healthy, stay safe! 😉

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