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I love to workout, and I'm still reluctant to visit the gym in person. After all, the safety of hitting up a shared fitness center during the pandemic is up for debate. So for now, I've been turning to workouts I can stream from the comfort of my living room. But streaming exercise programs aren't always an easy space to navigate. You have to find an instructor you like, moves you can do, and something that doesn't require too much equipment. Some are easier than others to do from an apartment, especially a small one. Plus, when it comes to streaming, some are more expensive than others. Yes, the price range is wide: There are free fitness tutorials you can stream on YouTube, and there are those that require gear like the Peloton bike or that Mirror workout you’ve seen all over Insta. We’ve gathered up a list of some of our favorites to get you through your at-home workouts, no matter why you're doing them. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. All product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.The Sculpt Society What it is: Megan Roup will lead you through dance cardio moves and strength-training exercises that use her signature sliding disks. How it works: You can go on the app to stream your favorite workouts on-demand, take a live class, or work your way through one of Roup's classic training programs. Her 10-week program, for example, offers a mix of dance cardio, sculpting, and yoga classes that range from five to 50 minutes. If you want to dip a toe in first, The Sculpt Society offers a weekly free workout on their Instagram feed, too. Price: There's a seven-day free trial on the app. From there, it's $19.99 a month or $119.99 a year. The Class Digital StudioWhat it is: The Class by Taryn Toomey is part-workout, part-Experience (capital E intentional). The site calls it "a practice of self-study through physical conditioning". You kind of have to experience it to get it.How it works: Hour-long classes are live-streamed seven days a week, between 5:15 a.m. and 9 p.m.Price: There's a 14-day free trial. Then you can pay $40 per month, or $400 per year for access.Bonded By The BurnWhat it is: A full-body strength program that focuses on core work and cardio.How it works: They offer 10- to 70-minute live and on-demand workouts that you can stream through their site. Each workout is a mix of slow, controlled movements to build strength and high-intensity intervals to challenge endurance. Be warned: It's super, super hard. But it gets easier as you get a hang of the moves — and it's one of those workouts you start craving.Price: There's a 7-day free trial, then access to the videos costs $29.99 a month or $249.99 for the year.AKT GO What it is: AKT is a dance-based workout that combines cardio, toning, and sculpting, created by celebrity trainer Anna Kaiser. How it works: Right now, you can practice the upbeat moves through the streaming platform AKT GO. You'll need a yoga mat, one resistance band with handles and one without, and a Pilates ball. Price: It's $35 a month, but folks who are new to the class can save $15 on the monthly subscription price. VariisWhat it is: A collection of workouts from a variety of brands, all taught by real instructors.How it works: Choose your workout from the available videos on the app from brands such as Equinox, SoulCycle, Precision Run, Pure Yoga, HeadStrong (a meditation podcast), and Myodetox (a recovery program).Price: Access to the app is free with a U.S. Equinox membership and available to those who pre-order the SoulCycle at-home bike for $40 a month.SoulCycle Off The Bike What it is: The brand's beloved instructors are leading Instagram Live bodyweight workouts and meditation sessions on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. How it works: Check SoulCycle's Instagram account every Monday at noon for the lineup of instructors and workout info for the week. No equipment is required. Price: Free on Instagram[solidcore]What it is: A reformer Pilates workout that'll leave you sore from head to toe. Unfortunately, the studios are currently closed. So for now, coaches are leading at-home workouts that you can stream on Instagram. How it works: They'll lead you through moves like planks and straight-arm crunches. All you need is a towel or a slider, and a few feet of floor space. Price: Free on InstagramThe Salt DropWhat it is: Yoga and Pilates meetings plyometrics moves. The class is all about endurance and flowing to the beat. How it works: The studio's upbeat trainers are doing Instagram Live workouts daily, at various times.Price: Free on Instagram LiveClassPassWhat it is: A workout class app with free, home fitness videosHow it works: Access a full library of on-demand workout videos ranging from dance to HIIT either within the ClassPass app or on the website.Price: Videos are free with any membership, which costs $49-199 per month (depending on monthly credit allotment)MirrorWhat it is: A high-tech, interactive home workout on a reflective screenHow it works: Choose from over 10,000 on-demand classes from top instructors and stream them on your Mirror, from the comfort of your home.Price: $1,495Photo: Courtesy of MirrorSky Ting TVWhat it is: A yoga streaming workoutHow it works: They offer soothing classes for people at various ability levels. Don’t have a ton of time? Don’t worry. Videos are between five minutes and an hour. Price: They’re offering a seven-day free trial, and then it’s $20 per month. PelotonWhat it is: A spin class streaming appHow it works: Okay, you know about the expensive bike. But this app also provides thousands of instructor-led, immersive workouts that can be done with and without equipment. They offer tutorials on strength training, yoga, meditation, stretching, and cardio. Plus, the programs’ “virtual High Fives” are safe during social distancing. Price: The brand is extending the free trial period on the app from 30 days to 90 days in an effort to make it easier to access wellness content during the Coronavirus outbreak. From there, the app is $12.99 per month.Tone It UpWhat it is: A fitness YouTube channel with a wide variety of workoutsHow it works: Hosts Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott frequently put out YouTube videos that demonstrate everything from HIIT to prenatal workouts. Price: FreeNEOUWhat it is: Streaming app for a variety of cardio, strength, toning, and yoga workouts How it works: With this app, you'll have access to both live and on-demand sweat sessions from the top fitness studios such as Jane Do and guidance from elite trainers. My favorite workout is “Push” with Joseph D, which involves cardio kickboxing, plyometrics, and strength training. The pikes kill me. If that's not your style, they also offer dance, barre, strength, yoga, and stretching. Price: Plans are generally $7.99 for a month, but right now they're offering 30-days free and $50 for the year. GaiaWhat it is: A streaming app for meditation and yoga videosHow it works: Every week, this chill app releases videos of immersive workshops, meditations, and yoga practices. They also film a lot of videos outdoors in serene spots that will make you feel at peace, even if you're watching it from your tiny studio apartment. Price: Live access is $24.92 per month or $299 for a year. The Be.come Project by Bethany C. MeyersWhat it is: The streaming app for all levels and bodies How it works: This app takes an inclusive, "body-neutral" approach with its 25-minute routines (Bethany offers plenty of variations to meet you at your level). Every week, the instructor demos a new routine that's meant to be repeated over the course of seven days so your body can get familiar with it.Price: The first 10 days a free, and then it's $35 per month. obé FitnessWhat it is: A quick hit streaming appHow it works: With 100 live classes each week and plenty on-demand, these workouts are 28-minutes and will help you maintain consistency and get stronger, whether you're doing barre, sculpting, or pilates. Price: $27 per month $199 for a year. Use the code ATHOME when checking out for a free month.Tracy Anderson Online StudioWhat it is: A streaming workout with a personalized planHow it works: They set you up on different programs, with instructions that vary depending on whether you're new to the Tracy Anderson Method, you're semi-familiar with it, or you're a pro. For example, the beginner "sTArt" program sets you up with a muscular structure class led by Anderson, access to a library of dance cardio workouts, and breakdown sessions with the trainers. Price: $90 per month, or $808.50 for the year. You can try it out first with a 14-day free trialLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?9 Of The Best Ab Workouts You Can Do At Home12 Workout Items To Buy For A Legit Home GymWe Assigned Zodiac Signs To Workout Leggings
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Let us introduce you to a little acronym you'll come to love (or hate): AMRAP. It stands for "as many rounds as possible," as in, here's your workout; do as many rounds as possible. So, yeah, AMRAP workouts are pretty tough. But they're also a great way to challenge yourself, and this 45-minute AMRAP dumbbell workout is guaranteed to do that. Created by NASM-certified personal trainer Vera Ross, who trains clients on the Bright App, this workout is designed to help you build full-body strength. And because it's AMRAP, Ross said you also get a bonus element of cardio from moving as fast as you can between each exercise. All you need is a pair of dumbbells and a towel (or five) to get started and sweating! Check out the full workout ahead. Related: I'm a Trainer, and This 4-Week Beginner's Program Will Teach You How to Lift Weights 45-Minute AMRAP Dumbbell Workout Equipment needed: Two dumbbells. If possible, use a medium weight for upper-body moves and medium to heavy weight for the squats, deadlifts, and lunges. For the dumbbell swings, don't go higher than 10 pounds each. Here are more tips on choosing the right weight. Directions: Start with this dynamic warmup and the stretches listed ahead. Then, start the workout, performing the designated reps of each of the below exercises. If you're new to AMRAP, rest for 15 to 30 seconds between exercises; for an extra challenge, try to stick to the AMRAP structure by taking as little rest as possible. Do as many rounds of the circuit as you can in 45 minutes while maintaining proper form. After the workout, cool down with a full-body stretching routine. Warmup Time/Reps Perfect stretch 10 reps each leg Half-kneeling hip hinge 10 reps each side Elbow plank 30 seconds Side plank 30 seconds each side Superman hold 30 seconds Bird dog with knee to chest 10 reps each side Glute bridge 10 reps Exercise Reps Kneeling single-arm overhead press to split squat 10 reps each side Front rack dumbbell squat 10 reps High plank single-arm row to pike tap-back 10 reps Alternating reverse lunge 20 reps, alternating legs Dumbbell deadlift 10 reps Dumbbell swing 10 reps Related: Transform Your Abs With This 2-Week Crunch Challenge - It Takes Just a Few Minutes a Day!
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