Not everyone can afford a gym membership and put the gym price tag aside, some people simply like the convenience, privacy and all other advantages that come with at home exercise. When I got serious about training in 2013, I did not join a gym. Instead, I turned to Jillian Michaels’ and Billy Blanks’ DVDs and also found a few brilliant YouTube home exercise channels and eventually lost 20+ kgs. If you are looking into getting fit at home, you must check out these 5 best YouTube home exercise channels.
The 5 best YouTube home exercise channels
Best YouTube home exercise channel: BeFiT
The greatest thing about BeFiT channel is that you are not restricted to just having one or two trainers to work with. They host an impressive collection of fitness videos from top trainers in the industry. Featured instructors include Alicia Marie, Scott Herman, Denise Austin, the drill sergeant Jillian Michaels and many others. You might like channel segments such as “You Asked For It”- where experts answer fitness questions asked by subscribers and “BeFit GO” a total body conditioning circuit series that is optimised for mobile devices. My favourite BeFiT workouts are:
Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred: Level 1
Jillian Michaels: 30 Day Shred Workout- Level 2
Best YouTube home exercise channel: 2 Fitness Blender
This by far is the best YouTube home exercise channel. Personal trainers and couple, Kelli and Daniel offer free fitness information in addition to over 500 free workout videos. The workouts usually include warm ups and cool downs. Kelli and Daniel always stress the importance of correct form during the workouts. Their videos include HIIT and LISS cardio, Yoga, Pilates, resistance and strength training. If you do not own a fitness tracker, you will appreciate their calories burned estimate sidebar in almost all their videos. I implore you to check the channel and website out if you haven’t yet. Some of my favourite Fitness Blender workouts:
Best YouTube home exercise channel 3: XHIT Daily
XHIT Daily is a vibrant channel well known for the quick 5-10-minute exercise home exercise videos and will work well for you if you are looking for supplements to a 20-30 minutes’ program. Trainers Rebecca-Louise and Kelsey are such a delight; they will motivate you to train even when you are down in the dumps. Chatty Rebecca-Louise’s energy quite infectious, you will want to do just one more of her workouts than you initially planned. There haven’t been recent uploads on the channel for a while now but the old videos will still get you results. My favourite XHIT Daily videos are:
Total Arm Workout
Best YouTube home exercise channel 4. Zuzka Light
This girl has an amazing rock-hard body. Her workouts are centered around HIIT, Tabata, circuit and body weight training. I love her weekly ZWOW (Zuzka’s Workout of the Week) challenges where she performs 3-5 exercises in a few rounds while racing against the clock. The intensity in all her videos will have you in a puddle of sweat within minutes. I would advise you to start with ZWOW #1 if you are keen on her challenges and work your way up from there. ZWOW # 14 is one of the few that I prefer.
Cassey Ho’s channel is top rated but I don’t have much to say about it as I have only tried her awesome Pilates workouts on my active rest Sundays. As far as the rest of her workouts are concerned, you might need to explore that on your own.