Fitness & Exercise

11 free workouts you can stream from home right now

No gym, no problem: You can practice social distancing and still break a sweat.

Desperately missing your gym or favorite fitness class? A home workout can improve your mood, boost your energy levels, and help you feel less stir-crazy when you’re cooped up at home.

The best part: Your options are abundant. Gyms, boutique fitness companies, and trainers are actively posting free workouts online, most of which require just a little bit of space and little or no equipment. 

Check out this list of free virtual workouts available right now: 

 

If you prefer audio workouts: Aaptiv

 

What: Live workouts that range from circuit-training to combat-style HIIT, meditations, and yoga flows

When: Anytime!

How to stream it: Follow @aaptiv on Instagram and tap on their profile photo to view their Instagram Stories during scheduled workouts. If you can’t tune in during designated time slots, don’t worry. You can listen later by tapping on their Instagram Stories highlight. They’re also available on Apple Podcasts

Bonus! Aaptiv audio workouts are always available to WW members via the WW app

 

If you miss your morning workouts: Blink Fitness

 

What: Virtual strength training workout sessions, which are led by personal trainers

When: Every weekday at 8 a.m. EST

How to stream it: Watch via Facebook Live here

 

If you like ending your day with strength training: Planet Fitness

 

What: Work-“ins,” i.e., 20-minute daily bodyweight strength-training workouts 

When: Daily at 7 p.m. EST

How to stream it: Visit the Planet Fitness Facebook page.

 

If you’ve got pent up aggression: Rumble 

 

What: Boxing-inspired cardio and bodyweight workout classes hosted in their trainers’ living rooms

When: Changes daily; follow @DoYouRumble’s Instagram post notifications to get updates on when the trainers are going live.

How to stream it: Tap on the profile icon on Rumble’s Instagram profile page to tune into Instagram Live.

 

If you just want to dance: 305 Fitness

 

What: Live cardio dance classes hosted by 305 founder, Sadie Kurzban

When: Live streams at noon and 6 p.m.

How to stream it: Visit 305 Fitness’s Youtube page.

 

If you tend to wake up on the wrong side of the bed: Outdoor Voices

 

What: “Virtual recess,” aka a 10- to 15-minute morning cardio dance party to start your day with a boost of endorphins

When: 9 a.m. on weekday mornings 

How to stream it: Follow along every morning by going to their IGTV channel

 

If you like to mix things up: Peloton

 

What: Free 90-day fitness app trial with access to equipment-free yoga, meditation, strength-training, stretching, and cardio videos

When: At your leisure.

How to stream it: Start your trial here

 

If you’re a yogi through and through: Sky Ting Yoga

 

What: Live-stream yoga flows

When: Dates and times are announced by @SkyTing on Instagram and on the Sky Ting Live TV page

How to stream: Visit Sky Ting’s live stream page. 

 

If you want to break a serious sweat: Barry's Bootcamp

 

What: Twenty-minute bodyweight workouts

When: Dates and times are posted on @Barrys Instagram Stories and in their profile’s highlights.

How to stream: Visit @Barry’s Instagram TV channel.

 

If you desperately miss strength training: Orangetheory Fitness

 

What: Thirty-minute daily videos featuring household items in lieu of equipment 

When: Whenever you’re ready! New workouts are posted daily.

How to stream: Visit OrangeTheory.com

 

If you bore easily: FitOn

 

What: Ready-to-stream boxing, high-intensity interval training, Pilates, and circuit-training fitness videos.

When: Anytime.

How to stream: FitOn’s app or website.

 

Updated 3/20/20. Offerings are subject to change.

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Lucy Shanker is a copywriter at WW (formerly Weight Watchers). Beyond WW.com, the Chicago-born, NYC-based food and culture writer's work has appeared on Consequence of Sound, The Independent, Spindle Magazine, and more.
 

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