Hey all! I have an exciting new weekly series launching today! You know how much I love my at-home workout DVDs, well the latest craze in at-home fitness are online videos, often filmed by some of my favorite boutique fitness studios. Well, I’ve decided to do a round-up of all my favorite online workouts. The absolute best part of this series is that anyone, anywhere can try these classes! So stay tuned each week to learn more about the Best Online Workouts!
To kickoff week 1 of the Best Online Workout Series, I’ve got an old favorite. We’ve talked about YogaToday before, but I think it’s one of the best online yoga workouts so I couldn’t exclude it from my list of the best online workouts. YogaToday offers full-length 60 minute yoga classes and one of the best parts of these classes is that they are filmed in absolutely gorgeous locations that contribute to a great mind-body experience.
There are over 200 classes in the YogaToday vault, which makes this by far one of the biggest and best online workout websites. I love that the classes are actually challenging as I often find that some at-home yoga workouts are geared to yoga newbies and don’t take into account people who have been practicing for years. YogaToday actually offers four skill levels: First TIme, Novice, Yogi, and Guru meaning there is a class for everyone from the brand new student to the experienced.
Not only does YogaToday offer a variety of levels but they also offer a great variety of class focuses. You can find everything from yoga for a specific sport, yoga for weight loss, restorative yoga, yoga focusing on certain areas of the body and much more. The site even allows you to search by class focus. For instance, let’s say you want to find a yoga class for cyclers, you can search “cycling” under the class focus search function and you’ll get a list of all the classes focusing on yoga for cycling.
This year marks a really exciting year for YogaToday. In January they launched a bunch of new classes (YogaToday does not update its classes on a regular basis but rather films during the warmer months and then launches new classes weekly in the new year for several months before reaching into the YogaToday vault for previously released classes). This year these new classes feature three new instructors! YogaToday has featured three instructors for the past few years, Adi Amar, Sarah Kline and Neesha Zollinger. This year Simon Park, Mona Godfrey and Amanda Botur have joined the YogaToday team. While I love the original three, it’s so refreshing to have some new yoga blood in the mix!
YogaToday incorporates various yoga styles into its practice: hatha, ashtanga, vinyasa, anusara, kundalini, kripalu, prana, and much more! If you are unfamiliar with the various yoga styles, this site is a great way to try them out and decide which one works best for you!
So have I convinced you that these yoga classes are amazing? Well, here’s how it works:
There are three types of memberships
– Unlimited- Allows you to watch any class at any time without ads! You can also download individual classes to your computer (meaning you can watch them again and again) for only $2.99. The price for this membership is $9.99 per month or $89.95 per year.
– Download- Search for and download your favorite classes so you can play them over and over on your computer. This is the best way to save your favorite classes! The rate is $3.99 per class or $2.99 for Unlimited members.
– Free- Oh yes, this is by far one of the best features of YogaToday. They offer completely free classes once per week! These are full length, high quality free yoga classes. This is a perfect way to try out YogaToday to see if it is for you!
YogaToday’s great classes and free membership makes them a great introduction to the Best Online Workout Series. Check back next week to find out who will be featured in the next installment! In the meantime, give YogaToday a try and let me know if you like it!