How to Get Fit at Home

Working out at home may not have been part of your regular schedule a month ago. Yet, as we continue to hunker down inside and stay safe during these uncertain times, it’s important to remember that exercise can help reduce stress and prevent illness.

Luckily, fitness studios everywhere are launching online programming and offering free trials for new users. You can test out endless class types and find the style you like best. You don’t even need dumbbells or fitness equipment to get a healthy dose of endorphins.

We’ve rounded up a plethora of offerings. Whether you like dance, HIIT (high-intensity interval training), yoga, or jumping rope, there’s an option out there.

Online Fitness Classes from Ohio Studios

Many local Ohio fitness studios have made the transition to hosting online classes. Some had existing virtual libraries, others moved quickly to film brand-new content, and some are now streaming live classes for anyone to join.


StudioTorch – 7-day free trial, then $15/month. HIIT fitness studio with a library of digital programming. Bodyweight and band exercises.

System of Strength (SOS) – 7-day free trial, then $19/month. Includes access to an array of cardio, strength, and recovery classes, ranging from 20 minutes to 1 hour in length.


UXL24 – Free 1 hour classes on Facebook Live, every day at 10 a.m. EST. Videos stay up on their page for 24 hours, so fans can access at any time.

22 More Online Fitness Offerings

305fitness – Free access on YouTube to a robust library of 45-minute dance cardio classes that will get you moving.

barre3 – First 15 days free, then $29/month. Gain access to a seemingly endless library of classes and virtual challenges, with new content added every month. Low-impact barre3 workouts focused on full-body strength and mindfulness.

Corepower Yoga – Free access to a new collection of online yoga classes every week. Styles range from refresh and reset to endurance and strength. For unlimited access to their full collection of 250+ classes, you can subscribe for $19.99/month.

CrossFit – Free at-home workouts for beginners using water jugs and other household items. Their site also includes a section full of athlete-inspired meals and recipes.

CrossRope – Free videos of jump rope workout circuits. Join virtual challenges via the CrossRope phone app.

Daily Burn – 30-day free trial available for the popular at-home fitness platform with thousands of different workout videos to choose from.

Down Dog Yoga – Free live stream classes, twice a day, with replays on YouTube.

Forte Fit – 30-day free trial. Stream live and on-demand boutique fitness classes, including: barre, yoga, HIIT, running, cycling, dance, boxing, meditation, Pilates, and more.

Glo – 15-day free trial available. Get unlimited access to more than 4,000 online yoga, meditation, and Pilates classes.

GymShark – Free workouts on Facebook Live, Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.-5 p.m. EST. Includes everything from HIIT and EMOM (every minute on the minute) classes to barre and yoga.

HASfit – Free, full-length workout videos for all fitness levels.

Lifetime – Free online video library of fitness classes, including cardio, strength, cycle, yoga, and family options.

MadFit – Free apartment-friendly, full-body, 20-minute workouts on YouTube.

Nike Training Club – Free access to on-demand class-style workouts, programs, and expert tips on nutrition, sleep, and more. Usually $15/month, but made free during these difficult times.

Orange Theory – Free 30-minute HIIT workout videos posted daily.

Peloton – 90 days free access to Peloton’s stream of high-energy workouts with a mix of running, strength, toning, yoga, meditation, and outdoor classes.

Planet Fitness – Free at-home workouts for anyone and everyone (including some family-geared exercises). Known for providing a Judgment-Free Zone.

PopSugar – Free access to over 500 workouts from celebrity trainers and fitness experts across strength, cardio, dance, and yoga.

Y7 – 7-day free trial then $16/month. Access online programming from the popular NYC hot yoga studio.

YMCA 360 – Free access to online exercise, fitness, well-being, and youth sports classes. Available to everyone – not just YMCA members.

Yoga with Adriene – Free access to 500+ free yoga videos and an online community of more than 6 million subscribers.

Yogaworks – Free access to a lineup of live classes from studios in Baltimore, Boston, New York, California, and Atlanta. Beginner yoga, Hatha yoga, and a mix of flows.

BONUS! You can never go wrong with the myriad #MoveMore workouts provided by the American Heart Association. They’re streaming something fresh every weekday in May, and there are plenty of recorded sessions to carry you through the weekends.

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