Of all things, who would have thought that YouTube can be an extreme source of fitspiration? Well, let me fill you in, I LOVE youtube. I have found my very favorite workouts and instructors through their site. There are countless videos with all types of workouts. It’s really awesome because you can search for a workout of a specific length.
It’s your cardio day?
Look up HIIT workouts or weight loss.
You’re going for a more relaxed workout, but want to focus on your abs?
Search for yoga and core or how about some pilates.
Tons of strength workouts are available as well. You can add focus to just shoulders, legs, or glutes. You name it and you can find a workout that will meet all your fitness needs.
Through the years I have narrowed down some of my very favorite fitness channels…
Subscribers: over 129,000
Workout Type: Strength, Plyometrics, HIIT, Cardio, Circuit
I love, love, love Christine Salus’s workouts. Not only are they challenging, but they’re actually fun. The time flies by because you are constantly doing something different. Many of the videos are fairly short as well since you are working extremely hard at a high intensity. You don’t have to exercise for as long. I’m a huge fan of her HIIT workouts. My most favorite is the 500 Calorie Total Body HIIT workout (no equipment needed) plus 8 minute ab challenge. The total workout time is a minor 30 minutes, but the high intensity makes it fantastic. It’s an interval workout that consists of 4 rounds of 5 different exercises and very short rests. The end is a killer ab sequence to completely burn out. I highly recommend all of her workouts and channel.
Subscribers: over 96,000
Workout Type: Interval Yoga
Another top favorite of mine, Ali Kamenova. She has completely changed the way I look at yoga. Before I thought of it as stretching, relaxing, maybe some strength work. Do one of her workouts and then just try to say that yoga is easy…trust me your mind will be blown. Kamenova uses an innovative approach through her use of interval yoga. There are high numbers of planks in many of her yoga videos. She also throws cardio in to really get your body pumping. This is not your average yoga. One specific routine I really enjoy is the AK30 Interval Yoga Intermediate Calorie Burn Weight Loss HIIT. The workout incorporates vinyasa flow yoga as well as an interval cardio sequence in the middle that even includes jump squats. Check out her channel to mix up your typical yoga routine and really push your calorie burn.
Subscribers: over 1,467,000
Workout Type: Yoga
The yoga that Adriene offers is very natural and is all about what feels best for your body. I really enjoy her workouts because I feel like I am in an actual yoga studio all from the comfort of my own home. She’s focused on working to your personal limits and always improving yourself through consistency and practice. Adriene has many videos that focus on a diverse array of different topics. There are healing, stretching, flow, yoga on the road, beginners, and even weight loss yoga. The Yoga For Weight Loss – 40 Minute Fat Burning Yoga Workout is amazing! I do this video all the time to sort of reset my body. It focuses highly on core work but touches on the entire body as well. The sequence tones the abs, is great for digestion and blasting fat. Try out Adriene’s yoga to really take your workout routine to a new level!