Best Home Workout: How to Get Fit at Home
The killer workouts you can try from the comfort of your living room. Here are our favourite home workouts!
Whether you're in the midst of a COVID lockdown or you'd just prefer to workout in the comfort of your own home, where you can control everything from the music to the company, we're big fans of at-home workouts.
Whether you're looking for a relaxing, rejuvenating yoga session or a fun upbeat dance fitness workout, we've got you covered. Luckily for us, in 2021 there are a tonne of fitness studios, personal trainers and gyms setting up virtual workout spaces so you can sweat it out in your living room.
We've done the leg work (it's a fitness pun!) and have scoured the interwebs and rounded up the best home workouts for you to try today! Or tomorrow...or whenever motivation strikes you!
Best At Home Workouts: Free Online Workouts
The gorgeous and generous Poppy Lynch of Chandra Yoga School is here to bring some much needed zen to our lives. The eastern suburbs based yoga school has moved classes online during lockdown with welcoming, accessible yoga classes hosted over Zoom. The classes are free pay-as-you-feel and they’re perfect for anyone who’s looking to stay active and keep calm while still being socially distanced. To find out more about Chandra Yoga, head here.
Free / pay-as-you-feel
Annie Belcher is another of our favourite Aussie yogis. With a focus on mindful and therapeutic yoga, Annie’s online audio yoga classes are always free an accessible to everyone. Release tension with classes that focus on relaxation and movement, with both short and long form classes this is the perfect way to relax and focus on mental health and wellness during lockdown.
Free audio classes
Obviously we’re 100% on board with anyone who offers not one, but two Mamma Mia themed workouts. Known for her themed upbeat dance-y HIIT workouts and her catchphrase ‘fake it till you make it, wrong and strong’, this is a genuinely fun accessible workout. With 80s themes, Eurovision themes, break-up anthem themed workouts, and even odes to 90s club hits, these workouts will leave you sweating and smiling and feeling like you’ve just had a sesh on the df rather than a slog at the gym.
Free on YouTube
Best Home Workouts: Platforms with Free Trials
28 by Sam Wood is a fitness app from one of the few and favourite Bachelor success stories. 28 is a flexible fitness program with 28-minute workout videos with 10-minute quick HIITs. All you’ll need is a phone and a tiny bit of time, this is a workout regime that fits around your life rather than the other way round. Their app also offers diverse workout style, recipes and other healthy lifestyle tips so it’s totally worth the investment but, during COVID, you can check out free live workouts on their social channels.
$49 per month for three months (with free live workouts on their social channels)
Ready to up your dance skills? Whether you’re looking to do a quick pilates session, contemporary dance on your coffee break or a spot of ballet before breakfast you can learn a myriad of styles with their pre-recorded dance library. Once you’ve got a subscription you can take as many classes as you want and you can even use your NSW Discover vouchers towards your subscription.
From $29.95 per month or $199 a year (with free classes on Facebook on the last Wednesday of every month)
A complete game-changer in the fitness and wellness space, the Move With Us app features killer workout programs tailored to your fitness level, customised meal guides including recipes and grocery lists, and functions to measure your daily sleep and water intake! Also complete with a daily accomplishment and gratitude journal, there’s no easier way to stay motivated and in control of your health, wellness and fitness journey.
Various prices (after a 7-day free trial)
There is a reason why Kayla Itsine's popular fitness app SWEAT is number 1. From killer workouts and world-class trainers, to nutrition advice and access to a supportive community of like-minded women, SWEAT is the all-in-one fitness app that will push you beyond your boundaries and help achieve your health and fitness goals.
$19.99 per month (after 7-day free trial)
Peaches Pilates have an online platform which features new workouts, recipes, ‘Pilates Zen’ and barre classes, as well as a new section for recommended products the girls give their stamp of approval to, ‘The Word of Peach’.
With a huge selection of videos across the platform the work outs cover everything from the classic Peaches Pilates to booty burners and ab workouts. Co-Owner Bec Chidiac has launched her signature boxing classes online, so even boxers can get their heavy-hitting sessions at home.
From $19,99 per month or $119.99 a year (after 7-day free trial)
The KIC girls Stephanie Smith and Laura Henshaw have launched a brand new app to keep you motivated and moving. With fitness, nutrition and wellness their core focuses, there are different types of classes for everyone including meditation, yoga, Pilates and HIIT. Better still, it's completely free!
From $19.50 per month, $49.50 for three-months or $115 per year (after 7-day free trial)
Chris Hemsworth's popular fitness app is giving back during this tough time by offering first-time users a free 7 day trial. With everything from strength and cardio, to wellness and nutrition, this app is your one-stop self-improvement shop.
From $10 per month (after the 7-day free trial)
Led by pilates guru Kirsten King, this boutique studio is known for its soul-warming and body pumping pilates classes. During lockdown, you can sign up to their Fluidform at Home program which includes an equipment pack with sliders, resistance bands and a pilates ball, access to their entire workout video library and monthly live chats with Kristen King herself.
$40 per month for three-months or $30 per month for twelve-months (3 months minimum)
Inspired by the classic piece of ballet equipment and combining moves and postures from ballet, yoga and Pilates, Barre Body and their fusion workout is heading online. Barre Body Online gives you unlimited access to hundreds of barre, Pilates, yoga and stretch workouts, along with personalised support from their online coaching team. Better still, you can try it out on their 14-day free trial before signing up.
From $30 per month (after 14-day free trial)
A hub for women aspiring to be fit, Lean Bean Fitness has a multi-offering of barre, boxing and HIIT classes that are designed for toning female bodies. Taking it online with classes to suit all fitness levels, Virtual Lean Bean gives you access to daily workout videos, and recipe tips an tricks to keep you fit and motivated.
From $49.50 per month (after 7-day free trial)
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