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Best home workouts and fitness programmes to follow online

Keep yourself fit and sane in the new year!

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Time Out Hong Kong
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With gyms in Hong Kong temporarily closed in order to adhere to social distancing restrictions, it’s not surprising that we're all on the hunt for some home workout support. Of course, there are plenty of other reasons to follow an online fitness programme; they’ve been rising in popularity thanks to their convenience and customisability, they provide comfort for those who prefer not to work out in a group, and, to be quite frank, the fees are a little friendlier when compared to a regular gym membership. Ahead, we've listed some cost and equipment-free programmes as well as options for all levels, so there’s no need to second-guess whether you’re ready: just open up your laptop and get working out. By Kate Lowe and Fontaine Cheng

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Best home workouts and fitness programs to follow online

Coastal Fitness
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Coastal Fitness

The Gymless programme at Coastal Fitness is aimed at allowing users to do mixed modal fitness without all the gym equipment. It involves five workouts a week and two active recovery days, with all sessions taking up 45 minutes or less. The Gymless interactive platform also includes movement videos from the coaches at Coastal Fitness, an online community of users, and athletic tracking software to help you record your fitness journey. The most impressive part of the programme? It’s completely free.

Sign up for the Gymless programme on their website and follow their Instagram for more tips from the team.

Flex Studio
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Flex Studio

Flex Studio is currently offering several livestream classes a day in pilates, power yoga, Xtend Barre, and more, with plenty of DIY equipment alternatives available. Sign up for a private class ($790), two-person or semi-private class ($550), three-person class ($390), or drop-in on a group class ($150). There is a schedule for group classes but sessions with a private instructor have to be arranged with the studio directly. You can also use the Flex app to keep track of all class-related updates and deals.

Visit the Flex Studio website for more info on schedules, packages, promotions, and rates. There's also a 50 percent off discount for first-time group class goers.

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Kita Yoga
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Kita Yoga

Earlier this year, Kita Yoga launched a fully-fledged, carefully curated online platform tailored to the needs of at-home yoga practitioners. Their online platform, Kita TV, offers unlimited access to Kita Yoga’s vinyasa-based classes, custom playlists to help you recreate the ambience of Kita’s music-centred studio, and specialised workouts from guest trainers. You can sign up on a monthly ($155) or annual ($1,551) basis, or access Kita TV with a three-day free trial first. You can also purchase a pass ($70) to stream a Kita live class via MindBodyOnline or ClassPass.

Check out their website for more info or go straight to Kita TV to get the (yoga) ball rolling today.

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Pure is offering a variety of fitness and yoga livestreams via their PureCast platform, which is available for Pure members, along with plenty of on-demand free resources. Yoga classes typically last 60 minutes, though a handful runs at 30, 45, or 90 minutes and include Pranayama Meditation, Detox Flow, Qigong, Pre-Natal Yoga, and more. Fitness classes mostly run for 45 minutes and focus on pilates, total body conditioning, HIIT, pilates, and more.

Classes can be watched on the Pure app or through a Zoom link sent out a few minutes before the class starts and any class you’ve booked will remain available for replay for 72 hours. For those looking for a little more interaction and encouragement, tailored feedback, quicker progress, or simply more flexible timing, Pure Fitness and Pure Yoga offer online private group classes to cardholders and non-cardholders. Book a 60-minute group session with two to 12 students ($980 to $1,740) and spend it with workout buddies anywhere around the world. In addition, Pure Yoga also offers one-on-one private instruction in packages of one ($400), five ($1,450), or ten ($3,000) 30-minute sessions.

Sign up for their live and on-demand PureCast classes here or find out more info on their website.

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Barre 2 Barre is a homegrown Hong Kong barre studio that has recently expanded to Singapore. Amidst virus-related restrictions, they’re offering classes in barre, pilates, and pre-and post-natal fitness. New classes are uploaded to their online platform weekly, which you can check out with a seven-day free trial. The studio announces all their new classes for the week on Instagram, so make sure to follow them to keep up to date with their news.

Follow their Instagram for news and check out classes and more info on their website here.

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H-Kore's mantra is to strengthen, stretch, and sweat. They’re offering unlimited seven-day access to a library of 15 and 45-minute pre-recorded workout videos ($200), viewable on a desktop browser or H-Kore’s mobile app. You can also access livestream classes from H-Kore including KettleKore, CircuitKore, Yoga Flow, Yoga Sculpt, MegaKore, BarreKore, and Good Yoga with Rinat ($50). When you sign up for a session, you will receive the Zoom link 30 minutes before class. If you’re looking for personal training, H-Kore also offers Zoom sessions with their expert trainers for one person ($500) or a group of two to five ($800).

Check out their website for more info for online classes and schedules here.

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