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5 Free Fitness Programs During COVID-19

It’s going to be at least another month before fitness centers start to reopen, but that doesn’t mean you have to get off track with your health goals. If you’re looking for ways to get or stay healthy during the COVID-19 Shelter in Place Order, here are five fitness programs you can do from home for free with minimal equipment!

Free Virtual Fitness Classes at Home

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ClassPass

Although ClassPass is normally a paid membership, free fitness classes are available to all users for free through the app, including HIIT, yoga, pilates, and more.

If you’re already a ClassPass user, you can roll over an unlimited amount of credits for when in person classes resume or use your existing credits for livestream classes anytime.

Pure Barre

Pure Barre is offering free live classes! Can’t make the live classes work with your schedule? Classes are recorded and uploaded to the Pure Barre Facebook page to watch anytime. Classes will call for some equipment, like hand weights, but feel free to get creative with household items! (Tip– a can of Bush’s beans weighs exactly 1 lb.)

Free Virtual Fitness Classes at Home Online

Pure Barre is one of multiple boutique studios offering virtual classes online.

Barry’s Bootcamp

Barry’s Bootcamp is streaming it’s HIIT workouts twice daily on IGTV. Check out the 20 minute work out sessions on the @Barrys Instagram account. Some of the sessions will call for equipment (like elastic bands).

Peloton App

Peloton’s on demand app¬†offers an assortment of classes in their 30 day free trial, including yoga, running, strength training, outdoor workouts, meditation, and more, no bike required!

Corepower Yoga

Corepower is making select online classes available for free during the coronavirus stay at home order. Choose from CPY favorites like C1, C1.5, C2, Hot Power Fusion, Yoga Sculpt, or guided breath meditations. You can also get unlimited access to all classes for $19.99 monthly.

Looking for luxury apartments for rent? We’re offering virtual tours! Contact us today for more information and to get all your questions answered by one of our neighborhood experts.

Moving During The Coronavirus

A lot of tasks that once seemed approachable can seem more daunting in the current times of extreme uncertainty, namely, moving during the Coronavirus. We’re here to help. Here’s your guide to moving during the Coronavirus, start to finish.

Step 1: Contact an Agent

Your leasing consultant or broker will start by asking you some questions about your search. For instance, your ideal move time frame, price range, whether you’ll be bringing any pets or cars, whether having in-unit laundry is a must-have or nice-to-have, how much furniture you’re bringing, transit or sites you’d like to be near, view and lighting preference, the finishes, color palettes, and amenities you like best, and anything else that is most important to you.

You’ll want to give some thought to these questions so you know what you’re looking for and your agent can best serve you. You can start by making a list of all the things that are important to you in an apartment, location, and lifestyle. Then, sort your criteria into “must-haves” (the non-negotiables) and “nice-to-haves” (the things you like but can do without).

Available for rent now!Are you moving during the Coronavirus? Here are luxury apartments available for leasing via virtual tours

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Step 2: Evaluate the Apartment Options (Round 1)

After having a conversation about what you’re looking for, your agent will send you options that match your criteria via email. Pick the top options (usually about 2-5) that you’d like to virtually tour and let your agent know of any feedback you have from these options. Is there something else you’d like to see? Did you realize something that is more or less important to you than you initially thought? If so, your agent will send you any additional options.

Step 3: Virtually Tour Apartments & Re-Evaluate Options (Round 2)

Your DAC agent will reach out to the on-site team at each property to request a virtual tour and bring the on-site agent up to speed on what you’re looking for. Your DAC agent will either send you the virtual tours or make sure the on-site agents send them. Then, your DAC agent will help you evaluate each tour and talk through the tradeoffs of each option.

Step 4: Apply For an Apartment

Once you’ve chosen the best option, your DAC agent or the on-site agent at the building will send you a link to the online application. These applications are usually conducted through a third party. You’ll want to have the necessary materials ready for income verification. Although managed high rise apartment buildings in Chicago don’t typically ask for a security deposit, there are typically application and administrative fees around $50 and $450, respectively. Some buildings will waive or credit back the administrative fees if you apply within 24 or 48 hours of your virtual tour.

Available for rent now!Are you moving during the Coronavirus? Here are luxury apartments available for rent via virtual tours

Step 5: Schedule Your Move

Each apartment building has their own protocol for scheduling a time to reserve an elevator for your move in. You’ll want to ask the on-site team member you’ve been working with during the application process about how to schedule your move.

If you’re looking for a fully furnished apartment, you can ask your agent about furniture rental options so you can schedule furniture deliveries, as well.

Step 6: Enjoy Your New Apartment!

For more information about virtual tours, moving during the Coronavirus, or luxury apartments for rent in Chicago, contact us today to get your questions answered by one of our leasing specialists.