How to Work Out at Home for Free While You’re Social Distancing

Physical and mental health has always been the top priority in our corner of the internet. The direction from our state, local, and national governments continues to encourage (and sometimes require) social distancing to combat the spread of COVID-19, commonly referred to as the coronavirus, and we want to make it easier for our community to comply.

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Whether you are self-quarantining or taking precautions to protect yourself and others, you’re likely discovering a new daily routine. In the midst of that chaos, exercise can help us feel balanced, which can be especially needed when we’re contained to our apartments. 

Here’s our roundup of at-home workouts available live and on-demand at no charge, many of which are working overtime to accommodate COVID-19. This is “Everything’s Better with Friends,” The Digital Edition.

If you’re not feeling well, exercise may not be the answer. Read more to decide if you should exercise, even at home, while you’re sick.

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Daily Burn

  • Type of Workout: Kickboxing, Yoga, Barre, Cardio, Pilates, Pregnancy & Post-Natal
  • Pricing: Daily Burn is offering 60 days free to accommodate COVID-19 (normally 30 days free)
  • Format: Live and streaming video, instructor-led
  • Class Length: 10-60 minutes
  • Workout Equipment: Varies, body weight classes available

Tone It Up

  • Type of Workout: Muscle-group focused strength, yoga, HIIT, cardio
  • Pricing: Tone It Up is offering a free month to accommodate COVID-19 (normally 7 days)
  • Format: Daily written and video instructions, on-demand video
  • Class Length: Varies
  • Workout Equipment: Varies, body weight classes available

Bar Method Online

  • Type of Workout: Barre
  • Pricing: 14-day free trial
  • Format: On-demand video, instructor-led
  • Class Length: 15-60 minutes
  • Workout Equipment: According to their website, “Classes incorporate a few simple props such as a barre, weights, mats and a ball; you can easily substitute those with a sturdy chair, firm pillows and a towel instead.”

ClassPass

  • Type of Workout: Strength training, HIIT, Cardio, Yoga, Barre, Pilates, Stretching
  • Pricing: Included with ClassPass membership, which offers a free 14-day trial. To accommodate COVID-19, cancellation fees for ClassPass in-person classes will be waived for related issues, unused credits will roll over until June 1, and active accounts may be paused.
  • Format: Live and on-demand video, on-demand audio from ClassPass and partner studio instructors
  • Class Length: 3-60 minutes
  • Workout Equipment: Varies, body weight classes available

Nike Training Club

  • Type of Workout: Yoga, Strength Training, Cardio, HIIT, Mobility
  • Pricing: Free
  • Format: On-demand video
  • Class Length: 15-60 minutes
  • Workout Equipment: Varies, body weight classes available

Barre3

  • Type of Workout: Barre
  • Pricing: 15-day free trial
  • Format: On-demand video
  • Class Length: 10-60 minutes
  • Workout Equipment: Core ball, sliders, resistance band, and/or hand weights may be used; filtering by equipment available in the app

Obe Fitness

  • Type of Workout: Dance, Sculpt, Pilates, HIIT, Barre, Strength Training, Pre and Post-Natal
  • Pricing: 7-day free trial
  • Format: 14 live classes per day, on-demand instructor-led video 
  • Class Length: 10-60 minutes
  • Workout Equipment: Varies, body weight classes available

Peloton Digital

  • Type of Workout: Indoor Cycling, Bootcamp, Yoga, Running, Strength Training
  • Pricing: Peloton is offering a free 90-day trial to accommodate COVID-19 (normally 30 days)
    Format: Live and on-demand video, on-demand audio (outdoor workouts)
  • Class Length: 10-60 minutes
  • Workout Equipment: Varies, body weight classes available for many workouts

Title Boxing Club

  • Type of Workout: Boxing, kickboxing, strength, agility, and recovery
  • Pricing: Title is offering a free 30-day trial (normally 7 days)
  • Format: On-demand video
  • Class Length: 5-45 minutes
  • Workout Equipment: Most are no equipment; boxing gloves are optional if you want to mimic a real class and shadowbox. Medicine ball optional for core movements but can easily be replaced with bodyweight, a dumbbell, or whatever you have around.

Yoga2.0

  • Type of Workout: Yoga
  • Pricing: $10 virtual “drop-in” or free with promo code “ineedthis”, unlimited uses.
  • Format: Live streaming (when you sign up, you’ll get an email with the link to live stream)
  • Class Length: 45-60 minutes
  • Workout Equipment: Yoga mat

Studio Three

  • Type of Workout: Yoga, bodyweight circuit strength/cardio
  • Pricing: Free
  • Format: Instagram Live, at 7:30am and 5:30pm Central (plus, at 12:30pm Central, you can watch “Lunch Crunch” for live meditation, tips, Q&As, and more)
  • Class Length: 45-60 minutes
  • Workout Equipment: Yoga mat suggested

Tone It Up

  • Type of Workout: HIIT, strength, yoga
  • Pricing: Free for the next 30 days (free trial is normally 7 days)
  • Format: On-demand on the app, plus Instagram Live workouts (check Stories for latest schedule)
  • Class Length: Varies
  • Workout Equipment: Varies, but plenty of bodyweight workouts available

P.volve

  • Type of Workout: Low impact, high intensity resistance training; total body workout
  • Pricing: P.volve is offering 30 days free to accommodate COVID-19 (normally 14 days free). Use promotional code Chilove30 at my.pvolve.com/VIPaccess
  • Format: Streaming video, instructor-led, on-demand video. They are also hosting IG lives on @pvolve at 8:00 am, 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm EST for people to work out alongside trainers in their homes. 
  • Class Length: 10-90 minutes
  • Workout Equipment:  Workouts can be completed with no equipment, but also can be amped up with a variety of proprietary equipment (p.ball, p.band and more) at pvolve.com.   You can filter workouts based on equipment or no equipment. Additionally, P.volve has 2-day shipping on order $99+ to ensure that people can get their necessary equipment to them in a timely manner.

Train Moment

  • Type of Workout: Strength and Conditioning, HIIT, Interval, Mobility, Yoga
  • Pricing: Free 99
  • Format: Streaming video, instructor-led on IG TV, Facebook & YouTube
  • Class Length: 50 minutes
  • Workout Equipment: Yo’ Body & Chair/Couch

Alo Moves

  • Type of Workout: Yoga, fitness, mindfulness, and skills (i.e., learn how to do a handstand)
  • Pricing: Free full-length videos on YouTube
  • Format: YouTube
  • Class Length: Varies
  • Workout Equipment: None required

RSTR

  • Type of Workout: Strength and endurance HIIT style workouts
  • Pricing: Free IG Live classes daily
  • Format: Live streaming on Instagram (check their page for the latest schedules)
    • Monday/Wednesday/Friday: Strength/Endurance 30 @ 7PM
    • Tuesday/Thursday: Bands @ 7PM
    • Saturday: *Bands @ 11AM
  • Class Length: Varies
  • Workout Equipment: Resistance bands

Crunch Fitness

  • Type of Workout: Everything from “Total Body Bootcamp” and “Kick Butt Kickboxing” to dance cardio, pilates, yoga, barre and more
  • Pricing: Free for your first 45 days
  • Format: On-demand video workouts
  • Class Length: Varies
  • Workout Equipment: Varies

ClassPass

  • Type of Workout: Every format, from barre and pilates to HIIT and boxing and more.
  • Pricing: ClassPass has made their entire library of 2,000+ prerecorded audio and video workouts completely free for everyone, no subscription required.
    • And, if you want ot support a favorite studio, ClassPass has launched live workouts. Over 500 studios have added their live, bookable classes, and 100% of livestream class proceeds go directly to studios. These classes can be booked without a subscription – just create an account at http://classpass.com and pay as you go.
  • Format: On-demand video workouts
  • Class Length: Varies
  • Workout Equipment: Varies

EverybodyFights

  • Type of Workout: Boxing, strength training, cardio training, yoga, and core
  • Pricing: Free for 30 days (Select monthly subscription option and enter CHOOSETOFIGHT as the voucher code at checkout to redeem)
  • Format: Live streamed classes, on-demand video workouts, and daily challenges
  • Class Length: Varies
  • Workout Equipment: Varies

Your Favorite Trainers

Have a favorite teacher that you’re going to miss in your quarantine? Give them a follow on Instagram. Not only will seeing their face and reading their words of wisdom motivate you, some trainers are sharing video and streaming workouts on their personal channels. Start by checking out the new, feel-good, flow from our friend Maggie. You can also check out our library of workouts here.

#BetterWithFriends LIVE Workouts with aSweatLife

We’re hosting daily workouts live with some of our favorite trainers and wellness professionals. Find us on Facebook Live at the times below, and see this post for more information. Got a workout request? Drop it in the comments!

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About Emily Baseman

Emily Baseman considers herself a fitness generalist. A firm believer that wellness is found by giving your body what it deserves, she is dedicated to working out regularly, drinking lots of water, and eating plenty of vegetables. From barre to HIIT to yoga to cycling, Emily loves to work up a sweat running around to take in a little bit of everything. She is a midwestern transplant to Washington, DC, currently working, cooking, and exploring the fitness scene in our nation's capital. By day, Emily helps social impact brands and nonprofits use social media to tell their philanthropic stories. She's obsessed with her dog, Bascom, red wine, and cheese of all kinds.

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