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 Penn Station that are offering virtual workouts. Check them out so that you can be the best version of you in 2021!
Best Free Virtual Workout
Yoga to the People
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! Get started at Yoga to the People, which has two locations near Penn Station. As the name implies, this studio is all about bringing yoga to the people, so they are providing lots of pre-recorded yoga classes on their website that are absolutely free for you to use anytime.
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 nearby locations in Midtown East and on 19th Street, Complete Body is a great gym to support. They want to help you get fit at home with their Complete Online program. You can sign up for a 7-day trial here.
Best Live Virtual Workout
City Best Dance
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 City Best Dance. This studio is only a 10-minute walk from Penn Station and has a bunch of different types of classes you can choose from. Dancing is a fun way to burn calories, too!
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 Hype Gym, a private training gym located a bit downtown near Union Square. They have a workout library called Hype @ Home with over 50 HIIT, upper body, lower body, core, and stretching workout videos.
Best Unique Virtual Workout
If you’re starting to get sick of your typical workouts and are struggling to think up a new routine, one way to mix things up is by working with a personal trainer. Belleon Body Gym, located a few blocks South of Penn Station, has personal trainers ready to work with you virtually! They’ll be able to teach you new and unique moves to help keep your workouts fresh.