You’ve never experienced an interactive workout like this before.
If you’re one of the nearly 60 million Americans who attends group workouts regularly, then you already know why live sweat sessions are surging in popularity. Beyond the motivation and energy you get from a live fitness experience, science suggests there’s more power in numbers. According to a study published in the Journal of Social Sciences, people gravitate toward the exercise behaviors of those around them—meaning if you see your neighbor going hard, you’ll push harder, too.
Now, you can reap the benefits of the live experience from home with Tonal’s new Live workouts. This new class type combines the motivating atmosphere of in-person classes with exclusive Tonal features like digital weight, personalized recommendations, and form correction.
Unlike boutique fitness classes and other live-streamed workouts that use traditional equipment and dumbbells, Tonal Live workouts customize weight recommendations specifically to you and adjust them dynamically throughout the workout. This added layer of personalization allows you to keep up with the pace of a class without having to swap out weights or second-guess your strength training capabilities, helping you build strength confidently and efficiently.
Ready to get started? Here’s everything you need to know about Tonal Live workouts.
What is a Tonal Live workout?
Tonal Live is a new class format that is broadcast directly to your Tonal from our studio in Los Angeles. This interactive workout format brings together Tonal’s personalized strength training system with a live studio environment.
During a Tonal Live class, you’ll train in real time with our strength and fitness coaches—just like an in-person class—but you get to do it from the comfort of your home. You also get to work out alongside other community members during these classes, which research says can help you feel motivated, supported, and encouraged to work out more.
How is Tonal Live different from other digital live workout classes?
You get an added layer of personalization with Tonal’s artificial intelligence and exclusive features, which set these classes apart from other similar options out there. Here’s how:
- Digital weight takes the guesswork out of training.
Build strength more efficiently with the patented digital weight system that automatically adjusts for every move you do so you don’t need to swap out dumbbells or guess which weight is best. Digital weight also makes dynamic weight modes like Spotter possible. If you’re struggling in a rep, Spotter reduces the weight to allow you to finish the rep and increases resistance once it senses you can handle it again, just like a trainer would.
- Live coaching and Form Feedback give you step-by-step guidance.
Digital weight also powers Form Feedback, a feature that gives you real-time notes and guidance on your strength training form. Our sensor technology detects your movements and offers cues for proper form throughout our live classes. Pair that with the live guidance and motivation from our coaches, and you’ll feel supported every step of the way.
- The social zone creates a more positive environment than competitive leaderboards.
Tonal Live workouts feature an exclusive social zone where you can interact with and cheer on other members. Rather than competing, which can put you at risk of injury, our social zone lets you focus on doing your best without comparison. Whenever you earn a PR, we share the news with everyone in the workout including the coach so you can celebrate together and lift each other up as a community.
What types of workouts are available?
There are two types of workouts available: strength training or Power HIIT, a new workout developed for Tonal Live. This high-intensity interval workout builds lean muscle, increases your metabolism, boosts your power, and improves your resilience to stressors in under 40 minutes so you can reach new power PRs in less time.
Who can I train with?
You can currently take a Tonal Live class with the following coaches:
- Brendon Ayanbadejo
- Nikki Metzger
- Kendall Wood
- Trace Gotsis
- Paul Wright
- Gabby Sansosti
- Allison Tibbs
- Nicolette Amarillas
How do you join a Tonal Live workout?
You can join a live class in six easy steps:
- At the top of the Home Screen or Explore page, find the row labeled Upcoming Live Workouts.
- For each class, you’ll see the following information: time, duration, type of workout, fitness level and coach.
- Click on the workout you want to do. It will take you to a Workout Summary page where you can see the workout in more detail and join the class.
- You can join a Tonal Live class up to 10 minutes before it starts. Once you join, you will be taken to a waiting room, where a countdown timer will appear.
- In the waiting room, you’ll see other members who have joined, and we’ll share tips on how to get the most out of the Tonal Live experience.
- Once the class goes live, you leave the waiting room, and the screen will change to the Tonal studio, where the coach will enter and begin the workout.
What can I expect in a Tonal Live class?
Your favorite coaches will give shout-outs, pacing cues, and verbal feedback in real time as you work out alongside them. Your coach can also see what kind of Form Feedback the group receives and give customized guidance based on that.
Don’t worry if you’re a beginner. Each workout is tagged with the fitness level, so you can choose one that best matches your experience. The goal of many Tonal Live classes is to perform as many reps in the time given for each set, so feel free to move at your own pace. There will always be time to catch up on a few extra reps if needed.
With Tonal Live’s social zone, you also have the opportunity to interact with other members crushing the workout with PRs and achievements. Double-tap on their avatar to cheer them on.
The camera on Tonal is not used during a live workout, and while the coach will not be able to see you, they will see your workout progress, PRs, and milestones.
What happens if I miss a class?
If you miss a Tonal Live workout, it will be available in the Tonal workout library within 24 hours of airing, or you can catch it again as an Encore workout, which are previously-aired workouts rescheduled for another live appearance at a later date.
Live workouts will begin on October 20, 2021. The full schedule—four live workouts per day, three times a week—will be available on Tonal and in the Tonal mobile app from October 16, 2021.