(The Triangle Trend) — When the nation first went under quarantine, one issue (among many) that quietly sat at the back of many American’s minds were gym closures and figuring out how to stay fit from home. Staying active is a bit easier when you have a weekly gym regimen that you follow, but when the sole person holding you accountable is yourself…that’s when things get a bit complicated. YouTube videos are okay at-home alternatives, but they don’t offer that group fitness aspect so many of us are accustomed to. And frankly, many free online fitness instructors aren’t certified or even trained to provide you with the highest quality at-home workouts possible.
Even old fitness DVDs actually offered by professionals are generally outdated and boring compared to modern group fitness classes. Even as gyms slowly begin to open back up, there are still plenty that offer fully at-home ‘group’ fitness classes for those who prefer to avoid any unnecessary health risks. The beauty of online classes is that you can take them wherever you are, regardless of how far the gym is from you. It never hurts to support your own local community though, which is why this list of fitness centers is solely for Cary-based locations.
EAST CARY STUDIO Online Schedule
CARY FITNESS CENTER Online Schedule
RALEIGH STUDIO Online Schedule
Jazzercise offers group fitness classes for all levels. Their classes incorporate HIIT cardio dance moves with strength training for the ultimate full-body workout that can slay your wellness goals.
Bear in mind that the only virtual classes Excel offers are Zumba classes hosted through Zoom. Classes are typically every Wednesday and Monday from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, and every Sunday from 9:00 am – 10:00 am.
Live classes aren’t offered, but you’re free to swing by https://aradiafitnessonline.vhx.tv/ to rent their workout videos or subscribe to unlimited streaming. Aradia’s promise to members is to provide a unique movement experience and an empowering community to support you as you become strong, fit, and confident. Their online fitness library offers pole classes, bootcamps, yoga & flexibility, and so much more.
Pure Barre features four group class formats that deliver an effective total body workout focused on low-impact, high-intensity movements that lift and tone muscles and improve strength, agility and flexibility for every body. Livestream courses are offered for each class format.
All of Hustle’s group fitness classes can be experienced LIVE through Zoom. Sign up for classes 30-45 minutes before their scheduled to begin. Classes are $8/class and free for Unlimited members.
The Little Gym’s team helps children with gymnastics, dance, karate, sports and balance and coordination skills. They also help younger members reach important developmental milestones in parent/child classes. The Little Gym at Home is an interactive, live, virtual class experience designed to keep your kids moving, learning, and having fun right from home.
The Body Mechanic is all about reducing stress, improving focus, and building your resilient body from the inside out. They offer prehab therapy classes, women’s self-defense classes, yoga classes, and more.
Yoga-Mojo Studio offers a variety of classes with knowledgeable teachers and personal styles. Each class offers a new opportunity to explore a unique yoga experience. Classes are available as livestreams and on Vimeo so students can practice at home at any time.
CrossFit Brave is a community-based Strength and Conditioning Program for anyone looking to get into the best shape of their life. Virtual community WOD Classes are offered every Saturday, with your first attendance being free.
On August 1, 2020, Omni will be transitioning their current model of a group yoga studio to a private and semi-private studio offering “private” one on one yoga sessions and “semi private” sessions with one instructor and 2-3 yogis. Online yoga classes are only being offered until the studio reopens.
Anytime Fitness provides access to a variety of workouts and training videos on their Facebook page. You can also join their coaches for live workouts during the week at 8:30 am CST on anytime fitness Facebook live. Membership includes a free, no-pressure fitness consultation and global access to more than 3,000 gyms.