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Aussies are using technology to tone-up

AAP logoAAP 18/09/2016 Simone Ziaziaris

Personal trainers are being traded in for tablet workouts with the simple click of a button an easy and cheap means for fitness inspiration, new research has found.

More than half of Australians surveyed by nbn say they would use the internet to help improve their training techniques, research nutrition and map out their fitness progress.

Almost two thirds of those who hop online for fitness inspiration watch online video tutorials and 48 per cent find themselves drawn in to researching the latest fitness trends.

Whether it is a stiletto aerobics workout streamed in from Brazil or the latest Hollywood trend in soul-cycling, Aussies are opting for a wealth of online information ready at their fingertips.

The research also found 62 per cent of Aussies prefer to train in their own living room than at the gym, with the majority admitting cost is a major influence.

Broadband network nbn is teaming up with fitness expert and chiropractor Tim Robards to create a series of virtual trainer training films.

The 30-minute long routines, ranging from animalistic moves to Bollywood inspired dancing, are designed to be streamed from the comfort of home living rooms.

"The workouts are designed to give busy, on-the-go Aussies no matter where they are, the chance to connect with health and fitness expertise online from the comfort of their home," Mr Robards said.

"They will get you growling, stretching and sweating all at the same time."

Yoga, weight training methods and pilates are the top three online fitness clicks with millennials, survey respondents aged 18-34, the most inclined to get their hearts racing with technology.

Mr Robards said the workouts are fit for any age and are adaptable for all fitness levels.

"Whether you're stuck behind a desk all week long, you're an exercise novice or fitness junkie, there's something for everyone to adapt to their own level."

"The most important thing is to keep challenging your body with new skills and routines, as well as keeping it fun and fresh in ways that work for you."

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