Online Global Workouts You Need Now.

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One of the best outcomes of the lockdown has been access to a world of online fitness.

The fitness industry has pivoted better and more quickly than most. 

Whilst local gyms have now opened, the world has opened up with access to some of the best global trainers and fitness programs around the world.

From yoga to strength training, here are five we have connected to.

Women posing on yoga mats
The world has opened up with access to some of the best global trainers and fitness programs around the globe.

Find What Feels Good 

Price: $15/month with a 7 day free trial 

Based in: Texas, USA 

Fitness type: Yoga 

Best for: All levels (Beginner to Experienced)

Point of Difference: Run by Adriene Mishler, the biggest yoga star on YouTube who promotes #FWFG within her community

Based in Austin, Texas, Adriene Mishler, 35, is an international yoga teacher who has been labelled the most influential yoga instructor on the planet and ‘patron saint of quarantine’ and as a result, she is a yoga celebrity in the US.

Woman making yoga pose on mat.
A subscription gives users access to over 700 videos including yoga and meditation for all levels.

Her most popular video is “Yoga For Complete Beginners”, which has had 28 million views. 

Her yoga is about learning to use yoga techniques like breathing and self-belief to support your life journey, there’s a lot more to it than simply health and fitness.

She has over 7.5 million followers on YouTube and has founded Find What Feels Good, #FWFG, a one-stop platform for yoga exercises that can be fit into daily routines. 

Her approach is easy, approachable and quick. 

Adriene Mishler smiling and posing
Adriene Mishler is an international yoga teacher who has been labelled the most influential yoga instructor on the planet.

A subscription gives users access to over 700 videos including yoga and meditation for all levels. 

Within the program are daily practices, workshops, in-depth learning, weekly or monthly accountability series to keep users on track, and the opportunity to connect others globally. 

Exercise classes range from under 10 minutes to over 45 minutes.

Asana Rebel

Price: $15/month

Based in: Berlin, Germany 

Fitness type: Yoga, HIIT

Best for: All levels (Beginner to Advanced) 

Point of Difference: Daily workouts, and the time left in the class, appears on the screen throughout, and the congratulations confetti on the screen at the end of each class is especially fun.

This is the app that makes it easy to do yoga daily.

Asana Rebel is a Berlin-based yoga startup created in 2015 and now provides more than 200 online and in-app workouts.  

Woman exercising on yoga mat.
Asana Rebel provides more than 200 online and in-app workouts.

The point of difference is you have to select a goal at the beginning to  either get fitter or to lose weight. The app also offers daily ‘Today’s Workout’ programs, which makes class selection easy.

With yoga-inspired workouts forming the basis of the program, more than 1.5 million workouts are completed globally with Asana Rebel every month.

Workouts of varying intensities are also available, from simple stretches to high calorie-burning HIIT exercises, with the duration of each session varies from 4 to 40 minutes.

Woman meditating with closed eyes
As an added plus, the app also includes a meditation section.

One drawback of the app is a robotic voice starts each class, which is then taken over by a human voice which may be a tad unnerving.

As an added plus however, the app also includes a meditation section.

Freeletics

Price: $3.46/week

Based in: Munich, Germany

Fitness type: Weight Loss, Toning 

Best for: All levels (Beginner to Advanced Athletes)

Point of Difference: AI-powered, with tough workouts from 10 to 25 minutes

Originating in Munich, Freeletics is a fitness app that provides users with a training schedule and sets of instructional fitness videos. 

After each workout, users give feedback and the next workout is then adjusted according to the responses.

Freeletics is a pocket personal trainer used to boost fitness by adapting to the user by adapting to their fitness progress over time.

No workout equipment is required. Upon sign-up, Freeletics asks users to select a fitness goal from ‘Get Toned’, ‘Get Fit’ and ‘Lose Weight’, while noting additional personal details such as gender, height and weight. 

With over 40 million downloads, the app customises the user experience by identifying individual fitness goals and (current) exercise frequency. 

The app adapts to the user by analysing their fitness progress over time. Each time a user completes weekly workouts, an improved personalised plan is generated for the following week through the power of AI coaching. 

The app also provides digital nutritional coaching and tailored meal plans to encourage clean eating.

Upgrading to the coach option offers a program for an area of just 2×2 to train in.

The app also provides digital nutritional coaching and tailored meal plans to encourage clean eating. Recipes are aligned with the user’s fitness goals, whether that be improving overall health, gaining muscle or weight loss. 

Frame

Price: $19.99/month

Based in: London, England

Fitness type: Toning, Flexibility, Weight Loss 

Best for: All levels (Beginner to Experienced)

Point of Difference: They promise endorphins on demand, and they have their own activewear created in collaboration with Whistles.

Based in London, and founded by kiwi Joan Murphy a decade ago, Frame is a boutique fitness brand with a cult following and studios dotted around London visited by 10,000 a week pre-covid.

Two women sitting on Frame London welcome wall.
Based in London, Frame is a boutique fitness brand with studios dotted around London.

They operate an academy where they train their instructors.

Their ‘On Demand’ program is accessible to users for $19.99 a month, and gives access to all classes under the catalogue.  

Workouts are party-style and high energy including 80s aerobics themes, “Bodyweight HIIT”, and “Boxfit”.

Users are ready to start with a yoga mat, and can choose from a variety of classes that target different parts of the body.

A subscription allows users access to instructional videos spanning HIIT, barre, cardio, Pilates and boxing. 

Three women doing barre exercising in front of mirror.
A subscription allows users access to instructional videos spanning HIIT, barre, cardio, Pilates and boxing.

Frame also segments its exercises so users can easily find the best programs. Categories include ‘Sweat’, ‘Party’, ‘Sculpt’, ‘Pre + Post Natal’ and ‘Chill’. 

Peloton

Price: $12.99/month with free 30 day trial 

Based in: New York, USA 

Fitness type: Strength-training, Weight Loss, Toning

Best for: All levels (beginner to advanced)

Point of Difference: Conveniently high-powered workouts that promise an ultra-immersive training experience.  

For those wanting to get involved with Peloton, there is now no need to visit a Peloton studio in New York. 

Those wanting to take the plunge and invest in a Peloton Bike can do so for $39 a month, which unlocks all the benefits of Peloton’s All-Access membership. This membership requires the purchase of the Peloton Bike.

Woman exercising on Peloton bike.
Those wanting to take the plunge and invest in a Peloton Bike can access high-powered workouts that promise an ultra-immersive training experience.

Users can use from a range of ‘Bike Experiences’ when looking to purchase a Peloton Bike. The ‘Basics’ package, which includes the Peloton Bike itself, a 1 year limited warranty and a delivery and assembly service will set customers back $2245.

Although Peleton is well-known for their Peloton bikes and intensive cycling workouts, their on-demand fitness routines also consist of a combination of running exercises, strength training, yoga and even dance cardio. 

Through their in-app program Peleton Digital, user gain access to a library of thousands of live and on-demand classes for $12.99 a month, with 14 classes added daily. There is also no need for equipment to get started – all that is required is a tablet or laptop to follow the instructional videos. 

Users can access these classes anytime and anywhere, and they can also select a workout through filtering by class type, workout length, music genre and intensity level. 

Woman exercising in front of instructional video on television screen.
Through their in-app program Peleton Digital, user gain access to a library of thousands of live and on-demand classes.

There are workouts specialised for beginners, which consist of low-impact introductory classes, and those targeted towards intermediate to advanced users.

These include Climb (which builds strength through intense resistance exercises), Power Zone (to build up endurance, strength and speed) and Intervals & Arms (to boost arm strength, speed and endurance through HIIT weight segments).  

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