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.
So much variety, and no music so you can blast your own.
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
Check out buzzy studios like modelFit and Sky Ting Yoga from home.
barre, cardio, crossfit, cycling, dance, HIIT, martial arts, meditation, pilates, sculpt, stretching, yoga,
30 days free with code WFH, then $19.99/month
High-energy teachers and a pastel palette to help you fight fatigue.
iOs, FireTV, Roku, web
barre, cardio, dance, HIIT, pilates, strength, stretching
7 days free, then $27/month
You don’t need the $2,245 stationary bike!
iOS, Android, FireTV, web
cardio, cycling, meditation, outdoor, running, stretching, strength
90 days free, then $12.99/month
Get loose with one of the greatest choreographers of our time.
cardio, dance, laughter, joy
Free on Instagram Live
Clear some bad juju and tone your triceps!
Apple TV, iOS, Android, FireTV, Roku, web
breathwork, cardio, sculpt, yelling
14-day free trial, then $40/month
Accessible, approachable, you’ll feel better after.
Free on YouTube
Customize your time, impact, music, and even how long you stay in savasana.
barre. HIIT, yoga (beginners and prenatal available)
Free until June 1.