Can the Mirror Really Replicate the Studio Fitness Class Experience?
Updated Dec 12, 2022
Small-m mirrors are a staple in practically every gym in America. But the big-M Mirror—a device that streams live and on-demand fitness classes from a companion app via a two-way video feed—is pushing the boundaries of connected fitness by putting a virtual instructor (and your own reflection) on a sleek screen meant for home use. We found that using the Mirror is fun, and that its thoughtful details and varied, high-quality programming set it apart from typical streaming scenarios. But although it is beautifully made and nearly seamless to operate, the Mirror costs around $2,200 for the first year, including the required monthly subscription. That said, if your intention is to replace your gym membership or pricey fitness-class habit with in-home workouts that suit your schedule and approximate the feel of a boutique studio, the Mirror may be worth your consideration.