The gym is a tough schlep at the best of times, but right now, it’s pretty much off the table. And while there’s nothing wrong with pressing play on that fifth episode of Black Mirror while you socially distance, there’s also merit in a little movement to soothe your body and soul. Thankfully, a stack of fitness empires have stepped up to the table, offering at-home options (some for a discounted price) so you can still get your Pilates/yoga/HIIT fix from the confines of your lounge room. See our picks below.

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Fluid Form At Home

Boutique Sydney Pilates studio Fluid Form offers two locations across Sydney, but also an at-home program you can engage with any time, any place. Subscription comes with all the equipment (like sliders, bands and ball) so you can get a high caliber workout from the floor in your “remote office” (also known by most as the couch).

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In light of the current uncertainty surrounding the outbreak of COVI-19, we want to reassure our clients that we are taking all necessary steps to follow the World Health Organisation and local authorities’ guidelines. First and foremost our priority is our instructors and our clients. We have monthly Hospital Grade cleaning where our studios are checked for bacteria. Our Studios are also cleaned daily. We currently have further measures in place, including mandatory hand washing before and after class, hand santizier available throughout the studio and compulsory clean socks to every session. We also urge our Clients to be respectful to others within in our Community and stay home if you feel you have any signs of infection. We will continue to do our utmost to serve our clients with the highest standards as possible. We will continue to stay open until further guidelines are put in place. I encourage you to stay active, keep moving, keep believing, keep doing what you love and stay positive. Healthy Body and Healthy Mind is the only way forward during this time. Any questions, you know where to find me. Kee xoxo

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Keep It Cleaner

The Keep It Cleaner (KIC) app is founded by Australian influencers Stephanie Smith and Laura Henshaw. At only $20 a month, it’s an affordable way to workout at home already, but the two have kindly started hosting free sessions on Wednesday and Friday mornings for anyone who might find themselves out of a normal fitness routine. The app itself is a mix of yoga, HIIT, strength and mindfulness (as well as easy, feel-good recipes), so perfect for anyone who wants to engage it a range of movement without leaving the house (or breaking the bank).

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At KIC our mission has always been to provide easily accessible ways for our community to lead an active lifestyle. With recent events taking place around the world at the moment, we understand getting to the gym can be more difficult than usual. We want to ensure we are offering ways in which we can continue to stay connected, but also encourage overall wellbeing during this challenging time. We will be offering free live online workouts hosted by Steph Claire Smith & Laura Henshaw to help you remain calm and active with an inspiring community. With no equipment required, these sweat sessions will promise to get your heart racing, all from the comfort of your own living room. In these unique times, let's come together and be there for one another. WHEN: Wednesday & Friday mornings 7am ADST WHERE: Keep it Cleaner Public Facebook Page OR Instagram live via @keepitcleaner Tell your friends, register your interest through the link in our bio and be sure to join us each Wednesday and Friday for your new free weekly session!

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P.VOLVE

US-based fitness company P.volve is a gentle, functional, effective take on exercise that works on hard to target muscle groups rather than gruelling reps and sweaty finishers. It’s closest comparison would be barre or Pilates – think long, lean, strong muscles. They offer streamable workouts, and for all new members right now, you can get your first 30 days for free. Sliders, bands and weights are used in some videos, but you can opt out of equipment altogether if you’ve got nothing at home.

Nike Master Trainer Kirsty Godso

Hype girl and energy dealer Kirsty Godso is an oracle when it comes to all things health and fitness. The trainer is also here for the people, sharing a quick, easy at-home workout for followers using literally nothing except for a pair of socks. Looks simple, but anyone who’s trained with Godso knows that simply isn’t true. This one hurts (in the best possible, isolated way).

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SOCK IT TO ME ✔️✔️✔️ Quick glutes, legs and abs sizzler you can cook up in the kitchen and all you need is some socks 🙏🏼🔥 1. Reverse Sock Lunge x 10 + Skater Lunge x 10. Stack Right knee over Right ankle, push weight down through your front foot, especially the heel. Left leg extends straight back, hinge torso forward. You’re working the standing side (Right in video), so control the move through your right foot! 2. Lateral Sock Lunge x 10 + Lateral Skater x 10. Sit hips back as you extend your left leg out straight to the side. Push through your Right foot to starting position. Stay low in the skaters like you’re holding an isometric squat. 3. Wide Sock Sweep x 10. Anchor weight down through Right foot as you sweep your left leg in a wide arc crossing all the way out to the right. Left leg stays straight. * Repeat 1-3 on other side* 4. Sock Pikes. Tuck chin as you pike your hips up. Try and be light through your feet. 5. Modified 90 degree Abs! Right foot stays on the floor as right knee drives in to right elbow, slides under body and out to the left. Alternate sides. 10 reps each leg. Maintain a strong plank the whole time! 6. Single Leg Bear Skate 🔥 Hover in Bear position: knees under hips, hands under shoulders, knees just off the floor. Pick Left foot up and skate back with right leg. 10 reps then switch. STAY HEALTHY. STAY MOVING🙏🏼❤️ @niketraining @pyrogirls #playinside

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Yoga With Adriene

If the current social climate has your anxiety levels high, a little yoga and breath work might be just the thing to help you look after your mental health. Yoga With Adriene is a YouTube channel by Adriene Mishler and it features quite literally a flow for everything (back pain, stress, jet lag, insomnia…). Find one that suits and take 30 minutes to just breathe.

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Today! Rainbow Yoga For All Ages! This is the practice of the day, featured on this month’s Yoga With Adriene calendar. It’s free and has always been free and will remain free so come, play and be free with us today! This is the perfect 17-minute practice to brighten your day, to help turn darkness into light. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Breathe deep, create a healthy flow of energy in the spine, and let go of any stress or tension that might be stored in the body. Release negativity, move stagnant energy and let go of what is no longer serving you. Use the tools of yoga to increase flexibility, focus the mind & create a happy energetic state. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ INVITE THREE FRIENDS OR LOVED ONES to join in with some Rainbow Yoga today. 🌈 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This free practice is on the Yoga with Adriene YouTube channel. You can find the full monthly yoga calendar and playlist via link in bio! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ywaCREATE #yogawithadriene #findwhatfeelsgood #yoga #love #yogaforall #lovewins #stpatricksday

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