Online workouts you can do at home to ease social distancing


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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

Balanced Body: Watch over 40 free on-demand pilates workouts.

Barre3: Stream classes at home with a 15-day free trial. If you don’t cancel by the end of the trial, you will be charged $29 per month.

Bar Method: Members with recurring packages have access to 30 days of Bar Online classes. Additionally, many individual Bar Method studios are also streaming free classes on Instagram and Facebook.

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 PilatesStream 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 info@erikabloom.com.

Melissa Wood Health: Try the MWHmethod with a 7-day free trial. If you don’t cancel by the end of the trial, you will be charged $100 for the year or $10 per month.

Pure Barre: Stream free classes on Facebook Live. Check its social media account for class times.

Physique 57: Try its on-demand barre workout streaming service with a free 7-day trial. If you don’t cancel by the end of the trial, you will be charged $25 per month.

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.

SLT: Stream free express pilates sessions on IGTV. Check its Instagram for class times.

Solidcore: Stream free pilates classes on IGTV every day at 2 p.m. ET.

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

AARMY: Try daily bootcamp, cycle, or AARMY challenges for free through its Instagram live. Check its social media accounts for class times.

Barry’s Bootcamp: Stream free classes through Instagram Live, check its social media account for class times. Chief instructor Keoni Hudoba is steaming 20 minute core classes at 9 a.m. ET.

Burn Boot CampStream 14 days of free boot camp workouts. If you don’t cancel by the end of the trial, monthly memberships vary between $99 and $180 per month.

Box+FlowStream full-length 45-minute classes on IGTV.

Fhitting Room: Stream 30 days of free HIIT workouts on Fhitting Room On Demand. If you don’t cancel by the end of the trial, you will be charged $10 per month.

FightCampDownload the FightCamp app (only available on Apple products ) and have unlimited access to hundreds of boxing, skill, speed, and core workouts.

Gold’sAmp: Enjoy free access to the Gold’s Gym digital personal training app through May 31. The app is available to download on Apple and Android products. No credit card required.

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.

Liz Van VoorhisFitness instructor and founder of Fit Collective public relations, is hosting free cardio conditioning classes on IGTV. Check her Instagram for class times.

Rumble: Stream free cardio boxing and bodyweight workouts on Instagram Live. Check its Instagram for class times.

Dance cardio / Aerobics

305 Fitness: Stream full classes for free on its YouTube channel at 12 p.m. ET. 

AKT: Stream free classes on Facebook Live. Check its social media accounts for class times.

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.

The Class by Taryn Toomey: Try The Class with a 14-day free trial. If you don’t cancel by the end of the trial, you will be charged $400 for the year or $40 per month.

DanceBody: Try DanceBody LIVE with a free 7-day trial or take 50 percent off your first month with code DBATHOME, making it $18.

Forward Space: Stream dance digital dance parties on Instagram Live every day at 2:05 ET.

PlyoJam: Take dance cardio classes at home with a 30 day free trial. If you don’t cancel by the end of the trial, you will be charged $14 per month.

SassClass: Stream free dance classes on Youtube Live. Check its social media account for class times.

The Sculpt Society: Try Megan Roup’s digital dance cardio classes with a 14-day free trial. If you don’t cancel by the end of the trial, you will be charged $120 for the year or $20 per month.

Torch’d: Torch’d creator and SoulCycle instructor Isaac Boots is streaming free toning classes on his IGTV. Check his Instagram for class times.

Cycling / Rowing / Running

CityrowStream 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.

CycleBar: If you have a bike at home, you can stream free cycling classes on its Facebook Live. Check its social media account for class times.

Row House: If you have a rowing machine, stream free classes on Facebook Live. Check its social media account for class times.

Stride: If you have a treadmill, stream free classes on Facebook Live. Check its social media account for class times.

Yoga / Stretching

Love Yoga Space: Stream classes at 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT. Sign up through MindBody and you’ll be emailed a link. New students can get three classes for $30.

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.

Modo Yoga: Stream free daily yoga classes on Instagram Live. Check its social media account for class times.

Racked Stretch: Stream free stretching sessions on Instagram Live everyday at 1 p.m. ET.

Sky Ting: Stream classes on Sky Ting TV with a 7-day free trial. If you don’t cancel by the end of the trial, you will be charged $20 per month.

StretchLabGrab a yoga strap, exercise band, or towel and stream free stretching classes on Facebook Live. Check its social media account for class times.

YogaSixStream free yoga classes on Facebook Live. Check its social media account for class times.

Y7 StudioStream hip hop yoga flows on Instagram Live. Check Instagram for class times.

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.

Les Mills: Try 14 days of this on-demand fitness service if you don’t cancel by the end of the trial, you will be charged $120 for the year, $36 every three months, or $15 per month.

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 hi@thenessnyc.com

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.

Planet Fitness: Stream free “Home Work-Ins” on its Facebook page daily at 7 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. CT).

SoulCycle: Stream free full body off the bike workouts from different SoulCycle insructors. Check its Instagram for class times and instructors.

Tone it Up: Download the app and get 30 days of free classes. It’s available for iPhone and Android users.

VariisStream free workouts from Equinox, PURE Yoga and HeadStrong on IGTV.

YMCA 360: Take everything from boot camp classes to low-impact programs for seniors. YMCA has made this on-demand site free for the foreseeable future.

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