With gyms around the world forced to close, the fitness industry is bouncing back using the power of social media. We’ve put together a list of our favourite workouts that can be done from the comfort of your front room, so throw on your favourite gym kit and prepare to get creative with some heavy household objects. Beach bod 2021, here we come.
If, like me, the thought of missing out on your weekly red room sweat session fills you with dread – fear not. With all of its UK studios currently closed, Barry’s trainers across the country are going live from their living rooms every single day, four times a day, providing us with totally free workouts. Expect an excruciating amount of burpees, squats and pulses. Find full timetables on their Insta, @barrysuk.
What’s more, Amelia Smith, Barry’s Manchester instructor and certified booty queen, is putting followers through their paces three times a week with live workouts every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. Head to her Instagram page @ameliacourntey to check them out.
With almost ten years of personal training experience between them, KOR founders Tom Melody and Josh Yell have developed their very own lockdown fitness guide. For just £9.99, you’ll find three weeks of progressive, at-home workouts and tons of healthy recipes, as well as a Spotify playlist to get you going.
The Manchester-based studio is also sharing regular challenges with its followers over on @madebykor, including ‘beat the instructor’ burpees and ‘1,000 rep’ competitions.
Hero Training Club
The Angel Gardens-based fitness and wellbeing hub has launched heroLIVE – a series of daily live workouts led by their instructors. Get your yoga fix with their FLOW classes, or sweat it out from the comfort of your living room with heroHIIT. You’ll find a full weekly timetable over on their Insta, @herotrainingclubs.
Jessica Olie, Yoga instructor and creator of yoga and mindfulness app, Align with Olie, has teamed up with a handful of other fitness professionals to bring followers a schedule of varied workouts every week. If you’re feeling stressed, grab a mat (or blanket, in my case) and devote a couple of hours a week to deep breathing and a good stretch. Catch Jess twice a week teaching yoga on @jessicaolie.
You’ll also find collabs with celeb PTs Bradley Simmonds and Korey Rowe for some intense glute workouts and HIIT sessions.
So, Joe’s PE sessions are technically for kids – but what better way to start your morning than bouncing around to some silly moves in your pjs. Head over to Joe’s YouTube channel The Body Coach TV, where you’ll find a bank of PE with Joe videos, alongside tons of other workouts, including simple exercise routines for beginners and seniors.