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Old 03-05-22, 08:01 AM  
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Part of my dilemma is that I use the content on YouTube regularly, so do I really need a subscription? Do I have FOMO? Or is what they offer for free enough. I don't want to talk myself into something I don't need.
This is where I am with the instructors I really like. I just found a challenge on their websites that I haven't done and may try to work through the rest of their workouts before subscribing. But I love having 30 days put together for me.
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Old 03-05-22, 09:45 AM  
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I pay monthly for Cathe Live for $9.99 and Ellen for $5.95. I buy the Essentrics yearly special in January each year, but I usually tell my family that it's my Christmas present.

I modify all Cathe Live workouts and do 1 or 2 a week. I do 2 or 3 Ellen workouts. I do 4 or 5 Essentrics workouts a week. For me, it's totally worth it. I do a couple Leslie walking or Jessica workouts and those are the only DVDs I use now.

Cathe Live workouts are awesome and to me are much more modifiable than her DVDs. I like resistance band and loop and gliders, and lighter weights for metabolic, and there are so many that are in the 45 min range.
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Old 03-05-22, 12:10 PM  
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I really love all the options that are available to us and no wait! Remember how long we used to wait for new workouts? We're so spoiled now.

I do enjoy some YouTube content, but the streaming memberships I have I use almost every day. It's worth it.
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Old 03-05-22, 01:18 PM  
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Jessica used to have an option for donating to her YouTube channel. Also, she (and I believe everyone on YT) gets some sort of compensation (not necessarily. monetary?) for number of subscriptions, the amount of time videos are watched, etc. That's why they all ask you to subscribe to their channel. They're rewarded somehow for you watching.
Yes, if they have ads on their videos, they are getting something.
There have been posts in the past about generosity of offering ďfreeĒ content on YouTube, but I think we donít always realize that if the instructor also has paid options, youtube is a way to get people to try them and increase their business that way, and also that YouTube itself is income-generating. Not everyone wants to go beyond YouTube and build a subscription business, maybe because their YouTube is more of a part-time side thing for them, but generally they are not offering YouTube content as a charity.

And Iím not offended by any posts, itís just an observation.

Iíve paid for video content for several sites, and for a couple different weight-lifting plans. Right now I have two yearly subscriptions, for $100 each. $200 doesnít seem like too much to me for having go-to workouts I enjoy, with regularly-added new content. Along with occasional new equipment to advance or change things up, and new shoes every now and then, that seems like a pretty low dollar investment for huge health benefits.

I donít really compare the cost to live classes because live classes are so different and more deserving of more money per class.
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Old 03-05-22, 02:03 PM  
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I donít really compare the cost to live classes because live classes are so different and more deserving of more money per class.
Good point.
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