Good morning Homer Simpson! And just how unfit are you feeling today on Day 3,005 of lockdown?
If you’ve got those stay at home sloth blues from simply spending your days walking slow circuits from the fridge to the sofa and back, here are some fun online fitness classes to get you back on your feet. Tiny skin tight workout costumes are completely optional.
Steven Heyman of Joburg yoga studio YogaWorks, who in normal times hosts weekend yoga classes at Emmarentia Dam, has taken his yoga classes online, hosting twice-weekly free yoga classes through the YogaWorks Facebook page. The live sessions happen every Thursday and Sunday at 09:00 and if you miss the live classes you can also find the videos here to practice in your own time.
Vitality Workout at Home
Health insurance firm Discovery launched its Vitality Workout at Home programme to keep South Africans fit during lockdown. Every day the Vitality Channel presents an extensive selection of workouts led by Vitality’s Virgin Active trainers and fitness challenges from the ‘Vitality Ambassadors’. Classes focuses on various elements including cardio strength, core workouts, yoga and there are also workout classes designed especially for kids.
Classes take place throughout the day. Check out the daily schedule at discovery.co.za/vitality/vitality-home-work-out-channel
Supermodel workout with Pamela Reif
German supermodel Pamela Reif is… well hot. She also works out a lot to achieve that perfect body. If you are the type who likes your celebrity personal trainer to almost kill you with a hardcore amount of exercise, Pamela is your girl. There is a reason why a lot of her workouts feature the word ‘intense’ in the title.
Work out with the kids and Joe Wicks PE Coach
Millions of families all over the world have been tuning into British Physical Education teacher and personal trainer Joe Wicks’ daily P.E class. P.E with Joe is designed to be able to be done by kids and their parents in their living rooms and requires zero equipment. Kids will love his unbridled enthusiasm, Dad jokes and occasional cartoon character costumes as well as his imaginative role-playing.
Classes last 30 minutes and a new class goes online daily on his youtube channel The Body Coach TV.
Workout with Tony Britts
The BBC Archive social media channels have been digging through the Beeb’s extensive archives in search of classic fitness workout shows that were once screened on British TV to educate and entertain. 1980s daytime fitness segment Twice As Fit workout with Tony Britts has become an international cult session. That’s It!
Dance workouts with Move with Colour
If dancing all night in the club was your usual form of exercise, you may well enjoy Australian dance instructor Nathan’s youtube channel Move with Colour. The youtube channel is full of fun 10-minute dance classes themed around the best music videos of the world’s biggest pop stars. You do need a bit of dance coordination to follow these videos and possibly a bit of a flamboyant personality too (Nathan does also like to give tips on ‘acting’ certain moves).
On the Move with Colour website you can also sign up for an online beginner’s course in dancing – a skill worth investing in!
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