For her “barre” sessions, you can use the back of a chair for stability. For her seated exercises – that same chair serves. One day a week she does “Spin” and for that you do need a spin bike. (I don’t have one, so I skip that day and do one of the archived programs instead. When it’s a particularly nice day, I skip the whole thing and go for a walk by the river, but try to catch up later with a quick light-weights routine.
Depending on your area’s Covid rating, many local fitness centers are now offering limited plans and programs, allowing just so many people in at a time, with hourly head counts and check-ins, to use the equipment or pool, or participate—masked of course—in group sports like pickleball.
Another interesting innovation is the hookup between the creative arts and the physical arts. Many of the same organizations we write about, which offer art and entertainment venues and classes, also offer physical fitness activities, like yoga and pilates. Dancing, from ballet to western line dancing, also offers opportunities to socialize a little, even if it’s only for home.
Bottom line, put down that bag of chips and can of soda. Turn off the TV and turn on the computer, and sign up for an exercise or activity class. Even better, tune in to a program that offers nutritional counseling—sorry, that won’t include junk food. You may discover a wealth of ways to look and feel good, so when we come out of Covid, you’ll come out fit and healthy.