The Best Online Workouts for Any Budget

The best online workouts include a wide range of workouts for any budget. Whether you’re looking for something more mindful or higher intensity, there’s really something for everyone.

Finding a workout you enjoy takes time. More enjoyment means you’ll look forward to the workouts, you’ll be more consistent, and you’ll reap the benefits that come with moving your body.

We all know the importance of exercising, but sometimes it can feel challenging to just get motivated to do it in the first place. This is especially true when you dread the workouts you’re doing.

How to Find the Right Workout for You

Different workouts seem to work for us at different times in our lives. There’s nothing worse than pushing yourself through a workout you despise, but feel like it’s what you ‘should’ be doing.

Never feel like you should do anything. Just because it works for someone else, doesn’t mean it’ll work for you, too.

It can take time to find what you really enjoy and feels good for both your body and your mind. With so many options floating around, it can get really overwhelming to even know where to just begin.

The best way to find the right workout for you is to try a few different workouts, see which ones resonate the most, and know that even if you currently love a workout, you may need to switch it up down the road.

Free vs Paid Online Workouts

There are plenty of free online workouts available as well as paid options. Luckily, the majority of paid programs have free trials where you can first try the workout for a week (sometimes even longer) before you fully commit to buying it.

This way, you can be sure it’s the right fit for you, and where you’re currently at in your life.

Side note: The programs that are free may suggest adding a few small purchases to get an even better workout (ie a workout ball, dumbbells, resistance bands, ankle weights, etc.). Although, you can also just use your own bodyweight or get creative with what you already have if you’re on a tight budget or you have a small space.

The Best Online Workouts for Any Budget

Fitness Blender

Method: HIIT, pilates, strength training, cardio, stretching, low impact, toning

Cost: free (600 workouts) + paid options ($14.99/4-week program)

Equipment: Dumbbells, yoga mat, no equipment

Length of time: 10 – 60 minutes

Kelli and Daniel are the married duo behind Fitness Blender. They have over 600 free workout videos. They range in difficulty from beginner to advanced, but truly have something for everyone. All of their workouts include a warm-up and a cool down or point you toward those videos if it doesn’t include them.

Because they have so many workout videos, it can get overwhelming to sift through them all. If you want a more streamlined approach to what you should do on specific days to focus on a specific region you can buy one of their 4-week programs for just $15.

These programs organize their free workouts in a nice little package, so the only effort you need to put forth is the workout itself.


Melissa Wood Health

Method: Yoga + Pilates, Meditation

Cost: $9.99/month or $99/year, cancel anytime

Free trial?: Yes, 7 days.

Equipment: ankle/wrist weights, resistance bands, no equipment

Length of time: 10 – 45 minutes

The Melissa Wood Health Method focuses on building long lean lines through mindful movement. She also believes in the importance of taking care of our minds and includes guided meditations.

She puts out a schedule each week that you can follow along with or you can choose from the library that has 100+ workouts. Melissa publishes two new workouts each week that are added to the weekly schedule.

Melissa is a mother of two, so she also has workouts for both pre and postnatal women.

She emphasizes the importance of moving your body every day for better mental health, regardless of the length of time.

Her workouts can be found via her website or through the app store.


The Sculpt Society

Method: Dance cardio and sculpting

Cost: $19.99/month or $119/year, cancel anytime

Free trial? Yes, 14 days.

Equipment: hand/ankle weights, resistance bands, sliders, no equipment

Length of time: 5 – 50 minutes

Megan Roup is the woman behind sculpt society. She wanted to make an effective yet fun workout that anyone can enjoy at any level.

You can choose to follow along with her 4-week program or pick and choose from her workout library. Her challenging workouts help you build confidence and coordination.

You can access the Sculpt Society workouts via her website or through the app store.



Method: strength conditioning, cardio, and mindfulness

Cost: $29/month or $348/year (50% off sale in January for annual membership), cancel anytime

Free trial?: Yes, 15 days.

Equipment: optional (yoga mat, core ball, resistance bands, dumbbells), no equipment

Length of time: 10 – 60 minutes

Barre3 celebrates body positivity, inclusivity, and empowerment. It’s more focused on how you FEEL rather than striving to look a certain way.

With a Barre3 subscription, you’ll get access to 300+ workouts. Each workout comes with modifications for every level from beginner to experienced.

There are two new on-demand workouts each week, challenges that range from 7-30 days, and curated collections. You can filter workouts by the length of time, instructor, and the preferred equipment. Save workouts you love to easily access them next time.

Barre3 is a full-body workout designed to leave you feeling balanced in body and empowered from within.


Peloton App

Method: Strength training, yoga, cycling, running, meditation

Cost: $12.99/month

Free trial? Yes, 2 months

Equipment: dumbbells, yoga mat, stationary bike* (completely optional), no equipment

Length of time: 10 – 60 minutes

Direct quote from them: Peloton uses technology and design to connect the world through fitness, empowering people to be the best version of themselves anywhere, anytime.

No matter how much time or space you have, you can find a workout to suit your needs with their massive (1,000+) workout library. Plus, with their 2 months free trial period, you really have nothing to lose.

*You don’t need a stationary bike (Peloton or another brand) to do their workouts. They have so many workouts to choose from that don’t involve cycling.


Tone It Up

Method: Yoga, weight training, HIIT, cardio, barre, boxing, kettlebell & more

Cost: $14.99/month or $99.99/year

Free trial?: Yes, 7 days.

Equipment: resistance bands, ankle/wrist weights, dumbbells, yoga mat, exercise ball, sliders, no equipment

Length of time: 10 – 40 minutes

Katrina and Karena are the personal trainers behind Tone It Up. Tone It Up is a welcoming wellness platform for women to feel empowered, inclusive, and inspired.

When you sign up, you’ll get access to hundreds of workouts in their online library plus a community of like-minded women.


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