Australia is officially in a state of lockdown and millions of people are confined to their homes, with no access to their usual health support, gym classes or sporting activities.

Similarly, personal trainers and coaches across the nation have had to sacrifice their income since the closure of fitness centres. 

As more people are working from home now than ever before, fitness apps are emerging as the heroes for keeping us fit and healthy.

And there’s one app in particular offering not just everyday Aussies the option to stream their workout, but also throwing a lifeline to the thousands of health coaches urgently trying to take their businesses online. 

Dedicated platform for on-demand movement, mindset and nutrition content produced by Australian health coaches, KIXXFIT, is doing just that. 

Likened to the ‘Spotify’ of the health and fitness industry, the free-to-download platform hosts a wide range of workouts and wellness sessions that are designed to be completed at home, with little to no equipment. 

While the at-home workout aspect is already enough to get users on board, the platform also allows health coaches and trainers from anywhere to sign up, stream their usual sessions online for people to tune into at home, and earn a profit.

The platform is a welcome tool for virtual coaches of almost any wellness activity, including personal trainers, nutritionists, yoga instructors, pilates instructors, dance professionals, health science specialists, naturopaths, wellness coaches and counsellors. 

KIXXFIT co-founder and CEO Lorena Sumich said the current situation presented an opportunity for Australians to support local coaches that had made the move to bring their services online, for the foreseeable future. 

“Currently, the industry is under massive pressure as coaches are forced to shut their doors and move their sessions online. Supporting them as they do, this is important for their survival and our own wellbeing,” she said.

“People are looking for alternative ways to stay fit and healthy while confined to their homes, and digital fitness apps like KIXXFIT are the solution. These platforms are the best way for Australians to maintain a fitness regime and stay accountable to their health goals during this unprecedented time.”

The KIXXFIT platform focuses on achieving overall health which means content is not just limited to intense high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts, but also offers sessions for mental wellbeing and healthy eating plans. 

For people wanting to maintain overall health while stuck in lockdown, Lorena Sumich suggests the following:

  1. Schedule workouts and sessions into your day, just as you would if you were visiting a physical gym. This helps establish a fitness routine while working from home that feels normal. KIXXFIT allows you to pick sessions and directly add them to your calendar. 
  2. Create a dedicated training space that is set up and ready to go so that when the time comes, there’s nothing delaying you from getting straight into the workout.
  3. Choose workouts that focus on compound movements to work larger muscle groups for cardio and strength. HIIT workouts are a great option and can be done in 20-30 minutes.

KIXXFIT launched to the market in 2019 by Western Australian co-founders Lorena Sumich and Jahney Smith.