Stay Fit (And Sane!) With These Gritty Pretty Approved Online Workouts

Posted in Health on April 8, 2020 by

From the comfort of your own home. 

The unfolding coronavirus (COVID-19) situation means that we are all dealing with a lot of uncertainty and change to our day-to-day routine. At Gritty Pretty, we want to help you navigate through this time. We’ll be sharing self care advice and tips on how to look after your body and mental health. If there are any topics you want Gritty Pretty to cover, please send us a DM on Instagram.

You’re stuck indoors. I’m stuck indoors. We’re. all. stuck. indoors. 

While necessary, the COVID-19 restrictions have thrown our day-to-day lives off-kilter (to say the least). Morning commutes are a thing of the past – as is leaving the house for any reason other than food, health, cardio or care. 

No matter who you are, these newfound living conditions are challenging. A little routine goes a long way right now – and we have just the thing to help you feel sane: online workouts. 

Whether you were a regular gym-goer BC (before Corona) or haven’t picked up a hand weight in years, breaking out a sweat in your living room will release endorphins, create a sense of routine (provided you participate regularly) and help break up the day.

Here, 11 online workouts that will make you feel more like your former self: 


best online workout Lean Bean Fitness

Bondi institution Lean Bean Fitness has taken its studio offering online. For $20 per week, users can join Virtual Lean Bean – a community style membership consisting of several daily workouts (many of which are live!), recipes, nutritionist support and advice. Victoria’s Secret model and David Jones ambassador Victoria Lee counter herself as one of Lean Bean’s loyal clientele – and have you seen her body? Lean Bean workouts will whip your booty into iso-shape. 

Sign up here


Classpass – an app that allows users to visit studios on a casual basis at a discounted rate – has gone completely digital with hundreds of on demand workouts spanning yoga, barre, hit, strength and cardio. If you frequented a particular Classpass-aligned studio pre-Coronavirus, it’s worth checking to see if it is still streaming live classes via the app – some of these classes now cost as little as three credits.

Sign up here.


Did you know that Gritty Pretty cover girl (and fitness fanatic) Elsa Pataky and husband Chris Hemsworth have their own fitness app, Centr? (Because they do!) Centr has a number of workouts including HIIT, strength, yoga and pilates – plus, recipes and wellness advice. It’s a one stop shop. 

Sign up here.


Regular Barry’s goers will be happy to hear that the studio has taken its very sweaty program online. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 8am AEST, Barry’s instructors will be holding free workouts on IGTV. 

Watch here

Keep it Cleaner

While Keep it Cleaner has always been online, there’s never been a better time to sign up. For $19.50 per month, the health and fitness program – run by Steph Claire Smith and Laura Henshaw – gives you access to a plethora of recipes, workouts and a Facebook community. If you’re not ready to sign up just yet, the pair are running a series of free live workouts via IGTV for the next week.

Sign up here.

Peaches Pilates

Warning: the online program at Peaches Pilates is not for the faint of heart. For a one off payment of $199, users receive an equipment pack, plus access to 16 workouts from now until the end of time. 

Sign up here.

One Hot Yoga

Missing your yoga studio? One Hot Yoga has come through with an affordable option for yogis and pilates fiends alike. For $10 per week, users will have unlimited access to the studio’s timetable, including Power Pilates, Power Flow, Slow Flow, Mat Pilates and One Still. If you’d prefer to keep it casual, each individual class is just $5. 

Sign up here.

28 by Sam Wood

As the name suggests, this at home health and fitness program by Sam Wood requires just – you guessed it – 28 minutes a day. (Proof that you don’t need a whole lot of time to stay fit!) During quarantine, Sam is hosting a workout at 9am every weekday morning. It’s family-friendly, too, so the kids can get involved as well. 

Sign up here or watch Sam’s live workouts here

Barre Body

Fact: nothing works the teeny-tiny muscles in your legs and thighs quite like a barre workout. For anyone who is missing their regular barre workout (ahem… me), Barre Body has over 200 workouts available via their online program. All new users can sign up for a five day free trial before moving to a $25 per month membership. 

Sign up here

Fluidform Pilates

This boutique Pilates studio has a cult following in Sydney – and now, you can access their workouts from anywhere in the world. With Fluidform at Home, users will receive an equipment pack and complete video library (including new workouts each month!) for $49 per month. Keep an eye out for free lunchtime workouts streamed on the Fluidform Instagram page too. 

Sign up here.


If you’re a new or expectant mother, Bump Health has you covered. Specialising in pre and post-natal health, this Pilates studio now has a new offering: Bump at Home. Expect workout tailored to every stage of motherhood, live workouts and a library of five classes each week. A seven day trial will set you back just $7. 

Sign up here

Alo Moves

Now you can have all the (Alo Yoga) gear and all the idea! Alo Moves is the perfect online hub to indulge in some much needed yoga and meditation. With unlimited classes for $20 per month, the platform will help you stretch out that WFH back in no time. Enjoy a 14 day free trial to start plus one month free with any purchase. Winning.

Sign up here.


Byron Bay’s boutique fitness studio just went online and boy, does it burn. With live classes focussing on pace or form, the progressive pilates and circuit training format is intense and sweaty (in a good way). The online live workouts are free and also get uploaded to Vimeo afterwards, so you can do them whenever you get a burst of motivation.

Sign up here.

Humming Puppy

With the ‘hum’ of a low frequency audible sound in every online class, the Humming Puppy online hub is a great place to zen-out. The frequency helps people produce matching frequencies in their bodies, to promote grounding and connection. With three free online classes to begin, and an unlimited subscription for $15 per month there after, this is an ideal place for any yogis missing their studios.

Sign up here.

India Heath FeelFit Volume 1

A package of three Tabata-style workouts, this online bundle is sure to get your heart-rate up. For a one-off payment of $39 this package is serious value for money and since the workouts are only 24 minutes, they can slot into any part of your day. Extra equipment? Never heard of her. You won’t need any to break a sweat in these workouts.

Purchase here.

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