Yesterday I broke down all of the best FREE streaming workouts you can handle. Today we are taking a spin around the best paid streaming workouts. As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve been working out from home for over 20 years. I have tried out SO many paid services, so now you can glean from my vast knowledge of streaming workouts to pick the one (or in my case, ones) that will work best for you.
While free streaming workouts are great, there is nothing that can beat the production value and quality of trainers and workouts that a paid service can give you. Generally, most paid services have a huge variety of workouts as well. So, whether you are a beginner or a hard core gym rat, you should be able to find something that works great for you.
The streaming service I have probably been a subscriber to for the longest amount of time is DailyBurn. This is the service that first introduced me to my favorite of all time trainer, Anja Garcia. Back in 2013 when I got serious about losing my baby weight, the Inferno program helped me get down to my goal weight.
Not only are the main programs great, and they allow you to find something for any occasion or fitness level, they also offer a live workout every day. Lately, I believe the “live workouts” are replays of old workouts due to restrictions in New York City for COVID-19. The DailyBurn 365 workouts though are great workouts and have options for beginners so you can get started at any time.
Once you are ready for some higher intensity, you can graduate to Inferno or BlackFire to get some really heart pumping workouts in. These workouts are NO JOKE. Every time I go back to them I remember how tough they are! DailyBurn has been a super favorite of mine for a very long time, and you will not regret signing up. Plus they offer a full 30 day free trial!
Beach Body On Demand
While I generally disagree with many MLM companies, and do not like to promote them, I make an exception for BeachBody on Demand. I don’t drink their shakes or do any of their other programs, but their workouts are AWESOME. Again there is a huge variety of workout types and programs that anyone should be able to find something that interests them.
A few of the most recent workout programs have over 80 workouts EACH. There are literally so many workouts you would never get bored if this is the only subscription you have.
If you are a sucker for accents, Les Mills will be the best streaming service you’ve ever used. Based in New Zealand (my credit card complained when I paid for the service) Les Mills offers some really intense programs. Many of their workouts require some equipment, so you may need to figure out exactly which ones you can do.
If you like Pump classes at the gym though, you will love the BodyPump program in Les Mills. It uses a cardio barbell, but you can get away with using standard dumbells if you get in a pinch. In addition to Pump, Les Mills also has a HIIT program called Grit, a Step program called BodyStep, Yoga (called BodyFlow), Kickboxing (called BodyCombat) and more.
Most of the Les Mills workouts offer several options. A shorter version and a longer version of each workout so you can customize it based on how much time you have available that day. Did I mention that I could listen to the trainers accents all day? Cause if I didn’t, that is kinda worth the whole service right there.
While OpenFit doesn’t quite have the vast collection of workouts that the previous 3 do, they definitely make up for it in workout quality. If you love Pilates and Barre classes though, this is definitely the service for you as XB Pilates and Xtend Barre are probably my favorite of those workout types from any streaming service. Andrea Rogers is a great trainer. She looks fantastic and makes you great as you workout.
OpenFit does have a couple other programs too like a Kickboxing series with several different trainers and a 30-day get ready for the Tough Mudder obstacle course program. The Tough Mudder program is seriously no joke. If you are interested in some series muscle building and HIIT training, it is a great series of workouts.
One benefit to OpenFit, as opposed to the others, is that they also offer live classes in their platform in addition to the on demand workouts that are available 24/7.
If you are ready for some really tough workouts, SweatFactor is a great place for you to start. They have a large collection of HIIT workouts. While they do have several other types of workouts as well, I would say the main focus is HIIT type training.
I found this service through Anja Garcia, who has several workouts on the platform, including some fit pregnancy workouts. I didn’t find enough variety there to warrant the high subscription cost though. It is one of the highest at $20/month while many of the others range from 10-15 a month. As much as I love Anja, I couldn’t justify the high cost, so I did cancel this subscription. The workouts are great though, so definitely worth a look if your fitness level is already pretty high.
Honestly, with so many streaming services and workout programs available, it’s a wonder I get anything done at all. I just want to do ALL the workouts! I do limit myself to one a day, but dang, there is just so much awesomeness to choose from!
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Sarah Kimmel is a digital parenting coach and family tech expert. She has spent the last 16 years of her career as a Microsoft Certified IT Manager supporting over 100 small businesses. During that time she started Family Tech LLC to help families understand and manage the technology in their home. She has regularly appeared as a family tech expert on KSL News, BYUtv and Studio 5, and has been invited all over the world from tech companies like Lenovo, Verizon, Microsoft, Dell, and Samsung. Find out more on her website SarahKimmel.com