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Online workout videos: Get fit for summer by sweating it out at home

Here we’ve rounded up our favourite high-intensity workouts that will really work up a sweat and get you into shape for the summer.

health and fitness Updated: Apr 06, 2016 10:07 IST
Here we’ve rounded up our favorite high-intensity workouts that will really work up a sweat and get you into shape for the summer.
Here we’ve rounded up our favorite high-intensity workouts that will really work up a sweat and get you into shape for the summer.(SolisImages - Fotolia)

If you’re getting fit for spring, online workout videos are a great way to start or shake up your workout routine.

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And with many of the latest cardio, HIIT, and weight lifting workouts all available online, you can now sweat it out in the privacy of your own home.

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Here we’ve rounded up our favourite high-intensity workouts that will really work up a sweat and get you into shape for the summer.

BodyRock has a great range of intense HIIT programs to really get you working up a sweat. (AFP)

HIIT

Shaun T’s Insanity workout was one of the first workout programs to kickstart the HIIT craze with his well-known DVD collection. The 60-day Insanity workout is now also available online for those who are feeling up for the challenge.

BodyRock has a range of intense HIIT programs on its site to really get you working up a sweat. Their BodyRock HIITMax videos have a range of workouts that will quickly whip you into shape, as well as fit tests so you can see how far you’ve progressed.

Tone It Up features a range of weight lifting workout videos from founders Karena and Katrina. (AFP)

Weight Lifting

Tone It Up features a range of favourite workouts from founders Karena and Katrina, including a great selection of weight-lifting exercises with easy-to-follow videos and instructions to ensure you get that all-important form right.

Jillian Michaels shares hundreds of her own exclusive one-minute workout videos via her website, taking you through each move with in-depth explanations and instructions. She uses her own body weight as well as adding her hand weight for an extra challenge, giving you information on muscles worked and difficulty level so you can pick and choose the right exercises for you.

A great resource for weigh training, HASfit works with a number of trainers to bring you a huge range of free weight-lifting videos that than be completed at home. It even shows you how weights can be incorporated into other popular workouts such as yoga, and if you have limited equipment at home, gives you workout ideas to take with you to the gym.

From ballet to bootcamp, cardio to core, Booya offers a great range of online workout videos. (AFP)

Workout Mix

From ballet to bootcamp, cardio to core, these sites offer a range of online workouts making them perfect for those who want to try a new class, or who just love to mix it up. Booya offers dozens of online workout classes so you’ll stay challenged and motivated, and with the added bonus of online workout plans from sponsors and partners such as Lorna Jane, while Fitness Blender enables you to search by calories burn, body focus, and training type, to find exactly the right workout for you.

In addition to their range of workout gear, Sweaty Betty also offers a range of workout videos as part of their “Get Fit 4 Free” campaign, including boxing workout Rumble and the latest workout craze Barry’s Bootcamp.

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