Daily Burn Review
Price: $14.95/month + additional services if accepted or requested
What is Daily Burn?
Daily Burn is an online fitness service for men and women that offers workout routines and diet plans, and they have been in business for 7 years. There are 20 different exercise programs and over 100 workouts. With this online exercise program, you get exercise schedules and regular reminders from the app, as well as informative blogs; including how to stay hydrated, the effects of exercise on your brain, preventing muscle cramps, etc.
Personal trainers keep you motivated and give you results by using daily routines, meal plans, recipes, and supplement recommendations. Daily Burn acts as your complete resource for working out, whether at home or on the go. But is Daily Burn something that can really help you reach your goals? Keep reading to find out!
Pros and Cons of Daily Burn
- Has over 100 workouts
- Gives you many workout plans to choose from (yoga, high intensity, moderate intensity, etc.)
- Includes nutrition guides and recipes
- Has expert trainers (including Bob Harper)
- If you start a free trial Add-On Service and your initial free trial expires, then the Add-On Service will be billed to your account without notice. Make sure you need the Add-On Service and that you can afford it before you add it.
How Does Daily Burn Work?
Daily Burn starts you off with a free trail, and in order to get started and have access to their fitness library you have to answer a few basic questions; like your current weight, your goal weight, your gender, your age, your email address, and your ideal type of workout. Based on your answers Daily Burn shows you a recommended trainer and fitness program, and also lets you watch a preview. The questionnaire only takes a few minutes and gets you started quickly.
They offer workout routines designed by the service, so you don’t have to spend time creating your own schedule, or trying to balance exercises so you can work each muscle group evenly. The best thing about this online fitness program is that you can watch any video you want at any time, in case you want something more than what your plan offers. This means you’re not stuck with a program you hate or a routine that isn’t working, because you can just choose another workout program. The videos are sorted by…
- Goals (strength, weight loss, stay fit, etc.)
- Difficulty (beginner, intermediate, advanced)
- Duration (anywhere from 2 weeks to 3 months)
- Workout length (between 15 and 50 minutes)
Daily Burn also offers you the ability to track your progress. This is another valuable asset because having goals and seeing how far you have come on your fitness journey it a great way to stay motivated. They show you the number of workouts you have completed, your weight lost, your calories burned, etc. by using graphs and encouraging messages. You can stream all of the videos on any device that has an internet connection, however, you cannot download them to keep. They can be streamed through your laptop, phone, tablet, and even devices like Roku, Xbox, and more.
On Daily Burn you can also talk to other members on a live chat. You can share your experiences and help each other through the program. Sometimes trainers don’t connect with you as well, and you may need additional encouragement from someone who is going through the program as well.
Here is a list of some of the workout programs that Daily Burn offers:
- Black Fire – This is a two-month program lead by trainer Bob Harper that focuses on short, full-body exercises. Recommended for advanced users looking for “intense results.”
- DailyBurn 365 – If you’re looking to tone up and lose weight, the 365 program provides access to new, live (or on-demand), full body workouts each day. Each workout lasts 30 minutes and requires no additional equipment.
- Inferno – Lead by trainer Anja Garcia, this 21-day program will subject you to “gut-wrenching, grueling” workouts, and keep you motivated as you attempt to break your AMRAP (as many reps as possible) record each week.
- Cardio Sculpt – Over the course of 3 months, you’ll work out 6 times per week with this program (12 different workouts in total), which will focus on achieving lean legs, toned abs, and a tight butt.
- Live To Fail – This is an intense 90-day course for advanced users that will “push your body to the limit,” regardless of whether you’re looking to lose weight or gain muscle.
- DB15 – At just 15 minutes per workout over the course of 15 days, DB15 can help you quickly “transform your body,” regardless of your fitness level, with targeted exercises that encompass everything from MMA to yoga.
- True Beginner – This is the program you want to do if you’re just starting out. It will help you be able to ease back into fitness over the course of 4 weeks.
- Inferno HR – This program focuses on intense and advanced exercises that are ideal for achieving both strength and weight loss. You use a heart rate monitor for “personalized feedback that will lead to intense results.”
- Tactical Bodyweight Training (TBT) – Lead by trainer Cody Storey, TBT is a 28-day course that helps improve your range of motion, strength, and mobility.
- Move! – This program has thirty 47-minute workouts lead trainer Keaira LaShae. It will help boost your metabolism using dance-inspired workouts.
- CORE – This is a two-week program that strengthens and tones a wide variety of muscles, including abs, obliques, lower back, glutes, and hip flexors.
- Yoga Made Simple – This is a yoga program for beginners. Lead by trainer Briohny Smyth, it is a 4-week course focused on gentle movements and stress relief. It helps with mobility and flexibility.
- Pilates (Phase I & II) – Each of these programs is a 3-week course lead by trainer Andrea Speir. It will help improve your strength and flexibility by focusing on the core, and by controlling the flow of your movements.
- DBK – In this program you learn how to use kettle-bells to improve strength and increase toning. It is three months long, with 15 different 50-minute exercises.
- Total Cardio – This program combines the techniques of three different DailyBurn trainers, it uses cardio exercises to help you lose weight and increase strength over 28 days.
- Beautiful Belly Yoga – This is a program designed for expecting mothers. It lets you go at your own pace over the course of 3 trimesters so you can stay in shape throughout your pregnancy.
- Recover – Using five, 30-minute workouts over the course of a week, this program uses Yoga, Myofascial Release to relieve tension, and Mobility to help restore movement.
How Much Daily Burn Cost?
Daily Burn gives you a 30-day free trial when you sign up, which gives you full access to your recommended program, and their complete library of videos, articles, and nutritional information. After you sign up for your free trial, you also have the ability to add 1-on-1 coaching guidance for an additional $15/month. You can accept or decline that offer.
If your Daily Burn free trial expires, there are two different subscription levels to choose from (it should automatically go to the Standard if you are not asked to choose):
- Standard – This option gives you access to videos, programs, helpful nutrition guides, and many recipes just like on the free trial. See price here! It is cheaper if you have Amazon Prime.
- Premium – This includes everything in the Standard option but you also have access to a full library of the past 365 workouts, and access to new features and content before anyone else. Price: $26.95. Only offered on their website
Important things to note: Membership fees may not be your only costs. Some programs don’t require any additional equipment, but others require weights and other devices that could increase your overall cost by $100 or more. Also, your nutrition plan will include recommended supplements that you will have to purchase. Really you should be taking them anyway.
They also offer additional Add-On Services that are separate subscriptions. Some of them are free trials and some cost extra each month and is added to your bill. The free trials are only free until your initial Daily Burn free trial ends. For example: Say you sign up for Daily Burns 30-day free trial, then 15 days later you decide to add-on an additional service (like coaching) that has a free trial. Both trials will end at the same time, which means the Add-On Service free trial will only last 15 days. If you do not cancel either subscriptions, you will be billed for both the Membership and the coaching!
Daily Burn Support
Daily Burn offers a 30-day free trial, which is a pretty long trial period, and I like that. However, you have to put in your payment information before you sign up. I don’t like this and think you should be able to try it for free without worrying about paying for it later if you forget to cut it off.
The support seems adequate, because when I contacted them with a question they responded in less than 30 minutes. If you do not want to continue to use Daily Burn, you have to cancel your subscription before the 30 days is up. If you do not cancel it before the 30 days you will be charged for the next month. They say you can cancel it at any time, but they will not give you the money back for the month that was just started. So if you cancel in the middle of the month, you will not be refunded for that month. Instead you will still have access for the rest of that month, and then it will be cancelled.
I have seen many reviews, and most of them seem positive. Though there are some people who would not recommend it because they had a bad experience with their customer service or canceling their subscription. My recommendation is that you read the “Payments” and “How To Cancel” policies under their Terms of Service so you are not surprised when something unexpected happens. See below for a preview of the terms for Add-On Services…
“Each Add-On Service is a separate subscription and is subject to as additional monthly fee that automatically renews just like your regular Membership. Before agreeing to an Add-On Service, you will be prompted with i) the type of Service being offered (e.g. Coaching); and ii) the monthly, recurring cost for such Add-On Service. Note: If You purchase an Add-On Service, you are agreeing to an additional monthly automatic (recurring) billing subscription, and agree to pay the charges made to your account in connection.”
Update: Daily Burn Has Partnered with Nautilus
On January 17th, 2017, Nautilus (manufacturer of the popular fitness machine, Bowflex MAX Trainer) announced their partnership with Daily Burn to “provide subscribers with exclusive, unprecedented access to Bowflex expert training advice, with new streaming workout videos for Bowflex Max Trainer cardio machine customers.”
What does this mean?
After you purchase a Bowflex MAX Trainer, you can sign up for a free 8-week trial to Daily Burn (that’s a 60-day trial instead of 30). Together, Nautilus’s equipment and Daily Burn’s videos can give you training plans and workout schedules to help keep you motivated.
Additionally, Daily Burn will provide access to an 8-week course hosted by Bowflex Fitness advisers Tom Holland and Amy Dixon. There are two phases…
- Phase 1 – This phase is 2 weeks long and provides bodyweight strength and cardio exercises that can help you get ready for Bowflex MAX Trainer.
- Phase 2 – This phase is 6 weeks long and you will work up to the Bowflex MAX Trainer’s 14-minute workout programs. There are 3 mini phases that each last 2 weeks. Each week, you will learn a new workout and receive suggestions for additional workouts if you’re ready.
After your Bowflex trial (60 days) ends, you will automatically begin Daily Burn’s $14.95/month membership. If you do not wish to continue with Daily Burn, cancel the membership before the 60 days ends!
Daily Burn is one of the best online fitness services out there. They take multiple approaches to help different people lose weight or stay in shape, with MANY workout programs and nutrition help. You can stream the app on ANY device and workout anywhere you have an internet connection. It is great for working out at home because they bring the workout class to you!
Their customer support is pretty good, but you have to make sure you know all the rules when it comes to payments and accepting different trial services. Overall though, their customer reviews are mostly positive. It is important to note that you will probably need a fairly fast internet connection to stream the content, if you don’t it may lag a little and become frustrating.
I would strongly recommend trying this program! However, you will have to motivate yourself. Yes, you will gets TONS of motivation from the trainers, community, and the videos, but it is up to YOU to get off that couch and do the program. Put in the effort, and Daily Burn will help you achieve your goals with fitness as well as nutrition.
If you have any questions or have had experience with Daily Burn, please leave a comment below!
Live Well and Live On,