National policies regarding the COVID-19 virus continue to evolve and now many of us are living under “safer at home” orders. This means that nonessential business are closed—including gyms.
You can go outside to get some exercise (while social distancing, of course), but you may be missing your favorite workout classes. Here are eleven online resources you can use to help you stay active while abiding by the law as we all hope to flatten the curve.
ClassPass is a service that provides access to different fitness studios and classes including yoga, barre, strength training, pilates, HIIT, boxing, abs, and so much more for a single monthly flat rate. Despite all the recent closures, the free ClassPass app is home to a library full of different types of workouts. With such a diverse collection and videos with practically any workout you can imagine, ClassPass is a great place to start getting active at home.
2. Planet Fitness
One of the country’s largest fitness chains, Planet Fitness, is currently live-streaming free online workout classes on its Facebook page on weeknights, starting at 7 p.m. EST. These workout videos, each roughly 30 minutes long, do not require any workout equipment. The consistent Monday through Friday schedule also presents a great opportunity to develop a consistent workout routine after a long day’s work. And if you miss one of the classes, past videos are posted quickly to the company’s YouTube page.
3. CorePower Yoga
With a lot of us in need of some zen at home right now, CorePower Yoga is here to deliver the goods. The Yoga studio is allowing free access to a library of fantastic strength-focused yoga classes, and according to a company statement, the library will be available until the studio opens its doors. Yoga has incredible benefits to the body’s most important organ—the mind.
4. Barry’s Bootcamp.
Instagram TV (IGTV) makes it possible for fitness organizations and influencers to post high quality, vertical videos in long-form (up to 60 minutes long). High-intensity interval (HIIT) classes are normally expensive to attend in person, but Barry’s Bootcamp is a popular boutique studio streaming 20-minute, equipment free workouts to Instagram live throughout the week, twice a day (12 p.m EST and 3 p.m. EST). Follow the account and look for announcements on their Instagram story.The following day, the videos will be saved to IGTV and labeled “BARRY’S AT-HOME.”
While all the resources previously described provide ways to engage in home workouts with different psychological benefits, they do not directly address the dreaded problem of cabin fever. As of this posting, officials in your state may still be encouraging people to get outdoors for exercise purposes. RunGo is an app designed to help users discover great local routes, and it guides them on their adventure using turn-by-turn voice navigation. RunGo’s database features over 100,000 different routes across the globe, and adds 200 new routes each day. Get out and get some fresh air with RunGo!
Made famous for their sometimes off-putting commercials about their spin bike and classes, the company also offers lots of other classes via their app—including strength, yoga, stretching, boot camp, and cardio workouts. They’ve extended their 30-day free trial to 90 days (after that, it’s $12.99/mo.) so if you’ve been curious, now’s not a bad time to give it a go.
7. Nike Training Club
The Swooshy company has waived their $14.99/mo. fee for it’s Training Club indefinitely. This means you can download the app and utilize more than 185 free workouts which last anywhere from 15 minutes to 45. The Club also offers training programs, nutrition, and wellness information. Download the app.
8. Daily Burn
The virtual gym usually offers access to their classes as a monthly subscription, which you can then access on your smart TV or your laptop. Right now, they’ve extended their normal 30-day free trial to 60 days—and they’re giving you premium access, too.
This app always offers free workouts—even if they’re lead by celeb coaches such as Gabrielle Union or Jonathan Van Ness (from Queer Eye). You can do cardio, dance, Pilates, strength, and more, including prenatal and postnatal workouts. You can, for $69.99 a year, boost your access with FitOn PRO and get personalized meal plans, recipes, and unlimited downloads.
Every day this gym is sharing a daily 30-minute workout on their website. Featuring their top coaches from around the world, you don’t need any equipment—except for what you can scrounge for in your home, on occasion.
11. 24 Hour Fitness
Using their app called 24GO, 24 Hour Fitness is offering free personalized training. You answer a few questions about your fitness goals and you’ll get access to more than 1,500 workouts and content just for you.
By Garrett Seymour and Missy Kellor
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