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 Manhattan-based gyms and trainers near Hudson Yards that are offering virtual workouts. Check them out so that you can be the best version of you in 2021!
Best Free Virtual Workout
Chelsea Piers Fitness
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 NYC! The fitness club at Chelsea Piers is doing their part to help New Yorkers through the pandemic by offering virtual classes through Zoom. All you have to do is sign up here!
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 you can support is Liftonic, located a few blocks downriver from Hudson Yards. While the price is steep ($189/month) for full access to all of their live-streamed and on-demand weightlifting classes, they do have lower tiers as well.
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 nearby organization live-streaming classes is Brahman Yoga. They have an assortment of classes offered at different times most days. Check out their virtual class schedule here to book your class.
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 SESSION. While this one is based in Brooklyn, it’s still pretty local to the area and it is a smart choice for on-demand workouts. With Team Sweat TV by SESSION, you gain access to a library of strength and conditioning classes, warm ups and cool downs, and exercise tutorials. Rates are $29.99/month and you can cancel anytime.
Best Unique Virtual Workout
Three Sisters Yoga
Has the pandemic left you unemployed or feeling stuck career-wise? If so, and you love yoga, you might want to consider going through Yoga Teacher Training! Three Sisters Yoga, right near Hudson Yards, is live-streaming both 200 Hour and 300 Hour YTT courses online. And in the end, if becoming a yoga teacher isn’t right for you, you’ll still be deepening your practice and staying fit.