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 (Just ask the Irish). So sure, COVID-19 has us temporarily shutting doors for now, but that doesn't mean our 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. 


Updated 3/24 at 2:20 PM



This newly opened boutique yoga studio nestled next to Equality Park offers classes designed to strengthen mind and body. This week, they took their classes digital so you can access them from home - because social distancing. All you need is a mat, a towel, and hand weights (if you've got 'em). Members can join the class as usual, while newcomers and those without a membership are asked to consider making a donation via Venmo (@mend_yoga). 

How to join: Head to their Instagram (@mend_yoga) and click the link in their bio.
What you'll need: Yoga mat, towel, hand weights (optional) 



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This week, Studio Barre took their Quick Tuck 45-minutes classes, designed to build core strength and improve posture, virtual. If you're a current member, send an email to requesting a link and personal password to access the virtual studio. If you're a newcomer, send an email to request a virtual membership. 

How to join: Email
What you'll need: A sturdy countertop or railing, yoga mat, weights (or wine bottles, as suggested by Studio Barre!) 




Join Pulse Newport for a virtual sweat class by using Zoom Video. While their doors are closed, the gym is also loaning out weights to their members and campers. 



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Salt Cycle Studio in Tiverton rented out their spin bikes to riders and is bringing anyone with a bike at home their favorite classes on-demand.

How to join: Visit the Vimeo website or app and use the promo code HOME available now through 3/27 to receive $5 off their first on-demand two-class series.
What you'll need: At-home spin bike




Janelle Laurito is a Rhode Island based, self-proclaimed Mindset Shifter and Change Agent. In other words, she's a godsend during these times of anxiety and uncertainty. Janelle helps women overcome their life stressors by empowering them to adopt simple daily self-care practices through mindfulness, movement, and nourishment. Join her over the next few weeks as she streams live flows and meditations on her Instagram feed and Instagram live to help stay calm, centered and connected. 

How to join: Head over to Janelle's Instagram (@livewellwithjanelle)
What you'll need: Yoga mat




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Innerlight Center for Yoga & Meditation, based in Middletown, has transitioned all their upcoming classes online. Classes are hosted through Zoom Video and include all levels yoga, subtle yoga for restoration and resilience and more. 

How to join: Go to the classes tab at, sign up for the online class and keep an eye out for for an email 15 minutes prior to the start of class. 
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 have closed until further notice and transitioned all classes to online using Zoom Video.

How to join: Head over to November Project Newport's Instagram (@novemberprojectnpt) and click the link in their bio




The personal training team at Bull Frog Fit in Portsmouth is offering workouts on their IGTV. Targeted towards total body fitness, exercises can be completed with your own body weight. 

How to join: Head over to Bull Frog Fit's Instagram (@bullfrog_fit)
What you'll need: A body



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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 their classes for virtual participation using  Zoom Video. Anyone purchasing a 10-class pass while the studio in closed will receive an additional 5 free classes. 

How to join: Head to their Zoom and use the meeting ID: 337 233 9714 
What you'll need: Yoga mat









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