These Online Fitness Classes Might Just Replace Your Boutique Fitness Habit

Photographed by Erin Yamagata.
One minute you're booking weekly yoga classes, feeling so healthy and responsible about your choices, and the next you're realizing you're down 60 bucks…because you blew it on another pack of fitness classes. We get it, going to a trendy studio with shiny stuff and people is part of the whole workout class experience — but classes are expensive.
Good news: You probably already stream all your TV shows, and you can actually stream lots of boutique workout classes online, too. Since the workouts are usually meant to be done at home, you really don't need any equipment or a ton of space either. The other brilliant thing about streaming workout classes is you don't have to deal with other people that you might encounter in an actual workout class. You might have to push your cats out of the way while you exercise, but hey, at least they're not sweaty.
Most sites require a monthly fee to access the videos, but it's usually around the same price as one class at a brick and mortar studio. (Pro tip: Many sites have a free trial period, which you should definitely use!) And some of them are actually free (!). Ahead, some of the best sites for streaming workouts that you should try next.
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Price: $14.99 per month

Why it's great: You get yoga, HIIT, cycling, Pilates, dance, and weight-training classes and then some with a Grokker subscription. In addition to the workout content, you'll also find guided (and beginner-friendly) meditation videos. Grokker has social media features, and you can connect with other users and congratulate them on their workouts if you're into that.
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Pilates Anytime

Price: $18 per month

Why it's great: This is for people who are kind of obsessed with Pilates — but that doesn't mean you have to be an expert. There are thousands of videos, including mat and foam roller classes, and a wide range of instructors and levels. While you can do most of the workouts at home, if you have access to a machine there are Pilates reformer videos you can try, too.
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AKT In Motion

Price: $34.99 per month

Why it's great: These dance cardio workouts are pretty challenging, but so much fun. The videos are between 10 and 90 minutes long, with varying themes, such as upper body, HIIT, and recovery. But the best part is you stay dancing and moving the whole time, so it doesn't feel as difficult.
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Price: Free, or $5 per month for the ad-free version

Why it's great: There are seemingly endless yoga workouts on this site, including full-length classes and shorter, concentrated training videos that teach you a skill, like a backbend or a chaturanga. You might get bored with the rotation of yoga teachers at your local studio, but there are so many different instructors and types of classes on this site, so you can always try someone new.
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Physique 57

Price: $30 per month

Why it's great: Using the "custom mashup" tool on Physique 57's website, you can build your own full-length cardio barre class by selecting your favorite exercises (and skipping the ones you hate having to do in class). They'll combine the short instructional clips into a longer "playlist" workout. Or you can just choose from one of the choreographed workouts and follow along with an instructor.
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Booya Fitness

Price: $9.99 per month

Why it's great: You can try actual boutique classes that exist IRL, like ChaiseFitness or Soho Strength Lab, and you can do them wherever you can bring your computer. The workouts can also be sorted with specific filters, like how much space you have to work out at home, and what equipment you have. So even if you've never heard of the studios on the site, it's easy to find something that you'll like.
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Ballet Beautiful

Price: $39.99 per month

Why it's great: If you love to dance, but aren't ready to waltz into a studio to take a class, try the at-home Ballet Beautiful program. It's a mix of ballet and strengthening moves that you might see in a barre or ballet class. Ballet Beautiful was started by a former professional ballerina with the New York City Ballet, so she's pretty legit — and Gigi is a fan of the workouts, too.

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