If you are looking for an online workout or online exercise program that will fit around your busy schedule, this list is for you.
We can all relate to the difficulty of fitting a daily workout into a busy modern schedule, but exercising as a part of your life means making movement a daily habit, even if it’s only for 20 minutes a day. Online workouts can be much easier for busy people to fit exercise into their lives, and savvy trainers, gyms and studios are catching on. Nowadays, online exercise programs that are flexible, budget-friendly and professional are easily available if you know where to look.
Whether you’re looking for high-intensity interval training (HIIT), pilates or even strength training, these sites offer high-quality, safe and accessible online workouts that will help keep you on track.
Pilatesology brings together leading pilates instructors and studios to offer classical, anatomical pilates at all levels. Use the search filters to refine your results and find the right video for you from more than 1,000 selections.
Cost: About £14.50 per month. Two-week free trial.
Ideal for: All levels, even beginners, as long as you start from the basic workouts.
The BeFiT Youtube channel is an excellent resource that offers total body workouts, toning regimens, strength training and cardio programs from a range of instructors worldwide, in short to mid-length videos.
Ideal for: Fit people who want that extra motivation to substitute their already existing training program on off days.
Ballet Beautiful is an exercise site run by Mary Helen Bowers, the professional ballerina and trainer who got Natalie Portman ballet-body-ready before filming Black Swan. You can order a custom workout, buy DVDs or order a monthly subscription for unlimited access to streamed video classes.
Cost: Videos are available on a pay-per-video basis, or get unlimited access for approximately £30 per month.
Ideal for: Advanced level trainers, former dancers, yogis or anyone who wants to add to their current workout program with a targeted toning regimen.
The 30-day DAREBEE HIIT program is suitable for beginners and is a great way to kickstart your exercise and workout goals. HIIT workouts are intense cardio and strength programs designed to help you tone up and lose weight fast.
Ideal for: People who love bootcamp-style workouts and want a rigorous 30-day program.
Pilates Anytime is an online pilates studio that offers both classical pilates and fusion workouts, including barre and mat classes, aerobic classes and yoga-inspired training.
Cost: Approximately £12.50 per month for unlimited access. Free 15-day trial.
Ideal for: People who love pilates but like to mix it up sometimes with fusion and cardio training.
StreamFITtv is a free Youtube channel with hundreds of strength- and cardio-focused fitness videos. You will probably want some handheld weights and dumbbells if you’re looking to get the most out of the strength training videos.
Ideal: People who love to feel the burn and want short, high-intensity classes that change up the pace and style throughout the workout.
If you need the daily motivation of a high-energy trainer who will keep you moving in a range of cardio, strength and fusion fitness styles, DailyBurn is a great resource.
Cost: Nearly £11.50 per month. 30-day free trial.
Ideal for: Participants at any level of fitness who want professional guidance across a range of different fitness styles.
Barre Fitness offers a unique fusion of pilates, ballet and cardio classes. You will need a mat and a barre-height prop (the back of a sturdy chair would be enough) for the standing workouts.
Ideal for: All fitness levels, but the best workouts will require some existing knowledge of alignment and muscle structure to get the most out of the class.
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