Staying fit and healthy during isolation has been made just that bit easier thanks to these Brisbane gyms switching their classes online.
With gyms closed and fitness classes cancelled, a lot of us are trying to find new ways to keep working out while at home. These seven Brisbane fitness centres have tried to make the transition just that little bit easier by bringing their classes to your living room. Whether your workout of choice is high intensity or something a little more focused on your mind and soul, there’s something for everyone. Just don’t forget to stretch!
If you want to get the most out of your virtual workout, this Brisbane fitness provider has plenty of experience by offering online classes and personal training sessions since their inception. Aimfit runs a number of group fitness classes including HIIT, strength and circuit as well as online personal training. You can follow along with Gillian, Aimfit’s lead personal trainer, in the comfort of your own home while still working up a sweat. If you are a new client, you are able to access your first class for free, so make sure to sign up now – there’s no time like the present!
F1rst Class Fitness
One of Brisbane’s favourite CBD gyms to get your sweat on, F1rst Class Fitness understands the value of community support through your fitness journey. Although they’ve moved online for the time being, the team at F1rst Class Fitness are here to guide you through your daily workout with the inclusive and friendly attitude they’ve always had. Aiming to be as accessible as possible, they are utilising Facebook Live for virtual classes and have set up a private Facebook group to provide tips, advice and support during this time. For a simple yet challenging workout you can complete at home, F1rst Class Fitness has got you covered.
Rather than just virtual classes, Fitstop also has an app dedicated to helping you get your fitness fix at home. The app allows you to access their Fitstop Live sessions where you can get feedback from trainers in real-time with their two-way video function. Better yet, users can choose from a number of Daily Sweat workout routines to do in their own time. New workouts are added every day so you can have a diverse range of exercise options.
If pilates is your workout of choice, KX Pilates is here to coach you through isolation. The Free Access membership option provides you with four 20-minute Dynamic Mat Pilates workouts to follow at home. If you want to support your local studio while staying fit, a Premium Access membership includes an additional library of Dynamic Mat, Reformer and other home workouts for you to choose from for just $5 a week. KX Pilates has made it easy for you to strengthen your mind and body while getting your pilates fix right from your living room.
For those who think dance isn’t a sport, think again! Work up a sweat and live out your ballerina dreams with the Classes at Queensland Ballet app. Before shutting their doors, Queensland Ballet’s instructors spent their time pre-recording lessons for all levels of experience and even a couple of salsa classes for a bit of fun. No matter your age, nor how many left feet you have, there is something for everyone who wishes to give ballet a go.
If you’re looking to spice things up a bit, TotalFusion has a range of classes that incorporate an array of different exercise types to give you a stimulating hybrid workout. The Fusion classes combine everything from yoga, pilates and barre with HIIT, core, cardio and strength workouts. TotalFusion has launched a Virtual membership where you can access a multitude of classes 24/7 to participate in from your own home. They also have a number of live classes streaming on Zoom if you feel more motivated in a group setting. There is a range of membership options to suit your commitment levels and plenty of classes to choose from.
Barre fitness has become increasingly popular lately and at XTEND Barre, they take this low-impact workout to the next level. Combining dance and high-intensity moves, XTEND Barre focuses on delivering a full-body workout incorporating elements of cardio, strength, endurance and flexibility. Their XTEND @ Home online membership gives you access to a diverse timetable of over 50 live classes per week as well as their YouTube video workout series you can view at your leisure. Perfect for those who are looking to get in a good sweat session doing something a little bit different without the repetitiveness of a gym-based workout.
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