Business owners get creative for those stuck at home

Streaming Workout Classes




We all know how easy it can be to pack on the pounds if you’re sitting on the couch. That’s why some East End fitness companies are getting creative to keep you moving.

Barry’s Bootcamp in Southampton may have temporarily closed its doors, but the high-intensity classes are still happening via live stream on Instagram. Instructors Joey Gonzalez and Chris Hudson can lead you through 20-minute total body workouts, using your own body weight, so no equipment is needed. You can check out their complimentary, at-home workouts using the Instagram handle @barrys. Classes start at 9 AM and noon.

“We are committed to keeping our community safe, healthy, and strong during this difficult time,” said communications and brand associate Jessica Vikser. “Barry’s encourages everyone to practice kindness, compassion, and empathy during this time. Now, more than ever, we need to band together and remember: We’re stronger as one.”

Dusting off that yoga mat and practicing your best downward dog is also a possibility thanks to Good Ground Yoga in Hampton Bays, which has set up an online yoga studio. Classes are held using the Zoom app on your computer, phone, or tablet. If you’re a member of Good Ground Yoga, the class is free. If not, each class is $25, $20 for seniors. For more information, visit www.goodgroundyoga.com.

Need something with no set time? 7 Fitness in Westhampton Beach provides quick workout videos to be played at any time with no equipment and at no cost. Visit the @7_fitnesswhb handle on Instagram to get started.

Looking to tap your troubles away? Instructor Anita Boyer of Our Fabulous Variety Show will show you how. “QuaranTAP!” takes place every morning via Facebook live. Pop by at 9:45 AM for some warm-ups, great for beginners and younger tap dancers. At 10:15 AM, Boyer picks up the pace with more challenging combos. Classes are free, but contributions are appreciated. Visit http://www.facebook.com/events/s/quarantap/226853695103125 for more details.

Planet Fitness is also utilizing Facebook. Free workouts are live-streamed daily at 7 PM. The company even expects some celebrity guests. No equipment needed here either, and classes are 20 minutes or shorter. Visit www.facebook.com/planetfitness to get started.

Peloton, an exercise company centered on biking, is offering new subscribers a 90-day trial. You need to download the app to follow the at-home workouts, but the classes don’t require a Peloton-brand treadmill or bike to participate. Visit www.onepeloton.com/app for more instructions.

If all else fails, YouTube has plenty of yogis and fitness gurus to follow, many offering free training and practice videos, and some have affiliated apps for more advanced trainers.