Fans of Psycle’s heart-raising barre classes (think ballet on steroids) can get their fix on the cult studio’s IGTV. Whether you’re after a quick 20-minute arms and abs session or a deeper 45-minute burn, there’s something for everyone, including those who are pre- or post-natal. Beginners are fully catered for too, with dedicated ‘Glide & Sculpt’ classes to get you going. Combined with great music, seriously motivating instructors and minimal equipment, these results-driven sessions are well worth a try.
PRICE POINT: Free, but donations are encouraged here
For those that like a little routine when working from home, Heartcore’s virtual studio is the answer. Offering sessions throughout the day – from sunrise Pilates to midday barre and more – these low-intensity classes work on both posture and physique. What’s more, the mental focus required will work wonders to settle anxious thoughts, putting you in a more positive mindset.
PRICE POINT: £5 per class – and you’ll need to buy a decent mat if you don’t already have one.
We’ve long been fans of FLY LDN, the capital’s first immersive studio, where classes are set to a backdrop of incredible visuals – think snow-covered mountains and sandy beaches – designed to lull your mind away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Fortunately, the stellar team at FLY is now on Instagram, holding barre, Pilates and yoga classes at 8am, 12:30pm and 6pm daily. The best bit? No class is the same, so there’s no chance of getting bored.
PRICE POINT: These classes won’t cost you a penny.
Louisa Drake Method
Fusing Pilates and barre with cardio, resistance and conditioning, the Louisa Drake Method (LDM) is an A-list favourite and with good reason. Louisa’s Soho studio may be temporarily closed but her team are still on hand, serving up virtual workouts live on Zoom throughout the day. Sculpt and Stretch, which combines LDM’s signature strengthening with unique mobility techniques, is our personal favourite. Additional workouts can also be found on the LDM YouTube channel while pre-recorded classes can be purchased here.
PRICE POINT: A single live class will set you back £7.
Barre Live, Barrecore’s latest online iteration, offers the same full-body workout and skilled instruction as the studio’s renowned classes. Streamed live over Zoom, these sessions have a real community feel and are proven to sculpt long and lean physiques, whatever your fitness level. If you prefer to do classes in your own time, Barrecore’s on-demand service, where you can filter classes by type, duration and required equipment, is also well worth a try.
PRICE POINT: Your first Barre Live class is free, £15/week thereafter for unlimited classes or £6 for one-off sessions.
Kind by KG
For a stronger core and improved posture, Pilates instructor Katie Gray’s Kind by KG programme is one to try. Designed to target muscles you didn’t know existed, this intelligent workout combines bodyweight techniques with low impact moves to keep stress levels in check and supercharge results. Katie is hosting 50-minute classes throughout the week via Zoom, keeping you physically and mentally strong while working from home.
PRICE POINT: Staring from £6. Kind by KG is offering SheerLuxe readers a free class; enter KEEPSMILING at checkout.
Spearheaded by former Broadway dancer and fitness powerhouse Ashley Verma, Define’s barre classes are guaranteed to transform your body from top to toe. Forget your average ballet barre – these 50-minute sessions provide a total-body workout, incorporating high-intensity cardio with conditioning. The weekly virtual schedule is impressive, spanning live mat-based sculpting to HIIT-focused sessions, while pre-recorded workouts promise a fitness fix, whatever time of the day.
PRICE POINT: £6.99 for a single live workout or £60 for a pack of ten classes. Pre-recorded sessions start from £3.99.
Paola’s Body Barre
The capital’s original ballet workout, Paola’s Body Barre (aka PBB) guarantees serious results after just four sessions. Dynamic, fun and high energy, PBB is now running an online studio with live classes available to book via Mind Body Online. With a strong focus on mindfulness and connecting to your body, these classes are the perfect way to start, break up or end the day.
PRICE POINT: A single class costs £8, or £37.50 for five classes.
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