Having a hard time focusing on work? There’s so much to think about with Covid-19 and the market decline. When I feel like this, exercise sometimes helps me to focus more. I used to run out to my gym for exercise. That’s not an option now. To help me exercise, I’ve compiled a list of online exercise videos that are free—or temporarily free as their providers’ response to the coronavirus crisis. Some of the free classes offer paid versions.
I am grateful to my writer friends who suggested these resources to me.
Exercise in general
- YMCA 360 currently offers videos for yoga, barre, boot camp, and active older adults.
- Millionaire Hoy
- The PERFECT Home Workout
- Orangetheory temporarily offers a different free 30-minute workout daily
- FitOn, an app and website, offers live and on-demand workouts.
- Barre3—I really liked the first of this YouTube series, but the second video had lots of ads, which I found disruptive.
Do any of you know of good free Iyengar yoga classes? I really miss the Iyengar classes that I took at my gym that went out of business a couple years ago.
- Your Journey Yoga with Cheryl
- Yoga with Adriene—When I checked YouTube, the featured video was Meditation for Anxiety, which seemed appropriate. One of my friends is doing Adriene’s 30-Day Yoga Challenge.
Workouts for older adults
- Go4Life—These exercises come from the National Institute on Aging at NIH.
- My elderly mother-in-law enjoys the “exercise for seniors” videos from HASfit on YouTube. Here’s a link to one of them.
- The YMCA site listed above also has exercises aimed at older adults.
Workouts for kids
There is a program called BOKS that does exercise classes at school before school starts. I believe they are doing daily workouts on their Facebook page at noon. My nine-year-old daughter and I did one last week and it was effective—lots of squats and push-ups and running in place. We enjoyed it.
Paid programs with temporary free offerings
These free offerings mostly run for one month or until April.
Well-exercised writers of the world, unite!
Please join me in striving to be a well-exercised writer!
Note: I may update this list from time to time, as I learn of more resources.