Wondering where to find Netflix workouts? Streaming workouts online is easy and you don’t need a subscription. Here’s how to find the best online exercise videos.
The bad news… In summer 2012, Netflix eliminated all of their streaming workouts. I discovered the change one morning when I was ready to workout and every Netflix workout had disappeared from my queue.
The good news! Since that shock, I have discovered many more ways to get a great workout at home or anywhere I have a screen. These are my current favorite ways to get a great workout without going to the gym.
Workouts on YouTube
If you love variety YouTube is the best way to try new workouts. Start by searching for the type of exercise you want to try such as yoga, pilates, kickboxing, etc. Searches will automatically bring up the most popular videos on the topic. Choose a workout that looks good based on the ratings or the length of time. When you are finished save your favorite streaming workouts on a playlist so you can return to them again and again.
You can also start with a channel or a playlist created by someone else. I have some of my favorites saved in the Half Her Size workout playlist. Check it out!
YouTube workout channels to try:
Workouts on Amazon Prime
If you are an Amazon Prime user you can stream workout videos using your prime membership! If you are not a prime member there are some great benefits to becoming a member including free 2-day shipping, Kindle lending library, prime music, and prime video with free streaming for shows, movies, and (ahem) workouts.
Just like YouTube, you can try a variety of workouts using Amazon prime video. Compared to the millions of options on YouTube, Amazon workout videos are far more limited, however, when you find something you like it is easier to find similar content. The workouts on Amazon tend to have a slightly higher level of polish in their production. You can also purchase videos you like either on DVD or for download so you can workout without the need for internet.
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My favorite Amazon Prime workouts
DVDs to own
This is super low-tech but check out your local library! You should be able to access the library catalog via the internet, if not walk in and ask for help. You may find that your local library system has a nice selection of workout DVDs to borrow. This can be a great resource if you like celebrity led workout videos such as Richard Simmons, Denise Austin, Jane Fonda, or Jillian Michaels.
Many streaming workout videos do not require equipment, you will get a great workout by moving with the instructor. Most will recommend a sturdy pair of shoes and some use simple, easy to store, home-gym equipment.
Helpful equipment for working out at home:
Yoga mat – extra thick for more comfort while exercising
Yoga block (set of 2) – helpful in making deep stretches easier and more comfortable
Adjustable kettlebell – change the weight to match your workout and increase with your ability
Resistance bands – great for stretching and toning
Weighted fitness gloves – combine strength and toning with a cardio workout
As with any new program, I always suggest trying any new workout video at least 2 times. You may not find your rhythm until the second (or in my case third or fourth) time through.
BTW – If you want Netflix workouts back, tell them! Customer Service Number: 1-800-585-7265, Twitter: @Netflixhelps or @Netflix, www.netflix.com