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Functional 2 Home Workout Guide

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Functional 2 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 Functional Workout?

Exercise within this functional workout guide help you perform movements that you’re likely to repeat in daily life and if not, it’ll help you perform your daily activities a lot easier. For example, box jumps or box step ups, help to strengthen your legs and generally increase your ease walking especially up some steps or a steep incline. Functional workout guides also help you improve your general fitness and wellbeing generally. See functional as full body because this workout includes exercises for various muscles from your upper and lower body. A functional workout guide is great to follow at the gym or at home; follow this workout guide and still make positive steps on your fitness journey until our gyms are open again. 

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What You Need For a Functional Workout

This workout guide was designed to complete at home so we’ve included no equipment to make your life that little bit easier. Keep a cushion or pillow nearby though as you can introduce it into the workouts to test your balance. It’s also important to create a big enough space in your house to complete the workout comfortably. Now, grab your gym kit and a comfortable pair of trainers and let’s go!

Exercise 1: Hip Airplanes (Left)

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.

Repeat 3 sets of 30 seconds with a 10 second rest after each set.

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Exercise 2: Hip Airplanes (Right)

Now repeat this process on your right leg. If you’re struggling with your balance, keep your hands on your hips and focus on one static spot/object as you’re performing the reps. Don’t worry if you do struggle because your balance will improve as you go.

Repeat 3 sets of 30 seconds with a 10 second rest after each set.

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Exercise 3: Left Leg Balance

Start off by standing up straight with your legs together. Push your left leg outwards slightly so that your body weight is resting on your right leg. To help with your balance, hold your arms out straight at either side. If you want to increase the difficulty of this movement, stand on something like a cushion or raised platform with your right leg.

Repeat 3 sets of 30 seconds with a 10 second rest after each set.

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Exercise 4: Right Leg Balance

Repeat the same movement as before but now stand on your left leg and push your right leg out to the side. Try to keep your balance for as long as possible – don’t give in!

Repeat 3 sets of 30 seconds with a 10 second rest after each set.

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Exercise 5: Hip Airplanes (Forward)

Start in the same position that you did for your side Hip Airplanes but now rest your weight on your left leg and kick your right leg backwards. Hold your arms out at either side to help you keep your balance whilst doing this. Then, return your right leg and step out onto your left. When you kick your leg back, lean forward keeping your body parallel to the ground as this will help you improve your balance.

Repeat 3 sets of 10 reps with a 30 second rest after each set.

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 *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.

Exercise 6: Hip Airplanes (Forward + Extension)

Repeat the same movement again, but this time as you lean forward, bring your arms together in front of your face then return to them to your sides. Keep repeating this movement until you’ve completed all of the reps.

Repeat 3 sets of 10 reps with a 30 second rest after each set.

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Exercise 7: Hip Airplanes (Reverse + Extension)

Get into the same position that you started in for the last two exercises; rest your weight on your right leg and kick your left leg backwards. Hold your arms out at either side to help keep your balance whilst doing this. Bring your arms in front of your face and then back slowly towards your starting position. As you’re lowering your leg to the ground take a step back onto your left leg. Repeat the same movement with your right leg – keep alternating your legs until you have completed all the reps.

Repeat 3 sets of 10 reps with a 30 second rest after each set.

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Exercise 8: Low Lateral Jumps

Start this exercise by crouching down – your bodyweight should be resting on your hands and toes with your knees bent. Next, move your hands half a metre to the right and then jump with your body until you’re directly behind your hands. Repeat this movement until you’ve repeated all the reps.

Repeat 3 sets of 10 reps with a 30 second rest after each set.

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Exercise 9: Sit Through Slides

Next, get into a press up like position but with your knees slightly bent. You should be resting your bodyweight on all fours. Then twist your body to your right – so, you’re resting on your right arm and then kick your right leg out in front of you. Return to your starting position and then twist over to your left. Try to keep your bodyweight resting on your toes to make it slightly easier to manoeuvre from one side to the other. This movement is much better to slow down so that you can keep it nice and controlled.

Repeat 3 sets of 10 reps with a 30 second rest after each set.

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Exercise 10: Slide Through Slides to Warrior Stance

Now that you’ve mastered the ‘Sit Through Slide’ movement, let’s progress to the next level. This time, as you slide your leg back in towards your body, jump up into a low squat position.

Repeat 3 sets of 10 reps with a 30 second rest after each set.

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Watch Our Personal Trainer Video:​

Not sure how to perform each exercise? Want someone to coach you through each movement? Watch our Personal Trainer Mark as he guides you through this full Functional 2 workout.

Functional 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

 

Intermediate

Duration

 

29 minutes

Days per week

 

3

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 Functional 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 Functional 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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