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The Best Home Fitness Equipment Subscriptions

Kelly Wright
ByKelly WrightJan 13, 2022 | 6 comments

At-home fitness subscriptions have exploded with growth since mid-2020 (Not hard to guess why!) and with live and on-demand classes have also come hard-core workout equipment that enables you to train just as hard, if not harder, than in a gym. From bikes and treadmills to rowing machines and mirrors, the at-home and immersive fitness scene is here to stay.

But which one is right for you? Well, it really depends! Do you want more cardio? More strength training? Or maybe you don't want classes at all, but an interactive system that has been compared to video games? When it comes to the variety of equipment there is no shortage of available styles and it seems that there is something out there for everyone. So, check out our list of the best home fitness equipment subscriptions and find your next workout.

Peloton

Probably the most famous of all the home fitness subscriptions, Peloton seems to be everywhere. From causing a stir with their commercials to bringing back to life our beloved Mr. Big, Peloton is a marketing beast. But other than the talk of the town, it's also a pretty amazing workout and the equipment is a technological dream.

Currently, Peloton has two types of workout machines. You can purchase the original and most popular, Peloton Bike or if cycling is not your jam, they also have the Peloton Tread. Both pieces of equipment come with the immersive technology that Peloton is famous for and allow you to work out at home on your terms with some of the best instructors around the world.

One of the great things about Peloton is how they use live classes to motivate their users. You can "compete" with other people taking the class and interact with your friends that are taking the class as well. The Peloton Bike + even has built-in speakers, a swivel screen, and auto-adjust to make your workouts a breeze. (Or at least makes them easy to set up...the workouts are hard!)

You will need to purchase both the equipment and the membership app. The app has additional classes like yoga and strength training you can take as well. In fact, Peloton will be releasing equipment to help take your strength training up a level very soon!

The Peloton bike is pretty small and takes up only 4' x 2' of space in your room. The Peloton Tread's footprint is a bit bigger at 68” L x 33” W x 62” H.

The Cost:

  • Peloton Bike: $1495 ($39/monthly)
  • Peloton Bike +: $2195 ($52/monthly)
  • Peloton Tread: $2495 ($59/monthly)
  • App Subscription: $39/monthly

Ships to: Continental United States, Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Germany

 

MIRROR

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Part mirror, all at-home gym, MIRROR is a slim piece of workout equipment that immerses you into a full-blown workout using an embedded screen. It will stream over 10,000 workouts directly onto the surface so that you can follow along in real-time while watching yourself to make sure you are doing the moves and workout correctly.

The goal is to replicate fitness classes that you would receive at a boutique or higher-end gyms, but of course in the comfort of your living room. The greatest thing about MIRROR is that the workouts become personalized. You can also invite your friends and take classes alongside them, all while seeing them in your MIRROR! This high-tech equipment also features surround sound speakers built in so that your workout really feels like you are working out in the gym.

You can even use your MIRROR for personal training sessions and your instructor will talk to you if you need to adjust your form. Just as a personal trainer in a gym would do.

One of the best features is its slim design and that it is really just a full-length mirror when it's turned off. No bulky workout equipment in your bedroom taking up space. The mirror just becomes part of your decor and measures 56" H, 22.4" W, and 1.4" D.

There are additional accessories you can buy with the mirror to step up the experience such as dumbbells, resistance bands, yoga mat, and kettle balls. But you do not need any of these and still get a full workout just using your own body weight.

The Cost + Details:

  • MIRROR: $1,195 ($25/monthly)
  • MIRROR Membership: $39/monthly
ACTIVE DEAL: Get $300 off + free shipping - total value of $550 off! No coupon needed - just use this link.

Ships to: USA and Canada

 

LiteBoxer

Ready to jump in the ring and punch your stress away? LiteBoxer is an at-home boxing fitness subscription that will have you breathless within minutes. If you've ever taken a boxing class or worked out at a boxing gym, you know how much of an amazing workout the sport can be. I remember my first class at a boxing gym years ago, it was one of those humbling moments where I thought I was in shape and was quickly proved entirely wrong!

So what is the LiteBoxer? It's basically a punching bag on steroids! But instead of a bag, it's a highly specialized light shield that flashes LED lights to your chosen workout. Ever tried Dance Dance Revolution? It's actually pretty similar in the sense that you look for the lights on the shield and punch the appropriate circle, which will all be timed to the music of your choosing. You can also choose a workout from one of the fitness instructors in your app. And of course, there are tutorials on how to punch and how to stand, making it easy for anyone to do.

For the LiteBoxer workout, you will need to buy both the LiteBoxer and the monthly subscription. There are two options when purchasing the LiteBoxer equipment. You can buy the wall mount option for $1,245 or the floor stand option which is $1,445. Both can be financed and your boxing gloves, wraps, and resistance bands are also included in this price. And in case you need to measure your workout space, the floor stand equipment runs 37.6" x 55.5" plus they recommend an additional foot of space on all sides of the equipment.

In addition to the LiteBoxer equipment, you will also need a tablet or phone that can download the app and play the music. Unfortunately, there are no speakers within the LiteBoxer itself, so this is the only way to do it. Grab yourself a set of Bluetooth headphones so that you can easily listen to the music without being distracted by the sound of the punches or machine moving.

The Cost:

  • Wall Mount Option: $1245 ($35/monthly)
  • Floor Stand Option: $1445 ($41/monthly)
  • Monthly App Subscription: $42/monthly
  • Free 30 Day Trial

Ships to 48 contiguous states

 

Nordic Track Vault

Similar to MIRROR, but with a few notable differences! The Nordic Track Vault is a more complete home gym set-up that also stores all of your workout equipment. While this also means that the Vault is bigger and bulkier than the Mirror, it is also more convenient and accessible for getting your workouts done.

The Vault uses iFit rather than their own app, which is great if you want to add more than just the Vault to your home gym. They also have treadmills, bikes, and rowers, and all of them can be linked up to your one iFit monthly membership. The Vault has also teamed up with some powerhouse trainers to record classes and give you an exceptional workout with the best of the best.

So what are the downfalls of the Vault? Well, as mentioned above, it's a lot bigger than other similar workout mirrors, however, it does have a more portable advantage as it is a stand-alone piece of equipment. The biggest drawback currently is that you do not have access to the entire iFit workout library. They are in the process of adding more but compared to other similar immersive home gym workout equipment which has thousands of classes, it can be a bit of a let-down. There is also no stat tracking as of present, so you are unable to save any of your past workout information.

The mirror portion itself is 61.5" giving you a full-body display of your workouts and making it easy to adjust your form. A huge bonus to the mirror is also the ability for it to swing out and swivel 360 degrees making it easy to move around the room for your workout, but never losing sight of the class and instructor. There is also a 32" smart touchscreen that allows you to choose your workouts

The equipment that comes with the Vault Complete set up are dumbbells up to 30lbs as well as 20lb and 30 lb kettlebells. It also includes resistance bands, yoga blocks, loop bands, and an exercise mat. You can always just buy the Vault and then use your own equipment if you have it, but the setup on the inside is made especially for their own equipment.

The Cost + Details:

  • Vault Stand alone: $1895 ($49/monthly)
  • Vault Complete: $2695 ($62/monthly)
  • iFit subscription $39/monthly
  • Free 30 day iFit subscription

Ships to: USA and Canada

 

Tempo

Tempo is another complete at-home workout setup that includes a large video display directly on the equipment in order for you to follow along with it. Although it may look similar to the Vault and Mirror, Tempo is actually not a mirror. Tempo does have however have a similar setup to the Vault in that you can store all of your equipment inside of it.

Tempo uses both live and on-demand workouts and comes with a set of dumbbells, a barbell, and disc weights. This gives Tempo an edge on the Vault and Mirror as you have more flexibility and weight possibilities using the disc weights. However, they can be bulky, so if you are looking for a slim weight set, this is not them. It can also be cumbersome to be constantly changing your weights throughout the session instead of just grabbing heavier or lighter ones. But for an all-in-one option, Tempo works great.

A 3D AI sensor can also help detect bad form and give you pointers to correct it, which is a huge bonus to the system. (although there have been complaints that this is not used throughout the different classes and programs) Similar to the Mirror it also offers a competitive leaderboard and comes with a heart rate monitor, workout mat, and recovery roller.

The screen on Tempo is one of the largest available at 42" and is easily seen due to the fact that it's not on a mirror and is an actual screen. Although, of course, this comes with its downfalls as you can't watch yourself and self-correct form and position.

The Cost:

  • Tempo Studio: $1,995 ($41/monthly)
  • Tempo App Membership: $39/monthly
ACTIVE DEAL: Get $300 on your Tempo Studio plus $150 in shipping. No coupon needed - just use this link.

Ships to: Continental US.

 

Tonal

Another immersive workout at-home gym system, however, this one uses resistance instead of weights giving you an amazing strength training workout. There are no dumbbells or bulky barbells that you will need to store. The resistance arms pack up nicely into the machine itself.

The best part about Tonal? It adjusts throughout your workout to help give you the best and fullest experience possible. Easily flying through the workout? It will adjust and make your resistance harder to really push you. Having a hard time and starting to shake? Its patented technology will lower the resistance making sure you and your body stay safe and aren't injured.

Tonal uses magnets and electricity to deliver your resistance workout all while you watch the 24" interactive screen. It has arms that come down and can be adjusted depending on which muscle you are working out. But almost any workout can be done with the resistance arms.

Like other at-home equipment subscriptions, you will get thousands of workouts and amazing instructors and not all are strength-training. They also offer yoga, dance, pilates, barre, kickboxing, and even meditation classes.

Tonal can also be linked up to Apple Music or Amazon Music so that you always are lifting to your favorite music.

The Cost:

  • Tonal: $2,995 ($63/monthly)
  • Tonal App Membership: $49/monthly with a minimum of a one-year commitment.

Ships to: USA (including Alaska and Hawaii)

Echelon

If you are looking for something similar to the Nordic Track that has multiple pieces of equipment that you can hook up together to give yourself a full-fledged gym, then another option to look into is Echelon.

They have a workout mirror (I feel like this is the new go-to product for 2022!), rower, bike, and a treadmill. All use immersive and social technology to make your home feel like a gym party with friends. One of the biggest perks to Echelon is they also offer scenic classes which will transport you to an entirely different part of the globe. In today's volatile travel and social environment, this really kills two birds with one stone! And sure, it's not the same as actually taking a jog through an old and historic European city, but it's nice to have the option to cure a bit of that wanderlust nonetheless!

Echelon has also teamed up with over 60 instructors to help record and participate in over 40 live classes daily and thousands of on-demand ones. Plus, they only stream the top hit songs of today, making sure your workout is always energized.

Price:

All prices are the basic starting price

  • Treadmill: $1299 ($28/monthly)
  • Reflect Mirrors: $1499 ($33/monthly)
  • Smart Rower: $999 ($22/monthly)
  • Connect Bikes: $899 ($20/monthly)
  • Echelon Membership$34.99/monthly

Ships to: US, Canada, Mexico, UK, France, Germany, Australia, Iceland

 

Hydrow

An at-home smart rower that includes live, on-demand, and scenic classes. Rowing is one of those sports that is a full-body workout. You use all of your muscles from your legs and core to your arms and shoulders.

Hydrow uses on-demand and live classes through 3000 different style rowing workouts with world-class trainers. Every row is recorded so that you can access it later. Plus, you can even choose relaxing rows from a few different locations around the world. (Although, Hydro offers the least amount of "destinations" to choose from out of all the rowers, so if this is important to you, you might want to consider a different rower) Similar to Peloton, there is also a competitive leaderboard during classes so you can race against your friends or other class takers.

A huge bonus to Hydrow? Every single time you row, they donate to water.org. Now, other than getting your heart and body healthy, is there a better reason to jump on your rower? The machine is also sleek and has a pretty small footprint for a rower at 86" x 25" x 47". It offers an electromagnetic drag system instead of the traditional water. This system also allows for it to be highly adjustable and you can move it up or down depending on how big you want your "boat" to be.

The biggest drawback to Hydrow is the price. It can be pricey (although, not as expensive as the next one), but if you can swing it, it's also one of the best workouts. In addition to rowing, Hydrow also offers other class workouts such as pilates, strength, and stretching. The screen will also rotate and tilt to make it easy to watch your classes and follow along.

The Cost:

  • Hydrow: $1,995 ($56/monthly)
  • Hydrow App Membership ($38/monthly)

 

Ergatta

The Ergatta is similar to the Hydrow in that it is a rowing machine, but the similarities stop there. The Ergatta is made from cherry wood and has an old-school traditional feel to it. It also uses water resistance instead of smart technology, which many people enjoy as it feels more authentic. (The more water, the larger the boat, the less water, the smaller the boat.) The technology it uses also helps to automatically adjust your programs as you get stronger and better over time.

The Ergatta uses a video game style and does not have classes or instructors, but rather uses personalized challenges to motivate its users. This is great if you aren't actually a fan of the traditional classes and have a more competitive nature. You can compete against yourself or in head-to-head races with other users.

Similar to a video game, as you hit your goals and beat levels you will also unlock new challenges. Giving you the motivation to keep rowing. Ergatta also offers scenic rides for those days that you just want to kick back and relax along a scenic river around the world.

The Ergatta is also probably the prettiest of all the at-home exercise equipment. It is not meant to be hidden, but rather is a statement piece in and of itself. However, if you do have a smaller area, you can purchase an extra piece that will allow you to stand the Ergatta upright when not in use.

The Cost:

  • $2,199 ($62/monthly)
  • Ergatta Membership $29/monthly

Ships to: USA only


Have you tried any of these home fitness equipment subscriptions? Let us know in the comments what you think of them! 

Kelly Wright
Kelly Wright
Kelly is a travel-loving mom to two very active little boys (3 if you count her husband!) and loves finding new products or subscriptions that will fit into their family's active lifestyle. When she is not planning their next trip or outdoor adventure, you can find her on the couch in comfy pants, drinking a glass of wine, and hunting down her next binge-worthy series.

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Kate

You’re missing the Tempo Move which is a significantly cheaper option for Tempo (mine is out for delivery today!) which has a smaller footprint, plugs into your TV, and comes with 35 lbs worth of weights.

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Lydea

I FINALLY received my Mirror (2 months after promised delivery) and I am very happy so far. I love being able to try new classes and not be afraid that I can’t keep up, afraid I took someone’s spot in the gym and just generally being comfortable in my own home.
What I really like (I am WFH) is being able to get up from my desk and do a 5 or 15 minute class to get my blood flowing or to destress.
I don’t feel like I have enough experience with the mirror to give a good solid review, but I am truly happy so far. The monthly cost is very reasonable, I used to pay $100/month at my yoga studio and then did cardio at work, but I recently moved, so the old yoga studio and work gym is no longer an option. As an added benefit, my work reimburses almost the full monthly subscription cost, and while that wasn’t what made me choose the Mirror, it is still a great benefit. I definitely suggest checking with your work to see what they offer! Additionally, I believe that there is an option to not buy the mirror but still do the classes online, so that may be a good option for someone who is wanting to “test drive before buying”.

I would love to give an additional review in a few weeks or months if MSA does another story. (I kind of consider myself a beginner as I really slowed down with COVID and moving, but I hope to ramp up to some of the more advanced classes in the next few weeks).

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Kelly Wright

I love that your work reimburses you for this membership! There are health insurances that will do something similar and give you discounts for staying healthy and active.

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Samantha

One year I had Oscar as my insurance carrier, and there was a program where you could earn $1 in Amazon credit per day for every day your daily steps (integrated with smartphone) hit its goal. I had walked several miles with the stroller one day and the phone sat in the cup holder so it didn’t register the steps. And that’s the story of how I lost my cool over one Amazon dollar.

Julia

Thank goodness I live ten minutes from a well-equipped gym with lots of fitness classes and nice trainers for $39 a month. Whew. I wonder by how much these gizmos inflate the monthly electric bill!

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Kelly Wright

That’s actually a really interesting point! I’d be curious if one of them inflates it more than the others!

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