Working from home, or self-isolating? These workouts – which include yoga and Pilates, cardio and strength training – can be done at home too. And many of them are free to access.
We’re updating this list as new classes become available, so check back regularly. Get in touch via email if you are running classes online.
Many Australians have already begun social distancing, self-isolating or working from home as result of the coronavirus outbreak. Some gyms and fitness studios have adapted by running smaller classes or banning props, while others have pivoted online to offer instruction with zero in-person contact.
At-home exercise has evolved since Jane Fonda’s workouts took the world by storm (frankly, they still stand up) and nowadays there are yoga and Pilates classes, living-room-friendly workouts, and free apps to lead you round the park. Here’s a running list of what we’ve found.
• Universal Practice at Home is an online platform that gives unlimited access to more than 70 classes by the Melbourne-based pilates and physiotherapy studio – including Pilates, strength training, yoga and meditation – for $49 per month.
• Keep It Cleaner has launched a virtual gym. It’s free and there are classes on Wednesdays and Fridays at 7am. No equipment needed.
• Melbourne-based Sue Everett offers one-on-one yoga sessions via Skype for $30 per 15 minutes. Book online.
• Online yoga platform Will takes a modern approach to this ancient practice with easy-to-follow, downloadable classes. It’s $197 for lifetime access to its online library.
• Ex-Bachelor star and personal trainer Sam Wood’s 28 app has wellbeing and fitness tips, workouts, nutrition, recipes and more. Monthly membership is $58.99.
• Australian fitness instructor Damon Bell is now based in New York, but you can access his minimal-equipment workout videos for free on Instagram.
• Fluidform Pilates has an at-home program with targeted pre-recorded workouts for all levels of fitness. It’s $49 per month and the first monthly payment includes a free equipment pack.
• Couch to 5K isn’t strictly for indoors, but the nine-week, app-led running program can definitely be done solo.
• A Melbourne couple created the Callie fitness kit ($75), which is designed to help you replicate a gym workout at home. There’s also a guided online workout you can do called Quarantine With Callie.
• Sydney Yoga Collective is live-streaming its 32 yoga classes. It’s $10 for unlimited access and there’ll be five free classes available weekly, too.
• I Am That is a newly launched virtual yoga studio offering a variety of live and pre-recorded yoga and meditation classes online. It’s $9 a week to take part, or free for those who can’t afford it due to the current crisis – just email for a discount count.
• Power Living has an online platform, Yogaholics, offering 24-hour access to yoga and meditation classes, ranging from five to 90 minutes in length, for $12 a month.
• Retrosweat is live-streaming ’80s-style aerobics on its Instagram account
• St Kilda’s Ihana Yoga has launched a virtual studio streaming up to five classes live per day. It’s $1 for a two-week trial.
• Access unlimited livestream and recorded classes by Jessica Dewar Yoga from $14.95 a week.
• Kyneton’s Pilates by Bec is offering online eight-person personal training sessions, and Pilates classes for free until April 6. After that, it’s $5 per class, or a weekly pass it $15.
• Nike has a range of free workouts, training programs, fitness tips and nutrional guidance available online. Its free apps include the Nike Running Club, Nike Training Club, and there’s a podcast, Trained, featuring conversations with trainers and athletes.