11 free workouts you can stream from home right now
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
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
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.
How to stream: FitOn’s app or website.
Updated 3/20/20. Offerings are subject to change.
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.