So far the COVID-19 has stripped us of our concerts, weddings, and vacations. It’s taken away the simple joys of going to restaurants and bars and replaced them with fear. It’s confined the closest of friends to chatting only through Zoom and FaceTime. But there’s one thing responsible self-isolation can’t take from us: our ability to get swole.
Right now if you’re like the majority of the world, you have nothing but time on your hands and pent up energy. Why not channel all that stress and anxiety into something productive? That’s right. We’re talking about a new at-home gym routine.
From both strenuous and relaxing yoga videos to dance classes and boxing intensives, we’ve rounded up some of Team Decider’s favorite workout routines on streaming. Some will offer you peace of mind. Others will kick your butt before remolding it into a grade A booty. But all of these classes and instructors will remind you to take care of yourself during this difficult time. As the great Madonna once said, let’s get physical.
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Who said that working out from home should only be confined to adults? Mark Graham and Dillen Phelps, two of Decider’s parents, swear that Cosmic Kids Yoga is a great way to get your little one up and exercising. With themed videos that cover everything from Star Wars and Harry Potter to Frozen and Minecraft, there’s a way to stretch tailored to just about every kid.
Watch Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube
Photo: Peloton, YouTube
If you’ve ever wondered if that multi-thousand dollar exercise bike company is worth the hype, find out for yourself. Right now the Peloton app is free for a 90-day trial. This subscription doesn’t include the much-hyped bike. But it does offer a wide selection of indoor cycling, running, walking, bootcamp, strength, and meditation classes. Check out the app for iOS or Android.
Watch Peloton’s videos on its app
Work Fight Train Online
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Want to use your time in isolation to learn how to box? Then according to Decider’s resident boxing champ Claire Spellberg you’re going to want to check out Work Fight Train’s collection of virtual classes. With classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced boxers, this action-packed collection will get your heart pumping.
Watch Work Train Fight’s videos
Yoga with Adriene
Life is stressful right now. If you’re in need of a soothing break then look no further than Adriene Mishler. With over 6.5 million subscribers and dozens of practices tailored to everything from weight loss to relaxation, Yoga with Adriene is one of the most thorough free yoga classes around. But take it from me and Decider’s Meghan O’Keefe: the best part is that most of Mishler’s videos contain a surprise appearance from her pup Benji.
Watch Yoga with Adriene on YouTube
Photo: 305 Fitness, YouTube
Prefer your workout to have a little less structure and a lot more fun? Lea Palmieri‘s pick has your back. 305 Fitness combines great music, fun energy, and exercise for a routine that’s half Zumba, half shaking it in the club. For the past three weeks the studio has been posting dance videos, but the coolest part about this gym has to do with its live events. Every day at noon and 6 p.m. ET 305 Fitness broadcasts a new live dance party on YouTube.
Watch 305 Fitness on YouTube
15-Minute HIIT Workout
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We get it. You want a high intensity workout and you want it to be over with as soon as possible. In that case check out Maggie Binkley’s full-body HIIT series. As Decider’s Anna Menta reveals it kicks your butt. But really anything with Binkley will do that, and she has lots of videos on Prime Video
Watch 15-Minute HIIT Workout on Prime Video
Sky Ting TV Yoga
If you want to get serious about yoga, follow in Maddie Shepherd‘s footsteps. New York’s Sky Ting is currently offering a seven-day free trial for its Sky Ting TV channel. After that trial the studio costs $20 a month. But for those who want to keep up the free classes, the studio’s Instagram offers live sessions.
Watch Sky Ting TV
30 Day Bikini Body Quick Workout Challenge
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Even if you’re the busiest person in the world and hate every detail about working out, you can find an extra nine minutes in your schedule. That’s what Hannah Lebrun offers, an achievable workout in seven to nine minute chunks. Start because of that short runtime but keep going after you’re inspired by Lebrun’s abs.
Watch 30 Day Bikini Body Quick Workout Challenge on Prime Video
Maybe you don’t yet know what kind of fitness you like. Are you more of a barre obsessive or is strength training your calling? If you want to use this time at home to experiment, look no further than POPSUGAR’s collection of at-home fitness classes. The channel features classes from top instructors from all around. It’s a smorgasbord of fitness.
Watch POPSUGAR Fitness on YouTube