Virtual Workouts for Social Distancing

Finding a sense of normalcy or even motivation during social distancing can seem impossible with online classes and isolation, but it is extremely important to take some time for yourself each day—whether that be walking outside, reading a book or exercising. Lucky for you, in the digital age of fitness influencers and virtual everything, you can find the right workout for you from your very own home. Check out seven places that are offering online workouts you can try right now!

  1. 1. CorePower Yoga

    CorePower Yoga is currently offering Yoga On Demand with varying free and paid options to help every yogi get through quarantine. As always, you have the option to try a free week at CorePower which can be redeemed for a free virtual week with unlimited classes. These video workouts range from 20-60 minutes with options for all of their different classes, including C1, C2, Yoga Sculpt and more. 

  2. 2. Lululemon

    Say hello to #thesweatlife, an online community built by Lululemon in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here you can find different sweat sessions like body-workouts and stretch/strengthening videos, and mindfulness practices, such as mediation, from different fitness instructors around the world. Even cooler: this community allows you to connect with other people, so maybe you can even meet some new virtual friends along the way. Check out 30 days of #thesweatlife on Instagram to stay up to date with Lululemon’s favorite workouts and practices throughout social distancing! 

  3. 3. Nike Training Club

    Although you could have downloaded this app whenever you wanted, now is the perfect time to test it out! Here you can find expert-designed workouts from Nike’s very own Master Trainers featuring personal workouts, wellness tips and nutrition guides. Plus, to get you even more motivated, you can try the Breakthrough Challenge which is completing 20 workouts in 28 days. You can find this app for both Androids and iOS in the app store.

  4. 4. Orangetheory 

    Orangetheory is sharing new 30-minute workout videos each day from their personal favorite instructors throughout the world, no special equipment required. With the intention to help people relieve stress and elevate their mood, Orangetheory designs workouts for everyone to conveniently do at home. By using #OrangetheoryAtHome, the company is encouraging participants to share their workout results after and get the whole community involved. 

  5. 5. Peloton 

    If you think you need a bike to use this app, you’re wrong. Peloton is offering a 90-day free trial for its at-home application which gives users access to boutique workout sessions from the comfort of their home. Bonus: the app is also compatible with Apple watches, Amazon Fire TV and more, so you can fully customize your workout. You can find it in the App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon appstore. I recommend checking out the Peloton app ASAP—even Venus Williams is using it.

  6. 6. ClassPass

    If you already use ClassPass, then you are probably aware of its digital library of over 2,000 different at-home workout videos. If not, well here you go: ClassPass, a service that allows users access to different workout gyms and studios through one app is offering a one-month free trial which gives users access to these same videos. You have the option to choose between audio or video workouts for cardio, HITT, strength and other training workouts. Find the app available for download in the App Store and Google Play.

  7. 7. Active by POPSUGAR

    First designed as a subscription-based app, POPSUGAR has decided to make Active free right now to help users get through social distancing. This app has something for everyone, offering access to strengthening, sculpt, dance, HITT and other different workouts without advertisements. Uninterrupted workout videos? Count me in. With over 500 45-minute videos led by celebrity trainers and fitness experts that can be streamed on your mobile phone or smart TV, now is the perfect time to try out Active for yourself.

If you’ve been in a quarantine slump and need that little boost to keep you from going insane, try one of these seven services offering at-home workouts. There are so many more out there, and I encourage you to find one that’s best for you. YouTube is always a great place to figure out what kind of things you like since there are literally thousands of free exercise videos. Whatever you do, I encourage you to take time each day for yourself. 

P.S. - Stay safe, stay smart, and wash your hands. 

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