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SWEATIN' TO THE FREEBIES

Our favorite free trials for home workouts to try right now

courtesy, JetSweat
A Switch Playground class on JetSweat.
  • Jenni Avins
By Jenni Avins

senior lifestyle correspondent

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Thanks to Covid-19, it’s probably been a little while since you’ve been to your favorite gym, health club, rec center, or boutique fitness studio. According to the International Health Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA), US health clubs are losing about $620 million in revenue per week of closures, so it’s no surprise many are taking their offerings online with virtual classes and home workouts.

Meanwhile, companies, influencers, and entrepreneurs that specialize in online fitness are seizing the moment to attract as many new subscribers from this captive audience as they can—and fast. The competition is fierce, and one of the preferred weapons in the battle for consumers’ attention is the free trial. These promotions abound, though they may differ depending on where you are and when you sign up. Here is just a handful of the most interesting ones we found while reporting our field guide to the home fitness boom.

Fitness Blender

So much variety, and no music so you can blast your own.

Available on
web, YouTube

Workout types
barre, cardio, low-impact, HIIT, kettlebells, pilates, sculpt, strength, stretching

Many videos always free; others free with 7-day free trial, then $8.99/month

JetSweat

Check out buzzy studios like modelFit and Sky Ting Yoga from home.

Available on
iOS, web

Workout types
barre, cardio, crossfit, cycling, dance, HIIT, martial arts, meditation, pilates, sculpt, stretching, yoga,

30 days free with code WFH, then $19.99/month

Obé Fitness

High-energy teachers and a pastel palette to help you fight fatigue.

Available on
iOs, FireTV, Roku, web

Workout types
barre, cardio, dance, HIIT, pilates, strength, stretching

7 days free, then $27/month

Peloton Digital

You don’t need the $2,245 stationary bike!

Available on
iOS, Android, FireTV, web

Workout types
cardio, cycling, meditation, outdoor, running, stretching, strength

90 days free, then $12.99/month

Ryan Heffington’s Sweatfest

Get loose with one of the greatest choreographers of our time.

Available on
Instagram

Workout types
cardio, dance, laughter, joy

Free on Instagram Live

The Class by Taryn Toomey

Clear some bad juju and tone your triceps!

Available on
Apple TV, iOS, Android, FireTV, Roku, web

Workout types
breathwork, cardio, sculpt, yelling

14-day free trial, then $40/month

Yoga with Adriene

Accessible, approachable, you’ll feel better after.

Available on
YouTube

Workout types
yoga, meditation

Free on YouTube

Down Dog

Customize your time, impact, music, and even how long you stay in savasana.

Available on
iOS, Android

Workout types
barre. HIIT, yoga (beginners and prenatal available)

Free until June 1.