Verizon adds premium yoga network to FiOS

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 17 April 2015

Verizon FiOS is launching Gaiam TV Fit & Yoga, a subscription-based video on demand (VOD) service that provides yoga and fitness training at home on the television, and via the FiOS mobile app.

The channel includes shows with a variety of celebrity yoga instructors and fitness trainers, including Rodney Yee, Leslie Sansone and Shiva Rea.

"Gaiam TV Fit & Yoga delivers a wide variety of alternative exercise options that offer solutions for the healthy and eco-conscious lifestyle," said Eric Velez, Verizon's senior manager for new product development. "Our customers can enjoy the on-demand programming in their homes or at a park, without the hassle of going to a gym. We think this is going to be a big hit with FiOS customers."

With more than 100 programs available, programme choices include cardio, pilates, yoga, meditation, pre- and postnatal exercise, sculpting and toning, walking, circuit training and dance, as well as programs tailored for certain health conditions including arthritis and stress-related illnesses.

"We refer to yoga as a practice because it requires us to be always evolving and growing, yearning and learning while being patient with ourselves. To be able to guide people in their practice right where they are, even if they can't be in the studio with me, gives me great joy," said Yee.

The collection of content on Gaiam TV Fit & Yoga will expand throughout the year, Verizon said, and is available for a $7.99 additional subscription