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 Baltimore-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
Free Baltimore Yoga
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 Baltimore! Get started at Free Baltimore Yoga, where you can chill out and center yourself during their free, Saturday-morning classes on Facebook live.
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. City Fit Baltimore is a community gym committed to a holistic approach to fitness. They have a range of virtual training programs at different prices that you can try, including affordable challenge programs, full body, or even pairing you with a personal trainer.
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! You can get a similar benefit by booking a live session with local personal trainer Jason Williams. Jason is certified in Pilates and Barre instruction and especially loves working with pre- and post-natal clients.
Best Recorded Virtual Workout
Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore
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 in the Jewish Community Center’s online class archive, with months of previous classes in all different styles. And if you have a time slot that frees up, you can always sign-up in advance to do one of their classes live.
Best Unique Virtual Workout
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, check out Baltimore-based personal trainer Reed Sothoron’s banded resistance training workout class. This 12-week program costs $89.99 and is designed to help you reach your full fitness potential from the comfort of your own home.