Some of the best virtual fitness classes for working up a sweat at home

Some of the best virtual fitness classes for working up a sweat at home

These classes will get you moving in lockdown.

Whether you’re keen to keep your fitness up or you just want something to help you out of this lockdown slump, online fitness classes could be just what you need to see you through!

Thankfully, there are now countless apps and virtual classes (some local too) showing us how easy it is to work out when we want, how we want and where we want.

Here are a couple of our favourites to try while cooped up at home.

Upstate Studios

With two central Geelong studios, a coastal Torquay location, a studio in Newtown specifically for reformer Pilates and a location in Balaclava, Upstate Studios is taking the yoga world by storm.

Guided by their mission of keeping our minds and bodies in a healthy condition, the legends at Upstate Studios arrived last year with their online classes to help us get sweaty and strong from our homes – and it has been thriving ever since.

Whether it’s power flow, Box HIIT, power Pilates or a sound bath meditation and yin sessions, Upstate offers more than 100 live streaming services a week and 120 on-demand workouts. There’s even a bunch of themed classes and meditation for those that truly want to get the best out of their memberships and home workouts.

Better still, it’s only $14 a week – with unlimited access to classes.

Head to the website here to book your class at Upstate Studios Live.


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The Training Room Geelong

The Training Room Geelong is a gym located in North Geelong specialising in Strength & Conditioning, Functional Fitness, Boxing (lead proudly by two-time world champion Steve Moxon), Muay Thai Kickboxing and Personal Training. Well known as being a gym for the people that hate gyms, these locals are committed to using movement to generate energy and supporting our physical and mental well being, and have upped the ante with their home workout hub. with hundreds of workouts to play on-demand, while the trainers will go online every single day at 9:30am or 5:30pm with live fitness classes.

You just need to contact the team for a link if you’re a member, and if you’re not, you can join in on the fun with a free seven-day pass.

With the energy the team are putting out, you’ll be absolutely thriving once lockdown ends.

Find out more here.

BodyMindLife Online

BodyMindLife Online is a new Aussie-based online platform for Yoga, Pilates, and Mindfulness.

With swanky physical studios in Sydney and Byron Bay, they now have the answer to yoga, Pilates, meditation, and mindfulness classes at home. Their online memberships include a magnificent library of workshops catering to people of all levels, with both live-streamed and on-demand classes including yoga, Pilates, barre fusion, core focus and HIIT.

New content is uploaded weekly and all sessions led by their world-class trainers, so you know you’ll be getting access to the VERY best in fitness.

With classes ranging from beginner to advanced, you can explore the classes based on the class length, from 20 minutes all the way to 60 minutes.

It costs just $13.60 a week or sign up for a free seven day trial to unlimited online yoga, pilates, fitness and meditation classes.

Check it out here.

Zero Point Yoga

Zero Point Yoga is located in the stunning Ocean Grove and promises a wonderful selection of yoga, Pilates, callanetics, barre and sound baths, drawing wisdom from Tantra, Anusara, Vinyasa, and other Hatha styles.

For the return of lockdown, the team are offering FREE virtual classes to absolutely anyone. It’s their way of giving back to the community that they love so much!

With flowm yin, pilates and meditation, you’ll find their friendly faces behind the screen. You can keep up to date with the schedule online, but bookings aren’t necessary. Simply use the zoom details (via this post) and you’ll be good to go!

Head to the website here to see the full class listings.


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Sydney Dance Company Classes on Demand

Like to have a boogie as a way of keeping fit?

Move the couch out of the wat and get moving with at-home dance class run by The Sydney Dance Company.

Choose from a range of dance styles, including contemporary, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, tap and Latin funk. Plus, there are Pilates, yoga, stretch and body-conditioning classes, too. Membership costs $29.95 per month and provides unlimited access to on-demand classes.

Check it out here.


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Good Folk Yoga

With a down-to-earth studio in the heart of Geelong, Good Folk Yoga promises classes for good folk, by good folk.

Thankfully, this little gem also has an online studio with over 200 pre-recorded classes you can access from the comfort of your very own home. All of the fan favourite classes are offered online with flow, mellow, strong flow, yin and meditation all up available to book from your home setup.

Live access is free for members and they’re currently running a $10 online lockdown pass available to non-members, which expires on July 28, hopefully coinciding with the end of lockdown.

Book your classes and suss the website here.


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Sweat by Kayla Itsines

This one’s been around for a while but it’s a goodie. Courtesy of Adelaide-born trainer turned world’s biggest fitness influencer Kayla Itsines, the Sweat app is where users can access workouts from her Bikini Body Guide (BBG) fitness program with in-app guidance from expert trainers.

It’s super accessible and Itsines’s 28-minute workouts require minimal equipment and are designed to be done at home.

However, this is not for the light-hearted with a bunch of burpees, push ups and bench jumps.

We like the sound of the BBG Beginner though, an eight-week low-intensity program that prepares users for the higher intensity BBG, BBG Stronger and BBG Zero Equipment programs.

Pay $19.99 per month or $119.94 for an annual subscription. Check it out here.


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Life Hub

Aussie gym collective Life Hub are being absolute legends and are running recurring free online workouts on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, as well as sharing home workouts on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays via their Instagram feed.

Some of them don’t even require equipment or just utilise things you’d have around the house, like a chair. They’re available on the Life Hub Instagram page and are fine for people of all fitness levels.

If you feel like getting involved in a community type challenge, they’re also running a 10K-A-Day lockdown pledge, encouraging people from all over to get in 10,000 steps and share your achievements via Instagram. It’s all good vibes here.

You can check it out here.


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This one’s a winner. Created by Byron Bay’s literal superhero Chris Hemsworth, this app includes access to HIIT, boxing, yoga, strength training, Pilates, and MMA programs as well as a meal plan that is dietician-approved and auto-generates shopping lists. Talk about the whole package.

Better still, it’s available to all new users totally free for a seven-day trial period. After your trial ends, you can get a one-year subscription for $10 per month.

Sign. Us. Up. Check it out here.