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Best workouts online for locking


Joe Wicks launched the nation last year with his online P.E. Classes that gave millions of joy. With another ban, fans are now downloading its new The Body Coach app, which has reportedly grossed more than £ 9 million in the first week alone.

But if you're fed up with Joe Wicks or just looking for a bit of a change, there are plenty of other fitness gurus and swanky studios that offer virtual exercises and fitness programs that you can do from the comfort of your living room.

Whether you're a seasoned yogi, a new ballet dancer, or a new mom who wants to exercise while the little one is napping, there are YouTube courses, Instagram videos, and cell phone apps to help keep the blood flowing bring to.

Some are based in the UK, like the Royal Academy of Dance's Silver Swans program, while others give you access to the best fitness talent from around the world, like American star trainer Tracy Anderson.

Are you ready to sweat your way through the lock? Here are some of our favorites …

YOGI WITH 9 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS

Lockdown sensation: Adriene's YouTube yoga channel has a staggering 9 million subscribers. Never tried it? Do not worry. Adriene's "Yoga for Beginners" takes only 20 minutes and is her most popular video with a breathtaking 35 million views

Who: Yoga with Adriene.

Where: yogawithadriene.com; free.

Adriene has a legion of devoted followers, nine million on YouTube at the last count. She started in 2012 and has grown to become a lockdown yoga guru. Thousands use social media to say that she has changed their lives.

It's easy to see why. Whatever you want to achieve (weight loss, upper body strength) or remedy (stress, back pain, PMS), there is a yoga session for you.

Never tried it? Do not worry. Adriene's "Yoga for Beginners" takes only 20 minutes and is her most popular video with a breathtaking 35 million views.

MUM WORKOUTS WITH BINKY

Her best ad: The mother of a binky, who is now expecting her second child, has launched her own fitness app MamaBeing Fit for pregnant women and young mothers

Her best ad: The mother of a binky, who is now expecting her second child, has launched her own fitness app MamaBeing Fit for pregnant women and young mothers

Who: Binky Felstead

Where: MamaBeing Fit App; £ 11.99 per month

Their own best ad, Binky Felstead, recently launched their own fitness and wellbeing app, MamaBeing Fit, which, as the name suggests, focuses on providing fitness, health, and nutritional advice to mothers.

The former 30-year-old Made In Chelsea star has developed workouts that pregnant women and new mothers can do while they are napping – something she is very experienced herself.

There is an option to choose individual workouts or training plans depending on what suits your needs.

THE AUSSIE INSTA SENSATION

Fitness queen: Kayla Itsines, one of the biggest fitness influencers in the world, turned her popular Instagram account (12.7 million and more) into a full-fledged fitness empire

Kayla Itsines

Fitness queen: Kayla Itsines, one of the biggest fitness influencers in the world, turned her popular Instagram account (12.7 million and more) into a full-fledged fitness empire

Who: Kayla Itsines

Where: @kayla_itsines on Instagram / sweat app; £ 14.99 per month

Kayla Itsines, one of the world's biggest fitness influencers, turned her popular Instagram account (12.7 million and more) into a full-blown fitness empire. As of 2018, she and her then friend and business partner, Tobi Pearce, had an estimated net worth of A $ 696 million (approximately £ 378 million).

Together they founded the online fitness community Sweat, which offers HIIT, strength, barre and yoga programs.

Some exercises are available for free on the Sweat Instagram page, but the best are included in the Sweat app, which costs £ 14.99 per month.

LIVING ROOM WORKOUTS

Get ready to sweat: The London-based boxing studio KOBOX is ideal for a quick exercise to do in the living room. It shares workouts on its Instagram account

Get ready to sweat: The London-based boxing studio KOBOX is ideal for a quick exercise to do in the living room. It shares workouts on its Instagram account

Who: KOBOX

Where: @kobox on Instagram; free.

The London-based boxing studio KOBOX is ideal for a short workout that you can do in the living room. It shares a new workout on its Instagram account every day this week to help you meet your fitness goals (and get over someone else's news from curfew).

Each mini-workout has a clear goal – "cardio", "upper body" or "full body burn" – and is accompanied by a video from one of the KOBOX trainers who shows you exactly how to perform each movement so that you know you are do it right at home.

Fans can also sign up for the KOBOX online courses, which cost £ 7.50 each.

COUPLES TRAINING

Gemma Atkinson and her partner PT and the strictly dancer Gorka Marquez have started their Stronger & Stronger 2 training programs for the New Year and in time for lockdown.

Each eight-week program includes resistance work, body weight combination movements, pure power rounds, and high-intensity interval battles and can be done alone or with a partner.

You can work out at your own pace from four workouts in the first two weeks to six as you feel stronger and fitter.

Available exclusively via the TRUCONNECT by TV.FIT app

BALLET FOR SILVER SWANS

Never too old to start: The Royal Academy of Dance Silver Swans initiative, loved by the Duchess of Cornwall, is specially designed for older learners who want to dip a (pointy) toe in ballet. The picture shows an exercise from one of the free online lessons

Never too old to start: The Royal Academy of Dance Silver Swans initiative, loved by the Duchess of Cornwall, is specially designed for older learners who want to dip a (pointy) toe in ballet. The picture shows an exercise from one of the free online lessons

Who: Royal Academy of Dance Silver Swan Classes

Where: royalacademyofdance.org; free.

If you like your exercise smooth and elegant then this is for you.

Loved by the Duchess of Cornwall, the Royal Academy of Dance Silver Swans initiative is specially designed for older learners who want to dip a (pointy) toe in ballet.

Whether you are an experienced dancer, have a quick try, or are a beginner, there are classes for all skill levels.

THE FREE FITNESS APP

Get fit for free: The Nike Training Club app is loved by fitness fans, including the cocky presenter Melanie Sykes. With this app you can create a tailor-made plan (e.g. "Lean Fit over six weeks") or select a workout according to fitness level, intensity or length of time. Best of all, it doesn't cost a dime

Get fit for free: The Nike Training Club app is loved by fitness fans, including the cocky presenter Melanie Sykes. With this app you can create a tailor-made plan (e.g. "Lean Fit over six weeks") or select a workout according to fitness level, intensity or length of time. Best of all, it doesn't cost a dime

Who: Nike Training Club.

Where: Free app.

The Nike Training Club app is loved by fitness fans, including cocky presenter Melanie Sykes. With this app, you can create a tailor-made plan (e.g. "Lean Fit for six weeks") or select a workout based on fitness level, intensity or duration.

There is a lot of variety – from HIIT workouts to cardio to yoga – so there is something to be found regardless of your fitness style.

And unlike other "free" apps, there is no pressure to upgrade or pay for a premium version.

MR MOTIVATOR & # 39; S MOOD-BOOSTERS

Blast from the past: Mr Motivator is back and brings his signature feel-good style to free, 12-minute YouTube videos. An uplifting way to get the blood flowing

Blast from the past: Mr Motivator is back and brings his signature feel-good style to free, 12-minute YouTube videos. An uplifting way to get the blood flowing

Who: Mr. Motivator

Where: www.youtube.com/mrmotivatorworkouts; free

He's back again! Breakfast TV's most popular fitness guru is now on YouTube, offering free, easy-to-follow exercises with feel-good music to its 8,500 subscribers.

The "Daily Dozen" workouts only last 12 minutes and offers a mix of lunges, reaching, and steps that are great for the older fitness fan or anyone looking for a gentle reintroduction into exercise.

THE PRICES A-LIST FAVORITE

Coach to the Stars: From Adele, Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow to Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz, Tracy Anderson is the woman A-listers are looking for to sculpt their bodies. In the picture Tracy (left) with Victoria's secret angel Alessandra Ambrosio in 2017

Coach to the Stars: From Adele, Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow to Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz, Tracy Anderson is the woman A-listers are looking for to sculpt their bodies. In the picture Tracy (left) with Victoria's secret angel Alessandra Ambrosio in 2017

Who: Tracy Anderson

Where: tracyanderson.com; $ 90 per month (about £ 66)

From Adele, Madonna, and Gwyneth Paltrow to Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz, Tracy Anderson is the woman A-listener is looking for to sculpt their bodies. Her famous Tracy Anderson method made her a fortune of £ 30 million. Membership in one of their gyms in LA or New York would make me £ 9,000 a year.

A pioneer in online workouts, Tracy began broadcasting courses remotely in 2014 and now offers TA Online Studio, which offers on-demand workouts.

As with the studio courses, Tracy's online offerings are more expensive than most, and a monthly subscription starts at $ 90.

FEEL THE BURN WITH BARRE

Who: Barrecore

Where: barrecore.com; £ 6 per live class

Barrecore was founded in 2011 and has centers in London, Cheshire and Bristol. Classes usually start from £ 28. The aim is to shape the body with small, precise movements (like a ballet dancer). Prominent followers are Darcey Bussell, Rita Ora and Emma Stone.

The exercises may look difficult, but you will feel the burn within minutes.

Newbies can get the first live online course for free and two weeks of free on-demand courses. After that, there are a variety of cost options starting at £ 6 per online live streaming class.

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