The Best Online Fitness Classes

The Best Online Fitness Classes

I’m going to say it – online fitness classes are here to stay. It became very popular during the pandemic that even those with gym memberships like In-Shape Gym still subscribe to these classes. And it doesn’t show any signs of stopping any time soon. With on-demand platforms providing us a variety of fitness sessions, it has become easy to seamlessly flow between backbends and burpees with just a press of a button.

Here are our top recommendations for the best fitness classes you can try:

1. Alo Moves

Alo Moves gives you an impressive mix of classes and videos can be downloaded to your phone, AppleTV+ laptop or tablet. Their library is very extensive, with new classes dropping every week. However, they don’t offer live classes as of this writing, and most of the content are better suited for intermediate and advanced students.

You can pick from classes like Chill and Power Yoga, Power Barre, Sweat and Tone, and a whole lot more. Their content is quite diverse so you’ll never get bored with the classes.

They offer a free, 14-day trial so you can try various classes before committing to a subscription. The subscription is $20 per month.

2. Gaia

What makes Gaia stand out is its strong community of practitioners and teachers. The cost of subscribing to this class is very affordable – $12/month. No matter what level you’re at in your yoga practice – beginner or advanced, there’s a class for you. However, if you’re new to online exercise classes, navigating the app may be overwhelming due to the amount of content available. Plus, if you want access to live classes, you’ll have to pay extra.

With Gaia, you can choose from many different classes which you can filter based on your level, preferred teacher, type of yoga, length of the class and focus. You also get a one week free trial so you can decide whether or not it’s for you.

3. Pilates Anytime

Pilates Anytime allows you to train specific muscle groups, increase flexibility and build strength. It features a comprehensive library of classes and is led by renowned Pilates teachers. Keep in mind that you’ll need to sift through the various classes and determine which ones are best suited to your level. Some of the classes also require the use of props.

Pilates Anytime offers 3,400 Pilates videos and there are new videos being added each week. Plus, it offers sessions for Barre Fusion, pre and post natal classes, and others. You get a 15-day free trial and if you decide to continue using it, you’ll pay around $18 per month.


AKT GO will keep your body on the go with high-energy interval classes. The app is easy to use and there are plenty of workouts for you to choose from. Keep in mind however that some classes may require the use of equipment.

AKT GO’s signature classes are led by renowned dance instructor Anna Kaiser and there are 1,500 minutes of classes to choose from. The classes are designed in such a way that you have to move your body in various ways so expect to spin, leap, kick and punch in these classes.

The beginner’s guide will help you get used to the workouts so be sure to follow the directions for each interval, circuit or dance session. The monthly subscription is about $20.

5. The Sculpt Society

This fitness class gives you the celebrity fitness treatment so you can tone and sculpt your body like never before. The app offers a wide range of programs and has a variety of styles including strength, cardio and dance. Some classes may need equipment like floor sliders and light weights, and each class only features the instructor so it doesn’t look like a class setting similar to what you’d see in gyms.

In any case, you get celebrity trainer Megan Roup who uses tried and tested methods to move and sculpt your body. Instructions are easy to follow and the energy is upbeat.  On-demand  classes include 5 to 25-minute full-body blasts, balancing strength intervals and bursts to target specific muscle groups. You get a 14-day free trial, before you’ll pay $20/month.

Here’s a review of Alo Moves:

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