Working out and staying fit and healthy from the comfort of your own home has never been easier. There are literally a dizzying array of online options these days when it comes to yoga and fitness that are suited to all levels- from those who are brand new to downward facing dog or the concept of functional fitness, right through to those who have an advanced asana practice and consider crossfit something that could do in their sleep.
There are a number of benefits to working out or practicing yoga from home. With busy daily commitments and schedules, being able to practice at a time that suits you is a huge benefit that online platforms offer.
Being able to work out or practice in the comfort of your own home is also another great benefit. As women, we may not always feel comfortable working up a sweat in a gym or taking a yoga class, especially if you are new to the practice and a studio environment can feel intimidating.
Another significant benefit is pricing. While yoga studio and gym memberships can set you back hundreds of dollars a month, online platforms usually sit around the $20 a month mark, or there are even plenty of free options too. Most of these platforms allow you a trial period, so you can test the waters before committing. You are usually able to easily cancel anytime too if you decide later down the track you are not enjoying or getting the use out of the program you signed up for.
Lastly, the world of online fitness and yoga offers a truly diverse and thoroughly extensive arena. There are endless opportunities to dive into various styles of yoga, you can choose the duration of your workouts, you have the chance to practice with world-renowned teachers, and you can always select your skill level. The tricky part may actually be there are so many options to choose from!
Hopefully, this article will introduce you to some of the more popular and highly regarded websites that offer you the chance to deepen your practice and stay fit and active, all from the comfort of your own home. You need very little equipment for these classes, usually just a yoga mat. Props can be helpful, but can also be supplemented with household items such as towels, cushions, belts or books!
The Best Online Yoga Websites:
Glo is one of the most highly regarded online yoga platforms. Here you have the chance to practice with some of the world’s leading yoga teachers, right from your living room. Whether you are looking for a 5 minute meditation, a 20 minute practice you can do upon waking, or a fully guided yoga teacher training module- Glo spans the entire breadth of the yoga journey and caters to every level of practitioner and their unique goals. Glo offers a real, supportive, warm space for you to explore yoga on your own terms. The ever- expanding library of high quality classes reflects their communities changing needs and desires. Glo also helps you to create your own goals, and also will help suggest classes that you will like based on your class history. From downward facing dog to the anatomy of the chakras- this platform will continue to meet your thirst for learning and evolving.
Alo is the cool popular kid on the block when it comes to online yoga. With a smorgasboard of high profile teachers and thoroughly instagramable classes, poses and studio set-ups, this platform is for those who love a little funk alongside their Oms. Of course, classes do cater to all levels and offers a vast array of styles from traditional yoga to unique yoga fusions- combining yoga with crossfit, functional fitness, ariel, acro, pilates and more. The quality, like everything else about Alo, is very high, and classes are in fact a delight to watch in themselves! One-off classes sit alongside month-long programs that helps practitioners of every level drop in for a class, or spend weeks working on a theme, pose, or challenge. For $20 a month, Alo will easily supplement the need for a yoga studio and will keep you on your yogi toes!
Yoga on Gaia
Gaia itself is a large online channel, community and member-supported media network that offers over 8,000 ad-free, yoga practices, documentaries, and original series that explore human consciousness, healthy living and alternative healing. Yoga on Gaia allows you to practice anywhere, anytime with high quality streaming yoga videos. The platform offers wonderful teachers and is designed to support you wherever you are on your yoga journey. Yoga on Gaia is very much focused on going beyond yoga asana, to the more esoteric practices and themes that surround yoga and yogic living. The aim is to go deeper into your practice and inner self, to explore life’s greater questions and to be supported to reach your highest potential. For only 99 cents for your first two weeks, it is worth exploring!
Do Yoga With Me
Do Yoga with Me has been around for over a decade and was one of the first platforms to start offering high quality, online yoga instruction and allowing this to be accessible to everyone. The mission, values and ethics behind this platform are refreshing- they are genuinely interested in helping more people experience and explore yoga and the benefits that yoga offers to the individual and the collective. With this mission in mind, most of their content is 100% free. They don’t try and sell your anything and their free community membership offers you access to hundreds of yoga classes, meditation classes, programs and challenges. They also have a policy of using real teachers and move away from the idea that yoga is about young, slim practitioners who can flip themselves upside down into fancy asana poses. Classes are for real people, at all levels of their practice, and despite this being an online platform, members are made to feel included and supported.
Yogi Approved is a wonderful resource for yoga and features a wide array of blogs and content that spans every element of yoga- from asana to meditation to recipes and so much more. They also have a dedicated class library with hundreds of premium online yoga classes to choose from. You can choose to try an individual class, or try a program that helps you work towards a peak posture or theme such as restorative flows, heart openers or specific flows to tone or target certain areas of the body. You can trial the platform for free for seven days, then there is a small monthly fee to continue. One cool feature of this platform is that for every yoga class you complete online, a tree is planted- take your yoga off the mat, even from home!
The Best Online Fitness Websites
If you don’t want to waste your time with random YouTube workouts, Daily Burn is for you! Daily Burn is one of the most popular online fitness platforms that offers over 1000 different types of workouts to suit all levels. From Pilates to Yoga, Mobility, HIIT, and Weightlifting you can log in from anywhere and get moving. If you need a little more guidance, you can answer some questions around your fitness goals and the platform will create a fitness plan for you- just like your own personal trainer! Memberships are only $13 a month and all classes are offered by certified trainers that have years of experience getting results. Despite its vast breadth and popularity, Daily Burn is tailored to your needs and based on your goals and fitness level.
Fit Body With Anna Victoria
Fit Body by Anna Victoria offers you a healthy dose of self love alongside your workout routine. Anna has been helping thousands of women around the world since 2015 achieve their fitness goals and improve their mental, emotional and physical health and wellbeing. The Fit Body workouts are about helping you to feel challenged, strong and nourished, and also help to boost your confidence and self esteem along the way. Body Love offers pre-recorded workout videos that combine HIIT with strength workouts and are 30 to 45 minutes in length. There is a real focus on empowerment, transformation and community with women from all over who remain connected, inspired and motivated through the platform.
FitOn assures you that having kids and a full-time job doesn’t mean that your fitness routine needs to completely vanish from your life. The platform offers a range of classes that can be done anytime-anywhere, are completely equipment-free, and are led by world class trainers. Classes include cardio, strength, dance, HIIT, pilates, and more and are generally about 20 to 30 minutes in duration. For those who love to work out with friends, FitOn also allows you to invite and talk with your friends via audio-phone chats so you can sweat it out with the support of your buddies even if you’re not in the same room. The platform has a real focus on community which helps to motivate you to join your new fitness friends from all over the world to stay fit and active side by side (through cyberspace!)
Work out live and on demand with the best instructors in the world without leaving home with
NeoU. This platform offers you a full library of workouts with new content added every day. You have the option to filter classes by what equipment you do or don’t have to customize your workouts, or simply stick to body weight classes if you don’t have any equipment at home. Whether you have 5 minutes or 60 minutes, find the perfect class to fit your schedule. If you’ve been wanting to take a class with the fitness influencers you already follow on Instagram, NeoU gives you that opportunity! All classes are filmed in NeoU’s flagship studio in New York City and then streamed via your phone, computer, or tablet.
If you love the high intensity of a large group cardio class but prefer to work out in your own space, take the group experience to your living room with Booya Fitness. Classes available include barre, pilates, cardio kickboxing, HIIT, sports conditioning, dance, yoga, body weight sculpting, boot camp, and even more. Despite the huge array of classes, 75 percent of their workouts can be completed with just a yoga mat. Booya is also very selective with the music they play and every workout is set to live streamed music to keep you upbeat and energized throughout the class! Browse classes based on your time, space, equipment availability, energy level and/or your fitness goals. If you’re looking for something more specific you can also search workouts by topic such as workouts for new mums, for the bride to be, or for mental clarity.
Of course, if you would prefer to work out or practice yoga in tropical paradise alongside professional instructors, you can always join us for a yoga retreat or fitness retreat in Bali! Our programs are all customized to suit your needs and goals with the overall aim to help you feel supported, rejuvenated, enlivened and balanced.
Your Escape Haven Bali Retreat offers a luxury wellness experience for body, mind and soul
We invite you to experience our award winning Bali yoga retreat. If it’s time to fill up your cup and reconnect with yourself on a deeper level, we’d love to help you rejuvenate, unwind, reawaken and experience the very best of Bali. Dive into transformational yoga and meditation classes, exhilarating surf lessons in the warm waters of Bali, fun Bali fitness retreat classes and restorative Bali healing retreat sessions. How much or little you do is all up to you.
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