Sadly, summer has begun in earnest and it’s regularly hitting triple digits outside. That limits our exercise options. DH has also been getting wrist problems along with my back problems doing online yoga, so he’s cut down substantially on that. DC2 has been used to getting a ton of exercise at school and camp and it looks like camp won’t be happening so zie needs something to get the zoomies out now that we can’t just kick the kids out of the house at any hour. If we sign a waiver we can use the HOA pool… but … masks don’t work in pools…
I did not think we would ever get an exercise bike, because we have real bikes and exercise bikes take space. But DH’s SIL put one on her amazon wishlist that she’d done a lot of research on, and it seemed reasonable, so we bought one for ourselves too (amazon affiliate link). It was around ~325 all told and is light and smallish (not small, but smaller than my parents’ old exercise bike). We like it fine. DC2 especially likes it. I’ve been breaking up my walking around while I watch youtube videos with exercise biking while watching youtube videos.
Speaking of walking around, I was doing it so much that our carpet stopped being as protective as it had been and my feet started hurting so I got some house slippers with arch support from zappos (amazon affiliate link). They’re kind of hot for summer walking, but they do help when my feet start to hurt.
DH also got a boxing game for Nintendo Switch, though he’s a bit squicked out by the sexualization of the female characters in it (you can buy them skimpy clothing as rewards, for example). He says it’s a work out.
AND, Ring Fit, which is the whole reason DH bought a Switch to begin with before the Pandemic, finally became available locally (~$80, as opposed to the $250 resellers were selling it for). DH put on a mask and high-tailed it to the Target the next town over (our Target was already sold out!) where they took one out of the back for him since they hadn’t had time to stock the shelves from that morning’s shipment yet. Ring Fit comes with a ring that you push and pull on to provide arm exercises, and a thing for your leg to attach the other controller. You run and push and pull etc. to move your avatar forward in a video game and collect coins and fight enemies. It is definitely fun and it’s a workout for all of us (set at different levels– mine is set one lower than the kids who are set one lower than DH :/ ), though it is very good at reminding me how terrible my coordination is compared to normal people (just like DDR used to back in the day).
One of my friends bought a stroller for her cat(!)
Have you discovered any new exercise things since summer started?