A FITNESS and wellbeing business has launched an app for customers to book exercise classes and access more than 100 on demand virtual classes.

Body and Soul Boutique Fitness, a health and wellness studio at Vallum Farm, has launched the MyWellness app for customers to manage their appointments. Bookings will be available through the app from January, 1.

Jo Stitchbury, co-owner of Body and Soul Boutique Fitness and Cafe Aroma, runs the fitness studio, while her business partner Debbie Philipson runs the yoga events and cooks food for the cafe.

The MyWellness app will advertise events and a virtual timetable of classes for £15 per month.

The virtual classes, run by Technogym, allow operators to stream their club or studio classes to their members at home.

Jo said the app makes it much easier for people to exercise. "If people are working from home, they might have a quick 20 minutes to spare, or those with babies and don't have childcare can use it."

"If a class is streamed online, you can access it forever. If you have Covid and can't get to the gym, you can still exercise from home."

Designed for "all levels of fitness", the Stay Active class is for people with long-term injuries.

"It's a gentle way to exercise if you have injuries and can't do regular classes," said Jo. These run Wednesdays and Fridays, available in the studio and online.

Body and Soul have exclusive membership which is £49 per month, giving access to over 50 online and live classes a week.

They have recently restarted their successful events like their popular Candlelit Yoga event, where participants take part in yoga by candlelight and enjoy a relaxed glass of mulled wine afterwards.

Body and Soul will be hosting a Restorative Yoga event in January, and they also host Aerial Yoga, Disco Spinning, pilates, and more.

"Everyone is friendly and welcoming", said Jo.

Jo and Debbie want to "share our passion for fitness and food, and we both love what we do. It's the best thing we ever did."

One Google review stated: "Myself and some friends had a lovely evening last night at Body and Soul Fitness. We started with an amazing Vinyasa flow yoga session led by Debbie which included a fabulous relaxing meditation session at the end."

Email Info@bodyandsoulfitnesstudio.co.uk to join their exclusive membership, or for more information on what they offer.