The 25 Best YouTube Workout Channels to Help Meet Your Fitness Goals at Home
Whether your 2021 New Year's resolution involves hitting your weight loss goals, or you're just bored of your normal at-home fitness routine, going to the gym and spending money on a personal trainer isn't the only efficient way to exercise. YouTube has a treasure trove of free videos online—many of which require little to no equipment (though there are tons that will put your weights to use, too)—that will satisfy beginners looking to have fun while keeping their heart rates up, or intermediates determined to get Jennifer Lopez's abs or Michelle Obama's arms.
From aerobics with Jane Fonda, to apartment-friendly, low-impact exercises that work the whole body, to 30-minute videos that tone targeted areas like the booty, to hardcore HIIT workouts—not to mention options for seniors and pregnant women—these YouTube workout channels will provide you with a full regimen to get you up and moving in your living room. So grab a pre-workout snack, move your coffee table out of the way, pull out your favorite sports bra or yoga pants, and get started.
Do you sometimes miss those OG fitness workout videos from the '80s? BeFit offers several options on YouTube that'll satisfy that nostalgic workout itch. You might want to start with this one, starring the one and only Jane Fonda leading a 10-minute aerobic cardio exercise.
2. Chloe Ting
For those looking for a more structured fitness regimen, try Chloe Ting's workouts. The fitness influencer has over 16 million followers and she offers short, to the point workout challenges (most are under 20 minutes), that target specific areas of the body, as well as recipes that'll complement your fitness goals.
3. Zumba Class
Join the ladies of Zumba Class as you dance your morning away. Fair warning, the instructor tends to set a fast pace and stick to it for the whole video, but the music will certainly accomplish the goal of getting your body up and moving to the beat.
4. Walk at Home by Leslie Sansone
A great way to get some daily exercise in without breaking too much of a sweat is a brisk walk. That's where Leslie Sansone and her fun group of instructors come in. But don't let the seemingly old school style of her YouTube videos fool you. The ultra-popular workout channel has almost 3 million subscribers who keep up with the easy-to-follow fitness walking regimen that's perfect for beginners and seniors.
Madfit channel shows you how to get full body workouts in without disturbing the neighbors. Bonus, most of the workouts require no equipment.
6. Yoga with Adriene
Tune in to Adriene's variety of YouTube workouts if you find yourself missing your weekly yoga sesh, or just want to squeeze in an early morning or late night practice at home. The popular instructor offers everything from yoga for beginners where she teaches the basic foundational poses, to hour-long power flow classes.
7. Body Project
Kickstarting a fitness routine doesn't have to involve a gym membership or buying a ton of equipment. Body Project offers a YouTube library full of free classes that any beginner can easily feel comfortable trying at home. As one commenter notes, "the best part about this video is seeing people who look like me."
Get that dance on as fitness instructor Rachael Okesola guides you through fun moves synced to the rhythm of mood-lifting afrobeats songs. No equipment (or expertise in dancing) is needed to follow along.
Casey Ho is the fitness instructor behind the popular Blogilates YouTube channel where you can find videos that will help you tone every part of the body, from lower abs, to arms, and the booty. Ho started creating and uploading her YouTube fitness videos over 10 years ago, and has since amassed over 5 million fans who follow along with her popular series like the 21 Day Tone Challenge or the #100AbChallenge.
10. Orangetheory Fitness
Known for their in-person fitness studios, Orangetheory also has a YouTube channel where they provide a no-frills workout video every day, that shows you how to do all the exercises in proper form. The workouts usually range from 30-50 minutes, and are a great way to stick to a daily exercise regimen.
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