One thing that quarantine brought the world—aside from TikTok dances and a new level of Netflix binge-watching—was a boom of digital fitness platforms. With gyms and fitness studios closed and many instructors out of work, there was a hustle to make everything virtual as quickly as possible. If you've been wanting to spice up your routine and try something new, these are some of the best new options available.
The best new digital fitness platforms of 2020
Celebrity Pilates instructor Erika Bloom is Kerry Washington's go-to, and now she can be yours, too. She just launched her digital membership, which includes 24/7 access to live classes, pre-recorded videos, and wellness content that will keep you feeling your best, both physically and mentally.
Here's a full-body Pilates workout you can do at home:
2. Body by SJ
Samantha Jade's beloved Body by SJ workouts can now be accessed online. When you subscribe, you get daily 50-minute live-streamed classes, as well as an on-demand library of shorter workouts, all of which will leave you feeling long and lean.
Cost: $10/month for the video library; $13/month for live workouts
All of The Lex Effect's workouts are low-impact and medium-high intensity. There's a high-energy sculpting class that's based on Vinyasa yoga and shorter classes that target specific areas of your body.
SLT is known for its ridiculously hard Megaformer workouts (something Scarlett Johansson, Chrissy Teigen, and Shay Mitchell all do on the regular), but now you can get in a sweat at home. There are no-equipment workouts, minimal equipment workouts, and options for those who do have a machine at home. Either way, you can take as many classes as you want.
5. 305 At Home
You can turn your living room into a dance party with 305 Fitness' new at-home service. There are new classes broadcasted daily from 305 HQ, as well as a library of cardio, toning, HIIT, and stretching content. Basically, if you love workouts that are full of non-stop mood-boosting energy, there's no better pick.
Try this beginner dance cardio workout:
Want a super-intense workout? Bonded By The Burn's live and on-demand classes combine strength training, core conditioning, and cardio workouts that are a mix of slow-controlled movements and high-intensity intervals. You don't need much, either—just resistance bands and gliders. It's a Megaformer-style workout, minus the machine.
With the help of STEEZY Studio, you can get your daily dose of cardio, HIIT, and strength-training, all while dancing it out to the songs you love. Even beginners can keep up, as each class has easy-to-learn movements. When you subscribe, you get access to more than 600 classes, as well as new releases every week.
Deadboys Fitness prides itself on offering CrossFit for everyone, from fitness newbies to experienced athletes. And while this digital platform has been around for a while, there's a new bodyweight-specific program catered to anyone who doesn't have equipment to use at home (which has quickly become an editor favorite, BTW). And if you do have equipment, there's also workouts that feature barbells, kettlebells, and dumbbells.
9. Ken Workouts
Ken Workouts, which was launched by New York City-based fitness instructor and professional dancer Kennyth Montes de Oca, has a little bit of everything. A subscription gives you access to Pilates, yoga, and HIIT workouts you can do right in your living room with minimal to no equipment.
10. Peloton Barre
Peloton has expanded its library of fitness content to include workouts beyond spin—like yoga, strength, bootcamp, and more—and barre is the latest offering to become available. Unlike other barre classes, these are choreographed to the upbeat music of other Peloton workouts.
11. Hot Pilates
Cost: $30/month, or $10 for a drop-in class
Celebs like Hailey Bieber, Dakota Johnson, and Selena Gomez are spotted taking Shannon Nadj's Hot Pilates classes on the regular, and now you can get the same treatment at home thanks to the launch of Get Hot On The Go. While the studio classes are heated to 95 degrees, the virtual studio gets you just as sweaty at home with high-energy classes that up the challenge of traditional Pilates by adding in some HIIT, as well as equipment like resistance bands and hand weights.
When you get a subscription to beRevolutionarie—a new digital wellness and fitness platform by women for women—you're not just getting an on-demand library filled with a variety of different workouts from top studio instructors around the world. You also have access to mindfulness practices, recipes, and cooking demos from nutritionists—really, anything you need to live your best life during quarantine and beyond.
13. BK Yoga Club
Cost: $12 per class
You don't need to be in Brooklyn to take classes at Paris Alexandra and Alicia Ferguson's beloved body-positive yoga studio. BK Yoga Club is now offering a daily schedule of virtual classes you can stream via Zoom for just $12 each. You don't just get a full-body workout—you also wind up with a mental boost, too. These classes provide a next-level dose of self-care.
Ready to get sweaty? That'll be no problem with E.F.F.E.C.T. Fitness' new on-demand video library. Even though the bootcamp classes are incredibly challenging, truly pushing you to your limits, they're also fun. It's hard not to have a good time when you're being guided by high-energy instructors who motivate you every second of the way.
Get a barre-inspired workout in five minutes:
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