If a more-sedentary-than-it-should-be lifestyle is leaving your muscles screaming, why not build that core strength to protect your lower back and get a good dose of endorphins while you’re at it? With these online Pilates classes, you don’t even have to leave the house to feel that good burn. From traditional approaches to cardiovascular conversions, these classes offer more results than sporadic stomach crunches in the morning. Booking in virtually with a great Pilates studio will ensure you support these hardworking teachers — as they in turn support you to keep that fitness and flexibility on track.
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 dedicated pre-and-post-natal workouts, specially designed for new mothers, 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.
Expert Pilates instructor Kelsey Baker teaches at one of our favourite studios, Core Collective in City Works Depot, but she also takes private, in-home classes for her many loyal clients — and offers online classes, too. Carried out over Zoom, Baker will help keep your form on form, so to speak, even from home.
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.