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Cheryl reveals ‘extreme’ diet and fitness regime and it’s not for the faint-hearted

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6 June 2019

 

Cheryl reveals ‘extreme’ diet and fitness regime and it’s not for the faint-hearted

 

Cheryl has an enviable figure but she’s the first to admit that she works hard for it. The mum-of-one has revealed the secrets to her incredible abs – and her “extreme” workouts are not for the faint-hearted. In fact, the singer has even joked that her gruelling routines, which see her workout for an hour a day, four or five times a week, have almost killed her in her quest to regain her pre-baby body.

 

Not for the faint-hearted!

The 35-year-old revealed that she is a huge fan of US fitness guru Tracy Anderson – who counts Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow as fans – and has been following her vigorous workout methods, which include turning on four heaters so she can work up a sweat in 90 degree heat. “I’ve been doing the Tracy Anderson method, where you work your muscles at all different angles to lean you out rather than bulk them up,” she told The Sun. “You do it in 90 degree heat with humidity, which is supposed to help tone your skin.”

She added: “Obviously it’s not that easy to get your body back after having a baby so I’m at it nearly every day. I do the routine at home, she has a streaming system so I can watch on the TV. I literally have four heaters and two humidifiers, it’s not for the faint-hearted, honestly I am an extremist. I am one of those people who can’t do basic yoga, it’s too boring – I have to do the extreme heat where somebody can potentially die, or you feel like you’re dying, it’s quite extreme – it’s a hard method, but it works.”

 

Cheryl’s figure doesn’t come easy

Cheryl has also taken to drinking celery juice on an empty stomach in a bid to “get rid of pathogens” in the body. “I found somebody on Instagram who believes that drinking celery juice on an empty stomach first thing in the morning gets rid of all the pathogens and everything that is in your body. I have been trying that but I can’t always do it to be honest – it’s a mission getting up and juicing when you’re trying to feed a toddler at 7am.”

 

cheryl fitness

cheryl fitness

 

TURNING UP THE HEAT: Cheryl ‘almost kills herself’ during punishing ab workouts where she turns on four radiators in her lounge and live-streams US weight loss guru

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5 June 2019

 

TURNING UP THE HEAT: Cheryl ‘almost kills herself’ during punishing ab workouts where she turns on four radiators in her lounge and live-streams US weight loss guru

CHERYL has said her gruelling fitness regime leaves her feeling like she is “dying” every day as she turns on four radiators to work out in 90 degree heat.

 

Speaking exclusively to The Sun Online’s Big Interview, Cheryl revealed for the first time the secret behind her incredible abs and post-baby body… and it’s not for the faint-hearted!

 

 Cheryl told The Sun Online the secret behind her amazing bod

Cheryl told The Sun Online the secret behind her amazing bodCredit: Getty – Contributor

 

 

PUNISHING WORKOUTS

 

The 35-year-old star said that she follows US fitness queen Tracy Anderson’s vigorous workout methods, which see the singer turn her living room into a sauna for the “extreme” regime.

Cheryl shows off her incredible abs in the video for new single Let You, and told us exactly how she got her impressive figure.

“You do it in 90 degree heat with humidity, which is supposed to help tone your skin.”

Other celebrities to swear by Tracy’s training include Kim KardashianMadonna, and Gwyneth Paltrow.

 

 

 Cheryl detailed the gruelling regime that she carries out up to five days a week

Cheryl detailed the gruelling regime that she carries out up to five days a weekCredit: YouTube

 

Cheryl went on to confess that she struggled to return to her post baby bod after welcoming her first child, Bear, with ex Liam Payne in March 2017.

 

‘I’M AN EXTREMIST’

The mother-of-one detailed: “Obviously it’s not that easy to get your body back after having a baby so I’m at it nearly every day.

“I do the routine at home, she has a streaming system so I can watch on the TV. I literally have four heaters and two humidifiers, it’s not for the faint-hearted, honestly I am an extremist.

“I am one of those people who can’t do basic yoga, it’s too boring – I have to do the extreme heat where somebody can potentially die, or you feel like you’re dying, it’s quite extreme – it’s a hard method, but it works.”

Cheryl told us that she does the punishing regime for an hour a day, four or five times a week – adding that she also tries to drink celery juice on an empty stomach.

 

 Cheryl is mum to two-year-old Bear

Cheryl is mum to two-year-old BearCredit: Refer to Caption

 

She explained: “I have been drinking celery juice recently, I found somebody on Instagram who believes that drinking celery juice on an empty stomach first thing in the morning gets rid of all the pathogens and everything that is in your body.

“I have been trying that but I can’t always do it to be honest – it’s a mission getting up and juicing when you’re trying to feed a toddler at 7am.”

 

How to holiday like a Hollywood star in the Hamptons

By | Press

30 May 2019

 

How to holiday like a Hollywood star in the Hamptons

For the best summer shopping pop-ups, food spots and ‘A’-listers galore, there’s nowhere better than the Hamptons. 90 miles east of New York, this is where celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin, Julianne Moore and Beyonce will be spending the summer. Here’s what you need to know

 

Amagansett and Montauk

The end of the South Fork offers fashionable sun-seekers the best of both. Amagansett ‘A’-listers browse for top-notch trinkets at Love Adorned. Downtown jeweller Lori Leven’s summer outpost offers raw and precious stones in unusual settings alongside vintage finds and precious talismans.

 

Love Adorned

Love Adorned

 

Not to be missed is The Sabah Dealer – aka Mickey Ashmore – popping up up on Main Street. Ashmore’s sturdy, Morroccan leather slippers are a chic New York secret. Special pop-up versions feature luxurious sheepskin linings and bright summer hues.

Children’s stores are delightful out east, thanks to the proliferation of discerning families in the locale. Join them in hunting out a unique gift for a favourite godchild at The Pink Chicken. The sweet clothing and loveable toys here will guarantee your popularity.

 

Pink Chicken.

Pink Chicken

 

Head further east and dress like a local with a find from the Surf Bazaarin Montauk – a store carrying everything it is possible to imagine wearing if one lived in this hallowed spot all year round. Blending in is pretty simple despite all the finery on display; all you really need is a Breton striped T shirt, bare feet, faded denim and a colourful or macramé string bag.

 

Surf Bazaar Interior.

Surf Bazaar Interior

 

Tables for dining get booked up in advance everywhere in the Hamptons but lots of places offer roomy outdoor options for drinks. Gurneys, Montauk is the go-to spot for beach lovers. Rent a daybed at the beach club and watch the world go by, then book dinner at Italian hotspot Scarpetta. New on the scene is Showfish, a glamorous seafood destination at Gurneys Star Island resort, housed in the old Montauk Yacht Club.

 

Food at Gurney's Star Island

Food at Gurney’s Star Island

 

Fine diners will fare better for choice further inland at East Hampton, Bridgehampton or Sag Harbor. Casual eaters, fans of the TV show The Affair and anyone who loves a fresh lobster roll will want to grab lunch at the diner made famous by the show.

 

The quintessential seaside town of East Hampton is the perfect base for a Hamptons trip. Shopping highlights for summer 2019 include Reformation Beach House, a pop-up by NYC’s favourite sustainable brand offering the ultimate floaty, pretty-girl looks.

 

Sag Harbor, Baron's Cove

Sag Harbor, Baron’s Cove

 

East Hampton’s Tory Burch store is re-imagined for summer 2019 with a white, wicker-work scheme inspired by the designer’s Caribbean home, featuring a special beachwear section. Beach outposts of New York’s eclectic, luxe boutiques Kirna Zabete and What Goes Around Comes Around designer vintage add to the sumptuous shopping options.

Dining in East Hampton is more upscale – less casual than the far east. Cream of the summer pop-up crop will be Upper East Side transplant Paola’s, featuring high-end Italian versions of all the local seafood, raw and cooked.  More fish can be found at Bostwicks on the Harbor, a new-to-East Hampton, smarter version of a favourite Montauk chowder stop.

 

Bostwicks

Bostwicks

 

The top place to stay in town is The Topping Rose, an elegantly luxurious town house where each room comes with a golden ticket, or rather the Hamptons equivalent: a parking pass for East Hampton Beach.  Beach passes are required for many of the beaches out east so always check with hosts or hoteliers before heading out.

Sag Harbor also hosts the region’s most popular pop-up, Goop MKT, bringing a pared-down, beachy selection of everything to remind you of Ms. Paltrow. New for summer 2019 is Frances Valentine, a pop-up from the Kate Spade family featuring the range the designer worked on before her death in 2018.

 

Village Rooms at Barons Cover

Village Rooms at Barons Cover

 

Waterfront hotel-with-a-history Baron’s Cove is the place to stay in Sag Harbor. John and Elaine Steinbeck, Paul Newman and Art Garfunkel famously visited for the mid-century modern art scene. Just 12 miles away towards Montauk lies the epicentre of those hip old days, Jackson Pollock and wife Lee Krasner’s former home, now a thriving museum and education space.

 

Bridgehampton, Southampton and Sagaponack

Jet-setters and old money rub shoulders in the three towns further west. Beachy ladies stock up on colourful cover-ups and resort must-haves at Poupette St. Barth, Southampton.

Beauty and wellbeing are central to a Hamptons visit and Knockout Beauty’s summer pop-up is a must. Owner Cayli Cavaco Reck keeps a store in downtown New York but brings the very best products and consultants out to Bridgehampton from Memorial Day onwards.

 

Tracy Anderson Hampton

Tracy Anderson Hampton Studio

 

The Hamptons as a whole are a microcosm of New York fitness-wise. If you’re in the mood, catch outdoor classes at Goop favourite The Method by Tracey Anderson or limber up for the expressive, yoga-ish dance-a-thon that is The Class by Taryn Toomey. Duchess Megan Markle is a fan and attended classes in NYC. At East Hampton the Minardi Training Beach workout is guaranteed to have you mixing with the locals and earning your lobster lunch.

 

Pierres, Bridgehampton

Pierres, Bridgehampton

 

Bridgehampton restaurants are packed with the preppy set enjoying Mimosas and brunch at possibly the best celebrity-sighting spot on the East End, Pierre’s.

The last time we went, Calvin Klein and several movie stars tried not to rub shoulders with most of the Real Housewives of New York cast, busy ordering up a storm of champagne.

Over in Southampton, weekending Upper East Siders will be flocking to Tony Fortuna’s sophisticated steak house for finely diced salads and fresh oysters at his new indoor/outdoor summer opening, TBar.

 

Demi Moore Didn’t Work Out for ‘Over 4 Years,’ Makes Return With the Mirror — Wearing Uggs!

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29 May 2019

 

Demi Moore Didn’t Work Out for ‘Over 4 Years,’ Makes Return With the Mirror — Wearing Uggs!

 

Photo by Kevin Mazur/MG19/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

 

Demi Moore is known for her youthful looks and amazing body. But that doesn’t mean the 56-year-old actress is constantly exercising. In fact, the GI Jane star admitted on Instagram on Tuesday, May 28, that she was getting back into action “after not working out for over 4 years.”

To help get back on track and reclaim her washboard abs, she’s starting with The Mirror. Her Instagram video shows her filming a dance cardio class on the techy home workout device with her phone as she wears sweatpants and a sweatshirt. “15 min at level 1 that’s doable … right? I am stalling!” she wrote. In her narration she said, “This is going to be my next jam. Okay, here I go, wish me luck.”

 

Demi Moore Mirror workout. Courtesy of Demi Moore/Instagram

 

Her strategy seems to be working so far! The next day, the author of the forthcoming memoir Inside Out posted a video of herself in a different sweatsuit — and a pair of Uggs — doing a workout. “15 min flew by! 😜Mirror mirror on the wall…. a tight🍑please!” the star wrote. She added hashtags including #lovinglife, #backinaction, #tightenup and #gijane.

The Mirror, released in 2018, offers interactive, on-demand workouts and has caught the eye of plenty of celebrities, including Alicia Keys, Reese Witherspoon, Ellen Degeneres and Gwyneth Paltrow. Celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson teamed up with the company in April 2019 to begin streaming original Tracy Anderson Method workouts taught by the guru herself.

 

 

The exercise tool is pricey — it costs $1,495, plus $39 a month for your subscription — but it’s pretty special. As Mirror’s VP of fitness, Kailee Combs, told Us in February, the device’s programs are so effective because they’re tailored to the individual. “During your workout the Mirror will offer you real-time optimizations based on your goals, preferences and biometric data, such as heart rate and injuries,” she noted. “Also, during a live class, the instructor can see your profile and data from your heart rate monitor, so you may get a personalized shout-out.”

 

Mirror Workout: The at-home fitness system Kate Hudson and Jennifer Aniston love

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27 May 2019

 

Mirror Workout: The at-home fitness system Kate Hudson and Jennifer Aniston love

 

‘It’s a nearly invisible, fully interactive home gym’

 

The new Mirror workout system has arrived at the peak of the age of convenience, and that has definitely played in its favor.

Loved by celebrities including Reese witherspoonKate Hudson and Nina Dobrev, this sophisticated at-home workout system takes the hassle of going to a gym or fitness studio, or even having a trainer come to your house, out of your exercise routine.

But the system does have its disadvantages – for spin-enthusiasts or treadmill-fanatics, Mirror doesn’t incorporate all equipment into its workouts just yet.

But if you’re still interested, here’s everything you need to know about the $1,495 in-home workout system that celebrities love.

What is Mirror?

According to Mirror’s VP of Fitness Kailee Combs, “It’s a nearly invisible, fully interactive home gym.” In other words, the Mirror is actually a mirror. While not in use, your Mirror will just pose as… a mirror. When in use, you’ll still be able to see yourself as you exercise, but you’ll also be able to see the fitness instructor guiding your workout. These instructors are filmed teaching the classes live in New York City, so you can watch live or later on the Mirror.

How does it work?

After downloading the Mirror app and entering your stats in an initial survey, users can choose from a range of live and on demand classes with difficulty levels from one to four. The Mirror personalizes the list of classes based on the filters you choose.

Once you select your class, the instructor pops up on the Mirror screen, along with a score bar on the right hand side. Your goal is to chase your personal target score throughout the entire workout and attempt to beat it the next time you work out.

You will also be able to see your calories burned and heart rate throughout the class if you sync the Mirror app with any Bluetooth heart rate monitor, like an Apple Watch. Below the calories and heart rate, the Mirror also lets you see everyone else who has joined the live class with you, or if you choose a class from the library, all those who joined the class when it aired live.

If the class is live, the trainer can see your stats throughout the workout and give you shout-outs as you go. In return, the clients taking the class can send notes and emojis to the trainer to tell them how they’re feeling.

The Mirror will also optimize the classes to you based on your goals. For example, if you mention you have a knee injury in your initial survey, whenever there’s a jumping exercise in class, the Mirror will show you a modification that is better for your knees.

You don’t need any equipment, but if you have equipment, like dumbells, you can note that as well and you’ll be given suggested classes which include the equipment you own.

What classes does Mirror offer?

Types of classes offered include boxing, barre, cardio, strength, pilates, stretch, yoga and more. Plus, for expecting and new mothers, there is also a range of pre and post natal strength classes.

Which celebrities have used Mirror?

 

 

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So…here we go! The routine with our baby is getting more familiar and I’m ready to start taking a little time in the day focusing on myself. For me that means my health. Why? Because I wanna be around a long time for these three kiddos of mine. I know that some are curious about what that means and for all you moms (wether working or not working moms) it is the most challenging thing in the world to balance kids and personal time. Let’s be honest, kids take the number one position and it’s haaaaard to make the time for yourself. I’ve been doing a lot of research and I’ve spent my life time trying all kinds of new things that are focused on health and wellness. Because I am on a mission right now to get back to my fighting weight 😉 and my strong body/mind back I want to bring you in on some of this journey. If you want to follow a more in-depth of my to-dos, @prettyhappy will be posting all kinds of fun tidbits from exercises we are loving to foods/recipes we ❤️ and meditation practices I just can’t live without 🧘‍♀️ MY GOAL: I will be shooting a film in the spring and I’m looking to shed 25lbs. I’d like to try new workouts and eat as healthy as I can. I wanna do all this and keep up milk production, raise my kids, work everyday, make time for my man, have girlfriend time and stay sane! 🤪 I know that this sounds more like a new year resolution but after Thanksgiving and everyone thanking their health, I feel motivated to keep that up. Much love and hope everyone’s Having an amazing start to the holidays! 💋

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Kate Hudson was working out after the birth of daughter Rani Rose, and says the Mirror played a key role in her success. She even finished a Mirror workout while nursing her baby, posting the results on Instagram.

A lover of Mirror herself, Ellen Degeneres gave each member of her audience a Mirror during one of her ’12 Days of Giveaways’ shows last year.

Other celebrities who have used Mirror include Alicia KeysReese WitherspoonJennifer Aniston, Nina Dobrev and Leslie Mann.

How much does a Mirror cost?

The Mirror is $1,495, plus $13 per month for a subscription to all of the classes. “We are producing over 16 new live classes per week,” says Combs. “An Equinox membership in New York is over $200. You’re definitely beating the cost of an Equinox membership. And we also offer financing which makes the mirror as low as $164 a month. A lot of people use that option.”

What makes Mirror different from other at-home workout systems?

Mirror is not the first popular at-home workout system. Peloton puts indoor cycling classes in your home, and FightCamp launched at-home boxing classes, bag included. For those who are hooked on spin or treadmill running, Mirror doesn’t offer that yet.

But Combs still believes Mirror is a beast of its own. “I think we’d like to see ourselves as a platform, not just a piece of workout equipment,” she explains. “[Exercise] is the first genre, the next is fashion, beauty – we are a platform for immersive experiences.”

What is next for Mirror?

Mirror recently launched a partnership with Tracy Anderson to bring her popular cardio dance and sculpt workouts to users. By the end of the year, Mirror hopes to launch personal training classes, where you can actually interact with your trainer virtually via camera and microphone.

As for the years to come, Mirror hopes to build on its immersive experiences, which could include make-up tutorials or personal styling.

But it seems the future of working out is at home, and who isn’t here for that?

 

The Best Ways to Work Out in the Hamptons This Summer

By | Press

27 May 2019

 

The Best Ways to Work Out in the Hamptons This Summer

Hamptons season is here, which means plenty of rosé and a whole lot of beach time—which also means you’ll probably want to be burning calories on the regular. Fitness enthusiasts concerned about finding the best studios for breaking a sweat needn’t fret. Several exercise classes have popped up out east, everywhere from Southampton to Montauk. Below, all the spots worth hitting up this summer.

 

SoulCycle at the Barn. Courtesy SoulCycle

SoulCycle at the Barn

SoulCycle has locations in Water Mill, Bridgehampton, East Hampton and Montauk. The newly renovated Barn in Bridgehampton now has a bigger branded shopping section and an area for some pre- or post-class juice sipping, as well as new merchandise from Le Labo, FaceGym, Supergoop, Drunk Elephant and more. So you can tap it back and then go scoop up some chic athleisure and wellness products. SoulCycle.

 

Tracy Anderson in Water Mill. Courtesy Tracy Anderson

Tracy Anderson

Gwyneth Paltrow’s go-to trainer now has two studios in the Hamptons, in Water Mill and in East Hampton. Both will offer her new intermediate-level class, FundamenTAI, a 50-minute, mat-based workout that may or may not help you feel like the Queen of Goop. Tracy Anderson.

 

New York Pilates. Courtesy New York Pilates

New York Pilates

New York Pilates opened a Montauk studio in 2017, and this year it’s expanding to Southampton. The new location will officially launch later in the summer, with signature Pilates reformer classes and activations like a Sakara Life pop-up. Oh, and it’ll be open year-round, so you can get your fitness fix off-season, too. New York Pilates.

 

Flywheel. Courtesy Flywheel.

Flywheel

You can spin all summer long at Flywheel’s East Hampton studio, which will continue hosting its annual “RPM & Rosé” class at 4:45 p.m. every Friday in July and August. What better incentive to peddle furiously than the chance to sip some Wölffer Estate wine afterwards? Flywheel.

 

SLT. Courtesy SLT

SLT

You’ll be exhausted by the time you leave the 50-minute “Strength, Lengthen, Tone” workout, which is now in East Hampton and Southampton, but you’ll definitely get in shape using the Megaformer. Classes are available at both studios throughout the summer, and guests can also check out Stretch*d sessions. SLT.

 

AKT. Courtesy AKT

AKT

Beloved celeb trainer Anna Kaiser’s AKT workout is touching down in its seasonal East Hampton studio again. Definitely try her intense signature cardio workout—but be prepared! AKT.

 

Gurney’s Montauk. Courtesy Gurney’s Montauk

Gurney’s Montauk Resort and Star Island

Gurney’s Montauk Resort and the new Gurney’s Star Island will be hosting several fitness pop-up workouts over the summer, including Gotham, Flywheel, Dogpound, Tone House, The Ness, Obé Fitness, Exhale and Brrrn. Keep an eye on the schedule. Gurney’s Montauk.

 

305 Fitness. Courtesy 305 Fitness

305 Fitness

The dance cardio workout is springing up in East Hampton for the summer, so if you’re curious about introducing a live DJ and maybe a little disco into your next workout, you can get down at its classes from Memorial Day through Labor Day at Elements Fitness in East Hampton on Newtown Lane. 305 Fitness. 

 

Fhitting Room. Courtesy Fhitting Room

Fhitting Room

The New York City–based HIIT fitness class is holding a 50-minute session every Saturday morning at Sag Harbor Gym at 1 Bay St. from July 6 through August 31. Fhitting Room.

 

Erika Bloom Pilates. Courtesy Erika Bloom Pilates

Erika Bloom Pilates

Erika Bloom now has studios in both East Hampton and Water Mill, each with a curated eco-friendly shop, acupuncture and the option for a group or private class. The East Hampton location is open year-round, while Water Mill is seasonal. Erika Bloom.

 

Shelter Island Pilates. Courtesy Madison Fender Photography

Shelter Island Pilates & Barre

Hamptons health nuts will also find quality options out on Shelter Island, such as this full-body ballet-inspired workout, which offers classes seven days a week all summer. Shelter Island Pilates & Barre.

 

The Ness. Courtesy The Ness

The Ness

An invite-only sculpt studio that recently launched in Tribeca, The Ness is coming to the Hamptons for the first time this summer with pop-up classes at Gurney’s Montauk and Star Island as well as at Surf Lodge. If you’re not really feeling that whole “leave your house” thing, you can also book a private personal training session. The Ness.

 

Punch Pedal House. Courtesy Punch Pedal

Punch Pedal House at Montauk Beach House

Punch Pedal at Montauk Beach House involves strobe lights and a serious cardio workout, which changes every month or so to mix things up. It will also host a boxing boot camp and a spin class. Punch Pedal.

Peloton, Daily Burn and more: Best workout subscription apps

By | Press

22 May 2019

 

Peloton, Daily Burn and more: Best workout subscription apps

 

You can take (almost) every fitness class you could ever want right from your living room.

 

Workout videos are nothing new (who can forget Jane Fonda’s Workout from the 80s?). But in this age of Netflix and Hulu, you can now stream exercise videos anywhere you have Wi-Fi.

Workout streaming subscriptions and the apps you use to access them do the same thing those old exercise DVDs and VHSes did — bring the gym to you. But they go a step beyond by offering large libraries of classes that you can stream unlimitedly.

With so many options out there, it can be hard to figure out which ones are worth your money. In this guide, I outline what to consider before signing up and the best services you can buy.

 

What is a workout streaming subscription?

Streaming fitness subscriptions are basically Netflix for workout videos. You pay a flat monthly fee to stream unlimited workout classes on your TV, computer, tablet or phone. Usually these classes are prerecorded and available on demand, but some services — like Daily Burn — also offer live classes that you can tune into.

Most fitness streaming subscriptions are standalone products, but you can also find exercise videos on Amazon Prime Video.

Though streaming fitness subscriptions are no replacement for a personal trainer, they are an easy way to fit in a workout when you can’t or don’t want to head to the gym.

 

What are the benefits of workout streaming subscription?

First, almost all of the fitness streaming services are cheaper than a gym or fitness studios. Most cost around $10 to $30 per month — which is often as much as you’ll pay for a single class at a studio.

Second, just like the fitness DVDs and VHS tapes of yore, you can workout wherever and whenever you want. In fact, it’s easier with a streaming subscription because you no longer need a DVD player and a TV. You can access videos from your phone or tablet or computer.

So when you’re traveling, or if you’d rather not go to the gym, fitness streaming services make it easier to workout at home.

 

The downsides

The biggest downside of a streaming fitness service is that you’re working out on your own, without a trainer to correct your form. That’s generally fine if you are already an experienced exerciser who has taken IRL classes, but if you’re a beginner, it might be hard to master moves on your own.

The flip side of that is that if you feel embarrassed or nervous about going to a real class, working out on your own can be a good way to build confidence.

You also need to carve out space in your home to exercise, and it can be hard to put aside household chores or get time away from your kids when your home is your gym.

As always, proceed with these programs at your own risk and start slow if you’re new to exercise.

 

How to choose a workout subscription

When deciding what fitness streaming subscription to get, here are some of the most important factors to consider.

 

What’s the cost?

Some streaming fitness services can get pricey, but most are usually less than the cost of a single class at a fitness studio.

 

Do you need equipment?

Most fitness streaming subscriptions offer a mix of videos with and without equipment, such as dumbbells, resistance bands or a heart rate monitor. If you’d rather exercise without buying any equipment, pick a service that has enough variety of classes that don’t require it.

 

How will you stream?

Are you planning to work out in front of your TV, or using your phone? Most services offer iOS, Android, Amazon Fire, Apple TV or Roku apps, but always check to make sure you can stream your workouts where you want.

 

Does it align with your fitness goals?

Obviously, if you’re into cardio classes, you’re not going to pick a service that only does yoga. Take a look at the classes each streaming service offers before you sign up.

Options like Peloton Digital, Daily Burn, Crunch Live and Aaptiv offer the greatest variety of classes.

 

The best workout subscription apps

Now that we’ve covered why to get a fitness stream service, and what to look for, here are some of the most popular options available.

Just a note that I am purposely not covering any services that are exclusive to a specific product, such as Mirror or Fightcamp. This list includes services anyone can sign up for, without purchasing anything else to get started.

 

BEST WORKOUT SUBSCRIPTION APPS

 

Daily Burn

Screenshot by Sarah Mitroff/CNET

True to its name, Daily Burn offers new daily classes at 9 a.m. EST. If that time doesn’t work for you, you can always watch the recorded version later in the day, plus so many more.

Daily Burn aims to help everyone get fit, regardless of fitness level. By answering a few questions about your goals — weight loss, improved fitness — the service can create workout and nutrition plans for you.

Because the company has been around since 2007, there’s a lot of variety of video classes with Daily Burn. You’ll get everything from pilates and exercise basics to high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and kickboxing. There are even pregnancy and postpartum workouts.

Daily Burn has one of the more generous free trials — 30 days. After that, it’s $19.99 per month.

Daily Burn also has standalone Yoga membership for $9.99 a month and a HIITmembership for $12.99 a month.

 

Peloton Digital

 

Yes, Peloton sells a workout bike and treadmill that include a subscription to their streaming workout content. But, you don’t have to buy either machine to access those videos.

For $19 per month, you can stream unlimited bootcamp, strength, yoga, running and cycling classes, with and without equipment. There are also audio-only classes for outdoor runs.

Peloton Digital has live-streamed classes available every day, and you can pick from the on-demand options whenever you want. Each class provides a plan so you know what to expect before you start.

Peloton offers a 14-day free trial to get started.

 

CorePower On Demand

CorePower

Do you already like yoga, but wish it was more… intense? CorePower is for you. The company has yoga studios all over the US, but you can also take classes virtually with CorePower on Demand.

Classes range from CorePower’s full-body yoga flows and sculpting to meditation and technique lessons. There are new classes released every month to give you variety.

 

Glo (formerly YogaGlo)

If you, like me, prefer a more traditional yoga approach, Glo (which used to be YogaGlo) is one of the most popular subscriptions out there. It has a vast network of teachers who have produced hundreds of yoga, pilates and meditation classes. If you are just starting out with yoga, or are looking to improve your poses, there are more than 80 programs to guide your practice.

There are classes from many different styles including hatha, yin, vinyasa and iyengar, and there are classes for every level of experience within those styles. Like CorePower, Glo also has high-intensity conditioning classes to build strength and get your heart rate up.

Glo gives you a 15-day trial and it’s $18 per month after that.

 

Aaptiv

Aaptiv

Aaptiv is unlike the rest of the services on this list in that it is audio-only. What makes it so great is that you can use Aaptiv to coach outdoor workouts, including running and cycling, and workouts on a treadmill, exercise bike or elliptical. Aaptiv also has classes for yoga, strength training and other indoor workouts.

All told, there are about 2,500-plus workout classes, with around 30 more added weekly. You can pick workouts based on time, difficulty level, trainer and even choose the music you want to hear. If you ever need cues on how to perform an exercise more, you can use Aaptiv’s visual workout guides which show you how to perform 250 movements, such as deadlifts or dumbbell rows.

$99 per year with a free 7-day trial or $14.99 per month (without a trial)

 

Barre3

Barre3

Ballet-inspired barre classes are a wildly popular way to tone your body. There are plenty of nationwide studios teaching barre, but you can also take them online. Barre3, which has studios in 33 states plus the Philippines and Canada, has a streaming subscription with more than 500 classes.

Videos range from calming yoga-like flows to challenging balance and flexibility workouts. There’s a new 30-minute class added every week. While you do not need any equipment to get started, Barre3 recommends getting a few props: a core ball, a resistance band and lightweight dumbbells.

There’s a free 15-day trial, and after that it’s $30 per month.

 

Crunch Live

Rather than heading to a Crunch gym in person (or if you don’t live anywhere near one), you can get some of its popular classes at home.

There are more than 85 streaming workout videos available, all inspired by real classes taught at Crunch and hosted by Crunch instructors. There are also often real Crunch members in the videos.

Classes include total body bootcamp, kickboxing, yoga and barre, and they are organized into playlists like “No Equipment Needed” and “Quickies,” which are just 15 minutes.

It’s free for current Crunch members, or $9.99/month with a 10-day free trial for everyone else. You can also pay $90 for a year-long subscription.

 

TA Online Studio

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Do you really want to workout with celebrity trainer? Then go straight for Tracy Anderson’s TA Online Studio.

Tracy Anderson has become a favorite of Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Kim Kardashian and Madonna for her research-backed “Method” that asserts that anyone can get lean and muscular.

Since most of us can’t flock to her studios in Manhattan, LA, Madrid or the Hamptons, she offers online classes you can take anywhere. There are workouts for every fitness level, from beginner to advanced, and they are a mix of dance cardio and muscular structure classes, designed to work your accessory muscles to ultimately tone your entire body.

The TA Online Studio does not come cheap. It’s $90 per month, or $808.50 annually (Which is $271.50 cheaper than one year of classes paid monthly). There’s also a free two-week trial to get started.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s epic wellness summit is coming to London… but a ticket will set you back £1,000

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22 May 2019

 

Gwyneth Paltrow’s epic wellness summit is coming to London… but a ticket will set you back £1,000

 

Glow like Gwyneth.

 

 

Ten years ago, Gwyneth Paltrow sent the first-ever Goop newsletter from her kitchen in London.

Now, the actress is bringing her wellness empire back home for the first time with a two-day summit, In Goop Health, back home for the first time, giving us an insider glimpse into the quirky lifestyle brand that gave us reiki healers, crystal therapy and those vaginal eggs.

As you’d expect, the event will feature all things health and wellness, including conversations with leading “doctors, scientists, and thought leaders”, hosted by GP herself and her chief content officer Elise Loehnen.

Those talks will span everything from conquering burnout and busting fertility myths, to mastering the “art of letting go” and transformational thinking in a workshop with leading psychotherapist Barry Michels.

There’ll also be self-care stations, restorative yoga classes and “intimate workshops” for smaller groups with expert practitioners, including a total-body workout with renowned celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson.
It’s not just the mind and body that’ll get a reboot either, as FaceGym will be on hand in the Goop playground to sculpt your cheekbones, while MZ Skin will be offering light-therapy golden facials​ to give you glowing skin.

The immersive event will be hosted at Re:Centre in Hammersmith on Saturday June 29 and Sunday June 30, and while a Summit Pass for all-areas access on Saturday rings in at £1,000, you can book workshops and workout sessions on Sunday for a much more affordable £30.

Stay tuned for more updates, as Goop will be announcing its speaker lineup very soon. In the meantime, you can book your tickets here. We’re excited!

Tickets for Gwyneth Paltrow’s In Goop Health London wellness summit are on sale

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21 May 2019

 

Tickets for Gwyneth Paltrow’s In Goop Health London wellness summit are on sale

 

There’ll be health and wellness-focused workshops, self-care stations and expert holistic practitioners on hand

 

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Gwyneth Paltrow is bringing her two-day wellness summit, In Goop Health, to the capital next month – but tickets don’t come cheap.

The actress’s wellness brand, Goop, which held its Los Angeles-based summit last weekend, will host the London event at Re:Centre in Hammersmith on Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30.

London appears to be a key market for the lifestyle brand, which announced earlier this year that its debut pop-up store in the capital was to become permanent.

 

A  ‘Summit Pass’ for the Saturday costs £1,000, while a ‘Wellness Weekender Package’ will set you back a whopping £4,500, and includes extras such as a two-night hotel stay at the Kimpton Fitzroy, an invite to a Friday evening cocktail kickoff plus a VIP workout session with Tracy Anderson. Tickets go on sale online at 3pm today.

 

An official release on the announcement reads: “The Saturday event will be an immersive, intimate version of In goop Health, with panels and workshops that explore what it means to feel and be well—mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually.”

Meanwhile, on the Sunday, guests can enrol in “transformational workshops” with psychotherapist Barry Michels, designed to “teach you how to dissolve negativity” and how to “replace it with an ongoing sense that there’s something greater than yourself on your side,” for an additional £100.

Goop says it’ll announce speakers, including doctors scientists and celebrities, soon.

Buy your In goop Health tickets

Gwyneth Paltrow to host wellness summit in London for the first time

By | Press

21 May 2019

 

Gwyneth Paltrow to host wellness summit in London for the first time

 

Gwyneth Paltrow is bringing her lifestyle brand Goop to London for a wellness summit in June, exploring what it really means to feel well – mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

 

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The two-day event on 29 and 30 June will be hosted by Paltrow herself. Attendees will have full access to thought-provoking discussions from wellness experts, bespoke workshops on emotional and physical health and self-care stations.

They can also individually take part in transformational workshops with psychotherapist Barry Michelle for state of mind and body classes.

 

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The retail space will be open all day, with Goop’s top picks in beauty and wellness available to buy, as well as sessions with FaceGym for toning and sculpting and MZ Skin for light-therapy golden facials.

Paltrow is bringing Goop into our homes this year, with the launch of her Netflix wellness show in autumn, exploring physical and spiritual wellness.

According to VarietyPaltrow will present alongside Goop’s chief content officer, Elise Loehnen, on 30-minute episodes where the team will speak to doctors, experts and researchers.

“Gwyneth is a highly visual, tactile person,” Loehnen said. “The quality of everything that we produce is very important to her. She’s always looking for white space.”

Tickets are available for the Goop summit for £1,000 on goop.com. Full weekend experience tickets are available, including a two-night stay at the Kimpton Fitzroy, Friday evening cocktails, a VIP workout session with Tracy Anderson and more wellness perks throughout the weekend.