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Stay Active Indoors with Free Virtual Workouts

Apr 4, 2020

Our fitness center and gyms around the city are closed to help keep us all safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still get a great workout in!

Being stuck inside all day can be tough on your mind and your body, so it’s great to find ways to get moving and stay active from your own apartment. Lots of local fitness studios are offering virtual workouts to help you get your sweat on, safely.

This is an especially great time to try out something new, without the intimidation of an in-person class. If you don’t have much (or any) equipment in your apartment, there are plenty of ways to be creative and work with what you’ve got! Canned veggies can serve as makeshift dumbbells, or you can use a towel if you don’t have a yoga mat. Whether you are a newbie or a pro, getting a workout in is a great way to feel good and work off the pent-up energy well all have during this stressful time.

Free Virtual Workouts for our Anthem #FitFam from Reflex Fitness

As you may know, for the last year, Anthem Fit by Reflex has been an Anthem House staple. The team at Reflex Fit has done an amazing job bringing fun and unique workouts to Anthem and creating a sense of community with their group fitness classes and personal training.

Although in-person training is paused for the time being, Reflex Fitness has a special offer for Anthem House residents. You can participate in free virtual workouts via Zoom during normal class hours. Just make sure to sign-up on their website or Mindbody so that you can check out the schedule and receive the Zoom link. Follow their Instagram for live updates.

More Virtual Fitness Options

Not sure where to start? Want to try out a wide variety of different workouts? Classpass is a great way to test the waters with tons of different fitness options. They offer over 2,000 video and audio workouts from renowned studios around the world, all free. Just download the app to get started.

Beachbody On Demand has expert-led fitness videos with a variety of strength levels and targets. They also offer meal plans and recipes, workout calendars, and a free personal coach. Start with a free trial, and if you love it, you can subscribe to a membership plan for $99 a year.

Peleton may be known for their virtual stationary bike classes, but they also have awesome bike-free workouts. They are offering a 90-day free trial so that you can test out their at-home workouts like yoga, stretching, weight training, cardio and more.

Les Mills also offers excellent on-demand workouts. They have over 800 workouts across 13 programs. Videos range from 15 to 55 minutes, so whether you’re squeezing in a sweat sesh during your lunch break or looking for a full workout, there is something for you. Bonus—if you are a Merrict or MAC member, you have free access—just check your e-mail for details!

Another great option is the Nike Training Club app. The convenient app has free classes that are taught by Nike Master Trainers, so you can learn from the pros, right from your phone! No matter your fitness level, there is a specially-designed course you can take. They have over 185 workouts, and add new ones each month. Video runs from 15 to 60 minutes long. The app also gives you access to the Nike Performance Council to help you live a healthy lifestyle in and out of the gym through training, nutrition, recovery, mindset and sleep.

Finally, Youtube has lots of expert-quality videos, totally free. Yoga With Adriene is a very popular channel, amassing over 6 million subscribers for her virtual yoga tutorials. Check out her 30 Days of Yoga series if you’re a beginner. Blogilates is another well-known channel, known for making pilates fun and accessible. Lots of her videos target specific body parts or areas, so it’s a great way to get stronger wherever you want most.


We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this time. #LiveYourAnthem and be well!