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Virtual gym, yoga classes become the new normal amid coronavirus

'I honestly think it might be bringing us even closer together than we were before.'

CLEVELAND — While gyms, studios and other group fitness classes are closed amid coronavirus concerns, how can you stay fit from home?

It’s as simple as turning to social media! 

Right now, there is a whole community offering free training through their Facebook and Instagram sites.

Locally, Yoga Strong Studios and Barre Fly Cleveland are teaching multiple classes daily on their Instagram free of charge.

“Our hope is that logging into our live stream classes, just any type of movement will help them stay in their routine or just find some piece of mind,” said owner Amanda Fulmer.

While customers can’t come into the studio, they are bringing together a community of people in isolation to promote both physical and mental well-being.

“It makes it feel super real,” Fulmer said. “We are in the room together and we’re having fun, even though we’re not (physically together).”

Nationally, Planet Fitness is also offering free classes even if you aren’t a member.

Follow along with an instructor on the Planet Fitness Facebook and YouTube page as they provide a 20-minute workout.

Even if you are unavailable to tune in live, the workouts are posted to their page to follow along for later.

Both Yoga Strong Studios and Barre Fly Cleveland they have already seen hundreds of people joining in from all over Northeast Ohio -- and the world. They are providing a wellness community in an uncertain time.

“I’m happy to be a part of it,” Fulmer said. “I honestly think it might be bringing us even closer together than we were before in a weird way.”

For more follow them on Instagram @barreflycle and @yogastrongstudios.

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