Staying home doesn’t have to mean your New Year’s resolutions go out the window. These online classes show you don’t have to hit the gym to stay active.
Let’s be honest. You probably weren’t planning on going to the gym before staying home was the socially responsible thing. Or, hey, maybe you were actually one of those amazing people who wake up early and get in some cardio at the crack of dawn. Either way, unless you have a home gym, odds are that fitness regimen is now different with all local gyms and studios closed due to COVID-19.
Don’t worry, though. We’re here to help you get up off the couch (sorry) and back on your feet!
141 Tompkins Ave, Pleasantville
After Broadway and non-essential businesses closed back-to-back, this Pleasantville dance studio did a pirouette – er, we mean a 180º — and launched a full digital platform with more than 75 hours of content spread across more than 200 videos, plus 30 livestreamed classes each week to keep their staff of 13 professional dancers all employed. The school’s 300-plus students can still attend regular classes, which makes this an ideal program to sign your kids up for to burn through some of that energy.
14 South Greeley Ave, Chappaqua
This Pilates and yoga studio has transitioned its classes to teleconferencing, providing as many as eight 45 to 60-minute classes daily. Sessions include Pilates, slow flow yoga, Vinyasa, meditation, dedicated abdominal workouts, and more. The studio even offers 15-minute “freebie” classes to help users get a taste of what to expect from the full sessions.
3631 Hill Blvd, Jefferson Valley
This up-county gym has started hosting online classes for its members and posting short instructional videos and even recipes to its social media channels, and even has a podcast. Classes are typically twice a day, Monday through Friday, for 45 minutes. Single classes start at $25, or you can pick up the 6-week Healthy Habits virtual course for $129. If you’re going for a package deal, make sure to sign up for a 7-day free trial! The team is also running a Fit Mom Sweepstakes raffling off four weeks of personal online training and meal plans (a $499 value).
343 Manville Rd, Pleasantville
This CrossFit and HIIT (high intensity interval training) gym also made the switch to Zoom. They now host three one hour-long classes on weekdays at 6 a.m., 8 a.m., and 4:30 p.m. and a 9 a.m. class on Sundays for their regular members. You can pick up a single session for $25 and reserve your spot on the schedule, or go for one of their package deals to save a little money if you’ve decided on making HIIT more permanent in your life.
480 N Bedford Rd, Chappaqua
1 Westchester Pk Dr, Harrison
Members and non-members can now access the popular chain’s Classes on Demand for free through MyLT.life. Classes include Zumba, cardio kickboxing, barre, “Gluteous Maxout,” yoga, guided meditations, and tons more.
434 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck
Stephanie Falk and Cheryl Brause opened this studio late last year, and in the midst of COVID-19 outbreak, moved all classes online over Zoom, including morning, midday, and afternoon meditations, plus guided and thematic sessions. All classes are at most $10, with many free offerings, or free with a suggested donation and last about 15 to 30 minutes. Half-hour individual sessions are also available.
130 Rhodes St, New Rochelle
POSH has a full host of online training options thanks to its adoption of the Trainerize app platform, allowing users to enjoy workouts and personal training across any device, and even track nutritional intake. Monthly and yearly packages are available starting for as little as $35 per month or $49 for a 12-week program.
Scarsdale-based personal trainer Jessica Mazzucco hosts weekly live video classes including bodyweight cardio to get the heartrate up, lower body strength and cardio to throw a few dumbbells into the mix, and “Booty Band Blast” to shape and firm up that body part you’ve been sitting on for the past few weeks using her signature resistance band. Each class is 40-45 minutes and only costs $8.
404 Irvington St, Pleasantville
Westchester’s Ninja Warrior-themed gym has introduced a program of virtual sessions designed to help you conquer “Midoriyama” once travel is back in the cards. Currently enrolled ninjas already have access, but others can jump in for $35 per week per family. Classes include a daily “Noon-time Ninja” for a full-body workout, At-Home Obstacles for daily 3 p.m. training, and even 11 a.m. Ninja Games for preschoolers.
112 W Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck
This popular yoga studio, which went all-digital in the wake of coronavirus, hosts 3-6 classes over Zoom every day of the week. Pre-registration is required: $12 for drop-ins or open to members using their regular class passes. Different classes are available for all experiences levels and ages, from Yoga Tots for the 3-5-year-old crowd and Gentle Yoga for beginners, to Deep Alignment Flow for the more experienced.
91 Montgomery Ave, Scarsdale
62 Main St, Tuckahoe
With kids home, and partners working from home, fitting in a live online fitness class might not be easy for some. This 22-year-old county mainstay is offering between 5-6 classes daily. In addition to live virtual classes at specific times, there are also classes available to view online anytime that day, to accommodate any schedule. Classes range from $10 to $20 and include Iyengar, mixed-level, pre-teen yoga, restorative, and more, as well as free yoga for cancer support classes and donation-based yoga of 12-step recovery training classes, which begins with a 30-40 minute universal 12-step meeting followed by a 45 minute Kundalini yoga practice.