GaiamTV Review

Hi Friends!

It’s foodie penpal reveal day tomorrow so we’re moving Fitness Friday up a day. Today I wanted to take some time to tell you guys about GaiamTv. I recently had the opportunity to test it out and really enjoyed my experience!

So what is GaiamTV?

It’s an streaming internet TV channel. For $9.95 a month, you get access to over 2,000 titles right from your computer. These titles include documentaries, feature films and special interest programs in categories like films, personal development, spirituality, metaphysics and explorations. Check out all of the different categories and subgroups:


On the fitness side, the site offers hundreds of fitness and yoga workout videos, plus food and nutrition documentaries like Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, and many more!

Before I had a chance to review this website, I knew that GaiamTV offered workout videos, but I thought that was it. I had no idea they had so many other great documentaries and videos available! The first thing I did after logging in was spend some time exploring the non-fitness side.

So what’s on my watch list??

I can’t wait for winter break when I finally have time to watch them!

Next, I moved on to the fitness side. Over the span of a couple weeks, I tried out several different workouts.

First up, abs! When you click on one of the titles, it gives you a description of the video, the length, the different levels available and tells you any equipment that you will need. It also lets you add videos to your queue so you can start a list of ones you want to try.


I found it was most convenient for me to go to the GaiamTV website on my ipad. Then I could just set up shop in the basement and get to work. I’m a sucker for anything Jillian Michaels so I also tried her Ripped in 30 workout. Marucs, however, is not a Jillian fan. He turns his back on her.

This was definitely my favorite workout! Fast paced, a mix of strength, cardio and abs and done in 30 minutes. Win!

Up next, yoga! So many yoga videos to browse through…can’t wait to try some of them out.

So, if you like workout dvds, I’d highly recommend GaiamTV. It’s reasonably priced and has tons of great options that you can do at home, in a small space, with minimal equipment. I truly enjoy making up my own workouts and sharing them with others, and I will continue to do so, but there are some days when I’m just to tired to come up with anything on my own. On those days, GaiamTV is perfect because it gives me instant access to tons of great workouts! The access to tons of great documentaries and films was definitely an added bonus.

Still on the fence about it? You can try it for free for 10 days! CLICK HERE to check it out!

Let’s chat! Do you like workout videos?


Fitfluential LLC compensated me for this campaign. All opinions are my own.


About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. I seriously feel like I have been living under a rock…I never heard of Gaiam TV. I knew that Gaiam does fitness ‘things’ but a TV? I am going to check it out, doesn’t sound much different then netflix…just fitness/ health related!
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  2. OH
    I didnt know.
    you and THEY had me at documentaries.
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  3. Love GaiamTV! I was honestly shocked at how many Jillian Michaels DVD’s they had. She’s my absolute fav and Gaiam is always so associated with yoga.
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  4. I also loooove GaiamTV. Totally great at-home workouts and lots to choose from! I hadn’t known about the non-fitness/yoga alternatives–will definitely be checking those out. Thanks!
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  5. Hmmmm, this is very tempting! I do LOVE workout videos, and I’m getting sort of sick of my three Jillian DVDs that I keep rotating….I may have to look into this. Although my local Half Price Books store is SO easy!
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  6. I’m really excited to check out Gaiam TV. I just won a month subscription and can’t wait! I’ve been wanting to try some of those Jillian videos and so excited about all the yoga options.
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  7. Very cool! I’m not usually a workout dvd person, but I have been getting more into the Tara Stiles yoga dvds, so I may look into this for more variety!
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  8. I am excited to try the free trial! I loved the 30 Day Shred DVD and was going to buy some other Jillian products. Is it hard to see them on a tiny screen like an iPad when you’re trying to do the workouts?
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  9. Okay, so I haven’t ben into TV workouts in the past because I miss the community of being in a class, but this looks fun! :)
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    • Hi gal, just a thought but I don’t like to do the tapes as much as with a group so I formed a group at work we stay after for an hour and we motivate each other. I think I will treat my group to the Gaiam TV if we like the trial. I can hook the laptop to the projector so it is big enough for all 10 of us to see. Hope you have an awesome day Haley ( by the way your blog looks great too just signed up to follow)

  10. i had absolutely no idea about this!! thanks for sharing. i am super excited to try it. i will save my 10 free days for when i am home during christmas break! i LOVE workout dvds… so easy and convenient!
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  11. Fat, sick, and nearly dead is good…you will enjoy it!

  12. I love workout videos and Gaiam makes some of my favorites. I had no idea Gaiam TV existed. This sounds great, thanks!
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  13. I try to do some workout DVDs occasionally, to change things up, but I honestly am not a huge fan of them. My attention seems to wander. I stay much more focused in a group exercise class setting.
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  14. Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead is on my to-watch list, too. Have you seen Food Inc.? I’m guessing you have, but anyway I really like that one too.
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  15. I have never heard about this but it seems like a pretty cool concept…especially since htey have a wide Jillian selection. She really is the best! I might have to check out this free trial. Thanks!
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  16. I love the convenience of on demand workouts available online or through my local cable provider. They’re great for when I’m pressed on time and need just a little something.
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  17. OOO i might have to look into this when my iPad comes in December! I have a slew of workout DVDs that just sit in my basket aside my DVD player. Thanks for such a good recommendation :)

  18. I always just workout at home and would love to do workout videos but can never find any good ones! It’s a nice option to have though. This internet streaming channel seems like a great way to get a variety of workout options!
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  19. Ohhhh, this might be right up my alley. Spring & Fall are busy for me traveling with work and I struggle with winding down at night in hotel rooms with channels I’m not familiar with. In terms of workout DVD’s, I do like some of the free ones I’ve found online & also subscribe to Yogaglo. Thanks for the great review!
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  20. I had heard of GaiamTV But I had no idea it was as ‘big’ as it is… Way more options than I would ever have imagined!! Awesome review
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  21. Great review, Lindsay! I have a Gaiam dvd but have never used GaiamTV… I’ll have to check it out!

  22. Looks like my kind of TV. We don’t have cable of any kind, this would be cool. Perhaps Marcus should be more friendly to Jillian his tummy needs her :) I’m in love with your orange cat!
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  23. See if yogalosophy is on there…it’s great! Sounds like the fitness video choices are a lot better than Netflix.
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  24. great review… I’ve always wondered about their workout selection.

    I really want to mention It’s similar to gaiamtv but it focuses on workout videos. I’m a member of the team and I would like to invite everyone to try it out. Its a free alternative.

    Its a work in progress but we really hope that you, the community, help us make it better.

    check out the workout videos at were looking for beta users

  25. I’ve never heard of it!

    The only workout video I’ve ever done is Tae-Bo and that was ages ago! lol
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  26. Lindsey I never knew about this resource thanks for sharing. Signed up for my free trial already! I love you and your blog what a wonderful inspiration you are to so many. I am a foodie pen pal and a #elf4health…have a great day!

  27. I love the Gaiam Products and never knew about this. Thank you for reviewing it, Lindsey. I think 9.95 is a little steep for the amount of content, but I love the specialized programming. I am definitely going to give it a test drive.

  28. I have been using Gaiam TV for a couple weeks and I am highly disappointed. For the last three nights each segment of the Yoga series I am doing freezes all the time. I love this particular practice but am disappointed that I can’t use it.

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