The 16 Best Workout Apps and Streaming Services to Get Your Sweat on Anywhere

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ICYMI, getting a good sweat sesh in 2023 doesn’t have to happen solely at the gym—hello movement snacks and tennis courts! If we’ve learned anything from the past few years, it’s that we can accomplish a lot from home, whether that means running on a really thin treadmill that can be hidden under our sofa or completing an F45 HIIT workout from our living room. And on those magical days when we have enough time to make it to the gym, pulling out your pocket-sized personal trainer and guide just might be the boost of confidence you need. (Because let’s be honest, the gym can be intimidating.)

There are a ton of great apps that make it possible for us to continue our fitness grind no matter where we are—like on a romantic winter weekend getaway with your S.O. for Valentine’s Day. Best of all, most of these platforms have free trial offers and discounts for new users to take advantage of. Here, we’ve curated a list of the best workout apps and streaming services to use at your convenience.

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1. EvolveYou

Best Overall

Ever feel like dabbling in weights one day, testing out barre the next and finishing your week with a burst of cardio? Look no further than EvolveYou. Choose between six different qualified trainers with specialized programs, including strength training, HIIT, low-impact training, barre, yoga flows and more. EvolveYou is easy-to-use and provides flexibility for your lifestyle. Tune-in to an on-demand class, add challenges or move around training sessions to fit with your schedule in the weekly and monthly planner. Take it from this very editor who’s been a member of the app for a few years—the drag-and-drop customizable planner is not only fun to play around with, but allows for total flexibility and last-minute changes (because that’s life). Best of all, you won’t have to go it alone thanks to the app’s unique community forum where users can interact with fellow members to discuss their journey, ask for advice, share tips and more.

Best Workout Apps and Streaming Services. Woman using Alo Moves program on her laptop in her living room

2. Alo Moves

Best for the Wellness Trendsetter

New year means new movements, and what better way to kick start your goals than with a platform adored by influencers and celebs alike? Alo Moves features on-demand yoga, strength training, Pilates, mindfulness and much more. Not only do members receive access to thousands of classes in the vault and new content each month, but for extra motivation, Alo recently kicked off a New Year’s 14-Day Power Pilates Challenge, which consists of 20-minute workouts. Members will be entered to win $10,000, one year of Alo Moves and a personal workout from Alo instructor Bianca Melas after completing ten classes in the challenge by the end of the month. And did we mention that Alo’s biggest sale of the year is happening right now? New members can take advantage of 60 percent off the entire year (a total savings of $119 dollars).

3. Centr

Best for Healthy Habits

Test your physical limits with health app Centr and choose hard-hitting workouts from actor Chris Hemsworth’s team. With hundreds of daily meal plans to sift through, wellness-focused meditations for adults (and kiddos, too) and thousands of workouts to plan your personalized training regimen, the Centr app creates your optimal center for all things health and wellness.

4. FlexIt

Best for Personal Training Aficionados

Do you crave one-on-one sessions with a trainer for that extra motivational push? With the FlexIt program, you’ll be able to exercise in the convenience of your own home with expert trainers all at affordable rates. Oh, and did we mention that you won’t have to purchase equipment for your classes? The trainers will assess what you have and build a custom plan to fit your fitness goals and help you stay accountable. Depending on your program, you may have the chance to virtually train with celebrity trainer Johanna Sapakie (the choreographer behind Jennifer Lopez’s unforgettable dance scene in Hustlers) or Men’s Health Fitness Director and personal trainer Ebenezer Samuel, amongst others. And if you’re feeling daring, challenge yourself to the 2023 New Year, New You 90-day program that’ll push your body to uncharted limits and cultivate healthy habits.

5. P.volve

Best Full-Body Targeting

This celeb-beloved program lets users choose from a library of classes within the P.volve method, which aims to focus on intentional movements for a lean, strong body. You’ll engage muscles you never knew you had and wake up the next morning feeling oh-so sore (in the best way possible). The streaming service also features an option to choose between music genres fit to your liking with personalized volume adjustment so you can ensure your music doesn’t drown out the instructor’s voice. Having survived a few P.volve classes in both the New York and Los Angeles studios, trust us when we say you’ll be working out muscles you didn’t even know existed. If you’re not sure P.volve is right for you, you can test out the low-impact toning method before committing to a payment option with a seven-day free trial.

6. Fit Body App

Best for Beginners

Founder Anna Victoria designed Fit Body App as a community in which users can customize their exercise journey according to their fitness level. Choose between trainers, intensities and programs meant to help you reach any fitness goal in the healthiest way possible. Each program features step-by-step instructional videos, form breakdown descriptors and vocal cues, so you won’t miss a beat. The Fit Body App also emphasizes boosting confidence in movements, deepening your knowledge of muscle engagement and improving form. And expecting mamas, listen-up: Victoria, who’s a mom of one, is sure to include safe pregnancy workouts, so you won’t have to let go of your me-time movement.

7. Crossrope

Best for Heart Health

Let’s face it: Cardio is tough but necessary when it comes to strengthening your heart, lungs and overall endurance. If you’re sick and tired of running on a treadmill, it may be time to pick up some Crossropes and get jumping. Simply choose between their assortment of jump rope bundles—each designed to help you achieve a particular goal—to get started or level up your regime with their brand new AMP Bluetooth-connected handles with interchangeable ropes that makes hitting a new PR feel attainable and measurable. So what exactly do these new handles track? The new tech accurately tracks jump metrics such as, jumps per minute, max speed, and jump streaks and more. Best of all? It’s totally beginner friendly. If you’ve never skipped a day in your life, no biggie—the app has in-depth tutorials for every variation imaginable. With over 2,000 workouts and various levels of difficulties to choose from that incorporate basic strength and cardio movements plus skipping, you’ll never get bored. There’s also an option to sync all activity with Google Fit or Apple Health for folks who love to track their workouts and progress. Use code NEW10 at checkout to receive 10 percent off sitewide.

8. Aaptiv

Best for the Jack of All Trades

If you like to mix up your workouts, Aaptiv is a total dream. The audio-based app (which has a seven-day free trial) offers more than 2,000 trainer-led workouts for yoga, running, strength training and more. If you’re someone who likes to shock their muscles by constantly trying new exercises and testing your body’s limits through a myriad of training styles, then this app is just the right fit for you. Choose between audio or video workouts with expert trainers, plug in and get moving. Aaptiv even curates playlists that are perfectly paced to suit your desired workout, so you’ll never be thrown off when “Angel” by Sarah McLachlan comes on during an intense sprint.

9. ClassPass

Best Options

You’re probably familiar with ClassPass’s credit system, which allows you to book in-person classes at your favorite fitness studios. But it turns out you can also stream tons of on-demand barre, yoga and HIIT videos from the comfort of your living room, too. You can sign up for a free trial month to automatically unlock more than 4,000 on-demand classes, countless in-person studio classes and self-care services (depending upon your location).

10. Obé Fitness

Best for the Busy

Always pressed for time but like to get your workouts done efficiently? Say no more. Obé Fitness’s signature 28-minute classes are quick and effective for those with a jam-packed schedule. Once you sign up, you can opt to take live classes in strength, cardio or stretching. If none of those options speak to you, then choose one from an on-demand selection of more than 7,000 workouts and 20 class types for lovers of both low- and high-intensity exercises. If you’re the type of person who takes 15 minutes to decide if a sweet or savory breakfast is more appetizing, Obé Fitness is your cup o’ tea. Seriously, it’s known around the fitness community as the platform that offers “classes for your every mood,” so you can get an intense sweat on no matter what your body’s craving in the moment.

11. FORM

Best for Core Strength

Take all your fitspo straight from fitness influencer and founder, Sami Clarke. With half a million followers on both Instagram and YouTube, Clarke knows how to share her impressive knowledge of all things physical, mental and nutritional fitness with her large following. Her mission? She seeks to help people everywhere become the best version of themselves. Clarke’s easy-to-use service allows users to tap in from the comfort of their own home to enjoy 30-minute, or less, intense and effective workouts which target glutes, core and so much more. Recently, PureWow’s managing editor, Catrina Yohay, tapped Clarke for a quick inner-thigh routine that lets you feel the burn in less time. Discover more high-impact workouts on the app for as little as $10 a month when you purchase a yearly subscription.

12. Open

Best for Balancing Life

When it comes to reaching a state of peace (mind, body and soul) in the new year, Open is the space to start. This California-based studio broadcasts unlimited on-demand classes to stream anywhere. Whether you’re trying a breathwork for the first time, running through your daily yoga flow or are unwinding with a fifteen-minute meditation at the end of a tiresome day, Open literally opens oneself to practicing intentions and mindfulness for the sake of reaching an equilibrium. This streaming service is for the curious, the explorers and the changemakers. Sound relaxing? We thought so.

13. Body by Simone

Best Experience

Created by celebrity trainer Simone De La Rue (whose clients include Reese Witherspoon, Chrissy Teigen and Taylor Swift,) each workout—live and on-demand—is designed to get you looking and feeling great. There’s also a post-natal program for new mamas who want an extra bit of guidance for working out in a safe way. Once your 14-day free trial is up, you’ll get 20 percent off a biannual membership and 30 percent off a yearly membership if you sign up right now.

14. The Sculpt Society

Best for Total Body Movement

“I thought I was strong...until I tried The Sculpt Society” says Yohay. “Megan Roup's revamped workout app is one of my new favorites for 2023 (and I've tried a lot). Her dance cardio classes are fun, but her sculpt classes are truly killer.” With on-demand classes or tried-and-true toning exercises to choose from on the app, “Everything is low-impact, targeted and just one count of eight longer than you want it to be. I love that she teaches with intention, pushing us to find our edge in the very best way. Start with a 10-minute quickie and you'll see what I mean.”

15. Tammy Fit

Best for Glute Growth

Calling all booty-obsessed fit gals. It’s time to dust off those resistance bands you bought in 2020 and download the Tammy Fit app designed and created by Australian glute queen and model Tammy Hembrow. The mom of two says, “I don’t want women to give up after having a baby…The truth is that [your body] won’t ever be the same, but it can be even better!” With four programs to choose from, your booty will never get bored. And Hembrow also emphasizes viewing food as fuel, so she’s built in sustainable meal plans that won’t restrict or limit access to yummy meals. Save 16 percent on the quarter membership and 58 percent on the year membership.

16. Sweat

Best for High Intensity Training

Everyone from beginners to self-proclaimed gym rats will adore the Sweat app, co-founded by Australian personal trainer Kayla Itsines. Pick a program that best suits your goals from the list of 14 trainers and countless programs. From HIIT to low-impact and yoga flows, Sweat’s catalogue is extensive. Each exercise is demonstrated in easy-to-follow videos and a preview of what’s up next at the bottom of the screen. Schedule your workouts in the app and set reminders for extra accountability. It’s compatible with Apple Watch, too, so you can access it anytime, anywhere. Get your sweat on with a 7-day free trail.

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