Austin fitness businesses aren’t shut down — they’ve just simply moved online.
As social distancing due to the increasing spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused many Austin fitness businesses to close their doors temporarily, some of your favorite gyms and studios are continuing business as usual — sort of. Utilizing social media platforms and virtual video conferencing platforms, these local businesses have allowed for classes, fitness and wellness to continue and are helping to keep the Austin Fit community engaged, active and motivated.
TruFusion South Austin
If you like: Yoga, Bootcamp, Cycle, Barre, Pilates, Boxing
After announcing that they will temporarily close beginning on March 16, TruFusion is one of the many Austin fitness businesses that has moved to an online platform. According to their IG press release, TruFusion South Austin will be posting their daily schedule which includes a daily challenge, an Instagram Live class, a “Shake it off” ten minute movement series as well as some words of encouragement from the TruTribe team. If you’d like to learn more or join their online community, TruTribe, TruFusion South Austin made a facebook page for members of the fitness community to join, connect and engage since in-person classes have been canceled for the time being.
Facebook: TruFusion’s TruTribe Group
If you like: Pregnancy health, Group Fitness
With the goal of helping the special transition into parenthood, Birthfit is a local, female-owned business that holds both in-person and distance learning classes that focus on fitness, nutrition mindset and connection. Birthfit has also been utilizing social media platforms to adapt and continue engaging with the community during the current climate. In addition to posting their daily Mindset and Movement class (for free) on Facebook/IG Live and holding classes virtually through Kajabi and Train Heroic, Birthfit is also posting information on Instagram about how to do certain movements and why. Did we mention they have a podcast?
Facebook: Birthfit Group
If you like: Bootcamp, HIIT, Cardio, Fitness Classes, 45-minute workout
If you’re following the F45 Austin locations on Instagram, then you’re in a treat because a lot of them are utilizing Instagram’s Live platform to offer free, virtual workouts. In addition to their virtual workouts and informational posts on IG about how to stay healthy while at home, F45 has added at-home bodyweight workouts to their F45 Challenge app, giving Austinites no excuse to stay on the couch while social distancing.
Facebook: F45 Group
E + E Fitness
If you like: Cardio, Kickboxing, Bootcamp, Personal Training, Tabata
Also shutting their doors last week, E+E Fitness is continuing to inspire and motivate health and fitness as usual. Utilizing Instagram as well as the online conferencing platform, Zoom, E+E Fitness is still holding live classes (including their famed “Peach Camp” class) — only now, it’s virtual. In addition, E+E Fitness also has a library of pre-recorded home-friendly online workout classes — perfect for social distancing! To find their full and regularly updated schedule of classes, instructors and information, click here.
Facebook: E+E Group
If you like: Personal Training, Fitness Classes, Corporate Wellness
As they typically provide fitness classes to residential communities, businesses and other organizations, the Austin-based corporate wellness company has moved to virtual platforms and have taken advantage of social media to adapt to the current, non-social environment since the COVID-19 outbreak. The fitness company has also been posting useful IGTV videos of weightlifting routines and fitness tips and tricks.
Facebook: Nfinite Pursuit Group
If you like: Yoga, Flexibility, Group Classes
When people started social distancing in Austin, Wanderlust adhered to the new guidelines by only allowing a small number of members per class and enforcing more space between mats. However, with the quickly changing environment, the yoga studio has moved to an entirely virtual platform and continues to hold class live using Zoom. Power Yoga, Yin + Restore and Vinyasa are some of the available, online live streams that members can sign up for (here) and they are even posting free videos to their YouTube channel for anyone in the community. We all need a little zen time, now more than ever.
Facebook: Wanderlust Yoga Group
Life Time Fitness
If you like: Cardio, Strength Training, Yoga
When Life Time gyms were forced to shut down, it launched its On-Demand classes with a goal of ensuring members could participate in their favorite classes and do their favorite workouts from their homes. In less than one week, the company is seeing nearly 50,000 streams per day, the same number of visits it recorded participating in its classes live in-club. The release of Life Time Classes On-Demand is available to both members, who are not being charged during the temporary closure, and non-members, who have access to complimentary virtual content. Click here to find its on-demand, at-home workouts. Workouts will also be posted on the company’s Facebook and Instagram pages as well.
Facebook: Life Time Fitness Page