Best Free Apps and Websites for Home Workouts
Most, if not all, gyms and training facilities are closed due to COVID-19. Many parks and beaches are closed but could open in the near future. However, many people prefer to workout at home rather than drive to a beach or a park right now. Thankfully, there are free apps and websites that will help you workout and maintain your fitness at home.
With home-based workouts now available through its website, Orangetheory Fitness is offering everyone the chance to get into the Orange Zone for free. Orangetheory At-Home Workouts offer a variety of strength and cardio workouts.
FitOn has full workouts like HIIT and strength on demand on the app. In addition, there’s a full list of kid-friendly workouts, cardio, strength, yoga and more. There’s something for everyone, and it’s always free.
You might have used the Nike running app for instructor-led workouts, but did you know there’s more to the app than running? The library of workouts contains everything from bodyweight strength sessions to yoga. In addition, there’s also information on meditation, nutrition and sleep. Nike’s dropped the fee on its premium service during the global pandemic.
Daily Burn is unique in that it picks out workouts for you based on a short survey you fill out when you sign up for the live streaming workouts. You get a schedule of workout videos and nutrition plans. Because of COVID-19, Daily Burn is offering a 60-day free trial for new users.
Core Power Yoga
Craving some power yoga? Core Power Yoga On Demand is offering free classes while its studios are closed. And it’s not just for members. Classes range from 30 to 60 minutes with a different focus for each class. Currently, 16 classes are available with more added daily.
Right now ClassPass is offering unlimited free access to 2,000 on-demand classes to everyone. You have to pay a fee if you want to take a live class but ClassPass is giving 100% of the proceeds to the studios.
You may not think of Planet Fitness when it comes to group exercise classes because it has, for the most part, strictly cardio and weight equipment. With the closure of its gyms for the next few weeks, Planet Fitness has begun offering free home “work-ins” on its YouTube channel. The workouts are 30 minutes or less and some offer fun celebrity cameos.
Whether you are a committed member or you are curious about what really goes on in a CrossFit class, now is your chance to check it out for free. The CrossFit website is providing daily at-home workouts that don’t need any fancy equipment.
Meditation may not seem like a workout, but it is for your brain and well-being. Headspace is offering a collection called Weathering the Storm for free. It includes meditation, sleep and movement exercises to help during this crazy time. In addition, if you are a healthcare worker in the U.S., you can get Headspace Plus for free at this time.
I am looking forward to the state of Florida reopening so I can start personal training again, but until that happens take advantage of one of these free apps or websites to stay in shape.