Enjoy a slice of Santa Monica’s wellness scene virtually
During this time of great uncertainty, it’s more important than ever to find safe ways to move your body, calm your mind, and practice self-care safely, while maintaining social distancing and following local public health guidelines. Regular exercise is proven to lower stress levels, as are breathing exercises and other meditation practices.
Santa Monica has long held a reputation as the go-to wellness hub of Los Angeles, packing in dozens of spas, yoga studios, fitness classes, and innovative self-care offerings all within 8.3 square miles. Visitors flock to the beach to join locals in their healthy way of life, running, biking, or sneaking in an outdoor workout at the Original Muscle Beach along the city’s glistening coastline.
While gyms, spas, and many outdoor spaces are currently closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Santa Monica’s wellness businesses are finding creative ways to serve up a slice of Santa Monica’s wellness scene – virtually. Until it’s safe to enjoy all that Santa Monica has to offer in person, here’s a number of local businesses that are stepping up to help you infuse some Santa Monica soul into your at-home wellness routine.
No gym? No problem. Limited equipment is required for modified aerobic workouts guaranteed to get your heart racing and put your muscles to work. Try your hand at dancing, boxing classes, HIT workout, or a customized workout with a personal trainer.
Arthur Murray Santa Monica
Box N Burn: Donation-based daily live classes at home
Coreology: 15% off your subscription of on-demand virtual workouts with promo code buy local Santa Monica
Fit by Fabian
OPEX Santa Monica: 50% off your first month of coaching
Prime Time Boxing
Ritual Gym: Free online zoom HIIT workout classes, available to the public
Santa Monica Personal Training
Sonki Fitness: Offering free workout videos online
Sweat 60: Live classes on YouTube daily
Power up with Pilates
Pilates is a low-impact form of exercise designed to strengthen muscles while improving posture, balance, and flexibility. Join in on virtual classes from the comfort of your personal yoga mat.
Andrea White Pilates: Buy two online classes, receive a third one free
Creating Body: Visit the website for a free 2-week subscription to Creating Body Home Studio Online: Therapeutic Movement and self-care program.
Good Body Pilates
Love For Pilates
Mighty Pilates: MMP active members receive unlimited virtual classes
Pilatesmith Pilates Studio: Online group and private Pilates classes – Mondays and Thursdays are free for those who are financially impacted
Phoenix Classical Pilates
PurreBarre: One week of unlimited live streaming
SportsFit Physical Therapy: Co-pays waived for telehealth physical therapy and therapeutic Pilates sessions
The Ballet Spot: Beach cardio ballet classes at Dorothy Green Park
Tribe Pilates: Free live workouts on Zoom and Facebook Live
Soothe Your Soul with a Sound Bath
Lower your stress levels and ease into relaxation with a sound bath, a form of music meditation therapy that uses specifically tuned vibrational instruments to help bring you to a state of wholeness. Be Crystal Clear is live-streaming daily sound baths to help promote healing. Bonus for parents – storytime sound baths are aimed at the whole family.
Stretch it Out with Yoga
The range of benefits provided by yoga, from anxiety relief and stress reduction to increased flexibility and muscle tone, is much needed these days. Join in on a group yoga class to reap the physical benefits while connecting to the greater community.
Alo Yoga: Free kid’s yoga and mindfulness videos
Core Power Yoga: 10 new free classes per week and unlimited on-demand classes for $19.99 per month
Hot 8 Yoga
Kundalini Yoga By The Sea
Naam Yoga: Special health courses online
Santa Monica Yoga
The Yoga Collective
Boost Your Beauty
While now may not seem like the best time to focus on beauty, research shows that in fact, beauty rituals can serve as a mood booster. A number of beauty businesses have found new ways to help service their clients from a safe distance. Face Haus Santa Monica is offering virtual skincare consultations while Tranquility Skin and Body Care is offering complimentary online skin consultations with a minimum purchase and is offering free doorstep delivery within Santa Monica.
Now is also a good time to support your favorite local beauty business by purchasing a gift card to use later. Not only will you help a local business financially, but you’ll also have something to look forward to when this situation passes, and it’s safe to visit our favorite businesses as usual.
After your virtual workout or self-care practice, why not treat yourself to a healthy, healing meal. A large number of Santa Monica restaurants are offering take-out, curbside pickup, or delivery options at this time. Click here for a comprehensive list of local businesses offering these services.