Free Fitness (and other stuff) for Being Stuck at Home

Stuck at home? Do not let being stuck at home hinder your fitness aspirations. This national emergency has definitely altered our way of life.  Gyms nationwide have closed, but you still can get your fitness in.

Daily Burn Free for 30 Days

Peloton App Free 90 Days

Get Healthy U $3 subscription for the year

Planet Fitness

Live streamed on Facebook every day starting this week at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET. Planet Fitness classes will be free for everyone.

YMCA Online Classes Free

Blink Fitness is hosting Facebook Live sessions weekdays at 8 a.m. ET. The fitness chain will host virtual workouts, give tips to stay motivated and answer fitness questions from the comments.

Get Up & Blink! Join us live at 8 am M – F as we host virtual workouts, dish out tips to stay motivated, and answer your fitness questions.

Orangetheory is now offering 30-minute workouts daily. Give Orangetheory a try. The workouts don’t require any special equipment, but may feature everyday household items.

Gold’s Gym has opened their vault of digital workouts for free through the end of May. Its app offers over 600 audio and video workouts.

CorePower Yoga is offering free access to a limited collection of online yoga and meditation classes while studios are closed.

CARROT Fit is available on the App Store as a free download, compared to its normal price of $4.99. The app will be free for the next two weeks.

Crunch Live offers 100 workouts that can be streamed on phones, tablets or TVs. The app has a variety of workouts, including dance, yoga and kickboxing.  You can start your free trial.

305 Fitness is offering cardio dance live streams twice a day on YouTube. The sessions are held at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Barry’s Bootcamp is hosting 20-minute body weight workouts live on Instagram for free. On Tuesday, its 9 a.m. PDT workout was hosted by CEO Joey Gonzalez, and other 12 p.m. PDT workout was led by VP of Curriculum Chris Hudson.

You can download the collection of Down Dog apps on the App Store. The apps will be free until April 1.

Below are some of the national sources doing so, but be sure to check your local papers as well.

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Some other offers include:

Which programs are you using? Comment below and share which apps you are enjoying.




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Five Side Hustles for Working Woman 2020

A working mom and a side hustle.

Before I had kids, it was pretty easy for me to hustle as a working woman, specifically a working childless woman.  How can someone with a full-time job outside the home earn extra income? After having my twins I found five simple hustle ideas that work seamlessly with my career as a working woman and a mom. Now I can work without letting those daycare hours dictate when I have to stop with these five side hustles.

This list of five curated side hustles will give you some ideas on how to earn a little extra money, from the comforts of home. Not only can you make money, but you can make it relatively quickly. The money will be sent to you via PayPal within a week. I can put the ideas into your head, what you do with this (or how much money you generate) is up to you.  Before we begin, note that you will probably not make enough money to quit your job. However, you’ll make a few extra dollars to help with some bills or at the very least buy a happy hour cocktail (if your buying I’ll take a Cadillac Margarita please).

Usertesting 

If you have never heard of Usertesting, believe me, you are not the only one. Usertesting is probably the best web testing based website out there. If you want to get the particulars you can read my blog about Usertesting. I have made some extra money off of the website. It’s a great project for you to work on if you have a few hours alone. You will need a headset with a microphone. You will get several smaller surveys to see if you qualify for the larger survey. I’ve made a video about it so make sure you take a look. Usertesting can be unpredictable. But Usertesting is a website I’ve used on my own for about 18 months.

Intellizoom

Intellizoom is pretty similar to Usertesting but on a smaller scale. It is actually a little bit more user-friendly than Usertesting. However, the payout is smaller. Each survey will generate about two dollars. I have made money off of Intellizoom and I can vouch that you probably will too. Between Usertesting and Intellizoom, I think Usertesting has the potential for earning more money but Intellizoom has more surveys and web testing opportunities with a smaller payout.  

Instapanel

Out of all the websites listed Instapanel is my favorite. However, I would be doing you a disservice if I rated it as my favorite website to earn money on. Huh, What do you mean? I am going to get there, keep on reading!. Instapanel has a lovely setup, is super easy, and can even be a little on the fun side. Yet, Instapanel is like a needle in a haystack. It might not be there when you want it but it is always on time. Instapanel hardly ever needs participants. When I say hardly ever, you might get one invitation for a panel per season. However, when you do get that magic invite in your inbox, oh boy! Instapanel is an easy $20 and has super quick payment.

Amazon Mechanical Turk

I feel to truly understand Amazon Mechanical Turk you need a Ph.D. in the study of the side hustle.  It is like someone wrote a dissertation on how to side hustle and they had to defend their dissertation with this complex website.   It looks kind of intimidating. When you enter their portal there are tons of jobs. It is up to you to pick a job that is conducive to your skills. I can see a lot of potential to earn some money on Amazon Mechanical Turk. However, unless it’s a super simple job like taking a survey, I tend to think you probably should have a little bit more time to dedicate to Amazon Mechanical Turk.

Final Thoughts

What have been your experiences? Make sure you try them out and leave a comment below! If you haven’t done so already, make sure you are keeping up with my podcast, Teacher Ces Podcast. I go into more depth about my thoughts and feelings on these websites, plus it is a lot of fun too.

How I used Bilingual Cue Cards to Teach Online ESL

Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) online can be tricky. Picture this, you are teaching online ESL to a child thousands of miles away in a city in China. You are reaching deep into your teacher toolkit and nothing is working. This child simply does not understand. Never fear, online ESL cue cards are here.

These cue cards are a great form of communication at the beginning or end of your lesson. Imagine spending twenty-five minutes of being taught a language you do not understand but have a little familiarity at the end. You see a goodbye message, in your language.

These cards are ideal if you are teaching independently. Even if you are not teaching independently and working with one of the big guys (VIPKID, Cambly, SayABC, and the like), make sure you understand your companies rules to make sure that these cue cards are permissible. You can find the link to purchase here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Online-ESL-Teaching-Bilingual-Cue-Cards-Chinese-English-Teach-English-Online-3144988

My experience in teaching online ESL has been great. I have unofficially put myself into retirement with VIPKID. I do enjoy teaching independently when the time allows. However, I have a full-time teaching position outside the home (and online world) so my time teaching online is limited. Especially when I include my blog, podcast, and creating on Teachers Pay Teachers.

How has your experience been teaching online ESL? What company do you work with? What have been your pros and cons? Leave a comment below and share how you feel.

Save Money On Your Back to School Supplies List Right Now!

Save money on your back to school supplies

Are you thinking about your kids back to school supplies list already? Are you interested in how you can save money on your back to school supplies list, right now? Well not fear, you picked the right time to save. I am featured in The Washington Post giving my advice on how you can buy all the best supplies without breaking the bank.

Take a look here:

How to save big bucks on school

As always leave your thoughts and comments down below!

Gifts Teachers Really Want (But Were Afraid to Ask) For the Holidays

 

Christmas classroomNever feel obligated to give a teacher a during the holidays. The majority of teachers are indifferent about receiving gifts from their students. After that warning if you still feel like keeping the teacher in your life on your holiday shopping list the exploration shall begin.

Although teachers are happy with whatever gift they receive over the holidays, these gifts will really impress. Take note, these are not your every holiday gifts.

Self Care

Lush Whoosh Shower Jelly, 3.5 Ounces by Lush
Teaching is a high stress job. What is a better way to decompress than using this shower jelly created by Lush?

 

Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Sleep – Lavender + Vanilla Body Lotion, 6.5 Fl Oz + Body Wash & Foam Bath, 10 Fl Oz
Can you really go wrong with this one, two combination? Lavender and Vanilla in the form of body lotion and body wash? The perfect combination for a self-care Saturday night bath.

Massage & Wellness SPA Gift Card ($50)
Spa days are he best days! Need I say more?