Ready to exercise for free from the comfort of your own home? This roundup of the best free workout videos on YouTube will give you new ideas to get your excitement and motivation pumping!
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Working out has long been a part of my lifestyle, though my workout routine has alternated between overpriced gym memberships and group fitness classes to free workout videos and at-home DVDs, running outside and, let's face it, even some non-existent phases.
Though I loved the motivation I got from group classes, I just find them to be too expensive and time-consuming–you've got to look halfway decent to be seen in public (I work from home and if I'm being honest, most days I'm lucky if my hair gets washed), spend upwards of 30 minutes in the car to get to and from the class (Atlanta traffic is no joke), plus shower and get ready afterwards–and that's before you've even gotten to the 60+ minute workout.
Instead of swearing off exercise altogether, I've found that I'm more likely to stick to an exercise routine and actually work out every day when I can do so from the comfort of my living room, for little to no cost. Thanks to Youtube, it's never been easier to find FREE workout videos online. I like to switch things up and do a combination of weights, interval training or HIIT, and yoga.
There are literally thousands of awesome videos to choose from. No excuses now!
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The Best Free Workout Videos
Yoga With Adriene
With nearly 10 million subscribers, Yoga With Adriene videos are probably the most popular free yoga classes out there. Her signature line is “find what feels good”, giving you full permission to be your most authentic, loving self.
Yoga With Adriene was recognized by Google as the most searched workout of 2015, was recognized by The Wall Street Journal, and was awarded a Streamy in Health and Wellness in 2016.
If you're brand-new to yoga, check out her Yoga For Beginners and Foundations of Yoga series. These are designed to give you the tools to build a happy, healthy at home yoga practice. If you're ready to work up a sweat, try the Total Body Yoga playlist.
She welcomes all levels, all bodies, all genders, all souls!
If you're into body positivity and struggle with finding workouts that leave you feeling included and uplifted (instead of shamed for your body size) – then REFIT is for you!
This is a fitness experience that fits everybody, because finding a positive workout shouldn't be a negative experience. REFIT believes that every BODY belongs, and that definitely includes you! You’ll be hard pressed to find comparison, competition or judgement in this fitness community, which is how they've helped thousands of people transform their lives from the inside out.
With powerful moves and positive music, you'll discover an inspiring workout that changes your body, mind and soul. This cardio-focused class is effective and FUN — perfect for beginners and challenging for fitness enthusiasts (which means it's a workout designed for everyBODY!)
Tone It Up
I'm a huge fan of the Tone It Up girls–their workouts are efficient and effective, my favorite combo!
Though their DVDs are oddly expensive ($40–have they not seen what every other DVD sells for?!), they offer dozens of free workout videos on their Youtube channel and I've found their 2015 Bikini Series to be full of killer workouts, usually in 30 minutes or less.
BodyFit by Amy
Speaking of kettlebells… after TIU's Katrina showed me light on what an awesome workout kettlebells are, I went searching for more free kettlebell workout videos on Youtube and thankfully stumbled upon Bodyfit by Amy.
This 10-minute kettlebell routine will leave you dripping sweat and muscles burning, and her other workouts are just as effective.
The Yoga Solution With Tara Stiles
I try to incorporate yoga at least once a week into my fitness routine and I've found Tara Stiles to be another incredible resource for at-home yoga.
She's got great 10-minute free workout videos covering everything from whole body yoga to cardio yoga and balance-focused, strength-building yoga. Her videos are great for a quick session, or if you have more time, combine 2-3 videos for a balanced (pun intended) 30-minute session.
What are your favorite workout videos? Share in the comments below!