Break a sweat with these five workouts and look good doing it.
1. PERSONALISED TRAINING SESSIONS
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Whether it’s a core workout or short and sweet cardio circuits you’re after, exercising with world-class instructors anytime, anywhere should be your go-to. Find an online platform that offers a diverse range of classes and sign up for a personalised training plan to meet those fitness and nutritional goals. Best of all, you’ll never have to leave your living room.
WHAT TO WEAR: cycling shorts with coloured panels and a slim-fit T-shirt in a matching hue to elevate your performance.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: From kickboxing to Muay Thai, boxing is enjoying a revival of late, and we can see why. Not only has the sport been praised for its body sculpting ways, it’s also credited with improving mental health – from a boost in self-confidence to higher mental acuity. Start with a beginners’ sparring class with light contact sessions to teach you the basics and help you improve your overall strength and coordination. If you need more of a challenge, try a private kickboxing class.
WHAT TO WEAR: a graphic-print cropped top, compression leggings and a sleek quilted backpack to hold your steel water bottle and super-soft gym towel. If you’re ready to move up the ranks, invest in a pair of personalised boxing gloves; it will do wonders for your motivation.
3. HIGH INTENSITY SKIPPING
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: The sister to HIIT, it’s no surprise that HIIS (high intensity skipping) has surged in popularity. Think short, sharp bursts of skipping that can burn up to 1,200 calories in a single session.
WHAT TO WEAR: a sleeveless stretch jersey top layered over a well-fitting sports bra. Don’t leave home without shock-absorbing trainers.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: It’s strengthening, lengthening and ultra-toning. Not only does rowing work an estimated 85% of the body’s muscles, it also keeps the lungs and heart healthy and has the power to lift your mood. Try it at a boutique rowing studio and master the fundamentals of rowing, or take on a high-energy group class with dimmed lights and upbeat music. You’ll never set foot on a treadmill again.
WHAT TO WEAR: a sleeveless bodysuit with joggers – go for a metallic finish for the group rave. If you want to keep your hands baby soft, invest in grip gloves.
5. THE WELL-BEING WORKOUT
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Fitness classes designed to help tackle stress, loneliness and anxiety are perfect if you’re looking for a little self-care while you sweat. If you’re feeling low on energy, try an immersive low-impact yoga class. Imagine yoga with dimmed lights and cinematic visuals of lakes and mountain tops – you’ll reach your zen in no time.
WHAT TO WEAR: your favourite motivational T-shirt, with stirrup leggings and a cashmere hoodie for post-class brunch. They’ll take you from shavasana to a Sunday spent lounging on the sofa.