Thanks to the impact of coronavirus, social distancing today became oh-so-real for the fitness fanatics who live in the Tri-State where gyms were mandated to close as of 8:00 PM EST on March 16, 2020. While New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made the announcement, the guidelines were also adopted by the governors of Connecticut and NJ. At the same time, schools and colleges have shut down and along with them, student access to sports, gyms and fitness-related clubs.
#BREAKING: NY, CT and NJ are taking joint regional action to reduce the spread of #COVID19:— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) March 16, 2020
Effective 8PM TONIGHT:
-Crowd capacity reduced to 50
-Restaurants/bars will be takeout/delivery ONLY
-Movie theaters closed
Actress Mindy Kaling reached out on Twitter where she asked for at-home, online workouts requiring hand weights and a mat. Her followers responded with a long list of suggestions. Combing through the answers, we highlighted the most popular responses, which either received multiple mentions or lots of likes.
Can someone recommend a great at home online workout where I just need some hand weights and a mat. Also i have a treadmill. Not like bands and a trampoline please, I am only one human woman— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) March 16, 2020
Check them all out below. Options range from completely free to a free-trial followed by a monthly subscription.
Barre3: Barre-themed workouts, 15-day free trial then $29/month after
Beachbody: Wide array of over 1,200 workouts; 14-day free trial, $59 for six months
YouTube: Bodyfit by Amy: Multiple full-body workouts using weights and kettle bells; free
YouTube Fitness Blender: Wide range of workouts from spot to HIT; free
YouTube: Yoga with Adrienne: dozens of yoga-themed workouts addressing all levels and goals; free
Unmeasured: Inclusive barre exercise; $25/month