Developing New Fitness Habits at Home

By: Isabelle Pasin

With all of us now spending our days at home, it can feel like a major change in routine. While our daily routines have definitely changed and we are now looking for new routines, having some kind of daily or weekly fitness routine can help us keep a sense of normalcy. Here are a few ways you can develop new fitness habits and routines while you are staying at home.[/column]

Set an alarm!

I always have the habit of setting an alarm every morning, even if I do not necessarily have anywhere to go. This helps keep your sleeping schedule consistent, which maintains your energy levels for your fitness activities! It can also help you get out of bed to do that morning at-home workout 😉

Create a workout schedule!

This will help keep you accountable to your fitness goals and create a plan of action for how you want to stay active at home!

Find your favourite time to exercise!

This is something that I always suggest to students, whether you are working out at home or at the gym. Some people like to work out early in the morning, and some people prefer to work out at night. Figure out when your energy is highest and stick to what you like! This will keep you motivated.

Make use of online resources!

With everyone #WorkingFromHome, the amount of online fitness resources available has grown a lot. Be sure to check out our Instagram account @ubcrec for examples of at-home workouts, live workout classes, and fitness tips! Follow along with our workouts if you are unsure of how to exercise at home.

Find a fun workout playlist!

When you are exercising at home, you can play whatever music you want! Find something that makes you happy, keeps you moving, and keeps you motivated to finish your workout. You can check out Spotify or Apple Music for some playlist ideas.

Keep it up!

Remember, we won’t be at home forever. If you can do your part now and #StayAtHome, we can all be back in the gym in no time! Keep up your fitness routine at home as best as you can to maintain your mental and physical health and crush your fitness goals. Don’t give up! We will all be back at UBC Recreation soon 😉


These tips can help us all adjust to a new routine while staying active and healthy. Keep up with @ubcrec on Instagram for more updates and to stay connected with us! We are all in this together, feel free to contact us if you have any questions, ideas, or suggestions! Your personal trainers have a lot more content coming up for you. Stay healthy!