7 Streaming Workouts That Might Be Worth Canceling Your Gym Membership For
We get it — going to the gym isn’t easy or convenient (especially when you work out solo). So instead of lacing up your sneakers and heading to the club at the break of dawn, the below streaming workouts are a great alternative to ensure you still get in your calorie burn wherever and whenever you choose. From cycling to yoga to cardio with an ’80s vibe, all of these options offer high-energy exercises streamed from some of your favorite studios. Keep scrolling below to start getting your sweat on from home — no excuses!
1. Peloton: Take your love of cycling to your living room with a sleek and innovative Peloton Bike ($1,995). Sign up for a subscription ($39/month) or download the app ( free, and then $13/month for the content library) to have access to 14 daily live classes from NYC-based trainers and 8,000+ on-demand workouts. The bike has a 22-inch HD touchscreen that tracks performance and has a real-time leaderboard to keep you motivated; it’ll be like having your own spin studio at home. (Photo via Peloton)
2. ClassPass Live: For fans of the popular workout app, you can now take no-equipment needed HIIT classes at home. ClassPass’ latest launch includes a live interactive element that holds people accountable to their #goals. Using Chromecast and heart rate monitor (provided in $70 in a starter kit + a $10-$15 monthly subscription fee), you can monitor your heart rate on a leaderboard during workouts and earn points for hitting the right intensity. The classes are live streamed during the week or available on-demand, and the quick 30-minute sessions are led by top NYC instructors. (Photo via ClassPass)
3. obé: Bring back the Jazzercise-type workouts mom knew and loved. For a subscriber fee of $27 a month, users have access to the obé website and app where they can choose from a variety of live or on-demand cardio, strength, or stretch classes in a high-tempo and equipment-free environment. The colors, tunes, and energy you’ll experience along the way promise to be seriously energizing, to say the least. (Photo via obé)
4. Yogaia: When yoga company Manduka announced a partnership with Yogaia, we were excited for another way to get our zen on. For a small membership fee of $10-$20 per month, users can live stream or take pre-recorded classes on any device with guided instruction via a webcam from their homes. (Psst: If you’re merely looking to get comfortable with the practice, no cam is needed!) With over 100 weekly classes to choose from, both experienced and new yogis alike can now namaste all day. (Photo via Yogaia)
5. Tracy Anderson: Fans of celeb trainer Tracy Anderson (clients include Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, and Jennifer Lopez) can join in on her state-of-the-art workouts from anywhere the exercise calls. Each week, the fitness entrepreneur provides classes aimed at all skill abilities to tone and strengthen arms, legs, glutes, abs, and dance in an unedited and authentic environment. Considering the expense of in-person classes, the membership fee of $90/month is a relatively small price to pay for a convenient, designer-style routine you don’t have to Uber to the studio for. (Photo via Tracy Anderson)
6. YogaGlo: YogaGlo includes thousands of yoga and meditation classes from world-famous instructors for under $20 a month. Classes are designed for a variety of skill levels and styles and range from 5-120 minutes. Whether you’re looking to squeeze in a few savasanas before work or focusing on a long stretching session, YogaGlo has something for everyone. (Photo via YogaGlo)
7. Aaptiv: If you need music to motivate you to move, Aaptiv combines rocking playlists with personal training. To use the app (available free on iOS and Android, $15/month subscription), enter your fitness goals and choose from the thousands of available workouts, and you’ll be matched with one of their trainers (who are athletes, physical therapists, and health instructors). The audio-led, music-driven workouts will let you focus on your body movements and surroundings without any video distraction. (Photo via Getty)
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(Featured photo via Yogaia)