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 Seattle-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 Seattle! Get started at Fitness Blender, an extremely successful Youtube channel run by a Seattle husband and wife team. They have over 500 workout videos on their channel and millions of subscribers, so you’re bound to find something you’ll love!
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 such organization to support is Flow Fitness, a Seattle gym with a robust online membership program. You can purchase a regular virtual membership that includes live and on-demand classes for only $19.99/month, or up it to include personal training sessions and customized workout plans.
Best Live Virtual Workout
LIVE LOVE FLOW
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 LIVE LOVE FLOW, established in Seattle in 2014. This boutique fusion fitness studio typically offers Heated Flow Yoga, Heated Strength Training, and Indoor Cycling Classes but has now taken its yoga classes online. Purchase a membership to get access to classes -they have different tiers at different price points, including a student discount.
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 barre3, a West-coast fitness company that has created an online portal with hundreds of workouts you can stream from anywhere at any time.
Best Unique Virtual Workout
8 Limbs Yoga
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. Get them involved in your workout routine through livestream yoga classes with 8 Limbs Yoga. They have classes aimed specifically at kids and at teens and tweens, so you can get the whole family flowing together! And if your family is still growing, they offer prenatal classes, too.