Coronavirus quarantine got you feeling a little bit antsy in the pants-y? As the city of Miami, along with the rest of the country, continues to head toward a de facto lockdown, many of our beloved gyms and boutique studios have temporarily closed up shop.
Luckily, several of them are taking advantage of the abundance of free streaming services—from Zoom to Hangouts to Instagram and Youtube—and offering up online classes to help you destress and stay fit, healthy and happy from the safety and comfort of home.
When it comes time to change out of your new work uniform (anyone else struggling with permanent pajama life?) and suit up for a sweet at-home sweat sesh, these heroic Miami gyms, studios and fitness instructors have got you covered. This list will be updated as we learn more.
This small chain of HIIT class studios with a location in Coral Gables invites members and newbies alike to join in on its new series of free virtual classes. The 40-minute live training sessions, which align with the gym’s signature 9-week wellness program, will be led by 54D’s founder, Rodrigo Garduño. Tune in via Instagram daily at 11am ET. Follow @54d.us and @ro54d for classes and updates; free
The Design District yoga staple announced it will launch its digital studio beginning the week of March 23, with an official schedule and streaming details still TBA, plus outdoor pop-up yoga classes in the works for the near future. Follow @ahanayoga for updates
Turn off your A/C and get ready to sweat. Modo Yoga Miami Beach has launched new donation-based classes twice daily via Instagram Live. Stay connected with your yogi community while perfecting your Power Flow in the morning or keep things a bit more chill with a Modo Flow practice in the evening. Follow @modoyogamiamibeach for classes and updates. Donations via Venmo.
This boutique pilates studio in Midtown will begin live-streaming 50-minute group mat pilates classes beginning Monday, March 16. Its daily schedule will remain the same, and students can continue to sign up for classes via Mindbody. Classes will be composed of your selected teacher and six students, with everyone streaming on-camera via the Zoom app. The small class size and multi-video functionality allow instructors to give each student individual attention to perfect postures and form as they would in a studio setting. Follow @pilathon for updates; $40 for a single class, $320 for a 10-class package, $560 for a 20-class package
Similar to Pilathon, Polestar will offer virtual, mat, based pilates classes beginning March 17. Classes will be offered in the morning and evening and students can sign up as before via Mindbody. Classes will be capped at 10 and instructors and students will meet on video using the Zoom app so that the instructor can see you and continue providing personalized cues (you are free to turn off the camera if you wish). Follow @polestarpilatesbiscayne for updates; $39 for a single class, intro class packs starting at $60, $108 for an unlimited month
Rachel Robinson (Master Trainer at Barry’s Bootcamp)
Red Rooms across the country have officially shuttered, but this popular Miami-based master fitness instructor from the celeb-endorsed Barry’s Bootcamp empire continues to kick students’ butts with her new series of free Instagram Live classes. Each morning, she’ll stream a new class focusing on arms, abs, lower body or other areas typically targeted in a real-life Barry’s class. Expect around 40 minutes of timed instruction as Robinson shouts out viewers and pushes you to to the finish. Follow @rachel_fitness for classes and updates
This bougie Wynwood incubator for all things wellness is offering a selection of its classes and workshops in an online environment, free of charge. The first workshop (Mar 16 at 7pm) will explore the principles and practices of Positive Psychology, and how to overcome fear and anxiety during difficult moments, led by Dr. Maria Sirois. Follow @sacredspacemiami for updates
Classes have been suspended until further notice at this zen Little Haiti yoga spot but studio owner Jenny Sanchez has posted several free yoga classes available to stream anytime from the Santuario YouTube channel, from a 15-minute, full-body workout to an hour-and-15-minute power flow. Follow @santuariomiami for updates
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