Many yoga and fitness studios have begun to provide virtual classes as an alternative to in-person sessions. Since we are mostly confined to our homes, I think it’s extremely important to make sure we are prioritizing our mental and physical wellbeing.
Regular exercise has been shown to reduce stress, increase memory, improve sleep quality, and improve overall mood. Whether you want to work up a sweat, gain strength, or stretch out your body, these studios offer the opportunity to do so in the convenience of your own home! Keep reading to learn more!
If you’re looking for gentle, beginner-friendly classes or something more fiery and intense, YYOGA has you covered with YYOGA at Home! Each class is designed for home practice including visual demonstrations (personally I think this is a must to ensure I’m doing the poses correctly!). They also offer live studio feeds streamed through Zoom, if you prefer to experience a class in real time!
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Keep moving from home with live streams and on-demand classes through Oxygen’s virtual studio! Enjoy classes like Deep Stretch & Relaxation, Fast & Furious, Yoga Power Core all taught by Oxygen Instructors, with new videos added every month. Over the years I’ve gone to Oxygen Yoga (in-studio) dozens of times, and their virtual transformation has been something that has been extremely beneficial for me. Now that it’s getting warmer out I like to take my computer out onto my patio and do my Yoga sessions there!
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Barre Fitness is also a great option for home workouts. You can join from home with access to a lineup of classes with your Barre Fitness instructors streaming live on their virtual platform using MINDBODY/ZOOM/FITGRID or check out their FREE Online Video Library.
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TurF is a studio, shop, kitchen + coffee bar located in Kitsilano and Downtown Vancouver. Bring the TurF Studio home with you with Livestream Classes, a growing library of recorded workouts, and meditations to keep your mind and body grounded. Personally I love this concept and think I need to include the mediations in my weekly routine!
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Tight Club offers fun and functional fitness for the modern recreationalist. With a TCTV membership, you get access to 3-6 new workouts posted weekly. It also includes livestream classes and access to the TC community hub on Slack.
With over 25 years of experience coaching thousands of clients in-person, IF has now developed a proven system available to remote coaching clients called IF Direct. You can get premium personal training and lasting results from the comfort of your home! I would highly recommend heading over to their instagram account if you’d like to get an idea of what the IF community is all about.
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Last but not least, Orange Theory is a fantastic option you should be taking advantage of! You can choose a workout from their YouTube channel, or you can download their app for at-home workouts where you can connect your Apple Watch to their heart rate monitoring system using the OTbeat Link and track workout results in real time!
I hope these suggestions were helpful when it comes to boosting your at-home yoga, workout, or meditation routine. If you have any recommendations of other great businesses to check out, comment below!