Well, here we are, finishing up week nine of social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. The majority of gyms aren’t reopening yet due to safety concerns, so most of us are still doing those at-home workouts via Zoom, Instagram Live, YouTube, and fitness apps. But honestly, they’re getting old. I’m not sure how many more times I can endure an instructor yelling, “Are you ready?!” on Instagram Live followed by their blank stare for the 15 seconds of lag time it takes for those “💪” and “woohoo!” comments to populate.
Plus, even once gyms get the okay to open back up, some people might be hesitant to return (myself included). But for everyone like me who’s out here trying to exercise safely amid the pandemic, there are some excellent at-home workout programs like Alo Moves. Created by Alo Yoga, the luxe yoga and athleisure brand, Alo Moves is a comprehensive fitness app. Originally $ 199, a one-year membership for digital classes is now marked down to $ 99. You can also opt to pay four installments of $ 24.75, if that’s more your style. With that, you’ll get access to thousands of classes, which are downloadable, so you can workout anywhere and not worry about data usage. And while Alo’s primary focus is yoga, the app offers other types of fitness classes and meditation sessions as well.
To get started, Alo Moves takes you through a quick survey to gauge your fitness interests, if there are specific styles you want to try (things like hatha or ashtanga yoga, core workouts, backbends, inversions, etc.), your experience level, your fitness goals, and your favorite teaching styles. You’ll get customized classes based on your answers, but you always have the option to search for something new. You’ll find classes like The Knockout, Beginner Power Vinyasa, Healthy Hips and Hamstrings, and Chakra Sound Bath, all set to inspiring music with aesthetically pleasing backgrounds.
You’re probably wondering, How is this different from the myriad other at-home workout programs and apps? I get it. In reality, most fitness apps are pretty similar, but if yoga-esque workouts are your go-to, Alo Moves is unmatched. And when you think about it, just under $ 100 for a whole year of unlimited access to workouts led by esteemed instructors is kind of a steal.
Try it: $ 99 (originally $ 199), aloyoga.com
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