While the city’s gyms and studios have been forced to close due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, many are offering online workouts, so you can sweat and stretch with little to no equipment at home.
According to Elspeth Brotherton, owner of Highland Yoga, “online fitness is especially important right now, because we all need to stay active to protect our immune systems, manage stress, and keep our bodies healthy.”
Whether you’re a beginner or serious fitness enthusiast, looking for intense cardio, heavy lifting, or a just a low-key meditation session, here are some of the city’s online options.
Stream over 40 classes—including the studio’s signature power vinyasa class, plus alignment and meditation workshops and even children’s yoga—for just $30/month with HYonline. The platform is free for six months for existing members with unlimited or mini-membership plans.
The Westside gym is releasing a free, daily “HIIT at Home” workout via Vimeo. Think short rounds of cardio like jumping jacks and high knees alternated with full-body movements ranging from planks and push-ups to lunges, squats, and burpees.
Need a break from intense cardio? This wellness maison is offering virtual meditation and beginner-friendly yoga classes for $35/month. Membership includes a 15 percent discount on all retail items, like candles and bath salts, perfect for a post-workout soak.
Livestream the studio’s regularly scheduled all-levels barre, dance, and Pilates-style classes via YouTube for $89/month. No props? No problem. Opt for clever substitutes, like water or wine bottles for light weights, a throw pillow for a Pilates ball, and hand towels for sliders.
Total Row Fitness
While you may not have a rowing machine lying around, you can sub in any cardio (running, spinning, or jump rope) for rowing in the studio’s live, at-home workouts. Class offerings also include TRX, yoga, and core and are free for members, with a suggested donation of $10/class or $50/month for nonmembers.
Exhale On Demand
Access the studio’s catalogue of workouts, which range from beginning to advanced, barre and yoga to HIIT and cardio with the Exhale On Demand app, free with a 30 day trial. Classes can also be purchased individually for a small fee.
The national chain is posting free, 30 minute workouts each day that incorporate household objects like water bottles and flower pots into full-body exercises like crunches, squats, and flys.
Grab a mat and some dumbbells and #HustlefromHome with the bootcamp’s free, virtual at-home workouts, which will be live-streamed on Camp Gladiator’s Facebook page three times on weekdays and twice on weekends. Workouts are all-levels and combine basic strength moves like squats and curls with bursts of cardio.
Additional studios with online offerings: