Ditch Your Gym Membership and Join the DIY Fitness Movement

Not interested in or able to commit to a monthly gym membership? No problem – there’s a new way to work out at your favorite gyms or in the wellness style that works for you! Thanks to the growing DIY fitness trend, you can bounce from studio to gym with the hottest trainers, stream a workout to get sweating at home, even burn some calories with your kids at the best playgrounds for pumping it up.

Here are some of our faves:

Switch Up Your Studio Space

YG Studios allows you to work out with premiere trainers as you can sign into everything from their Dance Cardio to Strength Training. Get your burn on with a top trainer and mix it up no matter where you train: If you travel, YG also operates out of Chicago, LA, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle. YGSstudios.com

Get Your Ohm On … in Your Bedroom

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Adriene Mishler offers yoga for all levels on her YouTube channel series, “Yoga With Adriene.” You can also sign up for her “Find What Feels Good” online yoga classes at her site. YogaWithAdriene.vhx.tv

Stream Your Next Sweat Session

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If spin is your thing, Peloton uses its advanced live-streaming technology so you can ride along with a class that takes place in their flagship studio in New York City as if you were actually there. You can either buy a Peloton bike for your home or download the Peloton Cycle app and ride along on any type of indoor bike. PelotonCycle.com


On-Aire: Bootcamp is the first-ever live video streaming app for personal fitness training. Just download the app, and then work out in real time with top trainers from all over the world. With the app’s pay-per-class model, you don’t even have to pay a monthly fee to use it. On-Aire.com/web/home

Booya Fitness offers a database of workouts (from yoga to bootcamp to barre) that you can stream from your screen of choice, whether you want to use your Smart TV or smartphone! BooyaFitness.com

“App” Up Your Fitness Game

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If you are looking for an extensive database of body-weight exercises and a supportive online community, then you will love the UpYourFitness Mobile app. The 500+ workout videos (categorized for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels) are all mindfully designed to have you systematically defying gravity and get into amazing shape. The app also includes daily training routines, nutrition-conscious recipes, and a social media feature that allows you to connect with other users. There is also a workout map with the locations of more than 2,000 parks and facilities that cater to bodyweight training. UpYourFitnessMobile.com

Just Press Play

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If working out, running, or spinning solo is your jam, all you need is a smartphone and headphones thanks to DJ and trainer Christianne Phillips’s workout playlists on Legitmix.com. She curates fresh mixes with tunes that can amp up any type of workout. She even offers the option of downloading playlists with voiceover cues. LegitMix.com/discovery/remixer/76133/Christianne-Phillips

Contributed by Sari Beth Rosenberg

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