Home Workouts: Best Apps, Instagram Accounts, and Free Classes to Stay Fit While WFH | London Evening Standard


The virtual fitness scene has continued to thrive since the announcement of the first nationwide lockdown in March, and with providers constantly diversifying their home offerings by adding new features and workouts, it has been possible to maintain a semblance of routine. varied fitness. the comfort of your living room.

The start of a new year is a time when many typically set new fitness goals for themselves, but right now the important thing is that exercise can help support your mental health, improve your mood, and promote a healthy lifestyle. better sleep – anything we could do with it now.

Anxiety levels may well be high, but a workout, even a very smooth flow, will take your mind off your feet and it’s a great use of all the extra time we have.

Here are our top picks for getting a sweat on from home.



Peloton offers a 60-day free trial of its app for the New Year


In addition to its live, on-demand spin classes available to bike owners, Peloton also offers strength training, cardio, yoga, and floor barre classes through the app, most of which do not require any equipment. .

The company is extending its free trial of the app to 60 days for the new year.

Price: 60-day free trial, then £ 12.99 / month.



Fiit offers yoga, barre, HIIT and strength classes on the app


Missing your favorite gym instructors in London? Fiit is where you’ll find a number of familiar faces – including Adrienne Herbert, Laura Hoggins, and Cat Meffan – teaching strength training, HIIT, yoga, and most recently chakra balancing classes. There are 25 and 40 minute sessions of pre-recorded and live classes during which you can participate in the leaderboards.

Price: 14-day free trial, then from £ 10 / month.

Rebel TV

(1 rebel)

Boutique London fitness studio 1Rebel has launched Rebel TV, an online platform that gives loyal gym followers access to HIIT and strength training. You can now experience a 1Rebel Ride from home if you sign up to buy a Technogym bike which costs from £ 59 / month (for 36 months), plus £ 39 / month for a 1Rebel subscription.

Price: Free trial of the app for five days, then £ 15.99 / month or £ 29.99 for 3 months.


Freeletics offers a number of free full-body workouts and targeted muscle-specific exercise demonstrations, such as bike crunches and burpees.

Upgrade to a personal training plan and you will also get personalized AI training plans to meet your individual needs, like weight loss or fitness, as well as coaching and nutrition plans on the state. of spirit.

Price: from £ 2.11 per week for training and £ 3.18 per week for training and nutrition (under a six-month subscription)

Pilates PT

After temporarily closing its two London studios, Pilates PT now offers the PT method online with 45-60 minute classes through its app, sessions include Dynamic Mat Pilates, pre and post-natal classes.

Hello yoga

(HelloYoga offers one-on-one private yoga classes in the comfort of your living room)

HelloYoga connects you with instructors based around the world, who offer virtual one-on-one live yoga sessions. 25-minute and 55-minute yin, vinyasa, ashtanga, freeform (personalized for you) and hatha classes are available on the app.

Price: from £ 39 for two courses in one month with a subscription.


(Chris Hemsworth founded the fitness app Centr / Greg Funnell)

Centr is actor Chris Hemsworth’s fitness app that features workouts from his own PT Luke Zocchi, as well as his wife Elsa Pataky’s own yoga instructor, Tahl Rinksy.

20- and 40-minute sessions of HIIT, Pilates, boxing, yoga, and strength training are available on the app, along with daily meal plans and guided meditations.

Price: 7-day free trial, starting at £ 7.83 per month (for 12 months).

GS method


Georgie Spurling’s GS Method is low impact and high combustion


If you’re looking for something a little different, Georgie Spurling teaches the GS Method through her website, a technique that involves using small, controlled movements to contract muscles for a longer period of time, in order to build strength quickly.

It’s low impact and non-aggressive, but you’re guaranteed to feel the burn.


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