Stay active even if you’re confined to the four walls of your little homes. It’s still very possible for you to stay fit or get into better shape than you were without stepping foot into a gym. Nowadays we are blessed with the internet and technology. This time around, technology is doing us a whole lot of good. If we didn’t have it I think we might find ourselves going a bit crazy. We have found some really motivational live streaming services and fitness apps to help you stay active during this uneasy time.
I’ve personally noticed a rise in popularity towards fitness now that we’re stuck indoors. It’s interesting when you take away all other responsibilities and distractions like work, we’re finally inclined to do what humans should be doing. It’s about moving daily, eating healthy food and spending time with our families or self-reflecting. That’s why staying in really is not an excuse to stop exercising. There are a variety of mediums to stay active in small spaces.
Before the pandemic outbreak, researchers anticipated the global interactive fitness industry to grow by $5.44 billion between 2020 and 2024. Now that the coronavirus has closed the doors of businesses and gyms – it’s also forced millions of people to work from home. IF you were lucky enough to keep your job…
You can only imagine how that prediction has escalated. People are spending A LOT of time online.
Stay Active, Take Advantage Of The Internet
Thousands of people around the world are finding themselves bored at home, feeling a bit out of sorts.
A lot of them are used to the gym machines and weights and think that there’s no point of exercising without the equipment. This is far from the truth and now we’re learning that you can get in some of the most effective workouts in the comfort of your own home.
That’s why large gym chains like Planet Fitness quickly started creating sweaty home workouts for people. Stream free exercise classes on Facebook and YouTube. This isn’t a new concept since a few fitness brands have been live-streaming workouts all along. It’s just that the demand for it exists now. Today’s live workouts are all people want! Peloton and DailyBurn are experiencing tons of downloads. Apparently, the Peloton app, which offers yoga and body strength classes, said that their March downloads were five times higher than February’s.
Stay Active Online
This is the solution to stay active and fit during the quarantine.
It’s very apparent that people are spending lots of time looking for ways to stay active on the internet. We believe that there’s an advantage to training online. Why? All online workouts are coached by different personal trainers and instructors who all have unique styles which offer you so much variety. You can literally complete a different workout every day and never get bored. Unlike when you go to the gym not knowing what to do.
Get Your Workout Done With These Apps
Thanks to MarketWatch we’ve managed to put together a really useful list of fitness apps and streaming services that you can use to stay active from home.
This is an app that got pretty well-known for its spin classes. However, it also offers tons of strength, yoga, stretching, Bootcamp and even cardio workouts. It also has a few meditation exercises and outdoor running coaching, all of which don’t require any equipment. So you can stay active easily.
You can sign during this period of lockdown throughout April for free. Peloton has even extended its 30-day free trial period to 90 days. After that, you’ll pay $12.99 a month.
This one is awesome for those of you who have your own spin bike at home. Don’t stress if you haven’t got one because you can stay active too with other free workouts.
Soulcycle has instructors who are offering free workouts off the bike on their individual Instagram accounts, including dance and bodyweight movement classes. See the full list here.
Nike Training Club
It seems most training apps are providing us with free workouts to help ease the stress of the corona lockdown. The athletic giant has waived the $14.99 a month fee for its premium service indefinitely.
This means you can download the app and get access to more than 185 free workouts (yoga, cardio and more). Each workout lasts from 15 to 45 minutes and includes targeted running training programs, nutrition and wellness guidance. What more could you ask to stay active at home?
It’s an incredible app with thousands of yoga, barre, Pilates, cardio, strength training and high-intensity workouts. Pregnant? Don’t worry! There are lots of specialized sessions for women who are pregnant or postpartum to stay active. You can do all of this with your smart TV or laptop.
Guess what? They’re currently extending their 30-day free trial to 60 days, with premium access for all new members. After that, it’s $14.95 a month for the Basic subscription and $26.95 for Premium. Paying members who have been financially affected by COVID-19 can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to add a free month to their account. If you want to stay active, but don’t know how then Daily Burn has got your back.
Yes, all fitness centers and gyms are closed. Fortunately, Planet Fitness is also offering free 20-minute at-home workouts. These workouts are called ‘Home Work-Ins.’ The perfect way to stay active. They are open to nonmembers and members alike.
It is one of the largest yoga studio chains and is giving everyone free access to a collection of online classes while its 200 locations are closed.
Apparently, in-person classes generally cost $26 apiece. CorePower Yoga On Demand will also post new classes online each week, including meditation sessions to clear your head. A great way to stay active and calm down at the same time.
Not every home workout needs to be super long either. Just like a gym, you can stay active and get an effective session in just 15-20 minutes. These workouts allow you to get sweaty in only 20 minutes. These are Barry’s signature strengths and cardio classes on Instagram.
The studio is posting three workouts a day, which will be announced the day before through Instagram Stories under the @barrys handle. You better save the next one in your diary.
Who else also loves punching or kicking out their frustration at a super satisfying workout? We thought most of you would agree that there’s nothing better than boxing your way to fitness.
This is a great way to stay active. These boxing-inspired fitness classes will get you ready to rumble on Instagram each morning. Turn on post notifications for @doyourumble, so you’ll get an alert when the classes are about to go live (generally at 8 a.m. ET).
If you are dreaming of a physique like Thor, then know you can get one with Chris’s new workout app. You won’t have to burn a hole in your pocket either. The ‘Avengers’ star is offering a free six-week trial on his new Centr fitness and meal plan app, as long as you sign up before March 31. You will be able to stay active just like Thor.
After that, the subscription plan runs $10 a month or $120 for a full-year membership. Workouts cover high-intensity interval training (HIIT), boxing, yoga, strength training, MMA and more.
This is a family of yoga apps, including Down Dog, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute Workout. All of which will be free until April 1. If you’re a student, teacher or healthcare professional fighting coronavirus and want to stay active, then you’ll have free access until July 1.
Otherwise, memberships run $7.99 a month, or $49.99 a year.
If you feel like moving to a beat then give this dance page a try!
You can get your dance groove on without a soul watching you with free cardio routines and movement classes on the 305 Fitness YouTube page every day at 6 p.m. ET. They also keep updating a list of their upcoming digital events here.
Dreaming of getting a body like a lean, slim and toned dancer?
Well, you can and doing it from home is ideal because most of the time, all you need is your own body weight. You can create your own ballet studio in your home with unlimited classes in strength conditioning, cardio and mindfulness that aim to restore balance to your body. A wonderfully satisfying way to stay active.
Barre3 is offering a 15-day free trial, and 10% off all props if you want to add resistance bands and core balls to your home gym. After that, the subscription runs $29 a month.
Stay active with celebrity trainers for free! This app allows you to train with celeb trainers like the actress Gabrielle Union’s and ‘Queer Eye’s’ Jonathan Van Ness. Classes include cardio, strength, HIIT, dance and Pilates classes, plus sessions tailored to prenatal and postnatal workouts.
But upgrading to FitOn PRO ($69.99 a year) includes personalized meal plans, more than 500 recipes and unlimited offline downloads.
Stay active with more than 200 videos streaming high-intensity, low-impact workouts that strengthen and tone the body in small spaces. You won’t need much – if any – equipment at all.
P.volve is offering a free 14-day trial; after that, the subscription runs $19.99 a month. To start streaming for free, click here and enter the promo code OnePvolve.
Former monk Jay Shetty says this might be the perfect time for YOU to start meditating. Take this world crisis as an opportunity brought to us by the Universe to take time to look within.
Free workouts from Peloton, Nike and others to help you stay active during your quarantine. Market Watch. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/free-workouts-from-peloton-nike-and-others-to-help-you-stay-active-during-your-quarantine-2020-03-27
A record 3.28 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week due to coronavirus. Market Watch. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/a-record-328-million-americans-applied-for-unemployment-benefits-last-week-due-to-coronavirus-2020-03-26?mod=article_inline
Global Interactive Fitness Market 2020-2024 | Growing Awareness Among People about Healthy Lifestyles to Boost Market Growth | Technavio. Business Wire. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200212005665/en/Global-Interactive-Fitness-Market-2020-2024-Growing-Awareness?mod=article_inline