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5 YouTube Workouts For When You're Too Lazy to Go to the Gym

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Stephanie MialkiGuest Blogger
June 17, 2016 · 2.2k Views

Who says you have to purchase an expensive gym membership to get fit or stay in shape? No way! Getting fit or staying in shape can be done in the comfort of your own home with just a few of the right tools! All you need is a television, an internet connection, and a computer, tablet, or smartphone. With these things a beneficial and effective workout is totally possible without even having to leave your house! While there are millions of options out there, here are just five of our favorite free workout channels found on YouTube.


1. Bodyrock

Source: BodyRock on YouTube

Bodyrock TV is loved for its basic equipment, simple but creative moves, short but intense interval workouts, and positive motivation from founder and instructor Lisa-Marie. Each video is extremely well-shot and appears to be shot in a more professional and high-quality manner than many other YouTube videos. New and varying workouts, ranging from five minutes to an hour, are constantly being posted, and although they may seem a bit different and difficult at first, they are very easy to adapt to. In fact, the uniqueness of the exercises is one of the main reasons so many people subscribe to Bodyrock! In addition, there is something for everybody on the Bodyrock channel. From yoga and Pilates to fast-paced cardio, this channel has videos for people of all different fitness levels and with all different interests.

2. BeFiT

Source: BeFiT on YouTube

The BeFiT channel from Lionsgate provides a new workout every single weekday. In addition to these daily updates, they also offer a BeFiT in a 90-day workout program and several 30-day programs including 30-Day 6 Pack Abs, 30-Day Butt Lift, and BeFiT in 30 Extreme. The videos run anywhere from one minute to one hour, and are instructed by top fitness trainers including Jillian Michaels, Jane Fonda, Scott Herman, Kym Johnson, Tara Stiles, and Denise Austin. From fun dance routines and intense cardio to relaxing yoga and Pilates, this channel is designed to suit any and all workout needs, whether it be fat burning, muscle sculpting, toning up, or slimming down.

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3. Blogilates

Source: Blogilates on YouTube

Blogilates is hosted by the incredibly lively and exuberant, certified POP Pilates instructor, Cassey Ho. Cassey’s weekly videos range anywhere from five minutes to thirty minutes, and focus on arms, legs, abs, or full body. They are famous and extremely well-liked for allowing you to have fun while getting you fit at the same time. Some user favorites include Slim Waist POP Pilates, Thigh Trimmer & Butt Lifter Workout, POP Cardio Dance Workout, and Flat Belly Fat Burner POP HIIT. In addition to these, Blogilates also includes videos on nutrition, including some awesome cheap clean eats ideas.

4. FitnessBlender

Source: FitnessBlender on YouTube

FitnessBlender is an exercise channel run by a workout team - husband and wife - Daniel and Kelli. This fitness couple has over 300 full-length workout routines with new videos uploaded on a weekly basis. Most videos are at least 20 minutes long, but there are also some that are only 4 minutes in length. The workouts vary in terms of difficulty and fitness level, but each video is very high-quality and easy to follow. FitnessBlender covers a multitude of areas including strength training, circuit training, cardio, HIIT, Pilates, yoga, bodyweight workouts, kettlebell workouts, and lots more. Daniel and Kelli certainly pride themselves on being able to offer something unique for each of their users.


Source: XHIT on YouTube

This YouTube channel provides its subscribers with a sneak peak into the fitness lifestyles of superstars, as well as the promise of having legs like Jennifer Lawrence and the butt of Beyonce… so it’s really no wonder XHIT Daily is a worldwide favorite! The channel offers a wide variety of upper body, lower body, and core strengthening exercises that are uploaded daily and range from 5-30 minutes. In addition, it also provides a number of seven-day workout programs. The main selling point of this channel though, is its Celebrity and Victoria’s Secret Model workout sections (this is where you can find The Beyonce Butt Workout and Get Legs like Jennifer Lawrence, as well as Rihanna’s Butt Workout and Olivia Wilde’s Sexy Abs).

Exercise doesn’t have to be expensive, as long as it’s effective. It also doesn’t have to feel like a chore, like going to the gym sometimes does. So the next time you’re feeling too lazy to go to the gym, find an ideal spot on your living room floor, turn on your TV or grab your laptop, and pull up your favorite YouTube workout channel!


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Stephanie Mialki is a mommy of two under two, a fitness enthusiast, and a digital marketing guru. She spends all of her spare time….oh wait, what spare time? She has a passion for business building and has successfully assisted more than 20 entrepreneurs start their own companies.