5 YouTube workouts for all levels

When we’re inside and not moving around as much, we need to put a little more effort into keeping our bodies strong. With gyms closed and a 5km travel limit, working out might not be our first priority right now. But exercise plays an important role in mental health, and those extra minutes of movement pay off. Working out at home can be difficult, because it takes a little more motivation and self-discipline. Luckily for us, plenty of fitness fanatics upload tutorials to YouTube, so we can attend an entire class for free. Here are five YouTube channels that upload workout videos for any fitness level.

1. For variety: POPSUGAR Fitness

Popsugar Fitness offer a huge variety of fitness classes and tutorials on their channel including; HIIT, strength training, boxercise and dance workouts. They regularly do live workout classes too, the community aspect of which can be fun and encouraging. Check out their playlists to narrow down what kind of workout you’re looking to do.


2. For quick workouts: FitnessBlender

The FitnessBlender YouTube channel is run by Daniel and Kelli, a married couple who started their channel to make fitness available to everyone. They offer a range of cardio, strength training, pilates and stretching workouts. Their workout videos start at as little as 5 minutes, meaning you can squeeze in a workout any day that you’re busy or just feeling demotivated. Many of their videos target specific muscles or body parts, so it’s easy to find what you’re looking for with a simple search. 


3. For Pilates: Blogilates

Blogilates is run by fitness instructor Cassey Ho. Like FitnessBlender, her channel also features a range of 5 minute workouts. A lot of them are created around famous pop songs (“What Makes You Bootyful” is a personal favourite). Cassey is super encouraging and will always tell you how great you look while exercising – even if you’re dripping in sweat.


4. For challenges: Chloe Ting

Chloe Ting had a surge in popularity back at the start of lockdown this year when people all around the world took on her two-week ab shred challenge. The video has gained 256 million views, but it isn’t her only challenge video: her channel features challenges for your legs, butt, arms and general fitness. These are mostly structured for two-week periods, but there are challenges that extend over month-long periods too.


5. For relaxing: Yoga with Adriene

Yoga with Adriene is one of YouTube’s top yoga channels, run by Adriene Mishler. Her channel hosts a variety of videos for different kinds of yoga, including; mental health, weight loss, anxiety, as well as prenatal yoga and bedtime yoga. Her calm demeanor and kind energy sets up a relaxing mood, and it helps that her dog makes regular cameos, too!


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