Working out at home is not new, it’s been big business for years. As everyone now finds themselves sheltering in place regular gym users and those that want to change up their routines are looking for home workouts. While there are plenty of options that are highly produced and been running their empire for years I want to encourage you to support your local instructors and try their virtual offerings. The truth is that those home-based systems and programs are empires and have the ability to weather this storm, your local instructors need your support now.
Virtual Fitness Classes
from Lake County Instructors
1. Ali Brooke Fitness & Yoga
Ali is my favorite instructor at Bears Fit and she is offering her classes free on Instagram and YouTube. Classes are held live or you can do them at your leisure. Ali’s specialty if yoga, barre, and my favorite HIIT. Her classes can be done with little to no equipment.
2. Heather’s Gym, Libertyville
Heather Fahrenkrog is keeping everyone fit at home with 60 LIVE classes a week via ZOOM. Classes are $10 each – your first week is free. There are monthly options available. You will need to download the Heathers Gym app and register for each class you want to take.
3. The Dailey Method Barre & Cycle Vernon Hills
Owned by Rebecca Asfour they are hosting live streaming of barre classes. Sign up on their website and they will send you the Zoom meeting details so you can join us LIVE! Classes are FREE from March 23 – 28. Afterwards, online classes are only $5 for non-members and FREE for our amazing Core Members who are sticking with us as our studio doors remain closed. We tried out The Dailey Method when it first opened in Lake Forest, you can read about our experience here.
4. Blue Sky Yoga, Libertyville
Angie Miller is not your typical yogi and that’s why we love her (see Loralie’s review of F-Bomb Yoga to get a taste). Virtual classes are $10/class and you can find the schedule on their website.
5. Forever Om Yoga, Vernon Hills
Forever Ohm has 8 streaming classes available for $15 each, you will maintain access to these classes for 2 months. See their website to register.
6. Burn Bootcamp, Lake Zurich
Looking for something a little more intense than yoga? Burn Boot Camp is offering their classes online and you can try it for 14-days free. Sign-up on their website.
These classes may not have the production quality of a mass-produced program but know that you are helping keep a local business going through this tough time.
Who are you working out at home with?