There are days where you consistently get home late from work, where there is no time to head to the gym. But fitness is so important to leading a healthy balanced life. For women who have demanding work schedules, have some hope. You can find hoped in the “virtual gym”.
What is a virtual gym?
It is live, real time fitness class hosted through an online platform. So forget about dragging yourself to a crowded fitness class. Select a class/instructor that’s currently hosting sessions and join in. Virtual gym’s fit into your schedule.
Is it just exercising at home? What’s the different between doing this and just finding a workout video on YouTube?
It’s different from a YouTube video because you have an online community. The community is for support and interaction through Facebook. They make it competitive. They offer Full-length workouts. The workouts feel like a real class versus 3-minute videos, again, much different from YouTube.
What do you have to do to join?
Register or become a member. Pay a monthly fee. Shop around for platforms that provide the pricing that works for you.
How do you find the online gym?
Google search “virtual gym”, “online gym” to get started. Also, take a look at the list of programs below in this post. They don’t have to be local, as long as they operate during times that work for you.
Is it expensive?
Prices range from $5/session to $55/session or as low as $9/month depends on the program and class plans you choose.
Do you need a large area to work out?
All you need a small area where you can extend your feet and arms in small area perhaps near your couch
Do you need equipment?
You will need a laptop, mobile device or TV. Classes are streamed through these devices.
What is offered?
Class types range from yoga to pilates, core, mobility, high-intensity training http://foreverfit.tv/, or dance. It really depends on what the online program offers.
Online Virtual GymPrograms
Wello – affiliated with weight watchers. The main feature of this platform is the two-way video setup. You can see the instructor and the instructor can see you. Group classes that host up to 3-5 people are available all day. https://www.weightwatchers.com/us/wello
My Bod Wellness – what’s unique about this program is you receive a live personal trainer via webcam. You have an accountability partner with the trainer. Having a virtual personal trainer is a lot less expensive than a personal trainer. But this platform only offers yoga and Pilates. http://mybodwellness.com/
POW HOW – This platform is set apart by joining a group class with a global community. They offer a variety of classes. Classes range from fitness to dance classes. With a variety of instructors to choose from. http://www.powhow.com/