Fitness

Cheer Yourself Up with These Cute Videos of Creative Family Workouts

The toddler lift is very good for core strength.


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To no one’s surprise, I miss the gym dearly. And my heart aches for the personal trainers and small gym business owners who are scrambling to stay afloat during this time. Luckily, we have the internet and virtual fitness. But as all fitness lovers know, it doesn’t beat the camaraderie of being in the weight room slamming heavy barbells with buddies, rolling out a yoga mat in a crowded (and hot) studio, or clipping onto an indoor spin bike.

While we may be without our fancy gym equipment and packed fitness rooms, we aren’t without creativity and functioning bodies. It’s a beautiful thing to watch (via screens and on walks) the myriad of ways people are redefining exercise during social isolation, and exploring how to use their own bodies as the machines they were always intended to be. We may benefit from Eleiko barbells and Lululemon yoga mats, but we certainly don’t need them to be healthy, happy, or fit. And don’t take my word for it: Just look at the smiles on the faces of these Bostonians below.

1. We’re working out with babies

 

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When you’re self-quarantined with the fam, but still need to get your workouts in 😂 (sound on)

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2. And toddlers. 

3. Heck, we’re exercising with the entire family. 

 

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4. When you’re stingy on your alcohol intake, beer cases make great dumbbells. 

 

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5. And towels make every exercise just a little bit harder. 

 

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6. Once upon an office lifetime, Lululemon bags were a great alternative to lunch boxes. Well, the WFH life doesn’t require that anymore. We’ve now got other ways to use that little reusable tote.

 

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7. We’re setting an example for the young ones.   

 

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8. We’re spreading joy with dance. This family isn’t from Boston, but our account is!

 

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Give us a follow on Instagram @bewellbos and tag us in all your home workout videos. Stay strong and stay healthy, Boston!