Get Fit Without the Crowds With These Social Distancing Workouts

Get Fit Without the Crowds With These Social Distancing Workouts

Quarantine and social distancing are still in effect in many cities, but that doesn’t mean you should give up on your weight loss and health goals. We know it can be tempting to slack off, but if you put the work in now, your body will thank you later!

You might be wondering, “how can I work out and maintain social distancing orders?” Great question! Here are five ideas to get you started so you can keep up with your weight loss, health, and fitness goals.

Even when we go back to a world without quarantine, these are still great workout ideas for when you don’t want to deal with crowded gyms that have bunch of sweaty people around you!

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Social Distancing Workouts You Can Do Anywhere

1. At-Home HIIT

social distancing workouts - 600 secs

HIIT (or high intensity interval training) is excellent for maximizing weight loss and boosting cardiovascular fitness, and it can be performed with or without equipment. Either stream a HIIT workout—you’ll find plenty in 600 Secs by Openfit—or try this simple at home HIIT workout you can do in your living room.

2. This Awesome Beginner Workout

social distance workout - superman lat pulldown

New to the fitness game? This beginner workout is designed to be performed at home. You’ll learn how to do the floor press, Superman lat pull, step-up, plank, and other exercises for a total body workout anyone can try!

3. Xtend Barre

social distance workout - Xtend Barre

Missing your group barre class? Join Xtend Barre, Openfit’s body-slimming, 30-minute barre program that combines Pilates, barre, and cardio to help you sculpt a long, lean, dancer’s physique. You can stream it to any device, and the only piece of equipment you need is a sturdy chair!

4. A Socially Distant Run

social distance workout - running with mask

If you’re wondering if it’s safe to work out outside, the answer is yes—with the proper precautions, of course. The easiest workout to maintain social distancing is running, as it allows you quickly and constantly adjust your distance (at least 6 feet!) from others. Try to find a quiet neighborhood that doesn’t get a ton of foot traffic, and you should be good to go!

5. Yoga52

social distance workout - Anjaneyasana Low Crescent Lunge Yoga52 Brent Laffoon

Yoga52 is Openfit’s yoga program led by one of five world class instructors. Try the 30-Day Yoga Challenge to get you started from the comfort and safety of your own home; all you need is a yoga mat and an Openfit subscription!

Chelsea Frank


Chelsea Frank was born and bullied in Los Angeles, CA. When she's not performing stand up comedy or crying while doing squats, Chelsea writes about all things health, beauty, and travel. Her work has been featured in Shape, Uproxx, TripSavvy, The Daily Beast, Thrillist, and Reductress, among others. Fun fact: she's traveled to over 50 countries and has gotten sick in pretty much all of them! Follow her on Twitter.

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