It’s crazy how little time it takes to get out of shape. One study last year concluded that two weeks of sedentary behavior—like lounging on the beach, for example—decreases muscle mass, reduces cardio-respiratory levels and increases body fat (especially in the midsection … RIP, abs). Luckily, thanks to a surge of fitness streaming services, it’s now really easy to bring your workout with you, wherever you go.
The Methodology X by Dan Roberts
Years of training high-profile models has allowed Dan Roberts to finesse his formula for honing the feminine form. After all, there’s nobody more specific about physique than professionally beautiful people. The Methodology X is a 28-day program incorporating plyometrics, Pilates, boxing, dance, yoga and more, for a scientific full-body workout designed to help all women achieve the best version of their own body.
Cost: £79 (around $109) for the package
Whether you want a quick sequence to help your body unfurl post-flight, or a fiery Vinyasa to burn off some of those piña colada calories, YogaGlo has you covered. Shot with a professional team at the company’s LA studio, monthly membership gives you access to over 4,000 videos that encompass 11 styles of yoga and meditation, running anywhere from five to 120 minutes per class.
Cost: $18 per month with a 15-day free trial
Maybe the most advanced workout streaming service, Daily Burn membership buys you access to a video library, audio workouts, and live classes. If you don’t want your exercise routine to become too routine, you’ll enjoy the variety on offer. Pick and choose from cardio (great for days when the most movement you’ve done is lifting beverage to mouth), strength and restorative workouts like Pilates and yoga.
Cost: $14.95 per month with a 30-day free trial
An IRL class at one of modelFIT’s LA or NYC studios is likely to contain a couple of attendees you recognize (Karlie Kloss, to name but one). This low-impact workout was devised to target all the smaller muscle groups, giving you strength without any bulk—which is how it earned a loyal following of models and actresses. Stream classes that fit with your schedule, whether you have an hour or just 20 minutes to spare.
Cost: $19.99 per month or $219.89 per year with a free seven-day trial
Mary Helen Bowers, the brain and body behind Ballet Beautiful, danced professionally with the New York City Ballet before channeling her training into a tough, effective workout method that whipped Natalie Portman into shape for her role in Black Swan. A Ballet Beautiful subscription will get you access to a library of workouts that increase strength and flexibility, with new classes added every month.
Cost: $39.99 per month
Gwyneth Paltrow’s business partner made her name training some of Hollywood’s fittest using her dance cardio-based method. Join the T A Online Studio and you’ll receive a new workout every week—a one-hour “muscular structure” video filmed during a live class at Anderson’s exclusive New York studio, plus a breakdown lesson so you can get the moves right, and access to a library of dance cardio classes.
Cost: $475 per six months
Physique57 promises visible results after just eight sessions with its targeted barre workout. Sign up online and you’ll be able to customize your own workout, saving short videos into curated playlists. There are also expert-approved exercise programs, like Best Beach Body, which gets you swimsuit-ready in just four weeks. Handily, Physique57 doesn’t require any equipment, making it the perfect hotel room workout.
Cost: $30 per month with a 15-day free trial