These Gyms and Fitness Brands Are Offering Free Virtual Workout Classes to Do At Home
If you’re anything like me, you like to know where your next workout is coming from. And even though several gyms are temporarily closing their doors, virtual free options are opening up left and right for people around the country to take advantage of at home. We’re all about that four-letter word!
Beyond gyms offering at-home workouts, many digital-only brands are making it easier to work out remotely by offering free trial periods (and ones that already do are extending them). For example, yoga app Down Dog is offering free access to its classes until May 1, and Peloton’s app that usually has a 30-day trial period has now been extended to 90 days.
In addition to the companies who’ve shifted to make working out more accessible at home, there are plenty of instructors, apps, and brands who have always offered free virtual fitness plans and workouts, like the FitOn app that we mention below. Along with the larger brands, make sure to check in with your local studios to see what they’re offering online. If you have a favorite free virtual workout that you’d like to recommend, feel free to leave a comment.
Here’s our current list of studios and brands who have recently started offering options to make working out at home easier:
The bootcamp studio is taking no-equipment workouts to their IG Live for free. For now, Barry’s is posting total body workout schedules day by day, so check their Instagram daily for dates and times. Also, they’re promoting their new Band Together Fit Kit that goes along with free band workouts that started on their IG page on March 23.
Regardless of whether you own one of their bikes or treadmills, Peloton is extending their digital membership trial from 30 to 90 days for users to utilize their live and on-demand library of classes. This includes plenty of off-bike and treadmill workouts, from bootcamp-styled classes to strength training and yoga routines, that all can be accessed on the app. Sign up by April 30 and see more details on their promotional page.
The fitness company announced that they’re streaming free daily workouts on their Facebook page. Officially deemed Home Work-Ins, the 20-minute workouts require no equipment—at least from what we’ve seen so far—and have a focus on staying active. Check out the Planet Fitness Facebook page for updates and workouts.
The well-known yoga app is making all its fitness apps free for anyone to use until May 1. Beyond their Down Dog app, they also have Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute Workout that can be searched on the app store. Also, Down Dog is extending its free app access until July 1 for students and teachers. Namaste!
If dancing is your kind of working out, 305 Fitness has got you covered. The dance cardio studio is offering up live classes on their YouTube twice a day—one at 12 pm and other at 6 pm EDT—that they encourage doing with a friend. And if you can’t miss the live sessions, you can find the workout living on their YouTube page.
This new virtual fitness platform has daily lineups taught by instructors from various studios like SoulCycle, 305 Fitness, and Alo Yoga, to name a few. The Sutra app and its classes are free, but a donation is encouraged to support your fitness instructor during this difficult time. Classes range from yoga to pilates and HIIT workouts!
Tone It Up
Tone It Up is making their workout app free until April 22, 2020. On the app, users have access to live classes and 10- to 40-minute workout videos led by co-founders Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott. Beyond the app, they’re also doing Instagram Live workouts from time to time, and they have a large library of workout videos you can on YouTube.
Every day at 2:05 p.m. EST, this dance cardio studio is offering 24-minute dance breaks via Instagram Live. As Forward Space wrote in the caption above, they understand “how powerful, healing & necessary it is to be moving every day,” which has led to them offering up workout breaks for anyone who’s available to participate.
This free fitness app is filled with every kind of workout, many of which are no-equipment classes. In addition to hundreds of options, you can also create a personalized fitness plan that aligns with your long-term goals. And there’s a motivating WFH Challenge happening right now, too. Check out more information on their website.
The digital-only fitness company is providing free unlimited access to its online classes through April 30. Grokker offers a wide range of workout classes, which also includes yoga and meditation, that can be streamed on any devices. An added bonus: there’s a section for cooking as well.
The meditation company offers a free 2-week trail for anyone interested in trying the Headspace app, plus they’ve unlocked a specially-curated collection called Weathering the Storm that’s available for free. In it, you’ll find short audios that range from meditations to sleep exercises and movement sessions. These offerings from Headspace work to put your mind and body at ease.
This all-digital fitness experience lets you stream live and on-demand classes any time of the day, and they’re offering up a 7-day free trial. The library has more than 4,000 classes to choose from, and live classes occur as early as 6 am EST and go into the mid-afternoon.