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How to get a great at-home workout during quarantine

<p>A collage, from top left to bottom right, of the Peloton, Barry's Bootcamp, CorePower Yoga OnDemand and Nike Training Club logos.&nbsp;</p>

A collage, from top left to bottom right, of the Peloton, Barry's Bootcamp, CorePower Yoga OnDemand and Nike Training Club logos. 

Working out in quarantine may seem nearly impossible, especially if you do not have the standard equipment at home. But fitting in a good, free, at-home workout via apps or social media can be easier than you think.

Peloton App

Although it's known for cycling, the Peloton app has a variety of classes. The app includes running, strength, toning, yoga, meditation and outdoor classes. To get outside when I’m feeling overwhelmed, I use the guided runs. There are preloaded playlists to avoid losing pace and the instructors motivate you. The app is free for 90 days and does not require credit card information to enjoy the workouts.

Nike Training Club App

The Nike Training Club app has always been one of my favorites, not only because of all the workouts available but also because you can choose a workout based on muscle group, workout type, equipment and strength level. Recently, the app sent out a notification to its users that the premium features were now free, meaning all the trainer-led classes and signature “Whiteboard Workouts,” or circuit style workouts with sets and repetitions outlined in a list format, are free. You can also sign up for five workout programs that range from four to six weeks, each of which is cultivated by a trainer to focus on fitness and nutrition.

CorePower Yoga OnDemand App

The CorePower Yoga OnDemand app is offering free weekly yoga classes for a limited time. The app offers a description of each class, along with what equipment will be needed, what muscle groups will be targeted and what “sweat level” will be achieved during the class. CorePower is not a typical yoga workout, as many of the classes combine cardio with yoga poses. These classes range from 20 minutes to an hour. 

Barry’s Bootcamp

Barry’s Bootcamp is offering three free 20-minute classes on its Instagram Live (@barrys) every day. The classes are announced on the bootcamp's Instagram story the day before and are available for 24 hours after they stream. Many of them are mini-versions of Barry’s Bootcamp’s signature cardio and strength training classes. In addition, Kate Lemere (@katelemere), an instructor at two Chicago locations of Barry’s Bootcamp, is hosting 6 a.m. workouts for 30 minutes on Instagram Live Monday through Friday. If you don’t work out that early, these workouts are also available on her story for 24 hours.

Daily Burn

Daily Burn has all types of workouts, from introductory exercise to cardio kickboxing to muscle building, and you can stream them all from your laptop or TV. The platform is offering a 60-day free trial instead of its usual 30-day trial. The trial includes a 30-minute full-body workout every day and access to more than 1,000 workout classes. There is also a free group workout if you want to sample a class before signing up for the free trial. Sign up for your free trial at dailyburn.com.

Contact news writer Maeve McCormick at maeve.mccormick@richmond.edu.

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