The Best Openfit Live Classes for Beginners

The Best Openfit Live Classes for Beginners

If heading to a gym sounds like too much right now, we hear you. Thankfully, you can still experience group workouts from the comfort and safety of your own home. With Openfit Live, you get classes led by real-life trainers with real-time feedback and encouragement.

The hardest part is deciding which class to take first, especially if you are brand new to working out. But don’t worry — we have you covered and will help you choose the best Openfit Live classes for beginners.

With more than 350 workouts each week, Openfit Live has options for all levels of intensity, with classes that range from 15 to 40 minutes, 10 hours of the day.

View the Openfit Live schedule here and sign up for a free class! 

“Start with something easy and comfortable,” says Openfit Live trainer Alexis Craig, RYT 200 and an NASM certified personal trainer. “New exercisers often tend to overdo it at the beginning trying to get fast results, then get hurt, then feel dissuaded from working out at all. We want to avoid this cycle.”

Craig points us to the best Openfit Live classes for beginners.

 

The Best Walking Classes for Beginners

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Openfit Live’s walking classes are awesome for beginners. “You can work on building the habit of showing up for the workouts, without having to worry too much about learning new skills or doing things that might be uncomfortable,” Craig says.

A live trainer leads each class, and the app will track your distance and pace.

1. Quick Stroll

Equipment: No Equipment Required

Intensity: Low

Level: Beginner

Location: Outdoor

Quick Stroll is just that — a 15-minute live class that you can do inside or outside. This is the perfect, low-pressure class to get moving.

2. Walk & Stretch

Equipment: Weights

Intensity: Moderate

Level: All Levels Welcome

Location: Outdoor

The Walk & Stretch class is 25 minutes long (nine minutes of mobility and 13 minutes of cardio). It combines dynamic stretching and walking. Take this class to give yourself a nice break during the workday.

3. Let’s Walk

Equipment: No Equipment Required

Intensity: Low

Level: Beginner

Location: Outdoor

This class is a bit longer than the Quick Stroll, at 40 minutes total. You’ll get your heart pumping just by walking, with the support of a live trainer. There’s no distance goal, so you can focus on simply moving!

4. Trivia Happy Hour Walk

Equipment: No Equipment Required

Intensity: Low

Level: All Levels Welcome

Location: Outdoor

For a class that adds a different element of competition, try the Trivia Happy Hour Walk. This 60-minute walk will keep you moving and thinking, to work your mind and body.

 

The Top Strength and Toning Classes for Beginners

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“When you are just getting started with exercise, it is very important that you learn to move in a healthy way,” says Craig.

Maintaining proper alignment of your joints and bones can mean the difference between getting results or getting injured, she adds. That’s why the live trainers in class are key — they can give you modifications and coach you virtually.

5. Total Core Express

Equipment: Mat, Weights

Intensity: Moderate

Level: All Levels Welcome

Location: Indoor

This 15-minute live class will work your entire core, so you work all your stabilizing muscles (not only the “six pack” ones). You’ll need a mat and weights, but your trainer will guide you through the rest, with plenty of modifications. This one is good for core strength and alleviating back pain.

6. Booty Work Express

Equipment: Mat

Intensity: Moderate

Level: All Levels Welcome

Location: Indoor

In this live class, you’ll spend 15 minutes targeting your glutes, hamstrings, and quads. No equipment needed, aside from a mat, and your booty will be strong and balanced.

7. Barre Basics (On-Demand)

Equipment: Sturdy chair or ballet bar

Intensity: Moderate

Level: All Levels Welcome

Location: Indoor

The 12-minute Barre Basics classes offers a quick, on-demand introduction to barre. You’ll learn the key fundamentals for a barre class and how to use specific equipment. From there, you can move onto Openfit Live Xtend Barre classes.

8. 10 Minutes or Less On-Demand Classes

Another helpful place to start when you’re new to working out is the library of 10-minute on-demand classes on Openfit. With dozens of options, ranging from cardio recovery and flexibility to resistance training workouts for your lower body, upper body, and core, you’ll gain strength and confidence. The level and equipment varies, so scroll through and find one that sounds good to you today.

 

3 Helpful Tips for Beginners

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The best workouts are the ones you’ll stick with, and that’s much easier when they are fun and engaging. Craig offered these quick tips on how to start a workout habit and, more importantly, stay motivated.

1. Try a variety of classes.

“Try a bunch of different classes in the app, and see what you think is fun,” she says. That is the best thing to focus on first — classes that you enjoy and look forward to doing again.

2. Take the classes live.

Even in the live classes, you can have your camera turned off! (If that’s a deterrent, don’t worry.) The live classes offer added support to get you through the workouts mentally, and trainers will also provide modifications and can answer questions as you go.

“New exercisers need this added support to succeed in their workouts without getting injured,” says Craig.

3. Join a challenge.

Openfit Live has a variety of live challenges, like the Fit Week Challenge. You do this one solo, but Openfit chooses which classes you will take over a period of five days. For most of the live challenges, you pick the time of day that works best for you, and then Openfit signs you up for the classes to take. It’s a fun challenge to keep you coming back day after day!

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Mattie Schuler is an adventure journalist who specializes on the outdoor industry, gear reviews, adventure sports, fitness and health, yoga, and travel. She currently resides in Boulder, Colorado. She has written hundreds of stories for numerous publications including Gore-Tex, Gear Junkie, Outside, Backpacker, Yoga Journal, Gore-Tex, Men's Journal, and Men's Fitness. In her free time, you can find Mattie hiking, camping, snowboarding, trail running, and practicing yoga. Follow her on Twitter.

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