Feel the burn. A run in the park might account for your hour’s worth of state-sanctioned exercise, but for cardio junkies missing squat pulses and punishing rounds of burpees, it doesn’t quite HIIT the spot. Luckily, you don’t need a muscle gym’s worth of equipment to feel the burn at home: you just need some virtual taskmasters to put you through your paces. These are the best HIIT fixes you can find.Fiit The lowdown: Fiit is a virtual encyclopaedia of workouts. Its cardio studio has 177 classes and counting (not to mention daily livestreamed classes) — most of which require zero equipment, though if you have downstairs neighbours, you might want to put a mat down. Every class (and instructor) is different, but expect circuits featuring all your favourites: burpees, squat pulses, mountain climbers and high plank shoulder taps, with minimal rest time to keep the heart rate high and maximise your lockdown workout. There are plenty of low-impact, high-intensity options — which is useful for those with knee issues.
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Tis the season for falling off the fitness bandwagon.Office parties and weekly mates-mas knees-ups wreak havoc with your gym routine and any hangover-guilt-made intentions quickly go out of the window after that first glass of mulled wine — according to class booking app Mindbody, December sees the biggest spike in class cancellations of any month over the year.
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The gym floor is a safari — and to an interloper, it feels duly perilous. Hulking Mr and Mrs Muscles pumping iron, their grunts reverberating around the chamber; lean runners going for a sub-two-hour marathon on a corner treadmill, their legs moving at cartoonish velocity. You start to sidle towards a kettlebell — but it is plucked from the rack by a nimble athlete who heads for a floor mat, virtually swinging it around their little finger. Gymtimidated, you sit on a stationary bike and text for seven minutes, then leave, cancelling your membership on the way out.Don’t go: all you need is a guardian angel — in other words, a personal trainer. Someone to help you seize kettlebells with assertion and drop into a squat like a pro. Moreover, this someone will ensure your reps really count: that you neither do too few, nor too many, and that each one is safely executed (ie no risk to the knees, spine or dignity).
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