Virtual Health and Wellness in LA

Stay fit and be mindful while Safer At Home

Live healing meditation with Ellie Laks and Pebbles at The Gentle Barn

Live healing meditation with Ellie Laks and Pebbles | Photo: @thegentlebarn, Instagram


From free live feed workouts and online meditation to soothing music sessions, these LA options for staying safe (and entertained) at home are worth a look.

305 Fitness

Free online cardio dance parties hosted by 305 Fitness on their YouTube channel. Streaming live daily at noon and 6pm ET. There's also a playlist of 15-minute At-Home Workouts.

Mariah Gatti at AARMY in LA

Mariah Gatti at AARMY in LA | Photo: @gatyolaxo, Instagram

AARMY

A coaching experience co-founded by Akin Akman and Angela Davis - a favorite of Beyoncé and Oprah Winfrey - AARMY is offering daily practice sessions via Instagram Live that include its Bootcamp, Ab Challenge and Cycling programs. Other new digital training packs are available to purchase in $50 increments with 10% of proceeds going to the World Health Organization (an option if you want more and can support AARMY).

Barry's Bootcamp IG Live workout

Barry's Bootcamp At-Home with LA Chief Instructor Andrew Key | Photo: @barrys, IGTV
 

Barry’s Bootcamp: Barry's At Home

The bootcamp brand (used by Jake Gyllenhaal and Harry Styles) is rolling out free Instagram TV workouts twice a day beginning at 9 a.m. "We are committed to keeping our community safe, healthy, and strong during this difficult time," reads a statement from the company. They add vids regularly as free workouts. You can DM LA's Chief Instructor Andrew Key for the playlist he created to match the workout.

At home workout with Dogpound LA founding trainer Kevin Mejia

At home workout with Dogpound LA founding trainer Kevin Mejia | Photo: @kevin1mejia, Instagram

Dogpound

The exclusive gym used by Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift, Dogpound is offering FaceTime sessions and individualized at-home programming for LA and New York. Trainers like LA's Kevin Mejia are posting free at-home workouts on Instagram. Dogpound is partnering with @glblctzn to deliver IG Live-streamed home workouts to fight against coronavirus.

Everybody Los Angeles Live Classes

Photo: @everybodylosangeles, Instagram

Everybody Los Angeles 

Located in Cypress Park, Everybody Los Angeles is offering IG Live group fitness classes for $5 via Zoom (free for members). The vast majority of Everybody's instructors are POC and/or queer/trans. Follow @everybodylosangeles for the latest class schedule.

Live healing meditation with Ellie Laks and Pebbles at The Gentle Barn

Live healing meditation with Ellie Laks and Pebbles | Photo: @thegentlebarn, Instagram

The Gentle Barn: Not Just for Animals

Join founders Ellie Laks, Jay L. Weiner and The Gentle Barn animals on Facebook and Instagram for inspiring virtual days at the barn.

Live Video Schedule (all times PST)

  • Sunday 11am - Virtual #OpenSunday Tour
  • Monday 8am - Morning Meditation with Ellie and an animal
  • Tuesday 4pm - Tuesday Tuck-In
  • Wednesday 10am - Gentle Story of the Week
  • Thursday 4pm - Story time with Ellie and an animal
  • Friday 12pm - Cookie time with Ellie and an animal
  • Saturday's 4pm - Vegan Cooking w/ Chef Jay
Live Music Meditation with George Ko hosted by Giant Robot

Live Music Meditation with George Ko | Photo: Giant Robot, Facebook 

Giant Robot

The iconic art-stop in Sawtelle Japantown, Giant Robot is hosting IGTV live events and Facebook Watch Parties, from 30-minute Music Meditation with George Ko to artist interviews. Look for rare print and product unveils on the GR website.

UCLA Mindful teacher Melanie Yetter

UCLA Mindful teacher Melanie Yetter | Photo: @melanieyetter, Instagram

Hammer Museum Meditation Thursdays

Free 30-minute guided meditation with UCLA Mindful director Diana Winston every Thursday 12:30pm - 1pm. Join online via Zoom video conferencing. Previous podcasts recorded live at the Hammer Museum are archived at the UCLA Mindful website.

Henry Rollins Cool Quarantine 2020 KCRW

Courtesy of KCRW/Heidi May

Henry Rollins: Cool Quarantine

"So, why did we start the Cool Quarantine? Two reasons" Rollins explains. "The first is that I wanted to make a show that felt like those great hangouts you might have done where you and some friends descend on someone’s house, everyone brings some records and the jam session goes and goes. Also, I know that you might be spending some long spells in your dwelling, so I wanted to make a show that conformed to that." Stay tuned for hours (the first episode clocks in at 4) of rare music and amazing stories that only Henry can tell. Available on KCRW.com.

LEKFIT

Busy Phillips' favorite workout, LEKFIT is closed through March 31, but offers a free 7-day trial. Their digital programs are available with a rental option of the past weeks' workout videos ($6.99 for three days).

 

Mind & Motion pilates workout

Mind & Motion | Photo: @mind_and_motion, Instagram

Mind & Motion

Mind & Motion, a holistic pilates studio based in Los Angeles, is offering free live stream workouts on IG.

Modo Yoga LA

Modo Yoga LA | Photo: @modoyogala, Instagram

Modo Yoga

Donation-based yoga with four livestream classes daily on Instagram Live. Suggested donation is $5-$10 - PayPal and Venmo info on their IG profile.

Money Mark performs "Isolation Jams" at the Sheats-Goldstein Residence in 2014

Money Mark performing "Isolation Jams" at the Sheats-Goldstein Residence | Photo: @moneymarkofficial, Instagram

Money Mark's Isolation Jams

What does an expert in handmade instruments and frequent Beastie Boys collaborator do with some extra time on his hands? Tune into Money Mark's "Isolation Jams" for quick little tabletop music gems to help get you through the day. Using keyboards, electric scissors, water and even a basketball, his inventive covers of your favorite tunes (and some originals) will make you smile. Follow @moneymarkofficial on IG for the latest mini-set.

Dance with The Sweat Spot founder Ryan Heffington live on IGTV

Dance with The Sweat Spot founder Ryan Heffington | Photo: @ryan.heffington, Instagram

The Sweat Spot

Renowned choreographer Ryan Heffington keeps L.A.'s positivity going on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10 am. While The Sweat Spot is closed, get your dance on with the master live on IGTV @ryan.heffington. As many as 4,000 people join in per session. We can do this!

Tone It Up co-founder Katrina Scott

Tone It Up co-founder Katrina Scott | Photo: @toneitup, Instagram

Tone It Up

​​The ​​​​​Tone It Up app is free until April 13 to new users "so that everyone can make being at home a little more comfortable during this time of crisis," according to a brand rep. Planet Fitness is hosting free live stream classes on Facebook daily at 5 p.m. while L.A. pilates studio Mind & Motion is holding classes through video site Zoom. 

Tracy Anderson Online Studio

Tracy Anderson | Photo: @tracyandersononlinestudio, Instagram

Tracy Anderson

Tracy Anderson, the workout master who has taught Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lopez, closed all her studios across New York, L.A. and Spain on Sunday. She is providing members with at-home services, such as the Tracy Anderson Online Studio, private online training sessions, and virtual meetings with the Tracy Anderson Prescription Team for nutrition help. The Online Studio is offering a two-week free trial "for anyone looking for innovative at-home workouts," including dance cardio. 

Working out at home with Training Mate

Working out at home with Training Mate | Photo: @johncolenow, Instagram

Training Mate

Training Mate, which has clients including Selena Gomez and Lucy Hale, has launched a free streaming workout ($99/mo. for nonmembers) with live and previously recorded classes. The founders are forgoing their salary and paying trainers 75 percent of their normal pay to make ends meet.

#BachEveryday with Vijay Gupta

#BachEveryday with Vijay Gupta | Photo: @gupta_violin, Instagram

Vijay Gupta: Bach Every Day

Former LA Phil violinist and Street Symphony founder, Vijay Gupta posts a Bach practice session every day on Instagram. Gupta also hosts "Artist Office Hour" on Zoom daily at 5pm. DM @gupta_violin for info to join.

Volleycamp Hermosa

The beach is closed for physical distancing purposes, but it doesn't mean you have to let your game slip.

Volleycamp is offering free webinars and personal form critiques for players via it's website.

WundaBar Pilates

WundaBar Pilates | Photo: @wundabarondemand, Instagram

WundaBar Pilates

WundaBar Pilates is offering a 40 percent discount to attract health-conscious social distancers to its WundaBar On Demand workouts, along with a 7-day free trial. Also streaming on IG Live.

Fans include Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale, who posted on TikTok that her "workout while on self quarantine" is dancing to "We're All in This Together" from High School Musical and wearing a tie-dye sweatsuit. "I can't believe I remembered it," Tisdale wrote.