Free at-home workout services to keep yourself active while social distancing
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As the coronavirus outbreak continues to grow, cities and states are shutting down recreational spaces like restaurants, movie theaters, and gyms. Sitting on your couch while you're quarantined sounds like a good way to lose all motivation to get back in the gym after the pandemic gets under control.
Instead, turn to virtual workouts that you can do at home. You'll still get your sweat on while also being a good citizen by practicing social distancing. Go you!
Here are a few services offering free trials or access to video and audio exercise content right now.
While ClassPass has ceased all operations in physical locations, the service is offering unlimited access to video and audio workouts. ClassPass has a two-week free trial, but you can actually access some videos without completing your membership or putting any credit card information in. Pricing after the free trial is up depends on your location.
Aaptiv offers thousands of audio workouts, with 30 new ones added each week. There are trainers who give you techniques, tips, and encouragement to help you keep up with your exercise. The service even creates unique playlists to go along with your workouts. Try Aaptiv free for seven days, then pay $14.99 a month or $99.99 a year.
With Beachbody on Demand you can stream more than 1,100 workouts and gain access to nutrition plans. The service offers yoga, cardio, dance, strength, and more class types. You can download classes to use offline and use calendars and progress trackers to keep up with your routine. Beachbody on Demand offers a 14-day free trial if you sign up for the three-month plan, which costs $39.
BodyBoss is a set of guides and challenges designed to help you get fit in 12 weeks. There are guides for different types of toning and working out as well as some for maintaining nutrition goals. Right now BodyBoss is offering 50% off sitewide with the code HIIT50.
Designed to take the intimidation out of yoga, Bulldog Online offers streaming yoga classes that you can take at your own time and pace. You'll get killer stretching and full-body yoga workouts through the app. Try Bulldog Yoga Online free for 30 days, then pay $12.99 a month after the trial ends.
If you like Crunch Gym, check out its online version that grants access to more than 85 virtual workouts. These workouts are inspired by some of Crunch's most popular classes like total body bootcamp, dance cardio, pilates, yoga, and more. If you're already a Crunch member, online access is included in your membership. If you're not a member, you can start out with a 10-day free trial, and then pay $9.99 a month.