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In this day where you can stream any movie, TV show, or baby animal doing funny people-things it’s time to start streaming your workout videos, too.
Cathe Friedrich has one of the best On Demand fitness service.
Let me explain…
Cathe Friedrich, an ACE (American Council on Exercise)-certified instructor since 1986 and a member of the Fitness Hall of Fame, is an exercise-video guru and one of my favorite fitness intructors. Now you can access any one of her 270+ (mostly) advanced routines.
I’ve been doing Cathe Friedrich workouts for over 15 years and recommend her routines to friends and family regularly.
Like many of you I’ve spent a small fortune on exercise videos. I get tired of doing the same routines and end up purchasing video after video to keep from getting bored.
Like Beachbody on Demand, Cathe Live and Cathe OnDemand + Live give subscribers access to Live workouts as well as all of Cathe Friedrich’s videos so you can keep your at-home workout routine full of variety.
If you’ve already signed up and you’re here to get a better understanding of how to USE your Cathe membership then head over to this article, How to Use Your Cathe Live or Cathe On Demand + Live Membership.
BUT if you’re here because you want to learn more about the membership and exactly how to sign up for Cathe Live or Cathe on Demand + Live then keep reading.
Cathe Live is a subscription to view Cathe Friedrich’s live workouts from her home studio in New Jersey.
The cost is $9.97/month and grants you access to the workouts Cathe Friedrich does at her home gym.
Every week new videos are posted and you can do them with the class or during your regular workout time slot using the recorded version.
The Live videos are listed in chronological order with the most recent routine at the beginning. You have the option to stream the ‘high quality’ or ‘low quality’ version* of each workout.
*There’s only ONE workout version when you stream the workouts from your Ipad or mobile device (using the Cathe Live app).
Watch this 40 second video to get a better understanding of Cathe Live:
You get to see Cathe Friedrich as a real person!
It’s like that first time you bumped into your middle school teacher at the store in her sweats and realized she wasn’t just a teacher.
These workouts aren’t perfectly choreographed and edited (like what you might be used to seeing in her videos) but that’s what makes them awesome.
The music messes up, Cathe loses count, she forgets to do one side of lunges and sometimes she’s (very) off beat but it’s all good.
You also find out that Cathe has a sense of humor. I love the live workouts.
Cathe on Demand + Live is the second option for a monthly subscription service to Cathe Friedrich workouts.
The subscription is $19.97/month* and gives you access to the Live Cathe Friedrich workouts PLUS access to ALL of her workout DVD’s. (This is the best deal, in my opinion, and is the membership I have.)
*There’s also an option to sign up for 6 months or a year.
The Live routines are listed together with the DVD’s in alphabetical order under the My Videos tab.
With this subscription option (Cathe on Demand + Live) you’re also able to try every premix routine from each DVD (these are the ‘extra’ workouts included on most of her DVD’s) using the Workout Blender* from you computer.
*You don’t need the Workout Blender with your ipad or mobile device. You’ll be able to see the premix workouts when you click on the main video when you’re using the Cathe on Demand app.
You can also use the Workout Blender to create your own premixed routine.
This 47 second video helps explain what you get with Cathe On Demand:
IMPORTANT TIP-There’s an app you can download to access your Cathe OnDemand service.
Check out the Cathe on Demand app.
The app does not allow you to access Live workouts. (You’ll use the Cathe Live app, mentioned above, to do that.) So, you’ll need TWO apps if you sign up for the Cathe on Demand PLUS Live membership. Which isn’t as big a pain as it might seem.
I use the app when I’m doing a workout video with my ipad. I find the app very easy to use. All of the videos are arranged according to series or workout type and the premix routines are easy to find.
Hover over Streaming to see the drop down menu and click ‘Sign Up’.
Select Sign Up
On the next screen you’ll see 2 options:
Pick the one that works for you.
TIP-If you’re worried that you might have technical difficulties streaming from the internet you can follow the instructions here to test your internet connection before you sign up.
TIP-Go to the TUTORIALS PAGE to learn how to connect all your different devices together for the best experience with your membership. There are videos on this page that will walk you through how to do it.
TIP-Remember you can access a workout in your hotel room using your computer or Ipad on your next vacation with one of Cathe’s subscriptions.
I recommend you sign up for a month to the full Cathe On Demand + Live service so you can try out a few live routines and access some new video programs. If you find you don’t use it then you can cancel it after a month.
We all spend more than $19.97 on coffee and fast food every month. This is worth a try.
And if you’ve signed up for Cathe Live or Cathe On Demand + Live but can’t quite figure out how to get the most out of your membership then read this article that tells you exactly How to Use Your Cathe Live and Cathe On Demand Membership.
I love it. I bet you will, too.
And of course, you can use my blog to help you decide which Cathe Friedrich videos to try out. My Cathe Friedrich reviews break down all the parts of her incredible programs.
Whatever you decide, just keep exercising!
Thanks for being here!