Streaming at-home workouts has been a rising trend for some time now, but amid the coronavirus pandemic the at-home workout has become a necessity. Top online studios and trainers are responding to the need by offering live workouts for free via social media channels or extending their trial memberships to 30 days or more. So if you’re looking for an at-home workout to help keep you fit and sane, or have wanted access to a certain studio’s online offerings, then now is the time to jump on the at-home exercise train!
There’s something for everyone in this lovingly curated list of 10 streaming at-home workouts that promise a daily burn and an increased heart rate.
With nearly 4 million YouTube subscribers, POPSUGAR Fitness has been leading the way with free fitness classes for anyone who wants to sweat, sculpt, and strengthen. While many on-demand workouts are only available to subscribers, POPSUGAR delivers quality workouts led by top trainers to anyone with a WiFi connection. Cardio kickboxing, anyone?
Choose from hundreds of videos at the POPSUGAR Fitness YouTube channel.
If you’re looking for a little bit of everything—boxing, bootcamp, yoga, dance cardio, resistance training, high-intensity-interval training, mobility—then you may want to take advantage of a NEOU fitness annual membership, which is now 50% off (less than $5 a month) and comes with a 30-day risk-free trial.
NEOU features a vast library of on-demand workouts plus live stream sessions with popular fitness trainers, influencers, and brands. They boast “60 fitness concepts across every type of workout,” so you’re guaranteed not to get bored.
Sign up at the NEOU website.
COST: 30-day free trial, then $49/year
Peloton used to just be for cycling enthusiasts, but they’ve branched out with a new treadmill. The company stands out from other cardio equipment manufacturers because it includes the option to subscribe to an app that comes with live and pre-recorded workouts not just for spin, but for yoga, bootcamp, and strength training as well.
If you don’t have the money right now to invest $2000-4300 in a bike or treadmill, you can still take advantage of Peloton’s free 90-day app trial. The classes work with any bike or treadmill, and there are a variety of workouts to choose from that involve no equipment at all.
To scope it out, visit Pelaton’s website.
COST: Free 90-day trial for app, then $39/month
Their tagline is “the best workout in the world,” and Barry’s Bootcamp is committed to delivering highly effective, hardcore workout classes across the globe. Even though their studio classes are temporarily closed, they’re working out with you on Instagram live every day with a resistance band or total body workout between 20 and 30 minutes long. These free workouts maximize your time and your performance.
If you’ve always wanted a Red Room near you, now’s your chance to dim the lights and sweat with the bootcamp pioneers. Check out Barry’s Bootcamp IGTV here.
If you’re looking to develop a long, lean dancer’s frame and enjoy low-impact but highly effective Pilates-type toning workouts, then a barre class might be just the right fitness fit. Physique 57 offers streaming and on-demand barre classes and training challenges, such as their 4-week HIIT-inspired barre program.
What’s cool about this streaming service is that you can combine multiple short workouts into one long workout of your choosing, depending on the body parts you want to work that day. Check it out at the Physique 57 online portal.
COST: Free 7-day trial, then $24.99/month
Obé fitness offers a smorgasbord of online classes, from cardio boxing to yoga classes, all 28-minutes for full-body workouts that fit conveniently into your schedule. Choose from 100 live new classes each week, or one of the 4000+ on-demand classes, including yoga, cardio boxing, and strength workouts.
Obé’s added bonus is a Facebook community that inspires and connects you to an accountability partner, so you’re maximizing your workouts and your subscription.
Speaking of subscriptions, as a response to COVID-19 for a limited time you can try obé for free for 1 month. Start your free trial here.
COST: Free 1-month trial, then $27 a month
P.volve’s schtick is a focus on functional movements and building strength sans bulk. Workouts are low impact and accessible to all fitness levels and body types with an aim toward building shape and definition.
Rumor has it P.volve has extended its free trial period to 30 days. Enjoy streaming new workouts and access to their library of hundreds of functional training sessions. If you’d rather not sign up for a free trial, you can work out with them on Instagram Live and YouTube 3 times a day (at 8 am EST, 1 pm EST, and 6 pm EST) for 15-20 minutes at a time.
COST: Free 3-day trial, then $19.99/month
Your immune system can get overly taxed by high-intensity workouts, so depending on your health, you may want to do a more moderate- to low-impact HIIT workout with muscle sculpting, and that’s just what LEKFIT offers.
You can try their live classes for 7 days free from the comfort of your own living room, and then for $19.99 thereafter. A mix of trampoline, cardio, dance, and sculpting awaits at LEKFIT Digital.
COST: 7-day free trial, then $19.99/month
Dubbed the “world’s most renowned expert in body design,” Tracy Anderson builds workouts that are aimed at building a lean, long dancer’s body, perfectly sculpted without the bulk. The beauty of her dance cardio and mat-inspired workouts are that they are accessible to all fitness levels.
Access to her online studio typically costs $90 a month, but she’s offering a 14-day free trial so you can give it a test drive here and figure out if the high cost is worth it long term.
COST: 14-day free trial, then $90/month
If streaming workouts don’t cut it and you crave the community that only an in-person class or personal trainer can bring then you absolutely must get in a Zoom room with Fhitting Room Live. You join 24 other fitness enthusiasts through Zoom 7 days a week, 35 minutes at a time to participate in a high-intensity strength class. The instructor watches your form and gives you personal advice on technique, so make sure you’re on point at all times.
To grab an all-access pass free for 30 days, visit Fitting Room On Demand.
COST: 30-day free trial, then $9.99/month
For many of these classes, your body weight is all that is required, but if you’re looking to build your own home fitness studio and want to make sure you’re prepared, start with this equipment checklist.
Not yet ready to explore these streaming at-home workouts? Then get your blood moving and muscles pumping with this 10-Minute Realign and Stimulate Workout.
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