With lockdown back for now, the UK’s gyms are having to temporarily shut their doors once more. Couple that with the fact that our step counters unlikely to routinely hit 10k a day as we adhere to the 'one walk' rule, and we’re all going to have to be a little more creative about our workouts for the next few weeks.
Fortunately, on a mission of keeping us all moving from the comfort and safety of our own homes, many of the UK’s leading boutique studios, most sought after trainers and an increasing number of innovative apps are offering at-home workouts, streamed live either via Instagram or On Demand platforms. So, who to get moving with this time round? Here's a few picks.
Digme At Home
Digme’s At Home
service offers both live and on demand classes covering cycle, HIIT, strength, run, yoga, breathwork. New since the last lockdown is that you can now hire Digme spin bikes for £79 per month, meaning you can actually take part in cycle sessions at home, as well as hooking your bike up to your Digme profile so you can track your stats just as you would in class.
Cost: £29.99 or keep it casual with pay as you go classes for £6 per class
Between IG lives and their Red Room At Home service, Barry’s
totally nailed lockdown 1.0, so we’re confident they’ll be doing the same this November. They’ll even be doing Hell Week At Home – where you take on the challenge of seven classes in seven days – starting on 30th
Cost: £12 per class.
KXU On Demand
Chelsea’s favourite studio are bringing you the KXU experience – extraordinarily fluffy towels aside – from the comfort of your own home with their On Demand service
, which sees new classes added weekly, including HIIT, Yoga, PBB (Paola’s Body Barre), Conditioning and more.
Cost: Starting from £5 per class
A home and outdoor audio fitness app, Auro backs itself as being an audio personal trainer in your pocket. It has over 600 classes across 11 different categories, including pilates, running, strength, rowing and yoga.
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Unless you've been living under a rock during 2020 - which to be fair we wouldn't blame you for - you won't have missed the explosion in popularity of this fitness app, which brings you at home cardio, strength, stretch and breathwork classes from the likes of Adrienne Herbert, Gus Vaz Tostes and Cat Meffan. Allowing you to choose the length of your class and tailor it to the equipment you have at home, we think it's one of the most user-centric apps out there.
Cost: 14 day free trial, from £10 after that
Fit Doc Folu
An actual doctor, as well as being a fitness instructor, Folu regularly posts lounge-friendly workouts covering everything from warm ups to advanced abs. A great resource for when you feel like moving but don't know quite what
do to, her Instagram
page will make you save every other post to come back to later.
Tally Rye’s Train Happy Tuesdays
Fancy a boogie? At 6.15pm every Tuesday, Tally will be hosting a 30-minute dance party
workout via her Instagram. The queen of the Intuitive Exercise movement, which focuses on ensuring workouts come from a place of self-love and fitness is practiced on your own terms, you can guarantee that this will be all about making yourself feel great by having fun. There will be low impact and higher impact options to cater for all levels
Alice Liveing's 28 Day Challenge
Starting on 5th
November, Alice will be launching a 28-day challenge
, with a 30-40 minutes class taking place over on her Instagram at 7am every day. Ideally you’ll have a pair of dumbbells to hand, although adaptations will be available if not.