I am so excited to tell you about some online exercise classes I’ve been reviewing through HeyWorkout, because I am so pleased with them.
Exercise once you have kids can be troublesome, not only because of time, but tiredness, confidence, money and lack of motivation are huge factors too. HeyWorkout provides live classes such as yoga, LBT, full body workouts and stretching, all in the comfort of your own home. In short, it’s an online fitness studio for mums, but I also think women who don’t have children would really love them too.
When thinking about starting a family I remember reading how physically demanding pregnancy and labour were, and it made sense to me to really work on fitness and strength – to ensure I was prepared for birth, and also so my core and back were strong to carry the extra weight.
I’ve always had a bit of a love, hate relationship with my athletic physique, but over the last year I’ve discovered weight training and it is making a huge difference to my every day life as a mum – lifting the buggy, transferring car seats and lifting the children is so much easier. Having children is very tiring and physically demanding so I’m passionate about keeping fit, not only for me, but for them too.
At the gym I like to sweat and burn, so part of me did think that the classes might be a little easy (without sounding awful), but that was not so. I was sweating like a pig in my front room, with some serious frizzy hair by the end – see below!
The trainers are brilliant – really motivating, they offer different levels of the movements (so don’t be put off by me saying they’re hard) and overall they have the perfect balance of focus and friendliness. The classes are all 30 minutes which I found great – you don’t have to travel to the gym and you still have the rest of the evening.
I felt quite nervous when joining my first live class – the awkwardness of the webcam, can they hear me, will they think I’m weird, does my house look a mess. All the ridiculous questions I ask myself at times likes this, then decide to ignore them all and just go for it. I was quickly put at ease and instantly welcomed to the class…then all there was to do was workout. It is far cheaper than a gym membership one month is £12, 4 months is £42 and a whole year is just £96.
HeyWorkout have recently added pre-recorded classes, so you can do them at a time that suits you even better. They are also offering one week free trial at the moment, so go ahead and have a go.