d is doing regimens out of the Nike app on their phone; there's an enormous variety of plans from beginner to athelete, with some equipment or none, routines targeting any or multiple muscle groups or activities, and specific moves with video demos of each one. It's an impressive system, which costs nothing, and isn't demanding of personal data beyond an email address.
It almost makes me want to buy a pair of shoes just to say thanks.
I'm composing my own workouts based on routines from the Nike repertoire and my own desires, as some of my limitations are harder to avoid (like, no lateral knee strain -- I guess this is what braces are for?).
We graduated to this from the limits of a professionally created set of three workouts d had made for themself last year; we'd extended the routine as far as we could and needed more challenge.
Which we did because we moved into a building that had a dedicated gym space.
We'd done 7 minute workout routines, as well as 100 burpee challenges, in prior years when we had the house, but they didn't really stick for long.
Now I've got a watch that nags me when I sit for too long, and says ping when I do enough exercise or move actively, so there's a little gamification which I already feel taking effect. I get 3 minutes of "workout" when I climb the 9 flights of stairs from the basement. I also get credit for walking briskly on errands. It also tells me about my heart rate, which is resting around 60, and confirms that I have the occasional premature ventricular contraction (PVC), which is harmless.
We walk almost everywhere in this city, and when we don't have time to walk or the weather is ass, there's the TTC. The motorcycles are just getting dusty and I don't think I can justify keeping them.
Rambling, I guess.
Tomorrow is Toronto's big Climate Strike/March. We'll be starting at Queen's Park (provincial capital) and I am expecting it will be truly frigging epic in size. I dyed my hair and beard last night. A dark red with tints of blue. Not my eyebrows though. Christ no, I like my vision.
In shittier news -- Saturday the fash have promised to march up Church street right through the Village, which is not going to go well. Every queer organization has called up people to non-violently march in opposition and it will probably be at least 10-1 if not much higher. I'd be surprised if there wasn't just a human wall on Church street somewhere keeping them from getting farther than Alexander St. Anyway, I'll be joining that party, too, though probably just wearing earplugs and holding a sign. We have plenty of black-bloc trained people who will engage to keep vulnerable folks safe if needed.