23 AUG - 2021
As my boss said to my team at the beginning of lockdown “You can either become a chub, an alcoholic, or an athletic goddess.”
To be quite frank, I’d rather become a ‘chub’. The lockdown baking already began with a full heart-attack Cheesecake. However, I know that come summer - I will fully regret that decision.
I’m also not a huge fan of exercise. Last lockdown (so last year) I embarked on a journey to learn how to run, with the Couch to 5km App, got half-way through and, unsurprisingly gave up as we emerged out the other side into real life. Now, 365 days later - I’m back with the same exercise ambitions.
So, If you feel like joining me on this mission, I’ve rounded up 5 options to kick start the lockdown olympics.
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Can’t decide on a subscription or free youtube videos? Try both. Fashion and Lifestyle Influencer Caroline Daur has created a three month program or opt for her free workout videos on Youtube! Try before you buy!
Keep It Cleaner
Ready for a long-term relationship with your workouts? KIC is definitely our fave community for all things health and wellbeing. What I love about the app is it’s more than just workout videos. You’ll find a wealth of recipes and meditation videos too!
Steph Claire Smith & Laura Henshaw
AK! By Amanda Kloots
Okay Google, play some dance tunes. If Amanda’s bubbly personality isn’t enough to motivate you, you can even join her for a Dance Cardio Workout. Cheat the system, right? If you’re having fun, is it really a workout?
When you spend so much time on the gram, you might as well check out the collection of workout videos on LuluLemon’s IGTV. From yoga, to HIIT, running and pilates - you’ll find something to get stuck into, or maybe change it up each time?
Couch to 5km
Runners looks so graceful and toned so surely if I started running I would therefore be toned and graceful too... not quite sure how that works. However - for everyone starting out, the 5km runner app is perfect, slowly upping your running time over 8 weeks until you can run a solid 5km in one go.
The app was also Apple's App of the Year for 2020 - what a coincidence.