By Lisa Whitlaw
Now that many gyms are closed and “social distancing” prevents us from attending exercise classes, we’re all looking for new ways to stay fit at home.
Sadly, we can’t get together to play golf, run in a 5K race or join a pick-up basketball game (aside from a family game in the driveway!), but there ARE things we can do to make sure we’re getting exercise, which helps our immune systems, something we all need right now!
Did you know there are ways you can stay fit AND earn Southwest points? Some options include using online services or even having workout equipment delivered.
Now is a GREAT time to stockpile miles and points for future travels. If you’re going to be spending money on fitness services and equipment anyway, you might as well earn points, too … if you can.
I’ve put together a list of 6 fitness services and equipment companies that let you earn Southwest points when you’re a new subscriber. And these points ALL qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass, as well, which lets one person fly free with you for up to two years.
If you earn your pass this year by collecting 125,000 qualifying points (read how you can do that in just TWO steps!), it would be good until the end of NEXT year, giving you plenty of time to travel after we’re done being stuck at home ;-).
6 Ways to Earn Southwest Points by Working Out at Home
You may not even be aware that there are fitness streaming services and equipment delivery companies out there for you to use at home, but there’s actually quite a lot options available!
Check out our list below, which shares the number of points you can earn as of this post’s publish date. Keep in mind points offering change, so it may be different by the time you read this.
To earn points on these items, simply go to the Rapid Rewards Shopping Portal (learn more about how to use the Rapid Rewards Shopping Portal here), log into your Southwest account, type the service you’re looking for in the search bar and then click through to the service from the portal.
Points typically credit to your Southwest Rapid Rewards account within three to five days, but Southwest recommends reaching out to them if they have not credited within 15 days. You can do that by clicking “Contact Us” at the bottom of the portal.
Also, be sure NOT to use coupon codes other than the ones provided on the Rapid Rewards Shopping Portal; otherwise, you will not get your points.
1. Beachbody – 5 points per $1
Beachbody is a popular in-home fitness program, which includes workouts such as: 21 Day Fix, P90X, INSANITY, T25, CIZE, PiYO and many more AMAZING programs.
It has more than 1,200 workouts that you can view from the website or by downloading the app. Not eligible for On Demand purchases.
2. Find Your Trainer – 1,800 points
Find Your Trainer helps you find certified and vetted personal trainers who will come to your home, provide “virtual” training or meet you outside for safety. Currently they are offering virtual training starting at $29/session. Your trainer will work with you using your preferred method of communication, including Skype, FaceTime, Hangouts or Facebook Messenger.
3. Horizon Fitness – 3 points per $1
Horizon Fitness sells cardio equipment designed for home use that is delivered to your door. These are designed to be easy-to-use fitness machines.
4. Competitive Cyclist – 3 points per $1
Get outside and go biking! Competitive Cyclist has premium biking gear and custom-built options. They also offer unconditional lifetime returns. Currently, they’re offering $50 off $250 through the Southwest shopping portal.
5. Gaiam – 2 points per $1
Gaiam offers Pilates, massage and general fitness equipment, as well as relaxation DVDs, CDs, and books. Their most popular item is the balance ball chair, which now comes in three colors and could be great if you are newly working from home!
6. Total Gym – 1 point per $1
Total Gym is a workout machine that combines different types gym equipment all in one device. It’s designed to save space in your home, while helping you still get a great workout.
How are you going to stay fit at home right now?