Daily Burn Reviews - Ideal Workouts or Hype?

By HighYa Research Team
Updated on: Jun 11, 2019

Daily Burn is an online fitness destination that claims to provide more than a dozen different exercise programs and approximately 1,700 on-demand workouts—all from elite expert trainers—that can keep you motivated and give you better results in less time.

This membership-based fitness collective claims to give you the guidance, encouragement, and motivation you need to improve your fitness and live a healthier lifestyle. But is Daily Burn a quality website that can help you reach your goals? We’ll answer this important question by sharing with you how the service works, what it offers, our experience signing up for a free trial and how pricing and refunds work. We’ll also take a look at what HighYa readers say about Daily Burn and

How Does Daily Burn Work?

To access Daily Burn’s fitness library, you’ll need to answer a few basic questions on the company’s home page. This includes entering your current weight, your goal weight, and your gender, age, and email address.

Then, you’ll complete a 2-minute assessment where you’ll need to indicate your gender, age range, current fitness level, and your ideal type of workout.

Based on your answers to these questions, Daily Burn will display a recommended trainer and fitness program, at which point you’ll be able to watch a video preview in order to get a better idea if it’s right for you.

Then, if you decide to sign up for Daily Burn’s free trial (more about this in the Pricing section), you’ll gain access not just to your recommended program, but also to their library of more than 100 workout videos across all programs, which are sorted by style, duration, difficulty level, pacing, trainer, and necessary equipment.

Most of these workouts are video-based, but Daily Burn also offers audio-only workouts that keep your eyes off the screen as you exercise. If you’d like full details about any of the programs, all you need to do is click on them and you’ll be taken to their home page.

Regardless of the program you choose, Daily Burn’s videos can be streamed through your laptop, phone, tablet, and even devices like Roku, Xbox, and more (a full list of supported devices can be found here). And as you move through your chosen program, Daily Burn is claimed to visualize your progress (e.g. number of workouts completed, weight lost to date, calories burned, etc.) using graphs and encouraging messages.

The company suggests downloading the free Daily Burn workout app for better playback, especially if using mobile devices as the workouts aren’t optimized for their web browsers.

What Workouts Does Daily Burn Offer?

So, can you achieve your fitness goals using Daily Burn? Probably so. But is it right for you? Let's take a look at the Workouts offered by Daily Burn.

Overall, Daily Burn provides access to more than 20 different workout programs, each of which includes multiple workout sessions. Below is a sampling of some of the programs available at the time of writing.

  • Black Fire – A two-month program lead by trainer Bob Harper that focuses on short, full-body exercises. Recommended for advanced users looking for “intense results.”
  • 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.
  • Inferno HR – Similar to the original Inferno program, Inferno HR will focus on intense, advanced exercises that are ideal for achieving both strength and weight loss. This time though, you’ll add a heart rate monitor into the mix for “personalized feedback that will lead to intense results.”
  • Cardio Sculpt – Over the course of three months, you’ll work out 6X per week with this program (12 different workouts in total), which will focus on achieving lean legs, toned abs, and a tight butt.
  • DB15 – At just 15 minutes per workout for 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 – As the name suggests, this is the program for you if you’re just starting out. Here, you’ll be able to ease back into fitness over four weeks.
  • Tactical Bodyweight Training (TBT) – Lead by trainer Cody Storey, who studied in “primal movements,” TBT is a 28-day course that helps improve your range of motion, strength, and mobility.
  • Move! – Through the thirty 47-minute workouts found in the Move! program, lead trainer Keaira LaShae will help boost your metabolism using dance-inspired workouts that can help you tone up and lose weight.
  • CORE – 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 – Looking to get into yoga, regardless of your fitness level? Lead trainer Briohny Smyth can help you do just that with this four-week course focused on gentle movements and stress relief.
  • Yoga – Whether you’re a novice or more experienced practitioner, Yoga will move you along a progression—at your own pace—from basic poses to more advanced ones, all aimed at improving your mobility and flexibility.
  • Pilates (Phase I & II) – Each of these three-week courses lead by trainer Andrea Speir will help improve your strength and flexibility by focusing “on the body's "Powerhouse," the abdominals and center of the body” and “controlling the flow of your movements.”
  • DBK – Moving away from outdated workouts, you’ll learn how to use kettlebells to improve strength and increase toning, “while transforming your body.” This course is three months long, with 15 different 50-minute exercises.
  • Total Cardio – Combining the techniques of three different Daily Burn trainers, this course will use cardiovascular exercises to help you lose weight and increase strength over 28 days.
  • Beautiful Belly Yoga – Targeted at expecting mothers, this program goes at your own pace over the course of three trimesters and helps you continue your yoga practice.
  • Recover – Using five, 30-minute workouts over the course of a week, this program uses Yoga to “open you up,” Myofascial Release to relieve tension, and Mobility to help restore movement.

As you complete the workouts within a program, you can track your progress through your account either online or through the app. All completed workouts will be marked with a blue checkmark.

If you want to select an individual workout rather than committing to a full program, you can click on “workouts” in the left sidebar of your account to access the entire workout collection. From there, you can use the provided filters to find what you want.

One key workout program is Daily Burn 360, which provides access to new, live (or on-demand), full body workouts each day. Each workout lasts 30 minutes, is fun to do, and requires no additional equipment. The focus of each class varies daily, and they are live-streamed from the Daily Burn studio in New York at 9 a.m. EST. After airing, the classes remain available on the Daily Burn 365 page for the rest of the day before joining the workout archives.

Our Daily Burn Experience

After signing up for Daily Burn’s free trial and testing out some of their content, we found that their videos looked crisp and clear; even when viewing them in full-screen mode on a PC.

However, it’s important to keep in mind that you’ll probably need a reasonably fast internet connection to stream the content without any lag. This means that viewing them over your carrier’s plan may eat up a lot of data, and could lead to some frustrating viewing experiences when trying to exercise when using anything other than a Wi-Fi connection.

In short, while Daily Burn’s content may be accessible from almost anywhere, your user experience may not be equally enjoyable in all locations.

Daily Burn Yoga and HIIT Apps

Beyond the Daily Burn at Home program, the company also offers two standalone apps for yoga and HIIT workouts. At the time of writing, these were only available for iOS.

From what we found online, these apps both offer a range of specialized workouts and exercise plans that are designed to help you customize your fitness routine through for better results. The app costs vary based on numerous factors, but a summary of the current pricing information is below.

Yoga Workouts By Daily Burn

  • Monthly subscription: $9.99
  • Quarterly subscription: $29.99
  • 6-Month subscription: $49.99
  • Annual subscription: $89.99

HIIT Workouts by Daily Burn

  • Monthly subscription: $9.99, $12.99, or $14.99 (based on promotions)
  • Quarterly subscription: $34.99
  • Annual Subscription: $69.99

The customer reviews in the app store are positive for both apps. Some reported that they loved the convenience of completing yoga routines at home and that they found the instructor comments to be helpful, even virtually. We read positive comments from both self-proclaimed yoga beginners and those who used to practice multiple times a week, so it seems to us that this app offers a range for a variety of skill levels.

Regarding the HIIT app, most reviews were also positive. Many people reported that the workouts were more intense than the standard options from Daily Burn and that they appreciated the opportunities for 10-30 minute workouts. A few stated that they found the price too high for the limited variety of workouts it offered.

What is the Daily Burn Pricing and Refund Policy?

When you initially sign up for Daily Burn, you are automatically enrolled in a free 30-day trial, which gives you full access to your recommended program, as well as to Daily Burn’s complete library of videos. If you continue your membership after this point, you will be automatically enrolled in the company’s default premium subscription for $19.99 per month, which gives you access to everything available in the free trial.

It’s possible to change your membership to the company’s basic plan for $14.95 per month. This gives you access to over 300 curated videos across a variety of exercise forms, as well as access to the Daily Burn 365 classes.

If you decide to cancel your membership before the end of your free trial, the company states that you won’t be charged. By continuing your membership, you agree to be billed for Daily Burn on a subscription basis. If you cancel your membership in the middle of a billing cycle you won’t be reimbursed for the month.

If you have further questions, the company suggests directing them to their support page.

What Do HighYa Consumer Reviews of Daily Burn Say?

At the time of this writing, 80 HighYa readers have expressed their opinions about Daily Burn, most of which seem to be positive.

With an average rating of 2.9 stars, some of the most common compliments appear to relate to the variety of workouts and programs available, low price for what you get, positive results from sticking with the programs, the ability to access content wherever you are, and excellent customer support.

On the other hand, some of the most common customer complaints appear to reference difficulty canceling free trials without being charged, in addition to excessive emails (note: we didn’t receive too many emails after signing up for Daily Burn’s trial).

Our View: Can Daily Burn Help You Achieve Your Fitness Goals?

Given Daily Burn’s positive online reputation with customers, their more than 7 years in business, their wide variety of workout programs and videos (and the expert trainers who host them), as well as their complementary nutrition information and meal plans, it’s very likely that you’ll be able to find fitness success using their site.

It’s also important to keep in mind that, while some of Daily Burn’s fitness tools can provide you with a much-needed motivational boost, for the most part, you’ll be on your own throughout the entirety of your program.

Because of this, if you tend to lack self-motivation when working out, the independent nature of Daily Burn may not be idea for achieving your fitness goals. In other words, Daily Burn may be able to show you the path to fitness, but it’s up to you to get off the couch and put in the effort.

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Average Consumer Rating: 2.9
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Bottom Line: 54% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 20 out 25 people found this review helpful

    Daily Burn is Well Worth the money.

    • California,
    • Jun 24, 2015

    I am a fitness guru and am always searching for the next hot thing. We all like variety in our fitness, and the variety is what takes you to the next level. Daily Burn gives you this opportunity. There are many choices of programs to individually fit the fitness level of anyone. Each program has modifiers which a beginner can use to challenge themselves to take their fitness to the next level with comfort. Personal trainers charge a minimum of $60-90 hour. With Daily Burn, you have your personal trainer with you 24/7 for $10 a month. Anywhere you have internet, Daily Burn is there. I love it. I am really glad that I made the choice to sign up and get on the Daily Burn train.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 26 out 28 people found this review helpful

    Perfect for anyone and everyone

    • Colorado,
    • Jun 26, 2015

    I did this program about 9 months ago, had it about 6 months and loved it. I wasn't disciplined enough and had bought a new program so got rid of my "membership" but I just joined again. If you are diligent you'll see great results. I love the Tabata. Cody is awesome. I did the first workout and couldn't walk for two days, those moves are seriously hard but so fun, and it's a great work out. I love that it lays everything out for you. Worth it.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 21 out 26 people found this review helpful

    The best.

    • Aug 6, 2015

    Unless you are a person that loves the gym you will never need to go again. Daily Burn gives you everything a gym class would give you and in my opinion more. I burned 400 calories in 40 minutes with the cardio sport medium workout. It was nice to be in the comfort of my own home. I'm in love.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 42 out 44 people found this review helpful

    A nice program to work with

    • Indiana,
    • Dec 30, 2014

    After trying to decide between DVDs or just using YouTube videos, I was surprised to find how much I enjoyed this program. It's nice that I can be pushed, while still having the program working with my experience level. I enjoy being able to do my yoga at home and using a professional, well maintained work-out program without spending a fortune.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Works if you work it!

    • Mar 26, 2015
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    I did the free trial and within two weeks signed up for a year subscription.

    I started with True Beginner and they give you a program calendar which I input into my digital calendar so I could keep track. Good thing I did because sometimes my X-Box would preview the correct workout for the day and sometimes it wouldn't. It also made me make myself accountable by having a calendar reminder for the daily workout. I would open the appointment and record my calories burned and any thoughts I had.

    I love Justin, the trainer for True Beginner, as his focus is on stability and is based in martial arts. His banter is not too intrusive and doesn't get annoying after doing the same workouts for a couple of weeks. His is an eight week program so there is usually two weeks, twice a week of the same workouts and they don't get tiresome at all.

    I've just dabbled in the supplements so I have no opinion myself, that's why I came to this site to see if anyone had a review of them.

    There are add-ons but I didn't see the value for me.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Love it.

    • Indianapolis,
    • Jul 31, 2015

    Daily Burn is great. I love that there are so many workouts to choose from. For me doing the same thing over and over again just sucks the motivation right out of me. I am in my free trial time and in the second week of Inferno (I was doing Insanity) and I am anxious to wake up tomorrow morning for the next workout. There will be no cancelation of my membership here, though Planet Fitness will go bye.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 11 out 13 people found this review helpful

    Love this

    • Belvidere, NJ,
    • Jul 21, 2015

    I am a stay at home mother of two boys. I was looking to join a gym but with my son's sports schedule and husband's work schedule and a toddler it was very hard to find time to go. I kept seeing DailyBurn on TV and talked with my husband about trying it. He encouraged me to do it. I researched the free trial and how much they would charge if I didn't cancel after the 30 days right on their site. It was all there in the terms and conditions about the auto charge after 30 days. $12.95 per month is not that bad and since my husband is very into weights, all I got was some little things we didn't have here so that I could get more out of the workouts.

    I didn't have to buy anything if I didn't want to and the trainers even tell you if you don't have it don't worry. The modifications for some of the exercises are great too especially if you are a beginner or have a previous knee, hip, shoulder injury etc. I haven't been bombarded with emails from them or any annoyances to buy their supplements, products, etc.

    I recommend DailyBurn to all the busy stay at home moms I know. I have been using it for a month and am seeing results and have become more self motivated to get up every day and workout for an hour. The diversity of the programs are great as well. I love my DailyBurn.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Great workout site

    • Santa Cruz, CA,
    • Jul 21, 2015

    I have only been on DailyBurn for a little but in that short time, I have not only felt better but I have felt the workouts working. I may be sore but that's the point, it's work to get the body you want. That doesn't mean you have to die of exhaustion and that is one of the great things about this site is that it is a variety of levels and they are with you every step of the way. I have already recommended this to plenty of people and I will keep doing so.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Great product

    • Rome, NY,
    • May 9, 2015

    DailyBurn has a lot of different levels of workout, which helps me to workout even on lazy days...

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 9 out 11 people found this review helpful

    Convenient

    • May 21, 2015

    I like that there is a program for the beginner. It has helped me to remain motivated. I get up in the morning and do my workout. The gym has always been a bit of mystery for me and these easy to follow workouts have been great.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 7 out 9 people found this review helpful

    The only program that motivated me to start working out again.

    After having three kids the idea of working out seemed like an out of reach thought. For some reason other programs and even signing up at the gym gave me no motivation. Then, I saw Daily Burn online and decided to give the 30 day free trial a shot. I have been doing the workouts now for almost three months and I love the workouts. I like that the workouts are diverse. My husband keeps saying my body looks a lot more toned and he and I both see a difference.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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