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6 Companies Working Remotely to Keep You Fit and Healthy

The COVID-19 pandemic has left us all in a situation where we've had to adapt, change our daily routines, and do everything we can to stay fit and healthy. Gyms, exercise class studios, cafes, and restaurants may have closed, but it doesn’t mean you’re completely left in the lurch. Here are 6 companies who are offering remote services to keep you fit and healthy.

by Alicia Drewnicki

HIIT Kitchen Marchon Athletic Coronavirus

1) Matt Walker - The Osteo Practice

Matt Walker - The Osteo Practice

Summary: Matt Walker runs The Osteo Practice in Harpenden, and has come up with an innovative way to help people with pain and discomfort who can’t visit the clinic - a remote care package through a new online video consultation service.

How it works: Simply contact the clinic to get an allocated time slot for your appointment. Your online/telephone consultation can help to understand the problem, give you a diagnosis (if appropriate), and recommend the next course of action. Examples include self-led rehab & exercise programmes (via a video-based PhysiApp), online video sessions, and follow-up consultations.

How to get in touch: You can visit the website, say hi on Facebook, call 07496 918 435 or email info@theosteo.co.uk.

2) Marchon Athletic

Marchon Athletic

Summary: MARCHON Athletic is a state-of-the-art small group training facility in Harpenden run by Ollie Marchon. While the gym is closed, it’s still possible to train using their MARCHON Online Training.

How it works: The MARCHON Online Training programmes bring together the fundamentals of building strength, improving your fitness, and developing good movement patterns.

  • MARCHON HomeWODS - Bringing MARCHON to the comfort or discomfort of your own home. The MARCHON HomeWODs offer a progressive and comprehensive home workout solution, to reinstate structure and routine back into your training.
  • 12 week training programmes introducing you to the functional movement patterns that underpin optimal human movement whilst building strength, size and energy systems.
  • 1:1 online training A bespoke training programme built to suit you whilst still adhering to our unique philosophy on functional fitness. It gives you a personal coach, a tailored program and bespoke nutrition protocols.

MARCHON Ebooks – The workouts are designed to create a greater demand on your energy systems, leading you to becoming a more complete athlete

How to get in touch: Go to MARCHON website for more info, and also check out the MARCHON HQ Facebook and MARCHON Instagram page for fitness updates, challenges, and competitions.

3) Eighty20 Cold Brew

Eighty20 Cold Brew

Summary: Eighty20 create premium cold brew coffee in a can using speciality beans from the Camocin Estate in Brazil. Founders Jackson, James and Matt are collectively passionate about two things - coffee and healthy living, so have created a powerful drink that helps fuel your day, with great taste, and health in mind. Not only does the coffee taste delicious, but the company also has quite possibly the best taglines we've ever seen - #thiscoffeecan and #notformugs. What's not to love?

How it works: Choose from three options on the website - 'Original', 'CBD, and 'Nitro'. They come in 12, 24, or an 18 mix pack, and there's a 15% discount for subscribing.

How to get in touch: Lots of ways to say hi to the Eighty20 team - check out their website, or give them a follow on Instagram, or Facebook.

4) Lucy Bee Shop

Lucy Bee Dazzling Tonic

Summary: Lucy has created a one-stop online shop that sells products aimed at a healthy and natural lifestyle. These include her own brand organic skincare, soap bars, Epsom bath salts, and even pantry items such as organic raw creamed coconut, pasta, rice, coconut flour, drinking chocolate, and eco mugs. All the products are manufactured in the UK, as well as being certified Vegan, cruelty-free and COSMOS organic.

How it works: Simply go on to the Lucy Bee Shop website and add items to your basket. It’s free delivery in the UK for orders over £25, and select international delivery is available too.

How to get in touch: Visit the Lucy Bee Shop website, or connect on Facebook,Instagram or Twitter.

5) Mirafit

Woman Powerlifting

Mirafit are leading providers of strength and conditioning equipment such as weight benches, squat racks, power racks, dumbbells, barbells, and everything you might need for your very own home gym set up. They're working around the clock to keep up with customer orders, and on top of that they're on a mission to raise £10,000 for the NHS - amazing stuff team Mirafit!

How it works:
It's easy to get your hands on Mirafit's excellent fitness gear - simply order on their online shop and get stress-free courier delivery. What's even better is that the delivery is only £4.95 with no hidden costs, and there are finance options so you can pay over 12 or 24 months.

How to get in touch:
Check out the full range of products by going to the Mirafit website. You might also like their Instagram account and Facebook page which have competitions to win their equipment as well as live workouts.

6) HIIT Kitchen

Eating HIIT Kitchen Meal

Summary: Naturally we had to sneak our pride and joy in here! We’re HIIT Kitchen, and we deliver healthy, nutritious, and ready-to-eat meals, snacks, and drinks, directly to your door. We’re still delivering nationwide around the UK on Mondays or Thursdays (or collect from Saint Albans for free).

How it works: It’s super easy to choose your meals from our fortnightly changing menu. Simply click ‘add to box’, and you can even use our neat ‘meal planner’ to drag your meals into a calendar throughout the week.

How to get in touch: As well as this website, be sure to stay in the loop on Instagram and Facebook.

HIIT Kitchen Marchon Athletic Coronavirus