Keep fit from the comfort of your sofa

By The Newsroom
Monday, 29th January 2018, 10:00 am
Updated Monday, 29th January 2018, 12:46 pm

To help would-be couch potatoes, ScS has teamed up with personal trainer Shaun O’Brien at Fitternotfatter to create a set of exercises that you can do entirely from the comfort of your living room.The technique, called Sofacise, uses a sofa as a platform on which to do a range of different exercises that, used together, results in a thorough workout without ever having to leave the house.Shaun O’Brien, personal trainer at Fitternotfatter, commented: “People think that to get fit you have to spend hours slogging away in the gym, but that isn’t the case.“If you’re struggling to fit exercise into your daily routine, using the equipment you have at home is a great way to keep fit without even leaving the house.”He continued: “Exercises such as squats and press ups can be done indoors using furniture you would find around the home, and the best part is you can fit them in around other tasks such as putting the washing on or waiting for dinner to cook.“Try doing mountain climbers on an incline by placing your hands on the arm of an armchair or a dining room table, or doing tricep dips off the edge of the sofa.“These exercises are really simple and have all the benefits of gym-based exercises.”ScS marketing manager Lindsey Duncton added: “Anyone wanting to start a new fitness regime knows how difficult it can be to build up the motivation to exercise, whether that’s going out for a run in freezing temperatures, or visiting a gym that’s crowded with other people trying to fulfil their New Year’s’ resolutions.“However getting fit doesn’t have to be difficult.”Your sofa can make a great piece of fitness equipment and the best part is that everyone already has one in their home, removing the need to buy expensive pieces of kit or sign up to gym memberships.“Adding just a few of these exercises into your daily routine could make all the difference, and the best part is that your sofa is right there and ready for you to relax into afterwards!”Always seek advice from your GP before starting a new exercise regime.For ScS and Fitternotfatter’s full Sofacise workout routine go to the website http://blog.scs.co.uk/feature/sofaciseScS is one of the UK’s leading sofa and carpet retail companies, with more than 100 stores nationwide.

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