Workouts I love (that you can try for free at home)
Sharing some of my favorite online workouts and how you can try them for free.
Hi friends! I hope that you’re having a lovely morning. The kids are back in school and I’m back to the routine over here. I have 1:1 coaching calls, a podcast interview, and am trying to put the house back together after our trip.
For today’s post, I wanted to share some of my favorite online workout options. I know that many of you are trying new things in 2024, and these might be fun options to add into the rotation.
These fitness apps provide unique workout experiences with a focus on accessibility and effectiveness. Choose the one that aligns with your fitness goals, preferences, and level of experience. As always, consult with a fitness professional or healthcare provider before starting a new workout program.
8 workouts I love that you can try for free
Sculpt Society, founded by Megan Roup, combines dance-inspired cardio with sculpting exercises to create a dynamic and effective workout for toning muscles and boosting cardiovascular fitness. I LOVE the instructors at Sculpt Society. They all have genuine (not fake) energy, and aren’t over the top. They have good form cues and I love all of the routines. It’s one of my favorite ways to shake my legs out in the middle of a work day and I always have a blast.
Who Might Benefit: Ideal for individuals who enjoy dance-inspired workouts and want to focus on toning and sculpting their body.
Fun and energetic dance routines. Targeted sculpting exercises for muscle toning. Suitable for various fitness levels.
May not be suitable for those looking for low-impact workouts. The dance workouts are higher impact (you can always modify) and the strength workouts are more barre/Pilates-esque and low impact.
Cost: Subscription starts at $19.99 per month.
Equipment Needed: Minimal equipment, often using resistance bands and light weights, with gliders and optional ankle weights
P.volve is a fitness platform that offers low-impact, functional movements designed to strengthen, sculpt, and improve overall flexibility. Workouts are characterized by controlled, precise movements that target specific muscle groups.The movements are very unique, and I find that it’s challenging without being draining.
Who Might Benefit: Ideal for individuals seeking a sculpted physique without high-impact exercises. It’s suitable for various fitness levels, including beginners.
Low-impact workouts are joint-friendly. Emphasis on functional movements. Varied routines for full-body engagement.
May not be suitable for those looking for intense cardio workouts.
Cost: Subscription-based, with monthly plans starting at around $19.99. Try the classes free here for 7 days.
Equipment Needed: Minimal equipment, often using resistance bands, P.ball, and hand weights.
Shameless self plug but I LOVE our Fit Team workouts and platform. Fit Team provides dynamic and effective workout routines for individuals of all fitness levels. The workouts encompass a mix of strength training, HIIT, and flexibility exercises. They’re quick and sweaty!! You can get a 7-day free trial here.
Who Might Benefit:
Great for those who enjoy varied workouts and seek a balance of strength, cardio, and flexibility training.
Varied workout options. Expertly crafted programs. Supportive fitness community.
May not be as specialized for specific fitness goals (e.g., bodybuilding).
Equipment Needed: Dumbbell-based workouts
Les Mills+ offers a wide range of virtual workouts inspired by group fitness classes. From high-intensity interval training (HIIT) to dance, the platform caters to diverse fitness preferences. These workouts are very strategically designed and engaging. The movements match the music and I feel like I’m always motivated to work hard.
Who Might Benefit: Great for those who love the group fitness class experience. Suitable for various fitness levels.
Extensive variety of classes. Scientifically designed workouts. Regularly updated content.
Some classes may require specific Les Mills equipment.
Cost: Subscription starts at $14.99 per month.
Equipment Needed: Varies by class but may include weights, resistance bands, or a step.
They got rid of their affiliate program, so I no longer have a custom link, but you can try the workouts for free here. I also have many reviews here on the blog!
Peloton is renowned for its immersive cycling experience, offering live and on-demand cycling classes. In addition to cycling, the platform provides a variety of other workouts, including running, strength training, yoga, and meditation.
Who Might Benefit: Ideal for cycling enthusiasts and those who enjoy a diverse range of workouts. Suitable for various fitness levels.
Extensive library with various workout types. High-energy live classes. Engaging community and leaderboard.
Higher cost compared to some other platforms. Requires Peloton equipment for the best experience.
Cost: Subscription starts at $12.99 per month. Additional cost for Peloton equipment. Also, I feel like the strength classes are hit or miss.
Equipment Needed: Peloton bike or treadmill for cycling/running classes. Optional accessories include weights and resistance bands. You can also just use the app without the equipment.
Some of my Peloton posts are here:
Alo Moves is a platform offering a variety of yoga, fitness, and mindfulness classes. From Vinyasa to strength training, the platform caters to those looking for a holistic approach to wellness.
Who Might Benefit: Ideal for individuals seeking a balanced approach to fitness, including yoga enthusiasts and those interested in mindfulness.
Wide range of yoga styles and fitness classes. Experienced instructors. Option for guided mindfulness and meditation.
Limited high-intensity workout options.
Cost: Subscription starts at $20 per month.
Equipment Needed: Varies by class but often requires a yoga mat and occasionally props like blocks or straps.
The Bloom Method
The Bloom Method specializes in prenatal and postnatal fitness, offering workouts tailored to support women during and after pregnancy. It combines strength training, Pilates, and yoga for a holistic approach to women’s health.
Who Might Benefit: Perfect for pregnant and postpartum individuals looking for safe and effective workouts to support their unique needs.
Specialized prenatal and postnatal content. Focus on core strength and pelvic floor health. Expert guidance for a safe workout during and after pregnancy.
Limited if you’re not in the target demographic.
Cost: Subscription starts at $19.99 per month. Free 7-day trial.
Equipment Needed: Minimal equipment, often using a mat, stability ball, and resistance bands.
Jen Eddins Fitness
The Jen Eddins Fitness App, created by fitness professional Jen Eddins, offers a comprehensive range of workouts designed to enhance strength, flexibility, and overall fitness. With a focus on effective, time-efficient routines, the app aims to make fitness accessible to all.
Who Might Benefit: Ideal for individuals seeking versatile and efficient workouts suitable for various fitness levels.
Diverse workout options. User-friendly interface. Emphasis on accessibility for all fitness levels. Jen! I don’t think we’ve actually ever met in real life, but she’s been a blog friend for many years and is an incredible, experienced instructor. You will love her classes!
May not offer specialized programs (e.g., specific training for competitions).
Cost: Subscription-based, with monthly plans typically starting at around $9.99.
Equipment Needed: Varies by workout but often includes minimal equipment like dumbbells and resistance bands.
Ok friends, what are some of your favorite online workout options? Drop your faves in the comments below!
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