Sydney is home to some absolutely epic studios and fitness heroes and, in the light of the current COVID-19 restrictions, many have pivoted to digital workouts and virtual sweat sessions to keep us all fighting fit in these strange self-isolation times.
If you’re keen to support Sydney's gyms and studios as well as (equally important) invest in your body, keep fit, and maintain your mental health during these crazy times, we're here to help.
Read on for the Sydney gyms and studios streaming sweat sessions you can do at home.
BodyMindLife is one of Sydney's leading yoga studios—and now they have the answer to yoga, Pilates, meditation, and mindfulness classes at home. Their online memberships include a sweeping library of workshops spanning all levels. With new content uploaded weekly, and all sessions led by their world-class trainers—you could say it's a bit like Peloton, but for yoga.
You'll have easy access to meditation and pranayama sessions, Pilates, strength training, BodyMindLife's renowned yoga classes, and heaps more. We especially love the option to search through sessions based on time, from 20 minutes to 45 minutes, and workshops dedicated to yoga techniques too. Suss it out here.
Sydney's first-ever rhythm riding hub is bringing the vibes with free Instagram live sessions throughout lockdown. Tune into their socials to see what's coming up—so far there have been "Cycology Connect" HIIT-style classes that require no bike, but do require you to dial up the volume on your speakers at home. If you're a big-time Cycology fan, this is a great way to keep connected with your fave instructors at the studio.
While Barry's Bootcamp has closed the doors to all of its Sydney studios, the team is beaming Barry's Red Room direct to your living room. You can stream Red Room sessions on Barry's IGTV every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7am during lockdown with instructors leading you through 30-minute IGTV workouts. The workouts will be saved so you can access them whenever suits you and focus on bodyweight exercises, with added options for those wanting to use dumbbells and bands.
Following the massive success of its virtual FB live studio series last year, Flow Athletic now sports Flow Athletic On Demand, and yeah, it's pretty much the "Netflix of fitness". The beauty of Flow’s on-demand streaming platform is that you can pretty much stream any class, anywhere, be it a yoga session, a pilates class, HIIT, running, spin, or strength training session. More info is here.
This dreamy St Peters studio will be keeping the community vibes alive with live classes accessed via their online schedule and a bunch of pilates classes hosted safely outdoors in sunny Sydney Park. You can peep Scout Pilates' online and park Pilates schedule here, which includes Pilates, barre, and yoga.
One Hot Yoga And Pilates
One Hot Yoga is one of Sydney's most beautiful pilates and yoga studios—and while they've had to close their doors for now, the team is hosting daily live classes. To join, you'll need to download the Zoom app and book into the class via the One Hot Yoga app at least 10 minutes prior to the start time. From there you will be sent an email with a link to join the class.
You can also stock up on at-home yoga and pilates gear like resistance bands, chi balls, sliders, or even rent an Allegro 2 Reformer here.
The Barre Studio
If you're in need of a barre, dance cardio, ballet, yoga, or meditation session—The Barre Studio has revealed a full suite of Zoom and in-person classes in Lyne Park (you can book your session through Mindbody). For at-home workouts, The Barre Studio will continue its @MyHome suite, packed out with on-demand classes with new recordings each week. More info is here.
Don't put away your 80s leg warmers, leotards, and fluoro sweatbands, because Sydney's one-and-only Retrosweat has at-home videos readily available via its Youtube channel. Subscribe here and bring on all the iconic Jane Fonda workout vid vibes!
Krave Fitness is doing live dance classes that you can stream from your TV, tablet, computer, or phone. Classes for this one are live and unedited and trust us, you’ll be working up a solid sweat in no time. You won’t need any actual equipment for the dance sessions (just a bit of space) and you’ll probably torch around 600 calories in the 60-minute class.
If home is where your workout is, hit up the online sweat sessions from Peaches Pilates. Throughout lockdown, you can stream live workouts every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Having launched Peaches Online a while ago, there are stacks of workouts, healthy recipes, and workshops at your fingertips. On the workout side of things, you'll find everything from Pilates ball workouts to power circuits and dumbell classes.
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