With the official start of summer, the desire to be physically fit and achieve that “beach body” (whatever it is) is at a seasonal high. Whether due to the general decrease in clothing worn or the soaring temperatures that do everything uncomfortable, people want to look good and feel good.
Unfortunately, for all of us late to the gym game (those who haven’t quite followed through on those New Year’s resolutions but have big plans to smash them next year), that coveted summer body isn’t a big deal. may not yet be a reality. So what are you doing? Do you get a gym membership and promise to go every morning right before you overspend on a photo-worthy acai bowl?
Maybe. But honestly? Probably not.
Why? Well, one, these gyms are just too hot for a mid-July workout. And two, regardless of what many popular gym chains may want their members to believe, “bullying” is very real and very wretched. No one wants to walk into a gym after a long winter avoiding doing just that, only to stick to the nearest cardio machine and hope for the best.
Enter YouTube, the savior of anyone who hates the gym. We dug through the masses and found 7 channels that specialize in delivering a full body workout from the comfort of your own home, so sit back – don’t relax – and sweat it out. Get in touch with these 7 workout channels and energize your body for a summer body!
1. Fitness Blender
Fitness Blender offers hundreds of no-frills, hassle-free workouts so you can hit the ground running. Run by husband and wife team Daniel and Kelli, Fitness Blender is a simple but awesome channel. All of their videos are shot with a white background so you can focus on what they are doing. They have over 600 comprehensive workout videos, over 150 of which are HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) to get your body moving and your blood pumping. All workouts last 5 to 45 minutes. While some videos require basic equipment, many can be done with your body weight alone. Popular Videos: 10 Minute Ab Workout, 32 Minute No Equipment Home Cardio Workout
2. Yoga with Adrienne
Yoga With Adrienne is a quiet little corner of the internet with yoga videos focused on physical and mental health. It’s a great way to start my yoga practice and work on the basics of yoga. Since then, I have turned to his videos for various reasons. She has such a soothing voice and offers yoga videos for different levels, durations or how you feel (like stress, back pain or cramps). Popular Videos: Yoga for Complete Beginners, Yoga for Anxiety and Stress
3. The Fitness Marshal
The Fitness Marshall brings you choreography to turn your workout into a dance party. Doesn’t that sound like an explosion? Caleb Marshall will turn your living room into a dance party with pop music and moves designed to get you sweating. Each video has one song, but he suggests creating a playlist of two warm-up videos, eight main workout videos, and one cool-down video for a complete workout. But there is also a full workout playlist and a quick workout playlist that you can follow. Plus, it has a dance playlist especially for kids. You can turn off the lights and turn up the music to make it feel even more like you’re in a club. Popular Video: Meghan Trainor – Me Too; Sia – Cheap Sensations
4. The Body Coach
The Body Coach can be your trainer for the whole family with intense challenges for you and physical education classes for your little ones. The Body Coach (aka Joe Wicks) believes everyone should be able to work out, no matter their fitness level or budget. The channel features over 250 videos, including challenges, time-based workouts, and workouts for specific body types. There is a new HIIT workout every week. One of the most interesting parts of the channel is that it also offers training for children, including a daily physical education class which could be very useful for all parents who have started teaching at home of their children. Popular Videos: HIIT Home Workout For Beginners, PE with Joe
5. Tone up
Tone It Up transports you to the beach so you can get your workout done without feeling like you’re stuck between the same four walls all the time. Tone it Up is led by trainers Karena and Katrina who started posting workout videos on Youtube over 10 years ago. Their brand has grown, but they stay true to their roots and post free versions of their workouts on their page. You’ll find plenty of full body workouts, bodyweight workouts, guided meditations, and more. The videos are shorter, with newer videos directing you to their app if you want longer videos (at the moment the app is free until April 22). If you want more, you can string together some of their Youtube workout videos for a longer workout. Popular Videos: Total Body Tone Up; Bikini Bras
6. Alo Moves
Alo Moves may be best known for its clothing line, but the chain brings together many different instructors (and styles) for a complete workout style. Although they are known for yoga (because of their name), they also offer other types of classes, including HIIT workouts, meditation, yoga, and meditation for kids. There are also yoga challenges you can try and also useful how-to videos if you’re not sure how to do a crow or crane pose. Popular Videos: 30-Minute Power Vinyasa Flow with Briohny Smyth, Yoga For Kids with Alissa Kepa
7. Walk Home by Leslie Sanson
Leslie Sansone’s Walk at Home offers no-equipment workouts to get you ~moving~ without ever having to step outside. Leslie Sansone has created a walking workout you can do at home. Yes, it’s true, you don’t need to go out for a walk right now. The videos keep you moving all the time and incorporate interval training for something anyone can do without any equipment. There are videos based on workout duration, walk duration, bonus burns, and more. Popular Videos: 1-Mile Happy Walk; 20 minute home walking exercise
Did this article help you? How many of these YouTube channels do you watch or subscribe to? Which ones do you plan to subscribe to? What training methods have you found extremely useful during this quarantine! Let us know in the comment section below!