We are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to quarantining and restrictions lifting. However, it will be a while before many feel comfortable with working out in gyms again. Even before the pandemic some people just preferred to workout at home. The selection below is a mix of price ranges, target age, and exercise type to find one that fits almost anyone!
MAPS by Mind Pump
MAPS (Muscle Adaptation Programming System) is a fitness methodology designed by three top trainers, Sal Di Stefano, Adam Schafer, and Justin Andrews. Their programs range from beginners to programs designed for bodybuilders and athletes. The thing that sets MAPS apart is that the programs are evidence-based, meaning that they are backed by science. They are also designed by trainers with several decades of experience.
The programs range from free weights to bodyweight so they have a program for everyone! As an added bonus you can join (at extra cost) their Facebook group and gain access to their community which is also filled with competitive athletes and bodybuilders but also everyday Joe’s that are trying to get in shape.
Their programs start at $97 for lifetime access to their online training site. As an added bonus you can listen to their podcast “Mind Pump” and get a ton of free and informative information. They also run regular promotions and offer discounts on their programs.
Nerd Fitness brings fitness programs to you in a fun way. If you are familiar with roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons you will like this option. You can choose a class and each class has a different focus for the exercises. Some are more strength-based, others endurance and agility.
There are many quests you can select, such as run a number of miles or do 100 pushups. As you complete quests and workouts you earn experience points that allow you to level up
There are different levels of membership but they start at $50.
DDP Yoga is a yoga program and community that teaches a version of yoga formulated by former WWE Star Diamond Dallas Page. He came up with this version trying to rehab wrestling injuries and has turned it into a successful yoga program. There are many impressive transformations from this one, just google DDP Yoga Arthur and be amazed!
DDP Yoga really isn’t anything new, almost all of the poses are variations on ones that are thousands of years old. What’s different is the presentations, “This ain’t your Momma’s Yoga”, which takes the stigma out of this for men. Classes are lead by DDP himself and his students as well. There are over a thousand hours of workouts available in the app as well. This also happens to be one of the cheapest options on the list at $9 per month. Another great thing is modifications for every pose are presented in the videos so anyone of any age or fitness level can do it. There is also a chair yoga option for those with mobility issues.
All/Out Studio is a site that has videos from some of the top fitness magazines including Men’s Health, Women’s Health, and Runner’s World. There is a large variety of works to choose from weights to, cardio, body weight, stretching, running training, and many more.
The quality of the videos is very high but compared to some options there are fewer options. All/Out Studio plans to continue to add content is the newest one on this list. It also comes in at $15 per month or $99 per year, and as of this writing, they are running a 66% off promo when you buy a year or membership.
Youtube is the value option on this list. There are literally unlimited fitness videos to choose from. The difficulty of youtube is it can be hard to sort out the good and the bad. Also, it’s more difficult to piece together a program from the mass of videos if you don’t know how to build a program. If you’re a DIY type of person, you can design and compile your own program without paying a dime. Some suggested channels to check out: