The gym? It has its downsides.
Fighting for a car park. The competitive people who turn using the treadmill into a race. Getting judged for your choice of activewear. Actually having to leave the house. It goes on.
Sounds familiar? You’re not alone. According to recent research commissioned by the NBN network, 62 per cent of us prefer to exercise in our living rooms rather than heading to a sweaty gym, thanks to the convenience and the fact that it’s, you know, free.
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Instead, many of us are swapping personal trainers for online video tutorials.
It's a switch former The Bachelor, fitness expert and chiropractor Tim Robards is all for, creating two Virtual Trainer workouts to allow people to do just that.
"I’ve worked with nbn™ to create two 30-minute workouts, using some of the most popular and interesting fitness trends available online at the moment – from my very own TRM power combined with animalistic moves to street workout and yoga – that will get you growling, stretching and sweating all at the same time," he says.
"My favourite would be the animal walks… fun and challenging to say the least!"
Tonight I graduated to the pink 3 kg dumbbells... #youcouldsaythingsaregettingprettyserious ???????????? Almost 3 weeks out of sling and 9 wks post surgery... Initially I had a moment of getting down about my injury, but then I opened myself to enjoy the journey that it would bring... Without it, I would not have experienced -having a complete stranger tie my shoelace ???? -walking everywhere and taking every mode of public transport, especially my ferry ride to manly!⛴ -Making me fall in love with Anna even more! Best support/nurse???? -forced me to slow down and become more present, not constantly 100 mile an hour???? Temporarily losing the ability to do so many things I loved, made me appreciate everything I had even more. I couldn't work, drive, train or even get dressed by myself! However there's always an equal amount of positive in every situation! I trained harder and more regularly than I ever had, even if it was a one handed spin class! If you're ever getting down on yourself and things look bleak, remember there's always positive in every situation, it just may not be staring you in the face... ????