Staying healthy is on the forefront of everyone's mind right now so we're compiling a list of ways to keep your muscles moving, specifically OFF your couch.
Photo Credit: Bethany Smith Yoga (@bethanysmithyoga). Be sure to check out her interview, YouTube channel, and best advice for staying healthy throughout your at-home activities.
Eat Your Greens (Make Your Mama Proud)
Humanitree House: Can you say kale yeah? This family-owned business uses ingredients that satisfy all vegan, organic, and local lover’s needs so take your quarantine to the next level with a juice cleanse. Simply text your juice order to 706.832.9750 for delivery or pick-up. Follow them on Instagram (@humanitreehouse) and visit their website for more information.
The Southern Salad: Make a bowl or order a smoothie to help support local businesses AND stay healthy. Be sure to follow the greens on Instagram and check out their website for a full menu (@thesouthernsalad).
The New Moon Café: Think of this local favorite as a Build-A-Smoothie location. Spinach, bananas, greek yogurt and BLEND! Follow their Instagram for some blend-spiration (@newmooncafe) and visit their website for more information.
Due to growing health concerns, all restaurants have been mandated by the State of Georgia to close their dining facilities. For local businesses offering curbside pickup or delivery services, check out our list here.
ProTip: The Southern Salad is giving a FREE smoothie or grilled cheese to kids with a paying adult!
All Sweat, No Stress
Oxygen Fitness: Has your gym closed? No worries! Oxygen Fitness is streaming LIVE videos of workouts to do AT-HOME. Follow their Instagram (@oxygenfitstudio) for a schedule of workouts that include yoga & barre classes.
SPACE Yoga Studio: Homeschooling and need a little physical education? Join the live stream community and grab an at-home yoga class for the whole family. Namaste and follow their Instagram (@spaceyogastudio) for a complete schedule.
ProTip: Oxygen Fitness and SPACE Yoga Studio are both going live on their Instagram stories so join a class from your phone!
Where the Wild Things Are
Phinizy Swamp: This nature park is nestled about a mile and a half outside of downtown Augusta and is the perfect outdoor escape and educational visit for the kids so take a drive - visiting the park is FREE from dawn to dusk.
Rent a Bike: Feeling a bit cooped up? Rent a bike from the Andy Jordan’s Bicycle Warehouse. All bicycles are being thoroughly disinfected before and after each use. Visit their website for rates and products. ProTip: For all you at-home parents, use this as a “field-trip" idea (and a break from homeschooling).
Is dog walking your cardio? Take your fur-baby for some exercise on the Augusta Riverwalk, at the Augusta Canal Heritage Area, or hit a trail on the Forks Area Trail System (F.A.T.S) for great scenery and fresh air. Don’t forget the leash!
ProTip: Be sure to snap a few photos of your pup and #LoveAugusta - we'll absolutely share 1,000 pictures of your fur-baby.
Bethany Smith Yoga: A yogi and fitness influencer, this local instructor is doing at-home classes on her YouTube channel and providing tips for staying active while you quarantine. We interviewed her for the best advice to keep you active while continuing your at-home schedule.
- Write It Down: "If you’ve never worked out 7 days a week, or if you are at home with your spouse or child, you’re setting yourself up for failure. Be realistic and write down a schedule."
- Create Your Space: “With all of this social distancing and having to stay home, getting outside and soaking up some good Vitamin D is going to be good for you mentally as well. If going outside isn’t an option, create a ready-made space inside. That can be your living room, office, balcony or backyard - just make it your own! I share my workout space with my living room, so everyone in my family just moves my weights, mats, and blocks to the corner when we're not active."
- Show Up: “Commit right now to moving your body during this time. It doesn’t matter if you walk a mile, practice 30-minutes of yoga, or rock out an hour of HIIT exercises, moving your body throughout the week is going to help you stay sane!”