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Exercise for Free During Quarantine With These Apps

As more and more businesses close to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, going out to perform routine daily tasks is growing more difficult. That includes gym time. Around the globe, gyms are shuttering for the time being–and for good reason. Communal machinery and weights are an easy way to spread germs. A lot of people jammed into a small space isn’t an appropriate way to combat the spread of a viral disease.

If you’re someone who relies on workout time to keep you focused at work and mentally well, this can be especially jarring. Luckily, plenty of companies are coming to the rescue to provide free service to their workout apps and online programs.

Celebrities like Chris Hemsworth are among the latest to help you stay fit from home during lockdown. His exercise app, Centr, is offering six free weeks of use if you sign up before March 31.

For those who use yoga to keep your body in order and your mind clear, services like Down Dog–the highest-rated yoga app on ioS and Android–are completely free for the time being. That’s right: You don’t need to haul your mats and blocks to the studio to enjoy a healthy, instructive yoga session. You can do it in self-isolation and for free until April 1.

Likewise, the popular Tone It Up app is also 100% free to new members for the next month. The app offers a variety of workouts, from barre to HIIT to weights. It also offers meditation sessions that can balance out intense workouts.

Popular gym chain Planet Fitness is also getting in on the free workout trend. Although most of their locations are closed for the time being, they’ll stream live workout classes on Facebook. The 20-minute sessions will occur every day at 4 p.m. PT. Be sure to follow their page for “United We Move” updates.


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Fitness bloggers are here to help, too! Cassey Ho of Blogilates posted a 14-day quarantine workout to her site and Instagram account. If you’re looking for a total body workout that mixes it up and gets creative, hers is a great plan to stay motivated during lockdown.

Of course, there are gold standard free fitness apps as well, like Nike Training Club and Adidas Training by Runtastic. And if you’d rather not use an app to workout, YouTube has your back, too. We’re big fans of POPSUGAR Fitness, a perfect place to find workouts of every kind–whether you’re looking for cardio, dance, weight lifting, and anything and everything in between

We have no idea how much longer social distancing will last, but however long it is, we’ll get through it together. Workouts like these can keep us all in check, keep our minds clear, and make us powerful for the day when everything is back to normal and our world is a little more understanding, clean, and healthy. Until then, let’s keep ourselves motivated and on track. We’ve got this.

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Updated: 3/23/20