You don't get to be a 381-year-old city without knowing a little something about resiliency. Newport was built on strength and grit. So sure, COVID-19 has us hitting pause on events, changing procedures and most importantly: masking up, but that doesn't mean this community isn't strong as ever. From take-out and delivery services to virtual fitness classes, we're still thriving - it just looks a little different right now. 

The fitness studios below took their classes and turned them digital - easily accessible from your home and social-distancing approved. 




This newly opened boutique yoga studio based in Newport recently transitioned to entirely digital offerings with classes designed to strengthen mind and body. Their virtual library boasts 80+ workouts with new classes added daily. All you need is a mat, a towel, and hand weights (if you've got 'em). Become a member to access it all, plus get your first class free.

How to join: Become a member
What you'll need: Yoga mat, towel, hand weights (optional) 



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Salt Cycle Studio is a boutique spin studio in Tiverton offering covid-safe indoor cycling classes that ride to the beat of the music. Have a bike at home, head over to their Vimeo to access their digital library of on-demand classes ranging from HIIT hip hop to theme rides and more.


Note: Salt Cycle Studio is now open for in-studio rides. To ensure the safety of all, plexiglass barriers between each bike, a UV light disinfection system and HEPA air filters have all been installed, and class capacity is limited to 3-7 riders.

How to join: Click here for pricing





Janelle Laurito is a Rhode Island based wellness consultant. She helps women overcome their life stressors by empowering them to adopt simple daily self-care practices through mindfulness, movement, and nourishment. Head over to her LIVE WELL Patreon for pre-recorded yoga classes, prenatal and postnatal exercises, guided meditations and more.

How to join: Click here to sign up
What you'll need: Yoga mat




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Innerlight Center for Yoga & Meditation, based in Middletown, is currently offering virtual classes hosted through Zoom Video alongside private yoga instruction. Class types include all levels yoga, beginner's yoga, core strength vinyasa and more. 

Note: Small group in-studio cohort yoga will be offered on March 1 and March 7, and is limited to 8 students.

How to join: Click here to sign up
What you'll need: Yoga mat





November Project™ is a free fitness movement born in Boston as a way to stay in shape during cold New England months. Now present in multiple cities around the world (including Newport!), the movement uses a sense of accountability to motivate people of all ages, shapes, and fitness levels to get moving. They meet every Wednesday at 6:20 AM at First Beach in Newport, no matter the weather.

How to join: #justshowup





This yoga studio located on William Street overlooking Bellevue Avenue offers a vigorous and challenging style of yoga designed to build strength, balance and flexibility. In light of the recent health crisis, the studio has transitioned some of their classes for virtual participation using  Zoom Video. Studio classes are also available with pre-registration.

How to join: Learn more here
What you'll need: Yoga mat


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