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$8 solution to a total home gym while self-isolating

$8 solution to a total home gym while self-isolating

Stay in tip-top shape during coronavirus self-isolation with one piece of equipment. As gyms were forced to close down across Australia after strict social distancing and gathering measures were enforced to curb the spread of COVID-19, people have been looking for alternatives to maintain their fitness. Fortunately, working out at-home...

How long do you actually need to work out for each day? Sam Wood weighs in

How long do you actually need to work out for each day? Sam Wood weighs in

You have plenty more time to exercise now you’re self-isolating at home, but how long should you actually be working up a sweat for? Fitness expert Sam Wood reveals all. With so many of us now at home practicing self-isolation to curb the spread of COVID-19, we seem to have...

Chris Hemsworth’s at-home gym hacks are genius

Chris Hemsworth’s at-home gym hacks are genius

Chris Hemsworth gets creative with his workouts, proving you can use everyday household items to make the most out of your at-home sweat sessions.  There’s no doubt you’ve been bombarded with at-home workouts to try out while you self-isolate to curb the spread of COVID-19. And now Chris Hemsworth has...

The affordable exercise equipment for your at-home gym to buy online from Bunnings

The affordable exercise equipment for your at-home gym to buy online from Bunnings

Set up your home gym, with exercise equipment so you can continue to get your sweat on. Bunnings, of all places, has an affordable range… Here’s our top picks.  Lounge rooms around the country are being transformed into at-home fitness centres, thanks to the recent forced closures of gyms, studios...

Ultimate list of at-home Australian online workouts to stream while in coronavirus self isolation

Ultimate list of at-home Australian online workouts to stream while in coronavirus self isolation

As of Monday 23 March, gyms nationwide were forced to close in order to help control the spread of coronavirus. However, many pivoted quickly; offering online versions of their custom classes. Here is a rolling list of the virtual gyms and fitness studios that you can help support in your...

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$8 solution to a total home gym while self-isolating

$8 solution to a total home gym while self-isolating

Stay in tip-top shape during coronavirus self-isolation with one piece of equipment. As gyms were forced to close down across Australia after strict social distancing and gathering measures were enforced to curb the spread of COVID-19, people have been looking for alternatives to maintain their fitness. Fortunately, working out at-home hasn’t been hard thanks to most gyms now streaming their workouts online. But some of those workouts require weights or other equipment that you probably need to splash some cash on to get a *real* sweat sesh. Sure you can use water (or wine) bottles to replace dumbbells or paper plates as sliders, but it’s just not the same. So, if you’ve got a spare $8 or so lying around (which TBH, you would’ve spent on your morning coffee if you weren’t in iso), purchase yourself a resistance band to take your workouts up a notch. Try this one from... Read More
The 6 Best Frozen Foods to Make Meal Prep Time a Breeze

The 6 Best Frozen Foods to Make Meal Prep Time a Breeze

If you are working on cutting meal prep and cook time down for busy nights in the week, your best bet is to keep frozen foods on hand so you can whip up a hearty meal in no time. And that means you can also save time and energy by forgoing those extra trips to the grocery store—something that isn’t super encouraged during the recent COVID-19 outbreak especially. Not only do frozen foods have a longer shelf life, where they can last up to months and years even, but also they can make meal prepping in the week way easier, since you know what you’ll be eating and have it right inside and ready at home. Whether you are simply re-heating and digging in, or letting something thaw a bit to then cook, you will save valuable time and effort in the kitchen. (Always helpful, right?) Here are the best... Read More
How long do you actually need to work out for each day? Sam Wood weighs in

How long do you actually need to work out for each day? Sam Wood weighs in

You have plenty more time to exercise now you’re self-isolating at home, but how long should you actually be working up a sweat for? Fitness expert Sam Wood reveals all. With so many of us now at home practicing self-isolation to curb the spread of COVID-19, we seem to have more time on our hands. We certainly have a whole array of challenges life presents, but when it comes to ‘not getting my workout done’, the number one reason is always ‘I don’t have time’. Now that most of us do, there’s really no excuses so let’s put it to good use. You don’t need hours, a gym or even lots of equipment to get great results. What you should be focusing on is consistency and variety. ‘Am I moving my body most days – and when I do, am I mixing it up to keep my body guessing?’ Remember,... Read More
5 Tips for Becoming a Morning Exerciser

5 Tips for Becoming a Morning Exerciser

We get it—it can be hard to wipe the sleep from your eyes and get into that exercise mindset right upon waking up. And if you’re one to hit the snooze button a few too many times that morning, spin or HIIT class will seem impossible. Yet, it’s a great idea to get moving and sweat it out in the morning—that way you can check off that workout for the day and start your day with some good energy and that faster metabolism. There are so many times when work gets in the way of an evening workout. That commute might take longer than expected, you might get hit with another project, or co-workers might tempt you into heading into happy hour instead of that class you had booked. And sometimes you’re just plain old tired after a long day. Here are a few ways to train yourself into becoming... Read More
Chris Hemsworth’s at-home gym hacks are genius

Chris Hemsworth’s at-home gym hacks are genius

Chris Hemsworth gets creative with his workouts, proving you can use everyday household items to make the most out of your at-home sweat sessions.  There’s no doubt you’ve been bombarded with at-home workouts to try out while you self-isolate to curb the spread of COVID-19. And now Chris Hemsworth has just blessed us with savvy tricks on how to get the most out of your sweat sessions. The Thor actor shared an IGTV showcasing a full body workout with his ultimate trainer wingman Luke Zocchi. “Haven’t seen any home workouts out lately, so wanted to be the first to get one out there,” he jokes. Like what you see? Sign up to our bodyandsoul.com.au newsletter for more stories like this. But instead of using all the typical gym equipment, Hemsworth gets “creative” by using two laundry detergent bottles and a basket full of washing as weights, and a chair for... Read More