Functional Beginner Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

Functional Beginner Home Workout Guide
Functional Beginner Home Workout Guide

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Functional Beginner Workout Guide at Home

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

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

What Is a Functional Beginner Workout?

Exercise within this functional workout guide help you with movements that you’re likely to repeat in daily life and if not, it’ll help you perform your daily activities a lot easier. See functional workouts as full body because they work on a number of muscles from all over your body all at once. A functional workout guide is great to follow at the gym or at home; follow this workout guide and still make positive steps on your fitness journey until our gyms are open again. 

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What You Need For a Functional Beginner Workout

This workout guide was designed to complete at home so we’ve tried to keep the equipment to a minimal. All of exercises are bodyweight-focused exercises that you can do in the comfort of your own home or garden regardless of training experience and fitness ability.  

Exercise 1: Marching on the Spot

Ease yourself into this Functional Beginner workout with a 3 minute warm up. Simply march on the spot for the duration and try to keep your knees as high as you possibly can. It’s important that you work for the full 3 minutes to help you warm up.

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Exercise 2: Squats

Your second exercise in this workout guide is some squats to make sure we don’t neglect that lower body. Stand with your legs shoulder width apart and simply sit down into a squat, hold for a second and then stand upright. Try to get as low to the ground as you can for the best possible results – this will also target your glutes a bit better. Remember to keep your back straight and not hunch over.

Perform 15 reps followed by a 30 second rest.

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Exercise 3: Split Squats (Right)

This next exercise is split into two as you’ll be working one leg at a time. Start with your left leg out in front of your right leg and slowly squat down. Try to get your leg at a 90° angle if you can – this is one rep. After this, return to the upright position and repeat until you have performed all of the reps.

Perform 10 reps followed by a 30 second rest.

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Exercise 4: Split Squats (Left)

This is the same exercise as above, it’s just now focusing on the opposite leg. So, start with your right leg out in front of you and perform exactly as you did before.

Perform 10 reps followed by a 30 second rest.

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Exercise 5: Windmills

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

Perform 15 reps followed by a 30 second rest.

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

Exercise 6: Supermans (Alternate)

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

Perform 6 reps followed by a 30 second rest.

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Exercise 7: Knee Press Ups

This is a modified version of a press up. Start with all fours on the ground and slightly lean forward so that your body is at a 45 degree angle but your feet are off the ground and your bodyweight is resting your hands and knees. Once you’re in this position, try to keep your back straight and lower yourself to the ground. Just before you touch the floor, press down and push your body back up.

Perform 10 reps followed by a 30 second rest.

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Exercise 8: Front Rotations

For this next exercise, stand upright with your arms by your sides. Simply lift your arms up to shoulder height and rotate your arms in a circular motion. This is a great shoulder warm up and will help you to tone and condition your upper body.

Perform 2 sets of 10 reps with a 30 second rest after each set.

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Exercise 9: Crunches

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

Perform 2 sets of 10 reps with a 30 second rest after each set.

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Exercise 10: High Plank

Lay on your stomach with your legs out straight and your hands in front of your chest but close to your body. Next, push your body up so that it’s off the floor and you’re on your tip toes. Simply hold this position. Remember to keep your back as straight as you can – try not to arch your back as this could cause an injury to your back.

Hold this position for 30 seconds and then move onto the cool down.

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Exercise 11: Cool Down

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

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Functional Beginner Circuit Workout Guide Summary:

Goal

 

Improve wellbeing

Equipment

 

None required

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

 

Once a day

Xercise4Less Home Workout Guides

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

Try our Functional Beginner 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 Beginner 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

Total Body & Core Blast Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

Total Body/Core Blast Home Workout Guide
Total Body/Core Blast Home Workout Guide

Total Body & Core Blast Workout Guide at Home

At Xercise4Less Gyms, we want to ensure everyone is still able to stay fit, active and continue working towards their fitness goals. Despite gyms being closed under Government instruction, we want to help each one of you continue working on your fitness goals. Home workouts may be new to your gym routine but embrace is – you can still focus on your fitness at home and we want to encourage everyone to do so as part of our fun and inclusive fitness community.

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

What Is a Total Body & Core Blast Workout?

This is one of our most inclusive workouts because everyone is able to give it a go and work on improving their general fitness and wellbeing. Throughout this workout, you’ll be working every muscle in your body from your shoulders down to your calves. Once you’ve finished this workout, you’ll feel refreshed and positive. You may be a little sore so remember to stretch out your full body afterwards – follow one of our stretch workout guides to release stress and tension in muscles all over your body. Follow this workout guide at home and continue working on your fitness journey until our gyms are open again.

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What You Need For a Total Body & Core Blast Workout

Not much really. Our workout guides are accessible to all so we try to minimise the need for gym-based equipment but feel free to follow this in the gym and include free weights equipment where to can. In this Total Body and Core Blast workout guide, you can use a weighted medicine blast for some of the exercises. If you have one of these at home – perfect! If not, use a household item alternative. This could be a football, a full water bottle or a 1kg bag of sugar – anything you can find with a good amount of weight behind it. If you have a skipping rope, you’ll need it for this workout and you’ll also need a coffee table or something you can step onto that will hold your bodyweight. It’s also important to create a dedicated and 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 too. Now, grab your gym kit and a comfortable pair of trainers and let’s go!

Exercise 1: Skipping

Let’s start this workout with something straight forward and simple. If you have a skipping rope, grab it and do some skipping for 1 minute. 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. This is the perfect warm up exercise.

Complete this exercise for 1 minute and then move onto the next exercise.

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Exercise 2: Ball Press Ups (Alternate)

For this next exercise, grab your medicine ball (or alternative) and get into a press up position. As you lower yourself into a press up, rest on your medicine ball with your left hand. Roll the ball over to your right hand and perform another press up. You may struggle with your balance but try your best to engage your core as this will help you perform the reps as strong as possible.

Complete 2 sets of 30 seconds work. Rest for 30 seconds between each set and then move onto the next exercise.

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Exercise 3: Ball Press Ups

Stay in the same position for this next exercise but this time position the ball between both your hands and in the centre of your chest. Place both hands on your medicine ball or weighted equipment and lower yourself into a press up. Again, you may struggle with your balance but focus on hold this position as much as you can and tighten your core with each press up you perform.

Complete 2 sets of 30 seconds work. Rest for 30 seconds between each set and then move onto the next exercise.

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Exercise 4: Front Push & Side Kick (Right)

For this next exercise, start with your feet together and your ‘medicine ball’ in your hands. Push your ball out from your chest and then kick your right leg out to the side. Try to repeat this movement as fast as you can to burn calories fast to squeeze as many reps in possible into the 30 second work time.

Complete 2 sets of 30 seconds work. Rest for 30 seconds between each set and then move onto the next exercise.

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Exercise 5: Skipping

Now we’re back to some simple skipping. Remember, if you haven’t got a skipping rope just mimic the skipping motion on the spot by skipping side to side and moving your wrists as if you were holding a skipping rope. This is the perfect warm up exercise.

Complete this exercise for 1 minute and then 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: Front Push Side Kick (Left)

Just like before, start with your feet together and your ‘medicine ball’ in your hands. Push your ball out from your chest and then kick your left leg out to the side. Squeeze as many reps in possible into the 30 second work time to burn calories and body fat as fast you can.

Complete 2 sets of 30 seconds work. Rest for 30 seconds between each set and then move onto the next exercise.

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Exercise 7: Deadlift + Kick Forward (Right)

This is one of the more advanced movements within this workout guide but just perform the first couple of reps slow and steady to make sure that you perfect your form. Stand upright with your feet shoulder width apart and hold your ‘medicine ball’ in front of your chest. Keep your back and legs straight and bend down until you feel a pull in your hamstrings and then stand upright and kick out your right leg.

Complete 2 sets of 30 seconds work. Rest for 30 seconds between each set and then move onto the next exercise.

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Exercise 8: Front Squat

Start with your feet shoulder width apart. Hold your medicine ball up to your chest and slowly sit down into a squat. This is a great exercise for your quads and glutes so focus on your legs the best that you can when performing this exercise.

Complete 2 sets of 30 seconds work. Rest for 30 seconds between each set and then move onto the next exercise.

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Exercise 9: Skipping

Next, another round of skipping that will help to raise your heart rate and burn calories and body fat fast. Repeat the same movement at the first couple of times, giving your full energy throughout.

Complete this exercise for 1 minute and then move onto the next exercise.

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Exercise 10: Front Lunge (Right)

For this next exercise, simply step out on your right left and lower yourself into a lunge. Push yourself upwards so that you’re stood with your feet next to each other. Return to a lunge on your right leg and repeat. Whilst performing each lunge, hold your medicine ball in front of your chest to add some weight and extra difficulty to this exercise.

Complete 2 sets of 30 reps. Rest for 30 seconds between each set and then move onto the next exercise.

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Exercise 11: Step Up Overhead Press

For this next exercise, there are few different elements to think about. Firstly, place your coffee table or step in front you – whatever you have chosen to use to step onto that can hold your body weight. As you step up on your right leg, thrust your left knee into the air to really target your right glute. You need to hold your ‘medicine ball’ as you do this because with each step, you should thrust your arms into the air and push weight above your head.

Complete 2 sets of 30 seconds work. Rest for 30 seconds between each set and then move onto the next exercise.

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Exercise 12: Front Push Squat

For this next exercise, stand with your feet shoulder width apart and hold your ‘medicine ball’ in your hands. Slowly sit down into a squat holding the weight up at your chest. As you come up from your squat, push your hands and your weight out from your chest. This builds it up to a full body movement working both your legs, shoulders and arms.

Complete 2 sets of 30 seconds work. Rest for 30 seconds between each set and then move onto the next exercise.

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Exercise 13: Skipping

Now, let’s finish off this workout guide with one final round of skipping. Use up all your final energy to work towards your weight loss and improved fitness goals.

Complete this exercise for 1 minute and then move your workout is complete!

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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.

Watch Our Personal Trainer Video:​

Not sure how to perform each exercise? Want someone to coach you through each movement? Watch our Personal Trainer Mark as he guides you through this full Total Body and Core Blast workout.

Total Body & Core Blast Workout Guide Summary:

Goal

 

Weight Loss / Get Fit

Equipment

 

Medicine ball or household alternative (football, water bottle, tin of paint, bag of sugar)

Coffee table, sturdy storage box or stool

Skipping rope

Fitness Space

 

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

Level

 

Intermediate

Duration

 

30

Days per week

 

1

Cycle Duration

 

1 Weeks

Repeat

 

3x a week

Xercise4Less Home Workout Guides

We have split our at home or at the gym workouts into a number of different focuses and types of training meaning that you can target areas of your body throughout the week. We aim to switch up these workouts regularly so that everyone has something to suit their fitness goals. 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 Total Body & Core 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 Total Body & Core Blast Workout Guide 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

Functional 3 Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

Functional 3 Home Workout Guide
Functional 3 Home Workout Guide

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Functional 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 Functional 3 Workout?

Exercise within this functional workout guide help you perform movements that you’re likely to repeat in daily life and if not, it’ll help you perform your daily activities a lot easier. For example, balancing movements will help you in daily life and in your other gym sessions. See functional workouts as full body because they work on a number of muscles from all over your body. A functional workout guide is great to follow at the gym or at home; follow this workout guide and still make positive steps on your fitness journey until our gyms are open again. 

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What You Need For a Functional 3 Workout

This workout guide was designed to complete at home so we’ve tried to keep the equipment to a minimal. You can do this exercise with no equipment but to maximise it and increase your strength and stability, find a football and a mop or sweeping brush handle.  Make sure you have a big enough space in your house to complete the workout too so that you avoid injuries. Now, grab your gym kit and a comfortable pair of trainers and let’s go!

Exercise 1: One Leg Balance

Functional workouts will help you to improve your balance and stability – starting with our first movement. Step onto a raised platform with your left leg and try to keep your balance for as long as you can. Remember to hold your arms out at either side and focus on one static spot to help you keep your balance.

Hold this movement for 45 seconds if you can. Once the time is up, move onto the next exercise.

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Exercise 2: Right Leg Balance

Start off by standing up straight with your legs together and then step back onto the raised platform you used before. Push your left leg outwards slightly so that your body weight is resting on your right leg. To help with your balance, hold your arms out straight at either side.

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

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Exercise 3: Left Leg Balance

Repeat the same movement as before, however this time on your opposite leg. This means that your body weight will now be resting your left leg and you’re using your right leg to help you to keep your balance.

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

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Exercise 4: Arch Chops

Pick up your football and stand upright with your leg hip width apart. Raise the football above your head and twist your body over to your right side and drop down to a slight lunge. As you twist your body over to your left, swing your arms and football over your head and to the other side. The faster you perform the reps, the more effective it’ll be for weight loss and fat burn.

Repeat 3 sets of 30 reps followed by a 15 second rest after each set.

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Exercise 5: Front Lunges

Hold your football in front of your chest and lunge forward on your left leg. Push through your heels and return back to your starting position. Continue repeating this movement either on your left leg or alternate until you’ve completed all of the reps.

Repeat 3 sets of 30 reps followed by a 30 second rest after each set.

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 *Check out ALL of our @Home Workout Guides*

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

Exercise 6: Hip Bridges

For this next movement, lay down with your back on the floor. Raise your knees but keep your feet flat on the floor. When you’re ready, raise your hips into the air but keep your shoulders resting on the floor. Squeeze your glutes when performing this exercises to engage your lower body muscles. Hold this movement for 30 seconds.

Repeat 3 sets of 30 second holds, followed by a 30 second rest after each set.

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Exercise 7: One Leg Deadlift (Right)

For this next exercise, start with your feet close together and hold your mop handle close to your hips. Simply kick your right leg backwards and lean forward with your body. Try to get your outward leg parallel to the ground whilst keeping your balance that best that you can. If you struggle to balance, only go as low as you can but focus on keeping your back straight to avoid any injuries.

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

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Exercise 8: One Leg Deadlift (Left)

Repeat this movement again but this time kick out your left leg and rest your bodyweight on your right. Control this movement the best that you can and you’ll feel the effects in your hamstrings and your lower back.

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

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Exercise 9: Reverse Lunge Kick Ups

Stand with your feet around shoulder width apart and with your left leg, lower yourself into a reverse lunge. As you come up from your lunge, thrust your knee into the air. This kick up motion will tighten your core but also raise your heart rate to help you burn more calories. Alternate this movement between both legs as you complete the reps.

Repeat 3 sets of 30 reps followed by a 30 second rest after each set.

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Watch Our Personal Trainer Video:​

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

Functional 3 Workout Guide Summary:

Goal

 

Get Fit

Equipment

 

Football

Mop/sweeping brush handle

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

 

Once a day

Xercise4Less Home Workout Guides

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

Try our Functional 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 Functional 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

Functional 2 Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

Functional 2 Home Workout Guide
Functional 2 Home Workout Guide

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Functional 2 Workout Guide at Home

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

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

What Is a Functional Workout?

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

fitness for life - sam chia step ups

What You Need For a Functional Workout

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

Exercise 1: Hip Airplanes (Left)

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

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

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Exercise 2: Hip Airplanes (Right)

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

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

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Exercise 3: Left Leg Balance

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

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

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Exercise 4: Right Leg Balance

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

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

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Exercise 5: Hip Airplanes (Forward)

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

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

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Exercise 6: Hip Airplanes (Forward + Extension)

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

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

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Exercise 7: Hip Airplanes (Reverse + Extension)

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

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

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Exercise 8: Low Lateral Jumps

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

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

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Exercise 9: Sit Through Slides

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

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

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Exercise 10: Slide Through Slides to Warrior Stance

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

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

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Functional 2 Workout Guide Summary:

Goal

 

Get Fit

Equipment

 

None required

Fitness Space

 

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

Level

 

Intermediate

Duration

 

29 minutes

Days per week

 

3

Cycle Duration

 

1 Weeks

Repeat

 

Once a day

Xercise4Less Home Workout Guides

We have split our at home or at the gym workouts into a number of different focuses meaning that you can target different areas of your body throughout the week in a range of different style workouts. We aim to switch up these workouts each week. Whatever your goals and however you usually spend time in the gym, take this time to embrace something new and stay on track towards your current fitness goals. Try our Functional 2 Home Workout by signing up to our exclusive member community today and get access to our motivational member forums, insider nutrition tips and much more!

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

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

Home Workout Safety Information

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

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Join our fun and inclusive fitness community

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

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

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

Leg Circuit Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

Leg Circuit Home Workout
Leg Circuit Home Workout

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Leg 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 Leg Circuit Workout?

A Leg Circuit is perfect for firing up your lower body and testing the muscles to help them grow. This specific Leg Circuit Workout Guide includes exercises that will focus on your quads, hamstrings and glutes. Build up strength and spend some time focusing on toning and conditioning by following this Leg Circuit Workout created by our expert personal trainers. Try not to lose your momentum whilst you’re at home, instead, focus your energy on sculpting and toning your body. Continue working on your fitness journey and embrace your new style of training until our gyms re-open as normal. This Leg Circuit Workout Guide easy to follow at home so get practicing and get your form right and once our gyms re-open, you can use our quality equipment and facilities to boost your fitness levels even further.  

Resistance training - leg press

What You Need For a Leg Circuit Workout

Nothing at all. This is workout requires no equipment at all as it’s a mixture of bodyweight exercises that you can perform no matter your ability, age or gender. Create a big enough space in your house to complete the workout comfortably. 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 sessionNow, grab your gym kit and a comfortable pair of trainers and let’s go!  

Exercise 1: Squats

Ease yourself into this leg workout and warm up your legs with some static 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 over. Keeping your head upright and facing forwards will help you to get the correct posture.  

Repeat 5 sets of 30 second reps with a 2 minute rest between sets 

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Exercise 2: 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.  

Repeat 5 sets of 30 second reps with a 2 minute rest between sets 

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Exercise 3: 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. 

Repeat 5 sets of 30 second reps with a 2 minute rest between sets 

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Exercise 4: Lateral Lunges (Left)

Start your lateral lunge exercise by standing upright with your legs shoulder width apart. Now, step out onto your leg left so that you’re performing a lunge but to the side. Use your arms to help you maintain balance. Once you’ve done this, return to your standing position. Just focus on your left leg and squeeze as many reps as possible into the 30 second window. 

Repeat 5 sets of 30 second reps with a 2 minute rest between sets 

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Exercise 5: Lateral Lunges (Right)

Repeat the exact same movements as before but this time on your right leg. When performing the lunges, try to get as low as you can as this will have a better impact on your legs and glutes. 

Repeat 5 sets of 30 second reps with a 2 minute rest between sets 

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Exercise 6: Thrusters

The final movement of this circuit is a great exercise for your legs but it also works your core and shoulders. Start your legs in the usual position for a squat and then squat down as low as you can. As you’re coming up from your squat, thrust your arms into the air as fast as you can. Imagine that you’re holding a basketball and as you come up, you’re throwing it into the air – this should help you to perform the exercise in the best possible way.  

Repeat 5 sets of 30 second reps with a 2 minute rest between sets 

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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 Leg Circuit Workout.

Leg Circuit Workout Guide Summary:

Goal 

 

Get Fit 

Equipment 

 

None required 

Fitness Space 

 

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

Level 

 

Beginner  

Duration 

 

28 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 in a number of different types meaning that you can focus on different areas of your body each day, week or however often you like to train. We aim to switch up these workouts for you 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 Leg 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 Leg Circuit Workout Guide can be performed in the comfort of your home or back in the gym once we reopen. 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

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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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: 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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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 Functional Workout.

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 Lower Body Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

HiiT Lower Body 2 Home Workout
HiiT Lower Body 2 Home Workout

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HiiT Lower Body Workout Guide at Home

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

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

What Is a HiiT Lower Body Workout?

HiiT stands for high intensity interval training. What you can expect from a HiiT workout is a lot of high-energy and high-impact movements that will help to raise your heart rate and ultimately help with weight loss too. HiiT workouts tend to involve jumping movements that require your full energy for a period of time following by a period of rest. Rest periods are short and exercise periods are longer; that’s the magic of HiiT workouts. At Xercise4Less Gyms, we are proud to be inclusive and fun. That’s exactly why this workout guide is accessible to everyone regardless of age, gender and ability. Simply repeat 3 exercises 4 times and give your maximum energy throughout to help with weight loss and burning calories.  

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What You Need For a HiiT Lower Body Workout

Besides yourself, there is nothing else you need. This is workout requires no equipment at all as it’s a mixture of 3 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 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 start working on that lower body. 

Exercise 1: Lunges

For the first exercise, you’ll be working on your quads with some simple lunges. Start with your feet shoulder width apart and step your left leg out in front and lower yourself to the ground. Return upright and then switch over to your right leg. Keep alternating your legs until you complete all of the reps required. It’s important to keep your back straight to avoid injury. Try to engage your core with every lunge you do. 

Complete 20 reps and move onto the next exercise without rest.  

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Exercise 2: Squats

Next, move onto some squats which are another great quad-focused exercise. Stand with your legs shoulder width apart and simply sit down into a squat, hold for a second and then stand upright. Try to get as low to the ground as you can for the best possible results – this will also target your glutes a bit better. Remember to keep your back straight and not hunch over. To raise your heart rate and burn calories quicker, aim to complete your reps as quick as you can. 

Complete 20 reps and move onto the next exercise without rest.  

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Exercise 3: Floor Tap Jumping Lunges 

Let’s get that heart rate up with our final exercise in this HiiT workout routine. Just like you did before, lower yourself into a lunge with your left leg forwardonly this time bring your arms down to tap the floor. Next, swing your arms up to help you jump in the air. As you jump, switch over to your right leg and touch the floor again.  

Complete 20 reps and move onto the next exercise without rest.  

Once you’ve completed all 3 exercises, rest for 30 seconds and repeat all exercises again. Once you’ve completed this HiiT Lower Body Workout, you should have repeated these exercise 4 times in total. 

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HiiT Lower Body Workout Guide Summary:

Goal 

 

Weight Loss / Get Fit 

Equipment 

 

None required  

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

Our HiiT Lower Body Workout may just focus on your legs and glutes but we have a wide range of workouts that you can work on whenever and wherever you like. Split your training into upper body, HiiT and other types of training with our range of workout guides that you can follow at home or in our gyms once we reopen. Try our HiiT Lower Body Home Workout by signing up to our exclusive member community today and get access to our motivational member forums, insider nutrition tips and much more! 

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

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

Home Workout Safety Information

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

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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 Upper Body Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

HiiT Upper Body Home Workout
HiiT Upper Body Home Workout

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HiiT Upper Body Workout Guide at Home

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

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

What Is a HiiT Upper Body Workout?

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

What You Need For a HiiT Upper Body Workout

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

Exercise 1: Incline Box Press Ups

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

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

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Exercise 2: Crunches

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

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

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Exercise 3: Laying Leg Raises

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

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

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Exercise 4: Superman (Alternate)

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

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

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Exercise 5: Front Raise (Alternate)

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

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

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

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

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HiiT Upper Body Workout Guide Summary:

Goal 

 

Weight Loss / Get Fit 

Equipment 

 

Coffee Table or Dining Table 

Dumbbells, optional 

Fitness Space 

 

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

Level 

 

Beginner  

Duration 

 

30 minutes 

Days per week 

 

1 

Cycle Duration 

 

1 Weeks 

Repeat 

 

1 or 2 times a day  

Xercise4Less Home Workout Guides

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

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

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

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

Home Workout Safety Information

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

Strengthening Exercises - Sam Chia Cycling

Join our fun and inclusive fitness community

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

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

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

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

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.

Stationary Bike

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

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

Total Body Home Workout Guide
Total Body Home Workout Guide

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Total Body Workout Guide at Home

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

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

What Is a Total 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.  

This particular workout includes only bodyweight exercise which means everyone regardless of ability can get involved. If you’re short for time or want to do one really effective workout, full body workouts are the way forward. A full body workout 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.   

Strengthening Exercises

What You Need For a Total Body Workout

Nothing besides yourself! This is workout requires no equipment (besides optional bits) 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 some jumping and stretched 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: 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 each exercise for 30 seconds followed a 30 second rest.  

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Exercise 2: Press Ups

To perform a bodyweight 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, 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. 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 each exercise for 30 seconds followed a 30 second rest.  

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Exercise 3: Plank (High)

For this next exercise, get yourself into the same position as the last exercise. Rest your weight on your hand and simply hold this moment as long as you. If you struggle to hold it, take the movement down to your knees. Just remember to keep your back as straight as you can – try not to arch your back as this could cause an injury to your back.  

Complete each exercise for 30 seconds followed a 30 second rest.  

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Exercise 4: Laying Leg Raise

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

Complete each exercise for 30 seconds followed a 30 second rest.  

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Exercise 5: Jumping Jacks

Back to some more 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?  

Complete each exercise for 30 seconds followed a 30 second rest.  

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Exercise 6: 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.  

Complete each exercise for 30 seconds followed a 30 second rest.  

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Exercise 7: Shoulder Press

Now let’s work our shoulders with a simple shoulder press. Grab some weighted equipment (if you have dumbbells, perfect, otherwise just grab household items like tins/jars or a water bottle) 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.  

Complete each exercise for 30 seconds followed a 30 second rest.  

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Exercise 8: Hip Thrusts

This next exercise is all about your lower body and focusing on your bum and glutes. Rest your back onto a high surface such as your bed or sofa, whilst you sit on the floor with your knees up and feet in front on you. Thrust your hips into the air, hold for a couple of seconds and then return to the original position. Try not to over extend your thrusting motion as you may cause injury to your lower back.  

Complete each exercise for 30 seconds followed a 30 second rest.  

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Exercise 10: 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.  

Complete each exercise for 30 seconds followed a 30 second rest.

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Exercise 10: Mountain Climbers

This a great cardio exercise that works your full body and helps you to burn body fat fast. 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 each exercise for 30 seconds followed a 30 second rest.

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Exercise 11: 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 each exercise for 30 seconds followed a 30 second rest.

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Exercise 12: Forward Squat Jumps

Make sure you have enough space before starting this exercise as you’re going to be travelling across the room. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and squat. Then, swing your arms to build momentum and jump forward and lower your body into another squat. Perform 5 squat jumps and then run back to your starting position and repeat.  

Complete each exercise for 30 seconds followed a 30 second rest.  

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Exercise 13: Jumping Jacks

Your last exercise is one final round 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 each exercise for 30 seconds followed a 30 second rest.  

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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 Total Body workout.

Total Body Workout Guide Summary:

Goal 

 

Weight Loss / Get Fit 

Equipment 

 

Dumbbells, chair and sofa  

Fitness Space 

 

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

Level 

 

Beginner  

Duration 

 

40 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.  

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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 Total Body Time Based Workout Guide 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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