When the three-week hard lockdown was first announced last year, who would have thought that over 18 months later many of us would still be spending most of our time at home? Now, in the throes of a bitterly cold winter, kids on an extended school holiday, or home-schooling, and you’re still trying to juggle working and doing everything else from home, you’d be forgiven for exercise being the last thing on your mind. However, a personal trainer may be closer than you think.

“Why not let your TV help get you summer ready?” asks SKYWORTH TV brand manager Jaco Joubert. Having just launched the biggest Android 10 TV the country has ever seen, the SKYWORTH 86” SUC9500, together with South Africa’s biggest sports personality Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira, unlimited Google Play Store access means your exercise possibilities are limitless.

Joubert suggests the following exercise apps to keep you physically and mentally stimulated during these trying times:

Peloton – A great workout app covering everything from strength training to cycling. Plus, you can join other people across the world in live workout sessions, all without leaving your living room.

Nike Training – The ultimate personal training app with 185+ workouts from strength to endurance and yoga. It provides plenty personalised training plans that you can adapt to help maintain or lose some of the extra kilos you may have gained during lockdown.

Adidas Training by Runtastic – Another great workout app you can use to boost your energy and fitness levels with short, quick workouts. It has different modes such as a custom workout creator, strength regimes, and 180+ bodyweight workout videos including instructions.

Sworkit – With more than 100 million workouts, Sworkit provides a great workout planner on the initial setup of the app. It has an amazing at-home and on-the-go workout system.

Yoga apps – Yoga is amazing for building strength and suppleness but, unless you’re a yogi master, solo sessions can be quite tough. This is where having an instructor, real life or virtual, is so important.The other big yoga benefit is the mindfulness it encourages. It’s not just about stretching, it’s also about breathing some calm into your day.Download a great yoga app and it’s as good as being there in person. Keep Yoga or Simply Yoga have lessons for all levels – and there are lessons suited for different times in the day and what you want to get out of your session.

Kids’ fitness – Don’t forget about the little ones. Spending time at home all day means they’ll have plenty energy to expend. For kids, yoga is a great form of exercise. It improves their strength and flexibility – which will really help them when it comes to other sports and activities. Cosmic Yoga makes yoga fun. It also comes packed with games and activities to keep the little ones busy.

The 86” SUC9500 isn’t simply a TV it’s your home’s entertainment hub, and one that you can control from up to five metres away. The Hands-Free Voice Control means no more fussing with a remote when you’re in the kitchen, in the room next door, or you simply don’t feel like getting up off the comfy couch to find the remote.

The TV’s Boundless Screen makes it easy on the eyes, whether it’s on or off, so no more trying to hide your TV in a cabinet or with a piece of art, it’s a work of art in itself. Other features include the latest Android 10 Operating System, Super Hardware Configuration, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, Two-Way Bluetooth Transmission and Castplay, to name a few.


SKYWORTH was established in 1988, with the head office located within Shenzhen High Tech Industrial Park which is honoured as “China’s Silicon Valley” and has more than 40,000 employees. SKYWORTH is a large-scale high-tech corporation mainly engaged in the development and manufacturing of consumer electronics, display devices, digital set top boxes, security monitors, network communication, semi-conductors, refrigerators, washing machines, cell phones and LED lighting etc. In 2000 SKYWORTH was listed on the main board of HK Stock Exchange (HK0751). After a development of more than 28 years, SKYWORTH has grown to be one of the Top Five Colour TV brands in the world and a top brand in Chinese display industry market.

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