If your gym or studio is closed it doesn’t mean you have to miss your fave class, not when you’ve got internet access. As well as fitness apps and workouts specifically designed to be done at home, many gyms have started offering online workouts, either pre-recorded for you to access at any time or live. So clear a space in your front room and get ready to sweat.
Train to the same standard as you would at BLOK Shoreditch or Clapton at home with BLOKtv. As well as ten live classes a day, you can also access over 100 classes across ten disciplines on demand, so whether you want yoga, boxing, calisthenics, HIIT or pilates, BLOK has you covered. It’s £20 a month and there’s a two week free trial to get you started.
Created by Royal Ballet-trained dancer Stephanie Burrows, POPfit combines pilates, plyometrics, yoga and dance into routines set to loud pop music, so you get the best bits of each of these disciplines and you get to have a laugh too. The London Fields studio is now closed but you can stream workouts online (either live or on demand) including Barre, Ass & Abs, Signature, and HIIT & Stretch. You can even sync up playlists by following POPfit on Spotify and selecting the right one for the video.
Sadhana Yoga & Wellbeing
Sadhana offers a range of classes including Bikram, Vinyasa and Yin yoga as well as Sculpt (a high energy fusion of yoga, free weights and cardio) and Dynamic Body (a mix of yoga, pilates, ballet and contemporary dance), with something suitable for all fitness levels. Whilst the studios are closed, you can workout at home with live and on demand classes.
Barry’s is the OG when it comes to HIIT workouts. Loved by celebs and fitness fanatics from LA to London, you can burn up to 1000 calories in a class (believe us, they make you work HARD) and each day there’s a different focus, so you can target specific muscle groups or go in for a full body workout. You may not be able to get on the treadmills in the red-tinted studios but Barry’s is running a £35 a month survival membership offer with two daily 30-minute recorded sessions following the Barry’s schedule for you to do anytime, anywhere.
Psycle is best known for being a spin studio but it’s always had a programme of classes, like barre, strength and yoga, that don’t involve the bikes. You can stream workouts across all their disciplines, including rides if you happen to have a bike, at home with both live and on demand classes available for £35 a month.
At Your Beat
If dancing is your fave form of exercise, then you need to know about At Your Beat. The company is all about making dance fun and inclusive, whether you’re doing a HIIT-inspired class or learning some music video choreography. And now they’ve launched #AtYourGaff – a catalogue of online classes to choose from, with private sessions, single credits and packages available to purchase, with each class you book available for 24 hours so you can fit them around your schedule.
You can’t join them for a Ride but you can still workout with 1Rebel at home thanks to Rebel TV. There are over 300 workouts from 50 trainers spanning bodyweight, strength, boxing and HIIT sessions, with classes updated weekly.
Barrecore is probably the premier barre studio in town, thanks to its signature method of interval training applied to each major muscle group. And now they’ve gone online with both on-demand classes (with a two-week free trial) so you can workout when it suits you, and live classes (with a first class free trial) so you can replicate that group workout sesh.
Hotpod Yoga normally holds classes in custom inflatable pods with the heat set at 37 degrees. You can’t get the pods at home but you can get the yoga, from full length flows to short drills to meditation, at home for £12 a month.