Finding the Motivation to Work Out During the Pandemic is Hard, But It Will Help You in Many Ways

Motivation to workout during the pandemic

Before the Pandemic, you might have found it easier to work out. You had a routine, a schedule. You went to the gym, or maybe you even had a trainer supporting you and providing you motivation and accountability to whip you into shape. But being quarantined at home has shown us all that, now more than ever, being active is absolutely critical.

There is a growing body of research evidence that shows exercise has a positive impact on our mood and positively impacts brain health as well. And University of Virginia researchers found that regular exercise boosts your immune system. It can also reduce one of the leading factors of death in patients with the COVID-19 virus. So you see all the evidence. How do you convince yourself to get moving at home or motivated to return to your gym?

 It all starts with how you look at exercise. Instead of thinking of it as “work” and stressing about losing weight or getting those six-pack abs you’ve always dreamt about. Think of it as playing a game. Try finding a great fitness app like TriadXP that allows you to listen to your favorite music for inspiration and energy as you workout. Change your mindset about exercise, and you’ll find a whole new way to improve your mood after long hours of screen time in Zoom meetings.

Exercise releases endorphins, which often are accompanied by a positive and energizing outlook on life. Surely we can all agree we need a little more of that right now. So stop thinking of exercise as work, instead see it as a happy place, an escape, and a means of feeling better about the future. The good news is you don’t need a gym membership, a lot of time, or a lot of fancy equipment to find your happy place. With a great fitness app and the right routine, you are on your way to feeling joyful.

 In fact, calisthenics and bodyweight workouts are proven by military and fitness experts like Al Kavadlo, Danny Kavadlo, Navy Seal, Stew Smith, Dr. Rick Kattouff, Laura Tarbell, and many others who offer their programs on and the TriadXP fitness app.  

You don’t need a lot of time either; according to Dr. Otto, a Ph. D. in Psychology at Boston University, you get a mood enhancement effect within 5 minutes of moderate exercise. So, find 5, 10, 20, or 30 minutes in your day for a quick workout. Pop in your earbuds, tap on your TriadXP fitness app, and get started. You’ll find yourself feeling more upbeat in today’s challenging times.   

About the Author:

Mike Elia is the CEO of Triad Fitness Group. He founded the company and launched to help everyone achieve or exceed their personal fitness goals. Mike believes technology can help bring fitness content to life, making it easy for everyone to find their perfect workout so they can get moving on their path to better overall health and wellness. He also believes technology shouldn't interfere; it should enhance your workout experience and your results. Find a workout to help you reach your fitness goals at

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