About DailyBurn

By HighYa Staff

DailyBurn is an online fitness destination for men and women that claims to provide 16 different exercise programs and more than 100 workouts—all from elite expert trainers—that can keep you motivated and give you better results in less time, using daily routines, meal plans, recipes, and supplement recommendations. Because of this, DailyBurn dubs itself as a “digital fitness solution” that acts as your complete resource for working out, whether at home or on the go (we’ll talk more about this in a moment).

Maybe you’re looking to improve your fitness based on a New Year’s resolution, or perhaps you’ve been working out for a while and are just looking to spice things up by trying something new. Whatever the case may be, is DailyBurn a quality website that can help you reach your goals? We’ll answer this important question shortly, but first, let’s take a look at how DailyBurn works.

Understanding How DailyBurn Works

In order to access DailyBurn’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, DailyBurn 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 DailyBurn’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:

  • Goals (strength, weight loss, stay fit, etc.)
  • Difficulty (beginner, intermediate, advanced)
  • Duration (anywhere from 2 weeks to 3 months)
  • Workout length (between 15 and 50 minutes)

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, DailyBurn’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, DailyBurn is claimed to visualize your progress (e.g. number of workouts completed, weight lost, calories burned, etc.) using graphs and encouraging messages.

What Workouts Does Dailyburn Offer?

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

Overall, DailyBurn provides access to 18 different workout programs, which contain 100+ individual workouts combined:

  • 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.”

  • DailyBurn 365 – If you’re looking to tone up and lose weight, the 365 program 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.

  • 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.

  • Cardio Sculpt – Over the course of 3 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.

  • Live To Fail – An intense 90-day course for advanced users that will “push your body to the limit,” regardless of whether you’re looking to lose weight or gain muscle. In fact, DailyBurn claims Live To Fail can help you “progress towards being in the best shape of your life.”

  • DB15 – At just 15 minutes per workout over the course of 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 the course of 4 weeks.

  • 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.”

  • 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 4-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 3-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 DailyBurn 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 3 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.

Mind Your Connection

After signing up for DailyBurn’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 fairly fast internet connection to stream the content without any lag, which means that viewing them over your carrier’s plan may eat up (no pun intended) a lot of data, and/or could lead to some frustrating viewing experiences when trying to workout when using anything other than a Wi-Fi connection.

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

You Need to Be Self-Motivated

It’s also important to keep in mind that, while some of DailyBurn’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 DailyBurn may not be idea for achieving your fitness goals. In other words, DailyBurn 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.

It’s Not Just About Working Out

Speaking of which, achieving your fitness goals is often just as much (if not more) about proper nutrition than it is about the types of exercise you’re doing, so it’s good that DailyBurn’s programs address both. In other words, as long as you have the motivation to stick with it, DailyBurn’s well-rounded programs appear to address all of your needs.

A Look at Consumer Reviews of DailyBurn

At the time of this writing, 80+ HighYa readers have expressed their opinions about DailyBurn, 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 DailyBurn’s trial).

Outside of HighYa, DailyBurn appears to have an equally positive online customer reputation. The company isn’t rated with the Better Business Bureau, although they did hold 27 closed complaints (as of 1/17/17), most of which appear to reference billing problems and canceling trials or subscriptions.

DailyBurn Pricing and Refund Policy

When initially signing up for DailyBurn, you can opt for a free 30-day trial, which gives you full access to your recommended program, as well as to DailyBurn’s complete library of videos, articles, and nutritional information. When signing up for your trial, you’ll also have the ability to add 1-on-1 coaching guidance for an additional $15 per month, which can be declined if you’re not interested.

If you cancel your DailyBurn trial before the 30 days is up, the company claims you won’t be charged a penny. However, if you decide to stick with your program, you’ll be charged $12.95 per month. According to the company, your membership can be canceled at any time without further obligation.

DailyBurn recently added a Premium service as well, which gives customers access to a full library of all past 365 workouts and exclusive access to new features and content before anyone else. The price is $26.95/mo.

Important note: Keep in mind that membership fees may not be your only costs. Some programs may not require any additional equipment, while others may require weights and other devices that could increase your overall cost by $100 or more.

Also, your nutrition plan will include recommended supplements (which can be purchased directly through DailyBurn), although these can be purchased through third parties if you prefer. In fact, they may not be required at all if you choose.

With this said, DailyBurn does not offer refunds or credits for partial months. In other words, once your cancellation is processed, you’ll continue to have access to the site for the remainder of the month, after which your access will be revoked.

DailyBurn Partners with Nautilus for New Video Series

On January 17th, 2017, Nautilus (manufacturer of popular fitness equipment, including the Bowflex MAX Trainer) announced their partnership with DailyBurn to “provide subscribers with exclusive, unprecedented access to Bowflex expert training advice, with new streaming workout videos for Bowflex Max Trainer cardio machine customers.”

In everyday terms, what does this mean for you?

After purchasing a MAX Trainer, you can sign up for a free 8-week trial to DailyBurn. Combined, Nautilus tells us that their equipment and DailyBurn’s videos can provide you with training plans and workout schedules you need to help keep you motivated.

Additionally, DailyBurn will provide access to an 8-week course hosted by Bowflex Fitness Advisors Tom Holland and Amy Dixon. This specially designed program for MAX Trainer owners is split into two phases:

  • Phase 1 – Even before your machine arrives, these bodyweight-focused strength and cardio exercises can help you get ready for MAX Trainer.

  • Phase 2 – Here, you’ll work up to MAX Trainer’s 14-minute programs via three mini-phases that last two weeks each. Each week, you’ll learn a new workout and receive suggestions for supplemental workouts if you’re ready.

After your Bowflex trial ends, you’ll roll over to DailyBurn’s standard $14.95/mo membership.

Can DailyBurn Help You Achieve Your Fitness Goals?

Given DailyBurn’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.

However, keep in mind that you’ll need to be self-motivated in order to achieve this success. In addition, based on our research, you might want to cancel your trial a few days before the 30-day mark in order to avoid possibly being charged.

What’s your experience with DailyBurn? Help your fellow consumers be more informed by writing your review below!

» Recommended Reading: The Beginner’s Guide to At-Home Workout Programs

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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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