Vogue’s fave health hack: Sleek, the online ballet workout at home

The trend for online workouts and fitness apps show no sign of abating. Here, we look at Sleek, the ever so popular online ballet workout designed to get your heart rate up and your body toned. You can strengthen your body with a total fitness workout based on authentic ballet technique. Time to channel your inner Darcey Bussell and have a go at ballet at home.

Who set it up?
Sleek offers virtual workouts hosted by Royal Ballet trained dancers Flik Swan and Victoria Marr. The dancers have been friends since the age of 11 and share a love of dance, high work ethic, wicked sense of humour and a lust for life.

Why is it recommended?
Unlike its rival online workout sessions, of which there are many, Sleek Technique only offers the workouts online. This means that the variety and quality is top notch. You can choose to book in for a live class (online), or stream a pre-recorded one from your phone, laptop or tablet. The live classes are delivered directly to your laptop, table or smartphone via their slick conference line. You get to see your trainer and your trainer sees you to motivate and correct your position.

There are three choices of class; Sprint, Compact or Classic length classes. Alternatively, opt for a streaming workout; their library of Sleep body sculpting workouts is available for you to view from your own device. After buying a workout, you can stream it as often as you like for 90 days. And if you’re pregnant, there is a specially designed pre-natal program to accompany you through every stage of your pregnancy.

What does it cost?
Like all these sites, there is a free membership option. There are no tie-ins or joining fees, and to freeze your membership, you can email to request it is cancelled at any time. You can opt for a flexible membership, which allows you to pick and pay for live classes and streaming workouts when you wan them. For £30 a month, you can get unlimited streaming workouts and one free live class per month. And, for £38 per month (or £495 per year), you gain unlimited access to all live classes and streaming workouts.

What are you waiting for? Strictly Come Dancing, watch out.

January 2018