New York Times: The Reigning Queen of Pandemic Yoga

New York Times: The Reigning Queen of Pandemic Yoga. “[Adriene Mishler] is an Adidas ambassador and runs an online shop where you can buy a T-shirt or a camping mug that says Find What Feels Good, which is her motto — as in: Don’t worry if you can’t nail the Split-Leg Handstand or Killer Praying Mantis; no one’s keeping score. Her top video has more than 30 million views. She’s the most popular instructor on YouTube, which means she’s probably the most popular instructor in America and arguably the most prominent yoga figure this country has seen since Ram Dass.”

CNET: Inside the illegal underground gyms of the COVID-19 pandemic

CNET: Inside the illegal underground gyms of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The COVID-19 pandemic forced hundreds of thousands of businesses to close abruptly, including gyms and fitness studios. When that happened in early 2020, gym owners reluctantly closed their doors, hoping to reopen in two weeks when things went back to ‘normal.’ But, things have yet to return to normal, and many fitness professionals, who either didn’t want to or couldn’t afford to stay closed, secretly reopened their gyms against public health orders.”

CNN: One client in one spin studio that followed all the rules triggers a coronavirus outbreak with at least 61 cases

CNN: One client in one spin studio that followed all the rules triggers a coronavirus outbreak with at least 61 cases. “SPINCO, in Hamilton, Ontario, just reopened in July and had all of the right protocols in place, including screening of staff and attendees, tracking all those in attendance at each class, masking before and after classes, laundering towels and cleaning the rooms within 30 minutes of a complete class, said Dr. Elizabeth Richardson, Hamilton’s medical officer of health, in a statement. But it still wasn’t enough.”

Vox: Why it’s so hard to find dumbbells in the US

Vox: Why it’s so hard to find dumbbells in the US. “On lucky days, my friend Andrew drops a dumbbell alert in my Slack group chat. He tells us which sites — Rogue, SPRI, NordicTrack, Bowflex — have them in stock, which are shipping, and what kinds of weights are available. If you get to his messages five minutes late, the weights are almost always sold out.”

Engadget: Spotify’s latest playlist tool creates a mix to match your workout

Engadget: Spotify’s latest playlist tool creates a mix to match your workout. “While most of us aren’t going to the gym right now, that doesn’t mean workouts have been suspended entirely. You still need fresh tunes to keep you motivated at home or on the running trail. To help with that, Spotify has a new tool called Soundtrack Your Workout — the company’s latest quiz-based playlist builder. Like previous options for creating a mix, you answer a few questions and the website will offer you a collection of music according to your preferences. And with this version, you can also choose podcasts instead or have the site make you a blend of both.”

CNET: How to find free workout classes on Instagram

CNET: How to find free workout classes on Instagram. “As the coronaviruspandemic spread throughout the US, it forced gyms and fitness studios to close. But that didn’t stop them from helping people work out. Pro fitness trainers flocked to Instagram to stream and upload free fitness videos anyone can use, without a hefty gym membership fee. If you’ve ever wanted to try a new workout, instructor or commit to a new exercise routine, now is the time. The best part about working out with Instagram Live is that you can try new workouts without committing — there’s no trial, subscription or money involved.”

Our Daily Breather: How To Keep Moving During The Pandemic (NPR)

NPR: Our Daily Breather: How To Keep Moving During The Pandemic. “Our Daily Breather was a daily series where we asked writers and artists to recommend one thing that’s helped them get through the days of isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. The series concluded on June 13, 2020. Many writers and artists suggested running, working out and other physical activties; here, we’ve collected some of their recommendations.”

New York Magazine: The Best Online Workout Classes, According to Strategist Writers and Editors

New York Magazine: The Best Online Workout Classes, According to Strategist Writers and Editors. “Over the last six weeks (and even before), our writers and editors have been testing all sorts of online workouts, from yoga to boxing, even dance cardio. We chose our favorites based on how the classes compare to being there in person (if we’ve tried it), the likability of instructors, accessibility for exercisers of all skill levels, price, and effectiveness of the workout. Below, 16 workouts we sweat through (and loved) for Pilates, barre, strength training, and more, without leaving the house, organized in alphabetical order.”

PopSugar Fitness: Sweat It Out With Our Intense New Instagram Live Workouts, Premiering All Week Long!

PopSugar Fitness: Sweat It Out With Our Intense New Instagram Live Workouts, Premiering All Week Long!. “No space, no equipment, no time? Honestly, no problem. A step-by-step solution: First, to stay on track, add our Instagram Live workout schedule to your Google Calendar. Second, throw on some comfy clothes — that’s the only gear you’ll need. Third, show up in whatever area of your bedroom, living room, garage, or basement you have available. And fourth, head over to @popsugarfitness to join us for a fun, intense, and effective live sweat session!”

CountryLiving: New app tells you if your dog is getting enough exercise during lockdown

CountryLiving: New app tells you if your dog is getting enough exercise during lockdown. “The Work Out Your Walkies calculator enables owners to enter the breed of their dog, their dog’s age, and the dimensions of their garden or outdoor space. Once the information has been filled in, the app calculates the exact number of garden laps their dog needs to do each day based on recommended expert guidelines.”

Motley Fool: Nike Offers Free Digital Exercise Service

Motley Fool: Nike Offers Free Digital Exercise Service. “Nike has decided to make its online library free for anyone who wants to access it. It’s a move the company says was inspired by the ways ‘people make sport a daily habit, even in the most challenging of times,’ according to a web post…. NTC offers a library of over 185 workouts that range from 15 to 60 minutes.”

The Globe and Mail: A gym rat’s guide for staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Globe and Mail: A gym rat’s guide for staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. “When it comes to finding fitness information – or any information at all – the internet has always been a double-edged sword. Yes, there are all sorts of excellent pages curated by experts who know what they’re talking about. The opposite is also very much true. With no gyms to train at and no trainers to set us straight, what’s a poor ol’ quarantined soul to do? Rather than have you roll the dice and hope for the best, I’m going to share some of the best online fitness and health resources that I’ve come across, resources I direct all of my clients to whenever our sessions are on hold.”

Thrive Global: The Best Online Workouts You Can Stream During Quarantine

Thrive Global: The Best Online Workouts You Can Stream During Quarantine. “I also want to note that many trainers and studios are individually putting out their own content on Instagram (IGTV and Live) and Facebook Live, so if you usually go to a local studio or have a trainer you love, I highly recommend supporting them too! (A few I’ve noticed in NYC: THE WELL, Yoga Vida, Rumble Boxing, and Swerve.) If you’ve stumbled across this list, I hope it helps you find a new workout you love — and most of all, I hope it brings some semblance of normalcy to you during these crazy times.”