We need to stay home right now for the greater good of the people, but just because you’re sitting at home, doesn’t mean you can’t stay active. Our spacious floor plans at our Beltline apartments give plenty of room to allow for some seriously sweat-inducing, heart-pumping workouts – no matter what kind of activity-style you’re into. So, whether you’re looking to get your workout on while you’re at home, there are plenty of paid and free options for you – and we’ve compiled them for you here.
YouTube is king when it comes to free, on-demand fitness videos for you to do in the comfort of your own home. Some videos will require equipment while others will not, and you can even search for apartment-specific workouts so you don’t create too much impact and noise for your neighbors. Literally anything you can imagine can be found on YouTube by hundreds of instructors (do your research to find your favorite!) from Pilates to HIIT and strength training to martial arts. You name it – YouTube has a video for you to try in your living room.
Sign up for different fitness app trials
There are hundreds if not thousands of workout and fitness apps out there – for every genre of exercise. Many of these apps offer free trials so that you can give them a go before having to commit to a subscription. Not only does this give you an opportunity to have access to some great workouts for free, but you can experience a variety of exercises to find out which ones you love the most. Here are a few workout apps with trials and intro periods:
- Daily Burn – This service streams through your TV or laptop and offers thousands of yoga, barre, cardio, Pilates, and HIIT classes. Currently, they are offering a 60-day trial. After the trial, it’s $14.95 per month for Basic or $19.95 per month for Premium. Members can cancel at any time.
- FitOn – This app already has a completely free feature, giving users access to hundreds of workouts – many led by celebrity trainers like Gabrielle Union, Cassie Ho, and Jonathan Van Ness. You’ll find cardio, Pilates, dance, strength classes, and more. If you want to upgrade to PRO for access to personalized meal plans, you can do so for $69.99 a year.
- Nike Training Club – This app recently waived their $14.99/month fee indefinitely and offers targeted running training programs, nutrition guidance, and also access to 185 classes for yoga, cardio, and more.
- Peloton – While Peloton is known for their spinning classes, their app actually includes many yoga, stretching, boot camp, strength, and cardio workouts as well – and you don’t need any expensive equipment. Recently, they’ve extended their trial to 90 days before you’ll pay $12.99 a month.
Stream and move
Now that everyone is staying home, they’re getting creative with how they socialize while staying active. One of the best ways to do that is through social media! And since gyms and studios are closed, they’re taking to the internet to host live classes and workshops. Get online to do your research on an upcoming event you might be interested in. Here are some fun live-streams that will get you active and have you feeling great.
- Club Pilates – The very popular Club Pilates is offering free live-stream classes on its Facebook
- Modo Yoga – Modo Yoga’s studio in Los Angeles is currently sharing two live-stream classes a day on Instagram.
- Enlist in the Aarmy – If you’re into a boot-camp-style workout, this studio offers several live-streaming, intense workouts on Instagram every morning.
- Planet Fitness – Even though gyms are closed, this popular chain is offering free 20-minute workouts on its Facebook page – even for non-members.
- Rumble – Boxing is a great way to stay in shape and Rumble offers free boxing-inspired workouts on Instagram every morning – usually starting around 8 am EST.
- Forward Space – You’ll love this 30-minute daily live-stream by Forward Space if you just like to dance and let loose. Find them on Instagram every day at 2:05 pm EST.
Keep it simple
The bottom line is that it’s important you stay healthy and active while staying at home. Many of us go to the gym, take group classes, walk with friends, and so many other things that we just can’t do right now. And even though things are different at the moment, it doesn’t mean you have to ease up on your fitness routine. Try doing simple workouts at home using your body weight like push-ups or lunges. If you want to use weights but don’t have access to any, use what you have at home – milk jugs, laundry detergent, cans of paint, and wine bottles are just a few items you could incorporate. And, of course, walks outside in the neighborhood are always a great way to feel re-energized.
Safely work up a sweat at our Beltline apartments
By staying home, staying healthy, and staying active, we’re helping our community do the same. Residents of our Beltline apartments are important to us and we hope you and your loved ones are taking the utmost care.