I'm not ashamed to admit that when my work-life balance gets a littleВ off-kilter, the first thing to goВ is my fitness routine. An early morning meeting means cutting a class short, whereas a midweek function sees me skippingВ Pilates altogether. Lazy, yes-but that's all about to change.
The latest workout trendВ isn't restricted by timetables, work schedules or gym opening hours-nay, you can sweat at 3 a.m. if you like. Much like we have online streaming services to satisfy our every SATC binge, we now have access to on-demand workouts. These subscription-based services allow busy women to exercise inВ their homes, offices or parks, without the need for a gym membership.
Australian ex-dancer Simone de la RueВ has quiteВ the celebrity fan club-her signature brand of dance cardio is loved by Bridget Malcolm, Taylor Swift and Chrissy Teigen, to name a few.В TheВ Body by Simone program involves fun, high-energy cardio classes with dedicated Pilates-style ab and arm work, and can be done anywhere via Simone TV. Expect lean limbs and insane core strength-all without injury, or ever getting bored.
Cost: From $15 per month
Best known as Gwyneth Paltrow's fitness guru, Tracy Anderson takes no prisoners. Focusing on creating lean, strong bodies, the Tracy Anderson MethodВ online program includes a new video release every Workout Wednesday, as Tracy shares a real in-class experience complete with trainer tutorial.
Cost: From $90 per month
I mean, if it's good enough for Lara WorthingtonвЂ¦ Mary Helen Bowers' Ballet BeautifulВ includes a range of videosВ designed to target specific areas, including Swan Arms,В Ballet Baby, cardio and toning, post-natalВ and Supermodel. Or, you can attend a "live" class with Bowers herself. With the ethos "artistic, athletic, attainable", you'll be prancing your way to long, lithe limbs in no time.В
Cost: From $10 per video
You'll be hard-pressed to find a girl who hasn't tried, or at least heard of, Kayla Itsines' Bikini Body Guide. The 5.7 million-strong community shares itsВ #BBGprogress online, and as the women in our office can testify, it's no walk in the park. Expect high-intensity, dynamic moves that will have you feeling the burnВ for days to come.В
Cost: From $5 per weekВ
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