Virtual Fitness Challenges to Stay Active From Home

As most of us continue to exercise away from our usual places, like the gym, here are some of the best virtual fitness challenges to get you moving in 2021.

Staying active is important for a healthy lifestyle. Not only does physical activity help your body look great and function better, it is also great for your mental health.

Raising your heart rate sends blood and oxygen to the brain which can help you feel more alert, happy and productive.

It is not essential to join a gym or even leave your home to get moving. There are many fun virtual fitness challenges that can help motivate you on your healthy lifestyle journey.


30 Day Stretch Project – Free

Stretching is a really important physical activity that we should be doing every day. A good stretch can help you before and after a workout, or even if you spent the day completely sedentary.

The great thing about this 30-day stretch project, is that it only takes one minute a day.

The Stretch Project was created by Blogilates, a fitness blog run by Cassey Ho. Cassey is an award-winning fitness instructor, entrepreneur and personality based in Los Angeles, CA.

Her YouTube channel is the number one female fitness channel with over 500 million video views and 4 million subscribers. Join Cassey by participating in this free challenge and check out her other free workout videos.


14-Day Fitness Program – Free

It can be hard to commit to an entire month of doing a new activity that you aren’t used to. Boho Beautiful offers a free 14-day fitness program free of charge. The amazing thing about this challenge is that you don’t need to sign up for anything at all.

Simply go to the website and follow the videos. In addition to the workouts, Boho Beautiful gives other tips for a healthy lifestyle.

The program/challenge has two classes for 13 of the 14 days of the challenge. The classes add up to be 25-40 minutes of exercise per day.

Combined with a healthy diet, this is a foolproof way to get amazing results and feel stronger as well as more confident.

The exercises in these videos focus on various parts of the body and can be a great resource beyond the timeline of the challenge.


Death by Jump Rope Challenge – Free

Preparing for jumping rope
Preparing for jumping rope

Jumping rope is more than just a fun activity for children. Boxers are among many athletes who jump rope regularly as part of their workout routine. When we look back on our days on the playground, it may seem easy.

However, jumping rope is a serious workout. There are many different jump rope challenges on the internet, including this one by Femme Fitale Fit Club.

This free challenge only requires one piece of equipment: a jump rope. It is important that your jump rope is the right length.

If you step on it with both feet and pull up the handles, they shouldn’t go beyond your armpits. It is almost important to land softly on the balls of your feet to avoid knee injury.

The jump rope challenge will have you either jump rope for a specific amount of time or a specific number of jumps. These will increase every day to keep you sweating!


Virtual Running Challenges – $3+

Running at official races in a crowd of people can be exhilarating and incredibly motivating. However, it is not always possible and it usually comes with a hefty fee.

Virtual runs are a great way to get running at a cheaper cost without the pressure of others watching you do it.

There are many companies that organise virtual races and the prices vary greatly. One of the cheapest options is US Road Running.

While US Road Running offers virtual run medals for a higher cost, no medal races are just $3. This goes towards registering and gives you access to update your progress to share with others.

The great thing about these virtual runs is that you can do them in your own time, take as long as you need and you can choose to run outside or on a treadmill in your own home.

A quick Google search can help you find a more local virtual running company that suits your exact needs.

Staying active is more about looking a certain way. Physical activity is great for your body and brain functions. There are many low-key activities that you can do from the comfort of your home to stay moving.

Virtual fitness challenges can be a fun way to stay motivated and share your progress with others doing the same thing.

Check out Pinterest to explore the different activities that you can try. Join a challenge today to take the first step towards a healthier lifestyle.

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