According to a recent YouGov survey, health dominated 2021’s New Year resolutions for the second year in a row, with 53% of respondents wishing to prioritise either an increase in exercise, losing weight or improving diet. However, in light of the latest UK lockdown, the methods by which fitness-focussed goals can be attained have had to be adapted following the closure of all gyms.

A budget-friendly online membership programme (£65/month) led by world-leading personal trainers at UP Fitness, LiveUP promises to unlock your physical potential via a bespoke bodyweight exercise schedule and nutritional regime that aims to deliver maximum results in minimum time. With an emphasis on results not promises, the team at UP Fitness are committed to guiding you to your goals with support every step of the way, accompanied by a private community of like-minded individuals who are encouraged to regularly share training tips and tricks.

In addition, location independent 1-2-1 online personal training for 1,3 or 6 months, is also available, whose structured programmes, individualised supplement protocols and dietary advice takes the guesswork out of your training – all you need is the willpower to start the journey to a healthier and happier you. Book your complimentary consultation with UP Fitness here.

Whilst payments to membership at PureGym are temporarily frozen, an online series of home workouts, led by Dave and Harley, are streamed live on YouTube every Monday – Friday. From combat classes to cardio, hone your power and unlock your potential at home. Plus, download PureGym’s mobile app from Google Play or the App Store and discover 400+ free workout tutorials designed for all fitness abilities, in addition to personalised training plans and weekly target setting.

PureGym’s qualified trainers also offer step-by-step instructions and video demonstrations for various exercises that target the abs, arms, shoulders, legs, glutes and back. If you are unsure as to whether any of the exercises are unsuitable for you, please consult a health professional beforehand.

A daily 15-minute walk around the city centre, launched in partnership with HSBC, Spinningfields Daily Mile provides an alternative opportunity for the local community to incorporate self-paced physical activity (walking, jogging or walking) into their life, with the objective to positively impact personal health, attitude and well-being. Starting from Hardman Square, the route weaves around Spinningfields and Castlefield on flat terrain.