Workouts To Stream If You’re Still Avoiding The Gym

Molly Longman
·8 min read

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.

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<h3>ClassPass<br></h3><br><strong>What it is: </strong><a href="https://classpass.com/videos" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:A workout class app" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">A workout class app</a> with free, home fitness videos<br><strong><br>How it works: </strong>Access a full library of on-demand workout videos ranging from dance to HIIT either within the ClassPass app or <a href="https://classpass.com/videos" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:on the website" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">on the website</a>.<br><strong><br>Price:</strong> Videos are free with any membership, which costs $49-199 per month (depending on monthly credit allotment)

ClassPass


What it is: A workout class app with free, home fitness videos

How 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)
<h3>Mirror</h3><br><strong>What it is:</strong> A high-tech, <a href="https://www.mirror.co/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:interactive home workout" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">interactive home workout</a> on a reflective screen<br><strong><br>How it works: </strong>Choose from over <a href="https://www.mirror.co/workouts" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:10,000 on-demand classes" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">10,000 on-demand classes</a> from top instructors and stream them on your Mirror, from the comfort of your home.<br><strong><br>Price:</strong> $1,495<span class="copyright">Photo: Courtesy of Mirror</span>

Mirror


What it is: A high-tech, interactive home workout on a reflective screen

How 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 Mirror
<h3>Peloton</h3><br><strong>What it is:</strong> <a href="https://www.onepeloton.com/app" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:A spin class streaming app" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">A spin class streaming app</a><br><br><strong>How it works:</strong> 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. <br><br><strong>Price:</strong> 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.

Peloton


What it is: A spin class streaming app

How 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.
<h3>NEOU<br></h3><br><strong>What it is: </strong><a href="https://www.neoufitness.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Streaming app for a variety of cardio, strength, toning, and yoga" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Streaming app for a variety of cardio, strength, toning, and yoga </a>workouts <strong><br></strong><br><strong>How it works:</strong> With this app, you'll have access to both live and on-demand sweat sessions from the top<a href="http://www.janedo.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:fitness studios such as Jane Do" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"> fitness studios such as Jane Do</a> 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. <br><br><strong>Price:</strong> Plans are generally $7.99 for a month, but right now they're offering 30-days free and $50 for the year.

NEOU


What 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.
<h3>The Be.come Project by Bethany C. Meyers</h3><br><strong>What it is:</strong> The <a href="https://thebecomeproject.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:streaming app for all levels and bodies" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">streaming app for all levels and bodies</a> <br><br><strong>How it works: </strong>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.<br><br><strong>Price:</strong> The first 10 days a free, and then it's $35 per month.

The Be.come Project by Bethany C. Meyers


What 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.
<h3>obé Fitness</h3><br><strong>What it is: </strong>A <a href="https://apps.apple.com/app/apple-store/id1337083258?mt=8" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:quick hit streaming app" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">quick hit streaming app</a><br><br><strong>How it works: </strong>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. <br><br><strong>Price: </strong>$27 per month $199 for a year. Use the code ATHOME when checking out for a free month.

obé Fitness


What it is: A quick hit streaming app

How 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.

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