Daily Burn is an online fitness and nutrition subscription that grants paying customers access to meal plans, daily workout videos, and options to purchase supplements in hopes of a better healthy lifestyle. It is available online and via mobile app, so it’s easily accessible when you’re away from home.
The goal of this fitness platform is to strengthen muscles and get your heart pumping, lungs filling, and body moving—to “feel the burn” daily. Primary trainer Bob Harper and 5 others conduct workouts for users, and it seems like a good option if you don’t want to leave the comfort of your own home to work out. We’ll see.
The Daily Burn program costs $14.95 per month on an auto-ship cycle, but they do offer an initial 30-day free trial to see if you like the program.
Once you sign up, the system gives you access to the Daily Burn login to create a username and password. You then customize your profile with answers to common questions like whether you are male or female, your age, how often you currently exercise, and your personal fitness goals. This will pinpoint the type of exercise program you’ll start out with, and you’ll adjust your profile as you progress and your goals change.
Company Contact Information:
Daily Burn, Inc. 30 West 26th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, New York 10010.
Email: [email protected].
Daily Burn does not have a profile on the Better Business Bureau website.
Daily Burn Claims
Let us find the perfect workout for you. Have fun. Get fit. Workouts you actually want to do. Stream over 600 amazing workouts taught by expert, certified trainers. Whether you’re a beginner or more advanced, whether you have 15 minutes or 1 hour, there’s a workout for you.
A Personalized Plan: We’ll find the perfect workout for you, based on your goals and fitness level. Trainers You Can Trust: Our outstanding, certified trainers have years of experience getting results. Tailored Programs: Don’t waste your time with random YouTube workouts, Daily Burn is tailored to your needs.
NEVER BE BORED—Choose from one of our 20 programs including dance, high-intensity cardio, yoga, strength training and more. New workouts added daily!
WATCH ANYWHERE—Stream Daily Burn on your laptop, desktop, mobile device, TV and more. Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast, Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod, laptop or desktop.
The Daily Burn platform also recommends and has active links to dietary supplements and fitness equipment.
Do be aware of their refund policies, cancellation policies, and their claims before you purchase.
Daily Burn offers a free trial to all users to try out our workouts. If at anytime you’re not satisfied within the trial period, you can cancel your account before your trial ends and you will not be charged. Unless your account is cancelled, you will begin to be billed automatically. Once we begin to bill you, cancellations take effect starting at the end of your current billing period, meaning there are no partial month refunds or credits.
If you enrolled in the free trial, you must cancel before your 30 day trial is over or you will be charged a new month’s fee of $14.95. NOTE: simply deleting the application from your smart phone does not cancel your subscription to Daily Burn. You must go to your account settings when you log in and cancel there, or you’ll still be charged.
Because Daily Burn is offered on other sites like Amazon, Roku, and Apple TV, you will have to unsubscribe from the Daily Burn channel on those accounts as well. Please note Daily Burn is no longer available on Hulu.
Daily Burn does not offer a customer service phone number. They offer an email form on their support page, or you can reach out to them on Twitter at @dailyburnhelp. This program is definitely for the Net-savvy.
The company posts a disclaimer warning against starting a fitness program without your doctor’s consent, especially if you currently don’t work out much or have had health issues in the past. Essentially, work out and follow the nutritional program at your own risk.
Daily Burn Program/Ingredients
Daily Burn offers over 600 workouts to choose from, ranging from 15 minutes to an hour, in over 20 different disciplines, including: dance, high intensity cardio, yoga, Pilates, or strength training. They even offer one free 30-minute workout each Monday on their YouTube channel; you don’t have to sign up for Daily Burn to get this one, but you don’t get to choose what it is, either.
If you want one-on-one personal training, it will cost more than just subscribing to the program itself. Daily Burn offers two different programs for this; Standard and Premium. For one year, Standard costs about $180, and Premium around $350.
The Science (or Lack Thereof) Behind Daily Burn
Science doesn’t talk about the effectiveness—or ineffectiveness—of working out in your home as opposed to a gym or with a personal trainer, though there is widespread agreement that working out itself is definitely a good thing.
It comes down to personality. If you need to socialize when you work out, videos at home aren’t going to be beneficial to you no matter how awesome the program. Online communities can help, but sometimes you just need to be around people more than message boards.
On the other hand, if you’re naturally shy or are perfectly happy with your own company and can motivate yourself, it’s great. And even without Daily Burn, there are literally millions of workout videos, everything from walk aerobics to tai chi to weight training, on YouTube and other sites. You just have to do a little searching and experimentation to find something you enjoy and can stick to.
Exercise and healthy eating has been proven to work for weight loss and an overall healthy lifestyle, so don’t be fooled into thinking this program is too good to be true. Daily Burn does offer you the tools you need, if you stick to it.
There are obvious drawbacks to working out and following a nutritional program based solely online:
- the cost and space/storage requirements of workout equipment in your home
- self-motivating to stick with the program long enough to get your money’s worth
- real-time correction of form; bad form can result in injury
But there are upsides as well:
- the high cost that comes with an in-person personal trainer
- being locked into going to a location each day, battling the crowds and traffic
Personal trainer Nathan DeMetz makes a case for having a knowledgeable assist right in front of you, whether at the gym or in your home, over an online PT. DeMetz, a personal trainer in Goshen, Indiana, charges about $160 per month for online training (including weekly or more consultations, constant email support ,and phone support when needed), compared to a minimum of $320 per month for in-person training. But,
“There’s not that real-time correction of form and there’s not that real-time ability to ask questions.” And for clients who aren’t highly attuned to their bodies and good at communicating how they’re feeling, that lag can lead to an increased risk of injury,” DeMetz adds.
Word On The Street About Daily Burn
So does Daily Burn actually work for weight loss and overall health? On the website you’ll obviously read nothing but positives, but what did real customers have to say about the program and the user experience as a whole?
Because the Daily Burn app is available on Amazon, we can take advantage of their always-candid reviews. 442 customers averaged a 3.8 out of 5 star rating, with 67% rating it 4-star or better.
So a lot of happy customers, but there were some reports of the app crashing. Whether it was a result of the customer’s technology or the platform itself wasn’t specified.
“Amanda G” (2017, 5 stars) said,
I really enjoy all the different types of workouts that are offered. The quality of the videos are very good and I can bounce around changing up what work out I want to do. This is great for parents that don’t have time to go to the gym and only have a few minutes to get some exercise in.
“Kira M. Reynolds” (2016, 3 stars) ran into technical difficulties: “This program is awesome and the app was working great at first. Now the app immediately closes upon opening on both my Kindle Fire and my phone. Tried restarting each device and re-installing and neither fixed the issue.”
“C. Ayres” (2016, 2 stars) summed up the majority of negative reviews:
I give both stars for the program – great variety, interesting workouts of differ e nth lengths.
This app, however, sucks. It freezes up constantly before and during workouts. Half of the workouts won’t load, and even browsing throughout videos to pick a workout won’t work.
PD offered some good advice about the streaming subscription, and said,
Cancellation is a nightmare—This review pertains to the subscription-based streaming service. The “terms of service” page indicates that cancellation can be performed self-service, yet that is false. Neither the application nor the website offers a way to cancel the service. Instead, they direct you to contact customer support via email. Zero class!
The Bottom Line: Is Daily Burn Worth A Try?
So-So. This program has strong reviews overall, but the platform seems to have issues on certain devices, and customer service regarding those outside platforms looks iffy. But the idea of personalized workout video recommendations is nice. Of course, it really only takes a little searching—after a chat with your doctor—to find a good exercise video you can enjoy for free. Then it’s just purchasing a few items for your “home gym” and starting slow. All of the supplement and equipment recommendations are for mainstream products widely available, so they’re not trying to hawk their own products.
Do be careful of Daily Burn subscription services through companies like Amazon and Roku, as their billing and cancellation policies could differ from the Daily Burn website.