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How COVID-19 Quarantine Changed The Way We Workout

The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed all facets of society—including workouts and exercise routines. As gyms closed this year, many people were forced to create home equipment setups and makeshift workout areas. Additionally, many companies began producing streaming content to keep up with at-home workout demands.

Pandemic workouts can be just as effective as going to traditional gyms. Data from FightCamp user activity suggests having equipment can be more effective than having no equipment at all. Compelling user data has shown that having equipment results in effective workout routines.

When users have equipment to help them workout, they are often more inclined to maintain an exercise routine. Combine that with online streaming workouts that utilize the equipment and provide proper technique and instruction, users are more consistent. With the right equipment and the right online instructors easily accessible, users can turn their homes into a personal gym and keep up with their exercise routine during quarantine.

What Is The Best At-Home Workout?

Gyms have become subject to a series of closures and shutdowns worldwide—causing individuals to adopt new, mobile workout methods. Although many people may not have access to complex gym equipment, that doesn’t mean you can’t achieve solid workouts. There's no shortage of free workout content online these days from full length YouTube workouts to apps like FightCamp with a premium subscription model. Apple just revealed their initiative with Fitness + with a promise to simplify exercise.

Here’s some examples of exercises that can be performed from home:

  • Jump rope
  • Jumping jacks
  • Bodyweight squats
  • Lunges
  • Hip extensions
  • Hip rotations
  • Push-ups
  • Spider-man steps
  • Walking lunges
  • Planks

Although each of these exercises can be performed with no equipment at all—statistics have shown that having proper equipment can result in increased workout performance. The right tools can make all the difference for developing strategic and well-planned routines.

How Can You Stay Consistent When Working Out?

The most difficult aspect of workouts is finding a consistent and reliable routine. According to research, having the right equipment in place can make a noticeable difference to users. FightCamp Co-Founder, Patrick Chandler stated, “We consistently see people with equipment sticking with the workouts longer, for example at the 6-month mark, 85% more people are sticking with the workouts when they have equipment.”

Many companies have created streaming content to keep up with demand for at-home workouts, but the question is: what is most effective for at-home use?

FightCamp Co-Founder, Tommy Duquette, remarked that, “There appears to have been a major and permanent sentiment shift. We hear it when we speak with our members. 81% of our members report that the pandemic has permanently changed the way they workout and that they will continue to primarily workout from home after the pandemic and not return to a physical gym setting. Add to that another 7% who will return to the gym after the pandemic cools down but will also workout regularly from home because of the added convenience. Less than 1% reported that they will discontinue working out from home after the pandemic cools down.”

The pandemic has caused a seismic shift towards at-home gyms and workout equipment. FightCamp user Rebecca Spunzo stated, “Quarantine was the push I needed to invest in FightCamp. It has been on my radar for a while previously. Now I can’t see myself ever going to a gym again. The time wasted going there and back, childcare, and germs are all drawbacks. We’re getting a treadmill next week to add to our setup. And when we buy a house in the next few years, a space to make a real home gym will be a must.”

If you’ve been searching for a reliable workout routine to help you achieve your goals—look no further than FightCamp.

Why Use FightCamp’s Punching Bag Workouts?

FightCamp is the leading connected at-home boxing solution. FightCamp workouts are created by former professional fighters with years of experience in the ring. Our unique programs combine the best of both cardio and strength training to deliver a full-body, dynamic workout routine unlike any other. Motivate yourself to push harder with in-app punch goals, and compete for the top spot on the leaderboard by improving your output score.

If you haven’t already, try this workout on the FightCamp iOS app for the full FightCamp experience.

Start Your Next Workout

Quarantine workouts have become the future of fitness. Many people have left traditional brick-and-mortar gyms in favor of at-home workouts. FightCamp is the future of fitness as an at-home boxing gym offering hundreds of online, on-demand classes. As the leader in the boxing-at-home category, providing equipment and a personalized online training course—FightCamp uses personalized online training courses to deliver an unbeatable home workout experience.