Gyms are so 2019. Whilst some of us were desperate for gyms to reopen, the rest of us are quite happy to never step foot inside one again, and as much fun as it is spending most days horizontal, exercise is a great way to both keep fit and keep our brain stimulated. Working out has the ability to help you de-stress and put your mind at ease – which is much needed during the current climate!
There are a plethora of online workouts available at the moment, from HIIT to Yoga and everything in between. We have done the hard work trialling them all, now all you need to do is choose your favourite, don your workout gear, pump up the volume and kick yourself into action! Our favourites are shortlisted below.
Dancing with Ryan Heffington
Edgy dance choreographer Ryan Heffington is live-streaming SweatFest dance workouts for all abilities to join in. Shake it all out in your living room, dancing along to house grooves.
Check out his IGTV for some of his past workouts- Instagram @ryan.heffington
An online streaming platform consisting of over 200 videos depending on your workout focus. Low-impact body sculpting and muscle building workouts using moves from Pilates and Yoga. The burn is real but the results are amazing! Find out more.
Missing your weekly spin classes? Invest in a Peloton exercise bike for your room and you can use it to remotely connect to a spin class. Morning spin just got a whole lot easier! Start spinning.
An online studio with three options – cardio, strength and rebalance. From high intensity and resistance to mobility, breath-work, and yoga it’s just like being in a real-life studio. Join FIIT.
The celebrity favourite. Barre uses Pilates and Ballet moves to sculpt your arms, abs and legs. These workouts really do help to change your body shape. More info.
The well-known Barry’s Bootcamp is offering heaps of FREE Instagram live workouts. All you need is your own bodyweight but be warned these bootcamps are full to the brim with burpees, planks and squats!
The Spin and Barre studio is offering daily Instagram live workouts – from fast-paced Yoga to Sweat and Sculpt, enjoy the workouts at your own time on their IGTV channel.
The Marylebone-based personal training gym has gone virtual. Each class is designed to challenge your body and take you to your limit. AMP TV is a portal for members to access workouts such as HIIT and bodyweight classes. Join AMP.
Founded by Chris Hemsworth, Centr has everything from HIIT and Boxing to Yoga and Martial Arts – you set the intensity. Find out more.
More FREE Instagram Live’s coming in from Workshop Gymnasium. Yoga, Pilates, Stretching fill the week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Boxing gym Kobox is offering live-streamed sessions and IGTV workouts to follow in your own time. They put your body to the test and are just as good as the studio classes – trust us!
80s aerobics is so in vogue right now! Cardio dance workouts that are both fun and sweaty. All available for free on their IGTV channel.
Responsible for many of our favourite celebrities toned body’s, Tracy Anderson now offers online workouts spanning from dance cardio to Pilates based classes. Join Tracy Anderson.
Online yoga classes for all levels, whether your beginner or advanced these workouts are great for your body and mind. Try Yoga today.
Ella’s Wheelchair Workouts
Ella, a wheelchair user herself, was disappointed at the lack of workouts for those with impairments at the start of lockdown so created her own YouTube channel workouts. She provides upper body workouts as well as programmes for strength, cardio, and resistance band training. Ella’s Wheelchair Workouts.
We are also hosting semi-regular HIIT workouts on the urbanest Instagram page – look out for the dates on your building’s Facebook group. If you are a qualified Instructor and would like to host a Live session, please get in touch.
Also, if you’d like to review any of the above workouts, we’d love to hear from you! Reviews are great to share your experiences with other urbanest residents & will be posted on our social channels.