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5 High-end Workouts That Now Offer Free Classes Online

by Kat Madamba

Financial Frequency. myWellness

April 17, 2020 . 2 min read

If one of your new decade goals was to get in the best shape of your life, I'm sure this pandemic threw a massive wrench into that plan. Given the state of the world, it's really easy to throw your goal right out the window. However, fear not fellow fitness fanatics. 

A lot of chain fitness brands are offering specials on their online classes or have launched new online platforms to keep their community alive. It's the perfect time to try out something you may not have tried in person. Now you can test out whether or not you're into it in the comfort of your own living room and for free! We’ve gathered 5 of our favorites: 

Peloton 

Peloton is most known for its wildly expensive spin bikes. However, the Peloton app contains classes that range from treadmill workouts to outdoor running, to yoga and meditation, boot camp style workouts, and more. They even offer group exercise classes you can do with your children. Currently, the Peloton app is offering free access to all of their classes for 90 days if you sign up by April 30. 

mW pro-tip: 

If you have a smart tv, you can download the Peloton app directly to your tv and be immersed in each class.

Barre3

Barre3 is a full-body workout combining strength conditioning, cardio, and mindfulness that will leave you feeling balanced and empowered. If you've never taken a barre class before, prepare to make lots of small tiny movements and be sore the next day. It's an excellent workout for all the little muscles we tend not to use. Barre3 is currently offering a 15-day trial for unlimited access to its digital library of 10- to 60-minute streaming workouts. 

mW pro-tip: 

Set up a reminder on your phone to cancel any accounts that required you to give up payment information for the free content. That way, you can avoid any unexpected charges in the future.

OrangeTheory

OrangeTheory is typically an hour of heart-rate based training that usually mixes cardio, strength, and power. OTF die-hards are lean endurance machines because of this. Currently, they are sharing daily 30-minute exercises that require no equipment. No trial period, no account necessary, and workouts are presently available for free. 

Classpass 

Most fitness urbanites love ClassPass for the freedom it gives when it comes to choosing workouts. You're not bound by any location, genre, or time. As long as a gym participates in ClassPass, you can sign up for one of their classes. However, during this pandemic, ClassPass is offering free access to a library of over 2000+ audio and video workouts on-demand. You can also pay a-la-cart for live-streamed classes. All proceeds collected until June 1 will be donated to these studios. So you'll not only keep up your with your fitness routine, but you'll also be supporting these small businesses. 

Corepower Yoga

Corepower Yoga has an online library of over 250 classes available for either a monthly or yearly subscription; however, they are currently releasing a weekly yoga class focusing on specific intentions for free. These free weekly releases focus on diving deeper into particular postures or muscle groups. 

mW pro-tip: 

If nothing on this list caught your eye, check to see if your gym is offering online instruction. Like many other small businesses, gym owners have had to find their way with no clear end to this pandemic. Most are offering even live classes through their social media pages, so make sure you're staying connected with your fitness community.