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10 Workout Classes You Can Live-Stream From Your Living Room

If what you miss is the communal experience of working out in a group and getting real-time motivation from an instructor, these live-streams are for you.

By now, we’re settling into our new normal—staying at home, minimizing all social contact, venturing out as seldom as possible for essential errands only. We’re finding ways to entertain ourselves and also figuring out how to stay fit and active during this prolonged lockdown. Fitness studios and services around the world have pivoted to offer more at-home experiences, which you can read about here. But if what you miss is the communal experience of working out in a group and getting real-time motivation from an instructor, these live-streamed workouts are for you.

MISFITSTUDIO
With MISFITSTUDIO’s IRL locations in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver temporarily closed, they’ve pivoted to online. In addition to daily classes streamed on Instagram Live that combine elements of movement, yoga and Pilates, the studio is also offering over 45 different online classes live via Zoom. Each class is $18 (+ HST) and sign-up closes 25 minutes before class time.

Formation Studio
Formation Studio closed its doors two weeks ago but you can still experience its dance-based fitness routine virtually. Weekly IG Live classes include a 40-minute Power class, which offers music-driven strength and conditioning and a 30-minute Freedom class, which promises nonstop movement aka a digital dance party. Keep an eye out for other online options, to be announced on their social channels soon.

Sweat & Tonic
To keep their community going during these unprecedented times, Toronto gym Sweat & Tonic has launched Sweat Live, an online space for group classes and personalized coaching via Zoom (for $12/class), and is also offering a slate of free classes daily on Instagram Live. These IG Live classes cover everything from prenatal yoga to sound healing to full body HIIT. In addition, the studio is launching a new service on April 3 called Sweat On Demand, which offers an all-access pass to the studio’s digital library of fitness classes like yoga, HIIT, boxing, and Pilates. The on-demand service starts with a 7-day free trial, following which the fee is $15/month.

Women’s Health
Since self-isolation became a reality for millions around the world, Women’s Health magazine has been inviting trainers to take over their Instagram feed daily with live-streamed workouts. The schedule for this week includes cardio boxing, a full body circuit, abs and core-focused workouts and a Dance HIIT class. All classes are 30 minutes or less and require minimal to no equipment. Don’t fret if you can’t tune in at the appointed time; all workouts are saved for 24 hours on their page.

Tracy Anderson
Personal trainer to the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Alessandra Ambrosio, Tracy Anderson may have temporarily shuttered her studios but her famed workouts are continuing online. “[Our] mission during this time is to keep innovating ways to stay connected with all of you and help you stay balanced and clear,” they shared on Instagram, announcing the launch of a new series of virtual live classes. The first class launched on March 29th, with the next ones lined up for Saturday, April 4th and Sunday, April 5th at 11am EST. Classes will be presented via Zoom, and in order to view the live stream, participants need to sign up at https://bit.ly/TracyLIVE at least one hour prior to the start of the class. In addition, Anderson will continue to stream beginner, intermediate and advanced level classes via her Online Studio, a weekly workout subscription program.

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@tracyandersonmethod's mission during this time is to keep innovating ways to stay connected with all of you and help you stay balanced and clear. Launching on Sunday, March 29th at 11 am EST, she'll be teaching a series of virtual live classes and invites you to join her from wherever you are!⁠ ⁠ Live classes will then continue to be offered on Saturday, April 4th at 11 am EST and Sunday, April 5th at 11 am EST. More live classes will be added to the schedule soon. Stay tuned for details. ⁠ ⁠ Classes will be presented using Zoom, an app that is easily downloaded via your App Store or web browser. To live stream classes, sign up at https://bit.ly/TracyLIVE. Then download the Zoom app. All participants must sign up at least one hour prior to the start of the live class, and will receive a personal login via email beforehand. The content in these virtual live classes will involve equipment that simulates what our studio members and clients regularly use. To start, you'll need a chair and a broomstick without the broom, in addition to your regular TA workout equipment including a mat, hand weights, and leg weights.⁠ ⁠ We hope you'll use these new live experiences as an added opportunity to connect with Tracy. To note: Tracy's live classes are not designed to replace the strategic programming in the Online Studio. She will continue to stream beginner, intermediate and advanced level classes in the Online Studio, while adding the weekend live classes to her routine. We are so excited to work out with everyone in this new way starting Sunday!

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ClassPass
In lieu of IRL workouts, ClassPass is offering live and on-demand workouts from top studios around the world that you can do right from your living room. Live-streamed class offerings range from yoga to strength training to HIIT, with 100% of class proceeds going straight to the studios until June 1. Participants can purchase these classes using their credits, even if their account is paused. On-demand workouts are another option, offering unlimited access to over 2,000 free video and audio workouts from top studios via the ClassPass app.

Lululemon
Over the next few weeks, Canadian athletic apparel brand Lululemon promises to deliver “daily content from our community and ambassadors to help you live #thesweatlife wherever you are.” This includes live sessions of yoga and guided meditation on Instagram, guides to do-anywhere workouts and at-home training, as well as self-care tips and tricks.

P.Volve
The online fitness studio is offering 30 days of free streaming to all new members via the code ONEPVOLVE, giving them access to hundreds of workouts through the P.volve online streaming platform. They’re also offering free live workouts on Instagram Live and YouTube three times a day (8am EST, 1pm EST and 6pm EST). Classes are 15 to 20 minutes in duration and range from Morning Stretch to Sweat and Burn to Lengthen and Tone.

Barry’s Bootcamp
After closing all locations across the US and Canada earlier this month, the fitness studio has now shifted to hosting regular sweat sessions on IG Live. Each day, trainers from various Barry’s studios across North America head over to Instagram to take viewers through a variety of workouts, from full body workouts to resistance training with bands. You can find all the Barry’s At Home workout videos saved under their IGTV section on the platform.

Extension Room
For barre and ballet-inspired workouts, head to Extension Room’s Instagram, where they are live-streaming their most popular classes. Get your cardio workout in with the Allegro Ballet Bootcamp, work your core with the Développé Ballet Sculpt class, or if you’re new to the workout style inspired by professional ballerinas, start out with Barre 101.