#FitnessGoals at Home: Dealing With Coronavirus Celebrity Style


#FitnessGoals at Home: Dealing With Coronavirus Celebrity Style

Illustration: Aishwarya Nayak

Following the coronavirus outbreak, health officials have advised people to self-quarantine and practice social distancing in order to contain the growing pandemic. By the end of last week, with cases rising around the nation, various state governments had indefinitely shut down or limited access to public spaces like schools, cinema halls, and airports among others.

The novel coronavirus Covid-19 may have gotten all the nations (and their gyms) on a temporary lockdown, but for fitness enthusiasts, the grind never stops!

On March 16, Katrina Kaif, known for being a disciplined fitness devotee, took to her personal Instagram to share a 7-part #WorkoutFromHome video.

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Seen alongside the most sought-after Bollywood fitness trainer, Yasmin Karachiwala, who also established the first Pilates studio in Mumbai, Kaif emphasises on the importance of keeping your body fit, even if it’s a 20-25-minute workout. “You don’t have to stress your body,” the actress explains, “But even a little bit of workout is good for your immunity.”

Dressed in Reebok, the fitness duo then break down the routine, which consists of 6 exercises, each comprising 3 sets and a number of reps. From reverse lunges to mountain climbers, Kat seems to have got us covered this quarantine season.

Not too far behind, is former Miss Sri Lanka Jacqueline Fernandez. Known to ace her fitness game, be it sweating it at the gym or going from rookie pole dancer to pro, the actress has always given us #FitnessGoals.

“Stretch 💖 keep that spine healthy and happy! Yoga poses are my fav, anytime, anywhere!,” read the caption of her first video, while the follow-up video asked users to “put on some good relaxing music 💖💖💖 and breathe!!!”

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💖 make sure you put on some good relaxing music 💖💖💖 and breathe!!!

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Fernandez also posted a video of herself practising surya namaskars with a very enthusiastic caption: “This is 1 surya namaskar, 20 mins you can do 20 and it’s a great workout! I do 108 😁 yoga to the rescue!!!”


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Bollywood’s favourite fitness icon Shilpa Shetty Kundra too is making the most of quarantine, and putting the stairs to use. Gym equipment, what’s that? “Most people use the lack of time as an alibi to not workout and what better time than now!” the mother of two says at the start of her clip.


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The IGTV video, aptly titled, “Monday Motivation in self-isolation!” features Shetty performing 8 exercises. The workout has also been shared on the actress’ TikTok channel, where it is split up into 2 parts.

Shetty goes the extra mile by talking viewers through the benefits of each exercise.

@theshilpashettyPart 1: Self-isolation mein bhi fit reh sakte hain, ##HomeFitness ke iss routine ke saath…##fyp ##SwasthRahoMastRaho ##GetFit2020 ##fitness ##tiktokindia♬ original sound – theshilpashetty

Besides Shetty, who took this quarantine as a chance to promote TikTok’s ongoing coronavirus awareness campaigns, TikTok star Shayan Siddiqui too posted three videos under the hashtag, HomeFitness.

@shayansiddiqui##homefitness Fight corona by staying at home 🏠♬ original sound – Shayan Siddiqui

Each video focuses on different workouts and muscle groups — from exercises to help lose belly fat to routines for leg days, he covers it all.

Meanwhile, Hollywood stars are putting TikTok to use too! Actress Jessica Alba, who frequents the platform, posted a quick fitness video featuring 3 exercises for a cardio workout.

@jessicaalbaNeed a break frm news & feelin restless. I created a cardio routine w my Honorcita u can do anywhere ##fitnesschallenge ##athomecardio♬ Over it Chinese New Year Remix by JohhnyG – kingvader

Ashley Tisdale of High School Musical fame, posted a short dance cover of the franchise’s famous song, “We’re All In This Together” as part of her “workout while on self quarantine”. All aboard the nostalgia train in 3… 2… 1…

@ashleytisdaleMy work out while on Self Quarantine. I can’t believe I remembered it 😝♬ original sound – ashbash2425

Kim Sharma, Mallaika Arora, and Jason Derulo are amongst other celebrities who’ve backed fitness routines in these times of quarantine. Multiple social media users too have posted their own no-gym required exercises and have helped push the safety agenda across. It’s safe to say coronavirus has not managed to take way our #FitnessGoals.