26 Oct

Cathe on Demand (Why it’s Better than Beachbody on Demand for Some People)

Cathe on Demand & Live—Don’t Overlook this Incredible Home Exercise Option (Why it’s Better than Beachbody on Demand for Some People)

In today’s episode of Crunches and Cosmos you’re going to hear all about the on demand exercise program by Cathe Friedrich called Cathe on Demand.  By the end of the episode you’ll know why I think this service is a hidden gem and why I recommend this service over Beachbody on Demand for some women.  I’ll also share a very short story about mom guilt and talk about the value of your fitness tribe so stay tuned….

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This is the Crunches & Cosmos podcast where I simplify women’s fitness.

If you’re a woman with a family and a career and a crazy busy life who struggles with keeping or getting your exercise routine where you want it then I can help you.

At Crunches & Cosmos and One Strong Southern Girl I break down all the parts that make up your exercise routine—from your mindset to the programs and products that make up your fitness schedule—so that exercise is a more manageable part of your life.

Today’s episode of Crunches and Cosmos is brought to you by OneStrongSouthernGirl.com which is my website and the place you’ll find hundreds of articles that’ll help you with all the pieces of your exercise routine. 

I’m so happy you’re here today I think you’re really going to love this episode of Crunches and Cosmos.

Before we get started I wanted to remind you to FIND YOUR FITNESS TRIBE!

It’s important that you have a group of cool people who support and encourage you in your exercise routine.

Don’t do important things completely alone.

Yes, at the end of the day it’s about you and you have to do the workouts but having a support system is really important to making it stick.  So, find your tribe!

Your tribe doesn’t have to exercise with you.  Your tribe is for your psychological support so if they aren’t actually with you when you exercise that’s ok!

My exercise tribe is made up of my family (mostly my sisters but also some of my female cousins).  We don’t live near each other.  Our support is through a group text stream and by tagging each other on Instagram.

So, find your support system in a group text, a Facebook group, or an email list.  It doesn’t have to be people who live near you.

It’ll make a difference in your success I promise.

So, let’s talk about Cathe Friedrich…


Who is Cathe Friedrich?

Cathe Friedrich has been making incredible exercise videos for almost 30 years.

Her focus is on advanced home exercise routines for women.

Here’s a clip from the biography on her website:

Cathe is often credited with being the first to bring advanced fitness videos to the home exerciser and helped shatter the theory that only celebrities could star in fitness videos. As a certified Group Fitness Instructor, Cathe has taught thousands of classes at her New Jersey health club and has helped to train many of today’s top instructors.

As a leading innovator in the home exercise video industry, in 1988 she founded Step N Motion Videos and in 1989, created one of the first ‘step’ aerobic videos. Cathe continues to produce fun, intense, and challenging workouts for all body types and fitness levels.

Her award-winning workouts have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Dallas News, Fox Business News, QVC and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Health and fitness writers have published articles about her in Shape, Oxygen, Self, Health, Fit, Consumer Digest and Fitness magazines. 

Cathe continues to stay cutting edge through her Cathe Live streaming channel, OnDemand offerings and mobile fitness app.  Cathe prides herself on staying true to three guiding principles: professionalism, passion, and quality. 

Her dedication to her craft and to the fitness industry led to her induction into the Fitness Hall of Fame in 2011.


If you’ve never heard of Cathe Friedrich before it’s probably because she doesn’t use infomercials to sell her videos.  But believe me, she’s just as good as anything out there being sold on TV today.

What’s Cathe on Demand?

Cathe on Demand is a membership service that allows you to stream workouts by Cathe Friedrich to your device whenever and wherever you are.

She has a TON of workouts (over 300 videos with over 2,000 workouts and a library of over 200 live routines).

How much is Cathe on Demand?

Cathe on Demand + Live is $19.97/month

Cathe Live is $9.97/month

You can cancel anytime.

A tip about the Cathe on Demand app

There are 2 apps–one for Cathe on Demand and one for Cathe Live.

They’re easy to use.

To find the premix routines in the Cathe on Demand app you tap on the image of the main program first and then you’ll see a link to ‘View premixes’ in the top right corner.

Why I sometimes recommend Cathe on Demand OVER Beachbody on Demand

  • Cathe Friedrich raises the bar.  Her workouts will always challenge you.  Yes, she’s advanced.  But so are you.
  • She does every. single. workout.  She doesn’t walk around and point at people doing the workout.  She does every rep with you.
  • Variety. She’s got a routine for whatever style you’re looking for.
  • FEMALE!  Sometimes it’s nice to exercise with another woman (and a team of women just like me and you).
  • Same instructor! You’ll know exactly what to expect from her every time.
  • Quality.  Cathe Friedrich delivers a quality routine every single time.  It’s never about a fancy set or great marketing.  It’s about results.

An announcement and the Tip of the Day

I’m expanding my business to include workouts.  I’m creating 10-minute power workouts with cardio and strength-training elements that’ll be available to stream off my site.

These are for all the busy women who have too much going on in their lives to fit in a long workout every day.

They’ll also be perfect add-on workouts for runs and great for days you really want to squeeze in your exercise during your lunch break.

I know you might think 10 minutes won’t be enough but I challenge you to give these workouts a try and I be you’ll be surprised at how satisfied you feel afterwards.  I mean, you can get more done in 10 min than you realize…afterall, most people can run a mile in less than 10 minutes.

I’m telling you this because my tip of the day today is to head over to One Strong Southern Girl and get on my email list because everyone on my list will get free access to my workouts for a limited time when I release them.

I’ll also put updates on my Instagram stories so make sure you follow me on Instagram @onestrongsoutherngirl.



BIO for Cathe Friedrich

Cathe Friedrich’s website

Sign up for Cathe on Demand

My post for How to Sign Up Cathe on Demand


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Until next time, Life is complicated.  Fitness doesn’t have to be.

You’re a warrior. Believe it.



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