HOW TO WORK OUT WITH A MASK

While visiting in-person at Vivo, Mask coverings are now mandatory to be worn at all times including during any type of physical exercise or activity.

What does that mean for the fitness centre? You will have to wear a mask when working out, but don’t get worried. Just like learning how to do a pushup or a burpee, it gets easier the more you do it. 

Here are a few pointers to help ease into your workout.

START SLOW

When you’re starting to work out with a mask, you want to start slow and understand what your body can handle with a mask. This means you may need to lower your reps and take longer rest time in between sets and slowly progress. Be mindful and be aware of your breathing. 

FOCUS ON YOUR GOAL

When you focus more on the end goal and the results, you tend to think less about the face covering and will achieve a better workout.

WATER BREAKS

It is always good to stay hydrated but having a sip of water also allows you to take a quick break from your mask. Be sure you maintain physical distancing of 6-foot+ distance when drinking your water, and of course during your workout too.

FIND YOUR FIT

There are many different types of face coverings out there and just like finding the perfect workout pant or sneaker, the fit is personal. It might take a few tries to find a style you feel comfortable in and fits securely for a workout. Ones made of athletic fabric help wick away moisture more than traditional cotton or medical masks. Purchasing a few masks that you can rotate is best so that you don’t have to wash your mask every day!

BRING AN EXTRA

Things may get a little sweaty during your workout. Bring an extra that you can swap out after your workout to be more comfortable and hygienic.

SOURCE: Chelsea Playbook