SINGAPORE – As many gyms shut their doors temporarily due to the recent spike in Covid-19 community cases, gymgoers are switching up their routines.
Schoolteacher Chen Lu, 24, usually goes to the gym thrice a week. She has turned to using resistance bands, workout cables and dumbbells at home.
She says a change in routines can be a good thing. “When we always do the same exercise, our bodies may get used to it and reach a plateau.”
This month, she is also focusing on push-ups and pull-ups at outdoor fitness corners. She runs 5km weekly around Bedok Reservoir and also does high-intensity interval training.
Instead of hitting the gym five times a week, undergraduate Ho Jun Yang, 22, plans to exercise daily this month, as his recovery time for home workouts is shorter, he says.
He wants to do exercises such as pull-ups to strengthen his back muscles.
He also hopes to clock 3km runs four times a week using the Nike Run Club app. “The app serves as good motivation, with constant reminders of how close I am to my goal,” he says. “It also helps me pace my runs.”
With high-intensity workouts at the gym out of the question until at least May 30, here are seven hot fitness apps to try at home or outdoors.