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 Raleigh-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
Perfect Workout Gym
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 Raleigh! Get started at the Youtube channel Perfect Workout Gym, based out of nearby Conover, NC. The channel specializes in upbeat dance and Zumba style fitness classes so you can have some fun while breaking a sweat.
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. Current Wellness is offering a tailored, personalized approach to help you get fit with their telehealth services. Sign up to book an online session with a specialist for personal training or targeted fitness classes.
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 110 Yoga. You can view the livestream schedule here. It includes multiple flow options like Pilates, core, and strength & balance.
Best Recorded Virtual Workout
North Raleigh Fit Body Bootcamp
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 North Raleigh Fit Body Bootcamp’s Youtube channel. There’s a series of 30+ minute workout classes available for you to play anytime. Better yet, you can do them as a bootcamp-style program for the ultimate Pandemic glow-up!
Best Unique Virtual Workout
If you’re getting sick of crunches, push-ups, and jumping jacks, it’s probably time to switch up your workout routine. Mixing up your workout is really important to keep things fun and interesting, help you avoid burnout, and challenge your body in new ways. To try something fun and new, virtually visit Dorothea Dix Park’s Youtube channel where they have several guided Tai Chi classes posted. You’ll also find other wellness classes in the video library, like yoga flows and guided stillness.