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Stay healthy at home with these free fitness classes and more during the COVID-19 pandemic

Stuck at home and need some free fitness classes or yoga and meditation resources for both adults and kids? This article will help!

The world changed in an instant with the COVID-19 pandemic and with that a new wave of challenges in our personal and professional lives.  Healthy coping skills are essential at this time when it comes to self-care and taking care of our physical health and mental health with so much uncertainty.

free fitness classes online covid 19 pandemic

I reached out to a trusted colleague body positive and fitness coach Gillian Goerzen at Super You to see if she could suggest some reliable resources for free fitness apps, free yoga classes and meditation resources not only for adults but also for kids since we are all home together with school being cancelled.

She offered to share the content from her recent blog post here for our readers.  You can check out her blog BELOW:

PS  I’d personally also suggest Insight Timer as I’ve been using it as my mindfulness meditation timer for years and they also have tons of free resources.  My son’s school teacher also recommended GoNoodle for kids movement and mindfulness activity.  Enjoy!  ~Andrea Holwegner

 

FREE Fitness, Yoga and Meditation Resources for Adults and Kids!

Guest post from Gillian Goerzen, BSc (kin), BCRPA PT, GF, YFL

These are unprecedented times.
You may feel helpless. You may feel overwhelmed with the uncertainty. I get it. I’m feeling it too!
And I’m also feeling hope. Because as I look around I see people rising. Supporting one another. Not because they have to – but because they want to make a difference. So many people I know in the health and fitness industry are offering themselves and their services for FREE to serve and support people as we navigate this tricky time.
As a coach, one of the ways I view myself is as a “concierge” – someone who knows the ins and outs and can direct people to different resources, tools and solutions!

So I’ve compiled this (ever growing) list of tools, resources and solutions to support you!

How to use this list:
Pick and choose the ones that speak to you! And know I’m here to help! Whether it’s to direct you to additional resources or as a friendly touch point. I’m still offering one-to-one coaching right now (and am offering a 25% discount on coaching services to anyone interested).  Scroll down for options to keep you and your family mentally, spiritually and physically well. ALL are 100% FREE. You’ve got this!

Free Super You Resources to Support you:

free fitness classes covid-19From now until April 30th* you can get 30-days of FREE access to my Top 5 Studio Workouts. I’ve even added a BONUS workout. All you do is click on the button below and use the code “flattenthecurve2020” at checkout for 100% discount!

Click here to get access.

 

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Want some support, community and accountability? Want a more “LIVE” experience. From March 30– April 24th I’m teaching LIVE on Zoom (video conferencing tool).

Because I recognize many people have been hit financially with lay-offs, I’m offering a sliding scale for payment. These classes start at $1 per class ($12 for the series) to $4 per class ($48 for the series). Please pay what you can. Thank you for your support.

Important:if you can’t afford $12 I’m also willing to waive the fee entirely. Please reach out if this is the case for you – if you want to be part of this, please don’t let money be a barrier.  Contact me here.

Class schedule will be as follows:

  • Mon- Dynamic Strength Circuit + Foam Roll (45-min)
  • Wed – Dynamic FIIT + Flow (50-min)
  • Fri – HIIT + Yin Yoga (20-min HIIT/ 30-min Yoga)

How it will work: Classes will “meet” in a “Zoom Room” – once you register you will get the link to the Zoom Room and the Private Facebook Group where the recorded workouts will be posted for those who can’t join us at 8am!

 

 

FREE Online Community Resources for Adults

 

free movement ideas from bellyfitBellyfit is a Victoria, BC based fitness company that is helping women stay healthy, strong and clear with movement that is designed to fortify from the inside out.
Right now they’re offering FREE access to their 37 home-workout videos. Incredible!
To access this offer use this code at checkout: KEEPDANCINGWITHBELLYFIT
Click here to access.

 

Yoga wifree yoga classes during covid-19 pandemicth Adriene is one of my FAVE online yoga tools – and she offers almost ALL of her content free! There are so many awesome classes to choose from.

You can find her YouTube channel here.

 

 

Fitness apps free during covid-19 pandemicThe Fitness Marshall is a FUN way to move your awesome body! His dance based style is a riot and he’s inclusive and body positive! LOVE.
Note: not all songs are appropriate for all ages 😉 You may want to screen the songs before for language.
Click here to find his youtube channel.

 

 

ymca free fitness classesThe YMCA has a variety of resources for FREE online including Tai Chi, Barre, Youth Sports Performance and Weightlifting! There is also Y Box, Youth Soccer and Older Adults! So many options.

You can access their content for FREE here.

 

 

mindfulness meditation classes free during covid-19 pandemicDr. Kristy Williams and Victoria Pawlowski, Registered Clinical Counsellor, would like to offer weekly one hour sessions to introduce you to the practice of Mindful Self-Compassion, and share with you a sense of how you could use mindfulness and self-compassion to support yourself and your community at this very challenging and unpredictable time.
These introductions are happening virtually on Sundays at 2pm PST. Learn more here.

 

 

free meditations CALM during covid-19 pandemicMeditations on Calm are amazing resources. I have an annual subscription and love their platform. They also have masterclasses and “sleep stories.”
Check out the free resources they’re offering.
Click here for the details.

 

 

 


FREE Online Community Resources for Kids!

 

free fitness dance for kids online
DANCEPL3Y is a fabulous play/ dance based movement class for kids! They’ve offered a FREE playlist to help you keep your kids active! There are 16 DANCEPL3Y videos for families to use!
Click here for access.
They’re also live streaming 15-minute daily classes! Parents can access the links by joining the Facebook group here for the details.

 

Cosmic Kids is exactly as awesome as you’d think based on this image. Yup. #awesome

free fitness for kids during covid-19
Fabulous and a great way to get out the wiggles, or calm things down with your kids!
Click here for their YouTube channel!

 

 

renegade soccer training free classes during covid-19 pandemic

Do you have soccer players? My boys (and hubby) love this site! They have a membership, but for now it’s absolutely FREE!

These soccer drills and skills and conditioning workouts are fun AND will help your soccer player have FUN moving their body!

Check it out here.

 

woman looking at app on phone and woman in background doing yoga

Do you know of other free fitness apps or yoga and meditation classes happening to help support individuals and families while they are at home during the COVID-19 pandemic?  Let us know in the comments!

Gillian is a Body Positive Health and Fitness Coach with a passion for helping women create a healthy lifestyle they love free from guilt and shame. Grounded in the HAES® (Health at Every Size) philosophy Gillian helps clients rediscover their JOY for movement and genuine enthusiasm for building health habits that stick – for good! You can learn more about Gillian and her online Body Positive Fitness Studio and Community at www.superyoustudio.com

 

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