At-Home Workouts: The Best Cure for Stress & Anxiety

Did you know Curves has a virtual offering to maintain a regular full body workout. Curves is taking a dual program approach to membership, allowing you to customize your membership to fit—and quickly adapt to—your changing schedule either in your local Curves club or at-home with MyCurves On Demand.

Why Exercise is so Important

As we’ve adjusted to changing regulations, it can be tempting to skip all activities, including your full body workout. But during the current pandemic, it is more important than ever to stay active and (albeit virtually) socially engaged. Here’s why:

A sedentary lifestyle is bad for your health.

Some say sitting is the new smoking. And there’s good reason for this. A lifestyle without physical activity puts you at risk for numerous health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and cancer. Sedentary behavior also makes you more at risk of dying from heart disease or other medical threats. 1

A regular total body workout boosts your immunity.

As we go up against this new invader, a strong immune system is critical. Physical activity helps prevent illness by flushing bacteria from the lungs and airways. It also helps antibodies and white blood cells circulate faster, so they can more quickly attack invading viruses and bacteria. And the rise in body temperature you get as you sweat through a full body workout acts as a mini-fever, burning off infection.

Exercise reduces stress.

When you engage in your full body workout, whether at home or at your women’s gym, you slow the release of stress hormones. Lower levels of stress hormones may help protect you from illness. 2

Strength training helps lower anxiety.

In this COVID era, many of us are feeling anxiety like we’ve never felt before. Strength training has been shown to reduce anxiety in people with and without diagnosed anxiety disorders. 3

An On Demand At-Home Workout is the Next Best Thing

At Curves, you can join with a dual membership, which allows you to continue to work out in-club or at-home with MyCurves On Demand. We realize women’s schedules have changed, forcing them to quickly “pivot” and adjust their daily routines.  

If you must or you choose to stay at home, you can access MyCurves On Demand anytime, anywhere. MyCurves On Demand is an at-home version of the 30-minute Curves total body workout that improves strength, balance, and flexibility while using a special resistance band to mimic machines on the circuit. With the convenience of MyCurves On Demand, you can do your full body workout any time. It’s always the perfect time to fit in a quick 30-minute total body workout in your living room. Busy days? Savor your full body workout in the evening, after everyone goes to bed or first thing before anyone wakes up. With the convenience of at-home workouts, you may find you have time to do more 30-minute Curves workouts than before COVID hit.

With Curves dual membership, you can also get your Curves Coach’s help in-club or virtually. All are real, live Curves Coaches—no automated support at Curves. If you choose to participate in MyCurves On Demand + Group Coaching online, you’ll attend video chats with other Curves members offering community and support, with a Curves Coach to help guide and keep you accountable.

As we continue to face uncertainty in so many areas of our lives, it’s nice to know there’s one thing we can count on to be available to us in-person or virtually online—our exercise routines. Don’t let these stressful times rob you of your weight loss and fitness gains. With a Curves dual membership, you can maintain your fitness relationship goals and keep your spirits high. 4

 

Sources:

  1. Sitting Disease: How a Sedentary Lifestyle Affects Heart Health
  2. Exercise and Immunity
  3. Importance of Physical Activity and Exercise during the COVID-19 Pandemic
  4. MyCurves On Demand
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