While we all practice social distancing, it’s important to stay away from crowded spaces like gyms. But it’s also important to keep taking care of yourself by staying active. We love group fitness classes not just for the workout, but because of the sense of community and ritual that comes with heading to your regular classes and seeing familiar faces. To help maintain some level of normalcy in your daily routine throughout 2020, some of your favorite studios are offering online workouts and digital classes streaming right into your home, many at discounted rates.
It’s important to stay active right now for a few reasons, says Rondel King, MS, an exercise physiologist at NYU Langone Health. “Social distancing shouldn’t hinder your physical activity—work out at home, use the environment as your playground, get creative,” he says. “Staying active can help take your mind off the pandemic and help alleviate the stressors at this time.”
COVID-19 has prompted many studios and apps to offer discounts on preexisting streaming services, or to tap into the streaming game for the first time. You’ll want to bookmark this link. Below, find some of the best fitness streaming services and free classes you can take at home.
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Barre / Pilates / Sculpting
By SJ: Stream $10 hour-long bodyweight workouts from Soul Cycle master instructor Samantha Jade. Sign up for a class on her site you’ll be sent a link for a live stream via email before the class starts. Sign ups close an hour before class.
Club Pilates: Stream a mat pilates class on its Facebook Live. Check its social media account for class times. You can also try its on-demand program with a 7-day free trial. If you don’t cancel by the end of the trial, you will be charged $30 per month.
Erica Bloom Pilates: Take a private pilates session over video chat. Book your session by emailing email@example.com.
Pvolve: Stream free classes on Instagram Live Monday through Friday at 8 a.m., 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. ET. The company is also offering 30 days of free access to its streaming service with the code OnePvolve. No credit card required.
Xtend Barre: Try a free 14 day trial through Open Fit. If you don’t cancel by the end of the trial, you will be charged $8 per month. Use code XTEND20 to take $20 off the annual price to make it about $6 per month.
Boot camp / HIIT / Cardio
Jane DO: Take 50 percent off your first month of Jane DO classes at home with its new app, available for iPhone and Android for $10 per month. Use code STAYHEALTHY between now and March 31 for 50 percent off your first month.
Dance cardio / Aerobics
Body by Simone: Download the BBS app and get two free weeks of digital classes. If you don’t cancel by the end of the trial, you will be charged $16 for a monthly membership, $84 for 6 months, or $144 for the year.
Cycling / Rowing / Running
Cityrow: Stream free classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on IGTV. Also, try the their on-demand service with a 30-day free trial. If you don’t cancel by the end of the trial, you will be charged $270 for the year or $30 per month. The app has rowing, strength, yoga, and mobility workouts.
Yoga / Stretching
LYT: Get 30-day access to digital movement classes with roots in yoga and physical therapy. If you don’t cancel by the end of the trial, you will be charged $40 per month.
A bit of everything
Class Pass: Livestream classes (with or without a subscription) from over 500 studios 100 percent of livestream class proceeds go directly to studios. You can also donate directly to your favorite studios through the ClassPass app. You can also access its library of over 2,000 prerecorded audio and video workouts for free.
Exhale: Enjoy complimentary 30-day subscription to Exhale On Demand for access to hundreds of Barre, Yoga, HIIT, and meditation videos. If you don’t cancel by the end of the trial, you will be charged $20 per month or $200 for the year.
Neou: Get 30 days of free access to on-demand streaming classes. No credit card required, only valid to new users.
The Ness: Take digital sculpt or trampoline classes with a 3-day free trial. If you don’t cancel by the end of the trial, you will be charged $399 for the year or $40 per month. You can also book an online private by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
NordicTrack iFit: Get 30 days of free access to this app (available for Apple and Android), which is packed with on-demand classes ranging from rowing to yoga. Use it with or without your iFit-enabled equipment.
NOVA Studios: Take 15 percent off of normal in-studio pricing and take personal training sessions or group classes through Skype.
Obé Fitness: Free 7-day trail. If you don’t cancel by the end of the trial, you will be charged $27 per month.
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