Did you know?

30 minutes of strength training has the equivalent cardiovascular benefit to 2.5 hours of brisk walking.

Strength classes on Balanced
15 min
Strength and Stability w/ Bill M.
30 min
Full Body Dumbbell w/ Jeanette E.
Did you know?

A stronger heart pumps more blood with less effort. As a result, the force on your arteries decreases, lowering your blood pressure.

Cardio classes on Balanced
10 min
Cardio Boxing w/ Manni S.
10 min
Seated Dance Cardio w/ Frida P.
Did you know?

Wrist fractures are common with osteoporosis. Planks are a great way to improve bone density in the wrist and arm bones.

Classes with planks on Balanced
10 min
Upper Body Strength w/ Michelle A.
10 min
Yoga w/ Michael M.
Did you know?

30 minutes of strength training has the equivalent cardiovascular benefit to 2.5 hours of brisk walking.

Strength classes on Balanced
10 min
Strength and Stability w/ Bill M.
10 min
Full Body Dumbbell w/ Jeanette E.
Did you know?

A stronger heart pumps more blood with less effort. As a result, the force on your arteries decreases, lowering your blood pressure.

Cardio classes on Balanced
10 min
Cardio Boxing w/ Manni S.
10 min
Seated Dance Cardio w/ Frida P.
Did you know?

Wrist fractures are common with osteoporosis. Planks are a great way to improve bone density in the wrist and arm bones.

Classes with Planks on Balanced
10 min
Upper Body Strength w/ Michelle A.
10 min
Yoga w/ Michael M.

Online fitness classes

Join for live workouts, or stream on-demand videos on your schedule

30-day free trial

Try unlimited classes risk-free. Continue on at $9/month and cancel anytime.

The Balanced Promise

Improve your strength, cardio, and mobility with just 2 workouts a week.

Member Spotlight:
Barbara, 64
Life changing! In January, when I first started this program, I could barely climb in and out of my car! Last week I was able to hike up a small volcano, waterfalls, and all around Iceland! Thanks for the Balanced Team!!!
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Classes Taken
Morgan
Favorite Trainer
Cardio Dance
Favorite Class
Member Spotlight:
Kajal, 58
Balanced has given me the tools to get in a great workout anytime, anywhere!  I love the variety of classes that have introduced me to different ways of getting fit (cardio boxing is super fun!). The team of excellent trainers always encourage and challenge you to get the most for what your body needs on any given day.  My body (and mind) feel stronger, more flexible and I have more energy to get through the day!  Truly happy to be part of Balanced community!
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Classes Taken
Ceasar
Favorite Trainer
🎵
Cardio Boxing
Favorite Class
Member Spotlight:
Gayle, 74
I am naturally a very skeptical person… and I wasn’t convinced about Balanced in the beginning. After some weeks, I noticed that my energy levels increased, I could move much better and I kept coming back again and again, getting to know my trainers and recommended the program to my friends. They became obsessed too.
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Classes Taken
Michelle
Favorite Trainer
Pilates
Favorite Class
Member Spotlight:
Cathy, 59
It was fantastic! I like that I can speed it up or slow it down. The trainer shows modifications for those that need it but also gives advice if you want to step it up a notch. Sometimes 12 minutes is all you have but you can still sweat :)
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Classes Taken
Frida
Favorite Trainer
🎵
Full-body
Dumbbell Strength
Favorite Class
Member Spotlight:
Betty, 68
This program is perfect for those moving into the older, less nimble years. It provides variety and challenges for all levels. The variety and the ability to choose the level I want on a given day is important. The instructors are informative and enthusiastic.
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34
Classes Taken
Manni
Favorite Trainer
🎵
Seated Yoga
Favorite Class
Member Spotlight:
Anne, 68
This is a great online fitness program for seniors. Geared for our needs and limitations. They offer beginner and intermediate levels in a wide variety of courses all from the comfort of your home! I especially like the Tai Chi courses!
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Classes Taken
Mike
Favorite Trainer
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Tai Chi
Favorite Class
Member Spotlight:
Cathy, 67
Classes range from 10 minutes to 30 minutes, so you can always find at least 10 minutes in your busy day to get a class in. I go on vacation next week and I plan on taking classes during my vacay because most classes you don't need any equipment. A real bonus, Balanced has Physical Therapists available for consults. I am thankful to have found an exercise program I can stick with.
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Classes Taken
Elena
Favorite Trainer
🎵
Cardio Boxing
Favorite Class

Members Love Balanced

I also took a few classes with Morgan and found her to be very good on a few levels: her energy, stating the exact position of each body parts, her directions.
-Odile

Life changing! In September, when I first started this program, I could barely climb in and out of my car! Last week I was able to hike up a 6,000-foot volcano, waterfalls, and all around Iceland! Thankful for the Balanced Team!!!
-Kahlani

This is a great deal. You can take the live classes (which I need for accountability) or use their library of recorded classes anytime! Fantastic instructors!
- Pat

I also took a few classes with Morgan and found her to be very good on a few levels: her energy, stating the exact position of each body parts, her directions.
-Odile

Life changing! In September, when I first started this program, I could barely climb in and out of my car! Last week I was able to hike up a 6,000-foot volcano, waterfalls, and all around Iceland! Thankful for the Balanced Team!!!
-Kahlani

This is a great deal. You can take the live classes (which I need for accountability) or use their library of recorded classes anytime! Fantastic instructors!
- Pat

Who We Are

Founder Katie with family & friends

During the pandemic, gyms and fitness studios shut down worldwide. While Katie and Kelly found all of their favorite fitness options online, they observed that nothing of the same quality existed for their grandparents. Group fitness disappeared for them. Something needed to change.

What started as fitness classes over FaceTime quickly grew into a digital fitness community. Katie and Kelly quit their jobs in tech and began hiring physical therapists and trainers to design and teach safe and fun classes for adults over 55.

This community became Balanced. Everyday, we hear about “skepticism” turned into “obsession” or “I can now hike mountains” or “I am now at a lower and healthy weight.” We’re proud of what we’re building and believe in world of vibrant, joyful aging.

Best in Class Trainers

Best in Class Trainers

From specializing in aging fitness to advanced degrees in dance, our trainers are certified across many different modalities
Bill Maeda

Build Strength

Carlos Davila

Build Strength

Ceasar F. Barajas

Yoga

Dennis Teston

Stretching

Frida Persson

Break a Sweat with Music

James Williams

T'ai Chi

Jeanette Eng

Cardio

Kira McCarthy

Breathe and Stretch

Leah Dustin

Build Strength

Manni Sanchez

Break a Sweat with Music

Michael Fielder

Dance Cardio

Michelle Auerbach

Break a Sweat with Music

Mike McArdle

Yoga

Morgan Kirner

Break a Sweat with Music

Wilson Gutierrez

Cardio

What makes our classes so special?

We offer 3 class categories to address different fitness goals

Restore

Recovery workouts

A moment to focus on the needs of your body.

Address stiffness of specific joints, improve posture, and build movement quality.

These short form classes are designed to give you a moment for yourself, and to leave you feeling better than when you started.

Balanced

Full-body workouts

Everything you body needs in one class - our signature blend.

Build strength and bone density with resistance training. Improve heart health with cardiovascular exercise. Maintain joint health with mobility exercise.

Focused

Targeted workouts

Deep dive into one area of fitness for targeted exercise.

Focused on strength, cardio, stability, or mobility.

Strength training to build strong muscles and bones. Cardiovascular exercise to raise your heart rate. Stability exercises to improve control and balance. Mobility focuses on poses to build a strong foundation.

Restore

Recovery workouts

A moment to focus on the needs of your body.

Address stiffness of specific joints, improve posture, and build movement quality.

These short form classes are designed to give you a moment for yourself, and to leave you feeling better than when you started.

Balanced

Full-body workouts

Everything you body needs in one class - our signature blend.

Build strength and bone density with resistance training. Improve heart health with cardiovascular exercise. Maintain joint health with mobility exercise.

Focus

Targeted workouts

Deep dive into one area of fitness for targeted exercise.

Focused on strength, cardio, stability, or mobility.

Strength training to build strong muscles and bones. Cardiovascular exercise to raise your heart rate. Stability exercises to improve control and balance. Mobility focuses on poses to build a strong foundation.

One membership, two ways to work out

On-demand classes

Choose from hundreds of workouts

From dance cardio to yoga to strength training, there’s plenty of variety

Exercise on your schedule

Take these classes whenever you’d like - morning, night, or even midnight.

Play again and again

With on-demand, you can revisit your tried and true workouts as often as you’d like.

IT support, just in case

We’re available to tackle any issue. Just reach out to us when you need assistance.

Live classes

Workouts in real-time

Join our trainers and community for live classes that feel fresh and engaging.

Motivation from instructors

Get moving with certified instructors that know your name, and your body.

Habit-forming

Scheduled classes help maintain accountability and lead to a healthy exercise routine.

Chat in real time

Stay connected with the Balanced community in real-time with our interactive chat feature.

Transparent Pricing

Try it out for free. Cancel anytime.

Get unlimited classes for just $9/month, and cancel your subscription at any time. Get started with 30 days FREE!

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How it works

Online Workouts with Real Results

Now getting to the gym is as easy as getting to your living room. We turn any digital device into an online gym with access to an archive of exhilarating on-demand and live classes. Let’s get moving.

Step 1: Start With a 30-day Free Trial

During the trial, you have full access to exciting workouts led by experienced trainers and tailored by physical therapists. If you don’t have fun, cancel with no charge before the trial ends.

Step 2: Take a Class

Get started with a single class. With offerings from yoga to taichi, boxing to dance, you will definitely find a workout to love. Our instructors always include modifications for different bodies and abilities in every class.

Step 3: Join the Balanced Community

Our research shows a great workout habit starts at just 2 classes a week. With our trainers, physical therapists, and an engaged Facebook community, you’re sure to stay motivated. If you love our workouts, continue your membership for $9 per month. You have the freedom to cancel anytime.

See how we compare

Workouts designed just for adults 55+

Gym

Inspiring instructors & music
Whole body fitness
Goals for older adults
Guided by physical therapists
On-demand classes
Live streaming classes
Fitness community for older adults
In-person workouts
Included workout equipment
Responsive tech support
New classes every week

All our classes are:

Joint-friendly

For all levels

Injury-Friendly

Cardio Dance

Give your heart and lungs a workout and increase endurance with our cardio-based workouts including dance, boxing, and HIIT to get you heart rate elevated while having fun.

Strength Training

Strength and core workouts keep your bones strong and improve your balance. Feel more confident and capable of daily tasks like gardening and lifting heavy objects around the house.

Yoga & Stretching

Balanced provides a variety of chair and mat-based yoga and stretching classes to help our members stay flexible and mobile.

Cardio Dance

Give your heart and lungs a workout and increase endurance with our cardio-based workouts including dance, boxing, and HIIT to get you heart rate elevated while having fun.

Strength Training

Strength and core workouts keep your bones strong and improve your balance. Feel more confident and capable of daily tasks like gardening and lifting heavy objects around the house.

Yoga & Stretching

Balanced provides a variety of chair and mat-based yoga and stretching classes to help our members stay flexible and mobile.

Meet Your Trainers

We have modern medicine, now we are building modern exercise.

How we got started

Like any good story, Balanced was inspired by family. During the covid shutdown, the two friends realized that digital fitness for people like their grandparents were due for a revamp. Kelly even started giving her grandparents cardio boxing lessons via Facetime. 



With backgrounds in technology, startups, and fitness, the two knew that they could create a digital fitness experience to inspire and build community with healthy outcomes that all older adults deserve.

Every Class is Designed with the Balanced Method

By Dr. Rob Landel, PT, DPT, FAPTA

January 19, 2023

Q: What is the Balanced Method?
A: A methodology combining an evidence-based exercise system and programming framework that results in joyful and effective class experiences for the promotion of health in adults 55+.
Q: Who created the Balanced Method?
A: The Balanced Method was created by physical therapists and strength and conditioning professionals who have decades of experience working with the aging population.

Our goal is to enhance and extend the health span within your lifespan. A person's health span is the length of time that the person is healthy—not just alive.
Q: How does the Balanced Method work?
A: The Balanced Method is designed to specifically address the physiologic changes that occur to our bodies as we age.
Every exercise and movement has been carefully chosen and choreographed based on the best available evidence to be effective in improving strength, cardiovascular endurance, stability, and mobility, the four cornerstones of healthy aging.

The sequencing of the exercises, their intensity, the directions of movement, even the rest periods are designed for maximum effectiveness to limit loss of function, reduce the instance of inactivity-related disease, and translate into real-life improvements.
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Rob Landel is a physical therapist at Balanced and a professor of clinical physical therapy at University of Southern California. At USC, he was the founding director of orthopedic physical therapy residency program and the Division’s faculty practice, treating patients primarily with orthopedic, balance and vestibular dysfunctions.

Every Class is Designed with the Balanced Method

By Dr. Rob Landel, PT, DPT, FAPTA

January 19, 2023

Rob Landel is a physical therapist at Balanced and a professor of clinical physical therapy at University of Southern California. At USC, he was the founding director of orthopedic physical therapy residency program and the Division’s faculty practice, treating patients primarily with orthopedic, balance and vestibular dysfunctions.

Q: What is the Balanced Method?
A: A methodology combining an evidence-based exercise system and programming framework that results in joyful and effective class experiences for the promotion of health in adults 55+.
Q: Who created the Balanced Method?
A: The Balanced Method was created by physical therapists and strength and conditioning professionals who have decades of experience working with the aging population.
Our goal is to enhance and extend the health span within your lifespan. A person's health span is the length of time that the person is healthy—not just alive.
Q: How does the Balanced Method work?
A: The Balanced Method is designed to specifically address the physiologic changes that occur to our bodies as we age.
Every exercise and movement has been carefully chosen and choreographed based on the best available evidence to be effective in improving strength, cardiovascular endurance, stability, and mobility, the four cornerstones of healthy aging.
The sequencing of the exercises, their intensity, the directions of movement, even the rest periods are designed for maximum effectiveness to limit loss of function, reduce the instance of inactivity-related disease, and translate into real-life improvements.
Read More
Read Less

What is the Balanced Method?

Dr. Rob explains how our methodology promotes healthy aging

Q: What is the Balanced Method?

A: A methodology combining an evidence-based exercise system and programming framework to build class experiences for the promotion of health in adults 50+

Q: Who created the Balanced Method?

A: The Balanced Method is created by physical therapists and strength and conditioning professionals who have decades of experience working with the aging population.

Q: How does the Balanced Method work?

A: The Balanced Method takes into account the changes to body structure and function with age, and is tailored specifically to adults 50+. Our exercise system combines specific movement patterns to ensure safety and effectiveness.

The Balanced Guarantee

30-day Free Trial

Full access to the entire library of classes. Try workouts, get to know our trainers, see yourself getting stronger and healthier.

30-day Money Back Guarantee

We think you’ll like it here. But in case you don’t, let us know in the first 30 days and receive a full refund.

Stick with Us, Stay Strong

Keep it going with at least 2 workouts a week. Form a healthy habit that will keep you mobile and strong for years to come.

We’re here to help

Use your phone to call us at:

(347) 410-9459

(Mon-Fri 9:30am-6:30pm EST)

*Excluding weekends & holidays

Schedule a Free Consult

Get a complimentary one-on-one 15 minute video call with a Balanced physical therapist for class recommendations and advice on how Balanced can help you achieve your fitness goals.

FAQ’s

Can I do Balanced if I have an injury or physical limitation?
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Before starting any new fitness regime, you should consult with your doctor. When you sign up for Balanced, you'll be given a chance to tell us about any injuries, pain, or health conditions you're experiencing. This data is saved to your profile and influences what types of classes we'll recommend for you.
Our trainers give moderations for exercises during class so that participants of all fitness levels, even those with physical limitations, can still get a good workout.
Balanced exercise focuses on working the muscles of the abdomen, hips, and back to help improve core strength and stability.
It also improves heart, bone, and joint health so you can live your longest and fullest life.

How many days per week should I be doing the workouts?
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Before starting any new workout regime, you should consult with your doctor. Even if it's light activity, there are proven benefits to moving your body for at least 30 minutes a day. The goal? Movement becomes something you look forward to and love to keep doing.
With our live and on-demand classes, you're certain to find something that works with your fitness level and your schedule.

What results can I expect to see?
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Improved core strength and stability? Check! Better mood, sleep, and appetite? Check! A healthier weight? Check! Improved heart, bone, and joint health? Check! All these things are possible and more when you move with balanced.
The Balanced curriculum and trainers are consulted and mentored by leaders in physical therapy, balance, and mobility. Our goal is to keep you moving and feeling your best, no matter your age.

Can I pause or freeze my membership?
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If you need to take a short break for any reason, you can pause your balanced membership for 1, 2, or 3 months. The pause will start at the end of your current billing cycle. While your membership is paused, you won't be billed (you also will not have access to live or on-demand classes).
At the end of your designated pause, your membership will automatically reactivate. You can also unpause at any time. Your membership can only be paused in full-month increments.