Where to Live Stream At-Home Workouts
We’re all doing our best by staying home during the coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn’t mean we need to ignore our exercise routines. And while YouTube workout videos are a dime a dozen, it can be lonely to follow along with a pre-recorded script; so if you’re looking for something a little more community-minded, consider tuning into an Instagram Live Video for free, high-quality movement instruction in real time.
The best workouts to do at home
Bandier: While its physical stores are closed, the women’s activewear retailer is taking things virtual with a variety of sweat-inducing workouts led by industry experts.
Tune in: Weekdays at 1pm PST at @bandier.
Barre Fitness: This Canadian barre workout studio may have temporarily closed its locations, but that’s not stopping it from keeping those plies going.
Tune in: Check Instagram at @barrefitness each week for a list of the different days and times that its instructors are hosting live workouts. Times are in PST.
Annex Victoria: Launched only in November 2019, Annex Victoria is already becoming a go-to spot for those who want to sweat in British Columbia’s capital city. While the studio is shut down, it’s hosting live classes every day of the week.
Tune in: Weekdays at 7am and 5:30pm PST, and weekends at 9am, at @annexvictoria.
Lululemon: Beloved activewear behemoth Lululemon has closed its stores, but it continues to engage its #thesweatlife community with daily streams that range from meditation to yoga.
Tune in: Check back each week at @lululemon for an updated schedule. Last Tuesday’s yoga took place at 6pm PST.
Barry’s: The studio with a cult-like following closed its Canadian and American locations for now, but heart-thumping Live Videos—including a mix of bodyweight-only and band workouts—are being streamed.
Tune in: Check Instagram at @barrys each week for the schedule. The brand promises multiple workouts a day led by its (alarmingly fit) teachers.
Studeo: The Vancouver- and Los Angeles-based high-performance gym is not skipping a beat, taking its training virtual for its members and the public alike.
Tune in: Check Instagram each evening at @studeo_ to see what the team is offering the next day. There’s at least one Instagram Live workout happening each day right now, ranging from core to full-body.
Tip: When your workout is done for the day, roll some After Oil onto your shoulders and neck for a warming sensation that helps your muscles relax and recover. Then hop in the shower with a few drops of Eucalyptus for a restorative clean.
There’s something comforting about knowing that when you’re sweating alone in your kitchen, others around the continent are sweating alone in their kitchens, too.