A broomstick for balance exercises. Soup cans for biceps curls and shoulder presses. Bottles of laundry detergent for dead lifts and bent-over rows.
Twin Cities personal trainer Amy Verby has used them all in the weeks since gyms were shuttered because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“We had to get creative,” said Verby, a Snap Fitness coach who leads free home boot-camp classes on Facebook Live and paid online group-training sessions via Zoom. “Not all of our clients had weights and gym equipment at home.”
Like Verby, trainers across the country are coming up with quarantine workouts using household supplies. And people are actually doing them.
More than 870 people viewed a late April Snap Fitness boot camp on Facebook live — complete with soup-can triceps kickbacks and kettlebell exercises using a tub of cat litter.
While setting up a home gym isn’t cheap, even