February is American Heart Month and not just because of Valentine’s Day. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. During this month, health organizations highlight not only the risk factors, but the steps we can take to improve our heart health, including daily exercise, which leads to better life quality. In our busy lives, it can be difficult to find the time to exercise, but new streaming fitness programs make it easier than ever to work our heart muscles. Here are 7 of the best streaming fitness plans available in 2022.
1. Fit Bit Premium $10/month or $80/per year
You don’t have to have a Fit Bit to check out the streaming offerings from Fit Bit Premium. They offer video and audio workouts in a variety of strength training, cardio, yoga, and more. Most new Fit Bit devices come with a free trial of Premium or you can try it for 3 months for free with the app.
2. Peloton $39/month all-access membership, $13/month digital membership.
Though we usually think of the Peloton bike when we think of their workouts, they offer a host of other types of workouts through both levels of access. The all-access membership is for people who have the Peloton equipment, and it allows them access to all the digital membership videos. They offer live and on-demand classes. They offer a 30-day free trial.
3. Grokker $15/month or $120 for year
This popular streaming app provides thousands of fitness and cooking videos, categorized and easily searchable by type, fitness level, and time. It lets you create a calendar and keep track of your schedule and how many workouts you have completed each month. They offer a 2-week free trial.
4. Aaptiv $15/month or $100/year
This app provides audio workouts, and though it is often thought of primarily as a running program, it also provides workouts for elliptical, indoor cycling, yoga, and meditation. One pro of this app is that you don’t have to try to focus on a video while you are exercising, which makes it more versatile. They offer a 7-day free trial.
5. Daily Burn $15/ month or $20/month
This app provides a wide variety of fitness classes, and live streams a new class every day at 9 a.m. Eastern Time. They have live chat and online community supports that allow you to communicate with trainers and other app users. They offer a 30-day free trial.
6.Obé $19/month or $199/year
Like most of the other apps, Obé offers a wide variety of streaming videos. They also offer a full schedule of live classes daily for people who are energized by the interactive nature of classes but who still want to work out at home. They offer a 7-day free trial.
7. Glo $24/month or $245/year
Though Glo started as a yoga program, they now stream Pilates, cardio, strength training, and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) videos. This app provides you access to trainers and teachers from all over the world for little more than the cost of one drop-in class per month. They offer a 7-day free trial.
Whether you try one of these fitness programs or exercise another way, make sure you give your heart the hydration and nutrition it needs to be healthy and recover. Aronia berries contain heart-healthy nutrients. Try a Superberries Aronia berry smoothie or some Aronia berry Gummy Chews for a delicious post-workout snack.