In a time that could ensue panic, I’m witnessing my business community and the tech world come together.  I am so incredibly proud to live and work in a city (Portland, Oregon) that is making efforts to support small businesses in this difficult time.  As we watch free offers pop up, we’ll share with you all to keep you and your teams safe, healthy, active and sane!


Stay active at home:

Down Dog Yoga app is free until May 1st! (they also have HIIT and barre apps)

Corepower yoga is offering their online classes for free

Planet Fitness is offering streaming of their classes on Facebook

Daily Burn offers 60 days free of at home workout videos

Fitness Blender has tons of videos from beginner to advances to get/keep us fit

Barre3 offers 15 days of free online classes


Access online learning:

Scholastic is offering online learning for kids.

Coursera campus is free for any University effected by COVID-19

Access free online courses from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale on Class Central.


Mental health and mindfulness:

HeadSpace has created meditations to support our mental health for free.

Calm has a list of free meditations specifically targeted for feelings of anxiety.

HealBright is offering a free course on mental health.

Journey Meditation is offering free online live meditation sessions – sign up here.

BJ Fogg released a special edition of Tiny Habits for Coronavirus – we love a good challenge!

TalkSpace has free online support groups and tips for how to work at home.

For Healthcare workers and first responders: 6 months free access to The Tapping Solution (tapping meditations for easing anxiety and reducing stress)

Free daily meditation from Health Journeys for kids and adults.


Avoid cabin fever and stay sane:

The MET is offering their best operas online

A great time to quit smoking or vaping! Quit Genius is offering their platform for employers for no cost.

Check out The Impact Effect Network to learn about conscious leadership and stream podcasts / TV shows. No doubt now is the time to re-think our strategy and how we can build better businesses.

Schedule a virtual game night with your friends to stay in touch (while practicing social distancing) – Pictionary, Charades, Quiplash (not free).


Focus on Nutrition 

Now is a great time to try a food delivery service such as Imperfect Produce.

Meal kits offer great discounts/free meals for new customers, here are a few: HelloFresh, Home ChefBlue Apron.

GrubHub created a community relief fund, Postmates has a fleet relief fund – both support local food businesses.

Cook With What You Have is offer a free month of access to their recipes to cook nutritious meals at home.

Platejoy is giving 1 month free to their personalized meal planning platform.

America’s Test Kitchen has free recipes for everyone to use during this COVID-19 emergency.


For the kiddos

Entertain while you work with a few free books from Slumberkins.

Little Sous boxes are the perfect monthly gift to connect with your family – click here to download a free lesson!

Glasgow Science Centre does live streaming every day as Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

In a Nutshell is a YouTube channel with entertaining and accessible science videos for all ages.

BBC BiteSize has activities for every year group and every subject.

Create stores, games, and animations with Scratch.

You can live stream the West End Production of Wind in the Willows.

The children’s book illustrator and author – Mo Willems – has a series of “learn to draw” classes for kids.

Computer science activities for people who don’t have a computer.

Coding for kids.

Math and spelling activities for kids.


Work + Businesses

Support local businesses!  Purchase a gift card to use at a later date and help your favorite restaurants and shops make it through this difficult time.

Novoresume is offering 1 month of free premium to their platform to help you build a stellar resume.


Webinar Opportunities:

Cigna is hosting Stealth Stressors: Life in the Digital Age (Health Accelerated: Life ConnectedSM Seminar Series) on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET.

We (Walker Tracker) are hosting a webinar Friday, March 27th at 11am PST on Actionable Steps for Wellness & Productivity during COVID Social Distancing sign up here!

Stay tuned as we continue to build this list of resources.

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