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More Money (In Your Pocket)
A boutique studio class costs $35 on average, depending on your city, but a livestream workout can be free (thanks, social media) or deeply discounted. Winhoffer, for example, charges $80 per month for her #NWChurch subscription (nicolewinhoffer.com), which includes two live videos per week from the sessions she leads—breaking down to $13 a class. "You get the structure you want from a class at a fraction of the cost," she says.
Class Commitment Makes It Stick
On-demand workouts are great for those with ever-changing schedules, but signing up for a live class at a specific time helps you create structure in your fitness routine. "When people plan ahead and make working out part of their schedule, 90 percent of the time they're more likely to do it," says Nicole Winhoffer, the creator of #NWChurch, a streamed studio workout of hip-hop dance and toning moves based on her celebrity-approved NW Method. (Kate Hudson is a fan.)
It's easy to pull up livestream workouts on your computer or phone, says Coss Marte, the founder of ConBody, a prison-style boot camp in New York City that hosts workouts on Facebook Live and Instagram Stories. And with livestream offerings from NYC to L.A., chances are there's a workout happening in pretty much any time slot. "You don't even need an actual TV, so it's not as limiting," Marte says. Work trip? Get after it in your hotel room. Vacation? Take your routine to the beach!
Forget doing the same workout day in and day out. "Classes are live, so they're totally new," Rigsby says. "When you know what's on deck, you might not be as focused or push as hard." Whether you train with a new instructor each week or take a different-themed class, it keeps your body guessing. Plus, by switching things up, you'll not only get to sample the vibe at a variety of studios, but you'll also never be bored.