10 Best Sites to Stream Free (or Almost-Free) Workouts

Get in shape anytime, anywhere with the touch of a button with these inexpensive streaming fitness options

The great news: There are plenty of options for fitness online. The bad news: You don’t always know what you are getting. Lucky for you, here's a list of our favorite sites that offer streaming workouts from top fitness professionals. Now you can get moving instantly (and safely) without breaking the bank!

Lionsgate’s BeFit Channel

Price tag: FREE
Best For: Those in need of a specific program or workout schedule
Features: A large library of high quality workout videos (many are from Lionsgate’s popular line of exercise DVDs) from some of your favorite fitness instructors like Jillian Michaels, Denise Austin and Jane Fonda; along with original content created for the BeFit YouTube channel. The site also offers 30 and 90-day workout programs (like 30-day Butt Lift and 30-day 6-Pack Abs) if you want to get goal-specific. With everything from strength, cardio, Pilates and yoga workouts designed for all levels, there’s something for everybody and device (check out their “BeFit Go” series playlist featuring videos designed for small screens, making it easy to stream to your favorite mobile device).
Find It: YouTube.com/Befit


Fitness Blender

Price tag: FREE
Best For: Those who enjoy personal training style sessions
Features: Husband and wife team (and certified personal trainers) Daniel and Kelli Seagers offer over 300 workout videos ranging from 5 to 90 minutes in length and beginner to advanced in level. Choose from a huge variety of workouts including abs, barre, HIIT (high intensity interval training), kettlebells, yoga and more. Videos utilize a mix of equipment from kettlebells to sandbags, to nothing at all. Each video features Kelli or Daniel performing the workout in real time with voice-over coaching, countdown clocks and on-screen cues to keep you motivated throughout the session.
Find It: Fitness Blender.com



Price tag: FREE
Best For: Beginners and beyond
Features: SparkPeople.com offers over 70 full-length workouts and how-to instructional videos (recipes, healthy living and cooking tips vids), most routines are led by the friendly, approachable Coach Nicole Nichols, a certified fitness professional that seems to specialize in making all levels of exercisers feel comfortable. With everything from seated chair workouts to basic yoga, cardio, strength training and Pilates, the beginner-friendly site is the perfect place to start your exercise journey.
Find It: Spark People.com



Price tag: FREE
Best For: At-home exercisers with limited space
Features: Certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor Jessica Smith (along with her french bulldog Peanut) works out from her home using minimal space and equipment. With over 150 full-length videos available on the site (and new episodes airing every Saturday at 12pm eastern), the 5 to 60-minute barre, walking, cardio, strength, Pilates and yoga-inspired workouts feature a fitness class format with the one-on-one coaching -- and company -- of a friend.
Find It: JessicaSmithTV.com


Crunch Live

Price tag: $10/month
Best For: Fans of fitness classes
Features: Actual Crunch Gym instructors teach some of the gym’s most popular fitness classes (like Barre Assets, Gospel House Aerobics and Stiletto Strength) that can be found on their class schedules across the country. Crunch Live currently offers 16 different 30-minute classes to choose from, with new videos being added to the library in January.
Find It: Crunch Live.com



Price tag: $10/month
Best For: Exercise DVD enthusiasts
Features: Unlimited streaming access to Gaiam’s large variety of professionally-produced exercise DVDs from well-known instructors such as Jillian Michaels, Mandy Ingber and Rodney Yee. In addition to their large fitness video library, GaiamTV also offers members access to their unique original programming series, documentaries and films.
Find It: GaiamTV.com


Daily Burn

Price tag: $10/month
Best For: Those who want a personalized fitness and nutrition plan
Features: Personalized plans based on individual needs, preferences and goals. There's a wide variety of 15 to 60-minute workouts (featuring everything from dance to kettlebells to yoga) for all levels of exercisers. Daily Burn’s programs also include custom meal plans, recipes, nutritional supplements, and weekly challenges to help you achieve your personal goal.
Find It: DailyBurn.com



Price tag: $12/month
Best For: Group exercise devotees
Features: Fitness classes are taught by top instructors like Amy Dixon, Petra Kolber and Michelle Dozois and filmed live in studio with actual participants (non-professionals) attending the classes along with you at home. With a library of over 500 videos to choose from, ranging in length from 5 to 45-minutes, FitnessGlo also offers users the ability to create their own weekly class schedules based on their personal goals and preferences and will send out email reminders to help you stay on track and accountable.
Find It: FitnessGlo.com


SBF Streaming

Price tag: $10/month
Best For: Barre and Pilates fanatics
Features: Fans of barre and Pilates workouts will want to check out SBF Streaming, Pilates expert and BarreAmped creator Suzanne Bowen’s site featuring over 130 streaming barre, mat, cardio and stretching routines. New workouts are added weekly and membership also includes access to workout programs and a food guide created by a registered dietitian.
Find It: SuzanneBowenFitness.com



Price tag: $9/month
Best For: Yogis (or those looking to start a regular yoga practice)
Features: An online yoga platform that offers classes ranging from 5 to 60-minutes in length, for beginner to advanced practitioners. Filmed in beautiful studio spaces, each video features either a small group yoga class or one-on-one instruction. Select classes with a more non-traditional focus such as, “Armed and Dangerous” and “Flow with Grace,” or go with the more traditional “Yoga Foundations” and “Yin Yoga” practices.
Find It: Udaya.com

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