The gyms are shut. Your favourite fitness class is suspended. Maybe you’re suddenly juggling your job and homeschooling your children too. It’s a tricky time and one in which we could easily lose sight of our fitness and health goals.
Keeping fit through classes has a ton of benefits. Aside from the health and social benefits:
- Keeping structure and routine. Classes take place at certain times of the week set by organisers and that can help to keep structure and routine
- Varied. It’s much easier to add variety to your workout regime through classes
Fortunately, thanks to our constantly connected world (and some very generous online fitness pros) you needn’t wave classes goodbye completely during the Covid 19 outbreak. There are lots of people now offering free online fitness classes and workouts. Here are three of our favourites.
Free Online Fitness Classes Summary
Want the quick list? Here it is. And if you want to know more about each specific class, the detail follows.
PE With Joe
Joe Wicks, better known by many as ‘The Body Coach,’ has been running PE lessons since lockdown began. These classes are live on Youtube and were initially intended to keep the kids active while school was closed.
However, Mums and Dads up and down the country soon found it was a substantial workout for the grown ups too!
Joe recently announced he is scaling back the classes to three days each week (Monday, Wednesday and Saturday) and once lockdown ends, these are likely to end too.
But while the gyms are closed and your class is cancelled, this is a free online fitness class with no special equipment required!
Twice daily, on IGTV, Barry’s is offering free at home workouts that need no equipment at all.
These workouts will help get your heart rate up and help you to maintain or even improve your strength during lockdown.
Planet Fitness has a number of personal trainers running free daily equipment-free workouts.
Now this is a US brand and its workouts are timed for early evening East Coast time, meaning it’s midnight here.
But you can catch up and do them later on over on their Facebook page.
Keeping Your Discipline with a Home Workout
Half the battle for most of us is discipline. And if you’re more used to working out at a gym than at home, discipline will be a key factor in maintaining or improving your fitness during lockdown.