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A lot of us are stuck at home during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and it’s super important now more than ever to stay healthy and fit.
Luckily there are a lot of businesses supporting us during this time and they are doing this by giving free access to their normally paid workout and fitness apps and services.
If you want to get in shape and maintain your health, there are plenty of fun and effective fitness classes that you can access online at no cost right now.
While a lot of these are free some may require you to sign up for a trial and some may require a credit card but you can cancel at any time before your trial ends to avoid getting charged.
If you sign up for any apps that require you to use a card then just make a note on your calendar to cancel before the trial ends.
Nike Training Club (NTC)
The cost: Free for now, but normally the premium features start at $14.99 per month or $119.99 for the year.
Nike dropped the subscription fee for its NTC Premium version, which provides studio-style streaming workouts, training programs (including bodyweight-only exercises, yoga classes and full-equipment workouts for all levels) and expert tips from elite Nike Master Trainers.
NTC Premium includes the Nike App, Nike Running Club (NRC) app, the Nike Training Club (NTC) app and the “Trained” podcast. The NTC system contains a library of more than 185 workouts ranging from 15 to 60 minutes.
Check out Nike Training Club here.
In the face of Covid 19, Fitbit is offering free premium content to its app users.
The cost: Anyone new to Fitbit Premium can get a 90-day free trial of the regularly paid subscription.
Fitbit provides 150+ at-home workouts from fitness brands like barre3, Daily Burn, POPSUGAR and Yoga Studio by Gaiam.
You can check it out here.
Active by POPSUGAR
Active by POPSUGAR offers workouts for all levels and fitness preferences. “Strengthen, sculpt, dance, box or restore with your favorite POPSUGAR instructors.” Jazz up your routine with a variety of toning, dance cardio, yoga workouts and more.
You’ll have access to workouts from celebrity trainers and experts and access to challenges, such as 4-Week Full-Body Fusion and 21 Days to Kickstart Your Fitness.
The cost: This paid monthly subscription just officially launched early for free in response to COVID-19.
Daily Burn does a great job when it comes to variety, allowing members to mix it up with all kinds of video workouts ranging from kickboxing and dancing to yoga and kettlebell training.
You can stream over 1,000 workouts taught by certified trainers. There’s a new live workout each day that’s available for 24 hours on-demand. By answering a few questions about your goals—weight loss, burning more calories, toning, improved fitness—Daily Burn can create workout and nutrition plans for you.
The cost: You can grab a 60 Day Free Trial of Daily Burn here.
I thought this one had an interesting name!
The cost: Free
Braaaaains! Nothing will get you hitting the pavement faster than a looming zombie, right? This running app is more of an exercise game in that you run away from killer zombies and try to save all of civilization by gathering supplies, rescuing survivors and defending their home.
If this sounds like an app that will get you moving, you can grab it for free here.
Blogilates is a YouTube channel made by Cassey Ho. Cassey is a fitness rock star who has been offering free 10- to 20-minute pilates and bootcamp sculpting workouts on YouTube for a decade.
She’s known for her signature POP Pilates, which fuses pop music together with classical Pilates routines. She’s the No. 1 female fitness channel on YouTube with over 500 million video views and 4 million subscribers. You can also get her free monthly calendars, including this 14-day quarantine workout plan on the Blogilates website.
The cost: Free
This popular yoga app is making all its fitness apps—Down Dog, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre and 7 Minute Workout—completely free until April 1.
So you can vary it up and get lean, toned, burn fat and say namaste at home or on the go.
The cost: Free until May 1st, but health care professionals, students and teachers (K-12 and college) can get free access through July 1st!
Follow the instructions and links below to get the correct access for your needs.
A Note from Down Dog:
Due to the current outbreak, many people are avoiding gathering in large groups, including at yoga studios and other fitness spaces. We believe that stressful times like these are precisely when people need wellness practices the most, and we are committed to doing our part to help out.
So that anyone who wants to practice at home can do so, we are making all of our apps – Down Dog, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute Workout – completely free until May 1st.
In response to the many school closures taking place, we are also offering free access until July 1st for all students and teachers (K-12 and college). To access the free school membership, please register your school’s domain by visiting downdogapp.com/schools.
We are also extending free access until July 1 for all healthcare professionals so we can help those who are helping us. Please visit downdogapp.com/healthcare to register your work healthcare domain.
We hope that everyone will stay healthy and safe in these uncertain times.
Chris Hemsworth (Thor! Yes, Australian actor and God of Thunder) has an online fitness and wellness program and he is offering up a FREE six week trial of unrestricted access.
It’s called Centr and it offers workouts, recipes, and articles, plus you get access to Hemsworth’s world-class team.
The cost: Free for six weeks (regularly $29.99 a month)
Check out the Centr health and fitness program.
Steezy Studio is offering up free online classes each day. You can check out each day’s free class schedule here.
The cost: Free classes each day amid Covid 19
If you’re looking for yoga and meditation videos, this is the place to be. There are hundreds of videos for all levels to choose from. Actually, DoYogaWithMe.com is great if you’re new to yoga because there’s a special “Beginner’s Studio” with classes aimed at newbies as well as tutorials that allow you to perfect specific poses.
There’s also a strong community aspect to the site for those of you who like to bond with and learn from others.
DoYogaWithMe would like to help anyone who is experiencing hardship during coronavirus (COVID 19) and is offering all current free members and new visitors 2 months of free access to their premium content.
To take advantage of our offer go here.
The cost: All current free members and new visitors are invited to two months of free access to DoYogaWithMe’s premium content. But also note that the site typically offers loads of wonderful free yoga content, this is just a perk to get that ad-free premium content for free!
Check them out here.
Davina McCall’s Own Your Goals
After 15 years of making fitness DVDs and helping thousands of women lose weight, Davina has gone online. The website lets you work out with Davina and her trainers from home via online classes, including HIIT, boxing, yoga, Pilates and dance.
Davina’s site also gives you access to workout plans and nutritionist-approved recipes. To get started, you’ll share your fitness level, what goal you want to achieve and by when, and the team will recommend a plan to you.
The cost: Free 30-day membership (no credit card required)
Check out Davina McCall’s Own Your Goals here.
Get access to 20+ live classes a day and thousands of on-demand classes, from meditation and walking to strength-training and indoor cycling with the Peloton App.
The cost: 90-day free trial, up from its usual 30-day trial. After that, a digital membership is $12.99 per month if you decide to stay (cancel anytime).
Check out the Peloton App here.
In addition to these apps and websites offering free workouts, a lot of closed gyms are now streaming free workouts on their Facebook pages, their websites and on Youtube!
I know Planet Fitness and Anytime Fitness are among the gyms offering these free workouts so be sure to check them out and stay fit and healthy!This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here