Do Your Workouts for Free on Your TV With These 5 Apps
With spring nearly upon us, it’s the perfect season to spruce up your wellness activities. Rather than dishing out money on gym memberships or personal trainers, crank up your exercise regimen for free. Online fitness classes are available to stream, allowing you to work out from the comfort of your own home.
Whether you prefer to exercise with equipment, avoid lifting weights, are eager to try yoga or train for a half marathon, you can commit to a fitness program without driving anywhere. Turn on your TV and get into a free streaming workout to help you achieve your goals. Here are a few of the best places to start.
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YouTube is the most obvious stop for fitness content. You’ll find a variety of styles, trainers and niche fare; whether you’re looking for weightlifting instruction, dance, yoga, full body workouts or cycling, there’s something for everyone on YouTube. To help you navigate the scene, we suggest a few channels to check out here.
Visit channels like The Yoga Room or Yoga with Adriene for beginner yoga techniques, Grow with Jo for walking routines, Fitness Blender for multiple intensity levels, and Chloe Ting, Simeon Panda and others for a variety of workouts. Stream YouTube on your smart TV or cast it to your TV screen from your phone.
Launched in 2019, FitOn offers hundreds of free on-demand and live streaming workouts that include strength training, HIIT, cardio, yoga, walking, dance, prenatal and circuits. Home to an array of high- and low-impact sequences, the app has routines that are tailored for individuals or entire families. You have the option to choose your intensity level, session length or target body area.
Follow along with professional trainers or celebrity instructors like Gabrielle Union, Jonathan Van Ness or Jeanette Jenkins to experience HIIT workouts, yoga and body sculpting drills. And each day, FitOn offers live group classes that you can attend without anyone seeing you. New classes are added to the app each month. You can cast workouts to your TV or stream them on Fire TV, Google TV, Roku and Apple TV.
During the pandemic, CorePower Yoga began offering some of its online classes for free. While the majority of its content is accessible with a paid subscription, you can also stream its collection of free classes without being a paying member.
Ranging from 20 minutes to an hour, each of the seven sessions focuses on a different area. Keep in mind that in yoga, it’s OK for beginners to follow one or more of the same routines daily as the body and mind become accustomed to the new practice. Download the CorePower Yoga app on Roku, Fire TV, Android TVs or Apple TV to stream the free classes. If you’re curious about a paid membership, you can try it out free for one week.
Prime Video members have access to Amazon’s free library of exercise videos covering Pilates, yoga, strength training, weight-lifting and other practices. The platform’s Exercise & Fitness section houses fitness content for all ages. Among the highlights: You can stream workouts from Maggie Binkley or do a 10-day yoga challenge with Chelsey Jones.
Fawesome is known for being a streaming service that offers movies and TV shows, but the app also has dedicated fitness content on its Healthy Living channel. You can stream videos for barre, cardio, yogalates, kettlebell, full-body sequences and more. And most of the workouts are short and sweet. Stream the Fawesome app on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or your smart TV.
Looking for more? Netflix makes it easy to exercise with its new Nike Training Club lineup, or practice mindfulness with its Headspace content. Samsung’s new smart TVs have a wellness hub, and Tubi users can tap into more than 100 free fitness videos (including Jane Fonda classics). You can also hit the ground running with these paid subscription services for your workouts.