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These 6 Free YouTube Channels Are All You Need To Get in Shape at Home 


This past weekend I had an interesting conversation with a friend of mine, about how I motivate myself to be active at home.  I have to admit that when I started home workouts I found it really hard – I prefer classes and following an instructor over following a workout that I found on Pinterest.  I began by working out to DVD’s, starting with Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred, but that quickly got boring, especially when I could recite the workout word for word.  I then invested in a few other DVD’s but found they could either be a hit or a huge miss and investing money into a bad workout DVD really sucked.

Then I discovered workout videos on YouTube… OMG, there is a plethora of videos there that you can stream for FREE! YouTube videos can be watched on any Smart TV, Roku, Apple TV, tablets, phones… You name it!  When I discovered workout videos on YouTube I REALLY fell in love with being active AT HOME, then after a few months of sweating up a storm in my living room, I got more used to it.  Home was once place to relax and not sweat in, but now I’m quit comfortable getting hot and sweaty right in my own living room, or on my bike trainer, in my backyard on the deck, etc.  All it took was these great YouTube fitness channels.  

YouTube Channels for Being Active at Home

Here are the YouTube fitness channels that I love and HIGHLY recommend:

  1. PopSugar Fitness.
    More than just fitness, the PopSugar Fitness channel also features healthy living tips, wellness advice, and more. Definitely prepare to sweat with these great beginner videos.  Inspired by club life in Miami, try the Vixen Workoutto get your Beyoncé on while making you feel hot!  
  2. Blogilates.
    Created by Cassey Ho, a super bubbly and motivating fitness instructor, Blogilates is more than just workouts…it’s a COMMUNITY of POPsters who live and breathe POP Pilates that thrive on supporting one another towards success. POPsters BELIEVE in working out because it makes you a better, stronger, more positive person…it’s more than just vanity. Find the JOY in fitness with POP Pilates at Blogilates and try Cassey’s fun lower abs and booty blast workouttoday!
  3. Cosmic Kids Yoga.
    Healthy interactive stories featuring simple lessons for a happy life, Cosmic Kids Yoga offers 20-minute adventures that are fun to do with your kids that build strength, balance and confidence – and get kids into yoga early.  Try the triple space adventure, 3 space-based kids yoga adventures for triple the fun (my kids LOVE doing this with me)! 
  4. Fitness Blender.
    The Fitness Blender channel offers over 450 free full length workout videos for being active at home with new videos added every week.  Created by the husband and wife team of Daniel and Kelli, Fitness Blender doesn’t believe in gimmicks and the only thing they endorse is working out for a strong, healthy body.  Try their relaxing stretching workout for stiff muscles and stress reliefthat you can do at home or at the office! 
  5. FitKnitChick.
    Through her awesome YouTube videos, Tamara Grand teaches us that fitness is not just about looking great in skinny jeans, it’s about feeling strong, more energetic and more confident in our own skin. Her easy to follow FatBlaster Friday workouts are sure to add 8 minutes of fun to your day.  Try the 8 minute FatBlaster interval workoutfor a no excuses whole body workout!  
  6. The Balanced Life with Robin Long.
    If you’re motivated by positivity, Robin Long is your girl! Her beginner Pilates videos are very easy to follow. In these videos she touches on important Pilates principles and applies them in short Pilates workouts. Great for all levels!  Try her Full Body Workoutplaylist for a quick 25 minute session targeting abs, buns, arms and back.
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For me, the first step in being motivated to workout at home was to start getting used to sweating at home.  These 6 YouTube channels really helped me to reach that level of comfort. Give them a try and let me know if you like them!

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  • Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner
    January 19, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    blogilates is amazing she rocks! I never really use youtube for free video workouts what a great idea

  • Janelle @Wholly Healthy
    January 20, 2016 at 3:10 am

    I have so many favourite at home workouts! I love Pound, Jillian Michaels anything, and streaming on Booya Fitness. On YouTube, Tone It Up and BeFit are great.

  • Bharat Sharma
    January 20, 2016 at 3:22 am

    Staying at home has its own advantages and disadvantages, and one of the disadvantages is you get lazy and don’t care a lot about your own health ( which make you lethargic and unproductive). These youtube channels can definitely help in providing the right guidance but then again it depends on the person’s interst and dedication in the fitness. I have yet to check these channels but as far as website of Popsugar is concerned, it’s great but there are many times I found myself getting lost in viewing the portfolio of models even when I had specifically visited the site for fitness point of view, lol 🙂

  • Carla
    January 20, 2016 at 5:37 am

    you are so right
    I USED to be really in the groove for homeworkingout
    and Im just not right now

    • Janice
      January 23, 2016 at 11:27 am

      It can feel really weird to be sweaty at home. Changing that association of home being a place to relax vs a place to be active in is probably one of the hardest parts about becoming a homeworkerouter. Once that association is achieved it’s so much easier to find the working out motivation.

  • Christy
    January 21, 2016 at 7:06 am

    I have used Fitness Blender in the past and really liked it. I was a huge fan until Zuzka Light left, now I follow her on her new page, but I do have to pay for it. There are so many free ones I know I shouldn’t, but I am such a fan of hers!

  • Crystal
    January 24, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Awesome! Great reminder of all the YouTube channels. I don’t do workouts at home but I may in the near future as I try to save some $$

  • Lucie Palka
    January 30, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    I usually stick to either Booya Fitness, or Nike Training Club, but I’m happy you introduced me to other sources for home workouts!