Does recent holiday overindulgence have you starting to think about kick-starting your workout routine for the new year? Whether you’re regretting how all those extra slices of pie have your pants fitting a little more snugly or just want to get healthier, making a commitment to working out is always a great New Year’s Resolution.
It can be especially hard to stay motivated to getting fit during a pandemic when many gyms are either closed or don’t feel as safe as they used to. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of Atlanta-based gyms and trainers that are offering virtual workouts. Check them out so that you can be the best version of you in 2021!
Best Free Virtual Workout
The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership
Times are hard right now, with the pandemic taking a major toll on the economy. If you’re being budget-conscious, the good news is there are great free virtual workouts in Atlanta! Get started at The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Atlanta’s largest free fitness program. They’ve moved classes online during the pandemic, and offer a range for every fitness level for adults, families, and kids.
Best Paid Virtual Workout
Of course, if you can afford to pay for workouts, you’ll be helping to stimulate the economy and supporting the livelihoods of fitness instructors and gym owners. With a few locations across the South, woman-owned SculptHouse’s flagship location is in Atlanta and they’re live-streaming cardio classes daily at noon. Cost is $30 for a weekly membership or a $100 for a month.
Best Live Virtual Workout
One of the things many people miss about in-person exercise classes is the feeling of community and accountability that they foster! One local organization offering live virtual classes is Vesta Movement, a woman-owned gym started by two ladies who wanted to make kickboxing less intimidating to women. No matter what your gender, tune into one of their Instagram live sessions every weekday at 6pm for free kickboxing and full-body exercises utilizing everyday items you’ll find around your house.
Best Recorded Virtual Workout
One consistent throughout this pandemic has been that nothing is consistent. So, if you’re not sure you can commit to working out at specific days and times, you’ll want pre-recorded classes that you can do at any time. Get your fix and support a Black-owned business started by two personal trainers by subscribing to StayDownDayFit. Your $10 monthly subscription gets you access to their entire library of HD workout videos.
Best Unique Virtual Workout
The Atlanta Dance Academy
If you’re getting sick of crunches, push-ups, and jumping jacks, it’s probably time to switch up your workout routine. Mixing up your workout is really important to keep things fun and interesting, help you avoid burnout, and challenge your body in new ways. To try something fun and new, virtually visit The Atlanta Dance Academy. They have a selection of live-stream zoom classes like ballet barre, hip-hop, tap, and floor barre on different days and times throughout the week. They have different experiences levels, and classes for adults cost around $10.