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 Washington DC-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 Washington DC! Get started at Strongline, the Youtube page of DC fitness group 202Strong. During the early days of the Pandemic, they live-streamed about 50 30-minute workout videos which are now available on the channel for you to watch for free.
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. With a membership at Balance Gym, you’ll be doing that and getting all the benefits of going to the gym -at home. Your membership includes access to their virtual gym, which includes live classes streamed in their private Facebook group and online coaching.
Best Live Virtual Workout
Bluebird Sky 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 offering live virtual classes is Bluebird SkyYoga. Your first month of yoga classes is $49. You can check out the class schedule, which includes morning, afternoon, and evening livestreams daily, here.
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 in ExtendYoga’s members-only on-demand library. It’s coming soon, but they’ve been offering lots of livestreamed classes, so when it launches it’s bound to be full of class options.
Best Unique Virtual Workout
Pop! Children’s Dance Classes
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. One way you can help them stay fit, have fun, and learn a new skill is by enrolling them in dance classes. DC dance studio City Dance has a Pop! Children’s Dance Class program that has recently moved online. Options include Creative Movement, Ballet, Jazz/Modern, Hip-Hop, Break Dancing, Contemporary, and Tap with classes designed for all ages 3 years old and up.