These online barre workouts range in time from ten minutes to a full hour, including live-streaming classes. This platform is the obvious choice for me, since Pure Barre is my favorite in-person fitness studio.

There’s nothing wrong with Pure Barre’s online program, but I decided if I was going to pay to workout at home, I was going to try something different. The online version didn’t compare to my studio experience. I canceled after the free trial.

Price: $29.99 per month with a 7-day free trial.

#2 The Class

The Class has the spiritual vibe of a yoga class but is more of a HIIT class in terms of the actual workout.  It offers a lot of live classes but also has an on-demand library. Expect plenty of burpees and other hard cardio-type sections, plus some mat work that’s basically pilates. The final third of your 60-minute workout involves some free movement that is pretty embarrassing if anyone in your family is subjected to watching you work out.

I liked this workout (it’s HARD), but all of the talking and prompts was too new-agey even for me. I would love to make it to a studio to try The Class once the world resumes, because I suspect that the meditative parts of this workout would be more resonant in person.

Price: $40 per month with a 14-day free trial.

#3 Obe Fitness

Obe offers basically every type of fitness class on demand, including cardio, HIIT, dance, pilates, barre, and yoga. Live classes of all types begin at 7:00 a.m. every day.

I thought I would love Obe, but I found the instructors gratingly perky. I suspect many of you do love Obe, but it just wasn’t love for me.

Price: $27 per month with a 7-day free trial.

#4 Glo

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Trying Glo with my sister-in-law.

If I were into yoga, Glo would have likely been the winner just due to the sheer number of classes offered. It has plenty for beginners through advanced yogis. I did try the pilates which was solid, but this isn’t a program I would pay for as a non-yogi.

Price: $18/month with a 15-day free trial.