Netflix workout videos are coming this December

Netflix is entering the fitness category with a partnership with Nike

Women working out with dumbbells

If you love to exercise while watching your favorite Netflix series, then you have probably wondered whether there are Netflix workout videos that you can follow while sweating it out in the gym or in the comfort of your home. While such content is not yet available on the service, Netflix subscribers will be able to stream fitness content on the platform starting this December.

Does Netflix have workout videos?

In partnership with Nike, Netflix will begin to stream fitness content from Nike Training Club for the first time ever, just before the new year.

Netflix workout videos from Nike Training Club

What is Nike Training Club?

For those unfamiliar, Nike Training Club is a fitness app featuring a wide variety of instructional workout videos, including yoga, bodybuilding, circuit training, CrossFit, and other well-known exercise methods. These exercise videos are led by certified trainers and are geared toward improving the user’s strength, endurance, and mobility across all fitness levels. Some classes require equipment, but many don’t need any.

What does Nike Training Club on Netflix include?

The Nike Training Club videos on Netflix will launch in two batches, and the first one includes the following programs:

  • Kickstart Fitness with the Basics (13 episodes)
  • Two Weeks to a Stronger Core (7 episodes)
  • Fall in Love with Vinyasa Yoga (6 episodes)
  • HIT & Strength with Tara (14 episodes)
  • Feel-Good Fitness (6 episodes)

The programs for the second batch are yet to be announced, but both batches constitute a grand total of 30 hours of exercise sessions. All programs in both batches will also be available in multiple languages on all Netflix plans, with workouts for all fitness levels and interests.

When will Netflix workout videos be available?

The first batch of Nike Training Club videos on Netflix will launch on December 30th, with the second batch of fitness programs set to arrive on the service sometime in 2023.

How to find Netflix workout videos

To find the collection of workout videos from Nike Training Club on Netflix, subscribers can key in “Nike” into the platform’s search feature.

Are Nike Training Club videos Netflix originals?

No. The fitness videos from Nike Training Club are not Netflix originals. They are the same ones from the Nike app. But if this tie-up with Nike proves to be successful, it won’t be a surprise if Netflix starts producing original fitness programs in the future.

A source told Variety that Netflix’s move to license Nike Training Club videos is somewhat an experiment much like the platform’s trial run with a range of online games.

A separate person with knowledge of Netflix’s plans told IndieWire that the streamer doesn’t expect the workout videos to become a big category for the service right away, but the company is reportedly eager to see how its subscribers would respond to this trial.

With Nike’s already-produced fitness videos, Netflix is reportedly hoping to potentially follow the same path as Peloton, an exercise and media company whose workout equipment comes with Internet-connected touch screens that stream live and on-demand fitness classes through a subscription service.

Peloton’s live-streamed and pre-recorded fitness classes have become so popular in recent years that they have taken the careers of some of its trainers to new heights. For instance, in 2021, Peloton’s famous workout trainer Cody Rigsby competed in season 30 of Dancing with the Stars, and his fellow exercise coach Jess King went on to join the cast of Sarah Jessica Parker’s HBO series And Just Like That

The future of the partnership between Netflix and Nike will largely depend on how well the Nike Training Club videos will be received by the platform’s subscribers over the next year or so. If the Netflix workout videos become a breakout success for the streamer, then it’s likely that it will expand its relationship with Nike to produce brand-new fitness programs.

Sources: Netflix, Variety, IndieWire
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