On Demand Vs. Live Workouts: Which Should You Choose

On Demand Vs. Live Workouts: Which Should You Choose

If you’re just getting started with Openfit, you may be wondering which workouts you should start with. Along with on-demand workouts, Openfit also offers more than 350 live group classes each week — so which type of online workout is best for you? Or should you do a mix of both? Here’s what you need to know.

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Who Should Do Openfit Live Workouts?

Openfit Live Workout

If you like your fitness with an extra dose of motivation and individual attention, Openfit Live workouts are a great fit for you. Certified trainers lead a wide variety of live group classes, including strength training, running, walking, HIIT, yoga, kickboxing, stretching, and more.

In an Openfit Live workout, you get all the camaraderie of a group fitness class, along with personalized feedback and modifications based on your fitness level — but in the comfort of your own home. You’ll also have the option to authorize the Openfit app or your computer to access to your camera, allowing your trainer (and only your trainer!) to see you during your workout.

Openfit Live is also an excellent choice if you get bored easily with workouts. You can change up your routine as often as you like, and pick and choose classes that fit best with your schedule. On the Live Class Schedule screen, you can search by the day or by the type of class to find one that works for you.


Who Should Do Openfit On-Demand Workouts?

Openfit On Demand

If you have an unpredictable schedule, and you typically need to squeeze your workout in between Zoom calls or while your kids are napping, Openfit’s on-demand workouts may be the best fit for you. Most of these workouts take 30 minutes or less, and they’re available whenever you’re ready to work out — no scheduling or planning needed.

Follow a workout program from start to finish, like the 30-Day Signature Xtend Barre program or the Rough Around the Edges 30-Day Training calendar. Or choose whatever workout you’re in the mood for that day — there are hundreds of options, from barre and Pilates to yoga and high-intensity workouts.

Every class you take is logged in the Workouts Completed screen on your app, making it easy to track your progress.


What Classes Can I Do the Fastest?

600 Secs Results

Short on time? No problem — Openfit has a wide range of classes that can be completed in 30 minutes or less, making it easy to stay active at home. Here are just a few you can choose from.

600 Secs

This on-demand workout helps you to get results fast with high-intensity, ultra-efficient workouts that last only 10 minutes.


Led by a four-time Tough Mudder champion, these intense 30-minute workouts build total-body strength and improve cardio endurance over a 30-day program.

10-Minute Booty Work

Who doesn’t have 10 minutes to spend on lower body strength? All you need is a mat to sculpt your booty with this beginner-friendly Openfit Live class.

HIIT Build

If you only have 15 minutes to work out, this Openfit Live class can help you make the most of it and get your heart rate up with high-intensity intervals.

Pilates Mat

This core-focused Pilates workout on Openfit Live will work your abs and glutes in just 25 minutes. If you love it, try the on-demand XB Pilates 21-day workout program next!


What Classes Work Best for Beginners?

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If you’re just getting started on your fitness journey, many Openfit workouts are open to all levels — and you can modify any exercise that’s too challenging or not within your range of motion right now. If you take an Openfit Live class, the instructors can suggest modifications. In the meantime, try these beginner-friendly classes.

Walking or Running Classes

Openfit Live classes that focus on walking or running can be done outdoors or on a treadmill, and they’re open to all levels, so you can go at your own pace.

The Peak Circuit

Complete this 25-minute Openfit Live class to burn serious calories in a circuit-style, total-body workout. You’ll learn to push your body to peak effort, then taper back down.

Xtend Barre

In just 30 minutes a day, these full-body workouts will help you sculpt leaner legs, defined arms, and a tighter core while also burning fat.


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