Work(out) from home


Australians were just coming to terms with working from home, and now with the closures of gyms, we’re going to need to work out from home, too. Luckily, there are a range of apps and online programs that will transport a trainer to your living room so you can still smash out a workout, whatever the situation.

work out from home

If you’re keen to do some heavy lifting while at home, Canberra Weekly’s fitness columnist and personal trainer Lee Campbell shares some tips on setting up a home gym that will work for you. He says the key is to create a functional area, one that isn’t overcrowded with stuff you’ll never use: “do not impulse buy and steer clear of big bulk machines that take up lots of space”.

He recommends starting with the basics:

  • Mat
  • Med ball
  • Skipping rope
  • Dumbbells
  • Flat bench (this can be used for step-ups, dips, bench presses, etc.)
  • Weighted bars

We’ve also compiled a few online/app-based programs that’ll keep you fighting fit while staying at home.

1 Keep it Cleaner

Founded by models and entrepreneurs Steph Claire Miller and Laura Henshaw, Keep it Cleaner (KIC) is a “lifestyle program” with daily workouts, meals and meditation sessions for an all-round balanced life. Try your hand at HIIT, boxing, running, strength training, yoga and Pilates, all from your living room. The KIC team has also just announced an ‘equipment free’ workout bank in the app, with multiple HIIT and boxing workouts that require zero equipment – perfect for a home workout.

Start KIC-ing it here:

2 Centr

Hang out with Chris Hemsworth in your lounge room*, working out alongside his team as they take you through HIIT, boxing, yoga, strength training, MMA and more, with beginner to advanced programs available, healthy meal plans and mindfulness exercise. The Thor star has personally announced Centr will offer a free six-week trial, available until 31 March 2020, to “make health and happiness accessible to all … during the current global health crisis”. Thanks, Chris!

More info (and Chris) here:

*We cannot guarantee Chris’ physical presence in your home, sadly.

3 Sweat

Workout queen Kayla Itsines has gained a massive following for her Sweat with Kayla workout programs, designed for women to get fitter and stronger, from the comfort of their own homes. With a range of programs, including her famous bikini body guide and a post-pregnancy guide, there’s something there for everyone.

Start sweating:

4 Club Lime digital membership

This one’s for all the existing Club Lime members who can no longer physically access the gym – for $4 per week you can access a range of online workouts with the digital membership option.

More info: check your emails!