Never did we think our homes would become our office, gym and social hub all rolled into one, but 2020 has been full of unexpected surprises! Virtual Zoom gathering we are quite happy to wave goodbye to, but online workouts have some serious plus points that we’re on board with. You can workout when it suits you, no travelling to and from the studio, it generally saves you a few quid and you don’t have to book in advance. Like many businesses evolving as a result of COVID-19, loads of fitness studios have created at-home virtual studios so their clients can still do their favourite classes from the comfort of their own living room. Below we’re sharing 8 new ways you can get a sweaty, feel-good workout at home.
FLY LDN Online
Specialising in yoga and low-impact workouts, FLY LDN’s subscription-based virtual platform features an on-demand workout library as well as daily live workouts. Their signature FLOWLIFE yoga sessions are one of our favourites and we’ve loved trying out Booty Burner Barre classes, they really do burn! FLY LDN offers yoga, Pilates, barre and low-impact training classes at a range of intensities and durations making the website easy to navigate your way through and find the class that is right for you.
FLY LDN Online is £9.99 a month or £99.99 a year
Newly opened west London yoga studio, Compass has also launched with daily virtual classes which you can tune in to via Zoom. Whether you’re looking for some stillness with guided meditation or a blood-pumping power vinyasa flow, Compass’s schedule accommodates to all. Run by the team of expert yogi’s help you find your inner direction and provide a release from everyday life.
Compass Unlimited Monthly Virtual Classes – £60.00, Pack of 10 Virtual Classes – £50.00, Single Virtual Class – £6.00
Off the back of her popular yoga filled Insta feed, Hannah Barrett has created her very own app with an archive of yoga flows for all abilities. Featuring challenges, power yoga, flexibility, balance, stress busters, post-natal, meditation as well as flows focused on morning and night, Hannah’s dynamic app covers all areas of yoga imaginable. Helping you work towards new skills, Hannah will guide you through her creative flows to help you gain clarity and connection.
Hannah Barrett Yoga is available from £19.99, with a complimentary trial
Pscyle At Home
London-based boutique fitness studio, Psycle has recently launched Psycle At Home, the online studio offering all four of their renowned workouts, Ride, Barre, Strength and Yoga. With an extensive library of 20-60 minute on-demand classes designed to deliver results, there are also personalised recommendations based on a user’s emotional and physical goals. You will, of course, need access to a spin bike to take part in the ‘Ride’ classes but all other workouts require little to no equipment at all.
Unlimited membership to Psycle At Home is £35 per month
Digme On Demand
Releasing over 70 new classes a week Digme’s online studio gives you access to live and on-demand workouts right from your front room. With a jam-packed schedule of ride, HIIT, strength and yoga classes, Digme has brought their much-loved signature fitness style from the studio to your screen. Think Matrix Meta, Ride Rhythm, Power Yoga and more. Taking your home workouts to the next level, Digme are offering spin bike hire for those who would like to participate in the Ride classes
Digme On Demand unlimited monthly subscription for £29.99 or pay as you go £6 per class
Strength training and HIIT your go-to? SHREDDY is the one-stop app that combines high-energy workouts and healthy vegan recipes to help reach your fitness goals. With tailored at-home workouts, weekly challenges, achievable meal plans and a performance log to track your progress, SHREDDY is all about motivating you to keep on track. They even have SHREDDY Kit, providing you with at-home fitness equipment to enhance your workout.
SHREDDY is £9.99 per month
Popular way before the pandemic, Alo Yoga’s online studio Alomoves offers yoga, fitness and mindfulness. With one of the most extensive libraries of videos we’ve come across, there are hundreds of workouts to immerse yourself in. With its deep yoga roots, Alo’s yoga sessions will take your practice to a new level. We recommend starting one of the series where you can take yourself on a wellbeing journey, these are also a great way to stay motivated. Filmed in beautiful locations and studios from all over the world, Alo Moves allows you to escape to a virtual zen world!
Unlimited access to Alo Moves for $20/month + free month with any Alo Yoga purchase
The Shred Squad
Bringing you positivity and motivation through the screen, The Shred Squad’s on-demand workouts fuse fitness and dance to provide you with a wide range of uplifting classes. Accompanied cheesy tunes to get you through workouts, The Shred Squad on-demand features fitness, dance, strength, HIIT sessions which are guaranteed to get your heart pumping and endorphins flowing. The online studio also has mobility and stretch sessions to recuperate the body pre and post-workout. Proving fitness can be super fun, The Shred Squad sessions will bring you energy and feel-good vibes.
All access Shred Squad membership is £11.99 per month
words by Isabelle Shury