Apps, online fitness classes to keep you healthy at home amid coronavirus closures

Just because you have to stay at home doesn’t mean you can’t get a great workout.

News 12 Staff

Mar 16, 2020, 6:13 PM

Updated 1,550 days ago



Just because you have to stay at home doesn’t mean you can’t get a great workout.
New York park fees have been waived, so maybe it’s time to go outside and take a nice walk, run or ride.
If you have to stay inside, consider jump roping for a good workout.
Those who don’t have dumbbells can substitute gallon water bottles to use as weights.  If those are too heavy, you can use soda cans or beer bottles.
Use a heavy book as a substitute for a medicine ball. Or put it on your chest when doing crunches,
Stairs are always a great cardio workout.
Use a sturdy chair to do pushups. 

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For those who need a little more motivation, there are tons of apps that will keep your heart pumping when you can’t get to a gym.

Some of the apps below may have fees, but most offer free trials.
7 Minutes
Got 7 minutes? The app claims the workouts are based on scientific studies to provide the maximum benefit in the shortest time possible
The app promises a “new you” in 30 days with its audio-based fitness workouts
Amazon Prime
Prime members can get thousands of free workout videos to try in the comfort of your own home.  Those who aren’t Prime members, can rent them at a small cost.
Charity Miles
The app lets you get fit – for a good cause.  Pick a charity and earn 25 centers per mile for runners and walkers and 10 cents a mile for bikers.
Daily Burn
Offers group workouts or 1-on-1 training on your own schedule.
This app gives you access to stream unlimited workout videos from boutique studios from the comfort of your home.
KEELO is a high-intensity workout program that takes less than 30 minutes a day.
The app claims you can track habits, manage emotions, master your well-being and be the best you      
Missile Wars
The app claims it will get out of your seat and running for safety.  You can join with friends for this GPS came where you have 60 seconds to run out of the way to avoid an explosion.
MisFit Kids Group workout
20-30 minutes of at-home exercise. All done virtually!
This smartphone app tracks your diet and exercise and lets you scan barcodes of various foods to see its nutritional value.
NeoU is a streaming service for fitness that offers unlimited access to thousands of live and on-demand workouts.
The makers of the spin bike also offer classes you can download on your phone, including yoga, meditation, walking and running classes.
Planet Fitness: The company is offering free online classes for its members. 
Pure Barre on Demand
Pure Barre gives you access to full body workouts, anytime and anywhere. For all levels.
You may be running or biking by yourself, but you can connect with other fellow athletes on this app to see how you compare with them.
Weight Watchers
The diet giant offers advice for those stuck at home including cleaning your home to burn those unwanted calories.

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