The Best Online Workouts For An At-Home Sweat Sesh
With many of us temporarily locked out of our gyms, or confined to the four walls of our home (we’re looking at you 14-day isolation, you frustrating and entirely necessary beast), here is no better time to wander into your living room, turn the TV on and hit play on... an online workout.
Without the barriers of having to find two matching socks and actually get up and walk out the front door, we really have no excuses left. So, let's change the game and have this COVID-19 isolation give us the opportunity to find our healthiest and fittest selves yet.
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Here's our edit of the best workout apps and online tools for an at-home sweat sesh.
#1 Keep it Cleaner
KIC’s online fuss-free program run by Laura Henshaw and Steph Claire-Smith offers HIIT, strength, boxing, meditation and yoga workouts all available without having to leave the comfort of your own home (not that you really had the option anyway...).
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#2 Down Dog
For all you homebound yogi’s out there, Down Dog lets you personalise your flow by selecting the intensity, length and style of yoga that best suits your practice. You can even customise your savasana period, in case you need an extra minute (or 10) to unwind.
And the best news is, the app is currently free until the end of the week, (1st April 2020)!
They also offer a Barre version for those who like a more Pilates based work out.
#3 Flow Athletic
Flow Athletic’s studio located in Sydney’s (normally) bustling suburb of Paddington, is run by trainer Ben Lucas and Yoga extraordinaire Kate Kendall. The duo have quickly adapted to our current climate and are offering over 60 + live streamed classes per week.
If you’re looking for a strength, Pilates, Yoga or spin (yes it helps if you’ve got a bike) then check out Flow Athletic and join a live virtual workout with some of Australia’s top trainers.
You'd be hard pressed to find anyone who wouldn't be motived by Victoria's Secret models and friends Jospehine Skriver and Jasmin Tookes. They are sharing their work outs via the @joja Instagram and Youtube channel here.
So grab your housemate, partner, soft toy, dog.. and have a go at one of their videos. It doesn’t say anywhere in the fine print that you won’t turn into a super model after one session.
Image credit: @joja
If you’ve been wanting to try Kylie Jenner’s hips and waist routine, or Meghan Markle’s arm, butt and ab work out. Jump on over to Blogilates youtube channel, along with the 4.8 million subscribers and get squatting.
Founder, Cassey Ho leaves no workout stone unturned, with her quick body-blasting videos – all of which are apartment friendly!
#6 Fluid Form Pilates
With a loyal celeb following including Lara Worthington and Phoebe Burgess, founder of the popular Sydney Pilates studio, Kirsten King, is bringing her one-on-one sessions to the comfort of your living room.
Access over 150 custom Pilates workouts, suitable from beginner level to advanced, and start lengthening your limbs and toning up your tummy.
Plus, receive a free equipment pack including exercises disks, bands and a ball when you sign up, here.
Image credit: @fluidformpilates
#7 Peaches Pilates
For full-body toning, Peaches Pilates offers both high-intensity workouts and soothing yoga sessions, with weekly live sessions that include ab workouts, booty-burning routines and boxing videos guaranteed to raise your heart rate.
Plus, if working from home has got your neck and back in all sorts of pain, Peaches also offers posture-improving videos to relieve muscle pain and straighten you out.
Image credit: @peachespilates
#8 Kirsty Godso
Nike Master Trainer Kirsty Godso is offering free quick workouts via her Instagram page. The mobility, core, strength and cardio mashups are completely free and available to you anytime. Just visit her page @kirstygodso and have a scroll. *Kirsty’s abs are not guaranteed*
Image credit: @kirstygodso
#9 The Pilates Class
Designed for every ‘body’, The Pilates Class offers a one-size-fits-all workout platform.
Whether you prefer the ballet-inspired Barre, mat Pilates, high-intensity interval training or a deep stretch, founder Jacqui Kingswell brings you her own personal method of getting into shape and staying there.
Image credit: @thepilatesclass
If a quarantine six-pack or yogi guru headstand isn't your goal. Then have a go at some of these just to keep your mental health in check and add some routine and structure into your day:
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Have you tried any of these apps or online tools? Are there any others you'd recommend?