What a time to be alive…2020 has gotten off to a wild start, and now most of us are stuck at home for the foreseeable future due to the spread of COVID-19. As such, we seem to have a commodity we almost never have: free time! This lockdown has meant more family time and a simpler routine overall, but many of us are also trying to figure out what to do to keep our minds and bodies busy. Thankfully, many local Charlotte businesses have stepped up to offer creative solutions. Here are 3 great ideas, and in doing any of them, you’ll also support some of Charlotte’s most creative small businesses.

Video Music Lessons with Bold Music

Like many small businesses, Bold Music Lessons has had to adjust to a new reality in recent weeks. We are now offering an innovative approach to continue teaching music during these difficult times – live video lessons! We’re excited to offer this for all of our existing students and new students alike, and we’re on a great platform to do it. We’ve had great feedback from parents and students so far on video lessons – it’s the same great instruction from our top-rated teachers. Trial lessons are available, as is a discount for your first two months of lessons!

Virtual Pop-up Classes with Skillpop Anywhere

Skillpop has become a household name in Charlotte, known for offering enriching pop up classes in some of the coolest spaces in the city. With classes on pretty much every subject you can imagine, they offer a fun way to learn a new skill. With most public spaces now closed, they acted swiftly to launch Skillpop Anywhere, bringing their awesome classes to you virtually while stuck at home. Check out their latest offerings here, and be sure to sign up for their newsletter.

Virtual Workouts with MADabolic Charlotte

Madabolic has exploded onto the map as an efficient, no nonsense and highly effective fitness class provider. Specializing in strength and conditioning via intense interval training, they are the best in the business if you are looking to get shape and develop a lean athletic physique. They too, are now pleased to offer Virtual Training Memberships, meaning you can get seriously fit even while stuck at home. For $45/week, clients can now get unlimited access to the virtual membership, which includes daily, accessible workouts, and will also include nutrition content starting in the next week or so. Sign up here via the “Mindbody online” link.