GymCube: Does What It Says on the Tin!
Well, on the homepage.
I’m back again with yet another brilliant site that offers you the ability to workout from home. GymCube is your one stop shop online for all your health and fitness needs. Offering up a seemingly never ending supply of workouts, personal training and nutrition advice you are spoilt for choice with all programmes and information available. I have been gifted a one month trial to test out the site and report back to you on how I found it.
More than just your basic workout videos, press the button and off you go, GymCube has created a whole new world in it’s online fitness platform. Not only does it help you get into shape, it also offers you access to diet and nutritional advice and recipes to boot. It’s all well and good working out loads and posting your instagram selfies in the gym (me) but if you’re not backing up all this hard work (and it really should be hard work to reap the results) by fuelling your body correctly there may be little point (need to take my own advice here). Gym Cube offers you this in one place and for an annual subscription of £147 effectively £12.25 per month. If I had a lump sum of £147, donations gratefully accepted 😉 , then I absolutely wouldn’t even be thinking twice about taking up this membership. Unfortunately for me there is no monthly payment option, if there were I would have already signed up.
What Can You Find on GymCube?
GymCube is split into Workout Video’s and Exercise Programmes. There is also Food Cube for your nutritional needs. You can opt to do a host of random workouts like me, shake it up a little, or you can choose a programme and work your way through it. With around 30 programmes to choose from there is something for everyone at every level. I got up to level 3 but level 1 is perfect for those just starting out or who need more gentler exercises.
Along with workouts to target all areas of your body, you can choose from aerobics (no thanks) Yoga, 1:1 personal training sessions (recorded), HIIT, Core, LIIT to name just a few. All workouts are labelled with a number so you can easily find the right level for you. Beginner? Start at level 1. Need something more intense try a level 5. All workouts are designed to give you maximum impact in a shorter time frame which is a bonus as far as I’m concerned!
It’s worth noting that there over 10 different trainers focusing on different workouts and abilities. This ensures variety to make sure you don’t get bored. Olivia even joined in a LIIT (Low Intensity Workout) with me as she thought it looked fun, and it was!
Really easy to navigate the site with handy search tools on the left and all workouts easy to find and watch. Underneath each video are stats to give you an idea of what equipment you need, the level and the areas of your body it targets. Please make sure you are comfortable with this before you start and don’t just jump straight into a level 5 if you’re not ready. Know your limits!
I really do love this site. My favourite features are the personalised bits of information it gives you. When you sign up make sure to input all your correct details. This will help to work out how effective and suitable the exercises are for you and helps you keep track of how you are doing. The ‘My Stats’ feature is brilliant and allows you to see the workouts you have been doing, calories burnt and time spent working out each week. It also gives you recommendations based on your current choices of exercise.
The workouts range from absolute beginner to advanced with times ranging from 3 mins to over 30 minutes. I get bored, and exhausted, quickly and with my penchant for giving up when I feel like I’m about to throw up, I have been going for 10 -15 minute videos that push me to my limits and are over before I feel like I’m about to die. The things my yoga mat could tell you…………………….
Underneath each video is a cool down button. So when you have finished you can cool down properly not just collapse in a heap on the floor (my bad).
The nutritional advice is also a bonus too. I literally don’t have a clue about eating and cooking correctly so for me this would be amazing for helping you to change your diet and advising on the correct foods to be eaten when working out and for you in general.
The trainers, the ones I used as there are so many I literally couldn’t get round them all in one month, are really engaging which works well to keep your focus and not wanting to turn off. Personally I love to see, and hear, them working out with me and it makes me feel a little bit better when they start to get out of breath too.
Put it this way, if you are really short on time there are exercises you can while the kettle is on, whilst you are running a bath, cooking dinner, trying to avoid playing Barbie dolls. You can even get the kids to join in too, depending on your workout of choice obvs!
The no monthly payment option is a big one for me. I love this site but finding nearly £150 in one go is a problem for me on a low income. I can imagine this will put a lot of people, especially those in a similar situation to me, off. Broken down into monthly payments, Gym Cube is 100% value for money at under £13 a month.
I am sat here racking my brains trying to think of some other issues, niggly things I didn’t like but aside from feeling like I was going to throw up during working out and the pain the following day(s) after I genuinely can’t think of any. I really can’t. I love the idea, the site works well and the workouts I tried are simple but extremely effective. Trust me!
If you have £147 lying around and the motivation to get up of the sofa and get into shape you really need to give GymCube a try. As I said before GymCube: Does what it says on the tin! I give it a 9/10 only for the membership issue I have really.