Social distancing doesn’t mean you can’t stay in shape. While many gym-goers are left without a space for their fitness escape, all hope is not lost.
Gyms all over have closed temporarily due to the worldwide pandemic, but fitness trainers and influencers are still tapping into their audiences to stream online workouts and host live sessions to keep people pumped.
Check out this list of Black physically-fit gurus to follow for your healthy dose of all things virtual fitness.
Jeanette Jenkins, known for being one of the top celebrity personal trainers in the industry, isn’t letting quarantine get in the way of working out. Jenkins’ Instagram page is filled with short clips of at-home workouts for the average person to follow. She even created a home workout calendar with various exercises giving her followers everything they need to stay in shape while at home.
Coach Cass Fit is bringing fun to at-home fitness with her exercise challenges and live workouts on Instagram. The certified personal trainer and wellness coach gives you all the virtual workouts you need to the tune of African diaspora music. She also hosts online classes every week on Kukuwa Fitness.
This Ghanian fitness instructor is bringing his AfroBeat Burnout sessions to the world with his live-streamed sessions. Incorporating dance and aerobic moves in his workouts, Hurricane Fitness wants to keep the world moving even during quarantine. Hurricane also holds virtual Zoom classes for adults and kids.
Jersey-bred fitness guru Kymmi has honed in on her virtual content during quarantine. She hosts live sessions on Instagram and partners with other platforms to spread positivity and tips to keep people inspired at-home. She recently held a Hip Hop Yoga session with The Gumbo plus hosts weekly stretch sessions on Zoom with her athletes.
Irv “Zeus” Hyppolite welcomes all to join the House of Zeus fitness experience. The personal trainer pivoted to virtual workouts once the stay-at-home orders were mandated. His weekly Inner U Bootcamp (streamed on Instagram live with the best jams) allows people to tune in, donate, and get fit all-in-one for what is becoming a popular online fitness party.
For some fitness inspiration, Arnie Gaither is here to bring you a virtual workout filled with boxing and weight lifting. His quick at-home workouts via Instagram and live sessions on Zoom are just what you need to stay fit during quarantine. Gaither — an instructor at Washington D.C.’s Do You Rumble — also hosts daily workouts on Instagram live.