The best at-home workouts for body and mind

Gyms, yoga studios and personal trainers across the world are fuelling our desire to stay fit during social isolation by offering online classes and at-home workouts, which strengthen both mind and muscle

28 April 2020

The Louisa Drake Method

Louisa Drake's workouts strengthen your stomach muscles through a core-crunching combination of pilates, yoga and barre. Her low-impact, sequencing exercises can also be broken down into bite-sized workouts, for head-to-toe body conditioning and a calm state of mind. Drake has also recently launched LDM Live classes, available to watch via Zoom.

Price: £12 per class, offering unlimited access for 30 days You need: a mat; 1.5-2kg weights (or improvise with a can from your kitchen cupboard); stability ball (or towel rolled up); resistance band. Website:



Notting Hill’s chic Bodyism gym, popular with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Emilia Wickstead, has launched an online membership offering. While you no longer have access to the sleek Bodyism studios and café, you can sample pre-recorded classes including pilates, yoga and meditation, led by the studio’s esteemed team of ‘bodies’. These sculpting routines are ideal for tight quarters, requiring little more than a mat.

Price: email [email protected] for details.


East London’s coolest boutique gym, BLOK, has partnered with Beats by Dr. Dre on a series of daily workouts, streaming live on Instagram. BLOK’s signature classes, including BLOKsculpt, BLOKcore, pilates and barre, are accompanied by an expertly curated soundtrack, which you can also download on Spotify. Additional on-demand workouts are set to launch soon.

Price: free Website:

View this post on Instagram



Hotpod Yoga

The inflatable purple cocoon may be gone, but you can still enjoy Hotpod Yoga's guided classes online. Instructors encourage you to boil a kettle to create heat, as you work through a series of vinyasa flow sequences that are designed to stretch and strengthen the body while resting your mind.

Price: classes are donation-based, £2-10 You need: a mat Website:



1Rebel is screening a multitude of calorie-torching workouts online, which you can sample at any hour of the day. Squat, lunge and strengthen your plank from the comfort of your living room, while further online videos focus on weight training and improving your outdoor running technique. The diversity will have you hooked.

Price: try five days for free You need: varies per class Website:

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by 1Rebel UK (@1rebeluk) on


Barry's Bootcamp

It’s hard to imagine the renowned Barry’s Bootcamp burn without red lighting and a pumping soundtrack, but London’s toughest gym has taken its high-intensity regime online. Workouts are live-streaming on Instagram from instructors across the world, combining energetic floor exercises with outdoor running. Need further incentive? Classes are raising money for the NHS Charities Together foundation.

Price: charitable donations are encouraged You need: stamina Website:

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Barry's UK (@barrysuk) on


Read more: the most beautiful equipment for the ultimate home gym