From a sweaty cardio session to a gentle recovery stretch, here are the best free online fitness classes you can take from your living room!
Whether you’re trying to further your fitness progress or simply looking for a new habit, it’s time to get moving. Apart from endorphin production (the chemical that makes you happier), regular moderate-intensity exercise is also known for giving us an immunity boost. Guaranteed to be just as intense as your regular studio workouts, we’ve rounded up some free (and living room-friendly) online fitness classes you can take from the comfort of your own home.
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Cardio & Strength
As one of the leading fitness studios in Hong Kong, Pure Fitness is here to offer a variety of online classes on Facebook and Instagram (head to the IGTV section) to make sure you don’t lose your momentum. From Dance Fitness with Otto to HIIT with Ross, rest assured there’s something for everyone. If you’re an active Cardholder, don’t miss PureCast – a selection of live-streamed Pure Yoga and Pure Fitness classes available via Zoom. Head here for the daily class schedule.
With new live stream workouts daily on its IGTV, Barry’s at-home live exercises are perfect for those who are not afraid to push their limits. If you’re up for a challenge (and feel like splurging a little), Barry’s also offers paid online classes that target specific muscle groups here. Even though the famous Barry’s workout is known for its intensity (rumour has it you can burn up to 1,000 calories per session), the workout sessions are fun and engaging – they’re often over before you even know it.
If following fitness videos isn’t your thing and you prefer more flexibility in your workouts, Hybrid MMA & Fitness is here to offer some daily exercise routines and fitness tips on Facebook. With a short demonstration video, you’ll just have to watch the video once and repeat the movements at your own pace. Since you’ll be in total control of the workout, you can feel free to mix it up, grab a glass of water or take a quick break whenever you want to.
Looking for a workout that’ll leave you with the good kind of muscle pain the next morning? From body endurance to agility training, Orangetheory Fitness is here to offer a variety of free 50-minute workout classes on its website so you can workout wherever you are! With a variety of classes to choose from, the last thing you’ll have to worry about is finding the workout you want.
Orangetheory Fitness, www.orangetheoryfitness.com
Yoga & Pilates
We all know that health and wellness goes beyond our physical wellbeing, and CorePower Yoga is here to help you achieve your physical, mental and spiritual goals. With body-weight exercises and yoga meditation, you’ll find a diverse range of CorePower Yoga’s workouts on the Youtube channel. If you’re looking to access more than 250 online courses from the studio, check out their paid membership program here (limited-time free trial offers may be available). Set your reminder now and get streching!
CorePower Yoga, www.corepoweryoga.com
From a 5-minute mindfulness stretch to your hour-long pilates session, Glo is perfect for Hong Kongers who are trying to fit fitness into their busy schedules. Apart from single lessons, you’ll also find expert-led fitness courses to guide you through a handstand or basic breath-work. Although there are over 4,000 classes to choose from, don’t worry about suffering from the Netflix syndrome (aka constantly scrolling and never selecting), as the website will generate personalised recommendations based on your fitness level and preferences. Sign up for a free trial now!
Pop Up Yoga Concepts
Searching for some beginner-friendly yoga classes? Located in Belgium, Pop Up Yoga Concepts has a range of free yoga classes on Facebook and Instagram. While the classes are free-of-charge, the studio also accepts donations. So, if you’d like to support small business in Europe during this virus outbreak, check out their Facebook event page for donation details.
Pop Up Yoga Concepts, www.popupyogaconcepts.be
Time to show off those cute Align High-Rise leggings because our beloved sports leisure community is here with some free online fitnesses classes. For those looking for a morning stretch, check out the 20-minute morning yoga class to wake up and power through the morning; if you’re just starting your yoga journey, try out this 25-minute yoga class for beginners. Time to whip out those yoga blocks and get ready for that downward facing dog.
Based in New York, Y7 Studio is here to guide you through a modern yoga workout through Instagram. With a mission to make yoga accessible and inclusive for all, almost all of the workouts are suitable for yoga learners of all levels. If you’re looking for more classes from the studio, check out the online program and sign up for a 7-day free trial here.
Y7 Studio, www.y7-studio.com
Join the Alo community and sign up for some fun (and seriously aesthetic) online fitness classes. Classes are sorted by time, style and skill level, making it perfect for those who know exactly what kind of training they’re looking for. From sculpting your body or improving your flexibility, you’ll witness your body and mind transform as you continue to do those bicycle crunches and chaturangas with Alo’s instructors. Start your 14-day free trial here!
Nike Training Club
Trying to build a personalised fitness program (and some muscles)? From 28-day workout plans to a quick 15-minute stretch, NTC offers programs perfect for everyone from fitness veterans to workout newbies. This app is also perfect for those who are interested in learning proper recovery techniques and nutritional knowledge. So if you’re also looking to improve your nutritional wellbeing while maintaining a healthy exercise habit, check out NTC and its training programs now.
If you’re looking to train a target muscle group, you’ll love Thenx’s free online workout videos. Whether you’re trying to get a shredded six-pack or hold longer handstands, you’ll find a range of highly specific training sets that’ll train muscles you didn’t even know existed. While some of the videos can be slightly more intense, you’ll easily find beginner-friendly workouts which are doable in a fun and challenging way. You’re guaranteed to work up a sweat either way. Apart from Youtube workout videos, you’ll find even more training programs in the Thenx app.