So you thought you had seen it all, fellow Oregonians: quarantine, protests, national guards, etc. But now, we got something new: fires. They are brewing all across the state, forcing families to evacuate and leave behind their homes and prized possessions.
To keep up to date with the evacuation messages, text 88877 with your zip code to get alerts regarding your area to stay safe.
Now that the obligatory safety news is out of the way, with all of these serious events going on, many people, like me, turn to exercise to relieve our minds from the stress.
But, going on a run outside with smoke in the air isn’t the safest of decisions, and the inability to find an open gym that’s also safe (in terms of social distancing) is also difficult.
So what does that mean? It means you have all the excuses in the world to sit on your couch and watch sports and forget about exercising.
But fear not, as today I have found an app that challenges you to work out every single day (with rest days sprinkled in between) all for free! Now you, your spouse, and everyone else don’t have an excuse to not work out.
The app called 30 Day Fitness at Home (30 Day Fitness also works) is a free workout app that doesn’t require weights and targets all parts of the body: legs, arms, butt, abs, and full body. On top of that, it has different levels of exercises (easy, medium, hard) that allows users to customize the workouts to their ability levels.
There are many aspects of the workouts themselves that are amazing. It starts off easy and gets progressively harder. Best of all, each body part takes anywhere from 5-30 minutes to do. Obviously, the full body workout near the end will take much longer to complete than an abs set on day one.
The concept of trying to go every single day with exercising is really what makes the app stand out. This challenge not only pushes you physically (I’m an athlete and there were some workouts in there that really made me sore), but also pushes you mentally because you want to complete those 30 days without missing a beat.
What can I say? It’s rewarding, especially when you complete all five of the workout groups in a day, it feels five times as good.
And no, this isn’t sponsored. I recently started to feel lazy and picked up this app to motivate me to work out. I know I’m not the only person experiencing this struggle, so I hope you find it helpful.