Times are tough during the coronavirus, especially for those who usually engage in group fitness. For all the runners out there, keep doing what you’re doing. Harvard Medical school actually recommends getting outside for a run or a walk.
But if you want to add some strength training to your routine or are just looking to change things up, there are a ton of free work-outs on a multitude of platforms right now. These are mostly bodyweight exercises, and they require very little space (I did one in a NYC living room.)
I’ve divided this list into two categories:
- YouTube workouts that are always free
- Free streaming on social media
I hope this list helps to keep you fit and as relaxed as possible during these uncertain and trying times.
I’ve been doing at-home workout videos on YouTube for years. There is so much variety, and you can really get a good workout in. Whether you’re looking for cardio, HIIT, pilates, yoga, boxing, dancing or anything in between, YouTube has enough content to keep you covered for a long time.
Here are some of my favorite channels:
1. Popsugar Fitness
If you like to try all different types of classes, they bring in some of the best trainers from popular gyms to lead classes. You’ll find boxing, dance, yoga, pilates, HIIT and more.
2. Sydney Cummings
She offers amazing workouts that use equipment, although some are just bodyweight. If you have dumbbells, resistance bands or kettlebells, definitely check her out.
4. Fitness Blender
This husband at wife team offers more than 600 free workouts of all different types, but they are especially good at HIIT workouts.
3. Yoga With Adrienne
True to the name, this channel offers yoga workouts for all levels.
5. The Run Experience
These at home workouts specifically designed for runners. Stick around for their informative videos too!
6. Well + Good
This channel has every type of workout you can think of, even including treadmill workouts. Yoga, pilates, stretch, cardio and recovery.
If you love pilates, check out this channel for at-home workouts.
8. Body Project
Workouts of all kind, including HIIT cardio, resistance training, pilates and yoga.
9. 305 Fitness
Dance your butt off with all different types of dance routines for all different levels.
Free workouts streaming on social media
Right now, there are a TON of fitness platforms streaming live workouts. Below are some of the ones you should check out:
10. Planet Fitness
This budget friendly gym is offering daily live-streamed workouts at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET on its Facebook page.
11. Barry’s Bootcamp
Offering live 20-minute workouts twice daily on Instagram @barrys (exact streaming times will vary).
12. Runner’s World
The Runner’s World staff usually works out together at lunch, but now they are leading free workouts at 12p ET on Instagram Live.
13. Mile High Run Club
This NYC-based run studio will offer free yoga, strength and recovery workouts on their Instagram live.
14. Women’s Health
The women’s focused magazine will offer live workouts on Instagram with Kara Liotta at 12pm ET.
This audio guided fitness app will have free Instagram live workouts with their trainers.
Like boxing? Partake in a Rumble-inspired, cardio and bodyweight workout via Instagram Live.
Sculpt and tone with P.Volve on Instagram live.
18. Orange Theory Fitness
If you like circuit-based workouts, try these free 30-minute Orange Theory workouts directly on their website. No equipment required.