Welcome to The Workout From Home Diaries. Throughout our national self-isolation period, we’ll be sharing single-exercise deep dives, offbeat belly-busters and general get-off-the-couch inspiration that doesn’t require a visit to your (now-shuttered) local gym.
The New York Times recently reached out to 511 epidemiologists, asking them when they expect to resume a range of activities in their personal lives, from bringing in packages without taking any extra precautions to attending a concert. Many situations received votes for later in the summer (“Vacation overnight within driving distance”), while some even received votes for never again (“Hug or shake hands when greeting a friend”). There was one activity in particular, though, that the world’s premier scientists couldn’t agree on: “Exercise at a gym or fitness studio.”