I’m a lover of the world and far off places who is so excited that you’re here. Looking forward to sharing more of my world with you and all the things I love. I hope this site really does feel like a wellness oasis right here on the internet.
The last few weeks have been wild, and to be honest a little overwhelming, but I’m learning to live within my new norm. So many of my friends in fitness and hospitality no longer have jobs and I can’t even begin to process it all. Each day brings a new challenge and we’ve all been impacted in one way or another. I’m a planner, and like so many of my friends, we plan for everything but never in my lifetime did I expect to be home-bound due to COVID-19. While it’s a tough time for many, it’s a great time to adopt an attitude of gratitude to appreciate the little things. It’s a great time to get back to the basics of empathy, community, and compassion.
There are tons of websites where you can stream workouts online and the ladies at Sweats & The City have come through with a huge list, including discount codes. They’ve also got a calendar that’s currently being refreshed daily that summarizes all of the online options. Many options they list have free trials or discount codes and are lower cost vs a traditional boutique studio, however, some people just don’t have anything extra to spend. I get it as I myself have focused hard on budgeting because we never know what tomorrow holds. For those that currently don’t have any additional funds for fitness I wanted to highlight some of the completely free options out there. We’re all supposed to be staying home, so if you want to work on your fitness goals or just keep yourself moving I wanted to make sure that there was a place to highlight some great options that have no added cost. I know my workouts help me maintain my sanity and I’m so thankful for the chance to move my body (these days especially).
While we’re all at home that means that our favorite workout instructors, trainers and athletes are home as well. It’s been heartbreaking for me to have so many of my friends and family just not know what their next step is but I’ve loved to see everyone get creative to make it work. If you’ve still got the budget to allocate toward fitness it’s a great time to support the instructors that have supported you through the years. It’s incredible to see how quickly FitPros have adapted to IG Live and Zoom to offer online versions of their amazing classes. A lot of studios and your favorite activewear brands are streaming free workouts on Instagram live so keep an eye out for those opportunities.
This is not the time to ask your friends to work for free, this is the time to invest in the incredible services they offer or use the free options that are online. Instructors put in so much work behind the scenes, they deserve to be paid for their time, effort and energy. Below I’ll also include a list of Instructors who are offering workouts online in a variety of formats.
FitOn App: I’ve had this app downloaded for a few months and have been really impressed with the content. You can choose the duration of time, type of workout and the trainer (with some fun celebrity features). You can even sign up to do workouts with others. The app is available on the Apple App store as well as google play plus they also offer free workout plans if you want to commit for a longer time frame.
Nike Run Club & Nike Training Apps: Between these apps you’ll have a ton of options for guided runs, stretches, yoga and strength workouts. I use the Nike Run club app to track my miles while I’m running solo and also to opt into challenges that give me a goal to strive for. You can add friends if you’re looking for virtual run club vibes. The Nike Training app did have some premium featured content with a cost associated but it’s been made free for the time being so everyone can access all of the workouts on the platform.
Froyo to Fitness Workout Guide: Mary Kate, a trainer and blogger offers Froyo to Fitness Plans with some options that are free, designed for at home workouts. Mary Kate also has great nutrition content and recipes up on her site if you need at home inspiration.
Youtube: An oldie but a goodie for fitness content and quick workouts. This is one of the ways I started to move my body in college when resources were limited and it’s still helpful now. Below are some of the channels I’ve found to have the best and most consistent content.
Pop Sugar Fitness: Tons of different options, categorized by muscle group and workout type. The workouts range from 15 minutes to 40 minutes with a great deal of options in between.
Blogilates: I did Casey Ho’s workouts back in college and loved that I could get them in quickly with minimal equipment in about 10 minutes. There are some different playlist options if you want to focus on using the workouts longer term or with a certain muscle group.
MadFit: Tons of options for knee friendly workouts, music based workouts, stretches and yoga. She offers options with weights and without as well with a variety of time frames to choose from.
Fitness Blender: 350+ Free Full Length Workout Videos for At Home Training with the ability to focus on different muscle groups for different blocks of time.
Instagram: Great resource for staying connected during these quarantined times, a lot of studios and gyms are offering some online classes via IG Live or IGTV. A great way to see familiar faces and get a tough workout while at home!
High Intensity Workouts:
Rumble: Offering Daily IG Live Workouts with a schedule posted on feed each week.
Stop, Drop & Jab by Gina: 15 Minute Jab workouts that are sure to torch calories and be tons of fun via IG Live. Gina’s energy will definitely pump you up for the rest of your day! If you haven’t gotten to jab in real life, now’s your chance.
Low Impact Workouts:
Y7 Yoga: They’ve got a flow on your own challenge, bringing you a flow wherever you’re at on live as well as Hip Hop Weds & Sunday.
Lululemon: Bringing you yoga, running, meditation and all things wellness plus self care via IG Live.
Bandier: Daily IG Live workout at 4pm EST with a variety of trainers. Schedule posted on their feed for the coming week.
Ally Berlin: BODY By Ally classes each week via Zoom. Classes are $10/Class
Aubre Winters: Classes Daily with Website and Online Platform Coming Soon.
Bianca Vesco: Offering HIIT and Strength classes via Zoom. Classes start at $20/Class or $32 for Both Classes.
Breanna Bartley “BB” Arrington: Offering virtual training and wellness sessions (including pre/post natal), DM for details.
Breanna Janae: Offering weekly classes with whatever weights you’ve got at home, sliding scale payment via venmo if you’re able.
Chase Willman: NYC based barre instructor offering 45 minute online workouts (combo of barre, HIIT and ballet), live bookable via calendly.
Darren Tomasso: Offering The Movement Pack workouts for free with the ability to donate to organizations that need the help.
Helen Phelan: Offering Reiki, Health Coaching and Fitness for All (including new moms) via Patreon. Memberships start at $5 per month.
Jacob Solis: Offering a free class once a week and 1-2 additional donation based classes along with personal training via zoom (HIIT, Strength & Conditioning plus Boxing), direct message him for rates and details.
Jeff Blue: Personal Training and group training options available, direct message for details.
Jenna Langhans: Offering movement options via IG and Personal Training, DM for details.
Jess Penneso: The Sweat Method one hour cardio yoga online class,$15/Class.
Kara Liotta & Kate Hickl: Co-Founders of KKSweat, live or on demand full length workouts with these two incredible ladies. Their signature program called KKSweat includes their sweat plus sculpt classes. Classes start at $28/class for drop ins with weekly pricing available.
Katie ‘Cakes’ Wildhagen: Booty focused 45 min workouts via IGLive and Youtube, sliding scale payment available via paypal, venmo and cashapp.
Malia Makaila: Offering classes with a variety of options (full body, abs, bodyweight, weighted) via zoom, direct message her for details.
Mackenzie Viscomi: Former athlete, dancer and cheerleader turned personal trainer offering one on one virtual personal training, DM her for details.
Nicole Rutsch: Reiki Master, Herbalist and Sound Healer offering donation based reiki and sound healing.
Or Artzi: Offering daily free workouts via IG as well as private training, direct message her for details.
Percell Dugger: Good Wrk, Wrk from Home Program available online for $10 plus live workouts on IG.
Samantha Jade: Body by SJ, bodyweight workouts starting at $10/Class.
Shannon Nicole: Virtual group fitness class that includes Low and high intensity interval training, RSVP via email or IG.
Steph Ottomanelli: Providing donation based yoga sculpt classes via IG Live Monday-Friday at 5:15pm EST.
Sydney Miller: Housework Classes offered via Zoom. Classes are $13/Class
Tara Nicolas: Wellness program to come, keep an eye on her IG for details and pricing.
Tanysha Smith: Offering Live Classes via Zoom as well as one on one options plus corporate training. Pricing starts at $15/Class.
Zach Bergfelt: Offering his full suite of pilates workouts on Vimeo for $25/Month with a continuously growing library of content.
Zach Eisenberg: Teaching dance and sculpt classes online via IG, Youtube and Zoom, schedule posted on his feed with venmo info for sending what you can.
To support people on a larger scale during these rough times, below are a few places to donate if you’re able. If not, spreading the word is helpful as well!
Classpass has changed the way that they’re supporting studios by allowing you not only stream but also purchase virtual sessions on the platform as well as donate directly to studios. You can also sign the petition to save the health & wellness industry. They’ve got more details on their Instagram page about how to get involved.
No Kid Hungry, feeding kids especially now while schools are closed.
Feeding America COVID-19 Response Fund for communities and individuals facing hunger across America.
I’d love to keep adding to this list so if you’ve got additions shoot me over an email, firstname.lastname@example.org!