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Now that the beaches, boardwalks, and parks are closed, many might be wondering how to stay fit. Many local gyms and fitness studios have answered the call, offering virtual fitness classes ranging from meditation to strength training to dance cardio.

Take this time as an opportunity to try a workout.

Are we missing your favorite streaming fitness class? Email felicia@ediblesandiego.com with the subject line “Fit from home”.

Happy Hour Wellness & Pilates

The new Happy Hour Pilates & Wellness studio in Eastlake Chula Vista is offering free classes via Instagram Live every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m.

Founder & Owner and BASI Certified Pilates instructor Bernadette Torres on @hhpilateswellness for an hour long mat Pilates class, featuring fluid workouts to inspire people to stay healthy while in self quarantine. Alternatives for all body types and skill sets are available and comments and questions are encouraged, fostering a creative social hour with people tuning in around the globe.

Cost: Free

Join on Instagram at: @hhpilateswellness

Saffron & Sage

Each weekday morning at 10 am, Saffron & Sage will take participants on an online journey through a series of poses and postures, breathwork practices, guided meditation and sound healing to decrease stress, increase lung capacity, stimulate the endocrine system, and boost the immune system.

The series will continue on as long as the COVID-19 restrictions continue, but all experiences are recorded and are available for pass holders to view online at their convenience.

Cost: $50 for the entire series.

Register here: https://www.saffronsageliving.com/shop/grzfg9qzxn4q27dn639w9prdopnel5

Saffron & Sage is offering virtual memberships.

The Jewish Community Center

The Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center (JCC) Jacobs Family Campus has launched virtual experiences for the community, including Quick Fit fitness lessons.

The online resources are free, and open to the community. Online, people are encouraged to interact digitally by posting comments, sharing photos, and joining the conversation. Quick Fit includes classes like restorative yoga, mindful eating, and pilates.

Cost: Free

See the full schedule at lfjcc.org/virtual

Jazzercise On Demand

Carlsbad-based Jazzercise has an app and web-based exercise platform called Jazzercise On Demand that includes 10, 20, 30 and 40-minute sessions, with the workouts targeting a variety of muscle groups. Jazzercise incorporates strength and Pilates moves with dance cardio, pairing it all with upbeat music. New content for Jazzercise On Demand is released every week, to keep routines fresh and varied.

Cost: $19.99/month after a 14-day free trial

Jazzercise On Demand is available in the App Store for iPhone, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick and Roku.

San Diego School of Ballet

San Diego School of Ballet offers on-line ballet, Pilates, tap, and stretch classes to help you stay active, even while staying home.

One hour classes will be taught by San Diego Ballet company dancers and staff of San Diego School of Ballet. To join the classes you will need to download Zoom in your Computer, Phone or Tablet.

Cost: Free or donation-based

See the full schedule at: https://sandiegoballet.org/school/online-ballet-classes/

VOLV

San Diego-based VOLV is an artificial intelligence wellness platform where you can connect with coaches and trainers and receive bite-sized, in the moment messages designed to help you form healthy habits.

With the recent COVID-19 outbreak, they have released an immune system boosting wellness program that takes shelter in place into consideration while highlighting the benefits of connection and hygiene alongside the standard pillars of wellness: nutrition, hydration, movement, and sleep.

Cost: $14.99/one time

Sign up at: https://volv.ai/

San Diego School of Ballet is offering free one-hour classes online.
Alo Yoga is opening soon at Westfield UTC, but until then, they have thousands of fitness courses available online.

AquaVie Fitness & Wellness

AquaVie Fitness & Wellness is offering a free version of Les Mills On Demand to both members and non-members that consists of 95 workouts across 8 workout categories, including kids programming. They offer workouts for everyone from Body Flow and Barre to BODYCOMBAT and GRIT Cardio HIIT Blast.

Cost: Free

Access the classes at: https://watch.lesmillsondemand.com/at-home-workouts

Lauren's Playground

Encinitas-based Lauren's Playground is an online kettlebell fitness gym with access to classes, programs, and videos. They offer more than 40 programs designed for people of all levels and ages.

During the pandemic, Lauren will be adding additional live virtual classes in addition to all of the programs available. With the live classes, students receive specific coaching on both form and technique.

Cost: Varies, a 3 month membership is $119

Join at: https://www.ontheedgefitness.com/

Alo Moves

Alo Yoga, opening soon at Westfield UTC, is offering an in-home mindful movement experience called Alo Moves.

The Alo Moves app offers access to the yoga, fitness, and meditation videos from inspiring instructors and healers around the world. You can sort through their library of thousands of courses by style and skill level.

Cost: $20/month after a 14-day free trial

Join at: https://www.alomoves.com/

MORE WORKOUTS FROM THE LOCAL FITNESS COMMUNITY

One Paseo at Home Workouts from Vibe Flow Yoga, Bodyrok, and Soulcycle

All of One Paseo’s fitness studios, Vibe Flow Yoga, BodyROK, and SoulCycle, are providing online alternatives to their popular classes.

Vibe Flow Yoga will be conducting live online workouts via Instagram every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00am to 10:00am. To join in, simply head to Vibe Flow’s Instagram page, @vibeflow_yoga, and view their live story, or if that time frame doesn’t work for your schedule, try one of the classes posted on their YouTube channel, VibeFlow.

BodyROK will be offering free versions of their popular pilates classes via zoom, Facebook, and Instagram with workouts 5 times a week. Full details can be found here.

SoulCycle at One Paseo is encouraging patrons to check in with their favorite instructors via social media, as many of them are leading their own at-home workouts. One Paseo’s SoulCycle instructors, Remi, Gunnar, Maya, McKenzie, and Janelle can be followed at @remidee, @gunnar.sexton, @mayamonza, @leaveittokenzie, and @janellebird_ respectively.

A full breakdown of what each instructor is offering (including instructors from other studios,) is available via SoulCycle’s website.

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Michelle Stansbury
Michelle Stansbury is a food enthusiast and the founder of Eat, Drink, Be SD, sharing the best restaurants, bars, and happenings in San Diego. Misuse of the word "literally" drives her figuratively insane.
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