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 Jacksonville-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 Jewish Community Alliance
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 Jacksonville! Get started with the Jewish Community Alliance’s GIANT assortment of different types of free classes. They also have a Facebook group where you can find an accountability buddy.
Best Paid Virtual Workout
Big Fish Yoga
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. Big Fish Yoga, a local power yoga studio committed to change, went virtual at the beginning of the COVID crisis. You can practice with them at home through either live virtual classes or their library of recorded classes. A monthly subscription to the on-demand library costs $30.
Best Live Virtual Workout
Bailey’s Health and 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 Bailey’s Health and Fitness. This gym has locations across Florida, including Jacksonville, and has a select amount of virtual classes that you can sign up to take right from your home.
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 Everbalance, which offers Yoga, Barre, and Pilates classes. Their virtual studio is located over Zoom and their app. While the classes do occur at scheduled times, they’ll always send you the link to the recordings so that you can do them whenever!
Best Unique Virtual Workout
Iron Mind Wellness
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. One great way to do this is to seek out the guidance and accountability of a personal trainer. At Iron Mind Wellness, you can purchase personal training sessions over Google hangout, starting at $20. All you need are a few basic pieces of equipment and a good attitude!