Date: December 2020

Benefits of Online Workouts

2020 has changed a lot about the way we live, work and socialise and one of the biggest changes we have seen is the way in which we exercise. From PE with Joe to Instagram Lives, the fitness industry has stepped up its game and embraced the move to online workouts as the new time and cost efficient way to keep active and stay safe.

Unsure if making the switch to online classes is right for you? Here are some of the benefits of virtual workouts to help you decide.

Workout on your schedule

Online workouts can be accessed with a few clicks of a button, meaning you can exercise at a time that suits your schedule best. With no need to travel to the gym or trying to fit it around other commitments, online classes can be accessed whenever you need - saving your time and allowing you to flexibly work it into your day. As long as you have an internet connection, these classes can also be done anywhere you want. Working from home, on a business trip or visiting relatives, never miss a workout again as the gym can be wherever you are.

Motivation, Motivation, Motivation

On cold, dark mornings it can be difficult to motivate yourself to get up and make the journey to the gym. Instead, with online classes you can roll out of bed just minutes before a workout and jump straight into those squats - no frosty car journey or human interaction before coffee needed! Online workouts are incredibly accessible meaning it can be much easier to motivate yourself to attend a class if you only need to reach for a laptop.

Confidence boosting

If you are new to a class or just starting your fitness journey, it can sometimes feel a little intimidating to go to a physical class. Online classes mean you can try a workout and build up your strength in the comfort of your own home. You don’t have to have your camera on if you don’t want to and it is a comforting to remember that everyone is either looking at the instructor or themselves - not you.


All you need to take part in most online exercise classes is a laptop or phone and a good internet connection. Because of this, online classes are often much cheaper than a physical gym membership, not to mention the money you save on petrol and parking to get to a class. At Westbank we offer monthly memberships at a discounted price for users who only want to attend our online classes, and our pay-as-you-go online classes will cost you as little as £3.50 - the same price as your morning coffee!

Access to professional guidance

If you are a regular gym go-er you can sometimes fall into the same workout patterns which might start becoming repetitive or ineffective. Attending classes can mean you can mix up your workout routine and have a qualified instructor guide you to help you get the most out of your workout.


Whilst COVID makes socialising a little tricky, attending an online class means you can still have a quick catch-up with a friend and get that sense of community in a safe environment. If you missing seeing some of your pals, it could be a great way to bond from a distance to attend an online workout virtually together.

Westbank offer a wide range of online workout classes from Circuits Gold to Hiit Fit and Core Blast there is something for all ages and abilities. Check out our calendar to see which class is best for you and use the online booking system to secure your place.

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