Working out at home

Finding it difficult to get out of the house to exercise? Here are some great options for those wanting to work out at home. And best of all, many of the sites are free or cost far less than a monthly gym fee.


Crunch Live offers more than 75 classes including barre, yoga and strength training, in addition to their killer cardio. And yes, their popular belly, but and thigh bootcamp and ab attack are in there too. Online classes for $US9.99 ($NZ14.90) a month.

LiveStreaming Fitness offers live workouts and even live cooking classes for about $10 a month, including everything from yoga to kickboxing to workouts performed at your desk. If you can’t make a live class, the subscription includes a catalog of healthy recipes to revamp your takeout night and an extensive collection of classes.


At roughly $10 a month, Barre3, inspired by ballet, yoga and Pilates, offers the choice of 200 online classes. Each workout tells what body parts you’re targeting and whether you’ll need equipment like a chair, resistance bands or small weights, and offers a short preview.

With 3,000 online classes that includes everything from Hatha to Ashtanga, YogaGlo has something for first timers to advanced yogis. Choose from sessions based on time and difficulty rating. You can also choose whether you want a class just for the sweat factor or one that is more meditative. There’s even a collection of classes that focus on cultivating your intuition, rebooting your brain and releasing stress at work. $18 a month.


Fitness Blender includes everything from high intensity and fat loss workouts, to stretching and low-impact days. They even break it down for you with a handy difficulty rating and estimated number of calories you’ll burn. Fitness Blender also has built-in water breaks and a countdown clock so you know exactly how many more seconds of grueling tricep dip kicks you’ve got to go.

BeFit lets you work out with some of the biggest celebrity trainers for free. The YouTube channel features workouts by Jillian Michaels and Denise Austin to yogis like Kino MacGregor and Tara Stiles with tons of different exercises. BeFit also has a free mobile series with circuit workouts, perfect for when you’re on the go.

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