6 Workout Classes You Can Stream at Home
Life is busy. Life is hard. Life is too short to drive all over town just to exercise. When you need to squeeze in a quick workout, stream it straight from your laptop. Here are some of the best fitness options on the web.
Meet your new best friend, FitFusion. It’s basically Netflix for workouts. Cheaper than most green juices ($10 a month), the site gives you access to Pilates, yoga, dance, conditioning, cardio and, yes, even classes from the patron saint of abs, Jillian Michaels.
By a show of hands, who here owned MTV’s The Grind Workout on VHS? First, let us take a moment of silence...for Eric Nies’s socks. Second, find similar yet modern vibes on Crunch Live. The popular gym chain (known for its crazy-fun classes) has various workouts to stream for $10 a month (or $90 for a year, getting you three months free).
Okay so, you know what you like (barre), and you don’t need anything else. Try Physique57. The boutique studios (found in NYC, the Hamptons and Beverly Hills) let you follow along with a 30-minute class for $5, a 57-minute one for $7 or an unlimited amount for $57 a month. Considering one in-studio class is $34, this is a steal.
Whether or not you are well-versed in yoga poses, all you really need is a guided flow. Subscribe to YogaGlo ($18 a month) and follow along with any of the 3,500 classes. (But, of course, there's beginner instruction, too.)
Possibly the greatest thing on the entire Internet, Calm is a free way to actively meditate or momentarily de-stress (which—news flash—is just as important as exercising). Use the site or app to hear soothing sounds or guided meditations, ranging from 2 to 20 minutes long.