Gyms were among the many businesses that were forced to shut on Monday 23 March to stop the spread of Coronavirus and while we’re all for physical distancing, we also don’t want to see these guys go out of business.
But of course, Perth trainers are an entrepreneurial bunch and plenty of them have done a quick pivot to get their studios online and offering streamed workouts and virtual sweat sessions.
We’ll take a wild guess and say more and more gyms and trainers will be jumping on this bandwagon, so we’ll update this list as newbies come through—feel free to check back regularly or hit us up if your gym isn’t on the list.
Everyone's favourite nightclub gym is going online so you can all stay ripped. Launching on Sunday 29 March, S30 will be giving you six download-able sessions per week which come with demonstrations, explanations, warm-ups and, most importantly, daily mixtapes. Sign up now for early bird pricing.
Megaformer and Ride devotees won't have to sit at home twiddling their thumbs while LA Fit is closed. The team has made three membership options available and it's probably the only time you'll get to have your very own Megaformer at home. There are three options available: one to rent a Megaformer, one to rent a stationary bike and one equipment-free option. All come with virtual daily classes and coaching and support via the Facebook group, plus they'll be running a lockdown challenge. Equipment is limited and will be rented on a first-come-first-served basis so get in touch with them now.
Bodies By Ryan
Need someone to keep you accountable? Check out Bodies by Ryan. Ryan is posting daily videos and workout plans to Insta and you'll also get yoga routines, meditation links, nutrition plans and access to the private Facebook group which is where the accountability happens. Get in touch with him via[email protected] to sign up.
Station Street Fitness
The guys at Station Street Fitness in Cottesloe have gone online and will be filming equipment-free workouts each day for their members. If you’re not a member yet but you want to be, get in touch with them.
The Movement Fitness
The Movement in Dunsborough has one of the biggest fit fams we’ve ever come across so it’s not surprising they’re doing everything they can to keep them healthy and sane while staying home. For just $20 a week you get five workouts—one each weekday— that you can do at home. You’ll also have access to the community so you can keep connected as well as interactive blogs and vlogs from health pros each week. They are also offering the membership for free to any healthcare workers as their way of saying thanks; if that’s you, contact them directly and they’ll add you to the group. Sign up here.
The Yoga Vine
The Yoga Vine has just launched online yoga and meditation, as well as health and wellness tips, to keep you grounded during these unusual times. The new website has just gone live and you can sign up for a free seven day trial. After that, it will set you back $16.95 a month which seems like very good use of those dollars.
El Toro is writing up mini workouts every day of the week which will be posted to their Instagram each morning. The workouts will target a different area of the body each day, so you’ll want to follow along all week. They’ve also got a home workout video in the works so keep an eye on their socials this week.
The Yoga Garage
The Yoga Garage have launched their online classes and you can access them live or on-demand, so you can choose what you'd prefer. For just $15 a week you'll be able to access 2-3 live classes per day on Zoom and access al the on-demand classes whenever you need to scratch that yoga-itch.
If you'd prefer to dance it out over lifting weights, Bailar Productions has the workout for you. They'll be live streaming their classes on Facebook and Instagram completely free of charge, so you can stay healthy even if your bank balance isn't looking too crash hot right now. Think Latin fusion, salsa and more, as well as weekly yoga classes on a Monday.
Best Body @ Home
The guys at Best Body are bringing over 50 classes to a screen near you with Best Body @ Home. The classes will be run by two instructors—one to lead the class and one to check the participants' form and answer questions—and there's also a Facebook group in case you need some extra motivation.
The guys at boxing gym Sweatboxhit will be filming 30 minute Boxhit shadow boxing cardio sessions and making them available online each week for $5.99 a class. If you've got a boxing bag at home then great, but you definitely don't need one so if you've ever wanted to try boxing, now is the time.
Warwick Workout has a variety of different online memberships so there's something to suit everyone, no matter your budget. [email protected] is a five week program which you can access at any time via an app, WW Connect allows you to jump online and stream workouts in real time and you can even online PT sessions which will be done online using whatever equipment you've got at home.
Diamond Fitness has been hard at work getting all their existing members up and running on their online platform, and they're still accepting new members so if you're looking for a way to get fit, check them out.
KIXXFIT launched earlier this year and it couldn’t have come at a better time. The health and wellness app connects real people with real trainers, nutritionists, wellness coaches, counsellors and more from around WA. Coaches upload their workouts, recipes, meditations or mindset sessions to the app, while users can filter by category or coach. KIXXFIT is now in the process of launching a new feature that will allow coaches to create their own programs and run their own classes and events; all at a price that they set. Right now, they are offering 10 free three-month coach subscriptions so if you’re a trainer, get in touch.
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