Free Trials During Social Distancing

The transition to staying home and learning remotely can be a challenge. To help make this transition easier, we have outlined resources that could help with adjusting to life at home. All these resources are free or offer a free trial, plus have been categorized by learning, streaming, news, and health — both physical and mental. We encourage you to use these resources and share them with friends and family that could benefit. 


Skillshare – Two months free 

An online learning community with thousands of classes for creative and curious people, on topics including illustration, design, photography, video, freelancing, and more. – 30 day free trial 

A leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. – 30 day free trial 

The leading global marketplace for teaching and learning, connecting millions of students to the skills they need to succeed.

Ivy League Schools – Free

450 classes from Ivy League schools are offering free courses. 

The Kitchn – Free 20 lessons

A daily food magazine on the web celebrating life in the kitchen through home cooking and kitchen intelligence.

Rosetta Stone – 7 day free trial 

Dedicated to changing people’s lives through the power of language and literacy education.

freeCodeCamp – Learn to code for free

A nonprofit community that helps you learn to code by building projects.

Wizedemy – Free online tutoring until end of semester

A library of over 20,000 video lessons and exam-like practice problems to help with your specific course.


Amazon Prime Video – 30 day free trial

Netflix and Hulu – 30 day free trials 

Audible – 30 day free trial of audiobooks 

Music – Free list of music apps, software, and music sample packs for musicians, DJs, and music enthusiasts.


News outlets that have removed their paywall:

Physical Health

Orange Theory – Posting workout circuits and demonstrations on their Instagram.

Planet Fitness – Hosting Facebook Live classes every day at 7 pm ET. Classes are then posted on their YouTube page.

Barry’s – Posting daily schedules on their Instagram Stories. No equipment necessary.

Mental Health

LinkedIn – Free 

Six free courses which can provide mental health and mindfulness guidance for those working to adjust to their new work/life balance.

Headspace – Free trial, $70 annual subscription

App for meditation and better sleep.

Mind Shift – Free app

Uses scientifically proven strategies to help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety.

CBT Thought Record Diary – Free trial, $36 annual subscription

App to document your negative emotions, analyze flaws in your thinking, and reevaluate your thoughts. 

WeAreMore – Free app

A peer support app for patients with chronic conditions. Focus is on incentivizing patients to better handle their health conditions through motivational, educational, and inspirational content to assist in patient journeys.” 

BlahTherapy – Free or low fee for online therapist

Talk to strangers or online therapists who you have been matched with after taking a questionnaire.