Categories: Bicycle Tour Training

Staying active while at home

by Jessie Beyer - Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Social distancing has caused many of us to become a little more creative when it comes to our fitness routines. Fortunately there are still many ways to stay active while staying home or appropriately far from others. There are also more resources and apps than one can imagine so we’ve whittled down the options to a few websites and apps that will help you stay on track with spring training until you can return to your regularly scheduled routines. Who knows, maybe these will become your new favorite forms of fitness!

Fitness Apps Worth a Try

Zwift -Free 7-day trial!

Zwift blends the fun of video games with the intensity of serious training, helping you get faster. Choose from training plans, group rides, races, and more.

Peloton – 90-day free trial of the at home app.

A mix of running, strength, toning, cycling, yoga, meditation and outdoor workouts. Filter thousands of classes by type, length, time and your favorite music. Don’t own Peloton equipment? No problem. Peloton Digital Membership still offers fitness programs with any type of equipment or none at all.

Nike Training Club – lots of free workouts and free access to the premium account until May 31.

The Nike Training Club app provides free workouts for everything from bodyweight-only sessions, yoga classes, targeted training programs, and full-equipment home workouts for all fitness levels.

All Out Studio – free 14-day trial

Access over 100 workouts from fitness trainers. You’ll get fully-programmed workouts that will help you achieve your goals.

The Sufferfest – free 14-day trial

Search 11 categories of workouts including climbing, drills, and endurance. You’ll also find strength training and yoga geared specifically toward cyclists.

FitOn – Free!

Workouts are based on the equipment you have – or don’t have! They also have a ‘WFH workout challenge’ you can join with your friends, so it’s another to stay social while socially distancing.

Fitness Blender – Free

Recommended by John Giebler for its fitness videos.  They also let you put together a workout plan if you want to have a structured 2 week, 4 week or 8 week routine.

Strength training for cycling

Just looking for a few quick videos? The internet is full of workout videos but Bicycle Magazine has a host of great videos that specifically focus on helping you get into cycling shape. Better more, the accompanying articles include images highlighting the correct form and movements as you go through these quick strength training routines.

Cycling Outside

It’s always free! If you’re lucky enough to live in a place where you can still get out for a ride, go for it! Bicycling magazine has a few pro tips for staying safe while riding with Covid concerns.

Try one of our custom bicycle training programs developed to suit your age, activity levels and our tour levels.


 

Jessie Beyer - Originally from the suburbs of Washington, D.C., Jessie headed west for college and never looked back. She earned a Journalism and Technical Communications degree from Colorado State University, and has since worked in a variety of industries including radio, sustainability, and wine tourism. Jessie combines her passion for travel, cycling, and storytelling to help people understand the unique power of exploring the world from the seat of a bike. A self-proclaimed travel junkie, Jessie has found herself on many extended adventures. She spent 2015 exploring many corners of the world including tramping through New Zealand's mountains, cycling through Europe, and hitching a boat ride down the Mekong river from Laos into Thailand. At home in Colorado you'll likely find her singing her way up mountain trails, talking to strangers, and seeking restaurants with patios and Spanish wines.

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