If you struggle getting out to the gym why not try exercise classes at home with Flex TV.
Everyone knows that they should be exercising regularly. Official NHS guidelines recommend that adults between 19 and 64 should do 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity per week. Alongside this strength exercises should be done at least twice a week. This sounds good but any working mum will know it can be hard to find time to exercise. Days are busy and finding the time to organise going to the gym is difficult. This is where Flex can help. It brings the exercise class into your home. You can join in whenever you have a little spare time.
What is Flex?
I know that I am active as I track my activity with a Fitbit Flex. I usually hit 10,000 steps a day. When it comes to exercise I usually go running. I find it easy to fit into my daily schedule as I can run when I take the dog out. Last year I went MoRunning and was happy to finish a 5K. Whilst running is great exercise it is nice to mix it up a bit and try something different. This is where Flex comes in. It is a home workout platform. All you need is a laptop, smart tv or a tablet. Log in and choose from a range of different exercise classes to do at a time that suits you.
There really are classes for everything. Yoga, HIIT, barre, Pliates, strength, dance and many more. You can choose a class by keywords. These include class duration, class type and if you want to use equipment such as a step or dumbells. This makes it easy to pick something that fits your schedule. Each class is run by fitness trainers. It really is like having a gym in your own home.
The Exercise Classes
I chose to look at the Dance classes and found 15 different types. Some of these follow on from each other, like Exmo Fitness which comes in four parts. Others are standalone. There are different styles of dance like Vera Flow or show girl classes. The instructors make it easy to follow the moves. If you are not able to keep up no one will know because you are at home.
The classes are great fun and give you a good workout. With so many different types to choose from you will not get bored. You can easily choose a class to suit your fitness level. Flex learns from you as you take classes, tracking your progress and making sure you get into the habit of exercising. You can even join tribes of friends and chat during the class. This will help motivate you as you can compete to see who does the most classes.
1 on 1 Personal Fitness Coaching
If you need a little more motivation you can sign up to 1 on 1 personal fitness coaching. This comes free with your membership. With your fitness coach you set goals which take into account your ability. Once these are set then regular calls take place which track your progress. Goals can change when you reach different check points. It is a great way to ensure that you stick to an exercise plan.
How much does Flex cost?
You can try Flex to see if it suits you on a thirty day free trial. After this membership costs £9.99 a month and you get unlimited access to the classes. This is cheaper than a lot of gym memberships. You also get the convenience of exercising at home at a time that suits you. If you are shy about going to a gym or just simply do not have the time then Flex is a great way to fit exercise into your life.
I was given a free trial of Flex to try it out and tell you about it. My opinions are honest and my own.