With Gyms Closed ‘Planet Fitness’ Offering Free Online Workouts
The Governor's News Conference on Sunday had forced gyms in New York State to close, but that doesn't mean you can't work out.
Planet Fitness, one of the nation's largest chain gyms, is offering free online classes starting today (March 16), due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The at-home workouts will be streamed on the company's Facebook page starting March 16. These classes are open to anyone, including non-members.
"Our daily routines have changed in unexpected ways, and we know that people may not be able to get to the gym. That's why we're offering a free, daily virtual fitness class for everyone on Planet Fitness' Facebook page from Monday through Friday," said Jeremy Tucker, chief marketing officer of Planet Fitness, in a statement to USA TODAY.
The workouts will be live-streamed at 7 p.m. ET each day for the next two weeks. And if you can't make it live, the workouts will be available on-demand on Facebook and in Planet Fitness' YouTube channel. No equipment is needed, and the classes last 20 minutes or less.
Tucker said that virtual classes "will be led by Planet Fitness certified trainers, as well as some celebrities and will offer tools to combat stress, while providing motivation and inspiration sure to keep us physically and mentally fit
"We are calling this movement 'United We Move' because we know that the best way to stay healthy both physically and mentally is to stay active," added Tucker.