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YOUR STAY-AT-HOME GUIDE TO FITNESS, FOOD, AND SELF-CARE IN LA

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MEREDITH O'CONNOR

MAR 30, 2020

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We know it. And you know it. Completing that 2,000-piece puzzle doesn’t qualify as living your best life. But even though you’re not leaving the house, that doesn’t mean you can’t stay on top of your game.

If you could use some direction, we’ve got you. At-home workouts, badass instructors, juice delivery, and news that hit us right in the feels — it’s all here.

STREAM YOUR STUDIOS

Everyone (and we really mean that) is taking their workouts online, but not everyone is nailing it. These studios know what they’re doing.

You don’t need a heavy bag to go toe-to-toe with the Rumble Boxing crew. All you have to do is tune in live on IG. That’s also where you’ll find bodyweight and resistance band workouts from Barry’s. Didn’t manage to order some bands before they sold out on Amazon? Snag some on their website.

SoulCycle is taking its sweat sessions off the bike — and hosting virtual hangouts for those of you missing your Soul fam. If you do own an at-home bike, tune into AARMY’s morning cycling sessions or IG Live bootcamps to sweat it out with owner @akiniko himself. Fair warning: these bootcamps are some of the hardest we’ve ever taken.

As expected, Equinox isn't disappointing. It’s giving daily sneak peeks from its upcoming Variis fitness app, tons of signature classes, plus a meditation podcast called HeadStrong that’ll help you get more restful sleep and reduce anxiety. Quarantined or not, we could all use a hand in both areas.

But if you’re more of a dance cardio queen, get ready to turn up in your living room. 305 Fitness is hosting classes at 12pm and 6pm on YouTube daily. AKT has unleashed its AKT GO platform, featuring workouts hosted by owner and celeb trainer @theannakaiser, and The Class by Taryn Toomey is about to make you feel some type of way (a free 14-day trial is currently available).

For all the yogis out there, we didn’t forget about you. CorePower Yoga is offering a free week of on-demand classes, plus a few free videos that are available to everyone. Alo Moves has a similar promo, plus fitness and meditation sessions. You can also light a candle and live stream flows with Sweat Yoga or high-energy, hip-hop-infused sweat with Y7 Studio.

SWEAT WITH YOUR FAVORITE INSTRUCTORS

It’s not just your go-to studios that are crushing it; these local instructors are showing us how it’s done.

Beth Bishop, the CEO of strength training gym The Phoenix Project, and LA-based trainer Joel Harrison wasted no time putting together some heart-pounding quarantine workouts. (It’s only $9.99 a week for the first 500 people that sign up).

Katie Baki is hosting donation-based yoga classes on Zoom, and Jaime Hepburn is doing the same on IG LIVE. These ladies have kept us grounded when we needed it most.

No surprise here, DOGPOUND trainers Emily Samuel and Olivia Poling are posting intense, at-home bootcamp workouts and serious fitspo. Don’t have any kettlebells or hand weights lying around? Pull that emergency case of water out of the pantry—we know you have one—and get ready to sweat.

And for fun, full-body mashups, checkout Cassey Ho’s blogilates Insta. Her 14-day workout plan is much harder than it looks and her TikTok is our new fave. You’re welcome.

SPECIAL DELIVERY

Can we stop pretending baking bread is fun? Instead, order Sqirl’s buckwheat pancakes and famed ricotta toast for pickup or delivery.

On that boredom (aka second) breakfast routine? You’ll be happy to learn that Urban Remedy is offering free delivery and curbside pickup. This is the last time you go a week without the vegan caesar and matcha energy bars!

Every LA native knows that Cena Vegan’s nacho boats and burritos are the TRUTH. Luckily, you can indulge without leaving the couch — they’re hooking it up on Postmates. More news in MexiCali eats, you can still order single-serve fajita and keto bowls from Tocaya Organica. But, why would you when they now come in meal prep sizes?

The juices we make at home never taste as good as the ones from Joe & The Juice. Stop experimenting and get one of their vitamin-packed concoctions brought to your door. Hard kombucha is also now a reality because San Diego-based JuneShine is bringing its booch boxes to all of CA.

Caffeine shortages had us considering a trip to the grocery store until we found out Alfred Coffee, Go Get Em Tiger, AND Bluestone Lane are delivering. But if you must go out, The Butcher’s Daughter is parking its coffee and juice truck outside its Venice location from 9am–5pm daily.

If you’re not eating a personal pint of ice cream while binging Tiger King, are you even quarantining? Get Van Leeuwen’s plant-based ice creams delivered via Goldbelly, Caviar, Uber Eats, and Postmates.

LEND A HAND

More than ever, we need each other. And the local LA community is stepping up with selfless deeds we can’t help but smile about.

Erewhon is looking out for the most vulnerable by opening all of its locations early (from 6–7am) every day to allow the elderly and at-risk to shop. They’re also offering grocery delivery for those who can’t make it to the store.

Salad chain Sweetgreen is giving away salads and bowls to healthcare workers and medical personnel.

Every day from 5–8pm, WeHo restaurant Employees Only LA is giving away 100 free, first-come, first-served “staff meals” for those in the restaurant, bar, hotel, and healthcare industries. Just show your ID and proof of recent employment. Help them out by donating to the cause.

Van Leeuwen is doing its part by donating ice cream to hospital workers in the LA area. Send someone who is working on the front lines some love by emailing donations@vanleeuwenicecream.com.

GOOD VIBES ONLY

It can be hard to see the good in all this, but we’re doing our best. So, let’s thank our house plants for giving us purpose, and fire up the Handwash Jukebox multiple times a day.

We’ve never been more thankful to live in the technology age. You can now take a virtual tour of The Getty or check out the new Love in the Time of Corona/a social distancing art exhibition at bG Gallery.

Queen Lizzo is bringing us back down to Earth with her flute-filled mediations and JVN is keeping us informed with his CATV mews (this is the positivity we need right now).

Tallula’s and Employees Only LA have your virtual happy hours covered with pre-batch margs, Palomas, and cocktails kits.

Heyday might be closed, but they’re making sure your self-care routine doesn’t suffer with at-home facial guides.

And you don’t have to dance alone in the kitchen to Ariana Grande anymore. DJ D-Nice is hosting social distancing dance parties at his virtual Club Quarantine. Drake has been rumored to attend.

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