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 Cincinnati-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
Shine Yoga Center
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 Cincinnati! Get started with Shine Yoga Center’s selection of both on-demand and live stream classes. This small studio does accept donations to help keep them afloat while they’re closed down, but the videos are free to watch.
Best Paid Virtual Workout
It’s Working Out
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. Woman-owned It’s Working Out studio was created with accessibility in mind. And now, you can access their classes online. You can get your first six live classes, plus unlimited access to the class library, for $69.
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 Fit4Mom Central Cincinnati. This community specializes in prenatal and postnatal fitness programs, but their workouts would benefit anyone.
Best Recorded Virtual Workout
Body Alive Fitness
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 through Ohio-based Barre and Pilates studio Body Alive’s on-demand library, Alive Online. You’ll get access to hundreds of classes in different lengths and styles, and new classes are added weekly. There’s also an option to take their live weekly classes, as well.
Best Unique Virtual Workout
Queen City Zumbini
If you’re getting sick of the same old thing, 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, how about getting the whole family to join in with you? Queen City Zumbini offers Zumba-style classes made for parents and kids to do together, and they’re currently streaming the classes over zoom.