Fitness centers throughout the Greater Austin area have temporarily closed following the shelter-in-place order issued by Travis County to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Local yoga and fitness studios in the Lake Travis-Westlake area are adjusting their business models in order to provide residents with the tools to stay healthy while practicing social distancing.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend a number of physical and mental health practices to alleviate the stress that has accompanied the coronavirus situation. Stretching, meditation and regular exercise are among the suggested activities.

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Updated 1:40 p.m. April 1

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in Bee Cave is offering 10 to 12 virtual and donation based yoga and movement classes. Participants can view the class schedule, register and make donations if desired through the wellness center's website.

Original post March 31

Yoga & Goga at the Hill Country Galleria is offering free yoga sessions on its official Facebook page, featuring 35-minute Vinyasa Flow classes led by instructors. The community can continue to practice yoga while adhering to social distancing, though the studio’s featured baby goats are not included.

Yoga Vida has taken to its Facebook to provide individuals with free virtual yoga classes. The studio located in Westlake is regularly streaming yoga flow sessions led by Yoga Vida teachers. Every class is free; however, participants can make donations through the mobile payment service Venmo at [email protected]

In light of a temporary closure, Serasana Bee Cave is offering online yoga classes at reduced rates. Previously priced at $22, individual classes are now $7 each. The class schedule can be found at the Serasana Bee Cave website.

Wild Heart Yoga is regularly offering online classes through its website. Members of the studio will have access to unlimited classes, and individuals without a membership can purchase day passes for $10 each. Registration is available through the online class schedule.

Hill Country Indoor will continue to offer online classes for members of the sports and fitness center. Though the location is currently closed to the public, members will have access to training and warmup sessions. In a letter to the community, Hill Country Indoor stated, “Our team is grinding to make sure you all have workouts, activities and resources to keep you and your family entertained.” Classes can be found through the Hill Country Indoor Facebook page for members.

BARRE's location at the Hill Country Galleria is temporarily closed; however, the studio is now providing online classes through its website. To support the community’s well-being during the COVID-19 outbreak, BARRE is offering individuals a free 15-day online trial, according to the BARRE website. Registration is available through the wellness-centered streaming service Mind Body.