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Thirty Minutes To Fit With HeyWorkout

Since having Bella two and a half years ago I have been on a serious mission to try and get my body in shape and I have tried various different exercise classes, home workout guides and fitness DVD’s in the process. I even had a gym membership for a few months but I decided that the gym wasn’t for me as I personally found it quite an intimidating place for a slightly over weight and very uncomfortable new Mama. I soon realised that I much preferred working out from home or going to a class where I could just hide at the back! 😉

After a lot of trial and error I finally seem to have found an exercise routine that fits into my busy lifestyle and I have stuck at it consistently for almost six months now which I’m really proud of. I do 2 x hour long exercise classes a week, on a Monday and Wednesday evening. I really enjoy them and once I felt like my fitness had improved a bit, I also started to attend a 5 km park run on a Saturday morning too.

Working out is now something I really enjoy and I always feel amazing after doing it. As a busy Mama I almost find it like a little break, as it’s something that is FOR ME and it’s something I get to enjoy without a toddler hanging off my leg demanding my attention!

I’m super excited to be teaming up with the lovely ladies over at HeyWorkout for the next three months and giving their classes a go. I had got to a point recently where I felt like I needed to add a couple more workouts into my fitness routine but I couldn’t really do more classes than I was already doing , mainly due to my husbands work commitments, so HeyWorkout’s 30 minute interactive webcam fitness classes sounded like the perfect alternative for me.

There are three different ways that you can do the classes. Firstly you can attend a class using your webcam which means the teacher can give you feedback and encouragement to really push you to ensure that get the most from your workout. Although if you don’t like the idea of it being interactive then you can always just attend the classes without using your webcam and just watch the teacher live instead. And if you can’t make the live class times then you can actually watch a recording of a live class in your own time, there are loads of different ones to choose from. All from the comfort of your own home, you can even do it in your Pj’s if you wish! Which I have totally done before 😉

I have now completed three of the HeyWorkout classes and I’ve been super impressed so far. My favourite one so far was the back and arms tone class! Even with just very little weights (cans of baked beans!!) I still really felt it working and definitely had achey arms the next day! Each class is 30 minutes long and I have found that I get so into it that the time just flies by and it’s over before I know it. I’ve been doing the classes straight after putting Bella to bed in the evenings but for Mums with smaller children then you could easily squeeze one of these classes in during your little one’s nap times!

If you’d like to join me and give the classes a go yourself then HeyWorkout have kindly given me a 14 day free trial which you can find here. After that monthly memberships are just £12 per month for unlimited classes, which is super affordable and you could save even more money if you opt to sign up for either 4 or 12 months.

I’ll be posting a little monthly update to let you know how I’m getting on with the classes and which ones I have been enjoying the most!

Harriet xo

*HeyWorkout have kindly gifted me a three month membership for their classes in exchange for an honest review. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own*

 

11 Comments

  1. Sophie Allan

    May 23, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    This sounds great! I quit the gym back in March after struggling to find the time to go anymore, I found it much easier to use YouTube videos at home and also got the 3 minute belly blitz dvd. I found a person called Lucy wyndham-read on YouTube who does 4 minute hiit workouts which are great if you have a busy lifestyle 🙂 x

    1. Harriet Lee

      May 24, 2016 at 8:49 am

      Oooh yes I follow Lucy on Instagram and her workouts look great! I must give them a try too! xo

  2. TheLondonMum

    May 23, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    I absolutely love the idea of this. My issue really is that I have diastasis recti from pregnancy so a lot of exercises I can’t do, but I’d love it if there was an online like this that had the safe exercises for me to do from home.

    1. Harriet Lee

      May 24, 2016 at 8:49 am

      Oh no. My sister has the same issue – have you been referred to physio for it? As they have given her some fab exercises to help! HeyWorkout also have some post natal workouts which might be a good introduction into some of the workouts for you lovely! xo

  3. Mother Under Measure

    May 24, 2016 at 8:52 am

    I tried these classes for a little while but had to stop because the times didn’t really suit me, but they were brilliant! Keep going girl! x

    1. Harriet Lee

      May 24, 2016 at 10:04 am

      Yeah the times don’t suit me that well either so I tend to just do the recorded ones! Thanks lovely xo

  4. mummyofboygirltwins

    May 24, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    This looks great and good luck! Finding something you can do (and enjoy) is key. I am also on a fitness mission myself at the moment and am going running each week trying to improve and tone up! 🙂 xx

  5. sabrina

    May 25, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    You are so good for working out twice a week! I am quite terrible at it, but I guess after I have my baby, it’s important for getting body shape back. And that’s great they have the interactive option too, that’s different! x

  6. I'm Every Mum

    May 27, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    How great. What a brilliant idea. I’m just at the start of my way back to fitness journey and this seems like something that would be perfect for me 6 months down the line. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to seeing how you get on.

  7. Fritha Strickland

    May 29, 2016 at 7:39 am

    I actually saw this the other day and thought what a good idea it was! I’d never really be bothered to leave the house in the evening to get to the gym! x

  8. The L's Mum

    May 30, 2016 at 9:37 am

    This sounds like the perfect thing for me. I am at a point where my fitness isn’t the best and I really need to do something about it to feel good. Think I will need to sign up for that trial and give it a try. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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