Fitness enthusiasts are thinking outside the gym during coronavirus pandemic. Gyms, yoga studios and CrossFit centers around the country are fueling the drive to stay active by offering online classes, some free of charge, or extending trial periods for at-home workouts.
Studio owners and fitness instructors are having to adjust too as they make the shift to teaching online. The Coalition of Health and Fitness Leaders, a group of fitness, nutrition and wellness industry representatives recently formed in response to the new coronavirus, hosted an online panel Thursday to provide guidance for instructors.
Countless people around the country who have been cooped up inside as their companies mandate work-at-home policies and their fitness centers shut down are getting creative with their workout routines.
Many are turning to online classes, grabbing bleach bottles as makeshift weights, or taking cues from YouTube challenges showing how to do crunches with furniture or turn a kitchen floor into a treadmill by soaping up the tiling.
Instructors from all different gyms and organizations are encouraging people to stay active during their time at home both to remain heathy and to cure boredom from remaining inside your house.
Here is a list of Bay Area and worldwide companies who are offering at home work out options:
- Jewish Community Center which has locations in San Francisco, Lisa Gatos, Foster City, Palo Alto, San Rafael, Santa Rosa and Berkeley will be posting virtual classes online according to each location until they open their doors again.
- 24 Hour Fitness, which has locations all over the Bay Area, created an app for members to download so they can work out at home during this mandatory quarantine.
- Barry’s Bootcamp, which has locations in San Jose, Palo Alto, San Francisco, and Burlingame, will post live workouts twice a day on their instagram stories .
- Orange theory, which has over 100 locations in California, is posting daily workouts on their website.
- YogaAnytime is providing a 15 day trail for free on their homepage.
- Chris Hemsworth announced his fitness app Centr will be free for the next six weeks. Download the app provided or follow the steps according to this post.
- POPSUGAR Fitness is posting free workouts you can follow along at home on their youtube channel.
- CrossFit is posting daily works on their website as well, today is their rest day, but you can scroll down to see past workouts.