Sick of walking around the same streets in your neighbourhood to get your exercise in?
Why not try a pilates workout at home? Or even cultivate a morning yoga routine? Here are our picks of some of the best ways to get a fantastic workout without leaving the house.
Sala studio in Ponsonby has one of the best online offerings around. Depending on how you’re feeling, you can pick from super sweaty HIIT and equipment-free strength classes to soothing yin yoga and meditation sessions. It’s also very affordable at $25 per month. Plus, Sala also has a range of free workout videos on YouTube you can check out.
2. She Moves
Effervescent personal trainers Ren and Jen, along with their team of experts offer 11 live workouts every week on their website She Moves. The classes include everything from barre style, power yoga, low impact, weighted workouts and mobility.
Both mums of young children themselves, (Jen actually has a three-week old baby at the moment!) the pair have a special focus on pre- and postnatal mums and their classes include pregnancy-safe options, and a safe way to return to exercise with pelvic floor and core restore. You can become a She Moves member for just $10 per month.
3. OnForm Pilates
OnForm is a great option if you’ve never set foot in a pilates studio before. They’re currently offering live foundation classes, which founder Rebecca Noton says are suitable for absolute beginners. OnForm offers three live classes a day, which you can book through the MindBody app, or there is an ondemand pilates video library on their website. You can access this for $34.44 per month with a free trial for seven days.
4. Les Mills On Demand
Yes, you can still do your favourite Les Mills classes – all from the comfort of your lounge. The choice is mindboggling – there’s more than 1000 different workouts, and 13 different Les Mills programs such as strength, core, HIIT, cardio, dance and yoga. A subscription also includes 12-week workout plans to help your achieve your fitness dream.
If you’re not a member, you can get in on the action for $29.99 per month after a 14-day free trial. You can also try some of the classes online at TVNZ OnDemand.
5. Wild Pilates
Laura Mohi’s online pilates studio has over 200 living-room friendly, equipment-free workouts classes on offer, with a new session added every week. There’s something for every level so why not give it a whirl? You can try mat, HIIT, targeted and beginner Pilates workouts. It’s a bargain at $19.99 per month after a free 7-day trial.
6. Move It Mama
Move It Mama is a 5,000 member strong online fitness community connected through exercise. For just $10 per month, you can enjoy your daily dose of exercise anytime, anywhere – no equipment needed! The workouts are delivered through a private Facebook group called #spreadthesparkle, with ten live workouts per week via Facebook Live – and best of all, there are now over a thousand previously recorded workouts available in the group, so you to do a class you want to do at whatever time suits you.
TAKING CARE OF YOUR MIND AND BODY
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