Social Distancing Resources

As we all adjust to physical distancing and stay-at-home orders, many of our routines to stay healthy have been disrupted. How can we exercise, network, hang out with friends, and even date during this new, temporary reality? Here are some tips and resources from the Stonewall Philly Education Committee:


Physical Wellness

  • Join Stonewall Yoga! Stonewall is live-streaming Yoga classes every Saturday at 10:30am featuring our regular Yoga instructors at no cost to you. Learn more here.
  • Support local businesses: Philadelphia-based fitness studios are offering online workouts you can stream at home.  
  • Bodybuilding.com has curated a week's worth of free at-home, follow-along video workouts, requiring only minimal equipment. 
  • The Nike Training Club app is available for download on iOS and Android devices, with expert-designed, bodyweight or equipment workouts, ranging in style from yoga to HIT.
  • If you're without at-home equipment, no worries! NerdFitness.com has an extensive list of workouts to choose from, at various levels of intensity.


Emotional Wellness

  • If you're looking to address your mental as well as physical wellness, check out the free Facebook Live sessions offered by the Point Breeze studio Tuck Barre & Yoga, offered on their Facebook page.
  • Headspace is offering a free mindfulness series called "Weathering the storm." It includes meditations, sleep, and movement exercises.  
  • Many of us know the app BetterHelp from their ads during our favorite podcasts. BetterHelp offers virtual (phone, text or video) counseling sessions with licensed professionals. Plans start at $40/week and financial aid is available by application. 
  • Compiled by the people behind the Shine anxiety management app, VirusAnxiety.com provides a variety of research-based resources to help manage the uncertainty and anxiety produced by the virus. 


Social Wellness

  • Join Stonewall for a night of Trivia! 
      • Stonewall is now offering the opportunity to join with the Stonewall community for  trivia on Thursday nights. More info under the Trivia tab on the Stonewall homepage.
  • Hanging Out with Friends: 
    • The Houseparty app has become extremely popular since the start of stay-in-place orders, with millions of downloads on Androids and Apple devices. The app offers free games like Head's Up and trivia with video chat for up to eight players at a time.
    • If you're into gaming, you're in luck! The World Health Organization has endorsed online games as a healthy way to socialize as we practice staying-in-place. Consider online multiplayer games like the recent Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch, or the online version of Settlers of Catan
    • Netflix also recently launched the Netflix Party app, which allows users to host online movie nights with friends and family. Of course, you can also utilize video conferencing software like FaceTime, Zoom or Google Hangouts to watch shows like Drag Race along with your friends.
  • Dating: It should be no surprise that dating apps have seen a significant uptick in use since the beginning of stay-at-home measures. According to CNBC, many online dating services like Match, Tinder and Hinge are offering free tools during this time, including a free Dating with Distancing hotline where users can get tips on dating remotely from a real counselor. Bumble is offering in-app video and phone chats as part of its membership, and Tinder is making its passport feature free to users, where you can match with people around the world. Remember - make sure to stay online only as we all work to flatten the curve!


Professional Wellness

  • The spread of COVID-19 is having strong adverse effects on the economy, and many people are facing layoffs and furloughs. LinkedIn created a list of job search tips during the pandemic.

Additionally, the Mayor's Office of LGBT Affairs has compiled a resource guide for the LGBTQ Community. Check it out here.


Have a resource that you think should be added to this list? 

Contact Education Director, Jay Lunden, at jayl@stonewallphilly.org. 

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