High Intensity vs. Low Intensity Training

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Girl Using Battleropes

Working Towards Your Fitness Goals

Whatever your personal fitness goals, it’s important to remain focused on them despite having to make some changes to your training routine at the moment. By maintaining a regular exercise routine, you’ll continue working towards your goals and also be making a really positive impact on your general health and wellbeing.

Everyone’s body is different. Everyone’s goals are different. We can’t all follow the same exercise routine; instead, use this time to try different training methods and exercise routines to see which helps you and what works best for you. Will it be high intensity or low intensity or a mixture of the two?

What is High Intensity Training?

High intensity training is the type of exercise that includes performing high energy movements and giving each movement your full energy. High intensity training includes working for certain periods of time with minimal rest which allows you to keep your heart rate consistently high. A great example of high intensity training is HIIT. HIIT workouts tend to include working for 40 seconds followed by a 15/20 second rest. In those 40 seconds to rest, you can perform exercises such as high knees, burpees, jumping jacks, skipping or sprints and give your maximum energy throughout.

High intensity training is suited to those who are working towards weight loss and want to reduce their body fat. You may not be wanting to lose weight but if you’re aiming to get fitter, high intensity training will push your fitness levels higher as you work harder and harder throughout the workout. High intensity training encourages faster results whether you’re working on weight loss, muscle gain or general fitness training.

High intensity training is tough but you can take it at your own pace. Within that 40 seconds of work time, fit in as many reps as you can; it doesn’t matter if that’s 5 or 25, the more that you follow this type of training, the more that you’ll be able to push yourself in the future.

HIIT Box Jumps

What is Low Intensity Training?

Low intensity training is a type of exercise that allows you to keep your heart rate steady as you’re maintaining a steady pace throughout. Low intensity training tends to include exercising for long periods of time i.e. 40-60 minutes of continuous exercise. Good examples of low intensity training at cycling, swimming, jogging, yoga, stretching and walking. All of these keep your body working for a continuous time and help you move closer to your fitness goals.

Some of the benefits of low intensity training include weight loss and fat burning. People tend to think of high intensity when it comes to losing weight but low intensity training is just as effective but it just means exercising over a longer period of time. For example, walking for 60 minutes could burn a similar amount of calories as a 20 minute HIIT workout so you should decide which works best for you.

Low intensity training is a great warm up for your gym session as it gets all of your key muscle groups working and boosts your heart rate. If you’re having a rest day, low intensity workouts such as Yoga, Tai-Chi and stretching are great for allowing your body to still make positive progress without putting too much strain on your body.

Tailor Your Workouts to You

Different ways of training are suitable for different people. No two bodies are the same and that’s why you need to find what works best for you. Trial a few different workouts and training styles to see what works best for you and what allows you to make positive progress on your fitness journey.

Whether you like to workout out for 20 minutes a day of an hour 1-2 times a week, low intensity might be suited to you or high intensity might be exactly what you’re looking for. You don’t know until you try so give them a go and see what helps you best.

Stay Active at Home to Boost Your Fitness

Continue to exercise at home whilst our gyms are closed whether you do something low or high intensity. We understand how important fitness is our community 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 by staying active.

There is something for all abilities, interests and goals so log in via our website or X4L app today.

Using Your Bodyweight to Boost Your Fitness

Man Doing Plank in Gym
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.

Full Body Combo Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

Full Body Combo Home Workout Guide
Full Body Combo Home Workout Guide

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Full Body Combo 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 Full Body Combo Workout?

A full body combo workout is one of our most difficult but most rewarding home workouts that we’ve created for you. It’s a combination of a few things that will have a positive effect on your physical and mental health. It combines both resistance and cardio based exercises and also combines rep based and time based sets. All of this will help your mind and body to work harder and faster meaning that you’ll push yourself one step closer to those fitness goals. Are you ready for the ultimate full body challenge?

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What You Need For a Full Body Combo Workout

Nothing besides yourself. We understand the difficulties of working out at home so we’ve tried to reduce the equipment needed in these workouts to make sure you can focus on your fitness. This workout is a combination for bodyweight exercises suitable for all ages and abilities. If you struggle with any of the movements, feel free to replace them for something else.

Exercise 1: Marching (Warm Up)

Warm yourself up for this workout with a 2 minute warm up. Simply march on the spot for the duration and try to keep your knees as high as you possibly can. It’s important work for the full 3 minutes to help you warm up. Once you’ve finished, have a 30 second rest and then move onto the next exercise.

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Exercise 2: Front Rotations

For this next exercise, stand upright with your arms by your sides. Simply lift your arms up to shoulder height and rotate your arms forward in a circular motion. This is a great shoulder warm up.

Complete 25 reps followed by a 30 second rest.

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Exercise 3: Reverse Arm Circles

Similar to your last exercise, now rotated your arms the opposite way; the reverse. This will help you to target your back as well as your shoulders and make sure that you’re warmed up for the full body combo exercises.

Complete 25 reps followed by a 30 second rest.

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Exercise 4: Lateral Raises

Stay standing upright with your arms by your sides. Simply stretch your arms out to the side and raise them towards your shoulders. To make this exercise slightly more difficult, pick up some weighted equipment in either hand. Increase your shoulder strength by really controlling this movement.

Complete 25 reps followed by a 30 second rest.

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Exercise 5: Jumping Jacks

Start this next exercise with your feet together and your arms by your side. As you jump, your arms need to go into the air above your head and your legs need to be shoulder width apart. Challenge yourself with this exercise and see how many jumping jacks you can complete within the timeframe. It’s a long period of time, but don’t give up. Put on your favourite workout song to keep you going!

Perform jumping jacks for 2 and a half minutes followed by a 30 second rest.

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Exercise 6: Windmills

Once you’ve got your breath back, 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 45 reps followed by a 30 second rest.

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Exercise 7: Press Ups

You’ve got two options when it comes to press ups. The first option is to lie flat on your stomach and with your hands in front of your chest but close to your body, push your body up so that it’s off the floor and you’re on your tip toes. Hold for a second and then lower your body without touching the floor. That is one rep. The slightly simpler version of this is to rest your body weight on your knees.

Complete 2 sets of 15 reps with a 30 second rest after each set. 

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Exercise 8: Lunges

Place your hands on your hips and your feet about shoulder width apart. With your left leg, step out and lower your body into a lunge, bending at the knee. Push upwards through your heels and return back to your starting position. Alternate this process on your right leg and keep doing so until you’ve completed all of the reps.

Complete 2 sets of 20 reps with a 30 second rest after each set. 

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Exercise 9: Squats

Stand with your legs hip width apart and slowly sit into a squat. Place your arms on your hips or hold them out in front of you – whatever is most comfortable. Sit into these squats as low as you possibly can to really engage your glutes.

Complete 1 set of 30 reps followed by a 30 second rest and then another set of 20 reps.

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Exercise 10: Sumo Squats

This is a similar exercise to last time, however, the difference with a sumo squat is that your legs are pushed as wide apart as they can possibly go. Your heels should be pointing in and your toes pointing out – this will help you really target your glutes. Same as before, aim to get as low as you can whilst keeping your back straight.

Complete 1 set of 30 reps followed by a 30 second rest and then another set of 20 reps.

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Exercise 11: Laying Leg Abductions (Right)

For this next exercise you need to lay on the floor on your right hand side. Support your head on your left elbow and raise your right leg in the air. Control the movement the best that you can to build up some resistance in your right leg and glute, this is a great strengthening exercise.

Complete 25 reps followed by a 30 second rest.

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Exercise 12: Laying Leg Abductions (Left)

The same movement as before but now with your left leg so switch over so that you’re now laying your right side.

Complete 25 reps followed by a 30 second rest.

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Exercise 13: Board to Mountains

Get back into a press up position with your weight resting on your hands. Push your bum into the air so that you’re shaped to a point. Hold this for a couple of seconds and then lower your body to the starting press up position. This is working your shoulders, chest, triceps and core – the ultimate full body exercise.

Complete 20 reps followed by a 30 second rest.

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Exercise 14: Mountain Press Ups

Again, starting in the same press up position as and push yourself back and push your bum into the air whilst keeping your hands flat on the floor. Now, start performing a press up by lowering your shoulders to the floor and then pushing your bodyweight back upwards. You may find this challenging but try to complete all the reps if you can.

Complete 20 reps followed by a 30 second rest.

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Exercise 15: Supermans (Alternate)

You’ll need to get back on the floor for this next exercise and lay flat on your stomach with your arms stretched out in front of you. Start performing a ‘superman’ by raising your left arm at the same time as your right leg and stretch. Lower your limbs back to the ground and then raise your right arm and left leg in the same way. Try to keep as much control of the movement as you can.

Complete 2 sets of 16 reps with a 30 second rest after each set. 

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Exercise 16: Back Raises

Stay on the floor in the same position you just started in for the superman exercise. This time you need to rest your forearms on the floor and bring your elbows in close to your chest. Once you’re ready, simply lift your head up off of the floor until you’re facing forwards. This is a great exercise for your back but try not to overextend as this could cause an injury.

Complete 20 reps followed by a 30 second rest.

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Exercise 17: Hip Bridges

Turn over so that you’re laying down with your back on the floor. Raise your knees but keep your feet flat on the floor. When you’re ready, raise your hips into the air but keep your shoulders resting on the floor. Squeeze your glutes when performing this exercise to engage your lower body muscles. Lower yourself to the ground and then repeat this movement again.

Complete 30 reps followed by a 30 second rest.

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Exercise 18: Laying Leg Raises

Start this exercise again by laying flat on the floor. Focus on crunching your upper but also bring your knees in towards your stomach at the same time to put more pressure on your core. Hold this for a couple of seconds and then stretch your stomach out by laying flat again.

Complete 30 reps followed by a 30 second rest.

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Exercise 19: V-Sit Leg Extensions

Stay on the floor and get into a ‘v-sit’ position. This means shaping your body like a V – with your torso slightly leaning back and your legs pointing slightly upwards. Put your arms out in front of you and slowly bring your legs into your chest and then extend. Alternate the leg movements to perform an individual rep. Try to keep your feet off the floor but if you start to find this too difficult, place your arms down at your side to support you.

Complete 30 reps followed by a 30 second rest.

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Exercise 20: Crunches

Whilst sat on the floor, simply start performing a crunch to tone and sculpt your abs – raise your chest and shoulders whilst squeezing your core and hold for a second. Try to keep your legs flat and don’t overextend and cause an injury to your back. 

Complete 30 reps followed by a 30 second rest.

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Exercise 21: Russian Twists

Stay sat on the floor with your upper body slightly leaning back and your feet on the floor. Put your arms out in front of you and simply twist your body from side to side. To make this slightly more difficult, lift your feet off the floor and keep them elated until you’ve performed all of your reps.

Complete 26 reps followed by a 30 second rest.

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Exercise 22: Mountain Climbers

Nearly finished now! Get into a press up position and rest your bodyweight on your hands. Start performing the reps by pulling your left knee in towards your chest. Get back to your original position and then bring your right leg in towards your chest. Keep alternating legs until you’ve completed all of the reps. The faster that you can perform these, the better the results.

Complete 2 sets of 20 reps with a 30 second rest after each set. 

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Exercise 23: High Plank

Lay on your stomach with your legs out straight with your hands in front of your chest but close to your body, and then push your body up so that it’s off the floor and you’re on your tip toes. Simply hold this position for as long as you. If you struggle to hold it, take the movement down to your knees. Try not to arch your back as this could cause an injury to your back.

Hold this position for 1 minute followed by a 30 second rest.

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Exercise 24: Marching (Cool Down)

For the cool down, repeat the same movement you did for the warm up. March on the spot for 3 minutes but do this at a much slower pace than you did to warm up and focus on lowering your heart rate and stretching your muscles with each step you take.

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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 whole Full Body Combo workout.

Full Body Combo 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

 

Advanced

Duration

 

1 hour

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 Full Body Combo 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 Full Body Combo 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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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

HiiT Upper Body Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

HiiT Upper Body Home Workout
HiiT Upper Body Home Workout

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HiiT Upper Body 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 HiiT Upper Body Workout?

HiiT stands for high intensity interval training. What you can expect from a HiiT workout is a lot of high-energy and high-impact movements that will help to raise your heart rate and ultimately help with weight loss too. HiiT workouts tend to involve movements that require your full energy for a period of time following by a period of rest. Rest periods are short and exercise periods are longer; that’s the magic of HiiT workouts. This HiiT Upper Body Workout Guide suggests working for 45 seconds followed by at 15 second rest. Try to stick to this time where you can but you can increase the rest time if you need to. Burn calories and improve your strength and stamina in a HiiT Upper Body Workout.  

What You Need For a HiiT Upper Body Workout

Not much. This is workout requires no equipment at all as it’s a mixture of bodyweight exercises that you can perform no matter your ability, age or gender. To help you with the exercises, you’ll need a raise surface such as a coffee table or dining table and you can use some weighted equipment such as dumbbells if you want. Create a big enough space in your house to complete the workout comfortably. For example, there are a few jumping movements, so just allow enough room for your workout whether you’re in the living room, garden or back in our gyms once we re-open. Follow this workout guide and still make positive steps on your fitness journey until our gyms are open again.  Now, grab your gym kit and a comfortable pair of trainers and let’s go! 

Exercise 1: Incline Box Press Ups

For this exercise, you’ll need access to a coffee table or a dining table. Push it up against a wall so that it doesn’t slide and make sure it can hold your bodyweight. Get into a press up position with your hands resting on the table and your weight resting on your tip toes. Lower your body into a press up and then push your body upwards until you’re in the starting position.  

Perform 3 sets of 20 reps with a 1 minute rest between sets.   

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Exercise 2: Crunches

Start working on your abdominal muscles by laying flat on your back with your feet pointing upwards. Simply start performing a crunch to tone and sculpt your abs – raise your chest and shoulders whilst squeezing your core and hold for a second. Try to keep your legs flat and don’t overextend and cause an injury to your back.   

Perform 3 sets of 20 reps with a 1 minute rest between sets.

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Exercise 3: Laying Leg Raises

Start this next exercise again by laying flat. Focus on crunching your upper body like you just did with the crunches but this time bring your knees in towards your stomach at the same time to put more pressure on your core. Hold this for a couple of seconds and then stretch your stomach out by laying flat again.  

Perform 3 sets of 20 reps with a 1 minute rest between sets.   

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Exercise 4: Superman (Alternate)

Stay on the floor for this next exercise, but now turn over so that you’re laying flat on your stomach with your arms stretched out in front of you. Start performing a ‘superman’ by raising your left arm at the same time as your right leg and stretch. Lower your limbs back to the ground and then raise your right arm and left leg in the same way. Try to keep as much control of the movement as you can to avoid any injuries. 

Perform 3 sets of 20 reps with a 1 minute rest between sets.   

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Exercise 5: Front Raise (Alternate)

Stand upright with your right leg out in front of your left to help with your balance. Slowly bring your right arm up out in front of you towards your shoulder height. Return your arm to your hip and then raise your left arm. Keep alternating between your arms until you’ve performed all of the reps. If you want to increase the intensity of this exercise, grab some dumbbells or household alternatives such as a bag of flour or a water bottle.  

Perform 3 sets of 20 reps with a 1 minute rest between sets.   

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Exercise 6: Sprints

This is a very simple but high energy move that is great for working your fitness and stamina. To complete this movement, sprint on the spot for one minute. Make sure that you boost this movement by pumping your arms as fast as you can – this will increase your heart rate and allow you to burn more calories and body fat.  

Perform 3 sets of a 1 minute sprint with a 1 minute rest between sets. 

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HiiT Upper Body Workout Guide Summary:

Goal 

 

Weight Loss / Get Fit 

Equipment 

 

Coffee Table or Dining Table 

Dumbbells, optional 

Fitness Space 

 

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

Level 

 

Beginner  

Duration 

 

30 minutes 

Days per week 

 

1 

Cycle Duration 

 

1 Weeks 

Repeat 

 

1 or 2 times 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 depending on how often you like to train. 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 HiiT Upper Body 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 HiiT Upper Body 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.

Strengthening Exercises - Sam Chia Cycling

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

HiiT (Time Based) Lower Body Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

HiiT Lower Body Home Workout
HiiT Lower Body Home Workout

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HiiT Lower Body 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 HiiT Lower Body Workout?

HiiT stands for high intensity interval training. What you can expect from a HiiT workout is a lot of high-energy and high-impact movements that will help to raise your heart rate and ultimately help with weight loss too. HiiT workouts tend to involve jumping movements that require your full energy for a period of time following by a period of rest. Rest periods are short and exercise periods are longer; that’s the magic of HiiT workouts. This HiiT Lower Body Workout Guide suggests working for 45 seconds followed by at 15 second rest. Try to stick to this time where you can but you can increase the rest time if you need to. Burn calories and improve your strength and stamina in a HiiT Lower Body Workout. A HiiT session is great 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.   

HIIT Box Jumps

What You Need For a HiiT Lower Body Workout

Not much. This is workout requires no equipment at all as it’s a mixture of bodyweight exercises that you can perform no matter your ability, age or gender. Create a big enough space in your house to complete the workout comfortably. For example, there are a lot of jumping movements, so just allow enough room for your workout whether you’re in the living room, garden or back in our gyms once we re-open. Now, grab your gym kit and a comfortable pair of trainers and let’s go!  

Exercise 1: Squat Jumps

Let’s get straight into it and fire up those quads/thighs! Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and sit down into a squat position. Bring your arms down to your side and use them to build momentum with one big swing and then jump into the air. Land onto your feet and repeat the squat jump again.  

Perform this exercise for 45 seconds with a 15 seconds rest.  

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Exercise 2: Lunge Jumps

This is similar to squat jumps and will really work your quads and glutes. Get into a lunge position with your left foot forward. Lower yourself into a lunge and jump into the air. As you jump, alternate your legs so that your right foot is now in front of your left. Keep your arms by your side, swinging them for momentum but also using them to help you balance. If you’re struggling, put them on your hips as this may help. 

Perform this exercise for 45 seconds with a 15 seconds rest.  

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Exercise 3: Forward Squat Jumps

This is why it’s important to make sure you have enough space as you’re now going to travel across the room. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and squat. Then, swing your arms to build momentum and jump forward and lower your body into another squat. Perform 5 squat jumps and then run back to your starting position and repeat.  

Perform this exercise for 45 seconds with a 15 seconds rest.  

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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 4: Lateral Squat Jumps

Onto another form of squat jumps. Your heart rate should be high now and you’ll be burning calories at a fast rate. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and squat. Then jump into the air and to your left side. Squat again and then jump up to your right side. Repeat this process as many times as you can.  

Perform this exercise for 45 seconds with a 15 seconds rest.  

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Exercise 5: Sumo Squat Jumps

This type of squat is a little bit different. Start with your feet much wider apart, literally in the position of a sumo wrestler. Your feet need to be pointing outwards with your heels facing in. Now, lower yourself into another squat and jump. Land on your feet and repeat this process again. Regular squats are great for your quads and sumo squats target your hamstrings and glutes a bit better.  

Perform this exercise for 45 seconds with a 15 seconds rest.

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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: Split Squat Jumps

This is similar to the lunge jumps. Put your left leg out in front of your right and get yourself into a split squat position. Jump on the spot in a pulsing-type motion. Once you reach halfway, switch your legs over so that your right leg is in front. If you have some resistance bands at home, you could introduce them at this point so that you’re pulling some weight and working on your upper body strength but that’s optional.  

Perform this exercise for 45 seconds with a 15 seconds rest.  

Once you’ve finished this, you’ve completed your first round of the workout. Rest for 60 seconds and then repeat everything again, starting with squat jumps.  

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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 HiiT Lower Body workout.

HiiT Lower Body Workout Guide Summary:

Goal 

 

Weight Loss / Get Fit 

Equipment 

 

None required  

Fitness Space 

 

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

Level 

 

Intermediate  

Duration 

 

15 minutes 

Days per week 

 

1 

Cycle Duration 

 

1 Weeks 

Repeat 

 

1 or 2 times a day  

Xercise4Less Home Workout Guides

We have split our at home or at the gym workouts into pull, push, full body and abs meaning that you can focus on different areas of your body throughout the week. 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 HiiT Lower Body 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 HiiT Lower Body 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.

Bodybuilding - pull ups

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

How The Gym Can Help You to Become Mentally Stronger

Woman doing Smith Machine Squat
Woman doing Smith Machine Squat

Using the gym to improve your mental health

Everyone is fighting their own battles that most of us are never even aware of. Sometimes you might feel like your head is going to explode because of everything going on in there and you’re not sure of where to start – but that’s where the gym comes in.

From the moment when you step into an Xercise4Less Gym, you will be greeted by our friendly staff who will make you feel welcome. You have the option of taking part in fitness classes to become part of our fitness community by meeting new people. You could do a solo workout; stick your headphones on and zone out to try forget about all the noise inside your head until you feel a bit better. Use gym sessions as a bit of escapism to distract yourself from the worries and stresses in your life. 

Gyms are heavily focused on physical health and of course, Xercise4Less Gyms help to get you fitter, stronger and tone your body, but they can help you with your mental health too. Mental health is just as important as your physical health and even plays a bigger part into your general health and wellbeing and how you feel day-to-day.

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Focus on your mental strength

Using the gym isn’t always about weight loss or muscle gain and as The People’s Gym, we understand that. If you suffer from an eating disorder and your weight is something that affects your mental health, the gym isn’t something you should avoid. The gym can actually help you to build up your mental strength.

After a hard day or week, take yourself down to your nearest Xercise4Less gym and see that as YOUR time. Make some time for you and make your mental health strength a priority. That’s your time to not worry about your weight and eating disorder but to be part of a friendly and inclusive community where your brain stops worrying and starts to think more positively. You can make your gym session as difficult as you like. You could do a 15- minute walk on the treadmill or a full hour using free weights; whatever it is that you enjoy doing and that will leave you feeling a bit happier and mentally stronger once your gym session is over. It’s proven that your body produces endorphins during exercise – endorphins trigger a positive feeling within the body and lift your mood especially once you’ve finished exercise. That’s something that we all could do with more of.

Men Cardio Cross Trainers

Work on your health and fitness journey

After a few gym visits, you’ll hopefully start to develop some kind of a gym routine. Again, this could look however you want to suit you. You may visit the gym every single or day or only 1-2 times a week. Whichever way, you’ll hopefully start to notice that the time that you’re spending in the gym makes you feel happier and makes you feel a bit mentally stronger. Once you start to build up more of this mental strength, you may feel more capable of dealing with the problems that are bothering you and at the centre of your mental health and eating disorder issues. This is a positive and may be the first step to you help.

Everyone that you see an Xercise4Less gym is on some kind of fitness journey. Just because you’re not in the gym to gain weight or lose weight in the first instance, doesn’t mean that you’re on an important journey and it’s important that you have the time to focus on that. It’s also important that you feel supported to make progress. At Xercise4Less Gyms you’ll find staff, instructors and personal trainers that can offer advice on how you can use your gym to suit you and your personal goals.

Whilst they won’t be able to advise you what to do regarding your eating disorder and your mental health, they can show you how you can use The People’s Gym to your advantage to suit your health and fitness journey. This may mean taking part in our gym classes and becoming part of a community which allows you to feel happier and included. It also presents an opportunity to meet new people who may share your problems. That may mean using the Ladies Only zone to spend some time focusing on yourself in a more intimate setting to allow you to build up some mental and physical confidence.

Ladies Only Workout

Join the Xercise4Less Gyms community

Take the first steps towards become mentally stronger by using Xercise4Less Gyms. We are proud of our friendly staff and inclusive community in our gyms and welcome people from all backgrounds and experiences to join us. Whether you’ve never stepped foot into a gym before or are an experience gym goer, join the Xercise4Less community today and take those all important first steps onto your health and fitness journey.

Our members find everything they need to reach their personal goals in regard to health and fitness from our friendly staff to dedicated Ladies Only gym zone, special Spin studio or group fitness classes including Les Mills workouts and also toning and conditioning.

Transform Your Fitness & Nutrition in 2020

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Transformation Camp Main Image

Feel Fitter with our Body Transformation Camps

At Xercise4Less Gyms, we take pride in being The People’s Gym and that’s exactly why we’re proud to offer all of the things that you want and need from a gym.

If you want to transform your fitness and have aims and goals that you want to achieve in 2020, our Transformation Camps are perfect for you. With the next round of camps starting on Monday 24th February, what are you waiting for? Book onto your local Xercise4Less Transformation Camp for £100* and start making positive changes to your personal fitness.

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Members of every fitness level can transform their body

What are Transformation Camps? They are exclusive Xercise4Less Gyms groups that bring together a group of like-minded people who are wanting to make positive steps on their fitness journey and towards achieve their fitness goals. Whether you want to lose weight, get fit or just improve your physical and mental wellbeing, signing up to one of our Transformation Camps will be the first step in the right direction. No matter how small, every step counts!

For the 8 weeks of the Xercise4Less Body Transformation Camp you’ll work out 3 times a week – workouts will alternate from shaping your upper body and lower body. Each fitness session also includes time spent on your core muscles and finishes off with a calorie blasting segment to boost fat loss. You’ll leave every session with a strong understanding of fitness and nutrition that will allow you to continue working on your transformation outside of the gym too.

Your fitness sessions are only a part of what Xercise4less will support you with on your body transformation though. You’ll also get:

  • Inclusive access to the Xercise4Less nutrition app to tailor your meal plan to your own specific calorie and macro-nutrient requirements
  • Daily support through your own private transformation group on our members app
  • Private access to our Team Transformation Facebook group to share fitness and nutrition tips with gym members all over the UK
  • Weekly weigh-ins and before and after comparison photos

You’ll be supported by your body transformation teammates and friendly coaches as you change old habits and create new healthy ones. Transform your body and mind with the right fitness knowledge and nutritional tools when you book our fit body transformation camps now.

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Join Xercise4Less Gyms today for a full body transformation

When you’ve finished an Xercise4Less Body Transformation Camp, you’ll leave feeling energised and motivated. It can help you lose inches and build fitness to shape a new healthier version of you. You’ll leave our fat loss camps with the tools to make lasting changes and having made long-lasting gym friendships. But what if you’re not already a member of Xercise4Less Gyms?

Don’t miss out on transforming your body into the shape that you’ve always wanted. Join Xercise4Less today whether you’re ready to join a gym, new to gyms, a casual gym goer or already an experienced gym user. Our members find everything they need for a total body transformation from our friendly staff to dedicated Ladies Only gym zone, special Spin studio or group fitness classes including the famous Les Mills workouts.

 

Join Xercise4Less Gyms today and book yourself in for our incredible and exclusive Body Transformation sessions straight away. The next Camp starts on Monday 24th February so don’t miss you chance to join in! 

*Transformation Camps price subject to change. Terms and conditions apply.

Body Transformation Camps | Boost Your Fitness

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Transformation Camp Main Image

Revolutionise Your Fitness with Xercise4Less Body Transformation Camps 

Do you dream of transforming your body by achieving maximum results from your fitness efforts? Reach the most ambitious exercise goals when you sign up for an Xercise4Less 8 week Body Transformation Camp today. Our body transforming gym programme for men and women delivers real results no matter your fitness level. Transform your mind and body whether you’re new to gyms, a casual gym goer or already an experienced gym user. In intense but fun training sessions designed by experts, you’ll learn how to work out with confidence as you change your body and your attitude to fitness for ever. With the next Xercise4Less Transformation Camp starting on Monday 24th February, now is the perfect time to book! 

Blast fat and pack on muscle as you tone your body in our morning or evening Body Transformation Camps. Join over 14,000 of your fellow gym members who radically transformed their bodies this year and lost over 3,000 stone in the process. In our weight loss boot camp, you’ll get the latest nutrition and exercise information, access to our highly effective nutrition app and support from your unique transformation group. We give you the right mental tools and the latest fitness techniques to start transforming your body. Make new gym friends and achieve maximum results in minimum time supported by inspiring and motivating coaches all thanks to an Xercise4Less body transformation programme.

Our Body Transformation boot camps are only available to Xercise4Less Gyms members so join us today if you’re not already a member of our results-driven gyms. Read on to find out how our body transformation camps can kickstart your health and wellbeing journey.

Why join Xercise4Less Gyms?

With a friendly, inclusive gym community, we’re suitable for people of all fitness levels. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, improve fitness or increase muscle, we have the equipment and facilities you need to achieve your goals.

Transformation Camp Group

Start Your Personal Fitness Journey the Right Way

The Xercise4Less Body Transformation Camp will help you understand how to eat more healthily and how to work out more effectively using the most up-to-date exercise techniques. Work towards your fitness goals no matter how challenging they are or what fitness level you’re starting from. We love to work with people of no gym experience just as much as we love motivating gym veterans.

Xercise4Less Gyms has helped thousands of people achieve their dream health, fitness and weight loss goals through our body transformation programme that includes:

  • 3 fun and inclusive sessions a week morning or evening depending on your schedule
  • Burn approximately 500 calories per session!
  • 24 unique, progressive training sessions. No workout will be the same!
  • Track your improved fitness with our fitness tests
  • Inclusive access to the Xercise4Less nutrition app to tailor your meal plan to your own specific calorie and macro-nutrient requirements
  • Daily support through your own private transformation group on our members app
  • Private access to our Team Transformation Facebook group to share fitness and nutrition tips with gym members all over the UK
  • Weekly weigh-ins and before and after comparison photos

You’ll be supported by your body transformation teammates and friendly coaches as you change old habits and create new healthy ones. Transform your body and mind with the right fitness knowledge and nutritional tools when you book our fit body transformation camps now.

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Fitness For Life Menu: Week 1-4: Starting your Fitness Journey

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Introducing yourself to your Fitness Journey:

Ease your way into the journey to ensure you build up your fitness as naturally as possible, maintaining more efficient and realistic results. It will take up to four weeks for you to start seeing your body change, so don’t panic or throw in the towel if you fail to see improvements after the first week. Compose your own workout from the options below; factoring in the length of workout you want to perform and your current fitness level. We recommend you give all the options a try, eventually finding the right exercises that can help you achieve your personal targets.

Menu 1 - Sam Chia X trainer

Menu 1: It takes 4 weeks for you to start seeing your body change

Starter – Warm up

  • 2 mile walk on the treadmill
  • 250m on the rower
  • 2 miles on the bike
  • Burn 100 calories on the cross trainer
  • 5-minute stretch
Menu 1 - Chia treadmill walk

Main – Full Body

  • 50 bodyweight squats
  • 30 push ups
  • 20 tuck jumps
  • 10 burpees
  • 20 mountain climbers
Menu 1 - Sam Chia push up

 

Dessert – Core

  • 30 second plank
  • 50 ab crunches
  • 30 seconds of flutter kicks
  • 40 heel touches
  • 20 Russian twists
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We have selected these activities to help ease you into a new routine. The exercises are not too rigorous but will leave you feeling as though your session has been worthwhile. This is an introduction to 2020, and of course, we have catered for an overindulged festive season.

What's next?

After you have completed the first menu, turn your attention to the next menu with increased intensity and difficulty. 

Fitness For Life Menu: Weeks 5-8: Owning your Fitness Journey

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fitness for life - sam chia x trainer

Build up the intensity to start noticing results

Over the next four weeks, you will build-up your intensity, pushing your body further than you did in the previous menu. This is the time frame in which others will begin to notice your hard work, giving you a sense of achievement and encouragement to follow the next sequence of exercises. Again, tailor the options provided to meet your targets and ensure you gain the most from your workouts. As your body adapts to the increased intensity, the exercises will become easier on a weekly basis.

Menu 2: It takes 8 weeks for your family and friends to see your results

Starter – Warm up

  • 1 minute of step ups
  • 5 minute incline walk on the treadmill
  • 50 calories on the bike out of the saddle
  • 2 miles on the cross trainer
  • Climb 5 flights on the stepper

 

Main – Full body

  • 10 jump squats
  • 5 pull ups (assisted or non-assisted)
  • 20 weighted walking lunges
  • 30 second dead hang
  • 30 seconds of high knees

 

Dessert – Core

  • 20 leg raises
  • 45 second plank
  • 30 toe taps
  • 20 reverse crunches
  • 10 ‘V’ sits

Following this segment of the journey will help you to feel more comfortable and in more control of your fitness journey, giving you the confidence to challenge yourself and maximise your workouts. At this point, your family and friends should be starting to notice transformations of your body. This sequence will also make you aware of your improved levels of fitness as well as bettering your general wellbeing.

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Keep going, take your fitness journey to the next level...

As you continue your fitness journey, you will start to feel the benefits of your hard work with real results beginning to show to those around you. See the third menu for the next step of the journey.