By now you know that I love cycling with my Peloton App (and if you don’t, here is my earlier review: My Peloton Bike Alternative). Despite the mad love, I wanted more variety so that I didn’t plateau on the bike. Peloton’s “After the Ride” classes are great but I needed some more oomph. After experimenting with some random classes on YouTube I signed up for a 30 day free trial of Daily Burn to supplement the Peloton and I am super glad that I did. Now what I do is alternate between Daily Burn and Peloton classes.
What is Daily Burn you ask? I only just learned about it myself.
Daily Burn offers 20+ multi-week workout programs. Lots of variety to choose from. From someone that used to be a HUGE fan of the Insanity, P90X and Core de Force workout DVDs, my number one complaint was the repetition and the boredom. Daily Burn has pretty much solved all that. Bloody brilliant!
Here is a random sample of their 20+ programs (descriptions are mostly from the site).
- Black Fire. This is with that guy from the Biggest Loser. Black Fire is a 60-day program that focuses on full-body exercises combining different fitness principles including strength, endurance, power, balance, core, and recovery. During the 20-minute high-intensity training portion of each workout, you’ll move through a series of high-impact exercises designed to awaken new muscle groups and drive results.
- Inferno WTF (sounds a bit scary…). A six-week program featuring intense cardio and strength workouts.
- Yoga Fundamentals. Daily Burn Yoga Fundamentals is a back-to-basics yoga program designed to empower first-time yogis to improve their strength and flexibility.
- Power Cardio. A 6-week program that’s approachable for beginner to intermediate levels of fitness. All workouts are 30 minutes or less.
- Undefeated (this is the one I just completed). With Undefeated, you’ll have fun while mastering MMA moves and building your strength. The program mixes rhythmic cardio kickboxing with authentic martial arts-inspired training and conditioning for a varied workout.
- Barre Harmony. I’ve never done Barre but hear goos things. This 6-week program introduces you to the practice of barre, then builds on the basics with progressively challenging workouts. Each workout lasts under 40 minutes, and you don’t need a barre at home – just a chair!
- Spartan. This six-week program, based on Spartan SGX, is designed to help you conquer the obstacles of a Spartan Race. Get ready for total-body conditioning, crab walks, burpees and more.
- Pilates Phase 1. In this 16-day program users move through a series of small, targeted movements that focus on the body’s “Powerhouse,” the abdominals and center of the body.
- 15 Minutes Belly, Butt and Thighs. This super-efficient workout program is designed to help you burn calories in just 15 minutes. Using HIIT cardio, bodyweight moves and more, you’ll work to tone your core and sculpt your thighs and butt.
There are a bunch more and seem to be for all skill levels. Some of the classes are group exercise and others are one-on-one instruction.
I just completed the 24 session “Undefeated” program and each and every session kicked my butt. Left me dripping in sweat. The program is designed for about 30 minutes of HiiT (High Intensity Interval Training) every other day. Lots of MMA moves – punches, jabs, kicks, lunges, donkey kicks and mountain climbers. These are some of the same moves that I really liked with my old Les Mills and Core de Force DVDs. After the first day I could barely get out of bed. The instructors were great and kept me motivated. And the Daily Burn’s personalized calendar keeps track of your schedule which I found to be super helpful.
Now the cost. There are two plans to choose from with four different pricing models:
For about $15/month (my current plan), I get access to:
- All 20+ workout programs
- A new Daily Burn 365 full-body, group workout every day.
- Recipes and nutrition plans (haven’t looked at them.)
- The Daily Burn Community (keeps you motivated, I guess).
- Audio workouts – take a trainer and great music anywhere
- A full library of all past 365 workouts (not sure if I would use this if I was in the middle of a program)
- Exclusive access to new features and content (whatever that means)
You can also pay for the full year in advance for either package for a small savings.
I stream all the videos from my iPad to my flat screen TV via Apple TV, dim the lights and crank it up. It is a very immersive experience. You don’t need much space – I use the area to the right of my spin bike in the picture below.
Let me know if you have any questions. Enjoy your workouts!
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