Physical Activity

Ways to Stay Active

Continue to stay active right in the comfort of your home! You can still get a great workout in using bodyweight exercises or getting creative with DIY gym equipment using items around the house. Take advantage of the warmer weather and explore some new hiking trails or try a track workout.

Home Workouts

No gym equipment at home, no problem! Check out the links below where you can access free virtual fitness classes or get creative and make your own gym equipment using items around your house.

Harvard Pilgrim Virtual Fitness Classes

What to Use as Weights at Home

Sodexo, the dining service of the college, has all types of at-home challenges to get you active and living a healthier life. Why not try a new challenge today?

10 Power Lunch Workout Programs

Try New Things Challenge

Track Workout

Track workouts are a great way to get outside and get active. Focus on improving your speed and endurance or incorporate some bodyweight exercises to build strength.

Track Workout


Yoga is a great way to gain flexibility, boost your metabolism, improve cardiovascular health and reduce stress. It’s also an activity that can be done as a family and in the comfort of your own home. 

Get Your Kids Involved

Yoga and meditation are especially great practices for kids to get into from an early age and build on throughout their lives. Cosmic Kids was developed specifically for kids and includes relaxation videos, meditation videos, dance parties, guided yoga, story times and more.

Cosmic Kids – Yoga for Kids

Explore Yoga for All Ages and Abilities

Yoga is a practice for any age and for any ability. Now is the perfect time to start the practice.

DoYogaWithMe has guided yoga classes for all abilities and ages. Due to the impact of COVID-19, they are offering free resources over the next two months.

Yoga with Adriene offers yoga practices for stretching, anxiety reduction, gut health, self-love and more. She even has a 30-day home yoga journey.


Yoga with Adriene

Take a Free Yoga or Zumba Class

You do not have to be a Harvard Pilgrim Health Care member to take free yoga and zumba classes offered through their Living Well℠ at Home programming.

See Free Classes

Hiking and Walking Trails

Hiking is a great way to maintain social distancing while getting fresh air, exploring nature and completing your daily recommended amount of exercise.

Please note: Trails are subject to closure during the coronavirus pandemic. On the day of your planned hike, double-check online that the trail remains open.  

Hiking Project – REI COOP

The Hiking Project presented by REI COOP has put together a list of all hiking trails around the Merrimack Valley area. These hikes include areas in the North Shore of Massachusetts, New Hampshire,  central Massachusetts and near Boston. Check out the trail closest to you.

Department of Conservation and Recreation – Massachusetts
 Cape Ann/Merrimack Valley Hiking Trails