I’m a huge fan of Physique57. I wrote about it here. So when they shared their new online program with me, my curiosity piqued. Still, I’ve never been great at self-motivating to workout at home. I need in-person bullying (I mean motivation) to get the job done.
I’ve been in Colorado all week to ski, away from home and away from ClassPass. Skiing of course is an incredible workout (more on the science of that here) but on the days I didn’t ski, I wanted to get some brief toning in and so I decided to give Physique 57 On Demand a try.
P57 On Demand is the most incredible at home video workout series I’ve ever seen. Once you log in, you can view their extensive bank of online videos (you need internet to access since the videos are streamed), and you can approach the videos in three main ways (which I will break down soon). All of the equipment from the in-studio experience is subbed with things you’ll have at home (ie: a chair instead of a barre).
Three ways to use Physique On-Demand:
1. Follow one of their training programs.
Pick your goal from one of their suggestions (Like “New to the Barre” or “Get Fit Fast”, and P57 will give you a schedule of videos to follow to take the guess work out of seeing changes. Example below:
2. Make a mash up. (This is what I did)
This is the mashup I created in Colorado. I looked through the videos and picked what I wanted to work on (in this case abs, seat followed by an amazing hip-opening stretch). I picked 3 ten-minute videos that each focused on one specific area. A mashup operates like a playlist. The website saves your mashups so if there is a routine you like, it’s yours to do again and again.
3. Find a video and make it your complete workout.
You can also take a full Physique 57 class start to finish On Demand. You can sort by duration (among other factors) and find a well-rounded workout in one video that follows the usual class format.
So what did I think?
INTO IT! I really liked it! A lot more than expected given I don’t love working out alone at home. I especially liked the 10-minute stretch video. This yoga-inspired stretch video focused on hips and it felt pretty incredible. I’ve taken Katie’s classes in real life and these offered a similar intensity. For me, this won’t replace the in-class experience but it’s an excellent supplement for when I’m traveling away from a studio.
Do you have any at-home fitness routines? Tell me everything!
PS Read about Two Guys trying Physique 57 here.
Disclosure: I received access to Physique On-Demand for free. But you can get a free trial here.