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 Houston-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
The Studio FORM
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 Houston! Get started at The Studio FORM’s Instagram page. They have an assortment of 20 to 45 minute workouts that were previously livestreamed and now are available to watch on their IGTV.
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. When you pay for a virtual membership to Citizen Pilates, you can get fit at home without any equipment! After a 3-day free trial, only $19/month grants you access to their library of 30-minute workouts.
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 The Atrium yoga studio. While they’re back open now, they’re also streaming all of their in-person classes online and you can sign up here.
Best Recorded Virtual Workout
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 and give back with Ryde, a community-minded indoor cycling studio has donated over $160,000 to a variety of causes. Their on-demand library is ideal for people with a stationary bike at home, but also includes plenty of full-body workouts that don’t require equipment. After a free trial, plans start at $35/month.
Best Unique Virtual Workout
Dance House Fitness
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 help you have fun working out with their dance-inspired routines, Dance House Fitness is bringing the studio to your living room. A $39.99/month membership will get you both live and on-demand classes, and you can try it out free for 3 days before signing up.