An Online Workout: How does it work and what to expect?

An Online Workout: How does it work and what to expect?

In 2020 many aspects of our daily lives have changed, such as the fact more and more people are exercising from home. For some the idea of working out in your living or bedroom is a real challenge. But for others sweating together through online sessions has been a revelation.

Exercising from Home: the Benefits

Obviously as a professional runner, cyclist or swimmer, you can’t properly prepare for a race by just training indoors. In fact, swimming has been a real problem for many athletes during the Covid-19 period.  But imagine for new Moms, having the possibility to perform some strength training at home while their baby is napping, is sometimes the only way to kickstart their fitness level again.

Think of the following:

  • Train within the comfort of your own home
  • Choose the time span that works best for you
  • Head straight to the next item on your agenda or to the dinner table afterwards (no travel time needed)
  • No excuses; even when it rains you stay warm and dry!

How to make the first online workout a Success

So how does it work then, online workouts? There are different formulas to choose from depending on your own fitness level and expectations. But in general, there are a couple of things that will make your first online session successful:

  • A stable internet connection
  • An electronic device like your laptop or tablet with a screen big enough to see your trainer and with volume you can adjust to listen carefully to the instructions
  • A yoga mat
  • Enough space to comfortably lie and stand on your mat, let’s say having 1-2 meters surrounding your mat is even better
  • Practice your set-up before the session (sound- and video check)

Insider tip:

Ideally you want to make sure that your trainer can see your movements. Look for an angle to place your camera so they can see your whole body while exercising on the mat (and you can see them!). Placing the camera on the floor (if you have enough space) or higher up pointing it down (for smaller spaces), filming yourself from the side, will give the best result.

Of course during group classes it’s hard(er) to see everyone. If you are really keen on improving your posture with detailed feedback, I would highly recommend a 1-1 session.

Choose your Strength Program

Whether you are totally new to strength training or have some experience already, it’s important to choose the correct level of your program. Let me be your personal trainer and motivator for the day! There are currently three group classes with different levels and topics to choose from:

Post-natal Strength

For women 6 weeks after childbirth onwards

Core Strength for Women

Beginner and Intermediate

For women that like to improve their posture, breathing and/or sports performance

Strength for Cyclists

Intermediate

For women and men that like to improve their core strength for riding with more power on the bike

Each session consists of a short warm-up with some stretching and cardio, after which we dive into our strength session for about 20-30 minutes, followed by some stretching again. Most of what we do are bodyweight exercises, but occasionally I challenge you to find something like water bottles as your weights or a pillow between your knees for better results.

How to Join?

If you like to join but you don’t know your level, reach out and claim your free trial!

    What to Expect?

    Happy Training!