No need to join a gym in 2020 – here’s our pick of the latest on-demand networks you can subscribe to so you can boost your body at home!
MATT ROBERTS BODY NETWORK £15 per month.
The Netflix of the workout world, Body Network boasts a holistic mix of health and fitness videos from some of the UK’s leading experts. Not just workouts, the network also provides rehabilitation programmes, a tri-part introduction to mindfulness and meditation, and nutritional programmes too.
Unlike other on-demand services, this network caters for outdoor exercisers too. The10K training plan from running expert Charlie Webster is designed to help you hit a 6.2-mile goal, including interval workout audio sessions you can take on your run. The Get Fit for Cycling series aims to improve cycling performance, a great option for off-season bike training.And there’s a host of popular gym and home workouts, too.such as Pilates, yoga, postnatal exercise and boxing plans. Many workouts start at beginner level and progress to > advanced training, so you learn the techniques needed to do J the exercises properly.
GREAT FOR helping reach s your performance goals.
BEACH BODY ON DEMAND £2.99 per week; beachbody.co.uk
Beach Body pioneers some of the most popular workouts worldwide – we’re talking Insanity, PiYo, P90X – so this is the place to come to be ahead of the game. There are ‘sneak peek’ workouts of up-and- coming programmes, such as Shaun T’s Cize or Hammer & Chisel, in which you get to try the latest sessions first. Plus, Q&A videos with the top trainers reveal insider secrets! And if you don’t know which workout to do, there’s even a ‘challenge du jour’ session.The best bit. however, is that Beachbody On Demand (BOD) is great for all levels, whether you follow Autumn Calabrese Active Maternity programme or the sports-friendly Insanity The Asylum schedule.
A lot of the programmes are time-oriented – there’s the 21 -day fix or the 90-day P90x plan – perfect if you have a shape-up goal for 2016. It’s really easy to use and you can even stream it via the On Demand app to devices such as tablets. Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV. Handy.
GREAT FOR helping reach your shape-up goals.
YOOGAIA £14.99 per month: yoogaia.com
Can’t find a yoga class you love? Log onto Yoogaia. The online yoga studio provides live classes across a range of low-impact disciplines including Pilates, barre, core exercise and. of course, yoga. There’s a packed schedule with daily workouts such as Yin Yoga Stretch or Barre Cardio Express available for you to book onto. The live workouts happen via your webcam – the instructor can see you and you can see the instructor but exercisers can’t see one another – face- to-face instruction with a leading expert. Shy? Then don’t worry; you don’t have to switch your webcam on.
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A nice feature is that, if you miss one of your regular sessions, you can catch up with the workout via the ‘Recording’ tab – something you can’t do when you miss your favourite gym class.It’s great for mums, newbies and anyone who wants to try a specific class that might not be available in your area. This site comes thoroughly recommended.
GREAT FOR helping reach your wellbeing goals.
LES MİLLS ON DEMAND £9.95 per month; \esmills ondemand. Com
If you’re already au fait with the popular Les Mills gym classes – think Body Pump. Body Combat, Body Balance or Grit – you’re going to love On Demand because you can do the same workouts from home when you can’t make it to the gym. On the other hand, if you’re new to Les Mills exercise, this is a great place to start – you can build plenty of confidence before trying these workouts at the gym surrounded by other people.
Les Mills Junior (grandson of the original, who created Grit) recommends newbies start with the kit-free 20-minute Grit Cardio class. But, if that’s not your thing, you can view the ‘Introduction’ videos to discover which class whets your appetite. There’s a really great variety of workouts on the site, but some, such as Body Pump or RPM, require kit. Still, On Demand cannot be faulted for its great playlists, fantastic workouts and non-stop instructor enthusiasm. And there’s even an exercise video for kids! GREAT FOR helping reach your gym-fitness goals
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