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The gyms may be closed, the benches empty, and the classes quiet, but there are still plenty of ways to get your body moving during lockdown. After a two week hiatus, and hopefully only two weeks before the lockdown, exercise was a great escape for many in the local community to step back from their screens and get their blood pumping. Anytime Fitness personal trainer Rene Mercuri says it was important to prioritize your workouts during lockdown. “You wouldn’t cancel an appointment with your doctor, so take some time and schedule an appointment with yourself to exercise your body,” said Ms. Mercuri. “Just because you’re locked in doesn’t mean you can’t stick to your fitness goals.” According to Ms. Mercuri, there are many ways that you can change it and make exercising at home fun. “Swap your workouts, an upper body workout one day and a lower body workout the next, to make sure you are working all of your muscle groups,” said Ms. Mercuri. “Have fun and be innovative in how you can recreate some weighted exercises from what you have at home.” She recommends everything from empty milk bottles filled with sand to using everyday items like books to replicate the use of weights in the gym. READ MORE Andy Gamble, manager of F45 Griffith, said functional exercise is another great way to move the body during this time to help with everyday movements. “Keep your exercises simple, don’t make it too complicated, and just sweat out and feel good,” said Gamble. “A simple squat can simulate getting up and down from your office chair, functional exercises are a great way to move your body.” Since the lockdown began, Mr. Gamble has been running virtual classes to help members maintain their daily workouts and says over half of the gym members are attending. At the same time, I hope they don’t feel the effects of the lockdown as much, ” said Gamble. If you plan to do your exercises outside of your home or yard, be sure to be in your community area and wear a mask when you are not participating in strenuous exercise. For more information on lockdown restrictions currently affecting the NSW region, please visit here. Our journalists work hard to provide the community with local, breaking news. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:

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MOVE YOUR BODY FROM HOME: Anytime Fitness Personal Trainers Rene Mercuri and Jana Ramson.  PHOTO: Delivered

MOVE YOUR BODY FROM HOME: Anytime Fitness Personal Trainers Rene Mercuri and Jana Ramson. PHOTO: Delivered

The gyms may be closed, the benches empty, and the classes quiet, but there are still plenty of ways to get your body moving during lockdown.

After a two week hiatus, and hopefully only two weeks before the lockdown, exercise was a great escape for many in the local community to step back from their screens and get their blood pumping.

Anytime Fitness personal trainer Rene Mercuri says it was important to prioritize your workouts during lockdown.

“You wouldn’t cancel an appointment with your doctor, so take some time and schedule an appointment with yourself to exercise your body,” said Ms. Mercuri.

“Just because you’re locked in doesn’t mean you can’t stick to your fitness goals.”

According to Ms. Mercuri, there are many ways that you can change it and make exercising at home fun.

“Swap your workouts, an upper body workout one day and a lower body workout the next, to make sure you are working all of your muscle groups,” said Ms. Mercuri.

“Have fun and be innovative in how you can recreate some weighted exercises from what you have at home.”

She recommends everything from empty milk bottles filled with sand to using everyday items like books to replicate the use of weights in the gym.

FUNCTIONAL FITNESS FROM HOME: F45 members make the most of their home workouts, says manager Andy Gamble.  PHOTO: Andy Gamble

FUNCTIONAL FITNESS FROM HOME: F45 members make the most of their home workouts, says manager Andy Gamble. PHOTO: Andy Gamble

Andy Gamble, manager of F45 Griffith, said functional exercises are another great way to move the body during this time to help with everyday movements.

“Keep your exercises simple, don’t make it too complicated, and just sweat out and feel good,” said Gamble.

“A simple squat can simulate getting up and down from your office chair, functional exercises are a great way to move your body.”

Since the lockdown began, Mr Gamble has been running virtual classes to help members maintain their daily workouts and says over half of gym members are attending

“I think it’s important that our members aren’t left alone during this time, and by running the courses at the same time, I hope they won’t feel the effects of the lockdown as much,” said Gamble.

If you plan to do your exercises outside of your home or yard, be sure to be in your community area and wear a mask when you are not participating in strenuous exercise.

For more information on lockdown restrictions currently affecting the NSW region, please visit here.

Our journalists work hard to bring local, breaking news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:

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