With Easter and bikini season just around the corner – we thought a fitness post was due. But don’t close the page just yet as this workout special is for the TV bingers, and Netflix addicts. I think it’s safe to say that most of us would rather come home and sit on our couches, than hit the gym…

I don’t know about you, but as soon as we start seeing bikinis taking over the racks in H&M and leather boots making space for sandals in ALDO it can only mean one thing: it’s time to get fit! I know, I know Easter is just around the corner, and the temptation to indulge in an abundance of chocolate eggs is hard to resist, but why not use this opportunity to make this your last cheat weekend? As harsh as it may seem – working out so you can eat and drink more on Saturday night is not going to make you fitter.

Now you might have frozen your gym membership for a few months to save up for your July vacation but why not get yourself some affordable weights from TKMaxx, with a yoga mat and start working out at home, right in front of Netflix!

I know what you’re thinking – it seems too good to be true but we’ve tried it, and have actually made a habit out of it. Not only can you workout from home, but if you’re lucky enough to be signed up at a snazzy gym, most elliptical machines also enable you to watch TV whilst successfully running your 5K.

The question remains, is working out whilst watching TV as good as working out without? At the end of the day, all we really watch and count is the calories burned, am I right? So whether your mind is counting down the seconds until your workout is finished, or you’re focused on Ross and Rachel arguing – it’s completely up to you! Plus watching TV can help you push through the pain (and avoid boredom).

This shouldn’t be a long-term fix, because as you can imagine, following a HIT work out whilst watching TV is physically impossible, meaning that this option is only for leisure workouts (but then again always better than sitting on your couch!). So when it comes to types of workouts, we’re looking at ellipticals, treadmills, abs or yoga on your yoga mat, medicine ball workouts – or even some leg and arm weights.

If you’re looking for recommendations on what to watch, we would say pick something easy, because you don’t want to slow your workout down because your brain needs to slow down to understand the plot. So my personal favourites are Friends., Orange is The New Black, Game of Thrones or Chef’s table!

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