HiiT 4 Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

HiiT 4 Home Workout Guide
HiiT 4 Home Workout Guide

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HiiT 4 Workout Guide at Home

We want to help everyone 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 each and every single one of you focus on your fitness whilst at home and stay active and healthy, despite our gyms being closed on Government instruction from the 20th of March 2020. Come and join our fun and inclusive fitness community at Xercise4Less today.

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 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 long; that’s the magic of HiiT workouts. This HiiT Workout Guide is a quick 20 minute routine that you can do in the house or in the gym – simply repeat each exercise for 45 seconds following by a 15 second rest. It’ll be tough but a bit of hard work will push you closer to your fitness goals. 20 minutes is also your recommended time of exercise per day, so let’s smash it.

Cardio Equipment - X Trainer

What You Need For This HiiT Workout

Besides yourself, not much. This is workout requires no equipment at all besides a skipping rope 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. If you don’t have a skipping rope, that’s not a problem but it’s a positive if you do have one.

Exercise 1: High Knees

Once you’re all stretched and ready to go, let’s warm up. Start by jogging on the spot but bring your knees as high as you can with each movement. This will really get your heart rate pumping and help you warm up your full body ready for our HiiT workout. Try to do these as fast you can to maximise the results.

Complete this exercise for 45 seconds. After 15 seconds rest, move onto the next exercise.

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Exercise 2: Supermans

For this next exercise, you’ll need to lay on the floor on your stomach with your arms stretched out in front of you. Start performing a ‘superman’ by raising your arms and legs up off the floor at the same time – you should be in a Superman-style pose. Hold this for a second and then lower your limbs back to the ground. Keep repeating this movement, keeping as much control of the movement as you can to avoid any injuries.

Complete this exercise for 45 seconds. After 15 seconds rest, move onto the next exercise.

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Exercise 3: Side Squat Jumps

Stand upright with your feet together and simply jump and squat to your right hand side. Jump up and stride over towards your right side. Try to get as low as you can with your squats and use your arms to fire up some momentum to help you jump from one side to the next. If you’re struggling to keep going, jump back to the middle between squats to give yourself a bit of a rest but try to go for as long as you can.

Complete this exercise for 45 seconds. After 15 seconds rest, move onto the next exercise.

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Exercise 4: Press Ups

When it comes to press ups, you’ve got two options. The first one is to lie flat on your stomach with your hands at either side of your chest and 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. The easier option is to rest your body weight on your knees instead of your toes but still perform the press up the same way.

Complete this exercise for 45 seconds. After 15 seconds rest, move onto the next exercise.

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Exercise 5: Alternate Lunges

To perform a lunge safely, simply put one leg out in front of the other and lower yourself towards the ground. Start with your left leg in front and then stand up and swap over to your right leg. Keep alternating these legs and see how many you’re able to fit into the set timeframe.

Complete this exercise for 45 seconds. After 15 seconds rest, move onto the next exercise.

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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: Mountain Press Ups

Get into your typical press up/plank position but then push yourself back and push your bum into the air as far as it’ll go whilst keeping your hands flat on the floor. Now that you’re in the starting position, start performing a press up by lowing your shoulders to the floor and then pushing your bodyweight back upwards. You may find this challenging but try to stick to it for the full 45 seconds if you can!

Complete this exercise for 45 seconds. After 15 seconds rest, move onto the next exercise.

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Exercise 7: Skipping

Let’s finish this workout with something straight forward and simple but really effective. If you have a skipping rope, grab it and do some skipping for 45 seconds. Don’t have a skipping rope? Not problem! Mimic the skipping motion on the spot by skipping side to side and moving your wrists in the same position.

Complete this exercise for 45 seconds.

Well done, you’ve completed the first round of the circuit. Take 1 minute to catch your breath and then start the workout from the top starting with high knees.

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Not sure how to perform each exercise? Want someone to coach you through each movement? Watch our Personal Trainer Laura as she guides you through this full HiiT 4 workout.

HiiT 4 Workout Guide Summary:

Goal

 

Weight Loss

Equipment

 

Skipping rope

Fitness Space

 

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

Level

 

Intermediate

Duration

 

20 minutes

Days per week

 

3

Cycle Duration

 

1 Weeks

Repeat

 

1 or 2 times a day

Xercise4Less Home Workout Guides

We have split our at home or gym workouts so that you can focus on different 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 4 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 4 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.

Rowing Machine Workout

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 2 Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

HiiT 2 Home Workout
HiiT 2 Home Workout

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HiiT 2 Workout Guide at Home

We want to help everyone 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 each and every single one of you focus on your fitness whilst at home and stay active and healthy, despite our gyms being closed on Government instruction from the 20th of March 2020. Come and join our fun and inclusive fitness community at Xercise4Less today.  

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 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 long; that’s the magic of HiiT workouts. Try to stick to the timings within this workout guide 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 Workout.  

Woman Training in Gym

What You Need For a HiiT Workout

Besides yourself, not much. The only piece of equipment that you’ll need in this HiiT 2 Workout Guide is a strong and sturdy table such as a dining table. Other than that, the routine is a mixture of bodyweight exercises that you can perform no matter your ability, age or gender. Create a big enough space in your living room or garden to complete the workout comfortably. Don’t forget that you can follow this workout guide once our gyms re-open. Now, grab your gym kit and a comfortable pair of trainers and let’s go!  

Exercise 1: Jumping Jacks

Get this workout off to a strong start by pumping up that heart rate with some jumping jacks. Start stood upright with your feet together. Jump out so that your feet at a little wider than shoulder width apart – as you do this, throw your arms into the air above your head. Return to your starting position and repeat. The faster you perform these – the better!  

Perform for 45 seconds followed by a 30 second rest. After your rest, move onto the next exercise.  

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Exercise 2: Dive Bomber Press Ups

This is a great stretch-like exercise that will help you to complete future home workouts and gym workouts with ease. To start, get into a press-up position and then lean back and stick your bum into the air as far as you. Next, lower your chest to the ground and lean back to stretch your back. Hold this for a couple of seconds and then return to the starting position.  

Perform 15 reps followed by a 30 second rest. After your rest, move onto the next exercise.  

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Exercise 3: Jumping Jacks

Back to some jumping jacks to get that heart rate up again. Perform them exactly as you did before. Try to keep your head up and complete them as many as you can in 30 seconds. Can you beat the amount you completed last time?  

Perform for 45 seconds followed by a 30 second rest. After your rest, move onto the next exercise.  

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Exercise 4: Laying Leg Raises

Start this exercise by laying flat on the floor. Crunch your upper body so that your shoulders are off the ground. As you’re doing this, 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 15 reps followed by a 30 second rest. After your rest, move onto the next exercise.  

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Exercise 5: Jumping Jacks

This is your final round of jumping jacks in this round of the circuit. Keep pushing and use all of your energy to complete strong and speedy jumps. 

Perform for 45 seconds followed by a 30 second rest. After your rest, move onto the next exercise.  

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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: Table Pull Ups

Move your dining table and lay down on your back directly underneath the table. Before performing this exercise, please check the table is sturdy and will not break under the pressure of your bodyweight to prevent any serious injuries. Once you’re ready, put your hands on the table surface and simply pull your chest towards the table. This is similar to a reverse press up and it’ll improve your strength and power. 

Perform 15 reps followed by a 30 second rest. After your rest, start working your way through this workout guide again, starting with another set of jumping jacks. After repeating the routine once more, you’re all done!

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HiiT 2 Workout Guide Summary:

Goal 

 

Weight Loss/Get Fit 

Equipment 

 

Dining table 

Fitness Space 

 

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

Level 

 

Beginner  

Duration 

 

20 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 gym workouts so that you can focus on different 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 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 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 ever 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 any injuries.  

Boxing Ring Workout Guide - Main

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 Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

HiiT Home Workout
HiiT Home Workout

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HiiT Workout Guide at Home

We want to help everyone 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 each and every one of you focus on your fitness whilst at home and stay active and healthy, despite our gyms being closed on Government instruction from the 20th of March 2020. Come and join our fun and inclusive fitness community at Xercise4Less today.  

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 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. This HiiT Workout Guide is a quick 17-minute workout that you can do in the house or in the gym – simply repeat each exercise for a certain number of reps with just 30 seconds rest and then move onto the next exercise. You should repeat this whole routine twice. Whilst it’s short, it’ll help you burn body fat and excess calories fast! Try to stick to the timings where you can but increase the rest time if you need to. Burn calories and improve your strength and stamina in a HiiT Workout.  

HIIT Box Jumps

What You Need For a HiiT Workout

Besides yourself, nothing. This 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, so 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: Press Ups

Start off this hiit workout with a key upper body movement. To perform a press up safely, you have two options. The first option is to lie flat on your stomach 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 resting on your tip toes. Hold this 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 instead of your toes but still perform the press up the same way.  

Complete 20 reps followed by 30 seconds rest and then move onto the next exercise.  

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Exercise 2: 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 as much as you can by pumping your arms by your sides – this will increase your heart rate and allow you to burn more calories and body fat.  

Complete a 30 second sprint following by a 30 second rest and then move onto the next exercise. 

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Exercise 3: Sit Ups

A sit up is a firm ab workout favourite as it helps to strengthen your core and define your abdominal muscles. To perform a sit up, lay down with your knees raised and feet flat. Next, simply sit all the way up so that you’re touching your knees. Lay back down and then repeat. 

Complete 20 reps followed by 30 seconds rest and then move onto the next exercise.  

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Exercise 4: Sprints

Now onto your second round of sprints. Give this your full energy for the whole 30 seconds as this is what will help to increase your heart rate and burn calories faster.  

Complete for 30 secondfollowing by a 30 second rest and then move onto the next exercise. 

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Exercise 5: Back Raises

For this exercise, lay flat on the floor with your hands flat on the floor in front of you. Simply raise your head up from the floor until you feel it working your back. Lay your head back down and repeat this movement until you’ve completed all of the reps. 

Complete 20 reps followed by 30 seconds rest and then move onto the next exercise.  

When you repeat the circuit, change your back raise slightly so that you lift your arms up off the floor as you raise your back too. This will increase the intensity of this exercise and really pull on your back muscles forcing them to become stronger. 

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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: Sprints

This is your final round of sprints in this circuit so give it all that you’ve got! 

Complete a 30 second sprint following by a 30 second rest and then repeat the whole workout guide again starting from the top with 20 press ups.

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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 Laura as she guides you through this full HiiT workout.

HiiT 1 Workout Guide Summary:

Goal 

 

Weight Loss 

Equipment 

 

None required 

Fitness Space 

 

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

Level 

 

Beginner  

Duration 

 

17 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 gym workouts so that you can focus on different of your body or a different style of training 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 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 1 Workout from home can be performed in the comfort of your home or back in the gym. You also have access to this workout guide 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.

improve health at the gym

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

Functional Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

Functional Home Workout
Functional Home Workout

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Functional 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 your fitness despite our gyms being closed on Government instruction from the 20th of March 2020. We encourage everyone to join our fun and inclusive fitness community to help boost your health and fitness during this time.

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?

A functional workout does exactly what it says on the tin. Exercises within a 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 and prevent injury. For example, box jumps or box step ups, help to strengthen your legs and generally increase your ease walking especially up steps or a steep incline. Functional workout guides also help you improve your general fitness and wellbeing. See functional workouts as full body workouts because they include 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 guide and make positive steps on your fitness journey until our gyms are open.

Squats in Class

What You Need For a Functional Workout

This workout guide was designed to complete at home so we’ve included minimal equipment to make life a bit easier. Firstly, you’ll need something you can jump/step up onto. Maybe a stool, a coffee table, bench or sturdy box – check that any of these can hold your bodyweight. For one of the exercises you’ll need to be closer to a wall and for one exercise you can use a barbell or dumbbells if you like. Don’t worry if you don’t have access to these though as household alternatives will do the job such as 1kg bags of sugar or a couple of large, filled water bottles. It’s important to create a big enough space in your house to complete the workout comfortably too.

Now, grab your gym kit and a comfortable pair of trainers and let’s go!

Exercise 1: Box Jumps

For this exercise, you need to jump or step up onto a raised platform. This could be a sturdy storage box, coffee table or even your sofa, just make sure that it can hold your body weight. Stand in front of the raised platform with your feet shoulder width apart and simply jump on onto the platform. Swinging your arms will give you the extra bit of momentum you need to make the jump. If you’re struggling with the jump, simply step up, pushing your legs are high as you can as you step.

Perform 3 sets of 20 reps. Rest 1 minute between each exercise and 30 seconds between each set.

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Exercise 2: Forward Squat Jumps

This is why it’s important to make sure that you have enough space in your workout zone as you’re now going to travel a few metres across the room. Firstly, stand with your feet shoulder width apart and squat. Then, swing your arms to build momentum and jump upwards and forwards and then lower your body into another squat. Perform 5 squat jumps and then run back to your starting position and repeat.

Perform 3 sets of 10 reps. Rest 1 minute between each exercise and 30 seconds between each set.

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Exercise 3: Burpees

Burpees are a challenging but great full body exercise. To perform your burpees, start with your feet flat on the floor and jump down to the floor, bending your knees on the way, until your chest is flat on the floor. Next, push yourself back upright and jump into the air. Keep repeating this movement. If you’re struggling, jump down into a high plank position instead of laying your chest off the floor but keep the jump as this is what gives you the momentum to keep going!

Perform 3 sets of 10 reps. Rest 1 minute between each exercise and 30 seconds between each set.

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Exercise 4: Board to Mountains

This is more of an advanced movement but don’t let that put you off! Firstly, get yourself 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.

Perform 3 sets of 12 reps. Rest 1 minute between each exercise and 30 seconds between each set.

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Exercise 5: Weighted Squat Jumps

Work on those quads/thighs with some squat jumps. You have the option to perform this weighted or just with your bodyweight. If you want to use weights, pick up a dumbbell in either hand or place a barbell on your shoulders. If you don’t have weighted equipment, grab a tin/jar in each hand or 2 bags or sugar or flour. Once you’re ready, stand with your feet shoulder width apart and sit down into a squat. With your arms down by your side, use them to build up momentum with one big swing and then jump into the air. Land onto your feet and repeat the squat jump again.

Perform 3 sets of 10 reps. Rest 1 minute between each exercise and 30 seconds between each set.

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Exercise 6: Wall Press Ups

Start by facing the wall and step about a metre away from it and then lean forward so that your hands are facing flat onto the wall. Your hands need to be narrow and close together to really work your chest. If you find this difficult, place your hands at either side of your chest instead. Now, lean your body towards the wall so that your bodyweight is resting on your hands and then push yourself back to your starting position. You should feel this working your arms, shoulders and chest.

Perform 3 sets of 12 reps. Rest 1 minute between each exercise and 30 seconds between each set.

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Exercise 7: Mountain Climbers

To finish up, we’ve got a tough but amazing cardio exercise that helps with weight loss and burning body fat. 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.

Perform 3 sets of 20 reps. Rest 1 minute between each exercise and 30 seconds between each set.

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Functional Workout Guide Summary:

Goal

 

Get Fit

Equipment

 

Household item – coffee table, step, storage box

Dumbbells or household alternatives (jars, tins, water bottles etc.)

Fitness Space

 

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

Level

 

Beginner

Duration

 

30 minutes

Days per week

 

1

Cycle Duration

 

1 Weeks

Repeat

 

1-2 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 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 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 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

HiiT 3 Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

HiiT 3 Home Workout
HiiT 3 Home Workout

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HiiT 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 HiiT 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 long; that’s the magic of HiiT workouts. This HiiT Workout Guide is a quick 20 minute routine that you can do in the house or in the gym – simply repeat each exercise for a certain number of reps without any rest, repeat the 3 circuits, resting for 60 second between each set. Try to stick to the timings 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 Workout.

HIIT Battleropes

What You Need For a HiiT Workout

Besides yourself, nothing. This 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: Lateral Raises

Start performing a lateral raise by standing upright with your arms by your side. 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 repeating this movement as many time as you can in the 30 second window. 

Complete 20 reps and then move onto the next exercise without rest. Once the first circuit is complete, rest for 1 minute and repeat this circuit 3 times. 

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Exercise 2: Burpees

Burpees are challenging but a great full body exercise. To perform a burpee, start with your feet flat on the floor and jump down to the floor, bending your knees on the way, until your chest is flat on the floor. Next, push yourself back upright and jump into the air. Keep repeating this movement. If you’re struggling, jump down into a high plank position instead of laying your chest off the floor but keep the jump as it gives you the momentum to keep going!  

Complete 10 reps and then move onto the next exercise without rest. Once the first circuit is complete, rest for 1 minute and repeat this circuit 3 times. 

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Exercise 3: Wide Press Ups

By completing a wide stance press up, you’re focusing purely on your chest muscles. Complete this exercise similarly to how you did earlier but this time, start with your hands at either side of your chest and keep them wider apart throughout your sets. Again, feel free to drop on your knees if it makes it slightly easier for you. Just remember to not let your body hit the floor, always hold your bodyweight instead. 

Complete 15 reps and then move onto the next exercise without rest. Once the first circuit is complete, rest for 1 minute and repeat this circuit 3 times. 

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Exercise 4: Alternate Front Raises

Stand upright with your right leg out slightly in front of your left to help you balance. Slowly bring your right arm up out in front of you towards your shoulder height. Return your arm to your side 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.  

Complete 15 reps of each arm and then move onto the next exercise without rest. Once the first circuit is complete, rest for 1 minute and repeat this circuit 3 times. 

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Exercise 5: Reverse Lunges

To perform a reverse lunge safely, do the opposite movement to regular lunges. Stand up straight with your feet shoulder width apart and then push your left back into a lunge position and lower yourself to the ground. Return upright and then repeat with your right leg. This is a great exercise for your glutes and hamstrings.  

Complete 15 reps and then move onto the next exercise without rest. Once the first circuit is complete, rest for 1 minute and repeat this circuit 3 times. 

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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: Squat Jumps

Burn those quads/thighs with some squat jumps. 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.  

Complete 10 reps and then move onto the next exercise without rest. Once the first circuit is complete, rest for 1 minute and repeat this circuit 3 times. 

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HiiT 3 Workout Guide Summary:

Goal 

 

Weight Loss 

Equipment 

 

Dumbbells (optional) 

Fitness Space 

 

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

Level 

 

Beginner  

Duration 

 

20 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 gym workouts so that you can focus on different 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 3 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 3 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

Full Body Circuit Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

Full Body Home Workout Guide
Full Body Home Workout Guide

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Full Body Circuit 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 Full Body Circuit Workout?

By following this Full Body Circuit Workout guide, you’ll feel much more refreshed and energised. If you’d prefer to work different areas of your body at once, full body sessions are perfect because you have a little bit of time to work on your upper body, core and then lower body. If you like to split your training into a number of different body parts i.e. arms, shoulders, legs etc, do a full body workout first or last in the week to bring everything together. If you’re short for time and can only manage a couple of sessions a week, full body circuit workouts are really effective. 

Circuits can be tough as you need to squeeze in as many reps as possible into a specific timeframe and then move onto the next exercise but the results will make it all worth it! Follow this workout guide at home and once our gyms re-open, you’ll be able to use our quality equipment and facilities to boost your fitness levels even further.  

Core exercises - main

What You Need For a Full Body Circuit Workout

Nothing at all. This is workout requires no equipment 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. So, whether you’re in the living room, garden or back in our gyms once we re-open, it’s important to make some space where you can focus purely on your session. Now, grab your gym kit and a comfortable pair of trainers and let’s go!  

Exercise 1: Squat Jumps

Let’s start this circuit workout off strong with some squat jumps. 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 30 seconds followed by a 2 minute rest. Repeat the circuit 5 times.   

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Exercise 2: Press Ups

To perform a press up safely, you have two options. The first option is to lie flat on your stomach 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 resting on your tip toes. Hold this 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 instead of your toes but still perform the press up the same way.  

Perform this exercise for 30 seconds followed by a 2 minute rest. Repeat the circuit 5 times.

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Exercise 3: Mountain Climbers

Next up is a great cardio exercise that helps with weight loss and burning body fat. 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.  

Perform this exercise for 30 seconds followed by a 2 minute rest. Repeat the circuit 5 times.   

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Exercise 4: Crunches

Start this abs movement 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 not overextend as this can cause an injury to your back.   

Perform this exercise for 30 seconds followed by a 2 minute rest. Repeat the circuit 5 times. 

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Exercise 5: Chair Tricep Dips

A chair tricep dip needs to be performed on a hard upright chair, so please avoid doing this on a sofa or arm chair. Check that the chair can withstand your bodyweight before completing a single rep too. To start, sit with your back to the chair and your feet flat on the floor with your knees up. Put your hands onto the seat of the chair and lower your body so that your bum nearly touches the floor. Fully extend your arms so that you’re in your original position and repeat.  

Perform this exercise for 30 seconds followed by a 2 minute rest. Repeat the circuit 5 times.   

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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: Lateral Raises

Continue working on your upper body section of this full body circuit by performing a lateral raise exercise. Start by standing upright with your arms by your side. 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 repeating this movement as many time as you can in the 30 second window. 

Perform this exercise for 30 seconds followed by a 2 minute rest. Repeat the circuit 5 times.   

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Exercise 7: Lunges

To perform a lunge safely, simply put one leg out in front of the other and lower yourself towards the ground. Start with your left leg in front and then stand up and swap over to your right leg. Keep alternating these legs and see how many you’re able to fit into a 30 second timeframe.  

Perform this exercise for 30 seconds followed by a 2 minute rest. Repeat the circuit 5 times.   

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Exercise 8: Burpees

We saved the best until last! Burpees are challenging but a great full body exercise. To perform a burpee, start with your feet flat on the floor and jump down to the floor, bending your knees on the way, until your chest is flat on the floor. Next, push yourself back upright and jump into the air. Keep repeating this movement. If you’re struggling, jump down into a high plank position instead of laying your chest off the floor but keep the jump as it gives you the momentum to keep going!  

Perform this exercise for 30 seconds followed by a 2 minute rest. Repeat the circuit 5 times. 

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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 Michele as he guides you through this whole Full Body Circuit workout.

Full Body Circuit Workout Guide Summary:

Goal 

 

Get Fit 

Equipment 

 

Chair 

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. 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 Circuit 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 Circuit 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

Body Blast Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

Body Blast Home Workout
Body Blast Home Workout

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Body Blast 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 Body Blast Workout?

This Body Blast workout has been put together by our expert personal trainers who will try to help you achieve your fitness goals even though you can’t get to the gym right now. This workout allows you to focus on different areas of your body including legs, core and arms. There’s also a heavy focus on cardio training and increasing your heart rate to help with weight loss. Our Body Blast Workout Guide is more on the intermediate level so if you want to give yourself a challenge and push yourself closer to your fitness goals, follow this full body workout guide. full body 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.   

Sheffield Battle Ropes

What You Need For a Body Blast Workout

Not much. This is workout requires little to no equipment 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. One of the exercises does use dumbbells, if you have these at home please grab a comfortable weight and perform the exercise correctly. If you don’t have them, just use some household items such as tins/jars, water bottles or washing detergent. Now, grab your gym kit and a comfortable pair of trainers and let’s go!  

Exercise 1: Jumping Jacks

Let’s get warmed up! Start 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. Pick up the pace as you perform each rep to get your heart rate up.  

Complete 3 sets of 15 reps with a 15 second rest in between each set. 

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Exercise 2: Windmill

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. Alternate your arms between your feet until you’ve completed all the reps.  

Complete 3 sets of 15 reps with a 15 second rest in between each set. 

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Exercise 3: Mountain Climbers

This a great cardio exercise that works your full body and helps you to burn body fat. 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 3 sets of 15 reps with a 15 second rest in between each set. 

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Exercise 4: Press Up to Elbows

Start in the usual press up position with your bodyweight resting on your tip toes and hands. If this is too difficult, rest your bodyweight on your knees. Lower your body towards the floor to perform a press up, push yourself up and then rest your bodyweight on your knees and elbows. Stretch your body out straight again and repeat, starting with your press up. 

Complete 3 sets of 15 reps with a 15 second rest in between each set. 

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Exercise 5: Jumping Jacks

Now that our first section is complete, build up some momentum again with some more jumping jacks. Perform them exactly as you did before. Try to keep your head up and complete them as fast as you can to keep your heart rate high.  

Complete 3 sets of 15 reps with a 15 second rest in between each set. 

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Exercise 6: Cross, Jab, Cross

Now it’s time to try something a little different – some boxing movements. A cross, jab, cross is a basic boxing movement that works your core, arms and shoulders. Start with your feet shoulder width apart and your hands up by your face. Then extend your left arm and punch the air. Bring that arm back and repeat with your right arm and then your left. Whilst doing this, you need to fully twist your body to engage your core and get your obliques working. To perform this movement correctly, try to twist your feet so aim to be stood on the balls of your feet at all times. If that’s a bit too complicated for you, just stick with the punches.  

Complete 3 sets of 15 reps with a 15 second rest in between each set. 

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Exercise 7: Board to Mountains

This is more of an advanced movement but don’t let that put you off! Firstly, get yourself 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 3 sets of 15 reps with a 15 second rest in between each set. 

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Exercise 8: Back Extensions

Lay down with your stomach flat on the floor. Rest your arms behind your head and lift your chest off the floor until you feel a pull in your middle to upper back. This is one rep. Be careful when performing this exercise and try not to over extend your back as you may cause an injury to your lower back.  

Complete 3 sets of 15 reps with a 15 second rest in between each set. 

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Exercise 9: Jumping Jacks

We’re nearly there now, our second section of the work is complete. Start yourself up again with some more jumping jacks. Perform them exactly the same as the last two sets 

Complete 3 sets of 15 reps with a 15 second rest in between each set. 

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Exercise 10: Chair Tricep Dips

Sculpt and tone your upper arms with this next exercise. A chair tricep dip needs to be performed on a hard upright chair, not an armchair or sofa. Check that the chair can withstand your bodyweight before completing any reps. Now, sit on the floor with your back to the chair. You should have your feet flat on the floor with your knees up too. Put your hands onto the seat of the chair and lift your body upwards and then lower your body so that your bum nearly touches the floor. Lift yourself up and extend your arms so that you’re in your original position and repeat.  

Complete 3 sets of 15 reps with a 15 second rest in between each set. 

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Exercise 11: Standing Bicep Curls

A bicep curl is a really simple but effective exercise for your arms to help them build strength. Stand upright with your ‘dumbbells’ in either hand. If you don’t have these it’s not a problem, just grab some weight household items such as jars, tins or water bottles. By standing up, you’ll be able to engage your core at the same time which is great for abdominal 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.  

Complete 3 sets of 15 reps with a 15 second rest in between each set. 

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Exercise 12: Jumping Jacks

Your final exercise in the Body Blast workout guide is one more set of jumping jacks. So, use the last bit of energy you’ve got to perform strong and speedy reps and finish this workout off well. 

Complete 3 sets of 15 reps with a 15 second rest in between each set. 

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Body Blast Workout Guide Summary:

Goal 

 

Get Fit 

Equipment 

 

Dumbbells or household alternatives (jars, tins, water bottles etc.) 

Chair 

Fitness Space 

 

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

Level 

 

Intermediate  

Duration 

 

30 minutes 

Days per week 

 

1 

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. 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 Body Blast 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 Body Blast 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

Full Body Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

Full Body Home Workout Guide
Full Body Home Workout Guide

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Full 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 each and every single one of you to focus on your fitness whilst at home, despite our gyms being closed on Government instruction from the 20th of March 2020. We want to keep you motivated to smash your fitness goals whilst encouraging you to 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 Can I Expect From a Full Body Workout?

Throughout this workout, you’ll be working a variety of muscles and target areas. The great thing about a full body workout is that you can focus on a number of different areas at one time. If you’re short for time or want to do one really effective workout, full body workouts are the way forward. A full body will push you and your body to achieve amazing things and once it’s all over, your whole body will thank you for it! This workout includes push and pull movements – this variety will allow you to tone and condition your body and finish feeling positive and satisfied. This full body workout guide has been created by our expert trainers; follow the guide at home and continue working on your fitness journey until our gyms are open again.   

Cardio Overview - Rowing Machine

What You Need For a Pull Workout

To maximise this full workout routine, you’ll need some weighted equipment. In our gyms, we provide access to dumbbells, kettlebells, barbells and wide selection of free weights equipment to follow this workout guide. 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 two carrier bags of tins and jars and hold them in each handYou could use water bottles, boxes or bottles of washing detergent – now is the time to get creative. You can still perform these exercises without weights if you like, it’s up to you. Now, grab your gym kit and a comfortable pair of trainers and let’s go!  

Exercise 1: Squats

Ease yourself into this full body workout and warm up your legs with some simple air squats. Stand upright with your legs shoulder 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. It’s important to keep your back straight to avoid injury. Try not to hunch your back. Keeping your head upright and facing forwards will help you to get the correct posture.  

Repeat 3-5 sets of 10-15 reps with a 30 second rest between each set. 

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Exercise 2: Bulgarian Split Squat (Left Leg)

Now that your legs are warmed up, let’s move onto a Bulgarian Split Squat to really target your lower body. Firstly, you need a piece of furniture that is knee height that you can rest one foot on – something hard like a dining chair or coffee table. Stand up straight, grab your dumbbell or ‘weights’ in either hand and put your right leg out in front of you. Now rest your left foot on the chair or table. Keep your balance the best you can and slowly squat downwards. You should feel this working your quads and glutes.  

Repeat 3-5 sets of 10-15 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 3: Bulgarian Split Squats (Right Leg)

This exercise is the same as before, just with the opposite leg. So, start with your left leg out in front this time and place your right foot onto the chair/table and start performing the Bulgarian Split Squats. If you’re struggling with the balance, try to focus on one object in the room as it’ll help you stay steady

Repeat 3-5 sets of 10-15 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 4: Table Press Ups

Now we’re moving onto some upper body movements. Push your chest muscles with this next exercise – table press ups. Before performing this, make sure that your table is pushed up against a wall so that it can’t slip or slide as this could cause an injury. Once you’ve done this, stand about a metre away from the table and lean forward so that your hands are on the table. Push yourself up from the table, hold for a second and lower yourself back towards the table. This will put pressure on your arms and chest and push them to get stronger.  

Repeat 3-5 sets of 10-15 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.  

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Exercise 5: Shoulder Press

Continue working that upper body with a shoulder press. Grab your weighted equipment and stand upright. Start with your hands at either side of your shoulders and push them upwards until your arms are fully extended. This is one rep. Work on really toning and defining your shoulders with this challenging and effective upper body exercise. Standing up whilst performing this exercise also engages your core. 

Repeat 3-5 sets of 10-15 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.  

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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: Seat Bent-Over Rows

For this exercise, you need a dumbbell in each hand. If you haven’t got dumbbells, fill up a couple of water bottles and hold one in each hand. Next, find a chair in your house (avoid sort furnishing like a sofa or armchair) and hold your ‘weights’ at either side of you. Lean your body forward with your face parallel to the floor and then raise your arms up to your hips. You should feel your back muscles working as your perform each rep. 

Repeat 3-5 sets of 10-15 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.  

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Exercise 7: Standing Bicep Curls - Alternate

A bicep curl is a really simple but effective exercise for your arms to help build strength. Stand upright 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 abdominal definitionTo 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.  

Repeat 3-5 sets of 10-15 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.  

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Exercise 8: Chair Tricep Dips

Now let’s start working on sculpting and toning our upper arms! A chair tricep dip needs to be performed on a hard upright chair, so please avoid doing this on a sofa or arm chair. Check that the chair can withstand your bodyweight before completing a single rep. To start, sit with your back to the chair and your feet flat on the floor with your knees up. Put your hands onto the seat of the chair and lower your body so that your bum nearly touches the floor. Fully extend your arms so that you’re in your original position and repeat.  

Repeat 3-5 sets of 10-15 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.  

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Exercise 9: Board to Mountains

This is more of an advanced movement but don’t let that put you off! Firstly, get yourself into a press up position with your weight resting on your hands. Then, 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. 

Repeat 3-5 sets of 10-15 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.  

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Not sure how to perform each exercise? Want someone to coach you through each movement? Watch our Personal Trainer Laura as she guides you through this whole Full Body workout.

Full Body Workout Guide Summary:

Goal

 

Get Fit

Equipment

 

Dumbbells > If you don’t have this equipment try alternatives like 1kg of sugar, bottles of water, tins of beans or other household items.

Chair, dining table, coffee table 

Fitness Space

 

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

Level

 

Beginner

Duration

 

20 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 mixture of types including a wide range of exercises meaning that everyone can focus on their body goals and fitness aims throughout the time that you’re exercising from home. 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. 

Follow this Full 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 Full 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.

Ladies Only Workout

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

Five Effective Full Body Exercises

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Work your full body at Xercise4Less Gyms

It is important to pay attention to your whole body when working out, and not just focus on building up one area or individual muscle groups. Having a balanced physique will help to reduce the stress and burden placed on your body, and ultimately, lessen the potential risk of injury or discomfort. At friendly, inclusive Xercise4Less Gyms we encourage all our members to try out our different training zones from cardio to resistance or from free weights to fun, functional fitness classes. Come down to your local Xercise4Less Gym and give these exercises a go!

1. Push Ups

The push up is a great exercise to develop your core fitness as it targets a wide range of muscle groups. This is a simple exercise to complete and can be successfully performed by people with all levels of fitness. Grab yourself a mat, place yourself in a horizontal position and raise your body by lifting yourself with your forearms. Once you are in position, slowly lower your body to the ground, gradually bringing yourself up to complete the exercise.

You can challenge yourself by either performing more push-ups or doing them at an increased pace. Furthermore, you can also try balance yourself with only one arm to add further difficulty and exertion.

Menu 1 - Sam Chia push up

2. Squats

Squats are a classic exercise to primarily target your lower body, working your glutes, hamstrings and calves. The exercise also works in a similar fashion to a sit up as it pulls on your core and is a real winner if you are wanting to blast some belly fat or target your abs. Typically a strengthening exercise, squats give you a balanced workout to suit a range of fitness needs.

Once you have completed squats, you can add difficulty or push yourself further by performing them with weights to give your full body some much needed attention. To build real muscle, add a barbell to your squat routine and really work those shoulders.

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3. Deadlifts

While this may seem like you are targeting your upper body, deadlifts are also great for working your lower body. Similar to adding weights to your squat routine, deadlifts provide a full body exercise, reaching out to your legs as well as your torso. One thing to remember is technique, you must keep your back flat throughout the process. A deadlift is simple to execute, and the name of the game is to pick up a weighted bar from the ground, bringing it up to your waist using your whole body for maximum exertion. To complete a deadlift, your arms must be straight with the weight hanging.

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4. Burpees

This dual-purpose exercise blasts belly fat and improves strength. All the best fat burning workouts always include the flabtastic burpee. This full-body exercise uses compound movements (hip-hinge, plank, push up, squat, and jump) that will melt your unwanted fat and supercharge your metabolism. You’ll train practically every muscle in your body from shoulders, chest, and abs to quads, inner thighs, posterior and triceps with these proven fat burners. Build more muscle and burn more calories with burpees in your nearest Xercise4Less gym.

group fitness training burpees

5. Lunges

Lunges work tirelessly to increase muscle mass and build-up strength to help tone your body. Lunges help to develop your glutes, hamstrings and quadriceps to shape up your body and improving your posture as well as your range of motion. To complete a successful lunge, stand up straight with your shoulders relaxed and your chin up. Keep one leg in front of the other and lower your hips until both knees are bent and at a 90-degree angle. It is important to maintain your posture by ensuring your body weight is on the heels. Repeat this process on both legs to gain the most from your workout.

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Why 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.

Barbells Workout Guide

Barbells
Barbells

Our Full Body Barbell Workout Guides will really raise the bar for your standards of fitness. Whether you’re ready to join a gym, new to gyms, a casual gym goer or an experienced gym user, you’ll find Xercise4Less gyms the place to supercharge your health and wellbeing.

With this full body barbell workout session, you can really challenge your whole body forcing your muscles to react and start burning fat. Always make sure barbell exercises like the Barbell Bench Press are a key part of your Xercise4Less fitness programme.

How to Work Out Your Whole Body with Barbell Exercises

For real results from this Xercise4Less Full Body Barbells Workout Guide, take on the following barbell exercises:

Repeat these barbell lifts back to back. Try to make your transitions between each of the total body barbell moves as smooth as possible and focus on quality reps with good form. Once you complete the set of full body barbell exercises, take a one-minute rest.

If you’d prefer to focus on specific parts of your body with barbells, check out our Upper Body Barbell Workout Guide or the Xercise4Less Lower Body Barbell Workout Guide.

Don’t despair if you can’t get a handle on how to use these whole-body barbell workouts. Our Personal Trainers will also be on hand to advise you on the best barbell workout techniques whenever you need help or advice. Xercise4Less gyms are stuffed with all the barbell equipment you need to achieve real full body results. With our barbell workout guide you can choose from 2 Sets of 10-45kg straight barbells and 2 Sets of 10-45kg EZ Curl barbells to transform your whole body.

Read on for more detailed instructions on how to perform these full body barbell exercises correctly.

Full Body Barbell Bench Press Exercises

Begin your whole body barbell workout the right way with the Barbell Bench Press and start shredding fat.

Start with this classic upper body exercise, the Barbell Bench Press, by lying back on a flat bench holding a barbell in the rack above you with a shoulder-width, overhand grip. Lift the barbell off the rack and position it above your chest with arms fully extended. From the starting position, inhale and lower the barbell slowly until it touches the middle of your chest. Push the barbell back to the starting position explosively as you exhale. That’s one rep.

Do 6-8 Barbell Bench Press whole body reps and repeat in 3 sets. Rest for 1 minute.

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Whole Body Barbell Military Press Workouts

Try this whole body Barbell Military Press and see impressive shoulder benefits.

Position your feet close together and lift the barbell up to your shoulders, palms facing forward. Press the barbell above your head explosively until your arms are fully extended, then with control lower the barbell.

Do 6-8 Barbell Military Press full body reps and repeat in 3 sets. Rest for 1 minute.

Complete Body Workout with Barbell Back Squat Sets

A Barbell Back Squat is the ideal full body exercise to start building up your muscles.

Stand with your feet more than shoulder-width apart and hold a barbell across your upper back with an overhand grip. Do not rest the barbell on your neck. Hug the barbell into your traps to engage your upper back muscles. Slowly sit back into a squat with head up, back straight and backside out. Lower until your hips are aligned with your knees, with your legs at 90 degrees. Drive your heels into the floor to push yourself explosively back up. Keep form until you’re stood up straight for your first barbell back squat rep.

Do 10 Barbell Back Squat full body reps and repeat in 4 sets. Rest for 1 minute.

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Work Out Your Whole Body with Barbell Deadlift Workouts

Work your grip, glutes and your back with the amazing Barbell Deadlift exercise.

Squat down and grasp a barbell with your hands shoulder-width apart. Keep your chest up, pull your shoulders back and look straight ahead as you lift the barbell. Take the weight back onto your heels and keep the barbell as close as possible to your body. Lift the barbell to thigh level, pause, then control your return to the start position.

Do 5 Barbell Deadlift full body reps and repeat in 3 sets. Rest for 1 minute.

Full Body Barbell Bent Over Row Exercises

Pummel your back muscles with a Barbell Bent Over Row and energise your whole body.

Grab a barbell with an overhand grip, hands shoulder width apart. With your legs slightly bent, keep your back straight and bend your upper body forward until it’s almost perpendicular to the floor. Row the barbell upwards into the lower part of your chest. Pause. And return to the start position with control.

Do 8 Barbell Bent Over Row full body reps and repeat in 4 sets. Rest for 1 minute.

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Full Body Barbell Shrug Reps

The Barbell Shrug is highly effective for your neck and shoulders.

Hold a barbell with overhand grip, shoulder width apart. Raise your shoulders as high as you can go, then lower the shoulders back down and repeat.

Do 6 Barbell Shrug full body reps and repeat in 4 sets. Rest for 1 minute.

Join Xercise4Less Gyms to Work Out the Best Barbell Exercises

At Xercise4Less Gyms we want you to improve your health and wellbeing through exercise. We make it easy for our gym members to work out by providing all the exercise equipment they need to incinerate calories and build muscle. That includes 2 Sets of 10-45kg straight barbells and 2 Sets of 10-45kg EZ Curl barbells so you can achieve the toughest of fitness goals. Use our Full Body Barbell Workout Guide to supercharge your fitness programme. If you’d prefer to split your barbell workout, then check out our Xercise4Less Upper Body Barbell Workout Guide or our Lower Body Barbell Workout right now.

Whatever fitness equipment you want to use on your fitness journey, Xercise4Less Gyms will be on hand to help you hit the hardest exercise targets. Whether you’re ready to join a gym, new to gyms, a casual gym goer or an experienced gym user, at the People’s Gym we offer everything you need to hit your fitness goals. Our gym members enjoy dedicated Ladies Only gym zone, special Spin studio, a combat zone as well as a functional fitness area. The Xercise4Less gym membership also benefits from inclusive group exercise classes including Les Mills fitness sessions and friendly Personal Trainers ready to encourage and advise you. You can also take advantage of our incredible Body Transformation Camps and Boot Camps to start shaping and toning your real body.

Join Xercise4Less Gyms today to see how you can change your health and fitness for ever using whatever exercise equipment or workout classes you want including barbells!