Home Workouts For Those Who Are Self Isolating
With many of us either in isolation or social distancing ourselves, some of you may be at a loss of what to do. Instead of binge-watching that box-set you've already watched three times why not try some of these fitness apps/DVD'S?
Think Netflix, but for fitness. Fiit provides access to many of the best trainers in the country – including Adrienne Herbert, Alex Crockford and Richie Norton – for video-led workouts that can be completed in your bedroom and beyond. There are three categories to choose from – cardio, strength and re-balance, which includes yoga, Pilates, mobility and breath work – and all feature sessions comprised of body weight moves, so they’re accessible to everybody. There are hundreds of videos already available – either 25 or 40 minutes in length and varying in difficulty – and new ones drop frequently. Upgrading to a premium membership (which costs from £10 per month) provides you with a Fiit device, which allows you to live track your heart rate and calories burnt during a workout, and also provides access to unlimited classes and exclusive content.
A virtual take on the fitness class, GymCube is an online database of more than 700 do-at-home workout videos, plus regular sessions you can stream live. Workouts can be filtered by duration, target area, difficulty, equipment available, preferred trainer and the amount of calories you could burn, and there’s an option to follow a plan such as the 30 day challenge – if you prefer a little guidance.
Ideal for those who favour a fitness DVD but like a little bit of variety, FitFusion is an online subscription service that allows access to a catalogue of exercise videos, ranging from cardio and strength training, yoga, boxing and pre/postnatal-focussed workouts, too. The sessions vary in length, the 10-minute Body Transformation may sound like a breeze, but it’s brutal!
Joe Wicks, Lean in Fifteen
Lean in Fifteen features nine HIIT workouts that start at beginner level, and gradually increase in intensity as you complete them. The first eight are short 15-minute sessions, while the additional ninth – or “winner’s” – workout is a 30-minute killer, though with lots of cardio and full-body moves included, even the easier workouts will leave you puffing for breath.The DVD is ideal for those looking to increase general fitness levels, but if you’re looking for a more substantial, tailored plan, Wicks’ 90 Day Shift, Shape and Sustain plan might be more up your street.
SWEAT by Kayla Itsines
The Sweat With Kayla movement exploded across Instagram, and if you've yet to join Itsines' army, just mulling over a few of her photos and videos (she even did her regular workouts while almost 9 months pregnant!) will get you on board. We're not about sugarcoating: Her programs are tough, but you're going to love them anyway. Designed for women of all shapes and sizes and for all levels of fitness, the workout programs range from post-pregnancy to powerbuilding, and can be done at home or the actual gym! The app also provides users with weekly clean-eating meal plans and shopping lists.
Yoga With Adriene
Adriene Mishler is a yogi with purpose. She wants to use her instructional classes to help people live life better. As she puts it, “Yoga offers up a way for us to see a world that is working for you instead of against you.”
All Out Studio
All Out Studio offers instant workouts from the world’s most respected fitness brands, all in one place – Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Prevention, Runner’s World, and more. The workouts are for all levels, all goals, and all bodies. You’ll find everything from kettle bell workouts to high intensity dance cardio, yoga, and full-body strength training. These celebrity trainers don’t often share their secrets, but they do for All Out Studio’s app.
Whether your goal is to sculpt your physique, improve flexibility, or become one with your breath, there are countless yoga practices to get you there. DOYOUYOGA is a fantastic outlet for beginners to advanced yogis, providing hundreds of follow-along videos and practice series. With a yearly plan, you'll be granted full access to all programs, video classes, and practices with world-leading teachers (and you save money — it's just £8 per month for the whole year's subscription)
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