FitnessGlo Review (and Giveaway!): Or, That Time I Worked Out In the Driveway of the Beach House with Some Audio Yelling At Me

Disclosure: What follows is a sponsored post for FitnessGlo.

While at the beach last week, my friend Chaz came back from running some errands and walked outside to where the other guys were attempting to set up their own makeshift heater/siphoning system to get the hot water from the hot tub to the pool and asked where everyone was.

“Sarah and Tina are at the beach, and Theo’s working out in the driveway to some audio yelling at her.”

They couldn’t see my iPad, but it was propped up on the back of Sarah’s car, and I was doing a FitnessGlo workout. I actually joined their yoga site, YogaGlo, a few months ago, to have some awesome options for at-home yoga, so I was excited to have the opportunity to try out FitnessGlo for a review.

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The site has a really clean layout, and it’s easy to navigate. Their goal is to make fitness simple, which I think so many people forget–and which is easy to when you’re reading about so many different styles of workouts on blogs and want to try them all. (Just me?)

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You can choose by style, teacher, level and duration and then further drill down.

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For example, at the beach, I knew I wanted an intense workout because I was feeling a little soft in my bathing suit, so I looked for a 30-minute HIIT class and got the HIIT class above.


I also love that you can pick classes as short as five or ten minutes, which is great for a quick stretch or a little core work. (Things I’m not likely to do unless someone is telling me what to do.) On their yoga site, you can also pick from short meditations or short sequences for specific reasons, such as relaxation. /endtangent

I do wish you could sort by equipment or no equipment, though. The HIIT workout, for example, used weights, and I somehow forgot to throw a set of dumbbells into my beach bag.

The site also has a “Balance Tracker” which helps you track the balance of strength/cardio/stretching you’re doing. You can manually add your other workouts, so it takes into account more than just the FitnessGlo workouts you’re doing.

The golden blog review question: would I pay for this with my own cash money? Absolutely. I like the workouts and the ease of the site. It’s $12 a month, which is a fabulous price, and everyone gets a free 15-day trial. I’ve used it on my iPad, but you can also use it on an iPhone, stream it with an AppleTV (yes, I worship at the temple of Apple) or just use it on a computer.

And one of you gets a free 90-day membership! Comment below to tell me about the kinds of at-home workouts you do, and if you do better with someone telling you what to do or if you’re good at doing a workout on your own. Me? I will pin workouts until the cows come home, but I think I have actually done maybe…2 of them?

This post was sponsored by FitnessGlo via Fitluential. As always, all opinions are my own.

84 comments on “FitnessGlo Review (and Giveaway!): Or, That Time I Worked Out In the Driveway of the Beach House with Some Audio Yelling At Me

  1. Megan Mc

    I do a ton of “at home” workouts as I travel for work. I am better at someone telling me to do, most definitely, but sometimes it is hard to find such opportunity in a hotel room/gym!

  2. fiona

    I pretty much only do stuff when someone is yelling at me to do it, so my at-home workouts are pretty limited to some planks / push-ups and foam rolling. Foam rolling is a workout, right? I mean, it hurts bad enough, and I’m using my triceps…

  3. Jenny

    I need someone to YELL at me…I’m the worst at pushing myself. I tend to stick with fitness classes for this reason but it would be nice to have someone yell at me in the privacy of my own home.

  4. Kaelin

    I live in the middle of nowhere… so my only workouts are of the at-home variety. I have tons of DVDs and occasionally try out a new routine from a magazine, blog, or website. I also run on the roads to get out of the house. This sounds like a perfect website for someone like me!!

  5. McKenzie

    We recently moved into a new house and created our own workout room (yay!), but I avoid it when I don’t want to think about what to do (boo). When someone else is telling me what to do, I push myself so much harder and feel much better for it.

  6. Ashley

    I’m a runner first and foremost, but I’ve gotten really good about being creative and doing crosstraining at home via free videos (primarily Tara Stiles yoga and 8 min ab/buns/arms routines…AWESOME and hysterical). Having the ability to mix up my at-home routine would be perfect!

  7. Nicole

    I do pretty terrible on my own. No problem going for a run but anything else and I pretty much need someone pushing me through it! I think this would be awesome to try at home.

  8. Alicia Spector

    I would LOVE a 90-day membership to this site; the ease of working out at home and not having to sacrifice the quality of the workout, instruction or being able to mix-it up would be amazing. I’m the type of person that NEEDS someone telling me what to do when I’m working out. I love doing circuit training/HIIT and pilates workouts in the comfort of my own home. This would be great when I am away from my regular gym during the summer months!

  9. Carolyn M

    At home I like to do exercises on my BOSU and stretch. Sometimes I do the Direct TV workouts, but I feel like you can’t count on them actually being worthwhile. Some are great and others are awful. Fitness Glo would be great so I’d always know my workout was worthwhile!

  10. Katie

    I’ve had the most success with Jillian Michaels dvds and breifly tried wiifit, but didn’t get that great of a workout from it. I’m super interested in Fitness Glo, but for a minnesota girl I’m more likely to try it in the winter when its cold and I don’t want to drive to far away gyms on bad roads.

  11. Kristen

    I do alot of tabata style workouts at home. I feel like I get an intense workout in a short amount of time, which is usually my goal if I workout at home. I am pretty good at pushing myself, but I am sure if I had someone yelling at me I would push even harder.

  12. Stacey

    I’ve done a range of at-home workouts but typically stick with DVDs for power yoga & strength/flexibility (ballet stretch, Physique 57) — if I try following a magazine article, I’ll probably fall asleep since it’s so early!

  13. Emily

    Usually at home I complete do the Insanity dvds or yoga videos. I always do better when I have structure with someone telling me what to do. This looks like a great program that I would love to try!

  14. JoLyn

    I am awful at working out with a plan of my own. I take forever to make a plan or think I can wing it. Not a solid workout plan. I need someone else to tell me what to do.

  15. Alyssa

    Would love to win a trial! Some mornings, I want to workout but don’t have time to get to the gym so I settle for a puppy-dog walk. This would be a great alternative to get in a bit more sweat!

  16. Julie P

    I work out solely from home, mostly to Cathe them! I’d love to try something new, though, and this site looks fantastic!

  17. Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona

    I think I’m willing to push myself harder at home cause I won’t look stupid in front of anyone but me. I have a some DVD’s that I use, but this would be a great way to change things up a bit.

  18. Megan

    I love using my TRX or doing a good yoga video at home – although the curious dog sometimes makes it more difficult to do!

  19. Laura Y

    I am trying to get into the groove of at home programs. I like the convenience of popping the video in my computer or ipad and get a good workout while not paying the per class fee.

  20. Emma

    I love home workouts! I tried P90X but it got boring doing the same things everyday. Crunch DVDs are my new favorites!

  21. Shanna

    I generally do yoga and zumba videos at home. I really like it when I have someone telling me exactly what to do.

  22. Mikaela

    I pretty much stick to ab videos for at-home workouts with the occasional strength circuit. And I definitely do better with people telling me what to do so I can’t cut workouts short!

  23. Suzanne

    I have a cheap exercise bike that I use at home and I supplement that with workout videos. I checked out the Fitness Glo website and signed up for a free trial and I’m already in love. I’d really love to win this giveaway!

  24. Jenny

    I have to be at work by 6:30am, so this is perfect to get a class in before any studios/gyms are open!

  25. Nicole

    I have been a member of their YogaGlo website for a couple years and I love it. I definitely need some direction with my yoga practice or I get bored and don’t stick with it…or end up in child’s pose for 45 minutes. Not that I’ve ever done that…

  26. amanda mae

    I have some dumbbells at home, but really don’t use them as often as I should so maybe this would motivate me a little more

  27. Holly

    I have a bunch of workout dvd’s but I’m feeling very uninspired by them. I’m looking for something new!

  28. Kate

    I typically don’t do at home workouts but I’m starting marathon training next week and it would be great to have quick core/strength workouts to go along with it!

  29. Kristy

    I’m in the same boat, pin tons and never really follow through! Currently on doing my PT exercises for my IT band. I need help!

  30. Kristy

    I am terrible with at home workouts. I went through a TurboFire obsession 3 years ago but since then I can’t motivate!

  31. Jen @ Jens Best Life

    I definitely need someone telling me what to do! It’s one of the reasons I like studio classes so much, actually. Someone is yelling at me if I slack! However, every once in a while I put together a workout and kick my own ass πŸ™‚

  32. Marisa

    I do squats and pushups every day at home, plus strength training DVDs. I haven’t had anyone tell me what to do (exercise-wise) since high school basketball many moons ago.

  33. Danielle

    I do much better when someone tells me what to do – then I don’t have time to make excuses. This is why I should just get a personal trainer… or just discipline.

  34. Katie M

    To really get in a quality workout, I need someone to tell me what to do. Left to my own devices at home, I generally will do a yoga DVD or try to complete a strength training routine.

  35. Danielle

    I try to do circuit-style workouts at home, but I do SO much better when I have someone telling me what to do and when to do it!

  36. Joy

    I use YouTube for at home workouts and I have Jillian michaels for the wii… I definitely need to be yelled at errr directed!

  37. Lauren S

    I’ve always been a gym-goer who loved strength and circuit type classes. Since having my first baby 4 weeks ago, I have realized I need to discover a love for at-home workouts! FitnessGlo seems perfect to ease back into intense workouts while not having the pressure of getting to the gym 5 days a week.

  38. Rebecca

    i usually only do yoga and stretching at home, but every now and then i’ll do a weights workout if i’m too lazy to walk to the gym or if it’s raining

  39. Michelle

    I love the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred DVD for an at home workout. I’m much better off when someone is telling me exactly what to do!

  40. Laura

    I use YouTube a lot for at home workouts, especially for strength training because I just can’t push myself if there’s not someone telling me what to do! I would love to give fitnessglo a try – thanks for the opportunity!

  41. Lindsay

    Most of my at-home workouts involve body weight strength workouts, stretching and/or riding my indoor spinning bike. I’m pretty motivated to workout without any yelling, but my issue is that I end up doing the same thing over and over again. Would love to have access to a variety of videos to keep things fresh.

  42. Mary B.

    I do core work and light strengthening at home! I do well both on my own and being yelled at, but I would love to add more structure via Fitnessglo for at home cardio!

  43. Kaytee

    I do some bodyweight crossfit workouts at home, but I recently signed up for the Fitnessglo free trial, too. I really love the stretching videos because I’m not great at doing that on my own. I also really like the barre videos.

  44. Emily

    I am terrible at at-home-workouts. But I think having a program or website to follow would help. I need someone to tell me what to do!

  45. Christina

    I do DDPYoga at home and it has been incredible! Fitness go sounds like it would be right up my alley. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  46. Katy

    Mostly treadmill workouts, which is why I would LOVE something like this! Love love love! I’m a teacher and its almost summer vacation, so I’ll have a lot of time to use it!

  47. Holly

    I used to always do Kathy Smith’s Lift Weights to Lose Weight video. It had an upper body, lower body and abdominal section. Since then I’ve been running more and have a gym membership.

  48. Lisa C.

    I have my own strength workout I do that I memorized from the original Biggest Loser workout DVD I owned but I need to change it up a bit.

  49. Emily

    my home workouts consist of the stationary bike, rower, and occasionally videos. i definitely work better when someone’s telling me what to do.

  50. Kadye

    I’ve pinned a ton, but I can never manage to do them. I’m much better if someone tells me what to do and I can watch them while I do them.

  51. Kari F

    I rarely do home workouts. The few I’ve done I got bored with quickly. This website sounds like the perfect solution with all the variety.

  52. Alli

    I usually just do circuit style workouts at home that I find on pinterest, but I would love to belong to a site where I can find workouts a little easier!

  53. Carli

    It depends on what kind of workout that I’m doing. If I’m lifting weights or doing Pilates then I am totally on my own and fine with that. If I’m doing cardio, kickboxing, or something like that I prefer some instruction. But all of my workouts are at home. I don’t have a gym membership.

  54. Aja

    I NEVER do workouts solo, because I can’t really get in the zone! But I love doing Insanity and 30 Day Shred videos. Being in the gym definitely gives me the most intense workout out of those options.

  55. Laura

    I actually like Pinterest workouts! For me it’s about starting one, because then I know I’ll stick with it exactly as written. But there are definitely some I don’t have the courage to start πŸ™‚

  56. Jamie Lynne Boutilier

    I travel internationally 70% of the time for work. I pack a pair of 5 lb dumbells and do Jillian Michaels’s 30 day shred in my hotel room. It’s a great 20 min HIIT workout that keeps me fit between long hours on the road and client dinners

  57. Grace

    I do almost all my workouts, at home….I have a home gym – since having two little ones makes it tough for me to get to a gym. So aside from my cardio machines & running with my kids outside – I love OnDemand workouts, as well as YouTube ones (like the Sarah Fit channel) which I stream to my tv, from my iPad & Apple TV……(yup, another apple lover here, lol)
    Great giveaway! I keep seeing the mention of fitnessglo on a lot of awesome blogs that I read.

  58. Kelly

    I would love to try FitnessGlo. While I’m pretty good at motivating myself to go run, I’d love to know that I can do programs from FitnessGlo when the weather won’t cooperate or when I am pressed for time.

  59. Emily

    If I’m doing a workout at home, it’s more than likely a ‘pop pilates’ youtube video (yay free workout vids!!) and I’ve done Insanity with a friend who owned the DVDs a few times. I get a little sassy with Shaun T when I’m feeling the burn… haha.

  60. Andra

    My favourite at home workout? Place my yoga mat on the floor and just go with the flow! Sometimes it works a charm, sometimes I lose my motivation…that’s why a bit more structure would be great!

  61. Nicole S.

    I don’t do any workouts at home which is why I would like to try out I do better with someone telling me what to do.


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