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Work Out at Home for CHEAP with The Gymbox: A Review

Updated on April 4, 2012
The Gymbox changed the way I work out!
The Gymbox changed the way I work out!

Never Get Bored With Workouts AGAIN!

For about a year now, I've been hooked on The Gymbox. I've been into working out at home for almost 5 years now, and while I used to spend hundreds of dollars a year on one fitness DVD after another, I've reduced that down to just one new workout DVD every few months or so, from my favorite instructors. Ever since I found The Gymbox, I can't use the excuse "I'm just so bored!" because there is always something new.

It's an app you can add on your Samsung bluray, Boxee, PC, or Roku. The company is made up of a group of trainers based in Utah that record new workouts every week, then stream them over their app for their subscribers to view and work out with at home.

How does it work?
By paying the very affordable $10 per month subscription fee, each Monday new classes "go live". There are 20+ new classes streaming each Monday--and for a former collector of exercise DVDs, it is like Christmas morning every Monday to scroll through and see all the new classes there are that week, and figuring out how you're going to fit them all in!! You also have access to the workouts that went live the week before, and the week before that, and the week before that! The archives are available to you at any time, so you can revisit workouts you loved.

There are currently 12 different types of workouts the Gymbox offers:

  • indoor cycling
  • treadmill
  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Strength Training
  • Easy-Does-It (beginners)
  • Extreme Cardio (boot camp style)
  • Extra Stretch
  • Kickboxing
  • Cardio Dance (includes hip hop, Ballet, Barre)
  • Core conditioning
  • Step Aerobics

The Gymbox makes it so easy to have variety in your weekly routine. I've created a schedule for myself so that I can make sure I get a good amount of cardio and strength training in each week. The instructors film classes lasting from 30 minutes to 60 minutes at varying levels of intensity. Each class offers a challenge! Here is an example schedule that I follow.

My Sample Workout Schedule

Monday
60 minutes Cycle
Tuesday
60 minutes Pilates
Wednesday
60 minutes Kickboxing
Thursday
60 minutes Strength Training
Friday
60 minutes Step Aerobics
Saturday
30 minutes Pilates/Strength + 15 minute stretch
Sunday
30 minutes Yoga/Pilates

Excellent Customer Service

The Gymbox offers much more than just workouts. The team is very active on their facebook page and LOVES suggestions from the "audience"--us! They go above and beyond to meet requests for certain kinds of workouts. Based on suggestions that I made, the Gymbox now offers resistance band classes, along with a few other styles based on feedback I provided. I really love how personal the team is, and all of the instructors really appreciate feedback.

Streaming Devices Compatible with The Gymbox

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      jenp123 

      4 years ago

      Thanks for the hub! I used Gymbox for about a month on my Roku and really liked it. Working out at home isn't for everyone, but it's super convenient!

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      Caitlin Pyle 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      YAY! Save that $40 a month at the gym!! The Gymbox is so much better.

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      Amy 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for this review. I've been looking for a solution to my workout regiment. I think this would be a great compliment to my gym membership as I prefer group fitness but I can't always go on the schedule offered by the gym. Also, I have young kids so the daycare is full or just full of sick kids so I'd rather work out at home.

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