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Where to stream fitness classes online: Planet Fitness, CrossFit, Yoga Heights and more

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Where to stream fitness classes online: Planet Fitness, CrossFit, Yoga Heights and more

With COVID-19 forcing most to stay inside their homes and some gyms to close, it can be hard to find ways to stay active. Well, not anymore!

Fire up your apps and streaming services and let the online workouts begin. Here’s a list of various fitness and wellness classes that you will keep you in tip-top shape during the hiatus.

Facebook stream workouts:

Planet Fitness 
Planet Fitness will be offering live-streamed workouts daily at 7 p.m ET via Planet Fitness’ Facebook page for members and non-members.  

Blink Fitness

Blink Fitness announced it will host Facebook Live sessions weekdays at 8 a.m. ET. Participants can use the comments section to ask Blink Fitness hosts fitness questions and tips to stay active at home.

Apps to use:

Peloton

You may have seen the Peloton commercials featuring a stationary bike, but don’t worry if you don’t have one! Peloton’s app features all types of fitness activities such as yoga and meditation, stretching, strength training exercises and bodyweight cardio. Peloton is offering its app to new users for free for the next month and a half.    

Gold’s Gym

Gold’s Gym is offering 600 video and audio workouts through its app for free until the end of May.

Orangetheory

Orangetheory is sharing a daily 30-minute workout video which won’t require participants to use any special gym equipment. Instead, the video may call for participants to use household items during workouts. The workouts will be posted on Orangetheory’s website.

 

Other companies currently offering stream workouts include:

CrossFit

Crunch Fitness

305 Fitness

Fitness Blender

Blogilates

Aaptiv

Barry’s Bootcamp

CorePower Yoga

Brookland’s Bluebird Sky Yoga 

Yoga Heights 

Down Dog

Yoga Del Sol

UK outlines plan for English Premier League to resume play this summer

UK outlines plan for English Premier League to resume play this summer

The U.K. has put forth a plan for the Premier League to return this summer, but fans will have to stay home and watch on TV.

The British government detailed the steps in a report called “Our Plan to Rebuild: The UK Government's COVID-19 Recovery Strategy.

Inside the 51-page document it says the U.K. can begin “permitting cultural and sporting events to take place behind closed-doors for broadcast, while avoiding the risk of large-scale social contact,” in Step 2 of the plan, starting June 1.

Before moving on to Step 2, however, the report states the U.K. must pass five benchmarks, including: seeing a declining COVID-19 infection rate, a declining death rate (due to COVID-19), being confident that they will be able to provide intensive care across the U.K., and being confident that the healthcare system will still have plenty of access to PPE materials.

According to ESPN, the Premier League will also have to present a plan to the U.K.’s Department of Culture, Media & Sport before they’re cleared to play.

As for fans in seats, the report says “while reopening outdoor spaces and activities… comes earlier in the roadmap because the risk of transmission outdoors is significantly lower, it is likely that reopening… venues that attract large crowds (like sports stadia)... may only be fully possible significantly later depending on the reduction in numbers of infections.”

Soccer fans looking to watch games no matter who’s playing will have another option soon. Bundesliga, Germany’s top soccer league, will restart play on Saturday.

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President Donald Trump calls for sports to resume play at UFC 249

President Donald Trump calls for sports to resume play at UFC 249

Last night, live sports returned in the United States at UFC 249. Held in an empty arena without fans, with a load of coronavirus prevention guidelines and testing, some normalcy returned to the sports world.

President Donald Trump addressed UFC fans during the broadcast in a video from the White House.

"I'm standing in a very important spot, right outside the Oval Office, and you're looking at the White House behind me," Trump said. "It's an honor to be here and an honor to salute you. I want to congratulate Dana White and the UFC. They're going to have a big match.

"We love it. We think it's important. Get the sports league back. Let's play. Do the social distancing and whatever else you have to do, but we need sports. We want our sports back."

It's worth noting that UFC light heavyweight Jacare Souza tested positive for COVID-19 and his bout with Uriah Hall was pulled from the event, but the card continued otherwise. It's also worth noting that Trump and UFC president Dana White have a close personal relationship, with White speaking at the Republican National Convention in 2016.

Trump has reportedly held calls with the commissioners of the major sports leagues about how to get sports going again. As of now, the NBA, NHL and MLB seasons are suspended, and there isn't a clear return date or plan in mind. Reports of options have crept out, but nothing concrete is in place.

The NFL released its schedule in early May and is planning on starting in early September, as usual. However, there are contingency plans in place if the season needs to be delayed.