January is half over, and if your new year’s resolution to work out more hasn’t happened, we’ve got you covered without leaving home. COVID has forced many NJ fitness studios to move their classes to live stream and on-demand, which means you can do anything with a laptop at home. Try mixing it up with classes like cardio, barre, or yoga from a bunch of different studios, or focus on one place and subscribe to their series. Ready to break a sweat? Scroll down to find a class, then carve out space in your family room—your 2021 workouts start here now.
Here are 11 fitness studios in NJ where you can stream virtual workouts
The Bar Method
The Bar Method brings their beloved barre-based workouts into your home with Zoom livestream classes available from most of their 11 NJ-based studios. You’ll find studio favorites like bar express, advanced, express + restore that you can do while using the back of a chair or counter as your temporary barre. Follow your favorite instructors on the screen, and when you’re ready to venture out, continue with them in the live studio classes. Can’t commit to the live stream? Check out their library of classes on Bar Online that you can take when and where you want—whether you have just 15 minutes or a full hour.
Cost: Packages: $15 for a single class, $75 for 5 classes, $240 for 10 classes, $425 for 20 classes, $570 for 30 classes, $199/month for unlimited livestream classes.
Bar Online is $19/month after a 14-day free trial.
EmpowerFitness is a boutique-style studio that holds virtual classes via its Facebook page. They’re live-streamed usually in the morning (a great way to kick-off the day), and then the recording is made available for up to a week later to do at your leisure. Their recent classes have included full-body, therapeutic stretch, barre, and Tabata workouts, but head over to their Facebook page to get the latest schedule (they usually post about potential classes 24 hours ahead to gauge interest.)
Cost: $10 (includes livestream and four to five-day access).
Asana Soul Practice
Asana Soul Practice, with Hoboken and Jersey City locations, has livestream classes via Zoom, making it feel like you’re at the studio instead of in your living room. Classes include open soul, flow and let go, basic flow, soul power, yin yoga, and more. They also have on-demand classes, which are available only to subscribers allowing 24/7 access.
Cost: Single classes: $25 for yoga, $18 for meditation.
Packages: $100 for 5 classes, $180 for 10 classes, $300 for 20 classes.
Unlimited classes memberships: $99 monthly, On-demand classes are $9.99 per month after a 7-day free trial.
Body Burn Barre
Body Burn Barre offers high-energy, barre-based, total-body sculpting workouts from their Tenafly studio with Zoom. And while classes move fast and may seem intense and challenging, every class is open to everyone, from complete beginners to experts. Check their Facebook page for classes and scheduling.
Cost: $23 for a single class, $110 for a 5-class package, $210 for a 10-class package, $400 for a 20-class package.
You don’t need a bike to get in on Upcycle’s livestream barre, sculpting, and yoga classes. They also have Upcycle Anytime, a subscription-based library of pre-recorded classes that you can take anytime and anywhere. Each video is about 30 to 45 minutes, and you’ll have unlimited access to their barre, yoga, cycling (requires a spin bike), and meditation videos.
Cost: Livestream classes: $10 for a single class, $40 for a 5-class package, $75 for a 10-class package.
Upcycle Anytime is $30/month.
Work It Out
This female-focused studio recently closed its Hoboken locations and moved to an all-virtual format. Their live stream classes and on-demand videos—for both women and girls—are available through Work It Out Digital Studio, where you can also find custom playlists to get you going. Class favorites include AbSalute (core), She’s a Knockout (cardio-kickboxing), Sweata Weather (weights and cardio), and Tone n’ Ohm (yoga).
Cost: Work It Out Digital Studio is $60/month.
Pump. Pilates. rePurposed.
Pump is an untraditional Pilates studio in Hoboken centered around the idea that workout routines should be individualized and fluid—even if you’re participating in group classes. If you’re new to pilates, it may pay to sign up for their virtual one-on-one sessions to understand the basics. Beyond that, they offer virtual classes like 45-minute Pilates mat and 1-hour pump remix classes.
Cost: $25 for a single class, $110 for a 5-class package, $200 for a 10-class package. Personalized private virtual sessions are $75 per session.
If you’re looking to boost your fitness level and add strength training to the mix, check out this Hoboken studio’s virtual classes. Besides the mix of cardio, strength, and yoga classes, virtual also includes small group training where you work with a group of 2-4 people to build a customized, personal training program that you can use in the gym and at home.
Cost: $10 for a single drop-in session (use within 48 hours) $209 monthly for small group training.
Fire Shaper is a hot yoga studio with 4 locations in Bergen County. While you won’t have the heated studio experience, you can still be a part of their signature virtual Zoom classes, including flow, ignite 60, and blaze express. They also have on-demand classes through Yoginity—such as vinyasa yoga, Bikram yoga, fitness, and more—as well as meditations, workshops, podcasts, and recipes.
Cost: $25 for 3 classes, $60 for 30 days of unlimited classes. Yoginity is $24.99/month after a 30-day free trial.
Founded by two former Radio City Rockettes with studios in Hoboken, Jersey City, and Montclair, these 50-minute total body workouts fuse aerobics, strength training, and flexibility. The idea is one cross-training format in all five different types of classes that include trampoline, sculpting, and HIIT. When you live-stream one, expect to hear shout-outs from your instructor and be a part of an ongoing community.
Cost: Start with the 7-day free trial. After that, $15 for a single class (use within 7 days), $70 for 5 classes (use within a month), $130 for 10 classes (use within 2 months), $199/month for unlimited live stream classes.
Flow Yoga Studio
If you are looking to go beyond downward dog poses, Flow Yoga Studio, with locations in HoHoKus and Mahwah, offers vinyasa flow sessions online. One of the more common contemporary yoga styles, vinyasa is more fast-paced—the poses flow together to create a sequence. You can also take a stretch and flow class.
Cost: Packages: $100 for 5 classes, $190 for 10 classes, $360 for 20 classes, $680 for 40 classes.