Restrictions are lifting (woohoo!) and gyms are opening back up, but just because you CAN hit the gym, you still may want to err on the side of caution. Totally acceptable. Here are 3 ways you can workout from home this June if you’re still cautious about hitting the gym and sweating it out next to strangers.
So many brands and fitness influencers embraced free workouts while we were in isolation to help combat boredom and keep our spirits high. Head to the IGTV’s of brands like P.E Nation and yoga instructors like Lola Berry for free workouts. Remember to hit save so you can build your own curated collection of workouts to refer to at any time!
I was recently given a trial to use the app Train with Tanya and man, if you want to sweat, you should give it a go. The app, made by Adidas trainer Tanya Poppett, gives you access to 2 unique programs, 100+ healthy recipes and 700+ unique exercises for less than $2.50 per week. Get a taste of the app on her Instagram if you want an intro to her workout style.
ClassPass is another great app if you want flexibility. I’ve worked with ClassPass for years – first on the client side when I had my own personal training business Fitness in the City, and now as a consumer. It’s a great app to sign up to if you don’t want to commit to just one gym or you travel frequently so need that flexibility just to do a drop in at a studio near you that day. COVID-19 saw so many gyms adapt to live or on-demand workouts when their studios closed, and they’re continuing to keep these offers going even as studio openings have come into swing. There’s hundreds of these streams on ClassPass so you can mix up your workouts – some of my favourite’s include Vive Active Double Bay and The Upbeat . You pay a monthly fee that suits your budget and in exchange get credits that you can use across different studios.
If you’re not quite ready to commit to a normal studio membership, ask if your studio or gym is offering special virtual memberships at this time and will pause your physical membership. For example, Melbourne based Performance Pilates and Yoga is offering an online membership from just $15/month. Yes, you read that right, PER MONTH not WEEK. It’s an affordable option if you want to ease back into hitting the studio. Get a taste of their classes in their Facebook group.
Let us know some of your fave online workout finds!