Barry’s classes are legendary – usually they’re a 60 minute split of treadmill work and floor work (involving weights). Given that all the studios in the UK are now temporarily closed to adhere with the strict government rules, Barry’s has taken the ethos of its workouts and distilled it into free 30 minute, online Instagram Live classes. The schedule is regularly posted on the Barry’s UK IG account.
The luxury fitness studio has rolled out six types of digital classes, ranging from Strength to Sweat to Pilates, lasting from 5 to 45 minutes. Lead by its regular well-known and loved instructors, they’re available on-demand and vary in intensity too (meaning even if you’re a beginner, you’ll find one on your level). Currently, the free trial for the streaming service lasts for 7 days (after which prices begin at £9.99 per month).
This intense circuits-based workout claims to typically burn up to 1000 calories per class, so definitely isn’t one for the faint-hearted. While they’ve only just started rolling out across the UK, now that we’re all spending a whole lot more time at home, it could be the perfect opportunity to sample what the fitness franchise is all about. Orangetheory is posting the at-home workout Instagram Live schedule regularly on the @OrangeTheoryLondon account.
If boxing is usually your bag, it’s time to follow the specialists, KOBOX, on Instagram. Keep your eyes peeled for their live classes (usually streamed at 10am), in which the fabulous trainers will keep you sweating and in top shape. KOBOX is all about the community aspect of fitness too, so expect plenty of feel good words of encouragement along the way.
The fun, high-energy classes that usually happen within a FRAME studio are now available on their new online platform (which is free to members and frontline workers, or £10.99 a month for newcomers). They’ve also shared free mini workouts on their IGTV, including an 80s-themed aerobic session and 5 quick barre moves to master.
The ballet-inspired workout is great for toning while being low impact. Barrecore runs some of the best studios in the country for it, so make the most of quarantining by tuning in to one of their Instagram Lives and trying it for yourself – they’re running daily classes, lasting a super efficient 30 minutes.
This studio usually takes Pilates back to basics, by using traditional methods and equipment throughout the class – virtually, they’re keeping their core values (minus the machinery). Offering free mobility classes via Instagram Live (focussing on breathing, stretching and loosening any at-home desk-related stiffness) and other more in-depth classes at a cost of £15, this is an ideal low impact workout that’s easy on the joints (but still challenging).
No equipment? No problem. Sweat IT’s workout-from-home approach is all about getting a sweat on with minimum access to kit. Combining the likes of jump squats, mountain climbers, press ups and V-sits, their Instagram Live workouts (streamed from their trainers’ accounts) follow the gyms’ vibe to a T: stripped back, functional & raw. Don’t forget your sweat towel.
If, like the rest of the world, you’re also obsessed with the Pussycat Doll’s new video for React, featuring a rather steamy dance routine, now’s the time to learn it yourself. Empowering dance studio, School of SOS, teaches slick choreography to the latest bops – meaning that once quarantine is over and you’re back on the dancefloor, you’ll be fiercer than ever.