The best description I’ve seen of the quarantine goes like this: it’s like the week between Christmas and New Year’s where time is a concept and your diet doesn’t matter. And while all of us at I Heart are huge advocates for pizza and binge-watching marathons, we shouldn’t let COVID-19 get in the way of our 2020 fitness goals. Plus, a little fitness is good for your mind as well as your body!
The good news is that so many local businesses aren’t letting social distancing get in the way of a good workout. In fact, we have a surprise for our newsletter subscribers because each and every one of the businesses listed below has put together a free workout just for YOU! Get those workouts right now by subscribing to our newsletter.
Now, let’s talk about some of our favorite local and virtual offerings happening in OTO:
Hit the Mark Fitness
Wake up and get your sweat on! Hit the Mark Fitness launched HTMF Live Zoom workouts Monday-Saturday. Designed to help you keep off your quarantine 15, these 1-hour classes will whip you into shape! Check out their Instagram for their current schedule and workout sets. To sign up, visit www.TINYURL.com/HTMF-ZOOM.
As a bonus for one of our I Heart peeps, HTMF is giving away a FREE 2-weeks with their at-home HTMF Live program. Head to our Instagram to enter!
In addition to their 5 minutes of PE on Monday-Friday (around 3:00 p.m. on Instagram), Pilates Encore is also offering private online classes! This is a great chance to get some one-on-one time and focus on your targeted areas. DM them @PilatesEncore for more information and to schedule your class! Be sure to give them a follow and call them at 714-288-1168 to set up appointments when their studio reopens!
Looking to add some meditative stretches to your workout? SunSpark Yoga is offering FREE classes through Instagram and Facebook Live! They are fantastic and you can choose from a variety of classes, from all levels of flow and yoga to sound meditation. Take a moment of your day to relax, stretch, strengthen your core, and recenter your mind. If you are able to give, they are accepting donations! Get your stretch on and visit their Facebook or website for the class schedule and past videos.
Try something new with your workout regime! The Pa-Kua School is offering online classes in Martial Arts, Tai-Chi, yoga, acrobatics, and more. We tested out the Tai-Chi class ourselves and it was such a great experience. We highly recommend you take some time to slow down your mind and focus on your breathing with this ancient art consisting of slow movements designed to build strength and mobility. You’ll learn a new skill and get a workout. It’s a win-win! You can also sign up for classes via their website, and they offer a free week pass.
This time in quarantine may feel like a weird, eternal Groundhog Day situation, but it’s also the perfect time to focus on your health! By taking these classes, you will also be supporting our local businesses and the community. We hope to see you (virtually) getting your exercise on!
BONUS FOR NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS!
These fantastic businesses have each recorded a 10- to 15-minute special workout just for our subscribers. Imagine how awesome it will be to emerge from your shelter in place with a new workout routine! Get instant access now!
Last Updated on May 24, 2023 by Pattie Cordova