Gyms and exercise studios may have closed their doors, but there are still plenty of ways to get your sweat and stretch on at home with free YouTube channels, social media live streams and free on-demand classes from some of the hottest names in boutique fitness.
Here are 10 approaches to fitness, all to help you stay motivated, sane and active while you make the transition to working out at home.
1. Try Meditation
Joy Meditation at Playa Del Rey’s Self Discovery Studio is offering free daily meditations to get everybody through these times. Text SELFDSTUDIOS to 474747 to receive links each morning to SoundCloud meditations designed to help you find your joy.
2. Stream Yoga at Home
Fans of the Los Angeles Modo Yoga studio and its hot and sweaty brand of yoga will be glad to know it is doing two live-streaming practices a day on Instagram @Modoyogala. Yoga flows, sound baths and yin yoga are in the lineup each day.
3. Looking for Intensity?
Chris Hemsworth’s fitness app, Centr, is free to new users for the first six weeks. The app offers up HIIT, functional strength, Pilates and yoga workouts, as well as an outstanding collection of recipes from top chefs. centr.com
4. Pilates for Long and Lean
Openfit is an online and mobile platform that delivers more than 350 live and on-demand workouts each week from Xtend Barre, Tough Mudder T-Minus 30, XB Pilates and Yoga52, as well as nutrition advice, tools, and tracking. Two-week free trial available. openfit.com
5. Want to Dance?
Fitness company RSG Group has popular American trainers for its platform, Cyberobics. The streaming workouts, everything from HIIT to dance to yoga to Pilates, were filmed in the U.S. and are free for the first 90 days or until gyms are allowed to reopen. stream.cyberobics.com
6. Strength Training
Les Mills, the fitness company responsible for the Body Pump, Grit and Body Combat classes you find in your gym, is offering a two-week free trial for its on-demand classes and has free classes on its YouTube channel. Subscriptions available.
7. Celebrity Cardio Classes
The Tracy Anderson Online Studio — fronted by Gwyneth Paltrow’s favorite trainer — continues to offer up her popular cardio dance and mat strength classes online. There’s a two-week free trial, then it’s $90 a month, or $808.50 for the year. tracyanderson.com
8. Kids Dance Classes
Obé Fitness, a.k.a. Kelly Ripa’s favorite live and on-demand streaming dance cardio, yoga and strength workouts, are free for a month if you use the code ATHOME, and the channel has just launched workouts for kids and seniors. After trial, it’s $27 a month. obefitness.com
9. Need Pre- and Post-Natal Workouts
Body Coach TV is the place to go if you want to break a sweat together as a family: Check out trainer Joe Wick’s YouTube channel, where he’ll be doing short PE-style HIIT workouts for kids each weekday. youtube.com
10. Got an Amazon Prime Account?
If you are already an Amazon Prime member there’s a wealth of exercise videos to stream for people of all interests and levels from senior chair fitness and indoor walking to hardcore workouts for experienced exercisers. amazon.com