Best Local Virtual Workouts in Phoenix to Get the New Year Started Right

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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 Phoenix-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

Karissa Nichole

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 Phoenix! Get started at local influencer Karissa Nichole’s Youtube channel. She has posted a few ab, upper body, and booty workouts, along with other lifestyle content.

Best Paid Virtual Workout

Mountainside Fitness

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. And a membership at Arizona gym Mountainside Fitness won’t go to waste even when you don’t feel comfortable going in person. They’ve created a virtual fitness portal as part of your gym membership which comes with on-demand classes, at-home personal training, weekly live classes, demos, and special classes for seniors.

Best Live Virtual Workout

Modern Yoga

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, based nearby in Scottsdale, offering live virtual classes is Modern Yoga. They stream a variety of yoga flows every single day, including yoga teacher training! And there’s plenty of different class times to pick from.

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 woman-owned BODI, located in nearby Scottsdale. The gym has created an online library of workouts, with new videos added daily, that you can access for $40/month.

Best Unique Virtual Workout

The Phoenix Dance Academy

If you have kids, chances are they have a ton of pent-up energy these days. With school happening virtually and most regular activities cancelled, it’s hard for kids to stay active. You can help your kids have some fun, stay fit, and learn a new skill by enrolling them in dance classes. Phoenix Dance Academy needs your support, as they lost their studio space during the pandemic. They’re currently holding virtual classes for kids of all ages and levels. Options include ballet, tap, jazz, urban, and folk dance. Register here!

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