Local governments across the country have ordered the closure of gyms and workout facilities in the hopes of limiting the spread of the coronavirus. But don't fear — it's now easier than ever to get moving, even while practicing proper social distancing.
A number of national chains have opened their online platforms to non-members, or are posting suggested workouts on their websites.
See a complete list of gyms offering free online workouts below.
24 Hour Fitness
The gym chain is offering everyone free access to its 24GO app, which includes 1,500 on-demand workouts. Users can customize and adapt workouts to fit their schedule and skill levels and replace exercises as needed. The app also includes goal tracking and scheduling to help users stay on track.
Anytime Fitness is offering free daily workout videos, which can be accessed on the gym's Facebook page. Every day, each workout has a new theme and sometimes includes family-themed workouts.
Gold's Gym is offering free premium access to its digital personal training app, Gold's AMP, and free on-demand streaming video workouts. The offer applies to everyone, not just members. Click here for more information.
The gym chain is live-streaming 20-minute "work-ins" every day on its Facebook and YouTube channels. The workouts can be done from home and don't require any equipment. Planet Fitness says they plan to continue to offer "work-ins" "as our locations are closed."
Typically, Peloton users watch live-streams of classes from New York, which take place in front of a studio full of spinners. While those studios are now empty, save an instructor, the classes are still streamed live — for now.
Regardless, Peloton has extended its free trial offer to 90 days. For three months, users get free access the company's library of spinning and exercise workouts. Some equipment — like a stationary bike or a treadmill — may be required for some workouts.
The gym chain has a basic outline of several at-home workouts available on its blog. The blog also includes links to healthy recipes, mental health exercises and a link to the gym's podicast.
Last week, The Y launched
— a full list of at-home workouts, along with videos, available on its website. The videos are free to everyone, regardless of membership.