Staying active is important under normal circumstances, as it helps with weight management, disease prevention, and mental health. As the coronavirus situation intensifies, you might be wondering: How can I keep myself healthy? The answer lies in following the latest guidelines on social distancing, proper handwashing, following the mask and stay-at-home directives and maintaining your health and wellness.
Engaging in regular physical activity is a great way to help manage stress and strengthen your immune system. In fact, research shows that “fit individuals” — defined as those who partake in regular physical activity — have a lower incidence of infection compared to inactive and sedentary individuals. While Gyms and fitness studios have closed their doors to promote social distancing and help “flatten the curve”, we’ve found some of the best workout resources for you to take advantage of during your time at home:
- Orangetheory: This popular endurance class focuses on intervals and targeting certain zones of your heart rate. Given the impact of COVID-19, Orangetheory is now uploading new at-home 30 minute workout routines daily. You won’t need any special equipment, but the instructors do get creative and have you utilize objects you can find around the house like coffee mugs in lieu of weights.
- Daily Burn and Gold’s Gym. Miss gym classes? Try a 60-day free trial of the Daily Burn’s sleek at-home classes, or hit the 600 audio and video classes on the Gold’s Amp app, which is free until May 31.
- 24 Hour Fitness: Everyone can access the 24 Hour Fitness app on-demand workouts and premium content for free during this time, which includes Les Mills classes and audio coaching. They are also extending their memberships for the amount of time that their gyms are closed.
- Planet Fitness. Planet Fitness has a free daily class at 7 p.m. ET on its Facebook Live page.
- Beachbody, one of the largest streaming fitness companies, is offering its multiple fitness programs free for 14 days. These include popular workouts like the P90X series, 21-Day Fix, Insanity and PiYo.
- The Nike Training Club app features new daily workouts targeting lower body, upper body, core, etc., as well as a backlog of other workout videos. Workouts last from 15 to 45 minutes. While some of the oneson the app are typically only available to those paying the $14.99 per month premium membership fee, Nike recently made all videos free and available to everyone.
- Peloton offers a wide variety of live and on-demand classes (yoga, dance, core, Pilates) in addition to the in-home Spin classes they’re known for. The app is free for 90 days.