If you’re a fan of working out at home, and particularly fond of either yoga or barre workouts of ALL kinds, then listen up, because this review of Alo Moves is going to be of interest to you.
I’ve been experimenting with this platform for a few months now, as I’ve had an obsession with Barre workouts lately. This platform has a TON of them to choose from, designed for all fitness levels, but there more!
What I love about Alo Moves
The Yoga is Top Notch
Not only do they have a ton of barre workouts that blend strength, cardio and flexibility into one sweaty workout, but they also have one of the most extensive yoga class selection I’ve seen on any workout platform.
They also have some very big names in yoga who have incredible classes across all genres of yoga, from vinyasa and kundalini to Ashtanga and Pre-natal.
You may recognize some of their popular instructors, like Sri Dharma Mitrra, Ana Forrest, Kristen McGee and Koya Webb (<-a personal favorite of mine). You cannot go wrong with this platform if you’re a yogi who likes a wide variety of styles and teachers to choose from.
The Classes Are Multilevel
There’s nothing worse than signing up for a class you don’t feel you can confidently complete. I love that these classes rage from beginner to advanced. You can also choose your desired intensity, from level 1 through 4 (easy to hard).
The Production Quality is Excellent
This may not seem like a make-or-break quality, but if you’ve ever tried to follow a recorded class on Youtube with bad sound quality and a dim lit room, then you know that this stuff matters. Alo Moves has gone to great lengths to ensure there’s a cohesive, simple style and background to all their workouts. The sound quality is also really good. Most workouts don’t have music so you can play your own.
It’s super easy to Navigate the Platform
They’ve made the library of workouts easy to navigate with a great filtering system. You can search by style, duration, intensity, difficulty and teacher. As someone with ADHD, I get overwhelmed with too many choices, so they make the process SO easy.
What I don’t Love about Alo Moves
Limited styles of Classes Compared to Competition.
They do have some strength training classes, but not as many as Beachbody on Demand. Not only does Beachbody have more classes overall, they have more of a range and selection, from Tai Chi to Cardio Dance. Alo is a little more limited in this regard.
You Can’t Track Your Heart Rate on the App
One thing I love about Beachbody on Demand is that the app can read your heart rate monitor. This means you can see how many calories you’re burning right on the screen! Alo doesn’t offer that feature, and as someone who is very type A, I kinda dig seeing it. It’s motivating for me.
Is Alo Moves Good for Beginners?
Yes, absolutely. In fact, I’d say it’s geared toward the beginner/intermediate exerciser. There are advanced classes on the platform, but not as many as the beginner classes.
What kind of equipment do you need for Alo Moves?
Very little equipment is needed, which I LOVE. Just a yoga mat and a few sets of weights will do nicely. If you’re doing barre classes, look for 2 or 3 pound weights. If you’re interested in the strength classes, go for something heavier, like 12 or 15 pounds.
If you’re just interested in the yoga classes, all you need is your mat and maybe a block if you like to use them!
How much is Alo Moves and How Do You Sign Up?
Alo is moderately priced at $20 per month. That’s not a bad price at all, and in fact, it’s cheaper than the cost of a single in-studio yoga or barre class! However, compared to Beachbody on Demand at $8.99 a month, it’s a little pricey. That said, compared to a lot of the yoga or barre-only platforms out there, like Pure Barre or Core Power, it’s actually a better deal.
You can purchase a membership right here along with a 14 day free trial. If you pay for a full year up front, you can save 17% off the $20 per month membership (year-long membership is $199). If you sign up for the monthly membership, you can cancel any time.
Want Some Free Sample Alo Moves Workouts?
They do have some free classes on their YouTube channel that you can try. I’ve included a few of my favorites below.
Alo Moves Power Vinyasa Flow with Briohny Smyth
Alo Moves Energizing Plyometric Yoga Workout with Caley Alyssa
Alo Moves 15-Minute Energizing Morning Flow with Caley Alyssa
Got questions about the platform? Feel free to drop them below. I'm happy to share my thoughts and experience. Overall I really liked the platform and if you're a fan of barre classes, you'll especially love the multitude of classes and teachers.
Hope this was helpful!
Caren is a certified yoga teacher, fitness instructor and author of The Fit Habit. Here she shares simple, low carb recipes, quick home workout ideas and practical ways to foster mind + body wellness.