Don’t cancel your workout just because the gyms are closed. Taking one or even a few of these online streaming workouts will not only help you maintain your sanity but also your weight while you’re home and practicing social distancing. Many of these classes have digital communities you can tap into, which can also be a great help right now.
And what’s even better? They’re affordable and don’t get any more convenient than this.
Why you should consider these classes:
- Exercise will help keep your immune system strong, which is a good thing to do now.
- By the time we get back to normal, nicer 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 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 dance floor (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 to me, so guess who’s going to check them out when they reopen.
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 on-demand classes 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.
Christine is a Life Strategist and Emotional Health Coach living in Los Angeles. She's big on meditation and believes in systems and routines, and in personalizing everything you do to help you get where you want to be.