When it comes to motivating yourself to exercise, the gym can at times be the last place you want to go – it’s too far, too cold, too expensive, too busy. We’ve all made excuses! This week we want to ensure you no longer have any excuse not to workout… a number of the world’s top trainers are now offering online classes from the comfort of your living room. From energy-boosting yoga poses to sweaty dance routines we’ve rounded up the best on offer!


Strala At Home! – Tara Stiles
Named ‘coolest yoga instructor ever,’by Vanity Fair and a long-standing Hip & Healthy favourite, it is fair to say Tara Stiles classes are in demand! Fortunately for those without the time to head to New York for a one to one session, Strala now offer online classes; whether you’re brand new to yoga or a long-standing practitioner, these fun videos split into easy-to-follow sections will get you feeling flexy and calm in no time. From £8, TaraStiles.com


Barrecore Online
Founded by Niki Rein, Barrecore focuses on toning, lengthening and leaning the body through a series of ballet based, burn-inducing repetitions! The series of online workouts are designed to fit effortlessly into a busy lifestyle, with everything from the 30 minute blasting barreEXPRESS to the less challenging barreBEGINNERS. Plus, you can buy an accessory pack, complete with ball and stretching band to bring the studio home. From £4, barrecore.co.uk


The Podium Effect
The brainchild of ex-Olympic heptathlete Louise Hazel, The Podium Effect is a 60 day fitness and nutrition challenge designed to create the body of an athlete. Formed of 60 high-intensity, 30-minute workouts that utilise body weight and a complementary low-carb food plan; expect to stay motivated by Hazel’s regular tweets as you get fitter, stronger and leaner. From £39.99, ThePodiumEffect.com


Sleek Technique
Just looking at the figures of professional ballerinas of Victoria Marr and Flik Swann is enough to get you motivated to workout. Split into a mixture of pre-recorded fitness classes and live sessions, the technique uses the principles of ballet mixed with aerobics and cardio. For those taking part in the live sessions there is no excuse to slack, as the instructors correct your technique via a Skype like chat, ensuring those plies are done with perfect form! From £7, SleekTechnique.com


That Girl 2.0
Created by two industry insiders, That Girl is a fitness programme designed to help you become that toned and in-control woman we all yearn to be. A-list trainer Christina Howells’ – known for whipping fashions finest into shape – has teamed up with a variety of editors to make high-intensity videos which are just the ticket for a spring-ready fitness kick, alongside a bespoke nutrition programme from The Detox Kitchen. £25, ThatGirlLondon.com


The SBC Experience
A place at one of SBC’s in demand classes is harder to reserve than a table at Chiltern Firehouse, so our Fitspiration Russell Bateman is bringing the experience online. Due to launch in the Spring, The SBC Experience will be a dynamic online platform that allows women worldwide to access Russell’s sought after workout and exercise plan, including videos, exercise plans, nutritional guidelines and membership discounts. Price upon request, TheSBCollective.com


Crunch Live
The mantra of this popular New York fitness studio is to make working out fun – and this is evident in their range of online classes including Burn ’n’Firm Pilates and Cardio Kickboxing. With a variety of lively instructors and classes depending on ability, keep your routine varied. From £6 per class, crunch.com


If you like to mix up your workouts, try the popular YouTube channel BeFit, which has recruited the best instructors in the business including Jillian Michaels and Ballet Beautiful’s Mary Helen Bowers to create dynamic online videos designed to sculpt problem areas within 60 days. Don’t miss the daily workout, a total-body session which will make you sweat. Free, Youtube.com


The Viking Method
A functional training method like no other, super babe Svava Sigbertsdottir’s The Viking Method has until now been exclusively for private clients only (aka Suki Waterhouse and Nicole Scherzinger). Now on Youtube for anyone and everyone to see, you can now train like a supermodel for free! With a mixture of crawls, interval and HIIT training exercises designed to shock the body into burning fat, you’re guaranteed to achieve a lean, sexy physique! Free – Youtube.com

words by Harriet Tisdall