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5 Online Fitness Groups to Join to Help Beat the Lockdown Blues

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Find your tribe with our round up of the best online fitness classes in Ireland and beyond …

Over a year later, none of us could have predicted we would still be in lockdown. Within minimal access to gyms over the past twelve months, many people have taken up online fitness classes and challenges to stay in shape, stay sane and stay motivated. Find your tribe with our round up of the best online fitness classes in Ireland and beyond …

Monday Club

Created by fitness and fashion influencer Niamh Cullen, Monday Club aims to make you think differently about Mondays – and fitness – who says they can’t both be fun? With a schedule of live and pre-recorded classes, for a membership fee of just €15 per month you can access strength training, pilates, yoga, flexibility, aerobics dance classes and more, every day of the week. There’s also a members’ WhatsApp group for pre-and post-workout chats so you get the community feeling (and added motivation) you can sometimes miss while working out from home. www.mondayclub.ie

OH Fitness Feel Good Factory

Personal trainer and online coach, Siobhan O’Hagan offers a range of programmes to suit your needs, from full fitness programmes and online classes to nutrition plans to coincide with your new routine. The OH Fitness Feel Good Factory, which costs €49 per month, focuses on “reducing stress and improving health through what you feed your body and your mind” through specific 20-30 minute workouts, an easy to follow nutrition guide and access to the OH Fitness community for support and encouragement. www.ohfitness.ie

Yoga with Maura

Maura Rath launched her virtual yoga studio at the beginning of lockdown in March 2020. She offers 30 day unlimited passes for €49 which allows you access to her full schedule of live yoga classes. The 7am club meets every weekday morning for a 30 minute flow to start your day and classes stay recorded on the site for 48 hours after in case you can’t make the live time. www.yogawithmaura.ie

Dani Sheil

Wellbeing coach Dani Sheil’s April Emergence” is a two-fold yoga and coaching programme designed to bring you joy and fulfilment in addition to building your self-esteem and confidence. Starting on April 3rd there are four weeks of practice beginning on Saturday morning. Join the 9.30am yoga class, followed by an interactive coaching workshop before closing with a calming meditation. All classes are recorded and the four week programme costs €320, however if you sign up before March 28th, it will be reduced to €280 and as a bonus you’ll get Dani’s “Time For Me” monthly membership for a reduced €59 from €80 per month. www.danisheil.com

Reformation

Reformation launched online classes last year and for as little as €9 for a drop-in class (€39 for a five class pass) you can access a roster of pilates, barre and yoga classes every day of the week. Choose from yin, asana, flow and a special Reformation class that combines the best of yoga and pilates into one practice. There are also pre- and post-natal classes available online. www.reformation.ie

The one upside to gyms being closed worldwide is that so many fitness classes have gone virtual so you can access groups you wouldn’t previously have been able to. Check out London’s Psycle, and LA’s Barry’s Bootcamp for free Instagram Live classes and P.Volve for a membership programme with serious results.

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Yellow organic cotton sweatshirt, €75, Holder Eight

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Pink sea-earth-air 4mm yoga mat, €89, Holder Eight

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