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Tips from a lockdown fitness coach


Lockdown hits us all differently.

Some of us can wake up at the crack of dawn for some morning exercise, others use their usual commuting time to make a super delicious breakfast, and some may take the extra time to lie in or start the mornings off at a slower pace.

Whichever way you are spending your time during lockdown, we all need to move our bodies at some point.

Lockdown causes a reduced movement pattern, so it is important to consciously move our bodies during the day.

Whether that’s a brisk walk, a lunchtime workout or dusting off a bicycle and clocking some kilometres around the local neighbourhood. 

The fitness instructors of boutique electro muscle stimulation (EMS) training studio fu/nis have three key easy-to-follow tips to help keep us motivated to move, even just a little, every day.

  1. Set an alarm on the hour, every hour, to stretch your upper body and give your neck a break. You could alternate this by stretching your hip flexes or do 10 bodyweight squats.

  2. If you’re not into running or high intensity at home workouts (we know self-motivation is hard!), try a simple training routine that feels manageable. There are plenty of guides online, or Instagram Lives are a great option. During lockdown fu/nis is hosting simple daily 20-minute bodyweight exercise sessions that can be done with no equipment and no experience.

  3. Consistency is key. Staying in a healthy routine is the first step to keeping on top of your physical and mental wellbeing.  So, schedule yourself a manageable amount of exercise during the week. Do what feels right for you, don’t set your expectations too high. Why not connect with friends and do sessions together (in the safety of your own bubble) for accountability and motivation.

When Auckland Covid-19 restrictions ease, fu/nis EMS Training will re-open its studio doors and offer the ready-made ultimate socially distanced workout, with only a limited number of people and trainers in the space at any one time.

The boutique private workout studios are centrally located on Auckland’s Shortland Street and newly opened Takapuna’s Hurstmere Road, helping busy Aucklanders look after their health & fitness – in just 20 minutes.

For further information and to claim fu/nis EMS Training’s reopening offer, visit here.

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