So, sometimes I really don’t feel like working out and it can feel like a chore. Let’s face it, finding time for fitness can be hard! Maybe it’s the ADD in me, but I like to have a few different options for working out – run, spin, yoga, swim, or the gym. Lately, I’ve been loving the convenience of workout videos.
Recently, I learned about FitnessGlo, a new fitness service that offers online workout videos. I was excited to check it out because it’s from the same company as yogaglo which is one of my favorite sources for online yoga videos.
I’ve been trying FitnessGlo workouts for about a month now. You pay a $12 monthly fee and have access to a wide range of workouts. You log into the website, choose your class and sweat!
There’s cardio, strength, balance, barre, step and stretch classes and they add new classes to the schedule three times a week, guaranteeing a large selection of workouts. You can select your workout by type, teacher or – my favorite – duration.
Workouts range from 10 minutes to 45 minutes. Sometimes, I want to squeeze in a quick core workout in-between work or picking up the kids or I want to add on some leg strength training after a run. Other times, I’ll have a longer chunk of time and will choose a longer workout from FitnessGlo.
What I liked most about it:
- Price: FitnessGlo is reasonably priced especially when compared to regular gym membership fees or the cost of a single workout class.
- Flexibility: You can do the workouts anytime anywhere and fit it into YOUR schedule versus trying to work around the specific times a class is scheduled at your gym or studio. FitnessGlo was designed for busy women (primarily) to sneak in workouts into their busy schedule.
- Good instructors: Let’s face it – it’s hard to be a fitness instructor on video. You need a certain charisma and energy in order to engage the person on the other side of the screen. All the instructors whose classes I took were really high energy. I loved Amy Dixon (total firecracker) and Michelle Dozios
- New classes: Gave me the opportunity to try new classes that I would be intimidated or embarrassed to try in person (i.e. dance) and classes that I don’t get to take on a regular basis (i.e. barre). I love having access to barre classes now!
- Playlists and Scheduling: Since the workouts come in various time durations, you can combine them into a playlist to create a longer workout. You can also schedule your workouts for the week.
- Balance tracker: I have a tendency to gravitate towards one type of workout over the other. FitnessGlo helps you track your workouts so you can see your whole fitness picture – how much time you’re spending on cardio vs. strength vs. stretch each week. It’s a good reminder to make sure I’m not neglecting one piece of the pie.
While I liked FitnessGlo, there were two things that I didn’t love as much.
- Easier way to sort: There are a lot of different videos on the site. After selecting a search method (i.e. style, duration, teacher, level), the results are listed by newest classes. I wish that there was an additional way to filter the results either by level, duration or equipment/no equipment. It can be hard to quickly identify the class that I’m looking for.
- Equipment: Many of the workouts do not require equipment but a majority do. You don’t need a lot but you do need some basic equipment. I have maybe two sets of weights in my apartment but no swiss ball, step, or BOSU. There were several workouts that I would have loved to have tried but didn’t because I didn’t have the equipment available. While I do have access to some equipment in my building’s basement gym, the gym doesn’t have Internet access so I couldn’t access the videos there.
Overall, FitnessGlo is another great tool to have available to make working out easy – or at least easier
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FitFluential LLC compensated me for this campaign. All opinions are my own.