Free, high-quality and well-reviewed fitness programs available online include plans found on Fitnessblender.com, Bodybuilding.com, Sparkpeople.com and Freetrainers.com. These websites, among others, offer customizable workout videos, full fitness programs and even nutritional plans.
Fitness Blender is run by a husband-and-wife duo who offer hundreds of research-based workout videos for free. As of 2015, already-made plans are also available for purchase from $9.99 to $14.99 (based on the length of the program), and many of the plans come with nutritional guides. At Bodybuilding.com, there are comprehensive workout plans offered in a wide range of difficulties. Some plans are geared at beginning weight lifters who know nothing about strength training, while other plans are for people who want to become bodybuilders themselves.
Sparkpeople.com features a workout generator that uses individual users' information - such as what equipment they have available, their fitness ability and how much time they want to spend working out - to customize fitness plans just for them. Sparkpeople also offers free calorie counting tools and an extensive library of fitness and nutritional information and videos. Freetrainers.com helps users create custom workout plans, including cardio workouts, exercise ball workouts and resistance band workouts. Users can implement their plans at the gym or at home; there's even a specific workout plan for people who are visiting a gym for the very first time.