Here are the best online home workouts.
Let’s start with yoga and meditationGaia television
Probably the largest online streaming compilation on all things wellness. We love this network because it has celebrity yogis like Rodney Yee, Seane Corn and many more. Their meditation and yoga classes available to stream to your phone, tablet or computer 24/7. From quick yoga sequences for energy to guided meditations and full-length restorative yoga classes, there’s something for every mood.
Price: Free seven-day trial.
The Class by Taryn Tooney
This therapeutic stress-relieving class involves jumping, body-weight exercises and breathing exercises (some chanting, too) set to music. It requires no equipment, but you do need an open mind. You can watch the classes on your smart TV, phone, tablet or computer.
Price: Free 14-day trial; $40 a month
Probably our favorite yoga teacher, Schuyler Grant leads all of the classes. It has amazing content that is all-inclusive stating that it’s your “path to a happy and healthier life”. It requires no equipment, but you do need an open mind. You can watch the classes on your smart TV, phone, tablet or computer.
If you usually do cardio
Following along to audio-guided workouts is ideal if the only workout gear you have at home is a pair of earbuds. Aaptiv adds more than 30 “classes” each week, including outdoor running routines and strength-training workouts. (The app provides elliptical, bike, or treadmill workouts for those who have their own equipment.)
Price: Free seven-day trial; $15 a month
Nike Run Club
Want to try running or power-walking outside? Research has shown that walking outdoors can improve your creativity. (Experts say that running outdoors on your own or with a few people who are spread out is safe.)The Nike Run Club app offers lots of workouts from top running coaches for all levels. The app tracks your distance and pace, enabling you to ensure that you are getting your steps while inside.
This is not your mother’s aerobics class; DanceBody is a fast-paced dance-inspired cardio workout. The choreographed dance routines will get your heart rate up (but they’re easy enough for beginners) and lift your mood. DanceBody releases new workouts each day, so you won’t get bored. The workouts can be streamed on your phone, tablet, computer or smart TV.
Price: Free seven-day trial; $34.99 a month.
If you like barre
The combo of strength-training, mindfulness, cardio and stretching in a Barre3 workout will give you an endorphins boost that will help you stay energized all day. You don’t need a lot of space or any equipment to do the barre routines, and the exercises are all low-impact (key for apartment-dwellers who are worried about disturbing their downstairs neighbors). The online workouts are available to stream online from your computer, phone or tablet.
Price: Free 15-day trial; $29 a month
The Bar Method Online
Try 15-to-60-minute barre classes from instructors around the country with The Bar Method’s online program. The classes are suitable for any level (you don’t need to be flexible to try them), and emphasize stamina and full-body strength. All you need is a chair to use as a barre, pillows and weights (or any hand-held item, like cans or a water bottle). The workouts can be streamed from a computer, phone or tablet.
Price: Free 14-day trial; $19 a month
If you want to build strength
Sweat by Kayla
Kayla Itsines’ Instagram-famous workout routines built her a multi-million dollar fitness empire. They can also help you build strength with no equipment. Her Sweat app has easy-to-follow resistance workouts that are just 28 minutes long. (Try her 10-minute workouts for morning energy first.)
Price: Free seven-day trial; $19.99 a month
Work out like “Thor” right in your living room with actor Chris Hemsworth’s workout app, Centr (available to stream on iOS, Apple Watch and online). In addition to challenging high-intensity interval training, boxing and strength workouts, you also get access to meal plans (including vegan and vegetarian options) that may be a healthy respite from your stress-baking.
Price: Free seven-day trial; $10 a month