If you haven’t heard about the latest at-home, on-demand fitness craze, Obé fitness, get ready because it’s taking over the online fitness world.
Remember back in the day when home workouts meant popping in a DVD, or (*gasp*) a VHS? Those days are long gone. Today, streaming workouts are all the rage. And it makes sense, who doesn’t want an easy, effective way to get in shape and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle from the comfort of their own home?
While streaming workouts and fitness apps have been around for years now, we’re now seeing more live, interactive workouts. Obé Fitness is an up and coming workout program and community that offers people the chance to get in shape, feel supported, and build connections like never before.
I personally started using Obé fitness a little over a month ago and felt compelled to write a review. I’ve tried A LOT of workouts and fitness programs at this point, and as a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor, I know a thing or two about what makes a good program. And as a mom of three, I definitely know what works for moms!
This is my honest review of the Obé Fitness brand and app
What is Obé Fitness? (Reviewed)
Obé (pronounced “Obéy”) is a fitness brand that was created by Ashley Mills and Mark Mullett, two former creative agents. These two set out to revolutionize the at-home fitness experience by bringing users something they’ve never seen before.
With their combined knowledge and natural knack for creating great content, they started the Obé Fitness brand, specializing in on-demand and live-streamed fitness classes in a 28-minute format. Yes, you read that right, each class is just 28-minutes each!
Their idea was to recreate the experience of going to a swanky NYC fitness studio for all their viewers at home. This is evidenced by the workout stage, which is a bright, open box – it certainly has a different look and feels than any other streaming workout class I’ve ever seen.
What Are The Workouts Like?
The 28-minute workouts are sorted into several different categories; Sweat, Define, Flow, and Pre-and-Post-Natal, too. There are also express workouts that are 10 minutes long, advanced workouts that are 45-minutes long, and workouts designed specifically for kids and seniors.
Within each of their main categories, there are several class types. Here’s a breakdown of the main category offerings:
- Cardio boxing
- Cardio dancing
- Dance HIIT
- Low-impact dance cardio
- Low-impact dance circuit
- Dance Choreo
- Beginner yoga
- Vinyasa yoga
- Yoga sculpt
- Restorative yoga
I am slowly working my way through each of the different classes, but I am LOVING the HIIT, sculpt, power, Pilates, and Barre classes!
3 Reasons Why You’ll Fall in Love With Obé Fitness
There are so many reasons to love Obé, but here are my top 3:
1. It’s FUN and Flexible!
The whole point of home workouts is to have the ability to do them on your own schedule, right? And that’s exactly what Obé is all about. Not only do they stream 14 live classes per day, but they also have a complete library of hundreds of on-demand workouts to choose from.
So, if a live class matches with your schedule, you can take it live. If not, scroll through the pre-recorded classes – it’s virtually the same experience. This is the perfect workout for moms and busy women who need flexibility and variety.
2. The Workouts Are AWESOME
Anyone who has followed me for a while knows that I am kind of a workout snob, meaning I’m very particular about my workouts. I have tried so many that I was less than impressed with.
I can honestly say that I’ve tried each of the workout categories available on Obé (even the types I wouldn’t typically try i.e. yoga) and I have LOVED every one of them. The studio is bright and cheery, the trainers are positive and full of energy, and the workouts are downright effective.
From HIIT classes that leave me breathless to Pilates that leave me shaky and sore – it’s safe to say I’m obsessed!
3. It’s Super Affordable
First, they offer a free 10-day trial where you get to try as many workouts as you want, which is fantastic. Do I wish it were a bit longer? Of course. I think users would benefit from a full month trial, but the good news is that it’s very affordable, especially when compared to competitors.
Obé offers their memberships on a monthly basis for $27 or $199 for the whole year. Compare that to taking classes live in a studio and you’re easily saving yourself hundreds per year – and you get to take classes from the comfort of your own home, it’s a win-win!
Do I Need Equipment for Obé Fitness Workout Classes?
Although you don’t need equipment for many of the on-demand workouts, it is helpful to have a few items on hand so you can challenge yourself a little more.
It’s nice to have something that’s padded on the ground for these workouts, especially for those of you who have hardwood or concrete floors. I use this one because it has extra padding and a little more real estate than other options I’ve shopped around for.
Dumbbells (1lbs, 3lbs, 5lbs, 8lbs, etc.):
Using resistance bands have been nothing short of excellent with my online workouts. This cute pack for women has a few different resistance levels to help the beginner to the advanced.
I have been using these ankle weights to get a little extra oomph on my workouts and it’s been great!
Make sure to have a water bottle on hand so you stay hydrated. There’s nothing worse than completing a workout and not having water around. There are some really cool options to choose from. I absolutely love this one because it’s so big and I don’t have to fill it up ALL day long.
The Bottom Line
Have you tried Obé yet? If not, the team at Fit Healthy Momma wants you to give it a try! Sign up for your free 10-day trial to see what the fuss is all about and decide for yourself.
Let us know if you try it and what you think!