Trying to keep the blood pumping in the absence of the gym? Loads of us are taking to our living rooms and gardens to get a sweat on. But without equipment or the structure of your favourite fitness classes, it can be hard to know what to do or how to train. Or maybe you’re new to the fitness world, dipping your toes in for an energy boost or to get the endorphins rushing. Helping you get started or stay motivated, here are some of the best at-home workoutYouTubers and influencers to follow along with.
#1 Ballet Beautiful
A favourite of it-girl and designer Alexa Chung, ballet barre classes are the hottest fitness craze sweeping the globe right now. Combining principles of dance with toning and cardio exercises, Ballet Beautiful is a great way to tone up and get in a good core workout at home without doing boring and painful crunches or sit-ups. While it’s sure to leave you aching, a ballet class is also super calming. Either dress for the occasion in ballet shoes, or simply socks and leggings, and get ready to feel graceful. With over 6 years worth of videos on their channel, Ballet Beautiful is easily one of the best at-home workout Youtubers, we especially love their lean legs workout. Oh, and on lazy days, you can follow along with their tutorials on how to do the perfect ballet bun!
An absolute powerhouse of a fitness influencer, MadFit has over 2 million subscribers, making her undeniably one of the best at-home workout YouTubers in the game. Posting real-time work out videos so you can follow along with exactly what she’s doing, the best thing about Maddie’s youtube channel is the huge range of videos. Whether you fancy doing high-intensity interval training, area-specific toning, full-body cardio or slow, chill yoga; she’s got a video for you. Her channel also features guided meditation videos for you to work out your mind as well as your body, or song challenges if you’re looking for a quick burn that requires no equipment. With such a massive variety of videos and new content being posted almost daily, you can build an entire home workout plan around MadFit’s videos, and get your endorphins rushing from the comfort of your own home.
#3 The Body Coach TV
If you haven’t heard of Joe Wicks by now, you’ll have been living under a rock. The personal trainer shot to fame last year when he launched his P.E with Joe throughout the first U.K lockdown, to encourage kids who were missing out on P.E lessons at school to get active. Joe has become a poster boy for keeping fit during the pandemic and even raised £200,000 for the NHS and over £1m for Children in Need in a 24 hour exercise challenge. But for us grown ups, Joe also shoots HIIT workouts on his YouTube channel The Body Coach TV, on a weekly basis. Suitable for everyone from beginners to experts and working in a circuit style with a number or moves, which you can do with body weight or dumbbells, to make the exercise harder or easier. Each workout is between around 20-30 minutes and can be done in the comfort of your living room.
#4 Jemma’s Health Hub
If you don’t have, or simply don’t want to dedicate too much time to workouts, check out Jemma’s Health Hub. The benefits of starting your day with a boost of exercise are numerous, which is why Jemma hosts live 5-minute workouts every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning. Getting you up and moving, Jemma’s at-home workouts consist of only 5 moves making it a super easy and quick workout that you can tick off your to-do list to start your day off right. Focussed more on getting your body moving and your blood rushing than promising huge results, we love following along on days that we wake up feeling especially sluggish or low. The best at-home workout influencers for when you need a little boost, tune in at 7am to start your day off right.
#5 Yoga with Adriene
You can’t do a list of the best at-home workout YouTubers to follow without including Yoga With Adriene. We’ve been fans of her easy-to-follow yoga videos for years, but lately, we’ve been especially loving her more specific videos. Make dedicated yoga flows for problems like stiff backs after sitting at a desk all day, or tired legs for runners, for any issue you can likely video a Yoga With Adriene video to soothe it. If you’re looking to pick up a new hobby or craving a routine, why not try one of her 30-day yoga courses? Whether you’re a beginner or a yoga natural, Adriene has videos and courses for all abilities, focuses and problems, making her a go-to for home work-out videos.
#6 The Studio by Jamie Kinkeade
If you’re looking for a workout that doesn’t feel like a workout, click onto a video by Jamie Kinkeade. Disguising cardio as a fun dance class, Jamie’s videos make HIIT a lot easier to get through but still focusses on getting results and getting your heartbeat racing. From full dance routines to work your whole body to short song challenges that focus on one area like arms or legs, you can craft your own at-home workout plan from Jamie’s channel and turn your living room into both a gym and a dance floor.