As the coronavirus outbreak leaves millions of people at home, many of us are left without access to our usual gyms, workout studios and parks.
Switching to a home workout routine isn’t easy, it takes some space and a lot of intrinsic motivation, but in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, many fitness experts, gyms, apps and studios are doing their part to help us stay in shape.
And establishing a workout routine could, most importantly, ease anxiety related to coping with the pandemic.
Staying healthy and in shape while quarantined is totally doable and this guide will show you how. Even if you have a small space, no equipment or very little time, there are many great options to help keep your body moving during a quarantine.
The fastest way to start an at-home workout routine is through instructor-led videos. Live or prerecorded the videos are typically 25-45 minutes and often require little to no fitness equipment, making it easy to jump right in.
Here’s a list of some of the best at-home workout apps with live and pre-recorded videos, including yoga, Bootcamp-style classes, boxing, high-intensity interval training, plyometrics, pilates, and barre.
Normally $13 a month, Peloton is offering a free, 90-day trial of its polished workout app. The app includes easy-to-follow and high-quality videos, including yoga, strength, meditation, cardio and boot camp classes.
Like many yoga studios, CorePower shut down its studios due to the outbreak and pivoted to online-only options. New classes are added weekly, including sculpting, yoga and meditation.
The company is offering free yoga classes to everyone through March 30 and may extend its offering if their studios remain closed, enjoy!
If you’ve ever had a membership at a gym like 24 Hour Fitness, you’ve probably heard of Body Pump. The class, which is managed by Les Mills, is just one of more than a dozen different types of classes, including boxing, dance and yoga.
All these classes are available on demand through a 30-day free trial and many classes are equipment-free. After the trial, the monthly membership is $14.99 a month or $11.99 a month with a three-month commitment.
Cassey Ho, the fitness guru behind the hugely popular Blogilates YouTube channel and website continues to offer a massive library of pilates-style toning classes.
In response to the outbreak, she also created a 14-day quarantine workout plan, a great option for those looking to add structure to their at-home workout schedules.
The company is streaming two new workouts daily, one that doesn’t require equipment and another that uses some basic items, like fitness bands. You can check out their daily workouts and previous streams on Instagram.
Amazon Prime Video
If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you already have free access to a varied library of fitness videos, including Zumba and cardio programs such as 21-Day Transformation from GymRa.
Just head to Prime Video and search for “fitness,” then check the “Prime” box in the left sidebar to see what’s available for streaming.
CNET’s own Amanda Capritto, who’s also a Crossfit instructor, put together a fantastic roundup of 20-minute HIIT workouts you can do at home.