Do you have to work up the motivation or the courage to go to the gym? Is it difficult for you to find the time, find a sitter, or find the right outfit to wear to make it to the next fitness class?
Then the real question is…why are you still trying to GO somewhere to workout?
Gone are the days when you have to go to a gym or fancy fitness boutique to get an awesome workout in. It is now simple to follow a workout anytime, anywhere with online workout streaming.
I am all for following online workouts at home. What is there not to love? You can workout on your own schedule, in the comfort of your home (or wherever you are), without waisting time or gas to get to the gym.
And online workout options are growing. When I set out to make this list, I thought that there would be 10-15 options for on demand online workouts. 44 awesome options later, I am bringing the entire list of full-length online workouts to you.
You can use these workouts as a complement to your established workout routine, or use them on their own. They are full-length workout videos you can follow along with anywhere you have an internet connection. There is a workout for everyone on this list.
This list is an extremely long list, so to here are my favorites first…
Beachbody On Demand
Okay, those are my top 2 picks, now let’s take a look at the other 42 options you have!
This husband and wife team have been making full-length workout videos in their studio (aka their garage) for years. They have become more and more high-quality over the years and have recently added new features to their program, including the ability to schedule your workouts on your own personal calendar or choose one of their many workout plans to follow. All of their online workouts are free and they continue to add more and more. They incorporate everything from yoga to kettlebells to HIIT training.
Best If: You like a lot of variety in style, length, and difficulty of workout.
What I Like: There are so many different workouts to choose from and you can narrow it down by workout length, difficulty, equipment needed, training type, and body focus.
What I Don’t Like: It’s a little too beginner for my current fitness level, even at the highest level of difficulty.
Briana Christine is the mom behind Bikini Body Mommy. She hosts free 90-Day Workout Challenges for her viewers to follow along with. She records each video in her living room and posts a new workout each day during the challenge. She is currently on her Challenge 4.0, but you can easily go back and watch all her videos from her very first challenge on her website or YouTube Channel.
Best If: You like shorter workouts (typically 10-25 minutes) with limited equipment.
What I Like: She’s real. She struggles through some of the workouts just like a real person would.
What I Don’t Like: There is only one trainer so if you don’t like Briana then you’re out of luck.
Mary Helen Bowers offers an online workout service like no other. The fact that she is teaching live ballet and it’s interactive online makes it very unique. In addition to her live classes, she offers personal training sessions and online streaming videos to watch on your own time.
Best If: You want to workout with ballet-inspired fitness.
What I Like: She offers live classes.
What I Don’t Like: There are no other workout options besides ballet.
Cost: $35 for a one-time 1-hour live class. $280 monthly membership that includes unlimited online live classes. $39.99 monthly membership that includes unlimited access to the streaming library. $10 for each online streaming video without a membership.
In addition to in-studio classes and DVD workouts, Barre3 offers an online workout subscription program so you can workout at home in Barre style. Sadie Lincoln is the founder of Barre3, but there are several other instructors to choose from. You get to choose from 10, 30, 40, or 60 minute online workouts. They even offer pre- and post-natal online workout options. Barre3 gets its name by combining three elements to the workout: 1. Isometric holds 2. 1-inch controlled movements, and 3. Large dynamic movements.
Best If: You’re looking for a low-impact barre workout.
What I Like: They also include a 7-day and 28-day nutrition plan with their online membership.
What I Don’t Like: Most of the workouts make use of the Barre3 ball and will need to be purchased from the online shop.
Cost: $15/month, $70/6 months, or $120/year depending on how long you want to commit.
Crunch gym is known for their amazing group fitness classes and they have taken them live! You can access over 70 online workouts from Crunch Live. Everything from yoga to hardcore cardio.
Best If: You like to workout with variety.
What I Like: They offer a huge range of classes and a lot of different trainers.
What I Don’t Like: I couldn’t find any pricing information until I registered with my email and the free trial only lasts for 3 days.
Cost: $9.99/month or $90/year
Follow along with some of the most popular home fitness programs like P90X, Insanity, Turbofire, and Brazil Butt Lift. These programs have proven results and are now available to stream instantly in your home. Each fitness program comes with a nutrition plan, results tracker, workout calendar, and quick-start guide. Workout with the entire 21, 30, 60, or 90-day program from start to finish. This is what I personally use. You can read more about Beachbody On Demand here.
Best If: You want to follow some of the most effective home-fitness programs there are.
What I Like: Everything you need to be successful with the program is available to download. The nutrition plan. The quick-start guide. The workout calendar. You also are a part of the Team Beachbody Club, offering additional resources such as personalized meal plans, a personal support coach, and online goal trackers.
What I Don’t Like: The newer Beachbody programs are not available in your On Demand member library unless you purchase the program.
Cost: $38.87/3 months. 30-day free trial.
EMG Live online classes are recordings of fitness classes from all over the world. They offer some unique classes that you wouldn’t have access to in your area without EMG Live.
Best If: You’d like to try some unique classes from instructors all over the world.
What I Like: They offer new classes regularly.
What I Don’t Like: There are only a handful of workouts available to stream at one time and the quality of the videos are not great.
Cost: $2/workout or $19.99/month unlimited membership.
Choose from various styles, teachers, levels, and durations of online fitness classes. They offer anything from 5 minute up to 60 minute full-length HD workout classes.
Best If: You are a beginner or are just starting to get into a fitness routine.
What I Like: They offer several 8-week structured workout programs to follow so there’s no guessing which workout to do.
What I Don’t Like: The workouts are very straight-forward but a little too simple for someone who is more advanced.
Cost: $12/month, 15-day free trial
Physique 57 is a barre-based workout, blended with interval training meant to fatigue your muscles, called “interval overload”. This is a workout popular with celebrities. In addition to their in-studio classes and DVD option, Physique 57 also offers online streaming of their popular workouts. Classes range from 10 minutes to about 35 minutes. There are also prenatal classes available.
Best If: You are looking for a high quality in home barre-based workout.
What I Like: Monthly online workout subscribers can join the monthly challenge to push themselves further.
What I Don’t Like: An in-home ballet barre is recommended for many of the workouts and theirs sells for $225.
Cost: $57/month unlimited online access or $5-$7 per workout rental
This YouTube channel offers high quality full-length workouts from popular trainers like Jillian Michaels, Billy Blanks Jr., and Denise Austin. They have over 1 million subscribers and continue to add new workouts weekly.
Best If: You want a variety of workout styles from top trainers.
What I Like: You can also join their free BeFit Workout Systems and follow along with a playlist workout plan for 30 or 90 days.
What I Don’t Like: Unless you are following one of their planned workout system playlists, it can be challenging to figure out which workout to choose and when.
Pilatesology offers in-studio and online classes taught by instructors trained by Joe Pilates himself, and his protege, Romana Kryzanowska. Pilatesology has over 700 classes available to stream online. There are workouts of various lengths, from 5 minutes to 120 minutes. They offer the most comprehensive pilates online workouts.
Best If: You like classical Pilates.
What I Like: You can choose a workout based on bodily needs, such as back issues, or pre-natal and post-natal classes.
What I Don’t Like: While there are a lot of no-equipment classes available, many classes incorporate the use of a Pilates apparatus that most people will not have access to at home.
Cost: $19/month or $150/year. 10-day free trial.
Suzanne Bowen offers memberships for unlimited online workouts and access to a catalog of over 200 workouts targeting different body areas. Workouts range from 10 minutes to over an hour. With her membership she also offers custom workout plans based on your goals, an online community for support, as well as a food plan.
Best If: You want the feel of having an individual personal trainer in your home.
What I Like: She offers a Facebook accountability group for SBF members for additional motivation and support.
What I Don’t Like: She is the only trainer so if you don’t like her methods then you’re out of luck.
Cost: $9.99 monthly membership, $49.95/6 months, $79.90/year. 48-hour free trial.
DailyBurn offers a large variety of online workouts from top trainers. Workouts vary from 10 minutes to one hour. Their secret is in the variety of workouts they offer so you won’t get bored with your workout.
Best If: You want a variety of workout styles from multiple top trainers.
What I Like: You can choose from over 15 workout programs to follow based on your personal goals so there is no guessing which workout to do.
What I Don’t Like: You can’t preview a workout before signing up for a trial.
Cost: $12/month. 30-day free trial.
Jessica Smith is all about fun and family-friendly online fitness routines. She is a fitness professional who films full-length workouts in her own home for you to follow along in yours. Most workouts are 10 to 30 minutes long.
Best If: You want to follow simple, un-intimidating, short workouts with limited equipment needed.
What I Like: Jessica and her French bulldog Peanut are fun to watch.
What I Don’t Like: Sifting through the ads to get to the workouts.
StreamFit is teamed up with Men’s Health magazine to offer over 300 workouts online. The workouts focus on metabolic resistance training. Online workouts can be narrowed down by goal, target area, or type of equipment. Duration of workouts range from 5 to 90 minutes.
Best If: You’re a guy and you want a guy workout.
What I Like: They offer 7-day or 28-day workout plans to follow.
What I Don’t Like: You can’t preview any of the workouts without signing up.
Cost: $24.99/month, $99/6 months, $179/year. 30-day free trial.
Sweaty Betty’s get fit 4 free workouts offer workout videos and yoga videos to stream online for free.
Best If: You want to supplement your daily workout routine with a little something extra.
What I Like: They offer a little taste of some different workout styles.
What I Don’t Like: There aren’t a lot of workouts to choose from. I wouldn’t use this as a daily routine.
An online Yoga program that offers Yoga challenges and guides throughout the year. They add yoga programs weekly.
Best If: You want to practice Yoga at home.
What I Like: They team up with nutrition experts for their challenges to offer nutritional programs along with their Yoga programs.
What I Don’t Like: There are only Yoga workouts.
Cost: $9.95/month. $95.40/year. First month is 99 cents.
By Body Rock, The Daily HIIT is offering daily HIIT workouts. You can sign up now to be notified when their free workout challenges are available.
Best If: You want high-intensity interval training workouts for home.
What I Like: You are sent daily updates and reminders in your inbox so you can stay on track and know which workout you should be doing.
What I Don’t Like: I don’t know yet. The challenges are not yet available for viewing.
Offering a variety of yoga styles, with beginner to advanced options, DoYogaWithMe is yoga online for all levels. Yoga videos include classes, poses, breathing techniques, and anatomy videos.
Best If: You want to dive into all styles of yoga.
What I Like: They have their own musicians who provide the musical background to each yoga flow.
What I Don’t Like: The quality of the videos is a little fuzzy.
Cost: Free. Donations and volunteer subscriptions accepted.
Over 200 online videos designed with the use of little or no equipment. eFit30 offers yoga, pilates, bootcamp style, circuit training, and even an online cycle class. The workouts are meant to get you fit in 30 minutes/day. All videos are available on their YouTube channel.
Best If: You want to follow a six-week free boot camp program.
What I Like: They offer a six-week bootcamp program that also includes a free downloadable food plan with food diary.
What I Don’t Like: I could not get the links from their website to work. You must go directly to their YouTube channel to stream the workout.
These short 3-15 minute workouts are great introductions for working out. They also offer recipe and cooking tip videos to follow for improved nutrition.
Best If: You’re a beginner or just getting started.
What I Like: Very easy to follow quick workouts to get people moving who otherwise wouldn’t.
What I Don’t Like: No options for more advanced viewers.
Celebrity trainer Nicky Holender offers “Stronger”, a workout program of 10 30-minute workouts with no equipment needed. With the Stronger program you get intense 30-minute workouts, including high-intensity interval training, plyometrics, and strength training.
Best If: You are ready for a challenge.
What I Like: Also offers access to MyPlate calorie and nutrition tracker and an online community for motivation.
What I Don’t Like: There are only 10 workouts.
In addition to in-studio and DVD classes, The Bar Method offers online full-length bar classes, as well as 20-minute “mini classes”. New Bar Method classes are added regularly. They also offer different levels from beginner to accelerated, and even prenatal online classes.
Best If: You want to focus on bar classes.
What I Like: There are many workouts and trainers to choose from.
What I Don’t Like: You may need to invest in one of their stationary ballet bars for your home.
Cost: $18/month for access for DVD classes only. $35/month or $12/week or $5/day for access to all online content and DVD workouts. $15 for the first month.
Wello connects you with a virtual personal trainer. You can search for and schedule online group classes or one-on-one classes with your trainer. Choose your trainer based on workout type and schedule. You can interact with your live trainer via webcam. Training types vary, including yoga/mind and body, pilates, therapy/rehab, general training, sports/performance, aerobics, and martial arts.
Best If: You are looking for one-on-one attention from home.
What I Like: You have the option of small group class workouts or one-on-one personal training sessions.
What I Don’t Like: You are unable to preview any of the classes before committing.
Cost: Small group class memberships: $49/month for 4 classes, $99/month for 10 classes, $199/month for 30 classes. 1-on-1 personal training memberships: $99/month for 4 workouts, $199/month for 10 workouts, $399/month for 30 workouts.
The goal of LIVEexercise is to offer full-length workouts you can do at home that are better than the workouts you can do at the gym. Choose your workout based on your overall fitness goal, fitness level, targeted muscle groups, or choose a 30, 60, or 90 day program to follow. They offer workouts that only use your body weight as well as some that require the use of home exercise equipment, like a treadmill. They have over 3700 workouts to follow.
Best If: You want a lot of variety and choices in your workout.
What I Like: They offer a workout for anyone, even kids and grandparents.
What I Don’t Like: There is no nutrition plan included and you can’t view any sample workouts before signing up.
Cost: $7.99/month. 14-day free trial.
Boutique workouts you can do in the comfort of your home, customized for you. They boast great music with their workouts that will get you moving. Booya Fitness offers a variety of workout styles and many trainers, everything from ballet to sports conditioning to HIIT to strength training.
Best If: You like unique boutique-style workouts with good music.
What I Like: Each workout description provides you with the style, equipment needed, estimated calorie burn, and duration so you know what you’re getting into before you even start.
What I Don’t Like: There are no pre-set workout plans to follow.
Cost: $9.99/month. $27/3 months. $99/year. 30-day free trial.
Move Me Fit has over 1000 full-length workouts to stream into your living room, or wherever you want to workout. They offer quick 5-minute workouts up to one hour. They bring together workouts from all different trainer websites into one place, including Fitness Blender, Jessica Smith, XHit, and many more.
Best If: You want to workout with a variety of trainers and workout styles.
What I Like: You can track your personal workout progress through your individual account.
What I Don’t Like: There is no nutrition plan included.
Cost: Free basic membership. 30-day free trial for premium membership. Premium membership $9/month, $48/6 months, $84/year.
Members of Udaya get 5 new yoga fitness classes a week and get unlimited access to the online library of workouts. As a Udaya member, you also get invitation-only access to the Udaya yoga retreats worldwide and access to Udaya’s fitness programs and wellness challenges. You can choose which Yoga workout you do by duration, yoga style, or difficulty. Workouts range from 5 to 60 minutes.
Best If: You want to improve your yoga practice from home.
What I Like: The videos are high quality and inviting.
What I Don’t Like: There is no free trial time.
Cross Train’s mantra is to “train like an athlete”. They provide members with a new athletic training program each month that target a different athletic zone. You get access to the hundreds of online workouts and recipes as a Cross Train member.
Best If: You are in athlete training mode.
What I Like: They offer nutritional resources as well with access to over 200 recipes.
What I Don’t Like: There is no preview workout or trial period to see what you’re getting in to before signing up.
Buti Yoga combines power yoga, tribal dance, and plyometric movements into a high-intensity workout. Founder Bizzi Gold works your core using her Spiral Structure technique. In additional to home DVD systems and in-studio classes, Buti Yoga offers online class memberships with three membership levels to choose from.
Best If: You want a unique workout style to do at home.
What I Like: It’s a unique workout style that you can’t get anywhere else.
What I Don’t Like: There is no trial membership.
Cost: $12.99/month for Lite membership, $39.99/month for Tone membership, and $59.99/month for sculpt membership.
Offering 8-week workout challenges and the ability to customize a workout based on equipment needed, style, difficulty, and target muscles of the exercise. It uses a drag and drop method to create your own workout sequence from 100s of exercises. If you don’t want to create your own workout you can let Gym Ra do the work.
Best If: You’d like a comprehensive training program to get started in a routine.
What I Like: They offer a fitness and diet plan with their 8-week challenge.
What I Don’t Like: There aren’t a lot of advanced options.
Cost: $5/month. 30-day free trial.
Popsugar Fitness has a YouTube channel that features all their video workouts in one place. They feature a variety of celebrity trainers who will show you how to get the body of those celebrities.
Best If: You want to workout like the celebrities.
What I Like: It’s a good way to get a little taste of a lot of different styles.
What I Don’t Like: There is no workout program or guide to follow.
This duo offers thousands of free online workouts and nutrition tips and recipes. You can join one of their complete 30-90 day fitness programs.
Best If: You want a free comprehensive training program you can do at home or the gym.
What I Like: You can connect with them on facebook for extra support.
What I Don’t Like: The Workout videos aren’t the best quality
Cassey Ho is the creator of POP Pilates and she offers her online workout videos for free on her YouTube channel Blogilates.
Best If: You like Cassey Ho’s POP Pilates
What I Like: She offers monthly workout calendars to her subscribers.
What I Don’t Like: Cassey Ho is the only trainer so if you don’t like her methods then you’re out of luck.
Choose from over 200 exercise videos to follow. They take it back old-school with some step aerobics, but also offer newer styles like cardio kickboxing and yoga. You can also download some of the workouts for off-line viewing with the plus or premiere memberships. Workouts range from 5 to 45 minutes in length.
Best If: You are a beginner.
What I Like: They help you choose a workout based on activities you enjoy and your current fitness level.
What I Don’t Like: Not a great option for those at a more advanced fitness level.
Cost: $10.99/month for basic membership, $11.99/month for plus membership, $14.99/month for premium membership.
It’s the new online video fitness channel from Cosmopolitan. You get unlimited video workouts with new workouts added daily.
Best If: You want a variety in your workout with multiple trainers.
What I Like: They offer several targeted one to four-week online challenges to follow.
What I Don’t Like: You can’t sort workouts by anything except style.
Cost: 33 cents/day. 10-day free trial.
Stream workouts from Jillian Michaels, Doonya, Cassey Ho, and the girls from Tone It Up. You get a variety of workout styles and top trainers all in one place. Fit Fusion fuses together a variety of the best fitness videos from across the web for you to access. You can purchase the videos as video downloads, rent each video online, or subscribe for unlimited access to all videos.
Best If: You want a variety of workout styles from some of the top trainers.
What I Like: They offer a great variety with some of my favorite trainers.
What I Don’t Like: There is no fitness program or nutrition plan to follow so you’re on your own.
BBS TV offers fun workouts for home by Simone De La Rue. You don’t have to live in LA or NY to enjoy BBS workouts.
Best If: You like the high energy of Simone.
What I Like: She offers trampoline classes that look like a lot of fun!
What I Don’t Like: You have to purchase a trampoline to do the trampoline workouts.
Find thousands of yoga and fitness workouts on Grokker. They sift through all the workout videos on the web and bring them to you all in one place. They also feature cooking videos to help you get your nutrition on track.
Best If: You want a variety of workout styles from multiple trainers.
What I Like: They have a Q & A forum for you to get support.
What I Don’t Like: In addition to their cooking videos, I wish they offered a nutrition plan to follow. Otherwise, there is nothing to complain about.
Cost: Free for basic membership. $14.99/month premium membership.
Offering interval training, strength training, dance, yoga, pilates, ballet and barre, and cardio bootcamp online workouts and growing.
Best If: You are a beginner who wants some variety.
What I Like: They have a “fitness for any age” section for those looking to stay fit with age.
What I Don’t Like: You are unable to preview a workout before signing up for trial.
Cost: $6.99/month, $14.99/3 months, $49.99/year. 10-day free trial.
Check-in online for your next workout. Workout Hotel takes all the excuses away. Need to workout on the go or with your kids? Workout Hotel provides you the way. Offers 10 to 30-minute workouts. Choose from four suites: pilates suite, cardio suite, strength suite, and kids corner.
Best If: You need to workout on the go.
What I Like: The Kids Corner is adorable!
What I Don’t Like: There aren’t as many workout options to choose from.
Everyone’s yoga. YogaGlo is yoga on the go for all levels of practice. Classes range from 5-120 minutes. Over 2500 yoga classes offered with new classes added daily. They’ve simplified things by breaking down the yoga styles into three categories: yoga for the body, yoga for the heart, and yoga for the mind.
Best If: You want to focus on your Yoga practice or are just getting started with Yoga.
What I Like: They aim to offer yoga to everyone regardless of age, race, religion, or political vies.
What I Don’t Like: There is no nutritional plan offered.
Cost: $18/month. 15-day free trial.
A cardio Bollywood workout that is high-energy and fun. It’s called “The Happy Workout”. The online classes offer express 12-20 minute Doonya workouts.
Best If: You want a unique dance-style workout.
What I Like: It’s unique and fun.
What I Don’t Like: There are not a lot of videos offered online.
Grow your Holy Yoga practice on the go. Each month you get access to a gentle, a yoga flow, a posture, and a power Holy Yoga practice. Each class video is 20-30 minutes long and taught by a Master Holy Yoga instructor. Holy Yoga is a place for spiritual growth.
Best If: You want to incorporate spiritual growth into your yoga practice.
What I Like: The Bible readings and reflections that are included with each video.
What I Don’t Like: You have to wait for each new month for view the next four videos.
I like a workout program with a lot of variety to keep my body guessing. But, no matter which workout you choose, the important thing is that you do it consistently.
Online workouts eliminate all the excuses. You can do them anywhere, in little time, in whatever you happen to be wearing.
No more excuses. Just start streaming.