YouTube has been my saving grace for working out over the past few months.
While I am a certified personal trainer, that doesn’t mean that I’m up for creating my own workouts every single day. I love sharing original content, but I also enjoy taking group fitness classes at a studio or logging on and having someone tell me what do to in my living room.
Since I haven’t had access to a gym since the very beginning of April, I have relied on at-home workouts that I can complete with just my bodyweight, resistance bands, or at most, a couple sets of dumbbells.
Knowing that I’m not the only one who is on the lookout for free workouts you can access online anytime, I figured some of you might appreciate me sharing my current list of favorites.
Below are my go-to videos currently on rotation whenever I’m in need of a good sweat!
Some of the workouts featured below are 30 minutes or less, so I’ll complete more than one if I’m feeling adventurous or if I want to target certain areas. For example, one day I’ll complete a total body workout and maybe finish it off with a 5 minute ab video. The next day I’ll go for a run and pair it with an upper body workout.
It won’t take you long to figure out that I love POPSUGAR Fitness videos. They’re my favorite because of the challenging moves, the high energy music, and the variety of instructors!
• total body workouts (dumbbells may be required)
» 30-Minute Fat-Frying Biking Workout via POPSUGAR Fitness (love the towel slams!)
» 30-Minute Fat-Blasting Workout via POPSUGAR Fitness
» Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Workout, Level 1 via BeFiT
» Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Workout, Level 2 via BeFiT
» Total Body Strength Training With Dumbbells (challenging supersets) via Fitness Blender
(I usually like to play my own music in the background of Fitness Blender workouts. Check out my latest workout playlists in you’re in need of some tunes!)
• barre & pilates workouts
You can use the wall or a chair in place of a ballet barre.
» 10-Minute Cardio Barre via POPSUGAR Fitness (starts easy … just wait …)
» Ultimate 20 Minute Barre Workout via BarreConcept (I didn’t think I would enjoy it at first, but it kicked my booty in the best way.)
» 30-Minute Butt and Abs Pilates Bikini Workout via POPSUGAR Fitness
» Cardio Barre: Dancer’s Body Workout via BeFiT
» The Ultimate 30-Minute Cardio Pilates Workout via POPSUGAR Fitness (this reminds me of my beloved Fitness Pilates class!)
• cardio & HIIT workouts
» HIITy Bitty Bikini Workout via Tone It Up
» At Home Cardio Workout With No Equipment To Burn Fat and Tone via Fitness Blender
» Ultimate Workout for Belly Fat Loss via Fitness Blender
» 20-Minute Bikini HIIT Workout via POPSUGAR Fitness
» 30-Minute Dance Cardio Workout via POPSUGAR Fitness
» Hump Day HIIT via Tone It Up (it’s only 15 minutes – but it’s killer!)
• core workouts
These are great for when you only have a few minutes to get a lot in, or to add onto a cardio or strength training session.
» 10 Minute Barre Abs Workout via POPSUGAR Fitness (Oh my goodness, so hard. Yes!)
» 10 Minute Abs Workout (Abdominal and Obliques) via Fitness Blender
» 10 Minute Abs Workout: How To Get a Six Pack via XHIT Daily
» 15 Minute Core Workout To Transform Your Body via POPSUGAR Fitness
» 20-Minute HIIT Core Workout via Grokker
» Core Crusher Ab Workout – Natalie Jill via BeFiT
• arms workouts
» No Equipment Upper Body Workout via Fitness Blender
» Tightest Arms in Town 10-Minute Workout via POPSUGAR Fitness
» Total Arm Workout via XHIT Daily
» Toned, Lean Arms Workout (low weight, high reps!) via Fitness Blender
» (biceps & triceps) Get Madonna’s Arms With This 10-Minute Workout via POPSUGAR Living
• legs and booty workouts
I like to pair these with an upper body and/or core workout!
» Barre Workout For Butt and Thighs via Fitness Blender
» 10-Minute Butt Lift With Blogilates’s Cassey Ho via POPSUGAR Fitness
» At Home Butt and Thigh Workout with Cardio Intervals via Fitness Blender
» Butt on Fire | POP Pilates via blogilates
» 30-Minute Butt and Abs Pilates Bikini Workout via POPSUGAR Fitness
(the last one was mentioned above in the barre & pilates section, but it’s a favorite!)
• 10 minutes and under workouts
Because you can still do a lot in 10 minutes!
» 8-Minute Full Body Tabata Workout via POPSUGAR Fitness
» Quick, Intense, and Fun P90X3 Workout via POPSUGAR Fitness (oh hey, Tony Horton … this one’s a doozie!)
» Total Body Slim Down // PIIT via blogilates
» 5-Minute One Dumbbell Workout For Total Body Toning via Women’s Health
» Calorie Burning Cardio Workout via POPSUGAR Fitness
• cool down and stretching
Because it’s important to stay flexible and the best way to end any intense workout!
» Tone It Up Stretch & Release Routine via Tone It Up
» Quick Yoga Cool Down and Stretch via Fitness Blender
» 5-Minute Stretch Workout For Longer, Leaner Limbs (a little workout, too!) via POPSUGAR Fitness
» Jillian Michaels: Cool Down Stretch via BeFiT
» Feel Good Stretching Routine – Relaxing Cool Down Stretch Workout via Fitness Blender
I hope you enjoy the videos!
Questions of the Day
• Do you like to work out at home?
• What are some of your favorite YouTube workout videos? (feel free to share links below)
Have a great Wednesday!
Patricia @ Sweet and Strong
This is an amazing list! I too like watching a video every so often for a workout and hate when I start one and I’m not feeling it, so I can’t wait to try all these out. Love Popsugar too! That’s always my go-to for a good workout video.
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Thanks Patricia! The good news about videos is that you can switch to another one if you’re just not feeling it. I’ve definitely done that before! 😉
What a great round-up of workouts! I’m going to Pin this for future reference!
Woo hoo! You know me and my at-home workouts lately … I’m excited to get out there and try more classes soon!
Nicole @ Blunders and Absurdities Blog
So glad you linked to those workout playlists! I desperately need some new songs.
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I’m always putting new workout playlist together. I guess it motivates me to get out there and go for a run!
Tricia @ A Couple of Dashes
WOW! That’s quite the compilation list! Thanks for sharing! I’ll definitely be saving this to reference later!
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Thanks Tricia! I hope you enjoy some of the workouts if you give them a click!
Erin @ Erin's Inside Job
Definitely a great collection! Sometimes it gets tiring to make up so many workout for clients and classes and it’s nice to just let someone else do the work 🙂
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Right? I’m an avid fan of showing up and tuning out … an hour later I feel great 😉
I love doing youtube videos! Sometimes I like making up my own workouts but there are other times when I just want to follow along and not have to think about what I’m doing and count/time my moves! My fave sites to follow on youtube are Tone It Up, Live Fit Girl, BeFiT, BodyFit by Amy, FitnessBlender and obviously Popsugar 🙂
Thanks for all of the recommendations – I look forward to checking them out!
I’ve never seen some of those channels before, thank you so much for sharing!
Thanks, this is a great list! I love a lot of what you have listed above (PopSugar, Tone it Up) and I am also a big fan of Jessica Smith, Ballet Beautiful, Blogilates, Amy Dixon…and probably a lot more!
I love Ballet Beautiful! Sometimes I put the volume down and add my own workout music though. I guess it just depends on my mood!
I just started getting back into fitness! I love youtube workouts, free and easy to follow!
You should also checkout Courtney @courtneybentleyfitness on instagram. Super inspirational and upbeat 🙂 And she has some pretty yummy healthy recipes!
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Thanks for the suggestion Lisa, and YAY good for you! Enjoy the workouts!
I always workout with youtube videos. I love GymRa, Body Fit by Amy and Tone it Up