A recent New York Times article gave light to a new study regarding exercise and mental health. It seems like exercise can provide assistance in combating depression, negative feelings, and hostility. And now that you have a
shortened nonexistent commute, you may be hoping to start a new fitness routine. Below are some links to free resources to get you started.
- Kaiser Permanente’ Every Body Walk is a free resource with the goal to get you moving. This is a great place to start if you’re just getting back into exercising.
- You have your walking/running shoes on. Great! Now where do you go? Map My Run and Strava are great resources to find walking/running routes in your neighborhood. Download the app on your preferred app store.
- Nike+ Run Club is a great way to share your progress with other friends who are on the app. Its great for beginners (guided runs) and pros! The app even helps keep track of your shoe mileage so you know when it’s time to replace your shoes.
- Core Power Yoga is giving everyone free access to a new collection of online classes every week to get you moving in the comfort of your own home.
- Do Yoga With Me is giving those who are sheltered-in-place free access for two months to their premium content and community.
- YouTube also offers countless of free yoga videos for you to watch. Check out this playlist by YogaDownload for a long list of free yoga classes, suitable for just about anyone.
- (Free Trial) Glo offers professional yoga, meditation, and Pilates classes. You’ll answer simple questions to make sure you watch the videos that are right for you and your body and mind. Take advantage of their free trial.
Strength Training & More
- OrangeTheory is offering a free workout video every day. Visit their website
- Barry’s is rolling out complimentary, twice-daily IGTV Barry’s at-home workouts with an option that focuses on using your own body weight so fancy new equipment isn’t necessarily needed.
- Similarly, Rumble is offering daily Instagram Live options if you want to add a boxing twist to your workout.
- You can watch Strong by Zumba videos on YouTube for free at any time of day. These classes are sure to lift your heart-rate and your spirits.
- Crossfit offers beginner videos with props that you can find around your home for a cheap way to strengthen your body.
- (Free Trial) DailyBurn is offering a free 30 day trail to thousands of workout videos.
- (Free Trial) Peloton is giving new users access to their workout classes for free 90 day. They offer cycling (even if you don’t own their bike), running, strength training, yoga, dance, meditation and more.