Quarantine N’ Chill: What Else Is There to Do Besides Drinking All Day?
Since businesses, movie theaters, and all public gathering places have shuttered their doors to the public, many content creators and organizations have been clamoring to find new ways to distribute their materials to the masses. While being stuck indoors can feel isolating and lonely, below are some ways to help lighten the blow.
Due to schools being closed, Audible has made hundreds of their books free to the public. While many of the titles are aimed towards children and teens, there are several classics and bestsellers for adult readers to take advantage of. What's even better? No subscription, payment, or logins required — you simply go to the website, check out your title, and start listening. https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
In addition, if you'd like access to Audible's more extensive library of titles, they are offering a 30-day trial.
Now is the perfect time to get introduced to the binge-worthy tv series everyone's been raving about but haven't had the time to watch. Between copious glasses of wine and top-rated options — in no particular order — include: Self Made: The Life of Madame C.J. Walker, Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness, Ozark, Q Ball, Greenleaf, All American, Queen Sono, Gentefied, #blackAF (a new series from Black-ish creator, Kenya Barris), Narcos: Mexico, On My Block, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Love is Blind, Stranger Things, You, The Walking Dead, The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez, Cheer, American Horror Story, and The Platform.
Premium At-Home Workouts
Fitness companies everywhere are offering free online or on-demand classes to suit all fitness levels. Below are a few I've encountered that will have you breaking a sweat, easily accessible, and don't require credit card info to sign up.
BoxUnion: Twice a day, this Santa Monica boxing studio hosts 30-minute classes on their Instagram live that stays posted on their page for a full 24-hours after. So far, they've offered boxing fundamentals, kickboxing, and bodyweight classes. @boxunionstudio
Barry's Bootcamp: Also found on Instagram Live, Barry's bootcamp-styled HIIT and banded workouts last roughly 20 minutes and feature diverse instructors to lead their classes. These workouts are also found on their Instagram page for 24 hours after. @barrys
Orange Theory: Having created a dedicated site, this popular boutique fitness company has created Orange Theory At-Home, a free service offering daily 30-minute workouts utilizing bodyweight and
Nike: Via their Nike Running Club and Nike Training Club apps, available for both iOS and Android, free workouts of varying length and intensity are offered to help you reach your fitness goals. In addition, the app tracks your workouts over time so you can see your progress and trends.
Modo Yoga LA: A local yoga studio, via Instagram, they are hosting free daily yoga classes. With each class lasting 60-minutes, they are offering tons of variety and for all skill levels. @modoyogala