Gyms may be closed, but trainers show us how to get in a workout from home

Posted at 10:10 PM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 13:25:47-04

NORFOLK, Va. - You’ve seen the push-up challenge on Instagram - friends motivating each other to get their workouts in.

“It helps, you know, because a lot of people aren’t motivated, especially if they can’t get to a gym 'cause usually people who are at home, they just want to relax,” Brandon Farrington.

Farrington is a personal trainer who had to shut down his gym in Norfolk due to the coronavirus. He says just because the gym is closed, it doesn’t mean your goals are out the window.

He uploads workout videos online for his clients as a guide.

“All you need is your body, a positive mindset and you can get it done,” he adds.

Farrington says you don’t need all the heavy equipment, either - just use what’s in your house.

“Pick up those cleaning products that a lot of people bought: The Lysol, the toilet paper. You can pick up the cases of water and curl those,” he adds.

If you’re tired of being in the house, you can step out for fresh air and a workout. We ran into a medical student on her run.

“It’s a good escape for people who are held up inside,” said Anna Cronin.

Ryan Gause is a personal trainer who focuses on using the outdoors as your gym.

“As much of a luxury as the gym is, you just have to learn to be creative,” said Gause.

He says the light poles in the park can be used as a prop. Gause says all you need is our body.

If you do need some company or a hand, the trainers say get your kids involved.

“Of my clients, she just picked up her baby boy and was doing some squats with him in her arms,” adds Farrington.

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