What if we told you that you can work out from the comfort of your couch while watching your favourite television shows?

Well, home workout fitness influencer @pila_nyong has some creative weight loss exercises to share. These can even be done with items that are lying around your house.

So grab your remote, tune in to your latest Netflix show, and get ready to get in some solid movements into your day.

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Arm workouts

If you don’t have an exercise band, pick up some fitness leggings or stockings and try out these arm stretches below.

1. Bicep curls

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While keeping your head and chest upright, back straight, and stomach tight, step on the top portion of your tights and pull the band on both sides upwards with your palms facing up. Curl the band or leggings all the way up while keeping the tension on your biceps. Slowly lower your hands and repeat the movement.

2. Front circles

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In the same position, pull up the leggings until they’re caught behind your knee. Rotate your arms in a circular motion as you curl the leggings up and keep them in constant tension.

3. Shoulder front raises

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Like the first arm exercise, step on the leggings and pull the two sleeves upwards but with your palms facing down. Slowly lower your hands and repeat.

Leg workouts

1. Clam legs

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As you rest one knee on the ground, lean your waist at the edge of the couch and bend the other leg such that both legs form a diamond. Close the upper leg into the lower leg and reopen like a clam. Subsequently, lift the upper leg up and close it back into a diamond shape.

2. Side leg lifts

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With one knee on the ground, lift the other leg into the air at a 90-degree angle and slowly lower it down. Repeat this movement several times.

3. Couch squats

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Standing with your feet shoulder-width apart, lower your hips back and bend at your knees until you sit on the couch. Make sure your thighs are parallel to the ground and push back up to the starting position.

If you’re up for a challenge, try out some pilates workouts demonstrated by her twin sister, @ch.yoooon!

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