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!
*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*