Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Exercising at home with Flex

Before I had my girls I loved exercising. I would regularly go to the gym and also attend classes. I thrived on it and I had the time to go out and enjoy it.

Since having the girls my exercise regime has been slack to say the least. I can never muster up the energy to leave the house at the end of the day to visit the gym. I always feel too exhausted. I'd love to find the time and energy to do it but a lot of the time it's unrealistic.

I was approached by Flex and asked if I would like to try out their virtual gym classes. I hadn't heard of them before but I was intrigued to see what it was about. Flex offers gym classes in your home through the internet. If you have a Smart TV, X-BOX or PS4 then you can stream them to your TV. I've been using mine through my laptop. The classes can be enjoyed either live or on catch-up.

To start using Flex I had to create an account. This was very easy and quick to do. I was asked some health questions and exercise questions. You are also placed into a tribe (a group of other users). You don't have to use this if you don't want to but it gives you a sense of community and support. 
Flex will find classes that are suitable to your interests and the days and times that you want to exercise and these are then shown in your planner. 


The variety of classes that are available is what I like best about Flex. There are so many to choose from. You can do Yoga, Pilates, HIIT, Cardio, Barre, Dance, Strength/conditioning and many more. Some of these classes I wouldn't have felt confident enough to try if I were in a gym but I have given them a go in my own home.


I actually really enjoy the Barre classes. This is something I would never normally have tried so I'm glad Flex has introduced me to new ways of exercising. The Yoga classes are also perfect after a long hard day at work.

I'll be honest though and say I haven't managed to use it as much as i'd like. This is more to do with me than the website itself. I think everything on offer on the website is fantastic. I just need to get myself in more of a routine and actually plan when I will exercise and stick to it. This is where I can utilise the 'My Planner' section of the website which gives me a weekly programme to follow. 

At £9.99 a month I think Flex is great value for money. It would be perfect for parents on maternity leave too who lack the confidence to go to the gym or simply don't have the time.

Do you do any exercise?

*I was kindly given a subscription to Flex for my review and opinions. As always my review is honest and my own words*




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24 comments

  1. As a fitness fanatic this looks quite interesting. I'll have to give it a go I think!

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  2. I stick to a lil zumba and yoga and alternate between the two every other day. I may just give this a try!

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    1. You'd like this as they have plenty of classes like that x

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  3. Wow this sounds ace! I am a big exerciser at home but haven't heard of this so off to have a nosy....

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  4. This looks great, I lack motivation at home but can see this would certainly help

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    1. It defo helps having it readily available x

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  5. I'd love to do more exercise and exercising from home would be great for me, especially the yoga option.

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  6. I like the idea of being able to access such a variety of exercise from the comfort of your home!

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  7. I like the idea of this. I use to do zumba on the Wii which I loved before I had my son. I really need to get back into exercise

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  8. This is an amazing idea! I would love to attend gym classes but I have nobody to look after my baby! This way I could do them and he could watch me. Win win.

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  9. I have been awful since having my youngest and not even managed to fit in the 7 minute workout. Love the idea of the different classes you can do with Flex, much better than a gym

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  10. This sounds interesting, I am looking at ways to exercise and with the kids and work and running a business, finding the time to do anything outside the house is a nightmare

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  11. This is a great service. £9.99 is very affordable.

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  12. This looks great! I could definitely do with some motivation like this at home! :) x

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  13. I love working out at home and I want to try barre classes. I am definitely going to be checking out Flex website. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. This looks great. I really want to try some yoga but there always seems to be something else that needs doing. I shall have to try harder to find that work/life balance!

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  15. this sounds really interesting - though I feel like I'd need another room to do it in and not get distracted!

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  16. Great idea, it's so hard to fit exercise in when you have kids!

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  17. Oh gosh I really need to exercise more! You sit down so much when you are a writer! This would be perfect for me.

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  18. These sound great but for me personally i prefer going to an actual fitness class as you have an instructor who will keep you going and help you out. Also i find with at home and virtual classes you could be doing the exercise the wrong way, at least with an instructor present they will guide you if you get it wrong

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