Live Virtual Workouts to Try This Week While You’re Stuck at Home
Get ready to sweat, learn, and eat healthier.
Whether you’re chatting with new plant-loving friends on Wednesday evening or crushing a bodyweight boot camp with BronCore Fitness on Thursday afternoon, there’s a virtual wellness meeting for everyone this week. Yoga instructor Barbara Bengh’s guest weekend at Down Under Yoga has moved online, with her signature slow classes and a spine-focused flow. Try something fun and new with an online gyrokinesis class from Gyrotonic Boston Central. Or, let loose with a full-body dance workout led by Punk Rock Aerobics instructors.
Monday, March 30
Virtual Yoga with Stephanie: This 60-minute yoga class hosted by instructor Stephanie Coggins focuses on building body heat, releasing tension, and remaining present in the moment. Set up for class with a yoga mat and a block, or a beach towel and a soup can if you don’t have the right equipment handy. Class participants will receive a GoToMeeting dial-in code once they register. While the class is donation-based, all funds benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Donation, 5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m., eventbrite.com.
Restorative Movement: The Brooklyn Boulders team has been hard at work from home to keep their community connected and supported during the studio’s closure. Join Coach Angel on Instagram Live for this 60-minute workout, beginning with a flexibility and balance challenge and ending with 15 minutes of foam rolling for myofascial release.
Free, 6pm, brooklynboulders.com.
Tuesday, March 31
Online Gyrokinesis Class: Master trainer Lisa Pari of Gyrotonic Boston Central will teach this virtual gyrokinesis class every Tuesday for 90 to 180 minutes. Gyrokinesis is a unique exercise method grounded in slow, natural movements and rotations of the body. To attend, reach out to the email provided on Facebook.
$30, 12 p.m.- 1:30 p.m., facebook.com.
Punk Rock Aerobics: To help combat anxiety during quarantine, instructor Hilken Mancini will host live punk rock aerobics classes on Tuesday evenings for the next few weeks. The signature workout, which launched in 2000, combines aerobic exercise with wild, punk rock dance moves. Break up your long week at home with a fun, stress-relieving dance break with the hilarious PRA team.
$12 suggested donation, 6 p.m., zone3westernave.com.
Wednesday, April 1
Living Room Live: There’s no easier way to turn your apartment into a workout studio than with a proper zen rage heal sesh with Sweat Remix. Instructors will host a variety of live opportunities to get your workout in during the week. Visit their website to tune in.
Free, 12 p.m., sweatremix.com.
Plant Show + Tell + Meditation: Squeeze in a daily dose of community with a 45-minute networking sesh among your fellow plant lovers. Introduce your potted plants, swap gardening tips, and enjoy a distraction from the stress of working from home. After you make new plant-loving friends, finish off with a 15-minute guided meditation.
$5 suggested donation, 7 p.m., plantmagic.shop.
Self-Compassion in Challenging Times with Fez Aswat: While meditation is helpful during times of stress, achieving that blissful feeling of inner peace is also ten times harder than ever. Using Buddhist meditation principles, learn how to practice self-compassion when faced with the five kleshas, or the root causes of pain and suffering.
$25, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., downunderyoga.com.
Thursday, April 2
BronCore Now: Rather than just following along to an Instagram Live, this boot camp workout uses Zoom so instructor Bron can hold you accountable while you sweat. All you need to participate is a space to move, a mat, your body weight and access to a computer. Look out for a personal Zoom link in your email inbox an hour before class.
Free, 5:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m., broncorefitness.com.
Friday, April 3
Free Zoom Class: Boston-based training studio Clientel3 incorporates well-rounded fitness and nutrition into their training regimen to achieve best results for their clients. The studio’s instructors will host Facebook Live fitness classes every day at noon to keep you on track.
Free, 12 p.m., facebook.com.
Slow Flow II/III Class: Popular yoga instructor Barbara Bengh has transitioned her guest weekend at Down Under into a virtual lineup of classes. Bengh’s unique, slow practice style focuses on proper alignment, allowing participants to feel every movement deeply while they relax to the soothing sound of her voice.
$25, 7:15-8:45 p.m., downunderyoga.com.
Sunday, April 5
Getting to Know the Spine: Most of us don’t give a lot of consideration to our spine until we start suffering from a backache, often made worse by sitting in your home desk chair for days on end. Get in touch with your spine with a yoga flow that combines back-strengthening poses with experimental movements.
$50, 1:15 p.m., downunderyoga.com.
Self Care Sunday and Sound Bath: Pilar Tucker, therapist and founder of Empower our Crown, will kick off this Sunday evening class with a talk on self-care tips during high-stress times. Then, sound therapist Tara Atwood will lead a virtual meditation and sound bath. The focus of this workshop is on the importance of self-care during all periods of life, not just when the world feels like it’s falling apart.
Free, 7 p.m.-8 p.m., eventbrite.com.