Don’t cancel your workout just because the gyms are closed. Taking one or a few of these online streaming workouts might help you maintain your sanity (and your weight) while you’re home practicing social distancing. Many of these classes have digital communities you can tap into, which can be a great help right now. They’re also affordable and don’t get any more convenient than this.
Why you should consider these classes:
- Exercise will help to keep your immune system strong, which is not a bad thing to try and do now.
- By the time we get back to normal, the nice weather will be here and you’ll want to be out enjoying it, not stuck in a gym!
- It’s a challenging time, yes. At the end of it, you’re going to feel that much prouder of yourself if you’re able to keep things together.
- Exercise is good for our mental health and we need to be taking extra care of it during times like these.
- Music is involved!
I tried most of these and they’re not bad at all.
With 305, you can live stream a cardio dance class on YouTube or Zoom at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. ET for free. Classes are hosted by the founder Sadie Kurzban, who will help you work up a sweat… if that’s your thing.
The chain-gyms are using live streaming as a way to support their members despite being closed. I imagine it’s a great way for them to attract new members too. Take advantage by checking out the Crunch Fitness live streaming link.
I love dancing! I love it so much, you could say the dancefloor (whether it’s in a studio, a club, or my living room) is my happy place. So, I was extra happy to discover Dance Church. They have a physical studio close enough to me so guess who’s going to check them out when they reopen. Join their free classes on Facebook here.
You don’t need to get their famous bike and treadmill if you can’t afford one or don’t want to. Peloton has several free classes on the Peloton app and gives new users a 90-day free trial. After that, membership is $12.99 per month plus tax.
Planet Fitness is live streaming “Work-Ins” on Facebook every day at 7:00 pm ET. The 20-minute sessions are the perfect duration for the amount of exercise I want to be doing now.
The Y just launched YMCA 360 where you can take an on-demand class in yoga, barre, Bootcamp, tai chi, boxing, and weightlifting. They also have a few kid-friendly video clips with instructions for soccer and a couple of other sports.
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