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 Sacramento-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 Sacramento! Get started at the Untamed Strength Youtube channel, run by Sacramento gym-owner and power lifter Alan Thrall. This channel is a great place for lifting tips, too!
Best Paid Virtual Workout
Akasha Yoga Studio
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. Akasha Yoga Studio, based in nearby Davis, is livestreaming classes. There are several options for access: new clients can try two weeks unlimited for $25 or a single class for only $10. If you love it, you’ll get best value out of their monthly unlimited plan for $89/month.
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 Nephesh Pilates. There’s typically one class from their schedule livestreamed each day. And since all you’ll need is a mat, the classes are extremely at-home friendly.
Best Recorded Virtual Workout
Ohana Moon Yoga
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 in Ohana Moon Yoga’s online portal. $39/month gets you unlimited access to all of the classes and you can cancel at any time without penalty.
Best Unique Virtual Workout
Physique Dance & Fitness Studio
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 get moving (and grooving!) in a different way, take some dance fitness classes with Physique Dance Online. A membership will grant you access to their online workout library, to which new videos are added every week. A monthly subscription costs $9.99.