With businesses closing across the country, most gyms and workout studios are suspending their classes. Fortunately, however, many are offering free trials or live classes that can you can opt into from the comfort of your living room. Social distancing and staying home do not mean you have to miss out on staying in shape with your favorite classes. Here are some staples of the Philly fitness scene that are offering online alternatives that you can do from home.
Orangetheory Fitness, commonly referred to by students as “Orangetheory” or “OTF,” is using its website to provide a workout regimen to people at home. Each day, they share a half–hour video online with a balanced yet challenging routine. The videos have titles that signal the type of workout, like “Total Body” or “Core Endurance.” Orangetheory At Home is free and easily accessible. You can find them here without needing an account or login information. Thank you, Orangetheory!
Barry’s is offering Barry’s At-Home through IGTV/ IG Live. The workouts feature different instructors and different routines, each mirroring the intensity of a session in the Red Room. Most of their uploaded workouts so far are between 20 and 30 minutes in length, and some do not require equipment. You can find the schedule for the upcoming days here.
Rumble is also offering at–home workouts via Instagram. They have been posting weekly updates to their schedule, and new live sessions are uploaded daily. The classes range from 30 to 45 minutes, and they continually update their Instagram with shorter workouts to keep you sweating in between classes. I’m very excited to get to do my go–to boxing class, especially since there isn't a studio in my hometown. It's the best way to stay fit and work out some frustrations healthily.
CorePower is providing CorePower Yoga On Demand. This means free yoga classes online weekly, with a subscription service for unlimited access. Check this out, because we could all use some yoga right now. CorePower builds intensity and strength training into a traditional yoga class, so it's the perfect way to work your muscles and relax during this time.
For those of you still working 9–5, Planet Fitness is offering daily sessions at 7:00 p.m. (EST). The classes are on Facebook, and are entirely free. These workouts are under 20 minutes, so they're easy to fit in every day. Here is their Facebook page, where the workouts are streamed live.
barre3, a barre studio that emphasizes mindfulness, is offering 15–day free trials to a barre3 subscription. With this trial, you’ll have access to unlimited home workouts and a personalized dashboard to track progress and curate workout based on your fitness needs.
Similarly, EverybodyFights is offering 7–day free trials. This trial provides unlimited access to their classes and videos. Being stuck at home is a reason to try out one of these trials temporarily—just be sure to cancel your membership if you're not committing full–time.
Thank you to these studios, and many more, who are still working to keep us healthy and happy from home.