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 Detroit-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 Detroit! Get started on Detroit Barre’s Instagram page where they’re going live and streaming workout classes. They do ask for a $10 donation from those who are able to make one, as their in-person studio remains completely closed.
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. A great Detroit-area fitness studio to support is Uptown Yoga. They have locations in both Rochester and Sterling Heights, both of which are livestreaming classes. Pre-register online here.
Best Live Virtual Workout
Get Some Fitness
One of the things many people miss about in-person exercise classes is the feeling of community and accountability that they foster! One organization offering live virtual classes is Get Some Fitness, a small-business gym in nearby Beverly Hills. They have created a livestreaming service you have access to with a gym membership, or you can buy class passes to try it out.
Best Recorded Virtual Workout
Citizen Yoga Studio
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 Citizen Yoga, a lovely local studio with a focus on community group healing and suicide prevention. They’ve created an on-demand class platform with yoga classes ranging in length anywhere from 5-60 minutes. You can subscribe for $18/month, after the free trial period.
Best Unique Virtual Workout
Detroit Cycling Studio
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 Detroit Cycling Studio. They’re livestreaming unique classes like cycling and hula fitness.