There’s almost nothing as synonymous with the new year as a new fitness routine, but it can be a stressful time. Gyms are crowded, decisions are still tightly controlled, and if I’m being honest, it might feel like one big worrying item on my to-do list. I’m grateful that the past few years have introduced me to at-home workouts, so I can move my body without fighting on machines in crowded gyms, feeling stressed about getting back in shape, or spending a lot of money. And after trying so many at-home workouts, I feel like I’ve finally found the best program: Let me introduce you to obé Fitness. I’ve been taking gym classes with obé for years, and they currently have the best discount I’ve ever seen—an annual membership for just $99, or $8.25 per month.
A few years ago, I signed up for obé Fitness looking for an organized and fun way to exercise without having to leave my house. I quickly fell in love with the platform, which offers a mix of live and on-demand classes in many different disciplines.
What fitness classes can you take at obé?
They offer every type of class you could want, from yoga to dance to weightlifting – with about 10 live classes a day. I’m a big fan of the classic 28-minute class format, which is the perfect amount of time for me to sweat it out without feeling overwhelmed. But they’ve since expanded their programs to include classes that range from 5 minutes to exhaustion to 60 minutes.
In addition to the variety in class types and lengths, they also have a wide range in the difficulty level of their classes and the amount of equipment you need. It’s really easy to find a class that matches your fitness level and the equipment you have, and I really like that when I’m traveling or on vacation and want a quick workout, the obé is customizable to the equipment I have with me. On more than one occasion, I’ve taken a no-equipment lesson while on vacation. It has made me more consistent with my workouts.
Having tried a lot of home workout pads, I can say that it is rare to find one with so many live shows. They offer classes seven days a week, and I regularly take a strength class on Saturday mornings where we throw dumbbells in classes that focus on total body strength.
What about the obé community?
One of my favorite parts of obé, though, has nothing to do with the specifics of the class I’m taking. The community of people using the platform is really great, and teachers often read out the names of the members present in class to offer encouragement and support. I’ve also found that the instructors work hard to meet you wherever you are, providing modifications, instruction on form, and demonstrations of each step. I can truly say that lifting weights during bariatric classes has improved my form in my personal strength training.
After a few months on the platform, I convinced a few of my friends to join in as well, which was especially fun because with obé you can organize a group workout or workout party where you can stream a class with your friends. Although I often prefer to work out on my own, my sister and I have taken lessons together and it’s really fun being able to chat during breaks in the water.
How much does obé cost?
But I buried the fore. The absolute best part about this platform is how affordable it is. You don’t need to shell out $2,000 for a bike or fork for a hefty registration fee to join. Their monthly membership is usually $27 a month, but you can also get an annual membership for just $99 during the New Year (or just $8.25 a month). Having tried more exercise classes than I can count (in person and online), I can say this is an incredible value that I couldn’t recommend more.
I love this platform so much, I had to cancel my gym membership. These classes are affordable, easier to fit into my schedule, and still offer incredible exercises that never feel boring or stale. After more than two years of using obé, i doubt i will ever go back to expensive gyms or personal exercise classes. The New Year’s sale is on now, and trust me, you’ll be getting a great deal while it lasts.
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