The Best Online Workouts To Keep Fit At Home
Staying active is essential for your body, mind and soul, but with gyms and fitness studios now closed for the foreseeable future, we have to take matters into our own hands. While we're stuck inside, technology has become more of a lifeline than ever and is delivering workouts fresh to our lounge rooms.
Here are our picks of the best ways to stay fit while you're in lockdown:
Thor, the Aussie actor and all-round good-guy otherwise know as Chris Hemsworth, has a cool fitness app called Centr, that boasts everything you need for total wellbeing all in one spot. With a range of online workouts for all levels, recipe plans and mindfulness practices you can cover all your bases from the easy-to-use app.
Until the end of the month, all newbies can access a free six-week trial. After that, the subscription starts from $120 per year.
28 By Sam Wood
Former-Bachelor turned gushing family man, personal trainer Sam Wood’s wellbeing program is touted as the #1 At Home Fitness Program in the country! 28 By Sam Wood is a holistic training and nutrition program designed for anybody, anywhere, and includes daily 28-minute workouts, fitness tips, healthy recipes and endless motivation from the man himself.
Right now he is doing free family-friendly online workouts from home starting every morning at 9am AEDT streamed LIVE on the 28 by Sam Wood Facebook page.
28 has an easy-to-follow structure with five different levels plus a new pregnancy/ postnatal option. Monthly membership is $59.
Kayla Itsines is the poster girl for online workouts and has had ridiculous success with her Bikini Body Guides (BBG) and SWEAT app. But don’t freak out! The new mum helps millions of ordinary women improve their health and fitness, and boasts the largest female community in the world. There are a range of at-home strength training programs on the app, from the original BBG workout plans to the new Post-Pregnancy program, plus meal guides and shopping lists.
Membership is $19.99 on a monthly plan.
Yogaholics is an online platform powered by Power Living Yoga, created to inspire yoga as a positive daily ritual, with modern and transformational yoga classes from Vinyasa to Yin, facilitated by expert teachers. Classes range from five to 90 minutes and include step-by-step posture and sequence tutorials, guided meditations, inspirations and motivations.
There is a free 10-day trial then subscription membership is $12 a month.
Fluidform at Home
The new Fluidform at Home series developed by Pilates guru Kirsten King includes her unique pilates programs straight from the studio. Her holistic, specialised training has been used to create a series of targeted pre-recorded workouts for all levels of fitness that you can practice at home anytime. The program aims to achieve long, lean muscles and a strong core.
The Fluidform Pilates at-home program is $49 per month and includes a free equipment pack with the first payment.
Body Coach TV
British Celebrity PT and cookbook author, The Body Coach, Joe Wicks, has been creating accessible, online workouts for years, in a bid to get more people moving at home. He posts free weekly HIIT workouts for all fitness levels on his Body Coach TV YouTube channel, that can be done anywhere with no equipment. There is a back catalogue of over 250 free workouts.
He has also launched 30-minute 'PE lessons for kids' which have attracted millions of viewers around the world, tuning in to keep their families active while in lockdown!
The Fitness Marshall
This is the most fun you will have working out! With over 2 million followers, including a huge Australian contingent, The Fitness Marshall does the absolute best cardio dance workouts, to all the latest songs, promoting his body confidence message. From Justin Bieber to Lizzo, Caleb Marshall brings big personality and bold moves to loads of free videos on his YouTube channel, including a Kid-Friendly playlist (that means no adult language or moves in the videos).
You can also join the Booty Army for exclusive weekly 60 min Sweat Sessions for $19.99 per month.
Dust off your leg-warmers and your metallic lycra unitard. Put up your high ponytail and get ready to grapevine! Retrosweat does high-energy '80s aerobic dance routines and they're going all futuristic with a new online VHS Workout Club. These live-streamed classes are open to anyone who wants to have fun and burn calories to classic tunes from The Pointer Sisters, Prince or The Police.
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