Self-care stuff for our days indoors

These are crazy times and it feels easier than ever to spiral. That’s why it’s so important to take the extra time to take care of you. Accessing your usual mood-boosters may be more difficult these days, but there are lots of new and free services available to help you get through the day. We’ve started consolidating some tips and resources on things to do while stuck inside. Below is part one of a self-care series.

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Stay fit

Fitness may have been on your to-do list for a while, but in some ways there’s never been a better time to get moving. While getting to the gym these days is a hurdle, there are lots of sweat-inducing alternatives via apps and online classes.

These days, elevating that heart rate is a must. Exercise has been shown to decrease your blood pressure, improve your stress and anxiety level and help with immunity and sleep. So here are some free tools to help elevate your endorphins:

  • Nike has waived the $14.99 monthly fee for its Nike Training Club premium service indefinitely. It features 185 workouts that you can do indoors plus yoga classes. Download it on the App Store or on Google Play.
  • Similarly, the Peloton offers thousands of strength, yoga, stretching, boot camp and cardio workouts on its app. They’ve extended their 30-day free trial to 90 days.
  • Yoga studio Core Power Yoga is offering free online classes through its platform.
  • Our L.A. neighbor Barry’s Bootcamp is sharing 20-minute versions of their signature cardio and strength-training classes on Instagram. They’re posting three workouts a day, which will be announced the day before through Instagram Stories under the @barrys handle.
  • Daily Burn, which allows you to stream thousands of yoga, barre, Pilates, cardio, strength training and high intensity workouts is extending its 30-day free trial to 60 days.
  • Headspace is offering free meditations, including “weathering the storm,” through its app.


As with skin, everyone’s taste in entertainment is different. So rather than focusing on what to consumer we’ve got a few idea on new ways to do it while we’re self-isolating.


Take a mental break from your home and get your culture fix. While a lot’s closed these days you can still take in the digital sights.


Finally, if you’re feeling stuck inside, there’s never been a better time to give your skin some extra love. The right skincare routine can be just the thing. With the right products, this daily ritual can help bring balance to your skin, but it can also offer a calming pause in your day.

Not sure where to start? We’re here to help. We started Kura to take the guesswork out of skincare. It’s why we share 101 on everything from how to wash your face to intel on how your sheets could be causing breakouts. But it’s also why we created a simple quiz and a smart algorithm to connect you with the right products for your individual needs.

To get started with routine built around you, create a skin profile at and we’ll take care of the rest.

Team Kura