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Feeling a little stir-crazy at home, wishing you could visit your local gym or personal trainer? I get it – I’m not a huge gym fan, but even I’m missing gym time now! If you’ve been wishing you could find an affordable, at home workout option, wait no longer. We’ve collected over 15 different virtual workout class options, from local Spokane businesses located in local Spokane neighborhoods as well as national options and apps.
From at home workouts with no equipment to HIIT workouts at home, apps to challenge you and more, we’ve got all the virtual options for you. Let us know if we missed any cool ones on our Facebook page here!
Some of these options are now moving to in-person, as well, so if you are ready to get back to in person gyms, you have plenty of options!
Before you start any of these workout plans, make sure to sign up with Achievement! Achievement is a simple, free program that rewards you for working out and tracking your activity.
Simply sign up for Achievement here, connect any tracking apps you currently use (Fitbit, MyFitnessPal, etc.) and start earning. You’ll earn $10 for every 10,000 points, but depending on what you track, those points rack up quickly! You can also donate your points to charity, too.
My Absolute Favorite Way to Workout: At Home Workouts & In-Person Options
My absolute favorite way to work out: Class Pass – I have been such a huge fan of ClassPass for a long time, it’s absolutely my favorite way to workout! ClassPass is perfect for those of us who don’t like to commit to one activity for a long period of time. If you like spin class one day and yoga the next, you can do it with ClassPass!
You can sign up for a free two week trial with ClassPass, which will give you access to three classes in two weeks. It’s plenty of time to figure out if you like the options offered, the timing of classes, and what kind of time commitment you can make to choose the appropriate ClassPass plan for you.
I love ClassPass because on one day, I can take a yoga class and then a few days later, take a kickboxing class from another gym. I get to try out new gym locations, which keeps things interesting and makes me want to get out and get active!
You can choose from a variety of ClassPass plans, all depending on how many classes you want to take a month. Personally, I would either take 4-8 classes a month, depending on whether or not I clicked with a gym, trainer or class. Eventually I would sign up for a more consistent class at one gym and supplement with ClassPass. It’s the perfect way to try out new classes around Spokane!
At Home Workouts With No Equipment
Looking for more workouts that don’t require any equipment that you can do from home? There are a ton of at-home workout options online – here are some I’m looking to try out!
1) If you have more time and want to try different types of workouts, check out Aaptiv . I’m really intrigued by Aaptiv because it’s basically a personal trainer in your ear – you can choose from workouts (like strength training or outdoor running) or programs (walk to run one mile, total body training), pop in some headphones and get a trainer to walk you through the workout or program from start to finish.
Aaptiv is all audio-based, which means you can take it anywhere with you in your area. New classes are added weekly, plus classes offer music playlists and guided workouts.
You can choose from tons of different workouts, from treadmill running to strength training, yoga and more. A monthly membership to Aaptiv is $14.99, and a yearly subscription is $99.99, but you can sign up for Aaptiv with a free 7 day trial too.
2) Couch to 5K program – one of my absolute favorites for training for 5ks, C25K (as it’s called) is perfect for those of us who are looking forward to getting back to 5ks (and more!). Couch to 5K has a few options, including Running for Beginners, a C25K treadmill version, and Pooch to 5k, which is a C25K program you can do with your dog!
You can search for C25K/Couch to 5K through your app program on your phone, or check out the free C25K program here.
3) Find Your Trainer – Looking for a local trainer, either for virtual or outdoor training? If you’re looking to exercise (virtual and outdoor mostly for now, although you can search for trainers that offer indoor training), Find Your Trainer is perfect for you!
Simply search for a trainer in your area, answer a few questions about your fitness and goals, and bam! You’re paired with an exercise trainer according to your fitness level. Whether you’re searching for full body workouts, HIIT workouts, or something in between, Find Your Trainer is a great resource. You don’t even need equipment – just let your trainer know what you’re trying to accomplish, and they will work with you.
Find Your Trainer pricing depends on how trainer, how long you want to be trained (30 minute or 60 minute workouts) and how much the trainer themself charges. I found a local trainer who fit my goals for $59 per 60 minutes – not bad!
4) Beachbody – Chances are you’ve heard of BeachBody, and you might be a little skeptical. An app, with encouraging teammates, nutrition workbooks and recipes, and fun, no equipment necessary exercise classes that make you sweat – and have fun?
Yeah, I thought it was too good to be true until I tried it – and was hooked! I signed up with BeachBody through a friend for her accountability group, and I did buy the nutrition products (shakes, the workbook and tracker plus a book of recipes) and some equipment. At first I was pretty skeptical – would this work? Would I actually stick to a workout routine?
The answer? Yes! I’ve moved twice now since starting BeachBody, I’ve lived through home renovations with absolutely no ability to use equipment or even plan workout schedules, and I’ve still been happy with my results. More than anything, BeachBody has helped with my nutrition goals and accountability. I haven’t paid anything extra than my first sign up, and still have access to all of the Beachbody classes and groups.
5) Gaia – Looking for some at home yoga? Whether you’re looking for yoga for strength, yoga to encourage movement, or yoga for comfort, you’ll find it with Gaia. Gaia offers over 8,000 ad-free yoga practices, like this 20 minute morning flow, that you can stream on almost any device.
You can try Gaia free for your first week, and then after that it’s $11.99 per month. Get started with your free trial here.
Virtual Workouts in Spokane
The following virtual workouts are all from local Spokane/near Spokane businesses. We’re so excited to see so many local fitness trainers and businesses pivoting to online workouts – check out the ones listed below to find the perfect at home workout class for you!
1) If you’re looking for an upbeat, energetic and engaging virtual fitness class, I highly recommend Jamie’s (aka the FitRagamuffin) virtual group fitness classes. Jamie is moving to a subscription-based model, and her classes are worth it!
It’s incredible deal to hop on a Zoom call and take a virtual fitness class with Jamie – choose from classes like Zumba Fitness, Weighted HIIT, Strong by Zumba and more. Some classes will require light equipment (think weights), but most will not – and the class will let you know what equipment you need before you start!
2) Looking for classes that are more yoga-focused? Check out Fat Girl Yoga’s online classes, which include mid-day clarity yoga, stretch, beginner yoga and more.
Classes are $10, although you can buy class packs and memberships for varying price points, and you can register here.
3) Core4Collective is offering virtual live classes from yoga to strike and more. You can purchase packages to attend a variety of classes. In addition to their live virtual classes, Core4Collective also offers a digital library of even more workouts!
4) Farm Girl Fit is back open with socially distanced workouts and more. Lucky for us, Farm Girl Fit is also still offering Farm Girl at Home, which offers live stream classes, on-demand classes and a PDF option if you prefer to workout and sweat at home!
Farm Girl workouts are no joke – I’ve done them before and they are excellent! Check out Farm Girl Fit here. Your first class is free and then it’s $10 drop in per class.
5) Virtual workouts via Groupon from The Yoga Collective and Spokane Fitness Center. The Yoga Collective deal is particularly good – three months of virtual yoga classes for $5! That’s pretty great!
You can also get nearly 50% off a membership to the Spokane Fitness Center, which also provides you free access to their virtual fitness classes.
At Home Workouts With Some Equipment
Several of the at home workouts listed above also offer workouts with equipment, including Beachbody and Farm Girl Fit.
1) Beachbody – Beachbody offers a ton of online classes that incorporate weight training, like MBF, 21 Day Fix and more.
You can get started with a two week free trial to see if Beachbody is right for you.
2) Farm Girl Fit – If you have weights, you can incorporate cardio and weight training into your at home workout with Farm Girl Fit. There are also options to use your own body weight, but if you have workout equipment and want to use it, it’s an option as well.
3) Find Your Trainer – Want to incorporate more upper body workouts, work on building muscles, or other strength building goal? You can use your own weights with your trainer from Find Your Trainer. Simply let them know what you have, and they’ll help you find a way to incorporate your equipment with your health goals.
4) Obe Fitness – Obe Fitness is another one of my favorite ways to work out at home! Usually I choose cardio or other bodyweight programs, but you can choose from a variety of options that also incorporate workout equipment. Obe Fitness gets my heart pumping, as the music is fast and the trainers are fun and motivating.
5) Yoga Download – If the type of equipment you’d like to incorporate in your workouts is more yoga oriented, Yoga Download is perfect for you! With Yoga Download, you can get unlimited yoga workouts of varying levels and difficulty. You can incorporate resistance or choose a relaxing yoga practice depending on your mood and goals for the day.
Programs to Help You Get Healthier
Looking for something that incorporates working out and eating healthier? In addition to signing up and using Achievement, here are a few other programs I’ve tried or am trying in order to get healthier and more in shape!
1) The app My Fitness Pal – MyFitnessPal is a free app that lets you track your meals, workouts, water intake and more. It’s very simple to set up and can also be linked to Achievement, making it seamless to get points for all the steps and meals you track.
2) Noom – Noom is offering a 14 day free trial, and getting started is really easy. Simply fill out some information about yourself, including how active your lifestyle is, how much you typically eat per day, what’s bothering you (stress? sleeping? weight loss?), and what your weight loss or fitness goals are, and then Noom creates a custom plan for you to follow.
I signed up for Noom and think it’s great for those who are self-motivated and like following along with a virtual coach. Personally, I need a little more in-person accountability (or even just my Beachbody coach checking in with me on social media!) but if you like science-based messages about how to eat healthier and get healthier, and don’t mind virtual coaching, Noom is a great option!
I especially liked that Noom’s coaches check in with you a few times a day and remind you to track your nutrition. No food is off-limits, but Noom will let you know which foods are red light, green light and yellow light. I personally didn’t find a problem with that (obviously I knew chocolate candy was a red light!), but as I mentioned above, I definitely prefer more in-person checking in.
3) Step Bet – like to bet against your friends for money? Then Step Bet is perfect for you! Step Bet encourages you to set a goal with friends (you can also join other’s Step Bet challenges), set a timeframe to accomplish this goal, and then check in. Whoever wins (and it can be multiple people, depending on the rules of the challenge) wins all the money in the pot!
All of the Step Bet challenges I participated in were really fun – no one was mean or too competitive, but you can bet everyone was motivated with money on the line. If betting on yourself sounds appealing, check out Step Bet!
As you can see, there are a ton of options for virtual workouts and more, both from local and national companies. If you’re looking to save money or try something new, there’s an at home workout for you. Let us know which program you’re checking out over on Facebook!
My favorite way to exercise, either at home or in person? ClassPass! If you like to change up your workout routine and want to get to know Spokane gyms, yoga studios, spin studios and more, ClassPass is my #1 recommendation! Get your first two weeks with ClassPass free here.