How to Access X4L Online Gym

Access Online Workouts
Access Online Workouts

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Get them all for free, every day without charge by signing up. No bank details required, continue your fitness journey online with Xercise4Less Gyms. 

Here’s a step-by-step process for members to gain access to the X4L Online Gym which allows members to follow @home workouts, view the class schedule and book onto the live stream and on-demand classes:

Step 1:

Open your X4L app and on the home screen of the app, tap ‘My Club’ or clicking on the arrows in the top right hand corner of your screen.

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Step 2:

Once the name of your club appears, you need to tap ‘switch club’. If that option doesn’t appear, please click on the arrows in the top right hand corner. Once you’ve done that, then tap on the ‘+’ in the top right hand corner.

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Step 3:

Once you’ve tapped on the ‘+’ it should then open up a map of the UK. Tap on the search bar and type in ‘Leeds’. It doesn’t matter where your home club is in the UK, you need to do this to access the virtual club.

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Step 4:

Once you’ve clicked search, an ‘X4L Online Gym’ on Kirkstall Road option should appear. Tap this and then ‘add to my clubs’ to gain access to the information you need.

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Step 5:

Switch over to this club to access the schedule and to book both the live stream and on-demand classes. When you’ve finished, switch back to your original home club to use the app as you usually would.

Download the Mobile X4L App Today

Download the Xercise4Less Gyms app today and to access your account for your phone and stay focused on your fitness goals. Click the workouts icon for all our @Home Workouts and click on the classes icon to book all of our live stream and on-demand GX classes. There you can browse the weekly exercise class schedule to find the right class for you. Choose the fitness class in that you want to attend and click book. You’re now ready for your live virtual class at home.

Using Your Bodyweight to Boost Your Fitness

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Man Doing Plank in Gym

Equipment Free Workouts with Your Bodyweight

Whilst our gyms are closed, we’re encouraging our members to continue working on their fitness and to keep pushing themselves to achieve amazing things just as they were before we closed our gyms. You might have limited amount of equipment or have none at all but that’s not a problem. There are plenty of ways that you can use just your bodyweight to exercise in the comfort of your own home or your garden and still make positive steps on your fitness journey.

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Useful Bodyweight Exercise to Try at Home

The possibilities with bodyweight exercises is endless. They’re also very simple exercises that everyone can perform no matter their fitness ability and strength. Bodyweight exercises require nothing expect yourself. No need for anything else. If you’re new to exercise or a gym veteran, bodyweight exercises can be really useful to include in your daily exercise routine at home or at the gym. Once our gyms reopen, keep performing these type of exercises as they’ll help with day-to-day tasks and your general health.

Some of the best bodyweight exercises for your lower body are squats, lunges, glute bridges, donkey kicks and jumping squats. These all push your muscles to work harder in your lower body and increase strength and mobility. If you’d like to work on your upper body, you’ll want to do exercises such a press ups, back raises, tricep dips and pull ups. All of these can be performed using just your bodyweight and have an amazing impact on your strength, muscle definition and general fitness. To really work your core and tone your stomach, bodyweight abs exercises are really effective. This means exercises such as sit ups, crunches, shoulder taps and scissor kicks.

Once you’ve got the basic moves mastered, this is when you can push yourself slightly out of your comfort zone and use weights and other machines and equipment to help you smash your goals and make positive growth on your fitness journey.

Neglecting Bodyweight is Neglecting Your Goals

Sometimes people think to get bigger and stronger you have to be using weights. Of course, weights are important in regards to this and are the catalyst for muscle growth and muscle definition but this will be difficult to do without having a strong base.

If you’re lifting heavy, perform bodyweight exercises to help you warm up and ease your muscles into the workout. If you’re new to the gyms and exercises, bodyweight exercises help to build up a strong foundation. For example, to work on your upper body strength, start with bodyweight press ups either laid flat or on your knees. Once you’ve built up enough confidence and strength to complete multiple sets of these quite easily, you can then move onto much more challenging exercises such as a bench press or chest fly.

You can make amazing progress just by using your bodyweight so try not to neglect these type of exercises and movements. Sometimes people think by doing bodyweight exercise that they’re not making progress when in fact, you’re making amazing progress and building strong foundations across your body to help you with running, weight training, group exercises class or general daily tasks.

Exercise at Home to Suit You and Your Goals

Whilst you might be missing your favourite piece of equipment from your Xercise4Less gym, use this time to try new things and mix up your typical training routine. If you usually rush over to the squat rack, follow a Leg Circuit in your living room of bodyweight lunges, squats and glute bridges and keep going until your muscles give in. If you’re a big fan of cardio training on the stair climbers, why not follow a HIIT workout guide packed with bodyweight moves to raise your heart rate and burn calories fast? Plus, all of our quality equipment and facilities will be waiting for you upon your return.

We’ve put together a wide range of  @Home Workouts that you can complete in the comfort of your own home/garden. There is something for everyone – any ability, any fitness goal, any age – so whilst our gyms are temporarily closed, give one of them a try and see how it goes. You might just fall in love with a type of training that you never tried before.

Whatever you’re doing at the moment, try your best to establish a positive exercises routine, stay safe, look after your mental health and we’ll see you once we reopen.

Working Out with Weights At Home

Dumbbells
Dumbbells

Using Weights to Encourage Progress at Home

We have a wide range of free weights and resistance equipment in all of our gyms which help you to increase muscle and boost your strength at Xercise4Less. Whilst our gyms are temporarily closed under Government instruction, we want to help you keep making positive progress with your fitness.

By using weighted equipment such as dumbbells, kettlebells, barbells and medicine balls, you have option to increase your muscle mass or just maintain the strength and muscle you already have. Play around with different techniques and styles of training to see which way of working works best for you.

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Get Creative with Your Weights at Home

If you’re one of the lucky ones who has some weighted equipment at home then congratulations! We’re aware that this equipment is difficult to hold of with an increase in demand so if you haven’t got equipment such as kettlebells, dumbbells, benches and squat racks at home, that’s not a problem because there are ways to work around this.

There are some great dumbbell alternatives that you probably already have in your home that you never thought of using. You could fill up some water bottles or empty fabric softener bottles. Bags of rice and sugar are also good alternatives. For heavier weights, fill two carrier bags with an even amount of jars and tins. To recreate a kettlebell at home, fill up a rucksack with heavy household items or use a tin of paint or even a bag of protein. Barbells could be created with some filled washing baskets on either side of a stick or pole. The possibilities are endless, just get creative and see what you already have in your home space.

Get creative with your types of training too. To encourage muscle growth, use time under tension techniques. This means performing reps slowly e.g. lower your body into a squat for 3 seconds, hold it and then return upright in 3 seconds. If you struggle with the weight whilst doing it, lower the weight and if it’s too easy, increase it.

Another way to maintain muscle and possibly boost strength is to perform a high number of reps and keep pushing yourself until you have no option but to give in. This means that you’re reaching your full potential and your muscles have no option but to get stronger. Increasing the frequency of training certain muscles will help you whilst you’ve got limited equipment too. Repeat the same 3 workouts twice in a week to ensure you’re maintaining the muscle that you’ve worked hard to build.

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Preventing Injury with Weighted Workouts

Whilst using free weights equipment at home, it’s just as important as ever to make sure that you’re exercising safely to prevent injury. Just like you would when using our gyms, before you start your workout, you need to be in a big enough exercise space so that you can move freely with little to no limitations.

If you can, try to position your workout in front of a mirror or somewhere that you’re able to see your reflection so that you can keep an eye on your form. For example, when performing weights squats your back should be straight at all times and not hunch over. If you don’t have a mirror big enough, set up your phone to record yourself and then watch it back to see if you’re making any mistakes that you can rectify next time. If you’re unsure of how to perform an exercise, complete your first couple of sets slowly until you’re comfortable with the form and can feel it working the correct muscles.

Home Workouts Will Help You on Your Fitness Journey

We understand how important your fitness journey is to you and that’s why we’ve created a wide range of @Home Workouts for different fitness abilities and fitness goals so that everyone can focus on their fitness journey at home. By signing up to our FREE 90 day online gym pass, you’ll have access to exclusive home workouts such a HIIT, Abs, Core, Buns of Steel, Shoulder Blast and many more. All existing Xercise4Less Gyms members already have access.

Stay active, stay safe and we look forward to seeing you once our gyms reopen.

Exercise at Home for Your Mental Health

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Woman Stretching on Yoga Mat

Exercise is Essential for Your Mental Health

Before we had to close our gyms under Government instruction, you may have been visiting the gym on a regular basis to help you move closer your fitness goals. Whilst you were doing this, it had a very positive impact on your mental health without you even realising it. Regular exercise works wonders for your wellbeing and mental strength. Now that our gyms are temporarily closed, try to remain focused on your fitness and include regular exercise into your daily routine to help you get feel happier and healthier.

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Establishing an Exercise Routine At Home

Self-isolation can be hard but something that will help you get through is establishing a daily or weekly routine. If you usually head to the gym first thing in a morning, still wake up early and do what you can from home. Similarly, if you’re a night owl, get that workout in just before winding down for the evening.

Something as simple as this can work wonders for your mental health because you’re still doing something productive regularly whether you workout for 15 minutes or an hour. Once your workout is over, endorphins will start flowing around your body and you’ll feel much more positive and uplifted. At times, especially when you feel stuck at home, it can be difficult to motivate yourself but remind yourself how good you’ll feel afterwards to give yourself the extra boost that you need.

Whilst you’re unable to use our equipment and facilities, don’t let that you push you backwards and reverse any progress and hard work. Try not to get too caught up in what you should be or could be doing, instead, make the most of the extra time you’ve got at home now. This could be doing a circuit workout in your living room, an upper body routine in your garden or going outside for a run for your one form of outdoor daily exercise. Every bit of exercise you’re doing at home will positively impact your mental health.

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How Exercise Can Help Your Mental Health

Throughout the Coronavirus crisis, you may experience some high days and some low days but one thing that you can do every day to make you feel better is moving your body. As soon as you start exercising, you’ll stop worrying about the negatives and will start to boost your overall mood as you focus on your next movement or getting through the workout. You’ll start to boost your mental strength as well as your physical strength so that the next time you do experience low mood or you’re lacking motivation, you’ll know to turn to exercise to make yourself feel better.

Try not to worry about what others are doing around you; you know yourself and your abilities so focus on that and follow exercise routines that will help you feel healthy and happy. Including regular exercise in your daily routine will help you relieve stress, improve your sleep and prevent the flow of worries and negative thoughts.

Exercise at Home to Suit You and Your Goals

Do you remember why you joined our gyms in the first place? Whether that was to help you lose weight, build up strength and muscle, tone and condition or have a positive impact on your mental health, you can still do that at home whilst our gyms are temporarily closed.

You’re not going to cancel out any of that hard work if you continue to exercise at home whether it’s low or high intensity. We understand how important your fitness journey is to you and that’s why we’ve created a wide range of @Home Workouts for different fitness abilities and fitness goals so that everyone can focus on their physical and mental health at home.

Use this time to try something new a try like Stretch or Balance or continue to follow your typical gym routine with Push, Pull and Full Body. Continue to exercise, establish a positive routine, stay safe and we look forward to seeing you when we re-open.

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On-Demand Fitness Classes, Are Here!

Get them all for free, every day without charge by signing up. No bank details required, continue your fitness journey online with Xercise4Less Gyms. 

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated live online exercise classes and workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

21/04 – HiiT Class – Sam – 10am Tuesday – 45m Session

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On-Demand Fitness Classes, Are Here!

Get them all for free, every day without charge by signing up. No bank details required, continue your fitness journey online with Xercise4Less Gyms. 

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated live online exercise classes and workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

Balance 2 Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

Balance Home Workout
Balance Home Workout

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Balance 2 Workout Guide at Home

We understand the importance of fitness, health and exercise and that’s why we’re encouraging everyone to keep working towards their goals whilst at home. At Xercise4Less Gyms, we’ve put together a number of home workouts that will help each and every single one of you focus on your fitness whilst at home, despite our gyms being closed on Government instruction from the 20th of March 2020. Smash those fitness goals, kickstart your fitness journey and join our fun and inclusive fitness community.

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

What is a Balance 2 Workout?

Our balance workout guide is made up of low intensity exercises and stretches that will help you to work on your balance and stability. Whilst you can’t get to the gym, why not try something new? Now that you’ve got a bit of extra time on your hands, work on something that you otherwise neglect or don’t prioritise. Following a balance workout guide will help you with your training routine once our gyms re-open because you’ll be better on your feet when performing squats, lunges and deadlifts etc. If your balance is one of your problem areas or if you’re keen to focus on a new area of fitness, give this balance workout guide a try and improve your stability.

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What You Need For a Balance 2 Workout

Nothing. This workout guide is made up with a mixture of bodyweight exercises that you can complete at home. It’s important to create a lot of space in your workout area for you to work on this as you don’t want to knock anything over in your home/garden and injury yourself. Test and improve your physical and mental strength with this balance workout guide.

Exercise 1: Windmill

For your first exercise, stand with your feet shoulder width apart and bend over so that your torso is parallel to the ground with your arms pointing out to the side. Bend to touch your right foot and then twist your body to touch your left. Keep alternating your arms as you go.

Complete this exercise for 35 seconds followed by a 10 second rest.

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Exercise 2: Knee Up to Overhead Lunge

For this next exercise, stand upright and bring your right leg in towards your chest. Wrap both hands around your knee to stretch your leg. Next, lower yourself down into a lunge on your right leg and then thrust your arms into the air. Push on your right heel to stand upright again and then repeat this movement with your left leg.

Complete this exercise for 40 seconds followed by a 15 second rest.

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Exercise 3: Hop and Stand (Right)

Stand upright with your legs together and simply hop forward on your right leg and hold your bodyweight on your right leg; your left leg needs to stay off the floor. Hold this for a couple of seconds and then move back to your starting point.

Complete this exercise for 45 seconds followed by a 25 second rest.

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Exercise 4: Hip Airplanes (Right)

Stand with your together and slowly push your right leg backwards so that your weight is now resting your left leg. Then, twist your hips so that your left hip is pointing outwards and you’re facing out towards your right side. Return your left leg to the ground and repeat.

Complete 2 sets of this exercise. The first set should be 40 seconds followed by a 15 second rest and the second set should be 40 followed by a 30 second rest.

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Exercise 5: Standing Knee Raises

Now stretch by standing up straight your feet together. Slowly lift your right leg towards your stomach and pull it close to your body by wrapping your hands around it. Then stick your arms out by your side to help you with your balance – hold this for a second and then place your foot flat on the floor. Repeat this movement with your left leg.

Complete this exercise for 45 seconds followed by a 20 second rest.

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If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

Exercise 6: Hop and Stand (Left)

Repeat the same exercise as before but now on your left leg. So, stand upright with your legs together and simply hop forward on your left leg and hold your bodyweight here for a couple of seconds. Try not to put your right foot down and you’re trying to improve your balance. The longer you can hold this position, the better. 

Complete 2 sets of this exercise. The first set should be 45 seconds followed by a 20 second rest and the second set should be 40 followed by a 30 second rest.

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Exercise 7: Hip Airplanes (Left)

Repeat the same movement as before but now on your left hand side. Start the first exercise with your feet shoulder width apart. Slowly push your left leg backwards so that your weight is now resting your right leg. Then, twist your hips so that your left hip is pointing outwards and you’re facing out towards your left side. Return your left leg to the ground and repeat.

Complete 2 sets of this exercise. The first set should be 40 seconds followed by a 15 second rest and the second set should be 40 followed by a 30 second rest. Once you’ve completed your final rest, start completing all the exercises again until you’ve completed two rounds.

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Balance 2 Workout Guide Summary:

Goal

 

Get Fit

Equipment

 

None required

Fitness Space

 

2m x 2m clear area like a living room, garden or dining room.

Level

 

Beginner

Duration

 

23 minutes

Days per week

 

2

Cycle Duration

 

1 Weeks

Repeat

 

Once a day

Xercise4Less Home Workout Guides

We have split our at home or at the gym workouts into a number of different focuses meaning that you can target different areas of your body throughout the week in a range of different style workouts. We aim to switch up these workouts each week. Whatever your goals and however you usually spend time in the gym, take this time to embrace something new and stay on track towards your current fitness goals.

Try our Balance 2 Home Workout by signing up to our exclusive member community today and get access to our motivational member forums, insider nutrition tips and much more!

Don’t Postpone Your Goals; Get Fit and Strong at Home

Being at home can still have a positive impact on your fitness journey. If you’ve got fitness goals you want to achieve, follow our home workouts and still make encouraging steps towards smashing those goals. All of the exercises that you find in our Balance 2 Workout from home can be performed in the comfort of your home or back in the gym. You can access the workout wherever and whenever you like from your phone, laptop or smart device.

Home Workout Safety Information

Before following the workout, make sure that you have enough space to perform movements freely to prevent any injury. If you need a piece of furniture to perform an exercise, make sure that it can stand your weight and that the movement feels comfortable. If you’re struggling, please switch the exercise for something that feels more natural. There isn’t much different in terms of safety when it comes to home workout vs gym workouts; just practice correct form to stay safe and prevent injury.

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Join our fun and inclusive fitness community

During this difficult time, we’re encouraging people to come together. Focus your love for fitness and the gym into our new series of home workouts that still allow you to work towards your goals and health in the comfort of your own home. Share your workouts with us and show us how you’re using this time to continue on your fitness journey with Xercise4Less Gyms. Once you’ve repeated the exercises at home and built up confidence, make a visit to the gym once we’re back open and use our wide range of quality equipment and facilities to improve your strength further.

All Xercise4Less Gyms provide members with access to a range of top quality kit as part of our great value gym memberships, including:

  • Private and self-contained Female Only gym zones for female members
  • Over 400 pieces of gym equipment for beginners to bodybuilders
  • Dedicated cardio and free weights training areas to build up your fitness
  • Motivated Personal trainers to help you achieve your health ambitions
  • Free weights ranging from 2kg to 75kg to build up your fitness
  • Wide range of resistance machines for toning and building muscle
  • Strength training apparatus like Olympic lifting platforms and squat racks for power lifters
  • Great selection of weight plates and cable machines for weight training
  • Large fitness studio perfect for stretching or creating custom mini cardio or light-weighted circuits with boxes, barbells, mats and plates
  • Purpose-built spinning-area with 30 spin bikes
  • Full-size boxing ring, MMA cage and punch bags in our amazing combat zone

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Pull Circuit 3 Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

Pull Circuit 3 Home Workout Guide
Pull Circuit 3 Home Workout Guide

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Pull Circuit 3 Workout Guide at Home

We want to ensure everyone is still able to stay fit, active and continue working towards their fitness goals. At Xercise4Less Gyms, we’ve put together a number of home workouts that will help you focus on your fitness whilst at home, despite our gyms being closed on Government instruction from the 20th of March 2020.

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

What Is a Pull Circuit 3 Workout?

If you’re not familiar with this style of training, pull training is a specific type of workout that means working on pull movements. For example, pulling a dumbbell upwards with your arm to perform a bicep curl or performing a bodyweight pull-up – both two amazing strength building exercises. A great thing about circuit training is that you burn calories fast and really work up a sweat meaning that you can really focus on those weight loss goals and drop your weight with a bit of hard work and dedication. A pull circuit is great at the gym or at home; follow this home workout and still make positive steps on your fitness journey until our gyms are open again.

Rowing Machine Workout

What You Need For a Pull Circuit 3 Workout

Our pull workout guide is packed with a range of movements that can be performed in the comfort of your home. To really push yourself, you’ll need some weighted equipment. In our gyms, we provide access to dumbbells, kettlebells and medicine balls. If you have this type of equipment in the house, choose a comfortable weight and start following the workout. If you don’t have weighted equipment, use household items instead. Grab a couple of tins or fill up carrier bags of tins and jars. You could use water bottles, boxes or bottles of washing detergent – now is the time to get creative! You’ll also need a stick to hold out in front of you. This could be a sweeping brush, mop or a weighted barbell if you have one at home.

Exercise 1: Deadlifts

Start this exercise with a great full body exercise that will target a lot of your major muscle groups. Stand upright and hold your weight between your legs. Bend down so that you touch the floor with your weight and then stand upright again, slightly leaning back as you come up. Try to keep your back straight when performing because hunching can cause an injury to your lower back.

Perform 15 reps followed by a 2 minute rest. Once your rest is over, move to the next exercise. After completing all 5 exercises, repeat the whole circuit again and complete 3 rounds in total.

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Exercise 2: Bent Over Rows

Next, stand up straight your feet shoulder width apart. Pick up your ‘dumbbells’ in each hand and lean forward so that your body in nearly parallel with your ground – slightly bend your knees so that this is more comfortable. This is your starting position. Now, extend your arms down to your knees and then pull them up to your belly button. Squeeze your back as you do this to work really work your upper body.

Perform 15 reps followed by a 2 minute rest. Once your rest is over, move to the next exercise. After completing all 5 exercises, repeat the whole circuit again and complete 3 rounds in total.

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Exercise 3: Standing Bicep Curls

Stand up straight with your weights in either hand. By standing up, you’ll be able to engage your core at the same time which is great for ab definition. To perform your first rep, simply pull your left arm up towards your shoulder and squeeze your bicep muscle. Now, repeat this movement with your right arm and continue alternating your arms in this way.

Perform 15 reps followed by a 2 minute rest. Once your rest is over, move to the next exercise. After completing all 5 exercises, repeat the whole circuit again and complete 3 rounds in total.

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Exercise 4: Back Raises

For this next exercise, you’ll need to lay on the floor so make sure that you’ve got enough space to do go. Lay flat onto your stomach with your legs out straight. Stretch your arms out in front of you and perform your first rep by lifting your chest and arms off the floor and keeping your arms straight. This is working your back but try not to overextend as this could cause an injury to your back.

Perform 15 reps followed by a 2 minute rest. Once your rest is over, move to the next exercise. After completing all 5 exercises, repeat the whole circuit again and complete 3 rounds in total.

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Exercise 5: One Leg Deadlift (Right)

For this next exercise, stand up straight again and hold your ‘stick’ with both hands. To perform your one leg deadlift, slowly kick your right leg backwards and up whilst moving your body down so that it’s parallel to the floor. One rep is completed then your leg and body are both straight and parallel to the floor. Return upright and then repeat this movement.

Perform 15 reps followed by a 2 minute rest. Once your rest is over, move to the next exercise. After completing all 5 exercises, repeat the whole circuit again and complete 3 rounds in total.

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If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

Exercise 6: One Leg Deadlift (Left)

Repeat this movement again but now pushing your left leg backwards. Your bodyweight should be resting your right leg so you might find it slightly more difficult this time. Just try to keep your balance the best that you can; the stick should help.

Perform 15 reps followed by a 2 minute rest. Once your rest is over, move to the next exercise. After completing all 5 exercises, repeat the whole circuit again and complete 3 rounds in total.

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Exercise 6: Standing Hammer Curls

Hammer curls target your biceps and will pump your arm muscles. Stand upright with your weighted equipment at either side of your body. Stand one leg slightly further out than the other for additional support and then pull your arms up towards your shoulders vertically not horizontally. Try to squeeze your arms and hold each rep for a couple of seconds to really work your muscles.

Perform 15 reps followed by a 2 minute rest. Once your rest is over, move to the next exercise. Now that you’ve completed all of the exercises, repeat the whole circuit again and complete 3 rounds in total.

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Not sure how to perform each exercise? Want someone to coach you through each movement? Watch our Personal Trainer Callum as he guides you through this full Pull Circuit 3 Workout.

Pull Circuit 3 Workout Guide Summary:

Goal

 

Weight Loss

Equipment

 

Weighted equipment or household alternatives

Stick or mop/sweeping brush

Fitness Space

 

4m x 4m clear area like a living room, garden or dining room.

Level

 

Novice

Duration

 

30 minutes

Days per week

 

1

Cycle Duration

 

1 Weeks

Repeat

 

1-2 times a day

Xercise4Less Home Workout Guides

We have split our at home or at the gym workouts into a number of different types and focuses so that there is something to everyone regardless of fitness goals, strength, ability and more. By choosing from our wide range of home workouts, you can follow different exercises throughout the week to help you keep fit. We’ll be switching up our workouts weekly and daily so look out for something suited to you and your goals. Whatever your fitness journey looks like and however you usually spend you time in the gym, use this time whilst our gyms are closed to stay on track and once we re-open, we can continue smashing it!

Follow this Pull Circuit 3 Workout Guide at home by signing up to our exclusive member community today and get access to our motivational member forums, insider nutrition tips and much more!

Don’t Postpone Your Goals; Get Fit and Strong at Home

Being at home can still have a positive impact on your fitness journey. If you’ve got fitness goals you want to achieve, follow our home workouts and still make encouraging steps towards smashing them. All of the exercises that you find in our Pull Circuit 3 Workout from home can be performed in the comfort of your home or in our gyms once we re-open. Don’t forget that you can access the workout wherever and whenever you like from your phone, laptop or smart device.

Home Workout Safety Information

Before following the workout, make sure that you have enough space to perform movements freely to prevent any injury. If you need a piece of furniture to perform an exercise, make sure that it can stand your weight and that the movement feels comfortable. If you’re struggling, please switch the exercise for something that feels more natural. There isn’t much different in terms of safety when it comes to home workout vs gym workouts; just practice correct form to stay safe and prevent injury.

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Join our fun and inclusive fitness community

During this difficult time, we’re encouraging people to come together. Focus your love for fitness and the gym into our new series of home workouts that still allow you to work towards your goals and health in the comfort of your own home. Share your workouts with us and show us how you’re using this time to continue on your fitness journey with Xercise4Less Gyms. Once you’ve repeated the exercises at home and built up confidence, make a visit to the gym once we’re back open and use our wide range of quality equipment and facilities to improve your strength further.

All Xercise4Less Gyms provide members with access to a range of top quality kit as part of our great value gym memberships, including:

  • Private and self-contained Female Only gym zones for female members
  • Over 400 pieces of gym equipment for beginners to bodybuilders
  • Dedicated cardio and free weights training areas to build up your fitness
  • Motivated Personal trainers to help you achieve your health ambitions
  • Free weights ranging from 2kg to 75kg to build up your fitness
  • Wide range of resistance machines for toning and building muscle
  • Strength training apparatus like Olympic lifting platforms and squat racks for power lifters
  • Great selection of weight plates and cable machines for weight training
  • Large fitness studio perfect for stretching or creating custom mini cardio or light-weighted circuits with boxes, barbells, mats and plates
  • Purpose-built spinning-area with 30 spin bikes
  • Full-size boxing ring, MMA cage and punch bags in our amazing combat zone

Pull Circuit 2 Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

Pull Circuit 2 Home Workout Guide
Pull Circuit 2 Home Workout Guide

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Pull Circuit 2 Workout Guide at Home

We want to ensure everyone is able to stay fit, active and continue working towards their fitness goals whilst at home. At Xercise4Less Gyms, we’ve put together a number of home workouts that will help everyone focus on their health and fitness goals despite our gyms being closed on Government instruction from the 20th of March 2020.

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

What Is a Pull Circuit 2 Workout?

If you’re not familiar with this style of training, pull training is a specific type of workout that means working on pull movements. For example, pulling a dumbbell upwards with your arm to perform a bicep curl or performing a bodyweight pull-up – both two amazing strength building exercises. A great thing about circuit training is that you burn calories fast and really work up a sweat, so by combining the two together, you’ll experience an amazing and fulfilling workout. A pull session is great at the gym or at home; follow this home workout and still make positive steps on your fitness journey until our gyms are open again.

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What You Need For a Pull Circuit 2 Workout

Our pull workout guide is packed with a range of movements that can be performed in the comfort of your home. To really push yourself, you’ll need some weighted equipment. In our gyms, we provide access to dumbbells, kettlebells and medicine balls. If you have this type of equipment in the house, choose a comfortable weight and start following the workout. If you don’t have weighted equipment, use household items instead. Grab a couple of tins or fill up carrier bags of tins and jars. You could use water bottles, boxes or bottles of washing detergent – now is the time to get creative!

Exercise 1: Deadlifts

A deadlift is a great full body exercise that will target a lot of your major muscle groups. Start by standing upright holding your weight between your legs. Bend down so that you touch the floor with your weight and then stand upright again, slightly leaning back as you come up. Try to keep your back straight when performing because hunching can cause an injury to your lower back.

Perform 12 reps followed by a 2 minute rest. Once your rest is over, move to the next exercise. After completing all 5 exercises, repeat the whole circuit again and complete 3 rounds in total.

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Remember we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open.

Exercise 2: Bent Over Rows

Next, stand up straight your feet shoulder width apart. Pick up your ‘dumbbells’ in each hand and lean forward so that your body in nearly parallel with your ground – slightly bend your knees so that this is more comfortable. This is your starting position. Now, extend your arms down to your knees and then pull them up to your belly button. Squeeze your back as you do this to work really work your upper body.

Perform 12 reps followed by a 2 minute rest. Once your rest is over, move to the next exercise. After completing all 5 exercises, repeat the whole circuit again and complete 3 rounds in total.

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Exercise 3: Nordic Hamstring Curls

For this exercise, you’ll need to be in a kneeling position. Your feet should be placed underneath something that can hold your bodyweight such as a sofa or bed. To perform this exercise, slowly lower your chest towards the floor, putting out your hands out to support you before you touch the floor.

Perform 12 reps followed by a 2 minute rest. Once your rest is over, move to the next exercise. After completing all 5 exercises, repeat the whole circuit again and complete 3 rounds in total.

Try the workout

 *Check out ALL of our @Home Workout Guides*

Remember we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open.

Exercise 4: Press Up Rows

This is a great upper body burner. Get into a press up position but so that you have a weight in each hand as you perform each press up. Lower your body as you usually would for a press up and then as you get back to your starting position, pick up your weight with your right hand and pull it towards your chest. Repeat this process now with your left arm and keep alternating in this way.

Perform 12 reps followed by a 2 minute rest. Once your rest is over, move to the next exercise. After completing all 5 exercises, repeat the whole circuit again and complete 3 rounds in total.

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Exercise 5: Standing Bicep Curls

Stand up straight with your weights in either hand. By standing up, you’ll be able to engage your core at the same time which is great for ab definition. To perform your first rep, simply pull your left arm up towards your shoulder and squeeze your bicep muscle. Now, repeat this movement with your right arm and continue alternating your arms in this way.

Perform 12 reps followed by a 2 minute rest. Once your rest is over, move to the next exercise. Now that you’ve completed all 5 exercises, repeat the whole circuit again and complete 3 rounds in total.

Try the workout

 *Check out ALL of our @Home Workout Guides*

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

Watch Our Personal Trainer Video:

Not sure how to perform each exercise? Want someone to coach you through each movement? Watch our Personal Trainer Michele as he guides you through this full Pull Circuit 2 Workout.

Pull Circuit 2 Workout Guide Summary:

Goal

 

Get Fit

Equipment

 

Weighted equipment or household alternatives

Sofa/bed

Fitness Space

 

4m x 4m clear area like a living room, garden or dining room.

Level

 

Novice

Duration

 

15 minutes

Days per week

 

1

Cycle Duration

 

1 Weeks

Repeat

 

1-2 times a day

Xercise4Less Home Workout Guides

We have split our at home or at the gym workouts into a number of different types and focuses so that there is something to everyone regardless of fitness goals, strength, ability and more. By choosing from our wide range of home workouts, you can follow different exercises throughout the week to help you keep fit. We’ll be switching up our workouts weekly and daily so look out for something suited to you and your goals. Whatever your fitness journey looks like and however you usually spend you time in the gym, use this time whilst our gyms are closed to stay on track and once we re-open, we can continue smashing it.

Follow this Pull Circuit 2 Workout Guide at home by signing up to our exclusive member community today and get access to our motivational member forums, insider nutrition tips and much more!

Don’t Postpone Your Goals; Get Fit and Strong at Home

Being at home can still have a positive impact on your fitness journey. If you’ve got fitness goals you want to achieve, follow our home workouts and still make encouraging steps towards smashing them. All of the exercises that you find in our Pull Circuit 2 Workout from home can be performed in the comfort of your home or in our gyms once we re-open. Don’t forget that you can access the workout wherever and whenever you like from your phone, laptop or smart device.

Home Workout Safety Information

Before following the workout, make sure that you have enough space to perform movements freely to prevent any injury. If you need a piece of furniture to perform an exercise, make sure that it can stand your weight and that the movement feels comfortable. If you’re struggling, please switch the exercise for something that feels more natural. There isn’t much different in terms of safety when it comes to home workout vs gym workouts; just practice correct form to stay safe and prevent injury.

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Join our fun and inclusive fitness community

During this difficult time, we’re encouraging people to come together. Focus your love for fitness and the gym into our new series of home workouts that still allow you to work towards your goals and health in the comfort of your own home. Share your workouts with us and show us how you’re using this time to continue on your fitness journey with Xercise4Less Gyms. Once you’ve repeated the exercises at home and built up confidence, make a visit to the gym once we’re back open and use our wide range of quality equipment and facilities to improve your strength further.

All Xercise4Less Gyms provide members with access to a range of top quality kit as part of our great value gym memberships, including:

  • Private and self-contained Female Only gym zones for female members
  • Over 400 pieces of gym equipment for beginners to bodybuilders
  • Dedicated cardio and free weights training areas to build up your fitness
  • Motivated Personal trainers to help you achieve your health ambitions
  • Free weights ranging from 2kg to 75kg to build up your fitness
  • Wide range of resistance machines for toning and building muscle
  • Strength training apparatus like Olympic lifting platforms and squat racks for power lifters
  • Great selection of weight plates and cable machines for weight training
  • Large fitness studio perfect for stretching or creating custom mini cardio or light-weighted circuits with boxes, barbells, mats and plates
  • Purpose-built spinning-area with 30 spin bikes
  • Full-size boxing ring, MMA cage and punch bags in our amazing combat zone