There is a lot that can be achieved exercising outdoors.
I spend a lot of time in the gym (when it is open!), working with clients or exercising myself. I love the gym floor, the opportunities that the modern gym offers and its atmosphere. The gym can be a wonderfully invigorating and energising space, and the equipment on offer these days in most modern gyms is fantastic.
But that does not mean that suspended access to our favourite fitness centre and its equipment means that exercise must stop until those gym doors open again. It just means that the focus of how we exercise may need to change while we wait for that day to come and what we do should also change with it.
Cardio', bodyweight exercises and workouts that make the best of what the outdoors can offer all should be in the mix right now and all can have a productive role in play in our non-gym fitness programme.
One thing I would advise people to focus on during this intermission is the issue of exercise variation and engaging the brain when workout out. Challenging out fitness levels by mixing-up and working out imaginatively is a great way to learn new skills and ways of building fitness. These are also skills that can be brought into the gym, when the day comes, to add pace to our gym-floor routines.
So use this (admittedly strange) time imaginatively and learn some new tricks. Plus, get some fresh air in the process.
Your body will thank you for it!