Sitting at a makeshift home office chair and staying indoors can leave your muscles screaming, so focus on core strength to protect that lower back and get a good dose of endorphins while you’re at it with these online Pilates classes. From traditional approaches to cardiovascular conversions, these classes offer more results than sporadic stomach crunches in the morning. Booking in virtually with your favourite Pilates studio will ensure you support these hardworking teachers — as they in turn support you to keep that fitness and flexibility on track.
Core Collective’s expert teachers are hosting classes through Zoom, and it’s easy to sign up as one usually would via the MindBody app or ClassPass. Once booked, you’ll receive a link, and you can get on with your workout. Keep an eye on Core Collective’s website and social media for schedules.
Founded by instructor Laura Mohi, this extensive online studio has over 150 classes on offer, with at least one brand new session added every week. Spanning mat, HIIT, targeted and beginner Pilates workouts, there’s sure to be something for nearly every level and ability. If you’re new to Wild Pilates, you can try it out with a seven-day free trial, and start getting those muscles lean, long and strong.
Matworks’ physical studio may be located in Remuera, but there’s no need to leave your home thanks to the plethora of classes on offer on its website. Find plenty of free videos on its YouTube channel, (don’t forget to like and subscribe), or browse an even larger selection on FitFlix for a monthly access fee. Matworks also offers a dedicated 12-week ‘NatalWorks‘ programme, specially designed for women both pre-and-post-giving birth, and you can find the first week free online.
Although based in Mount Maunganui, Centreline Pilates offers a plethora of pre-recorded online mat classes, ready and waiting for you to rent for 48 hours any time you choose. Every Tuesday at 7am, teacher Maddie Lysaght presents one of these classes via Zoom, whereby you can join her live to get some physically distanced motivation. Contact [email protected] for the link to these Zoom classes and check out the existing library on the Centreline website.
During ‘normal’ times, expert Pilates instructor Kelsey Baker can be found teaching at Cityworks Depot studio Core Collective and taking private, in-home classes for her many loyal clients. She has just released a schedule of Zoom classes, with recorded sessions for those who want to make their way through a workout in their own time, so it’s easier than ever to get a spot with this in-demand teacher.
Fluidform at Home
Across the ditch (but available online), Fluidform was founded in Australia by Kirsten King and now has a huge following across its three studios for its adaptive, specialised approach. Fluidform at Home launched in 2019 and is now available in New Zealand — members receive a complimentary equipment pack upon sign-up, and can take advantage of workouts designed for some of King’s best-known clients including Georgia Fowler and Lara Worthington.