A couple years ago in November, my husband (then boyfriend) decided to try out Amazon Prime. I was aghast–Amazon wanted to charge us a yearly fee just to give us free shipping? But it was so easy at the time to get free shipping by ordering over $25 worth of stuff. They had a 30 day free trial, so his argument is we would just use it to buy Christmas presents and get the free 2-day shipping, and then at the end of the trial we would cancel it.
As you can probably guess by the fact that I am writing this post, we did not cancel the membership. The free shipping was incredibly convenient, and in addition to buying most of our Christmas presents on Amazon, we also started snagging deals on food, cleaning supplies, and more. And then we also discovered the free streaming video that comes with a Prime membership. That sealed the deal for us.
We are what you would call “cord-cutters” in that we do not pay for TV. Since both of us moved out on our own, we have never paid for cable. We’ve had streaming Netflix since it was available, but it wasn’t quite enough. Amazon Prime has filled that need for us.
In addition to having a ton of movies and TV shows that Netflix and Hulu don’t have, Amazon has a lot of exercise videos. We have always tried to save money and stay fit by taking advantage of streaming exercise videos. I especially enjoy yoga videos because it’s my preferred form of exercise, and yoga classes are so expensive in Chicago.
Amazon Prime offers so many streaming yoga classes for free as a part of the Prime Membership, that I can vary up my routine and find instructors I really like. I absolutely love it, and I feel like this is worth the price of the membership alone.
The nice thing is, Amazon offers a 30 day free trial so you can try it out before you join or just use it for a month, get your fill of free classes and the cancel without spending a dime.
Here are some of the classes I have enjoyed for free with my Amazon Prime Membership (and yes, some of them are not yoga :P):
So if you’re interested in staying fit without shelling out a lot of cash for a gym membership or a la carte yoga classes, try Amazon Prime. You’ll get the free videos, also free 2-day shipping, ad free streaming music (which means you don’t need a Spotify or Pandora subscriptions), cloud storage, and more.