If you haven’t already ditched your gym membership, this list of the best at-home workouts might have you doing just that! With kids at home, finding the time to work out can be a challenge. That’s why working out from the convenience of your own home is the way to go! From Pilates to P90X and everything in between, these (often) free online workout programs will save you the drive to the gym and get you moving towards your fitness goals.
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The Sculpt Society
The Sculpt Society's mission to empower women through movement and love their bodies is just one reason to jump into their online program. And when we say "jump," we mean dance! A hallmark offering is their 30-minute Dance Cardio class, but they also offer Yoga and other low-impact classes. You can choose from over 400 live and on-demand classes or choose from a curated collection complete with a flexible guided calendar to keep you on track.
Good to know: An annual membership is $180 after a free 7-day trial. Monthly payment options are also available.
Best for: Anyone who wants to get feel good and get fit while having fun!
From live, instructor-led classes to on-demand workouts, Openfit allows you to stream directly to your phone, laptop, tablet or desktop with structured, daily workouts to fit any lifestyle and fitness level. In-app features also include meal planning and tracking making it a one-stop-shop for achieving fitness goals. Watch for upcoming monthly challenges geared toward busy moms.
Good to know: If you want to check out Openfit before committing to a subscription, you can sign up for a free 14-day trial here!
Best for: Anyone
Recommended by health professionals and moms, Studio Bloom and the Bloom Method is ideal for pregnant women and their post-natal recovery period. Safe and heart-thumping workouts are plentiful, including classes like Cardioprep, prenatal stretching, birth prep, CardioHIIT, CoreHab, CoreFIX and many more––all from the comfort of your own home. And we especially love that they have a dedicated, private Facebook group where you can connect with other moms and get your questions answered by coaches!
Best for: Moms of any stage in life who want to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Stealth Plankster Core Muscle Workout
Stealth is a clever product that targets 29 muscle groups in three minutes while playing video games! The free app comes with two free games (Glider, a flying game and Galaxy Adventure, a target-blasting space game), and you can upgrade to premium to get more games. We found the two free ones to suffice since you're only doing it for three minutes at a time, and any gravity-controlled game works. Once you've got your games on your device, place the phone in the recessed opening, put yourself in the plank pose and hit play. Now use the Stealth to move up, down and side to side. Games last three minutes, can you?
Good to know: Right now, Stealth is on sale for $99.
Best for: Anyone who wants to work out their core in just three minutes a day!
This online community brings programs from your local YMCA straight to your favorite device. There are live stream and on-demand classes for the entire family, including sports and yoga for the kids! Find out if your branch is participating by entering your zip code here.
Best for: All ages
With approximately 5000 on-demand workout videos ranging from mat Pilates to reformer and even Barre fusion, there's a class for anyone, anytime! And their custom filters help you find the right workout in just a couple of minutes.
Good to Know: There's a 15-day free trial, then access to the app and website costs $18 per month.
Best for: People looking to strengthen and tone with low-impact workouts.
What's cool about Obé is that they have both live and replay classes (over 4,000!) that are just 28 minutes long and are structured across three pillars: Define, Sweat and Flow. There's also the option to take a 10-minute Express class, which is especially great if you're short on time. In the Sweat category, you'll find dance classes, HIIT, cardio boxing and more. Define classes include Pilates and Barre, and their Flow classes are all about Yoga and stretch. There are three different levels of classes, depending on your fitness level, with tailored programs for all your exercise needs.
Good to know: Obé has two deals at the moment: 2 months for $2 or sign up for a free 7-day trial and then $19 per month after it ends.
Best for: Everyone
Glo is an online yoga, meditation, Pilates and fitness platform that features thousands of professionally-filmed, on-demand classes taught by world-class teachers as well as an interactive community for conversations about health and self-care. Each workout is filmed in an actual studio, and the vibe filters right into to your workout. Each time you log on you’ll be quizzed about your state of mind and what you want out of the workout (Feeling calm? Feeling energized?). Workouts range from five to 120 minutes, and with more than 3,800 videos, your choices are endless. There are options for everyone—beginners, runners and travelers are just a few (There are plenty of classes for expectant mothers and families, too.).
Good to know: You can start working out with Glo today when you sign up for a 7-day free trial. Memberships are as low as $13.50 a month when you pay annually.
Best for: all levels
Lift for Life
Lift for Life's 36-week program is perfect for both pre and post-natal moms. The three times a week, 30-minute workouts are designed to for busy parenting schedules and cover lower, upper and full-body options. The instant download offers over 200 pages of content and a full glossary of exercise, giving you the confidence that usually only comes with a personal trainer at your side.
Good to know: $69.99 for the entire program
Best for: Moms at any stage, even pre-and post-natal!
Serious about your health and fitness goals? Trainiac offers online personal training from start to finish. Complete your intake, pick a trainer, then get your own personal workout program designed by certified trainers. The online platform offers flexibility to meet your busy schedule, with the personal touch of a trainer who has your goals in mind.
Best for: People who are serious about getting fit and want one-on-one accountability and training.
Peloton has long been known for its impressive stationary bike with accompanying on-demand videos that guarantee a great workout. Now the exercise company brings you outdoor, yoga, meditation, strength training, cycling, running and toning options via the Peloton app. Get the full, live studio experience without leaving your home when you use the app on your television, phone or tablet.
Good to know: Snag a free 30-day trial membership here. And no, you don't have to own the bike to participate!
Best For: People who love the feeling of a group workout but can't get to the gym.
Studio SWEAT onDemand
Get the workout you want, when you want it with Studio SWEAT onDemand. Access workouts on your computer, smart device, smart TV, Amazon FireTV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Google TV, Playstation, 4Roku, Xbox One (basically any device!) and through the Studio Sweat onDemand app.
Good to know: A year-long all-access pass is $188 per month after a 7-day free trial.
Best for: People of any fitness level!
Mindful Movement with Maggie
When you join Mindful Movement with Maggie, you get much more than a workout. The platform's at-home 30-minute workouts require no equipment (besides a yoga mat) and focus on low-impact and body-positive exercises for the whole family. Subscribers get weekly tutorials and newsletters, a playlist and access to a private Facebook group to connect with other users. And we absolutely love their motto: All ages. All sizes. All abilities. All bodies.
Good to know: After your 14-day free trial, unlimited access is only $21 per month. We think that's pretty good for the whole family!
Best for: Both adults and kids
V Shred's online fitness programs and customized diet plans are perfect for busy parents who don't know exactly where to start. Users can purchase individual video plans that include workouts for fat loss, toning and six-packs, in addition to a recipe guide and custom training and diet programs. If you join V Shred University, you'll also get a new diet and workout plan every month and access to nutrition and supplement tutorials.
Best for: Busy parents who want a holistic approach to fitness.
Naturally Sassy's Ballet Blast, Monthly Workout and Stretching Programs are just what former (or aspiring!) dancers crave. Joining the online platform provides access to their app, diet guidelines, skill videos, new workouts each week and fresh monthly workouts.
Good to know: Annual memberships are about $9 per month when you pay annually. And, yes, there is a free trial of 14 days!
Best for: People who love dance and desire the lean lines of ballet dancers
Every Mother offers easy-to-follow workout routines ideal for all stages of motherhood: pregnancy, postpartum and beyond. Whether you are trying to keep active during pregnancy, strengthen your core after childbirth or it's been years since you've exercised, this gentle program is as advertised: for every mother! You start with a simple self-diagnosis technique to determine which program is best for you and then proceed to do short sequences each day (typically 7 or 8 minutes) along with a 20-minute workout. The program has also been scientifically proven to resolve diastasis recti, something difficult to find in the world of postpartum workouts.
Best for: Any mother, no matter the stage of motherhood.
If you like the camaraderie (and accountability) of group workouts but time or money make it tricky, FitOn is the app for you. While the app offers a ton of awesome on-demand workouts from world-class trainers, there's also a unique feature that allows you to "join" a class at a specific time. There's even a social component that allows you to interact with friends inside and outside class. But what we like the most is Maddy Curley's FitMama program which helps you get fit post-baby. You won't need any special equipment, and since it's an app, you can download it right to your phone.
Best for: People who like group fitness but can't get to the gym; moms looking to workout post-baby or even with the kids. Anyone!!!
If you’d like to try yoga without the mediational music, Bulldog Yoga is ideal! There’s a wide variety of classes, from hour-long to 20-minute “bulldog bites” that you can fit into any schedule or budget. How is it different from a traditional online yoga program? Each video features yogis from all walks of life at all different skill levels, and each one is accompanied by an energetic, heart-pumping playlist. Some of the online classes start as low as 40 cents a day!
Good to know: Bulldog Yoga has an awesome 30-day trial. After that, the cost is $12.99 when paid monthly.
Best for: People who want an energetic yoga workout.
A team of experts designed Barre3's signature moves to give students a strong and balanced body. Anyone can do Barre3—a mix of yoga, Pilates, cardio and weight training—and instructors encourage their students to adapt the moves to their own needs in order to develop body awareness. You can choose from over 300 different videos (new ones are added every week) that vary from 10- to 60-minutes, get real-time support from instructors, connect with wellness experts, and utilize their new goal planner—schedule workouts, set weekly goals and even set text reminders!
Good to know: Monthly memberships are $29 per month after your 14-day trial ends.
Best dor: People who want to increase strength and balance.
Physique 57 uses a method called Interval Overload—a combo of body resistance moves that target the abs, glutes, thighs and arms. Each workout focuses on strength training, cardio and restorative workouts; there’s minimal equipment needed for the 40+ online videos, and the intensity of the workouts means quick results. There are 10, 15 and 30-minute (and longer) videos available so you can design your workout playlist to fit your needs and daily schedule. There are also two, four, eight and 12-week programs and different themed programs like Best Beach Body, Two Weeks to Hard Core, Lost 10 in 10 and more.
Good to know: After your 7-day free trial, memberships are $25 when paid monthly.
Best for: Body resistance training, all levels.
Grokker is a wellness social network. It’s designed for companies who want to encourage wellness among employees and individuals who want to e-meet other like-minded folks on the same journey. There are over 4,000 videos and 70 programs. Choose from popular fitness options like HIIT and Pilates, and access over 130 trainers who guide users in healthy exercise, mindfulness, nutrition, and even sleeping habits. You can find family-friendly recipes, compete against other users and get support—like you’ve got your own virtual trainer!
Good to know: Want to give Grokker a try? You can start with a free 14-day trial!
Best for: Anyone who wants to make healthy living the norm.
When you sign up for Daily Burn, you’ll be joining a supportive online community with an impressive collection of workouts designed and taught by seven top-notch fitness gurus. Every morning you can catch a new workout via live stream (available for 24-hours after), or you can opt to try one of the numerous archived videos. There are 20-plus programs, including dance, high-intensity cardio, strength training and more. The service also offers personalized workout plans. Daily Burn is compatible with a range of devices and streaming services, including Apple TV, Roku, Android and iPad, which makes it easy to work out anytime, anywhere.
Good to know: Daily Burn offers a generous 30-day trial for those looking to give it a try!
Best for: People who need a little extra motivation.
Ballet Beautiful was created by professional ballerina and celebrity trainer Mary Helen Bowers. Opt to tone your bottom half, tighten up your abs and arms or power your way through a full-body workout. You have the option of streaming individual videos (nutcracker workout bundle, supermodel, Ballet Beautiful stretch bundle) or choosing the custom workout plan (unlimited access, two new videos a month, personalized workouts), which has a monthly fee. There’s even a pre-natal option for expectant mamas.
Good to know: Videos range from $9.99 to $49.99 for a bundle or $39.99 per month for a subscription.
Best for: People looking to tone and sculpt.
BodyLove Pilates was created by a pre-and post-natal pilates guru as she was going through her pregnancy. The workouts are tailored to various stages of pregnancy, and the services have specialized workouts for different needs: what muscles you want to target, any pain you may be feeling, how much time you have, and more. For $25 a month, members get access to a rapidly growing library of 200+ workouts, a step-by-step catalog of Pilates mat exercises (over 100!), detailed anatomical info on what happens in the pre-and post-natal stages, the Postnatal After Birth Training Program and a blog filled with handy tips to get you through each trimester.
Best =for: Pre-and post-natal fitness.
There are so many offerings from Booya Fitness that the chances you’ll get bored are slim. There are over 100 boutique classes, different workout plans (clean eating challenge, busy mom workout plan, post-baby bounce back and more), and a blog with tons of healthy living tips. You’ll even get reminder emails to keep you motivated and on the right track.
Good to know: You can opt for a monthly subscription or unlock over 50 workout plans for as low as $2.99.
Best for: All levels and fitness interests.
iBodyFit by Franklin
iBodyFit is ideal for people who need a little structure in their workout. Designed by fitness guru Franklin Antoian, there are three basic options: Fat Burner Plan, Bundle Plan, and Premium Plan. Each one is designed by Franklin, has different fitness goals, and requires just basic equipment. A new addition to the personal trainer programs means that members can now Skype with trainers, nutritionists and even set up a Q&A with a personal trainer.
Best for: People who want an organized workout plan.
Beachbody on Demand
Beachbody workouts are available every day, all day! From PiYo to P90X, these on-demand programs offer something for everyone, even those looking for the most challenging workouts like Insanity on-demand. You'll have streaming access to over 600 different videos in addition to healthy-eating plans offered with your membership. Simply download the app and get the whole family moving!
Best for: People who are interested in meal planning as well as workouts. Family-friendly options are available.
—Gabby Cullen with Candace Nagy & Karly Wood
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