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11 Local Gyms and Fitness Instructors Streaming Home Workouts

The gym may be closed but that doesn’t mean you have to stop working out.

Fitness fanatics need their adrenaline fix more than ever right now as we adapt to at-home lives and increased social distancing. Thankfully, several Milwaukee gyms — plus yoga and fitness instructors attached to local studios — have risen to the challenge.

Give your local sweaty “house of worship” some love.

Hot Yoga Milwaukee

While you may not prefer to crank up your indoor temp to somewhere between 92 and 105 degrees Fahrenheit (standard hot-yoga setting), Hot Yoga Milwaukee can at least get you into a yoga practice. New 30-minute classes, taught by video, are free via its website and offered on demand (read: any time). Options include vinyasa, “slow flow” and a practice folding in core work. 

Gold’s Gym

You don’t need to be a Gold’s Gym member to access workouts for free (through May 31, 2020) via its digital streaming app, Gold’s AMP. These classes (around 600 of them) are on demand, making it easy to fit into your scheduled whenever you need it most. There are also DJ mixes to get you moving and grooving to any workout you are already doing.

Fit Pro Milwaukee

Via Zoom, this gym in downtown Milwaukee is offering Gentle Flow Yoga every Saturday between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., hosted by instructor Myra De La Paz. Consider this a sweet start to your weekend.


Bay View yoga instructor Ann Wegner Lefort launched a free virtual class from her home studio on Monday, focusing on “rest and reset” for her students. View it on her studio’s Facebook page. She’s also offering Facebook Live yoga classes — like “Yoga for Runners” and “Bedtime Yoga” — through Milwaukee Recreation’s Facebook page.  

Barre Code

The Third Ward and Brookfield Barre Code studios may be temporarily closed but the national company offers “The Barre Code on demand.” A membership gives access to 80-some workouts, with more info — including how to purchase — in its app, under the Buy tab.


New, no-cost online classes are being added to Danceworks’ website daily, with options to either live stream or watch at your convenience. Options range from a barre workout with Danceworks’ director of engagement Kim Johnson to “move & breathe” with Danceworks artistic director Dani Kuepper.

BrewCity Crossfit

Whether you’re accustomed to working out before or after work, Brew City Crossfit is now offering live, virtual classes (via Zoom) each day at 5:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Links to the classes are on the home page of the gym’s website. Missed the workout? Descriptions are on the gym’s YouTube page after.

Barre District

Barre District’s Bay View studio recently added online instruction, offering unlimited classes for $20 per month. Access the classes via the Mind Body app, and sign up here.

Planet Fitness

This national chain with 2,000 locations (including a few in Southeastern Wisconsin) announced last week its offering free in-home workouts every night at 6 p.m. Central Time, via Facebook live.

Orangetheory Fitness

Check in to the fitness studio’s website for daily uploads of 30-minute workouts (no excuses as you may no longer have that pesky, time-consuming work commute!). There are seven locations in our area: Wauwatosa, Brookfield, Shorewood, Milwaukee’s Third Ward, Mequon, Delafield and Menomonee Falls.


Dubbed YMCA 360, nearly all of what you’d expect to find at your local YMCA is now in the form of streaming videos on its website. These are on demand, at your convenience, and feature boot camp, barre, yoga, tai chi, weightlifting and more.



A seasoned writer, and a former editor at Milwaukee Home & Fine Living, Kristine Hansen launched her wine-writing career in 2003, covering wine tourism, wine and food pairings, wine trends and quirky winemakers. Her wine-related articles have published in Wine Enthusiast, Sommelier Journal, Uncorked (an iPad-only magazine),, and Whole Living (a Martha Stewart publication). She's trekked through vineyards and chatted up winemakers in many regions, including Chile, Portugal, California (Napa, Sonoma and Central Coast), Canada, Oregon and France (Bordeaux and Burgundy). While picking out her favorite wine is kind of like asking which child you like best, she will admit to being a fan of Oregon Pinot Noir and even on a sub-zero winter day won't turn down a glass of zippy Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.