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With gyms closed across the country and people hunkering down at home as we practice social distancing, the coronavirus pandemic has left many of us putting physical fitness on the back burner.
To help combat depression and anxiety, medical professionals have advised people to keep up with exercise while they are socially isolating at home, pointing out a good workout can help release endorphins and boost our moods.
Fortunately many fitness apps have decided to offer free classes as we practice social distancing – here are five to try right now!
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If you have been asked to work from home or avoid crowded areas during this uncertain time, we’re giving you 60 days of at-home workouts for free. www.dailyburn.com/workoutathome Current paying members financially affected by COVID-19 can email firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
Daily Burn is currently offering a free 60-day trial period for new and returning customers. The app offers thousands of different workouts so you can mix it up every day from your own home. The app will even design workout programs specifically tailored for your fitness level and goals and includes everything from beginner pilates, muscle building and yoga, to group classes and cardio kickboxing.
Inspired by the @BiggestLoser? Work out alongside trainer Erica Lugo wherever you are when you download the PF app!
— Planet Fitness (@PlanetFitness) March 11, 2020
With their gym locations temporarily closed due to the coronavirus, Planet Fitness is taking their workouts live courtesy of Facebook Live. Every day at 7 p.m ET, the company will offer a free 30-minute workout with a Planet Fitness trainer.
We miss our fit fam!
Now, more than ever, it’s important to band together, support one another, keep our bodies moving, and stay connected. Tune in live @BarrysBootcamp twice tomorrow: once at 9am PDT as Barry’s… https://t.co/7m3nUUNB84
— Barry's Bootcamp (@BarrysBootcamp) March 17, 2020
No equipment, no worries! Barry’s Bootcamp is offering a 20-minute fitness class twice a day via Instagram. Classes are led by different Barry’s fitness instructors.
Work-out With Chris Hemsworth
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Hi there all, during this period of self isolation and uncertainty, I am offering six weeks of my health and fitness program @Centrfit for FREE! Go to centr.com and sign-up. Centr was founded to make health and happiness accessible to all, and I hope that this will make that access even easier during the current global health crisis. I think now more than ever is when we need to focus on what I believe to be the 3 key pillars to living healthier and happier- movement, nutrition, and mental fitness. In recent weeks Centr has seen a groundswell of support from our customers and communities, with thousands of members around the world coming together and sharing how the program has brought them positivity and support during these difficult times. Available at centr.com only, for new users only.
Need a little eye-candy while working out? Actor Chris Hemsworth is offering a free six week trial to his health and fitness app Centr. Not only will Hemsworth guide you through various workouts – including boxing, yoga, and HIIT – Centr also offers up nutritional guidance and a much-needed meditation guide.
AT HOME WORKOUTS EACH AND EVERY WEEK
If you haven't already, hit up my #YouTube channel and set yourself up with a plan for next week.
— Fit As A Mama Bear (@FitasaMamaBear) March 27, 2020
Looking to mix up your workouts, or dip your toes in the exercise pool? YouTube has a ton of channels devoted to a myriad of different exercises. From Zumba to Bollywood Dancing, Yoga to Pilates and Kickboxing to general exercise, create a playlist on YouTube for exercise videos you want to try – and get moving!