Updated on: Apr 24, 2023
It isn’t always easy getting up and doing your daily exercises, especially if the gyms nearby are not open. If you’re planning on motivating yourself to work out before your wedding, check out these ideas for some inspiration during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here you will find new tips and ideas to help you start, or continue, your routine. More tips can be found here.
COVID Wedding Workout Tips by Steps
1. Set a Goal
What’s your motivation for working out? Do you want to start getting into a routine that will continue after the wedding? Do you simply want to be more active? A wedding can be a great way to help motivate yourself to start and continue a new fitness plan. At the same time, don’t pressure yourself to look a certain way. Everyone attending the wedding will simply be excited to celebrate with you, no matter what you decide to do. Be sure to figure out your motivation and set realistic goals before coming up with a plan and remember, it doesn’t hurt to try and start early, the more time you give yourself to devote to exercising the better!
2. Plan for Your Safety
It is important to feel confident and comfortable in your wedding dress or tuxedo, so a pre-wedding workout plan can be a great idea. While trainers were previously available to help you at the gym, many gyms are closed during this time. Check out your state’s reopening plan to see if your local gyms are open or opening soon. If they are not, many trainers have released smartphone applications that you can download and use virtually. Additionally, YouTube and trainer blogs are great resources. Make sure, above all, you are safe during your workouts.
Give yourself enough time to safely get into shape. Fad diets and hardcore workouts over a short period of time will do nothing but burn you out. Be sure to follow social distancing guidelines if working out outside or in a gym. Wear a mask when necessary to keep yourself and others safe.
3. Research Beforehand
One of the best things you can do when you start a fitness journey is a research and reading. Look for exercises that will target the specific areas you want to improve. With less access to machines, find exercises that use your body weight, or get creative with the objects around your house. For example, full water bottles can serve as small weights to increase the intensity of your workout. Fully understanding how to do each type of workout will prevent you from injury, and help you see results much quicker.