#virtuallyBARTable | Online Workouts
Photo courtesy of Yoga Tree.
We’re all looking to nurture positive health and wellness now more than ever. Keep your good habits intact even when living in isolation by getting help from plenty of local BARTable fitness studios, gyms, and individual teachers taking their classes online.
Just because your favorite studio is closed for the time being and you can’t join them to train in person, you can still see some of your favorite teachers leading the way to a healthy heart rate. From fast-paced aerobics and core workouts to relaxing yoga stretches, the following Bay Area businesses are streaming so that you can stay in motion even when at home.
Photo courtesy of Roryography.
Let’s be real: if ever there was a time for a reliable mood-lifter, it’s now. Live stream this fun and sweat-inducing dance-meets-aerobics workout as a weekly remedy. Normally housed in ODC Dance Commons in SF’s Mission, Roryography has gone online. Join as Coach Rory Davis hilariously leads the way through your favorite ‘80s hits live on his Facebook and Instagram. Pull out your high-knee kicks, your hip hop attitude, and even your pom poms twice a week: Mondays at noon and Thursdays at 3pm. The class is donation-based with payment made through Venmo to @roryography.
Photo courtesy of Hella Yoga Berkeley.
Kelly Johnson, co-owner of Hella Yoga Berkeley, is bringing her electrifying Downtown Berkeley workouts online. Think of it as an experience on the yoga mat that’s more akin to Studio 54 than zen practice. Sign up online at least 30 minutes in advance for your live streaming Virtual Bikram or Virtual Hot Pilates classes, log on to Zoom, and let the class rip. Select 45-minute, 60-minute, or 90-minute sessions at a drop-in rate of $12. Group passes are 10 for $79 and 30-day unlimited for $59.
Photo courtesy of Touchstone.
Stay inside but still prepare your body to climb your next mountain: Touchstone Climbing gym has taken its teachers online. The SF Mission neighborhood spot has a web series of workouts and clinics streaming as Touchstone Live Fitness. This virtual side of the gym features classes like Climbers Core, Yoga for Strength, Yoga Sculpt, Vinyasa, Fusion Flow, and more.
Photo courtesy of Yoga Tree.
With its studios throughout SF and Berkeley having closed for the time being, Yoga Tree has taken its 20 years of teaching experience to the web. Stream free sessions through the YogaWorks Live platform to get your fix of top-of-mat routines that may still be top-of-mind for you or your favorite yogi. Get physical relief along with some mental decompression with help from this living room version of local yoga moves.
Photo courtesy of The Assembly.
Barre Fusion and Vinyasa Flow are two of the popular online streaming classes being offered by The Assembly. The SF and Oakland self-described “wellness being club” is still rallying its local following with its “The Assembly Anywhere” version—open to its members for free and to newcomers for $10 a session. From the boundary-pushing CoreBurn to the calming Restorative Yoga, take your pick of classes to suit your mood.
Photo courtesy of Maiden Lane Studios.
Maiden Lane Studios has been practicing for eight years, and now the boutique spot is transporting its Downtown San Francisco Pilates and yoga fitness workouts to its new MLS Digital Studio. Check the schedule and lay down your mat in your home corner for Live Pilates Mat Class or post up somewhere for Live Barre Tone Class to get the most of this especially intimate version of the traditionally small operation.
Photo courtesy of Adeline Yoga.
This beloved yoga studio located in Berkeley just down the street from Ashby Station is live streaming its celebrated Iyengar Yoga practice for beginners and pros. With more than 35 classes each week on Zoom video conferencing, Adeline is also providing question and answer sessions for participants to interact with teachers and optimize their personal practice. Online classes are $18 for drop-in, and every Monday you can wind down during Sangha Meditation with Cynthia Bates for all to join.
Photo courtesy of CorePower Yoga.
The well-known CorePower chain of yoga studios has taken the fitness world by storm on the web with more than 250 online classes. You can now have free access to a huge library of yoga, core workouts, and meditation sessions on the CorePower website library of videos, or check out the CorePower YouTube channel anytime you’ve got me time.