The 10 Best Online Workout Programs that Actually Work in 2020

With the Coronavirus leaving many people unable to hit the gym and pop into their favorite fitness class, many fitness fanatics have been searching for the perfect online workout. There has also been an explosion of online options, making this a very exciting time to chase your fitness goals digitally. 

There are so many choices at our fingertips, it’s difficult to navigate and choose the right one that will fuel your body and soul. Fortunately, we have surveyed the market, choosing the ten best app-based online fitness programs that will move and motivate you in 2020. 

Class Pass

This workout “class” app offers access a full library of on-demand workout videos ranging from dance to HIIT to virtual mediation and can be easily accessed either from the ClassPass app or via their website. They make it pretty easy to experience live-streamed instruction or jump into an on-demand class whenever the urge to move hits. You can invite a friend to join you in the live class, which makes it fun and social. The cool thing is you can experience classes from big brands like barre 3, Rumble, Tone House, Barry’s and the Phitting Room. 

Memberships cost anywhere from $49-$199 with the digital offer free with any traditional membership or you can pay as you go. In light of Covid-19, 100% of the sales from their livestream bookings go direct to studios until August 1, 2020.

Daily Burn

This go-to platform offers workouts led by expert instructors. One membership includes thousands of different signature workouts including Cardio Strength, Beginner Pilates, Full Body Group Workout, Barre Basics, HIIT, Cardio Kick Boxing, audio classes and more. They also tailor programs for your fitness level and goals, including nutrition plans and suggested rest days. 

They currently offer a free 30-day trial and $19.95 per month after that with the option to cancel at any time. 

Alo Moves 

Alo Moves is the perfect online platform for the beginner all the way up to the advanced yogi.  They boast a full at-home studio experience with thousands of curated classes including Vinyasa Burn, Booty Burn, Uplifted Morning Flow, Sunrise Stretch and more. They also offer classes ranging from 15-60 minutes to fit any schedule. Whatever your fitness or wellness goals are, they promise to meet your needs on the go. 

They offer unlimited yoga, fitness, and meditation for $20 per month or $199 per year. Right now, they have a special offer of $9 per month (50%) off as well as a 14-day free trial for first time users. 

obé Fitness

This popular platform offers both Live & On-Demand Fitness Classes for busy fitness seekers on the go. 

You will get unlimited access 100 live classes per week and 4,000+ on-demand classes for less than the cost of one studio class via their website or on their app. You will even get shout-outs in real-time from motivating instructors during their live classes. New on-demand classes are added daily.

Their signature 28-minute classes are designed to fit busy lifestyles and they even offer 10-minute express classes to fit into tight schedules. Their uniquely designed classes include Dance Cardio, Sculpt, Lower Body Sculpt, Pilates, Barre, Strength, Dance HIIT and more. They also have 15 and 30-day training programs tailored to your fitness goals. 

Cost is $27 per month or $199 per year. They are currently offering a one-month free trial. 

SWEAT by Kayla Itsines

You can join Kayla’s over 12 million-plus followers on social and either download her SWEAT app offering her sought after HIIT workouts or go old school and follow along with her Bikini Body 28-Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide. 

She’s also is also known for posting before and after pics of her huge fanbase, eager to share their transformative results.  

Her on-demand HIIT workouts are 28 minutes long, broken down into four, seven-minute sections. You go through the entire seven minutes, take a quick break, then continue on to the next set of exercises for seven minutes. After a longer break, you repeat the first set of exercises, then the second. 

Kayla suggests participating in her sweat sessions three times a week, and on your “off days” simply walk or jog. 

The cost is $19.99 per month/119.99 per year with a 7-day free trial.



All programming and classes are created by celebrity trainer and dancer Anna Kaiser. 

You can work out anytime, anywhere on any device with AKT GO’s On-Demand class platform. All you need is a yoga mat, one resistance band and Pilates ball.

All classes are a unique/choreographed combination of toning, interval, circuit, and dance-based workouts which they consider “prescription based” wellness. 

It’s $35 per month. New subscribers can now save $15 on the monthly subscription price for life. 


Forget the visual and go audio! Aaptiv is an audio-only app, which means all you need are your headphones and phone and you’re good to go!  It’s like having a personal trainer in your ear while you are on a run or at the gym. Your favorite instructor is right there in your house ready to guide you through class. There are thousands of options you can filter through to select not only the workout, but your fitness level and the duration of class. 

Workouts range from treadmill to strength training, outdoor running, yoga, elliptical, cycling, meditation and more, all set to motivating music. You will also have access to a “supportive and inspiring community”. 

Unlimited access to over 3,000 guided workouts led by top-tier coaches including world class athletes, health educators and physical therapists with more than 30 new classes added every week. 

It’s $14.99 per month with a free 7-day trail. Or save 44% by paying $99.99 for a year upfront.

Crunch Live 

Crunch offers on-demand workouts for all levels and schedules. You can choose from 85+ online workouts inspired by Crunch Gym’s most popular classes ranging from total body bootcamp and dance cardio to pilates, yoga, barre and more. They offer customizable workout plans and playlists with their signature classes 

led by Crunch’s top instructors featuring real members. 

You can access Crunch Live 24/7 on any device including your laptop, tablet, mobile device and more!

FREE for Crunch Members

90 Day Free Trial

$9.99 per month

$90 a year


Barre3 is a hybrid of barre, Pilates, and yoga along with body weight and strength training. Their online offer is now able to be streamed from any device, anytime, with unlimited access to hundreds of full-body barre workouts combining strength conditioning, cardio as well as mindfulness, all curated and coached by Master Trainers

With the barre3 on-demand subscription, you’ll get brand new workouts every month as well as progress-tracking features and advanced filters to help you navigate through and find the best option that fits your fitness level.


You’ll get unlimited access to their digital library of 10 to 60-minute workouts for $29 per month with a 15-day free trial. Limited props needed, just a resistance band and a ball. 


Created by Australian actor Chris Hemsworth along with his team of celebrity fitness and nutrition experts. The Centr app offers 20 to 40-minute HIIT, boxing, yoga, strength training, MMA classes and more. You can set your intensity from beginner to advanced, with new workouts released weekly.

You can also receive dietician-approved recipes from world-class chefs with gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan & pescatarian options along with
auto-generated shopping lists.

Get centered with Centr’s meditation and sleep visualization guidance and tips to keep you motivated and stress free with 24/7 community support.

You can even create a personalized daily planner for both exercise and nutrition to help you achieve your wellness goals.

$10 per month for 12 months/67% off at $119.99 per year

$20 per month for 3 months – Now $59.99

$29.99 per month with 7-day free trial.

Not only is the quality of online fitness offerings high with unique class experiences in multiple modalities led by inspiring coaches, but the offer of being part of a like-minded and caring online community is a compelling proposition. These apps and platforms cater to those with a mobile lifestyle. Whether you’re a serial traveler or an at-home fitness warrior (like many of us are right now) the offers are endless. Check out the lineup of our favorite digital workouts, they can save you the stress and effort of racing to the gym to make a class and break a sweat. Discover how digital fitness can transform your body, relax your mind and meet you wherever you are whenever you want. 

~ Ann Marie Barbour