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 Columbus-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
Defense Supply 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 Columbus! Get started via Morale, Welfare, and Recreation at the Defense Supply Center Columbus. This organization is aimed at improving the lives of service members and their families. Their library of “workout of the day” circuits are free for everyone.
Best Paid Virtual Workout
System of Strength
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. One such local gym you can support is System of Strength, who has built a huge library of full-length classes and quick challenges that you can stream from anywhere. You can try it out with a 7-day trial before paying $24.99/month.
Best Live Virtual Workout
The Jewish Community Center
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 The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus. Check out their schedule here -the virtual classes will be streamed via Facebook live.
Best Recorded Virtual Workout
Fitness Loft Columbus
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 by signing up for an assessment with Fitness Loft Columbus. They’ll get to know you and build you your own customized workout plan that you can then do on your own time. You can buy one custom workout for $15, 5 for $65, or 10 for $125.
Best Unique Virtual Workout
Neighborhood Boxing Club
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 Neighborhood Boxing Club of Columbus, who has been uploading workouts to their Youtube page. They have workout options even if you don’t have a punching bag in your home.