Bringing personal training into your home
Push back the sofa, get your sweat on. Exercise is hugely important for both our physical and mental health. With lockdowns keeping us at home, now more than ever we need to keep up our exercise regime. Luckily, many trainers and fitness instructors have made their high quality and inspiring workout videos readily accessible on YouTube.
We’ve selected classes from our favourite instructors, all providing free, full length, workout videos. Whatever your fitness level or goal, there’s something for everyone, from yoga to HIIT, Pilates to dance. There are plenty of equipment free options too and all from the comfort of your own home!
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Best-Selling Workout Leggings
These OVRUNS high waist, workout leggings with pockets are one of the best-selling women’s leggings on Amazon. Super soft, comfortable, flattering and great for any form of exercise or casual wear. Available in multiple colours from Amazon here.
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Cassey Ho is an award-winning fitness instructor and creator of Blogilates. With a wide range of free workout videos available, Cassey’s channel focuses on ab exercises, butt & thigh exercises, arm exercises, pilates, cardio routines, fat burning workouts, high intensity interval training workouts (HIIT), stretching and flexibility routines and so much more!
This workout: POP Pilates for Beginners. Total Body Workout. Cassey takes you through a Pilates workout for beginners. You will work your abs, your legs, and your arms. Principles such as proper breathing, posture, and form are explained in a very detailed manner, so this is also a great exercise video for people trying to understand Pilates basics.Watch
Yoga with Adriene provides high quality practices on yoga and mindfulness at no cost to inspire people of all ages, shapes and sizes. Over 500 free videos in organised playlists
This workout: Join Adriene on Day 1 of The 30 Days of Yoga journey.Watch
Exercise Mat for Yoga or Pilates
Get started with this Proworks Non-Slip Exercise Mat for Yoga or Pilates. The mat comes in eight colours and includes a strap holder. Dimensions 183cm x 60cm x 1cm. Available from Amazon here.
Rick Bhullar is a weight loss coach and former professional dancer turned personal trainer. Rick’s low impact workouts are accessible for anyone, safe on your joints and fun to do. Get Fit With Rick has a range of great walking workouts to choose from.
This workout: Take it back to the 80s, walking at home, 3000 steps in 22 minutesWatch
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For an upbeat dance workout, look no further! The Fitness Marshall will have you sweating and laughing at the same time. Original Dance Workouts created by Caleb Marshall, choose your songs, make a playlist, turn up the volume and dance along with Caleb, huge amounts of fun. He also has tutorial videos to help you get to grips with all the moves before you try following a song.
This workout : Dance workout to Me Too by Meghan Trainor.Watch
Pahla B, your best middle-aged fitness friend. makes fun workouts and shares easy, practical information for women over 50. Her mission is to help you navigate the menopause years, and beyond, with sweat, laughter and loving support.
This workout: Mood boosting walking with hand weights, low impact cardio workout.Watch
Exercise Hand Weights
Exercising with hand weights is great for improving muscle tone, core strength and increasing calorie burn. These Gallant Neoprene Dumbbells come in 1kg, 1.5kg or 2.5kg. Available from Amazon here.
POPSUGAR Fitness offers fresh fitness tutorials, workouts, and exercises that will help you on your road to healthy living, weight loss, and stress relief. With playlists for Core, strength, cardio, legs, abs, arms, they have workouts for every part of your body.
This workout : 30-Minute No-Equipment Cardio & HIIT Workout With Charlee AtkinsWatch
Dr. Brianne Grogan, a Doctor of Physical Therapy and wellness coach, is dedicated to making pelvic floor and core fitness safe, effective, and fun. She offers playlists and videos specific to women’s health, prolapse, bladder leakage, pelvic pain/tension and more.
This workout: Pelvic floor home exercise program, strengthening and awareness.Watch
Leg Master Pelvic Floor Exerciser
This clever Leg Master Pelvic Floor Exerciser was developed for Fiona Summers 55, Mum of 5, by her husband Neil Summers to specifically target the pelvic floor. The exerciser can be used standing, sitting down and the handle removed for under-desk use. Also works inner thighs and lower abdomen. Available from Amazon here.
Jessica promises ‘No crazy exercises, revealing outfits or negative energy here, just common sense fitness, advice, and support from a certified wellness coach, trainer, and instructor with 20 years of experience, and her sidekick, Peanut the French bulldog’. Lots of variety from beginner workouts to kickboxing sessions, just select a workout by time, style or activity.
This workout : 30-Minute ‘Knee Friendly’ Total Body Barre Workout.Watch
Over 500 free workouts range from 10-85 minutes long, from beginner level to elite athlete, from HIIT to Pilates, and strength training to bodyweight. To find your perfect workout you can filter by time, difficulty, body part, training type and equipment.
This workout : 10 Min Abs Workout. At Home Abdominal and Oblique ExercisesWatch
Gym and running trainers
Kick-start your workouts with these top-selling, affordable gym and running trainers from Get Fit, in over 20 different colours. Available from Amazon here.