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Around The World In 7 Workouts

#WFH (work from home) is officially part of our 2020 vocab, but so is its more active sibling, #WOFH (work out from home). Due to Covid-19 closures, gyms from all over the world have started offering their classes virtually, meaning armchair travel just got a lot more active. So, if you’ve ever wanted to take a spin class in NYC, pilates in Barcelona or barre in Bangkok, get ready to sweat with these LUXE-approved gyms:

H-KORE in Hong Kong

Burn, baby burn! This Hollywood-approved workout uses Lagree Fitness Megaformer machines to sculpt muscles with low-impact movements. Classes are 45-60 mins long and span high-intensity MegaKore HIIT and strength-based KettleKore to the more relaxing Yoga Flow.

WOFH: Online classes available daily via Zoom; bring your own sliders (paper plates, small towels or socks will do)!

Soulcycle in NYC

High octane spin class with a cultish following of beautiful “spinners”, perfect for cycling off any burgeoning bagel bot. Popular with NY’s young ladies who lunch, with no need to bring trainers – you can rent cycling shoes before class. Founded in 2006 with over 90 branches across the nation.

WOFH: Click in for Soulcycle’s ‘Off The Bike’ series on IG for a mix of live meditations and workouts (minus the bike, obvs)! 

Studio Australia Barcelona 

Stomach in, chin up: make like a Gaudí facade and bend! This Aussie import is the go-to for Pilates (regular, barre, pregnancy and facial), massage, yoga, Reiki and other wellness treatments.

WOFH: Online pilates and healing sessions available, or sub monthly for the weekly package of 4+ pilates classes, food and lifestyle workshops, live talks and more!

The Yoga Barn in Bali

Hone your asanas in this spiritual desti for gurus, dancers, healers – be it yoga, meditation, capoeira, chanting or ecstatic dancing at almost any time of the day or night. Just add Ayurvedic rejuvenation packages, holistic healing programmes, detox retreats and a charming garden caff. 

WOFH: Get your om on with daily classes including Qi Gong, Hatha Flow, Acceptance Meditation, Restorative Yoga and more; book online or on the YB app.

See also: Wellness Warrior: Nadine McNeil

Studio Rituel in Paris

Excellent Anglo-owned pilates, yoga and fitness studio set under a glass-domed ceiling in Paree. Post agony comes the ecstasy with hot or cold stone and Thai massage, plus natural face-lifting, reflexology and acupuncture too. 

WOFH: Get bendy with pilates, Xtend Barre, vinyasa yoga and even gyrokinesis from their online schedule of classes.

Move Yoga in Melbourne

Hot yoga in a cool warehouse space with body-warming far infrared (FIR) heat. Downward dog against a backdrop of zen-serene blonde woods, white walls and paper pendant lanterns. And exhale, Gail!

WOFH: Sweat it out with 45 or 60-minute live stream classes ranging from Move Hot, Yin, Power and Slow classes to suit all levels.

Physique 57 in Bangkok

Channel your inner Misty with a ballet-inspired barre workout at one of three studios across Bangkok. This body-sculpting New York workout will get your muscles shaking with each squat, kick and crunch – remember, no pain, no fame.

WOFH: Feel the burn at home with Facebook live streams and the virtual Barre studio with Power Flow and Endurance Interval formats.

All gyms above are recommended in our print and mobile guides — get more global fitspo by exploring our collection of LUXE City Guides in 30 cities:

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