Digital Exercise

Leveraging technology to make workouts better.

By Kelvin Low      5 June 2020

Depending on your level of fitness, or how far you are in your fitness journey, not being able to workout without access to a personal trainer, gym, or other sports facilities might be daunting. Have a look at some digital options that can help you, even if you are new to the fitness scene, or just being displaced by the gym closures.

Good Ole’ Social Media

SAFRA’s EnergyOne trainers have produced a series of #StrongerThanYesterday exercise videos to demonstrate the various exercises you can do to keep fit at home.

On various social media platforms, you’ll also find a plethora of pages and channels that feature full length exercise videos. Do be mindful of your fitness level as such instructional videos can lean on the tough side.

PopSugar Fitness

New workouts being added monthly makes it easy for anyone to mix up their fitness routine with a variety of toning, dance cardio, yoga workouts and more. They have a sheer variety of videos available based on the latest celebrity fitness trends.


FitnessBlender is a husband-and-wife run channel with exercises from quick to full-length. Daniel and Kelli have put together over 600 workouts, for every fitness level. They even offer a free customisable online workout calendar at www.FitnessBlender.com

Exercise Apps

Workout apps are a dime a dozen, ranging from those expansive exercise libraries, to those that focus on specific activities, such as yoga and high-intensity interval training HIIT.

One benefit of using exercise apps is that you can easily track your progress, as well as customise an exercise routine. Most apps available today offer many exercises for free, with paid premium membership unlocking more goodies such as nutrition planning, and even personal trainer coaching (via the app).

If you are a user of Apple Health and Google Fit – many apps today are able to integrate with the two eco systems to share your fitness data. Don’t just work out hard, work out smart!

Paid streaming video exercises

At first glance, streaming video exercises are similar to those you can find on social media platforms. The biggest difference is that these are usually conducted live. Depending on the platform, you can interact with others inside and outside of classes while you workout at home, helping to ensure you never lose motivation.


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