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New Sussex fitness app

Get a Louise Redknapp-approved virtual personal trainer at home without the expense of the real thing

Always promise yourself you’ll do a bit of a work out at home but without someone actually pushing you find yourself exercising your fingers on the ipad screen or remote instead? Yep, my yoga mat remains firmly rolled between classes and I’m more likely to be saluting a sundowner than the sun.

Well, here’s a neat way to get a personal trainer at home without the expense, what’s more it’s from Sussex and it’s endorsed by Louise Redknapp. Intrigued?

Nicki Philips, founder and face of niix

Nicki Philips has ten years of coaching experience and runs classes at The Shed in Wadhurst, East Sussex. Now she’s created a Pilates and fitness app called so you don’t need to live near her to benefit. Through the app she’ll give you one-to-one training for ten to 30 minute bursts which sounds just about my limit!

It’s particularly aimed at those approaching and in their 40s who are often juggling demands from career, children and (if we’re lucky) active social lives as well.  The good news is she doesn’t believe we need to put in gruelling hours in the gym to get results.

Her pilates infused with cardio ‘niix method’ classes are broken into and eight week programmes for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels, plus shorter ‘niix Focus’, goal-specific programmes like Fortnightly Fat Burner, Sculpt & Burn and Core Toner. There’s also a programme for new mums.

With no equipment needed the idea is you can do the classes virtually anywhere (though perhaps people might give you funny looks if you start doing sit ups on the train).

You can get a free trial of the app, including Louise Redknapp’s take on it, then, if you like it, get the full thing for £9.99 a month (£2.31 a week) until 1 Feb, or £14.99 per month (£3.74 a week) after that date. It’s available to download via the App Store and Google Play. 

Every subscriber also receives a 30-day nutritional meal plan that has been devised by Health Writer and Nutritionist Lily Soutter.

Louise Redknapp showing us how it should be done

Hey, if it makes me look a bit more like Louise Redknapp without hours running round the park in the freezing cold I’m in!

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