The majority ofacross the U.S. closed their doors this week to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Now, fitness centers including Orangetheory, Gold’s Gym, Blink Fitness, Crunch Fitness, LA Fitness, Life Time Fitness, Equinox, 24 Hour Fitness and others will remain closed for the foreseeable future.
Working up a sweat and staying healthy while stuck at home can be difficult — but not impossible. Fitness studios have come up with a creative solution to keep you moving: live-streamed and recorded digital classes you can join from anywhere.
Blink Fitness is hosting Facebook Live sessions weekdays at 8 a.m. ET. The fitness chain will host virtual workouts, give tips to stay motivated and answer fitness questions from the comments.
“Just because we have to stay in doesn’t mean we can’t stay active. Let us bring the gym to YOU,” The company said. “Together, we’re virtually unstoppable!”
Orangetheory is sharing a new 30-minute workout video each day, featuring some of its most popular coaches from around the world. According to the fitness center, the workouts don’t require any special equipment, but may feature everyday household items.
Orangetheory’s first at-home workout was designed to help alleviate stress and elevate your mood.
“Just because we can’t meet in the studio, doesn’t mean we aren’t committed to helping you achieve More Life,” the company wrote on its website.
For the next 90 days, Peloton is offering its app to new users for free. Even if you don’t have the bike, the app has yoga, meditation, strength, stretching, bodyweight cardio and strength training exercises. According to the company, all you need is a mat to get started.
305 Fitness is offering cardio dance live streams twice a day on YouTube. The sessions are held at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. ET, and are hosted by the founder of the studio, Sadie Kurzban.
“Social distancing doesn’t have to be boring,” the gym said on Facebook.
Gold’s Gym is offering a variety of digital workouts for free through the end of May. Its app offers over 600 audio and video workouts.
Planet Fitness is live streaming “Work-Ins” at 7 p.m. ET every day on Facebook. The company said its trainers, and occasionally surprise celebrity guests, will lead the 20-minute workouts, which are free for everyone.
Crunch Fitness’ online workout class portal, Crunch Live, is now free for 45 days, even for non-members. The app has over 100 workouts, including dance, yoga, pilates, barre, kickboxing and more.
Retro Fitness announced Friday that it is now offering free daily live stream classes on its Facebook page that are available weekdays at 6 p.m. ET and taught by the company’s expert trainers. The theme of the first workout was “Body Blast.”
Life Time announced Thursday “Classes on Demand,” a way for members and non-members across the country to stream cardio, strength and yoga classes for free. New classes are added every day and include kickboxing, barre, guided meditations and more.
On Thursday, the YMCA launched on-demand exercise and youth programs called YMCA 360, including barre, boot camp, yoga and more “to support the health and well-being of everyone staying home.” All of the exercise courses are free for a limited time, regardless of Y membership.
Barry’s Bootcamp is hosting 20-minute bodyweight workouts live on Instagram for free. On Tuesday, its 9 a.m. PDT workout was hosted by CEO Joey Gonzalez, and ithe 12 p.m. PDT workout was led by VP of Curriculum Chris Hudson.
CorePower Yoga is offering free access to a limited collection of online yoga and meditation classes while studios are closed. “What’s important to remember right now is that our yoga practice is always there for us – wherever we are,” the company said.