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 Queens-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
Supreme Team Boxing & MMA
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 Queens! Get started at Supreme Team Boxing & MMA, who is providing free online classes for residents of Sunnyside, Woodside, and Long Island City with self-defense techniques taken from boxing, kickboxing, and muay thai.
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. With Dimensional@home from Dimensional Training, the world can be your gym. You can get monthly or yearly subscription for online workout training management by the studio’s team.
Best Live Virtual Workout
Salsa in Queens
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 Salsa in Queens. They have beginner and intermediate salsa and bachata classes every weeknight. You’ll get your workout on while having fun and learning a new skill!
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 at Streamline Pilates. They’ve posted a bunch of short workout tutorials that you can string together to make up a full routine.
Best Unique Virtual Workout
If you’re getting sick of running mile after mile on the treadmill and lifting weights, 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. Try something new at Urban Jungle. This Woodside gym focuses on functional exercises that mimic movements you make in real life and in sports. They’re also all about variety and will design workout plans that change things up for you every day. You can choose an online training plan and workout anywhere you have access to Wi-Fi.