The Best YouTube Channels for Home Workouts. Free, convenient, and versatile!
I am so grateful there are many options on YouTube for workouts! It’s such a blessing. After my first son was born, 11 years ago, workout DVD’s were the only way for me to workout at home. Now the options on YouTube are ENDLESS! Which sometimes can feel overwhelming. That is why today I am sharing my favorite YouTube workout channels and some tips for navigating YouTube to find exactly what workout you are looking for.
YouTube workout channels are amazing for so many reasons! It’s free, convenient, and versatile. It’s great for those who can’t get to the gym or just prefer to workout from home.
Making exercise a priority is one of the best things you can do for your health and happiness.
Reasons to Exercise:
There are MANY reasons but here are a few…
Improves mood- Did you know exercising for at least 90 minutes a week greatly reduces depression and anxiety? You’ll want to get your heart rate up in the range of 60-85% of your maximum heart rate. Google to find your target heart rate. Even if you don’t have depression or anxiety the same holds true for helping your mood. That’s why exercise is a mood booster! It promotes the release of feel-good chemicals, distracts you from your worries, and improves confidence.
Improves your overall health- Getting in shape not only gives you more energy it helps prevent many health issues.
Boosts your immune system
Keeps your bones strong
It helps you sleep better at night.
As you know, I am not a fitness expert but over the years of doing YouTube workouts, the below channels are my favorite. To be honest, I am still a beginner when it comes to exercise but that’s the beauty of YouTube. There is something for everyone! Most workouts will have at least 1 if not 2 modification options. Typically there is an option to make the workout a little easier if you are a beginner, and also options to make it harder if that’s what you need.
The Best YouTube Channels for Home Workouts:
This is my go-to workout channel. It always has what type of workout I am looking for. It’s fun, energetic, and makes me smile. I feel like I always get a good workout with Popsugar Fitness. It’s typically a workout with the creator, Anna Renderer but sometimes there are other fitness experts and Hollywood Trainers. There are many different types of workouts offered by Popsugar. You will love it!
A few of my favorite PopSugar Workouts:
Run by Coach Kozak and his wife Claudia. This channel has over 1,000 full-length workouts. There are so many great options to choose for a good workout. They also have a free app that has different fitness programs lasting 30-90 days. Last year when I was ready to work out again after having my baby, I completed their beginner program and loved it! One thing I love about HasFit is their positivity and inspiring quotes they mention throughout the workout. “Every winner was once a beginner.”
A few of my favorite HasFit workouts:
This is another Workout Channel run by a couple, Kelli and Daniel. They have over 500 free workouts. There is definitely something for everyone! They have workouts as short as 5 minutes and up to 1 hour. They have over 6 million subscribers! Fitness Blender is really popular for a reason!
A few of my favorite Fitness Blender workouts:
I’ve been doing Amy’s workouts for the longest of all the channels I’ve mentioned. I love that she is positive, motivational, and feels like your best friend. She has a wide variety of workouts. There is something for everyone.
A few of my favorite BodyFit by Amy workouts:
Last year my friend suggested this channel to me and I have loved it. I didn’t have much yoga experience but I love that Adriene has a Yoga for Beginners series. She also has a calming presence and a great personality. I love yoga because it helps me to be more mindful.
A few of my favorite workouts from Yoga with Adriene:
Search YouTube for exactly what you are looking for such as a 20-minute workout for beginners, 30-minute cardio, low impact if you have a hurt foot, etc.
You can search each fitness channel by most popular videos, oldest or newest videos added. (Go to the fitness channel, click videos, then sort by.
Plan ahead which workouts you’ll do. You could pick out a workout for each day of the following week or pick the night before what you’d like to do the next day.
Decide exactly when you’ll workout. I’ve found as a busy mom, I either workout early in the morning or it doesn’t happen.
Save your workouts. You can categorize them however you prefer. I like to put workouts I’d like to do soon in my Watch Later folder. And I have 2 folders with my favorite workouts titled, “Favorite Strength Workouts” and “Favorite Cardio Workouts.”
Other favorite workouts channels:
Heather Robertson This is a new favorite YouTube channel. I just started her 12-week workout and am loving it!
Comment and tell me your favorite YouTube Workout Channels. I would love to hear!