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:

Corepower yoga is offering some online classes for free

Planet Fitness is offering streaming of their classes on Facebook

Daily Burn offers 30 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

Yoga with Adriene on YouTube

Alo Yoga on YouTube – yoga and more!

YMCA has free on demand workout videos

 

 

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, first responders, teachers and mental health workers: 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.

Check out this comprehensive list – from Julia Bernstein of Tempest who compiled/published this list of mental health + recovery resources.

FREE 30 minute live meditation series by Fitlandia every Monday at 11am PST.

 

Avoid cabin fever and stay sane:

The MET is offering operas online – 7 day free trial

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.

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.

WhatsOnStage offers stage shows, musicals, and operas on demand for free.

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.

Kiva U: the homeschooling solution during the COVID-19 pandemic

 

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

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