Staying Fit When Gyms Are Closed




Digital fitness has exploded in the last few years with streaming workouts, fitness apps, and interactive home gym equipment. With gyms now closed in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, these at-home workouts are more popular than ever. Maintaining our health and fitness regimens is still of the utmost priority for many of us — and these digital workouts offer a multitude of options to stay in shape.

So if you can’t go to the gym, let the gym come to you. HIIT, cycling, yoga, dance, cardio, Pilates and more – take your favorite classes online in the germ-free environment of your own home. Whether it’s your regular workout or something new you’ve wanted to try, here are some of the most popular digital options.


Fitness platforms like ClassPass, Jetsweat, and Peloton Digital offer a full range of cardio, yoga, dance, sculpt, boxing, barre classes, and more — available live or on-demand to stream on your phone, computer, or TV. With so many options for one monthly price – generally less than the cost of one boutique fitness class – these are the best bang for your buck. Just filter by workout, duration, difficulty – and press play!


Classpass revolutionized the fitness industry with a subscription service that allows members to book thousands of different classes at the most popular fitness studios. Classpass Live offers a wide selection of their full-body workouts, as well as classes from a few of their partner fitness studios — a selection of which can be streamed free of charge right now on Classpass/videos.


Whether or not you own a Peloton Bike or Treadmill, you can still have access to the full roster of Peloton cycling, strength, running, bootcamp, yoga, stretching, and meditation classes — taught by some of the best instructors in the business — on the Peloton app. 12.99 per month / 90-day free trial


obé offers 14 live classes a day and 4,000+ on-demand that include sculpt, strength, power, dance, circuit, HIIT, and yoga. obé signature classes are 28 minutes each and structured across three pillars: Define, Sweat, and Flow. 10-minute Express classes are also offered. Workouts are filmed in a cube of undulating colored light that adds a fun vibe to the overall workout experience. Get 50% off first month with code HOME50 after 7-day free trial.


The Dailey Method, Fhitting Room, modelFit, Hithouse, and SkyTing Yoga — these are just a few of the popular boutique fitness studios to which JetSweat offers exclusive access and online workouts. $9.99 per month / 7-day free trial


Yoga, Cardio, Strength, Mobility and more – Nike Training Club is a fitness app that offers word-class workouts designed by Nike’s roster of Master Trainers. Browse by category, body part, time, and fitness level — workouts are easy-to-follow with an automatic countdown timer and video demo of each exercise. NTC also offers exclusive workouts with super-fit celebrities like Kevin Hart, Jessie J, Ellie Goulding — and star Nike athletes like Serena Williams, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Simone Biles. This is one of the few apps with free workouts (excluding some premium content). Download the NTC app.


Whether it’s yoga, barre, martial arts, HIIT, or even a Tough Mudder workout, Openfit Live offers 350 live classes per week from some of the most popular fitness studios with workouts like Xtend Barre, XB Pilates, and the Hollywood Stuntwomen of Rough Around the Edges. $8 per month on yearly plan / 14-day free trial


Insanity, P90X, Brazil Butt Lift, Piyo, Core De Force, and more — Beachbody invented the at-home workout market that began with the DVDs, and made superstars of trainers Shaun T, Tony Horton, and Autumn Calabrese. All are now available on one digital fitness platform, Beachbody On Demand, with a full spectrum of workouts to stream on your TV, computer, or mobile phone. $39 for 3 months / 14-day free trial.


Barre, Cardio, Dance, Kettlebell, Kickboxing, Pilates, Strength, Yoga – Daily Burn offers hundreds of classes on-demand taught by many of the fitness industry’s most well-known instructors. They also offer 365, which features a different 30-minute class every day at 9am that you can stream live or download later. $14.95 per month / 30-day free trial.


Many of the online yoga studios now offer Pilates and barre; barre studios offer meditation; and Pilates studios offer yoga. If you’re one of those who prefers the slow burn of barre workout over the high octane of a kickbox class, these streaming fitness platforms offer a wide variety of Pilates, yoga, barre and other mind/body workouts made for you.


Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Yoga Conditioning, Meditation – Glo offers over 4,000 classes on-demand and lets you customize the yoga style, level, and duration to suit your personal preferences. Presented on a clean and simple set, the moves are easy to follow, with different amounts of instruction given depending on the level chosen. You can even download your favorite classes so they’re available anytime and anyplace. $18 per month / 15-day free trial


CorePower is one of the most popular yoga studios with locations across the country. While their physical studios are now closed in response to the Coronavirus, CorePower Yoga On Demand is open for practice. 20, 30, and 60 minute versions of the same CorePower class formats can be streamed live and on-demand. For those who are not members, CorePower Yoga is provides free access to a limited collection of online classes.$19.99 per month / 1-week free trial.


AloMoves is the fitness streaming site brought to you by Alo, one of the hot yoga apparel and athleisure brands – and what a brilliant way to see their product in action. You want to be wearing it all, even at home! AloMoves offers a variety of different mind and body workouts like yoga, barre, sculpt, flexibility – there is even a Chakra Sound Bath too – all filmed in an airy and inviting studio location. AloMoves is consistently included in “Best Online Yoga Classes. $20 per month / 14-day free trial.


Barre3 is a full-body barre workout with studios across the country and classes available online on demand. Using only low-impact movements, their signature approach consists of sustained holds to ensure proper alignment; mini moves that work muscles to fatigue inch by inch; and large dynamic movements for cardio bursts and functional strength. Classes combine conditioning, cardio, and mindfulness for a total body workout that will leave you feeling empowered inside and out. $29 per month / 15-day free trial


With the option to search classes by apparatus, teacher, duration, and level — along with the latest, trending, and most popular — what is instantly appealing about Pilates Anytime is the ocean view studio. They offer unlimited access to 3,000+ Pilates videos, with new workouts added weekly, and 180 instructors to choose from. $18 per month / 15-day free trial


Physique 57 is one of the most popular barre workouts with studios in NYC, Beverly Hills, and the Hamptons, along with Dubai and Bangkok – and now worldwide with their online studio, Physique 57 On Demand. You can stream from a library of their signature workouts — those famous ballet-inspired barre classes designed and proven to sculpt a long and lean physique. 24.99 per month / 7-day free trial


Exhale has studio locations across the country offering fitness classes and spa services to a dedicated following. Exhale On Demand offers those same popular Barre, Yoga, Cardio, Fusion, and Meditation classes streamed online.  $19.99 month / 30-day free trial