The best resources and apps being offered completely free during coronavirus

Many apps and resources are being offered for free by companies to make our time in isolation less boring, and to encourage us to stay indoors. This means there a plenty of ways to stay entertained without having to spend a penny!

Free Fitness resources:

  • Joe Wicks – has PE lessons on his YouTube channel every day.
  • Core Power Yoga – are hosting daily live yoga classes for free.
  • 305 Fitness – have organised two live workouts at 12pm and 6pm every day.
  • Nike Training Club – is a free app which has over 185 free and varied workouts on it.
  • Rumble – is a boxing studio offering a variety of free classes over Instagram live.
  • Tai Chi Foundation – Is a website offering free live classes throughout the week.
  • Kemtai – is a new AI free fitness app that actually sees you.

 

Books to read:

  • Amazon – has made a range of eBooks free to be downloaded
  • Apple Books – are offering a free book to its users
  • Kobo – are also offering free eBooks to their users
  • Audible – no longer require a subscription, so you can now get free access to hundreds of audiobooks.
  • Dark Horse – has made many of their comic books available online for free
  • BookBub – has free eBooks in over 20 different genres.
  • Google Books – has a range of free books, as well as a choice of books to buy.

 

Virtual Tours:

 

Cooking Classes:

  • The Athenian – has an interactive live-streamed class every Saturday at 7pm.
  • Bread Ahead Online Baking – on Instagram Live at 2pm every day they will be sharing baking lessons.
  • Instructables – have free beginner-level cooking classes available on their website.
  • Dinner Tonight – have free classes available on how to make quick and healthy meals.
  • Massimo Bottura – is hosting an Instagram series called ‘Kitchen Quarantine’.
  • Seamus Mullen – is using Instagram to cook live at 6:30 pm Mon-Sat.

 

Music Lessons:

  • The Benedetti Foundation – are uploading free daily music lessons.
  • Justin Guitar – has thousands of free lessons to help you learn guitar.
  • Fender – are offering 3 months of free lessons to the first million people that sign up.
  • MusicTheory – have free online lessons available to help you learn all about music.
  • Springboard – is a website with dozens of free music courses, ranging in genres and difficulty.
  • Flowkey – is a free app that can help you learn the songs you love on piano.

 

Free Games:

  • PlayStation – have new ‘Play at Home’ initiative that lets users download two games for free
  • Xbox – has similar ‘Free Play Days” programme, allowing users a minimum of two free games every weekend.
  • Epic Games – are offering plenty of PC games for free
  • Houseparty – is an app that lets users talk to friends and play in-app games with each other.
  • Origin – also has a few games that are free to play.
  • Microsoft – has a range of free games available too.

 

Meditation and Mindfulness Resources:

  • Headspace – is an app with a free collection of guided meditations and movement exercises.
  • Insight Timer – is an app with over 30,000 free guided meditations.
  • Calm – is an app full of free exercises, kindness prompts, and sheets to print out and colour in.
  • Simple Habit – is perfect for busy people as it’s sessions only take 5 minutes.
  • Twinkl – has plenty of mindfulness colouring sheets available for free.
  • TRICYCLE – are offering three free live meditation sessions every week.

 

Free Education Resources:

  • The Open University – have a variety of free online courses
  • Duolingo – can help you learn a language for free
  • Future Learn – has plenty of short free courses available for you to try.
  • Vision2learn – has a variety of free courses available to help boost employability.
  • Alison – is a website that also has lots of free courses on offer.
  • Google – is also offering a selection of free digital courses, with some including a certification.

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