7 Online Workout Classes to Keep You Fit Indoors
Social distancing is key to slowing the spread of COVID-19. But staying calm and healthy is important, too. You may not be able to hit up your regular Tuesday-evening yoga class or early-morning spin sesh, but you can still keep your fitness up at home. Here are seven online classes you can stream in your living room to keep your mind and body active without putting your or anyone else's health at risk.
Planet Fitness Home Work-Ins
Every day at 7 p.m. ET, Planet Fitness is hosting free online "Home Work-In" classes on their Facebook page. The 20-minute virtual classes will be led by Planet Fitness trainers and special guests like The Biggest Loser coach Erica Lugo. You won't need any equipment (aside from a device to stream the workout on). The workouts will be geared toward helping you combat stress and keeping motivated. If you can't join live, you can find the workouts on Planet Fitness' YouTube channel and Facebook page afterward.
No matter what you're trying to target, Fitness Blender has a video for you. You can search their site for workouts based on several parameters—duration, difficulty, what part of your body you want to target, what equipment you have on hand, and more. Do a 50-minute HIIT workout one day and an 8-minute breathing session the next to make sure both your mind and body are getting the care they need.
Crunch Gym put some of its most popular classes online so you can take them anytime, anywhere. There's barre, yoga, dance cardio, total body bootcamp, and more, all led by top Crunch instructors. Try the 10-day free trial period, then pay a monthly fee to continue streaming classes.
Cost: $10 per month
Yogis, you can still get a great flow in at home! Gaia's got literally thousands of yoga videos on its site—around 8,000—for people all experience levels and time constraints. Choose your style (vinyasa, restorative, therapeutic, to name a few) and focus (immunity support is an option!) to personalize your session to your needs. And if you find a teacher you like most, you can filter videos to show only ones taught by him or her.
Cost: $11.99 per month
7 Minute Workout
Short on time—or just not a fan of long sweat seshes? This free app guides you through a 7-minute workout featuring 12 bodyweight exercises. You'll see video and text descriptions of each workout, along with a 30-second countdown clock for each. When one exercise finishes, you get a 10-second break and prompt to get you ready for the next one. It's easy to use and follow, and you're done in less than 10 minutes!
If you're looking to really invest in an at-home workout system, Mirror is worth your money. A small, narrow screen (that looks just like a mirror and takes up less than 2 feet of wall space) plays over 10,000 on-demand classes of all types, including boxing, cardio, pilates, and stretching, whenever you want them. But when what you need is motivation, you can join one of over 70 live classes each week to get real-time encouragement and feedback from instructors.
Nike Training Club
Another great app for finding a variety of workouts to meet your fitness needs, the free Nike Training Club app gives you workouts for strength, endurance, flexibility, and more. Pick classes based on duration, intensity, equipment required, muscle group, and more. Don't snooze on the classes led by elite athletes like Serena Williams, Gabby Douglas, and more.