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Businesses adapt to coronavirus, move online

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Posted at 5:44 AM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 06:44:37-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As COVID-19 changes every aspect of our lives, companies are trying to adapt to offer something to those self-isolating and practicing social distancing.

Many businesses are providing online options to continue normal life, and several are even free.

Fitness

Going to the gym may no longer be an option, but some companies are offering a different plan.

Planet Fitness and Orange Theory are both streaming daily workouts for you to do at home.

The Peloton App also offers home workouts. Right now, you can get a free 90-day trial, no stationary bike needed.

Music

If your upcoming concert plans got canceled, some artists are turning to Instagram to give you a show.

Here are the ones that are still available.

Reading

Trying to keep your kids entertained at home?

Josh Gad, who your children may recognize as Olaf, is making reading exciting on his Twitter page, reading stories with animated voices.

Movies

Universal Studios is releasing some movies that would be in the now closed theaters, straight to demand.

The Invisible Man, The Hunt and Emma to stream on both Amazon and Apple. It will cost $19.99.

The company has already said it also plans to release Trolls World Tour to stream the same day it comes out in theaters, on April 9.

Warner Brother's also moved up the digital release date of Just Mercy, and it plans to release that movie on Tuesday, March 24.

Netflix

A chrome extension allows you to binge watch your favorite show with your friends while still practicing social distancing.

Once downloaded, Netflix Party allows you and your friend to watch the same show while video chatting.