Updated: Dec 7, 2020
Ok I am putting in the work for you. Want to find all the online workout program platforms and apps? This list is for you. Online workout and app platforms are getting better and most have a free trial so why not give them a try!
I will adding this list but also going through and trying each platform and a class to give you a more in-depth overview as well.
Peleton is app or equipment based. If you decide to go with just their app a subscription can cost $12.99 a month. You can purchase a bike or treadmill but this article will focus on the app.
They have an average or 20 new workouts daily with the choice of a live workout or to watch a workout that has been previously recorded. They offer a variety of video based workouts along with an audio running workout.
I have personally been using Peloton for a month and a half. Normally at work since I work at a gym. I will jump on a bike and start my class. The class connects to my apple watch which gives me my heart rate through the whole workout. The app will then show me my heart rate in each part of my workout.
I love the Peloton instructors and classes! They have amazing energy and I love that classes have the music type in the description because I will be honest, I work harder with better music.
The link above has a page to get a month free with their app.
When I jumped on the fitness blender website I thought it was really neat that you can choose what type of workouts you are doing down to body part. This site is also free. When looking on there site I saw over 560 online videos to choose from without needing to have a plus membership. As I decided to click on a video the one thing that brought instant disappointment was an ad at the bottom of the screen that covered enough to partially cover the instructor working out. Can you still see her yes but it is quite distracting. You can't beat free though so this one is worth trying. They do have an ad based monthly option for $11.99 a month which also unlocks programs and nutrition programs. I know I have used fitness blender in the past and first thing I remember is the complete white background. It could just be me but I am not a fan of it. Give the classes a try though great options and classes starting at 15 minutes.
I could not find a price for their program without making an account so google it is. Online it states this program is $14.95 per month of $29.95 for the premium subscription. They keep track of your workouts and look like the they very specific workouts available. I always get a bit hesitant if I have to search for a price but I have heard great things about this program. website is $18 a month with a 15 day trial. This website is on the higher end for online fitness apps for price but does have an extensive amount of exercises for mat and equipment based workouts. If you do not have the pilates equipment you need and can only do mat, I would personally pass on this one.
Beach body on demand offers fitness classes on there website that can be played on their app. They have a variety of workouts on their app based off many infomercial workouts you may have seen. There subscriptions say monthly but they do ask for payments starting with a commitment of 3 months. This could be motivation to use it or could cost more if you do not end up liking the app. They do have a 14 day trial so make sure to utilize it so you can see if you would like the workouts.
Les Mills has many popular classes at the gym I work out. I have tried many and love them. They also have an on demand app that you can use at home. They have the option to add an equipment purchase as well. $14.99 a month or $11.99 a quarter or pay for a year for $119.88 They also offer a 10 day free trial
I could not find a price for their program without making an account so google it is. Online it states this program is $14.95 per month of $29.95 for the premuim subscription. They keep track of your workouts and look like the they very specific workouts available. I always get a bit hesitant if I have to search for a price but I have heard great things about this program.
YMCA 360 is a YouTube app that has workouts given by YMCA instructors. The class selection is not that big but these are another option for FREE workouts to do in the comfort of your home.
I cannot leave the kiddo's out! My kids have used this channel for years and we just love it. Her storytelling weaved into her yoga instruction have made her videos exciting for my kids. There have been many days we have had multiple videos playing and the kids asking for more yoga. This is a free channel and the ages I would say are more geared for preschool to early elementary.
When I first started using this channel it was more workouts but now has changed into a wide array of videos. A subscription starts at $11.99 a month, This subscription has more yoga, mind body element as their focus.
The layout of the site is easy and looks like many options to choose from. There is a 14 day free trial, then 3 months for $31.19 6 months for $47.99 and 1 year for $61.19
Refit currently has a free month trial with the code "FREEMONTH". Refit believes fitness should change more than the body. They offer dance fitness classes with an on demand option for only $10 a month.
Do you have a favorite go to for online workouts? I hope this list helps you try something new and fun at home.
With the the coronavirus impacting the world in a way I have never seen a virus do, I think we will need as many opportunities to move and do things for our mental health in the change of isolation. I will add descriptions later but just continue to add as many online apps as possible now to give you options.
As of now most of these apps are offering extended free trials and free workouts due to the world wide quarantine of families.