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 Boston-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
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 Boston! Get started with fun and inclusive classes from Boston’s original hip hop workout party: Trillfit. New classes are members-only, but they have an assortment of free classes here.
Best Paid Virtual Workout
Kick It Studios
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. For fun, music-based, female-empowering kickboxing workouts, join the “fempire” over at Kick It Studios. A $39 monthly membership will give you access to both on-demand and live classes, weekly meditations, and access to a virtual community for accountability.
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-streamed Zoom classes is Asana Charlestown. Sign up for a HIIT, barre, Pilates, yoga, or meditation class here. Classes for members start at $54 every two weeks, non-members can drop in on a class for $15, and classes are free for health care workers.
Best Recorded Virtual Workout
Pilates to Go
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 at Pilates to Go where your monthly or annual paid subscription will grant you access to over 100 Pilates and barre classes taught by founder Zayna Gold.
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, virtually visit 305 Fitness on their Youtube channel. This dance cardio workout studio with locations in a few major cities (Boston was a flagship) encourages you to dance like no one’s watching -which you can literally do at home!