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 NYC-based gyms and trainers located near Carnegie Hall that are offering virtual workouts. Check them out so that you can be the best version of you in 2021!
Best Free Virtual Workout
New York City Ballet
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 around NYC! Get started on Youtube with the official New York City Ballet workout classes! Volumes 1 and 2 are each an hour long.
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. A perfect one to support is Sonic Yoga. At just two blocks from Carnegie Hall, it’s extremely local. They’re livestreaming classes and workshops with 24-hour replay in case you can’t make the class time. 3 months of access will only cost you $49/month.
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! You can get that experience virtually with the completely online company (headquartered in Manhattan near Carnegie Hall) Livekick. Livekick is a platform with tons of livestreamed group classes. You can purchase a class pack starting at $40. The classes cover a wide range from meditation to yoga with a DJ, to fusion dance.
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 Fithouse’s virtual class library. While this is a lower-Manhattan gym, if you want on-demand workouts, Fithouse is the place to go. You can get a 7-day free trial here.
Best Unique “Virtual” Workout
Ok, we’re cheating a little here. But if you’ve tried virtual workouts and they’re just not for you, here’s a unique option that allows you to workout in complete safety and privacy, but still interact with real gym equipment! Gym Decision on 6th Ave and 56th street is a locally owned gym that is offering private workout sessions (on a first-come, first-served basis) to member. You will be the only person working out in the gym during your scheduled time slot, so you get all the safety of an online workout without having to stare at a screen!