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10 Fitness Apps to Kick Off a Healthy New Year

Brittany VanDerBill  |  January 2, 2024

January is the perfect time to find a new workout, and online options are everywhere. Here are 10 fitness apps to choose from.

A brand-new year has arrived, full of exciting possibilities. It’s a time of making resolutions and setting new goals. One goal many of us tend to refocus on in January is getting into an exercise routine. Today, there are plenty of virtual subscriptions, classes, and apps that you can integrate into your wellness routine—but how do you choose? Here’s a breakdow Edit date and time n of some of the many virtual fitness programs to help you get on your way to crushing your health goals in the coming year.


Yogis will want to check out Gaia’s platform, with more than 8,000 videos that include yoga and even meditation. The website lets you filter by workout length, type of yoga, and more. Signing up for a free trial comes with a week’s worth of access, whether you tune in from a computer, phone, TV, or tablet. After that, a monthly subscription costs $7.99—though you can get a break on the price by paying a total of $99 annually. If you want access to their live events and speakers, that will cost $299 per year.


You may have heard of Yoga with Adriene, which is, of course, focused on yoga. While you can sign up for yoga courses and “pay what feels good,” you can also access more than 500 yoga videos for no cost. It’s a great option if you’re interested in yoga but find your budget won’t allow for a monthly subscription cost right now. 


While Barre 3 offers yoga, they also provide Barre classes (as the name so conveniently implies!). You can think of Barre as a kind of hybrid workout mashed together from parts of yoga, ballet, and Pilates. Barre3 focuses on giving its customers low-impact workouts with a dash of cardio and some breathwork thrown in, too. Workouts are as short as 10 minutes or as long as 60. After a 14-day trial period, commit to an annual plan at $19.99 per month, a 3-month plan at $24.99 monthly, or go month-to-month for $29.99.


Pilates masters and newbies alike will appreciate the options from Pilatesology. There are more than 1,900 videos ranging from beginner to advanced and you can download classes to watch when you’re offline. Download their app or watch on your smart TV. Once you’ve tried it out for two weeks, sign up for a monthly membership at $20 every month or get a price break by paying $179 for the whole year.


Sometimes, you just can’t bear to pick between Pilates or yoga. In that case, check out Glo’s free seven-day trial. You’ll gain access to yoga, meditation, Pilates, and other fitness classes—more than 5,000 recorded videos’ worth. And if you literally only have two minutes to spare, Glo’s got you covered with some ultra-short class options. The annual fee is $245, or you can pay $24 each month. They also offer a beginner plan for $15 each month, which limits how many videos and live classes you can access based on skill level. 


With a tagline of “Cardio + Catharsis,” Oula’s on a mission to help more people feel confident and empowered through movement. They emphasize support and inclusion while also giving you permission to let yourself move however feels good to you. Classes range from 30-60 minutes and include fun options like “musically-inspired yoga” and cardio workouts set to upbeat pop tunes and more. There’s a 14-day free trial and afterward, you can either sign up for $19.99 a month or buy single workout videos for $5 each.


Looking for something more intense—specifically, high-intensity interval training (HIIT)? Turn to Daily Burn which offers up customized workout plans (incorporating a wide variety of fitness styles) and one-on-one training sessions. With a range of 10-30-minute-long videos, it’s easy enough to find a workout that fits into your schedule. They even have live group classes. This platform offers a 30-day trial typically but is bumping that up to 60 days right now. It costs $19.95 per month if you want to continue after your two months are up.


P.Volve is a bit of a unique option, as it relies on low-impact workouts and functional training to improve balance and posture while improving flexibility. Speaking from personal experience, there’s a bit of a learning curve here as the videos include “P sits” and other terms unique to the company. It’s meant for women specifically, though there’s a good mix of male and female instructor videos. Once the seven-day trial is up, you can pay $89.99 annually or $19.99 monthly to continue. 


Another good program with a variety of workout styles is Obé. Choose your favorites from things like strength training, boxing, meditation, and even get your kiddos involved with child-friendly options. There’s a mix of live classes and 8,000 pre-recorded workouts to choose from. Memberships start at $27 monthly after the seven-day trial. You’ll also have the option to pay $65 for three months or $199 for the year.


There’s nothing like a good dance party to work up a sweat. For dancers, or those who want to learn to dance, there’s Steezy. Beginners can start with their “Intro to Dance” program, but they’ve got plenty of dance workouts for advanced dancers, too. Not only are you exercising your body, but as you learn new moves, you’re also giving your brain a little workout. The free trial is seven days, after which you can expect to pay $8.33-$20 monthly, depending on what plan you pick. 


Clearly, the fitness world has something for everyone. Even if you’re not into strength training or cardio, you can try gentler (but still effective) options like yoga or Pilates. Or opt for a workout that doesn’t feel like a workout – just a really fun dance party in your home gym. Whatever you choose, you’ll be on your way to your wellness goals as you start off the new year. 


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