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 Carnegie Hill-based (or nearby) 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
YMCA @ Home
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 based in New York City! The YMCA of Greater New York has put together a comprehensive video library with free exercise classes and tutorials, including sections for kids & families and for seniors.
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. One such gym is Remorca Fitness, located just south of Carnegie Hill. They’re created an online health and wellness training platform which includes workouts, meal plans, and messaging. There are three price points to choose from.
Best Live Virtual Workout
92Y May 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 Carnegie Hill’s 92nd Street Young Men’s and Young Women’s Hebrew Association. The May Center at 92Y has lots of types livestreamed classes that both members and non-members can purchase passes to here.
Best Recorded Virtual Workout
Surfset New York City
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. Surfset NYC has on-demand surf-inspired workouts designed to challenge your mind and body in new ways. Take their classes and “You will increase your stability, enhance your cardio capabilities and strengthen your body (especially core) in the most effective, functional ways possible.”
Best Unique Virtual Workout
East Side Dance
If you have kids, chances are they have a ton of pent-up energy these days. With school happening virtually and most regular activities cancelled, it’s hard for kids to stay active. One great way to help them do that right now is by signing them up for online dance classes. At East Side Dance, all pre-K level classes will be held exclusively online while dance classes for older kids will have an online option at a reduced rate.