Cheat Sheet: Top online workouts you can do at home


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Getting to the gym can be hard, especially when the city’s shut down thanks to a blizzard or it’s dark until 7:20 in the morning. But getting in a workout isn’t.

Fortunately 21st-century technology has gifted us the ability to get sweaty at home (or in our cubicles) in ways that are way more exciting than holding plank or dusting off your DVD collection.

Here are online classes we’ve covered that you can do right now—from yoga with weights to barre and dance cardio—plus news on the up-coming era of indoor cycling at home.

1. 6 online gyms that make motivation a moot point
If the thought of getting to the gym used to hold you back from working out, now you really don’t have an excuse.

2. Barre3 launches a fitness and lifestyle app
The white-hot barre brand debuts an app with 10-minute workouts, healthy recipes, and a grocery list generator.

3. Australia’s top trainer wants to whip you into shape
Michelle Bridges, the straight-talking trainer from Australia’s The Biggest Loser, wants Americans to tune in to her online fitness program.

4. Crunch debuts online fitness classes
Now, with Crunch Live, the first major online fitness platform of a national gym brand, anyone with internet service can take the chain’s funky fitness classes.

5. Dirty Yoga expands its online class offerings—and adds weights
The hip Brooklyn-based company is rolling out smart new online classes for your living-room yoga sessions.

6. Body By Simone launches BBS TV
Dance cardio queen Simone De La Rue just devised a way to extend face time with her via her new series of streaming videos.

7. Physique 57 debuts online classes
Physique 57 co-founder Tanya Becker dishes on the barre brand’s new online workouts.

8. SoulCycle hints at a major digital debut
SoulCycle is hard at work on a “digital revamp,” including a speedy booking app and the possibility of streaming workouts.

9. How Peloton plans to revolutionize spinning—at home
Will fitness aficionados skip classes at their favorite boutique studio in favor of spinning at home? A new company called Peloton is testing the theory.

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  1. January 5th, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    These are great! Booyafitness.com just launched this week, and it is a fun, cost-effective at-home solution when you can’t get to your favorite classes!

  2. January 5th, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    You forgot to mention a brand-new one, where you can get your butt kicked HARD by Brooklyn Bridge Boot Camp! 30 minutes does the trick and doing that 3x a week will change your body guaranteed. You should see the sweat stains :-)

    Check out Booyafitness.com

  3. January 5th, 2014 at 8:12 pm
  4. January 6th, 2014 at 1:49 am

    Cool sites, but I need more free options. Will stick to YouTube for free exercise videos.

  5. January 6th, 2014 at 8:59 am

    I’m with you Karin, I’m on a tight budget!
    I really like Jessica Smith TV and Pop Sugar workouts. Tiffany Rothe is good for short, quick workouts but she hasn’t really updated her workouts lately.

  6. January 6th, 2014 at 10:39 am

    FitnessBlender.com has been my favorite for quite a while. Its library of workouts is extensive, the sessions are challenging and fun, and it is free, which I greatly appreciate. After moving, I’m not longer able to go to the gym as often as I used to. But with my regular FitnessBlender workouts and gym 2-3 times a week, I’ve never been in a better shape. Who knew a home routine could actually work so well?

  7. January 7th, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    These at home workouts are necessary to make sure you stick to a fitness program!
    There is a workout program from a celebrity trainer with simple at home routines.
    That trainer wrote a version of the plan for ibooks for iPad called the New York Model Workout.

    Its on iTunes here at:

  8. January 25th, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Great list of at home work outs! This is good for more then when you are stuck at home during a blizzard, down here in VA I could use this when I am stuck home due to a flood!


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