In the midst of COVID-19, everyone is fearful of the COVID 15 — or the extra pounds we might put on while social distancing in self-quarantine (and ordering all that takeout to help support local restaurants).
Luckily, some of our favorite Houston studios and workout gurus are going digital, offering classes via livestream and other online methods. Some require membership and others are free, but now is definitely the time to explore all the get-fit options from the comfort of your own home.
Black Swan Yoga
The Austin-based yoga studio is offering free daily live feeds beginning at 6 am, meaning you can get your downward dog on anytime of day. The schedule changes daily and users can donate directly to teachers.
The Galveston hike took place on March 10, but if you missed it or are craving some mindfulness you can now download the "musical trip into mindfulness" to enjoy on your own schedule, in your own natural setting. The 20-minute sample is free, with the option to purchase longer walks.
For the first time ever, Camp Gladiator is launching #HustleFromHome — free, live at-home workouts. These are available to the public and CG members on Camp Gladiator's Facebook page, streaming Monday-Friday, three times a day at 5:30 am, 8 am, and 5:30 pm CT, as well as on Saturdays at 8 am. Each session is led by one of CG's certified personal trainers and requires little to no equipment (mats, dumbbells). Can't make it? The video workouts can be accessed any time of day here.
You can see a schedule on Revolution's Facebook page, sign up for virtual classes online or through the Revolution app, then participate on Zoom. You'll receive an email with the class meeting ID and password to be used for class 10-15 minutes before start time. You can also purchase gift cards during this time and receive extra bonuses — gift cards can be used toward virtual classes or onsite ones when the studio re-opens.
A little bit of everything
All the brands within the Xponential Fitness family of brands — AKT, CycleBar, Club Pilates, Pure Barre, Row House, StretchLab, STRIDE, and YogaSix — are offering free workouts via Facebook Live. There is one workout per concept, per day, or 40 workouts a week.