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 New Jersey-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
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 New Jersey! Get started at Tilton Fitness’s Facebook page. They’ve posted a ton of full-length workouts, from lower body burn to full body blast to cardio. You’ll also find shorter videos with tips to help you improve your workouts and nutrition.
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 studio that could really use your support is woman-owned Riversoul Yoga in Milford. Due to the pandemic, the owner unfortunately was unable to renew her lease for the studio this summer. However, she is offering online yoga classes for $10 to drop in or $25 for monthly unlimited.
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 local organization offering live virtual classes is Jersey Strong. A membership gives you access to their private Facebook group where they are livestreaming multiple workout classes every singe day. You can get a free 3-day pass on their website.
Best Recorded Virtual Workout
HealthQuest Fitness Club
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 HealthQuest Fitness Club. Once you become a gym member, you’ll receive access to both Les Mills on Demand at-home workouts and the HQ Anywhere training platform, an app with free recordings of at-home workouts.
Best Unique Virtual Workout
If you’re finding yourself always doing the same old workout routine and running out of ideas fast, it’s time to switch things up. Mixing up your workout is really important to help you avoid burnout and challenge your body in new ways. To try something fun and new, how about working with a personal trainer? They’ll introduce you to new moves and keep you accountable. You can browse local trainers who offer virtual training here.