During the COVID-19 pandemic, people report feeling more stress and anxiety than usual. This is normal. We can help.
It can also be hard to stay at home apart from the friends, places, and activities that are normally part of your day. We’ve compiled resources to help you stay healthy, fit, and entertained while you may not have access to your usual daily routines.
Fitnessblender.com: Free workout programs online
Pure Barre: 1-week unlimited livestreaming and free foundations class
Planet Fitness: Streaming live at home workouts for free on Facebook daily at 7pm
Orangetheory Fitness: Free Orangetheory at home on YouTube
OBE Fitness: Offers 100 live classes per week, including cardio, strength, yoga and stretch based workouts. Use code SWEATSANDCITY for a month free
Dance Body: Dance fitness workout offering free 7 day trial and then 50% off the first two months with code DBHALFOFF
Skyting: Yoga TV on demand seven days free and then $20 a month.
Don Saladino: Celebrity personal trainer offering four week bodyweight training program.
Peloton: 30-day free trial of their app which gives access to on-demand classes including running, strength, cycling, yoga and more.
Apple Books: Offering ‘stay at home’ eBook catalog
Amazon Kindle: Free titles in the eBook store: Kindle unlimited 30-day free trial and then $10 a month afterwards and discount pricing on other titles
Google Play: Free eBook titles in the Play store
Comixology: Free issues of comics and manga
Open Library: Has free e-books that anyone can borrow
Duke University Press: 90 days of unlimited electronic access to their course materials and Duke eBook collection
MIT Press: Free to faculty and students and libraries access to catalog of eBooks on MIT Press Direct through May 2020. More than 2,770 eBooks.
Ohio State University Press: All monographs, linguistics textbooks, and language files are available through the repository online.
University of Michigan Press: All content free including removing access restrictions on over 1000 titles until the end of June.
JSTOR: 6000 eBooks and more than 150 journals free to public
Project MUSE: All scholarly content available for free from the following: Johns Hopkins (all books and journals); Ohio State (all books and journals); University of Nebraska (all books and journals); University of North Carolina (all books); Temple (all books), and Vanderbilt (selected books) and will continually update the list of publisher offerings
Cambridge University Press: Over 700 textbooks published and currently available until June 29th
Dominion Post: Free local COVID updates/articles from the Dominion Post without subscription
HBO Now and HBO Go: 500 hours of programming available for free
National Theater At Home: London’s National Theater has made select programming available for free streaming
Kanopy: 30,000 documentaries, classic and indie films and popular movies available for free with a public library or university account
Sling TV: ‘Stay in and sling’ with free content. For paid content, it costs $20 for the first month subscription
Marketplace Podcasts: Free podcasts
Shudder: Streaming site dedicated to thriller, suspense, and horror movies offering 7 days of free access to new users
Movies Anywhere: Added a screen pass that allows members to lend digital movies to friends and family
Masterclass: Offers a free streaming class from a celebrity expert every week, and you can watch recorded classes
NFL Game Pass: Through July 31, 2020 complimentary access to a library full of football programming
CBS All Access: Two-month free trial with code GIFT for first 30 days and ENJOY for second 30 days
Amazon Prime: Free access to many shows and movies
Pocket Casts: An app that helps you find and listen to thousands of free podcasts
Kids and Family
Family support: Facebook live video chats with expert clinicians 10am and 430pm, remote evaluations and telemedicine, phone consultations for follow-up about Facebook Live events and other questions about how to manage kids at home, daily tips for parenting during the crisis via email, and comprehensive resources for parents on COVID topics