WellnessView – Virtual Fitness

By Victoria Popoff

Local Virtual Fitness

This one hits home for me. As an owner of a small fitness studio in Modesto, I know the realities for so many of my fitness entrepreneurs locally. This pandemic has forced closures and created 180* changes with the fitness world. Many of us are not tech savvy, are not into social media, and have never filmed a workout. Talk about a pivot.

Equipment is nearly impossible to purchase, no gyms or studios are open, and we are met with a few options –

-Self starter, go for walks, bike rides, workout solo or with family

-Workout online in a pre-recorded class at your own time

-Workout LIVE online at a scheduled time

-Do nothing and wait

Zoom, Facebook Live, Youtube, Instagram Live, home workouts with minimal equipment, Skype, virtual private training sessions, group classes, audio and visual improvements, camera and lighting skills and more. The virtual world has been inundated with healthy movement!

Imagine a dance class in your living room, bootcamp in your backyard, or a relaxing yoga session on your patio. Private, personal and LOCAL instructors and owners are being creative with these sessions, with live sessions.

Need equipment? Some of our studios have rented our equipment to use at home during this time. Indoor spin bikes, weights, and many other pieces. Virtual classes range from donation based to $15 to take a single class, and $59-100/month to take unlimited classes. Many are offering a week or more to trial the virtual sessions. Most these studios use the MindBody app to book virtual sessions, or you can find their contact info below. All studios located in Modesto unless otherwise noted. (At time of this article, some studio information was not available)


Agape Flow – agapeflowstudio.com

Dharma Yoga – dharmayogamodesto.com

Elevate – bit.ly/elevatevirtual

Excel Yoga (Ripon) – kim@excel.yoga<mailto:kim@excel.yoga> or 209-208-4144

I am Yoga (Turlock) – iamyogastudio.com

Koru Yoga (Oakdale) – bit.ly/virtualkoru

Sukha – Download the MindBody App

Village Yoga – villageyogacenter.com

Warrior Yoga (Turlock) – warrioryogaturlock.com

York Orthopedic Recovery – yorkorthopedicrecovery.com

Bootcamp/Cross Training

ABC Fitness (Turlock) – abdfitnessco.com

Body Best Fitness (Turlock) – bodybest.fit

Core Fitness – corefitnessmodesto.com

Evolve Fitness – evolvemodesto.com

Fuel Fitness – bit.ly/fuelfitness

Get Fit – download the Mindbody App

ILava Fitness (Ripon) – Instagram @iLava_fitness

Muvz Fitness – miasandoval.net/virtual-classes

OrangeTheory – Instagram @otfmodesto

Venus Fitness – download the Mindbody App

W Fitness (Ripon) – wfitness.net


Alegria Performing Arts Academy (Turlock) – alegriaballroomdance.com

Barre Defined (Turlock) – bit.ly/barreathome

Oakdale Pilates Studio (Oakdale) – download the MindBody App

RE:Form Pilates – studioVtv.com

Releve (Ripon) – relevepilates.com

Ripon Academy of Dance (Ripon) – ripondance209.com

Studio Joy (Ripon) – Download the MindBody App

Studio V Pilates & Fitness – download the MindBody App

The Denn – Download the MindBody App

Tribe Pilates Studio (Hughson) – bit.ly/tribepilates

The Studio (Turlock) – carrie@stayfitstudio.com<mailto:carrie@stayfitstudio.com>


Dynamic MMA – dynamicmma@sbcglobal.net<mailto:dynamicmma@sbcglobal.net>

Indoor Cycle

Ride 209 (Manteca) – bit.ly/ride209

Surge Cycling Studio (Oakdale) – Stef@surgecyclingstudios.com<mailto:Stef@surgecyclingstudios.com>

If you have ever THOUGHT about trying out a studio in our area, this might be your perfect time. No awkwardness of attending a first class with other people who know what they are doing, no huge entrance fees, and you are supporting a business that has had a huge loss of revenue.

I’d love to hear from you! Find me on Instagram or Facebook – @VictoriaPopoff

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