Getting Fit with Netflix Instant Streaming

Update: This article was written very long ago and since then I’ve written an updated version: Where to Stream Exercise Videos – Alternatives to Netflix

I have been using Netflix for years and when they started their instant streaming service, I was very happy. All you need to use it is a compatible Mac or PC. If you have a Playstation 3 or a Wii, you can stream directly to your television.

So how can you get fit with Netflix? Well, besides being able to rent fitness DVD’s by mail, if you have the ability to stream, you can workout to various instant streaming fitness programs they have available.

Fitness Categories on Netflix

In order to find all of the fitness programs available for streaming, go to the “watch instantly” tab and select the “sport and fitness” genre. The categories listed include:

  • Abs, Glutes, & More
  • Cardio & Aerobics
  • Dance Workouts
  • General Strength & Flexibility
  • Kid’s Fitness
  • Low-Impact Workouts
  • Martial Arts & Boxing Workouts
  • Pilates & Fitness Ball
  • Pregnancy & Post-Natal Fitness
  • Step Aerobics Workouts
  • Tai Chi & Qigong
  • Yoga

I think the selection is great and the instant streaming is nice for when you just can’t make it to the gym, don’t have a gym membership, bad weather, or just want variety in your workouts. So, if you have been using Netflix just to watch movies, you can use it to get off the couch too!

Author: Eartha Haines

My name is Eartha and I created this blog as a motivational resource for myself to keep up with exercise and eating right. I enjoy reading, learning, and writing about all things fitness related. I hope that as well as motivating myself, others may find motivation to try fitness as well. Learn more.

15 thoughts on “Getting Fit with Netflix Instant Streaming”

  1. Yes it is fantastic, now you can no longer blame the time to train, you can easily do it in your living room with a virtual tutor at any time. It’s hard to be happy if you do not feel well. You only live once so if you do not manage your health today, then it is time to start doing it now.

  2. netflix is amazing but for fitness workout dvd’s online. If your in canada i recommend getting an ISP that doesn’t cap your bandwidth like rogers or bell. Using netsuite can use up a lot of bandwidth so you’ll wanna go for an unlimited package.

  3. Nice! I’m doing a Netflix trial right now and – as usual – bumming on the lack of selection for streaming stuff. But I never even look in the fitness section! Let’s see what they have now…

  4. I’ve been on netflix for a while now and never even thought about taking a look at their fitness selection. I will definitely check it out on the next rainy day when i can’t get outside! Thanks for the heads up!

  5. Great! Thank you for letting us know about the fitness and workouts Netflix has to offer. I wonder what other hidden gems they may have like for instance Relaxation and/or Meditation….I may give the free trial a go now 🙂

  6. I love Netflix fitness streaming, but they have officially removed it from the online choices for streaming. There goes my membership!

  7. Wow, what a bummer. I just did the Crunch: Pilates workout just yesterday for the first time. I tried to search it today and it’s gone!!! How ironic that as soon as I discover it they take it off. 🙁

  8. Yes, they’re all gone. What a bummer. Looks like there is a move to force you to pay for DVDs and the streaming movies. Another bad choice by Netflix…

  9. And to make matters worse, those of us who were paying for DVDs plus streaming and getting DVD workouts every few days can’t get them anymore because they have all gone to “short wait” or “long wait”! Netflix has skipped 15 workout DVDs to send movies that I don’t even want right now.

  10. Just spoke w/ Netflix about this issue of disappearing ‘instant’ fitness titles. It seems odd but they expressed that they need to renew their contract on the entire genre. They actually want their customers to call about this. More complaints = motivation to reinstate the genre quicker. 1-800-585-7265

  11. Thank you Rachel for the information. I just called them myself to let them know that I want the fitness genre back on streaming also, – they asked to have EVERYONE you know who has netflix to please contact them so they can get this done asap. please call Netflix at 1-800-585-7265.

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