Virtual Exercise Classes That Will Keep You Moving


Staying home shouldn’t limit your exercise options. In fact, there is so much being of0fered in the way of virtual classes at the moment.

From Pilates to Barre and HIIT, there is literally something for every exercise taste. Below, we’ve curated a handful of virtual workouts you can participate in, starting tomorrow.

Sydney Dance Company

Dance your worries away with the help of Sydney Dance Company. The team behind Sydney Dance Company are offering online classes including hip-hop, jazz and ballet for beginners and more advanced dancers. The classes cater for kids 8-15 years old and adults from 16+.

You can take part in unlimited classes for $28 a week.

Queensland Ballet

For those interested in ballet, Queensland Ballet is currently running dance classes so you can practice ballet techniques from the comfort of your own home. Classes include beginners, intermediate and even seniors beginner levels in ballet, barre and Pilates.

Classes cost $10 a pop, while an unlimited weekly pass is $25.

Groove Therapy

Groove Therapy offers dance classes “for people who think they can’t dance.” Based in Sydney, pre-coronavirus classes took place in the studio which has no mirrors and dim lights.

The team at Groove Therapy have moved classes onto Zoom, offering at least one class every night. The ‘Sweats in Sweats’ class will teach you “the fundamentals of how to groove and coasting through a quick juicy stretch before sinking your teeth into a fun mini-choreography.”

While the ‘Mission Stiletto’ class will teach you “the fundamentals on how to hold your body, walk in heels and explore your femininity through dance. Stilettos are optional – feel free to rock class in your bare feet if you’d prefer.”

Classes are $8 each and the profits go to the teachers. Otherwise, you can opt for the pre-recorded dance course offered by Groove Therapy, which starts at $99 USD.

Sydney Yoga Collective

Yoga studio Sydney Yoga Collective is currently offering all of its classes on-demand for just $10 a week. The team is also releasing five free yoga classes each week as well, so if you’re after a yoga fix, this is the place to get it.

The Upbeat

Rated in the top 10 online classes in the world, The Upbeat offers dance cardio classes that you can live stream or watch on-demand, depending on your schedule.

One class costs $15, otherwise, membership costs $19 per week. New members can get their first week of online classes for $10.

The Australian Ballet

After three weeks of offering free classes, The Australian Ballet has now shifted its online offering to paid classes for adults.

According to The Australian Ballet, the ‘At Home With Studios‘ “gives you the opportunity to learn ballet – wherever you are. Everyone is welcome, so no matter if you have two left feet or feel at home at the barre, we’ll have you on your way to performing the perfect pirouette in no time.”

New classes are released every Tuesday at 4pm and once purchased, you’re able to access the class as many times as you want over the next seven days. Classes cost $25 each.

There are three class levels available — beginner (to learn ballet basics), intermediate (with a focus on technique) and advanced (develop the musicality of your centre work).

Orange Theory

Fitness company Orange Theory is offering free online workouts every day. There is a new sweat sesh uploaded on the website each day and each workout takes roughly 40 minutes.

You don’t need any complicated equipment to get the full benefit of the workouts — something as simple as a chair, yoga mat and wine bottles or cans (to use as weights) is all you’ll usually need.


Fluidform Pilates

Founder of Fluidform Pilates, Kirsten King, is offering free virtual workouts via live stream on Facebook and Instagram. King has linked up with other fitness instructors to bring you a virtual workout series called Fluidform x Friends.

This series allows other instructors to jump on and take you through a different workout. A few of the guest sessions have included the team at Transpose Fitness and a barre workout — so it’s not solely Pilates!

Otherwise, King also offers an online program called Fluidform At Home for $49 a month, which gives you access to a video library of workouts as well as access to King for private programming.

28 by Sam Wood

Sam Wood, founder of health and fitness program 28 by Sam Wood, is currently offering free daily workouts that can be streamed via the 28 by Sam Wood Facebook page.

The workouts are lived streamed from Monday to Friday and start at 9am. Each class runs for roughly 28 minutes. The workout can be done anywhere at home and it’s also kid-friendly, so you can get your little ones involved too.

Sutherland Physiotherapy and Pilates

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Athletica Pilates

Sydney-based studio Athletica Pilates is now offering virtual classes via MINDBODY.

You can choose from either 50-minute Pilates classes or 30-minute stretch sessions. Shoot the team at Athletica Pilates an email or register here if you’re interested in joining them on the mat virtually.

This option is great for those who prefer to have some one-on-one contact with their instructors and discuss the classes over the phone.

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