We’ve been in the midst of a global pandemic for almost a year now and one of the many side effects of COVID-19 is that it has been difficult to stay in touch with our friends and family. Exercising is a great way to deal with the stress caused by the pandemic and it also happens to be ideal for connecting with others. If you’re looking to stay fit while socializing, it’s time to try connecting virtually through walking, and here’s how to do it.
Step Count Challenge
If you’re looking for ways to get motivated, set up a weekly step challenge leading up to the holiday or a daily one to see which of your friends and family can log in the most steps. You can make it more exciting by setting prizes for the winners.
Indoor Walking Workout
When it’s too cold or rainy outside to work out, set up an indoor walking workout with your friends and family on Zoom or FaceTime. If you’re looking for an extra challenge, include bodyweight exercises or the stairs.
Group Workout Plan
Do you need structure to stick to your workouts? Then, set up walking workouts on a spreadsheet and send them to your family and friends. Each week, everyone can log their progress.
Virtual Walking Events
Have you always wanted to try races, but been too intimated to give them a shot. Well, many race organizers are creating virtual walking and running events like turkey trots and the Jingle Bell 5K, which are perfect for beginner racers.