Workout at home with Chris Hemsworth, for FREE via his Centr online fitness and health platform

Workout at home with Chris Hemsworth, for FREE via his Centr online fitness and health platform

Chris Hemsworth is offering free access to his fitness and health online platform Centr for six weeks, so everyone can stay healthy and happy from home.  In case we needed further proof that Chris Hemsworth is the kind of guy you’d want to take home to meet your mum, the Hollywood heavyweight is opening up free access to his recently-launched online fitness and health platform, Centr. For six weeks, no less. Which is just the news we needed to hear after new government lockdown rules have forced the closures of gyms around the country. From the 23rd until the 31st of March, users can sign up via the Centr website for a zero-cost, six-week trial of the health and fitness programme – which features over 1000 unique video workouts (including HIIT, yoga and strength training), meal plans and over 500 healthy recipes. Of the decision to offer the free trial,... Read More
Chris Hemsworth’s trainer shares a 20-minute HIIT workout you can do at home

Chris Hemsworth’s trainer shares a 20-minute HIIT workout you can do at home

Chris Hemsworth’s trainer Luke Zocchi, shares an at home HIIT workout you can do while you self-isolate.  Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and advice from officials to remain indoors to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have a lot more free time on our hands. If you’re bored out of your mind while you’re self-isolating, and need an instant stress relief, at home workouts are your answer. After all, it’s crucial to keep healthy and active while on lockdown. This workout from celebrity fitness trainer Luke Zocchi – who btw, trains Chris Hemsworth – is bound to give you an energy rush when you hit that daily slump. It’s completed in three rounds, with each round repeated three times with a 15 second rest in between. What are you waiting for? Round 1 Dumbbell thrusters – 10 reps Begin standing, holding a dumbbell in each hand. Keep your heels and... Read More
Best free online workouts to stream on Instagram from Australia’s best fitfluencers

Best free online workouts to stream on Instagram from Australia’s best fitfluencers

Popular Aussie #fitfluencers are offering free workouts to help you move your body (and calm your mind) if you’re avoiding the gym during the coronavirus pandemic.  We don’t need to impress on you the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic, we all know it’s bad. But sometimes you’ve got to try and find a silver lining. Maybe, for those who aren’t directly affected, we can try to find the upside to the measures taken by the government to ‘flatten the curve’ – namely via self-isolation and social distancing. Neither of which lends itself to going to the gym. Quarantining yourself at home can mean more free-time, and more-free time means you can better focus on the goals you might’ve been putting off. Like trying out a new workout style. Or heck, even just making exercise a regular part of your day. We’ve founded up eight of the best at-home workout apps... Read More
Get fit from your living room with Sam Wood’s no-equipment workout

Get fit from your living room with Sam Wood’s no-equipment workout

Fitness expert Sam Wood, has compiled a list of effective and fat-burning exercises that you can do while you self-isolate.  With many businesses telling their employees to work from home, some fitness studios already closing their doors and many of us preparing for a potential lockdown… one thing is for sure, your routine is likely to be disrupted in the very near future. In a time of uncertainty and for many people, anxiety, I implore you not to stop moving. Exercise is as much for the mind as it is for the body. Not only does regular exercise support your immune system, it releases endorphins, reduces stress and promotes good mental health. If you’re cooped up at home or practicing social distancing, here’s a full body cardio workout you can do in your lounge room, no equipment needed. Like what you see? Sign up to our bodyandsoul.com.au newsletter for more... Read More
Guide to safely going to the gym during outbreak

Guide to safely going to the gym during outbreak

It’s important to stay fit for your mental health and to boost your immunity. Here’s how to do it without cancelling your membership.  Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the ban on non-essential gathering of 100 people or more in enclosed spaces to stop the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19. According to this new guideline, boutique gyms and smaller classes are still fine to attend – as long as there are less than 100 people. This is one factor that may affect your decision-process when it comes to attending your regular gym class. But the other comes down to cleanliness. Research conducted by a lab for Fit Rated found the average yoga mat contains up to 100,000 bacteria per cubic centimetre, which is eight times more than a toilet seat. Free weights were found to have 362 times more bacteria than a toilet seat and exercise bikes carried more... Read More