I never thought I’d be the type of person who swears by at-home workouts. But thanks to COVID-19, I’ve become that person. To be honest, It was an adjustment at first. I was used to having a full rack of gear at my disposal, an exciting environment, and of course, an instructor to guide me along the way. But after six months of unsupervised exercise in my living room, I’m convinced that this might be one of the best ways to get your fitness fix.
When IRL options are limited and instructors aren’t exactly doing house calls, at-home routines get the job done. I personally love how convenient it is to being able to roll out of bed and start up a butt-kicking workout.
Perhaps you’re looking to add a new HIIT class into the mix. Maybe you want something that will tap into your creative spirit as well as make you sweat. Either way, there are plenty of options to choose from, and I’ve pulled together the best just for you. Scroll down to see the best online workouts to try at home now.
Dancing like a pro has never been easier with Steezy’s online classes. Each session will teach you everything from iconic hip hop and street moves to viral TikTok dances. The brand’s platform features professional choreographers and dancers as teachers, with 360 views to give you the best virtual experience. Plus, you can enjoy the sweat session with your friends using the Steezy Party feature. Prepare yourselves — these classes will gear you up for your next night out (or, you know, a dance party at home).
Obé offers a wide variety of at-home workouts, including yoga, HIIT, dance cardio, barre, stretching, and my personal favorite, Pilates. Most classes are under 30 minutes, which means getting in and out of your session is quick and easy. But don’t let the short time fool you — they make each moment count. And just in case you want to kick it up a notch, you can take longer classes or level up with equipment. Want to make it a family affair? Obé offers classes for your kids, too.
City of Angels at Home, $30/month
As a neighborhood gym I frequented in early adulthood, City of Angels Boxing has always been near and dear to my heart. But due to the global pandemic, the gym shut down its Los Angeles spot and relocated to its founder’s home country of Costa Rica. However, you can still get their classes online. Let me tell you, if you’re looking for an OG boxing session, this is the place to be. It’s rough and it’s tough — but it is so worth it.
Dance instructor Ryan Heffington’s donation-based Instagram Live dance classes went viral earlier this year. The man behind the LA-based studio The Sweat Spot has become a quarantine celebrity for his weekly Sweatfests. These dance cardio classes will have you breaking a sweat, no doubt. And frankly, it’s downright fun. Classes are held regularly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10am PST, as well as Saturdays and Sundays at 12pm PST.
Alo Moves, $20/month
You may recognize Alo as the celebrity-approved activewear brand known for its ultra-chic workout gear. However, you might not be totally familiar with its workout platform, Alo Moves. While they usually hold yoga classes in their in-store studios, they’ve taken their workouts online with top classes for yoga, mindfulness, HIIT, and more. You can even focus on specific goals, like handstands and splits. And with unlimited access to classes, the possibilities are truly endless.
Tone It Up, $15/month
As one of the biggest names in at-home workouts, Tone It Up approaches health and fitness in an easy, approachable way. From intense workouts with renowned instructors to recipes that will take your fitness to the next level, they’ve got you covered. A large part of TIU’s popularity is its encouraging community, which means you’ll find other fitness lovers to connect with in the process.