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 Minneapolis-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
Body by Heidi
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 Minneapolis! Get started at local instructor Heidi Swinney’s Instagram page. She has free quick workouts on both her IGTV and her Instagram stories.
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. ALTR calls itself the Twin Cities’ most effective workout. And you can do their high intensity interval training workouts online by purchasing access to a single class or a livestream membership through their digital series.
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 MxE -pronounced “moxie”. The gym is for nonconformists and radical thinkers who are looking for a holistic approach to wellness. Sign up here for a “kick-ass” experience over Zoom.
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 through Minneapolis gym The Firm’s online program, Firm On Demand. They have 15 different types of classes sorted into a large library that includes 4-week challenges, boxing, yoga, dance cardio, and more. You can get unlimited access for $29.99/month, which also includes multiple live classes every day.
Best Unique Virtual Workout
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, try combining yoga, strength, and cardio all in one class! Minnesota gym Alchemy 365 is pioneering this unique workout method, and you can take their classes live and on-demand online for 19.99/month.