To combat coronavirus, or Covid-19, health experts are recommending social distancing to “flatten the curve” and save lives. But your gym or fitness studio’s closure doesn’t mean you can’t still make healthy choices. Here’s a list of 13 free online workouts you can access via a smartphone app, YouTube, or live streams on social media — specifically leaving off workouts that require equipment, cost money, or have brief free trials.
Total Body Workouts
Crossfit: Kicking off this list is the famous HIIT and weightlifting brand, which surprisingly has a lot of free beginner-friendly workouts on their website. The best part? Instead of using personal trainers, Crossfit used normal people or older folks to demonstrate that anybody can do these exercises.
Planet Fitness: One of the country’s largest gym chains, Planet Fitness, has been live-streaming free online workout classes on its Facebook page on weekdays at 7 p.m. ET. These 30-minute, equipment-free workouts are also available on demand on their YouTube channel.
Nike Training Club: This app lets you download free 15-, 30-, and 45-minute workouts designed by Nike trainers. Most of the workouts are equipment-free and use GIFs to demonstrate how to do each exercise — from squats, to walkouts, to lunges. There’s a premium version, too, that includes nutrition advice.
Barry’s Bootcamp: The boutique studio popular among celebrities will stream 20-minute equipment-free workouts on Instagram live. They’ll also save workouts onto their IGTV the next day. Here’s a sample class.
Blogilates: One of the biggest fitness YouTube accounts is offering free 10- to 20-minute pilates and bootcamp sculpting workouts for a decade. You can also get free monthly calendars like this 14-day quarantine workout plan on the Blogilates website.
P.volve: The total-body fitness streaming service is offering free 10- to 20-minute classes on their Instagram live. You can also get a 30-day free trial to their hundreds of other classes using the code ONEPVOLVE and create custom workout calendars.
STRONG by Zumba: You can access plenty of free HIIT workouts on YouTube, choosing from 7-, 20-, and 30-minute on-demand classes. The videos also come in languages other than English.
Corepower Yoga: The national yoga chain is offering free 30- and 60-minute classes while studios are closed. Special livestreams of classes will be available for members only starting March 19, and you can pay the $19.99 monthly fee for unlimited access to all Yoga On Demand classes.
YogaWorks: Have a little more time? You can find plenty of 60-, 75-, and 90-minute classes on various studios’ YouTube accounts. Full schedule here.
Downward Dog: This company is offering its suite of fitness apps — from the seven-minute workout, to Barre, to Yoga for Beginners — for free, with no subscription required.
305 Fitness: Do you enjoy Zumba or other types of dancing workouts? The dance cardio studio is offering free 10- to 45-minute classes on their YouTube page.
Peloton: The fitness company is offering a 90-day free trial to its digital membership, up from its usual 30-day trial. With the trial, you can access 20-plus live classes per day and thousands of on-demand classes, from meditation, to walking, to strength-training, to indoor cycling. After that, a digital membership is $12.99/month.
Beach Body on Demand: Two free weeks, and then various monthly contracts after that.
Editor’s Note: The writer is a studio experience team member at CorePower Yoga.