You’ve made up your mind, you want to stay fit and keep healthy.
What do you do next? Join a Gym or a health club? What are the odds that a gym membership is either too expensive, or you can’t find a gym in the vicinity that is convenient for you, or your schedule does not allow you to go the gym. Or you are a mom like I am, and have only a short bracket of time to get a lot done, either during baby’s nap times or when he engages himself in play.
What do you do then? Throw the idea of keeping yourself fit out of the window or bury it deep into heart until the circumstances become favourable? Or make it possible to get a good workout at home against all odds.
Speaking with experience of over six months now, I can assure you that getting a good workout at home is absolutely possible, in spite of it’s share of distractions and challenges.
How I overcome the challenges and categorise my workouts at home are discussions I leave for another time. In this post, I have listed 10 YouTube accounts that continue to help me achieve my fitness goals from the comfort of my home. Also linked below are my favourite workouts from each of these channels. ( favourites are based on my fitness level and may not work equally well for you. Scrutinise these channels to find what you like the best )
If you are just starting out on your fitness journey or are getting back after a break, HASfit is an ideal option to begin with. They provide over One Thousand full length without videos, 30 – 90 days fitness programs along with meal plans.
Their videos have a happy vibe to them, the coaches keep you motivated throughout the video.
They have all of their resources available on their website and on their YouTube channel, but in case you decide to invest a nominal amount on their paid membership, it’s worth every penny.
My favourite – https://youtu.be/Pe0INYxAHuw
2. Fitness Blender
From a ten minute quick workout to a full body 1000 calories blasting 90 minutes without, this channel has it all. You can easily use this channel as your only resource to chalk out your fitness program. The titles are descriptive enough to tell you what you are getting into. The timer and calorie counter on-screen make the workout experience wholesome.
My favourites – I love doing the HIIT like a girl workouts from this channel. Also when they say brutal in the title they totally mean it.
3. Popsugar Fitness
This is one channel that has all the buzzworthy workouts of Hollywood. From celebrity trainers to celebrity approved methods, their fitness videos have it all glamorous. What I also like is the variety of practices they offer – from yoga to tabata, from the bar method to Pilates they have it all.
My favourite – https://youtu.be/_Zem0_qsDg0
this is my to go to workout and my favourite not only from this channel but overall
4. Sydney Cummings
I have started following her workouts only recently and have been loving how rewarding it feels once you “crush it”
I wouldn’t suggest this channel for beginner workouts but this is one Channel you must follow for intermediate and advance level of exercise. Her daily workout videos range from a 20-minute deep stretch to a 50-minute boot camp.
My absolute favourite workout – https://youtu.be/MaJKfBb0j6w
5. Joanna Soh
When you follow a Joanna Soh video it’s like having a personal trainer at home in your living room. You get a workout done and your muscles are sure to feel it, in a good way. What I like is the fact that her workouts are doable yet challenging. The fitness pro provides kickass circuits that burn 400+ calories, strength challenges that call for 1,000 squats and lunges, and more.
My favourite- https://youtu.be/mUns8O4YL5M
when I want to get a strength workout done without weights
6. Leslie Sansone’s Walk At Home
Easy doable workouts that look like simple walks but are much more then that. The team is ever smiling and highly motivated and that energy easily transmits to you through the screen. These Walk At Home Videos are perfect for anyone of any age group. They also offer weighted walks for an added strength training while you walk.
My favourite- https://youtu.be/p2ggHwtb-Zg
7. Jessica Smith Tv
This is one of most synchronised and organised YouTube channel you could follow. From meditation and Walks to HIIT and bootcamp workouts, the Channel is cleanly divided into playlists to choose from. Jessica Smith is a certified personal trainer and you can tell from her videos that she is well experienced.
My favourite workout – https://youtu.be/emVqKNhMXR0
If you begin to follow this channel you are sure to fall in love with Cassey Ho’s distinct take on fitness and how she promotes body positivity. If you are the kind who likes to dance and groove while you swear this channel is for you. It lifts up York mood and you listen to the music instead of counting repetitions.
If you are new to Pilates you must try this one – https://youtu.be/lCg_gh_fppI