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Stay calm during isolation with these free workout and wellness classes

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Stay calm during isolation with these free workout and wellness classes

Times are testing for those who are able to work from home and have been doing so for a few days now. Spaces once reserved for sleeping and Netflix binges have become the new office chair, and (for some) every nook and crevasse of the home is now filled with makeshift desks and half-drunken cups of coffee.

It appears the initial shine of the #WFH (working from home) life has officially worn off…

Fortunately, we have found a saving grace in apps. A collection of health and wellness apps and Instagram accounts are utilising the down time to connect with the digital community and create support groups for those in need of a little reality-respite.

Therefore, it’s time to tune in to tune out. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourites for your mindful pleasure.

It appears the initial shine of the #WFH (working from home) life has officially worn off…

1. Happy Melon Studios (@happymelonstudios)

Calling all yogis and meditation enthusiasts. If your studio or gym has closed its doors in the past few weeks and you’re feeling a little cabin-feverish, this one is for you. Local Melbourne mind and body studio Happy Melon are offering free 25 minute meditation classes so you can get your wellness fix. Hosted by co-founder Simon Davey, the classes are live streamed every morning at 8.45am and are designed for all levels of experience. Or, if you’re looking for something more, they’ve also introduced ‘HM LIVE’, where yoga, Pilates, fitness and meditation classes are streamed via Zoom for $20 a week.

2. Keep It Cleaner (@keepitcleaner)

For those seeking something with higher intensity, Melbourne-based workout duo Steph Claire Smith and Laura Henshaw are hosting free live online workouts via their Keep It Cleaner Instagram and Facebook page twice a week. Offering both strength and HIIT, the classes are equipment free so you can sweat it out in the comfort of your own home. Following the classes, the pair are also saving each session on their Facebook page so you can revisit them later.

3. Calm

Or if your mental health is in need of some extra support right now, there’s Calm. Having launched in 2012, Calm has been around for a little while and was named the 2017 iPhone app of the year by Apple itself. Calm provides ‘Daily Calm’ sessions to aid anxiety and stress, as well as guided meditation classes, sleep stories and soothing music to work, sleep or simply relax to. The app itself is free to download and has a collection of free features as well as added offerings in the Calm premium service.

4. Relax Melodies: Sleep Sounds

If you’re finding your sleep pattern is all over the place at the moment, Relax Melodies might be the right app for you. From the very first sign in, the app is optimised to each user’s need, whether it be sleep or stress aid, or tools to help increase focus and mindfulness. Choose from sound and music, meditations and stories, gentle exercises and breathing exercises; they’re even offering a special COVID-19 class called ‘Pause & Retreat’. The app itself is free to download and provides a selection of free exercises or access to an extensive library for an annual subscription fee.

5. Jody Vassallo (@jodyvassallobeautifulfood)

Yoga with a side of nutrition? We don’t mind at all. Food writer, Ayurvedic practitioner and yoga teacher Jody Vassallo provides a holistic approach to health and wellbeing with her free live streamed yoga and cooking classes. Jody’s 20 years of experience in the food industry as a writer, consultant and stylist has granted her incredible insight into nutrition and speciality diets. Plus, her positive outlook during these challenging times is infectious. We could all do with a little bit of Jody in our lives.

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