Winter may be upon us, but that’s no excuse to neglect your fitness routine. Staying active throughout the chilliest of months can do wonders for both your mental and physical health. If you can’t quite muster the courage to battle the cold and make it down to the gym, you can still work out at home with utter ease. Setting up an exercise area in your living room and watching a few video tutorials is a simple way to stay in shape without having to leave your house. Here are some of the very best fitness YouTubers the web has to offer.
1. Yoga with Adriene
If you’re hoping to find your inner zen whilst also having a good old stretch, yoga may just be the thing. Sports meets meditation in this ultra popular activity. A rather massive 28% of Americans have tried yoga, according to a study by The Yoga Alliance. If you’ve yet to join the club, now may be the perfect time. Yoga with Adriene offers of a 30 Days of Yoga challenge which will ease you into the art one video at a time. Each session is just about half an hour long and teaches you a new area of the discipline. The idea is that at the end of the first month, you will have a good grasp on the basic techniques and will want to continue on your newfound yoga journey.
For those wanting to build muscle tone while getting active, TheLeanMachines is a YouTube channel that will help you do just that while entertaining you along the way. You’ll be coached by the likes of not one but two personal trainers: John and Leon. Many of their videos show you how to make the best out of your workouts, while there are a few surprises packed in there too. Of course, exercising is but one side of your fitness regime; and what you eat can have just as big an impact on your health. Luckily, these guys have got that covered too with simple recipe tutorials for some healthy and delicious meals.
3. Kayla Itsines
If you’re looking for short, sharp bursts of exercise, Kayla Itsines is your gal. She is doubtless one of the best fitness YouTubers of the moment, with eight years of professional fitness training experience under her belt. Plus, she knows a thing or two about how to push your body to its very limits. You’ve been warned. Most of her YouTube tutorials are no more than a minute long. She uses that sparse amount of time to simply demonstrate a workout challenge you can try in your very own home. While her video updates are few and far between, she also has a cell phone app so that you can work out with her anytime, anywhere.
4. Lauren Hefez
Aiming to help the YouTube viewing public to live a “healthy and happy lifestyle,” Lauren Hefez offers a range of short (about 10-minute long) exercise videos. Many of her workouts focus on the abs, hips, butt, and thigh areas. So, if you’re hoping to shape and tone up, dedicating a little time to her workout routines is a surefire way to kickstart your quest. She also slips a little cardio in there now and then, which is essential in any workout regime. Lauren uploads new videos every Tuesday and Thursday, which means that you’ll never be at a loss when it comes to new routines and fitness trick to help you reach your goals.
The wonderfully fit Cassey Ho is the lady behind the immensely popular Blogilates YouTube channel. In her short and sweet video tutorials, she offers Pop Pilates, which will help to sculpt and tone your body while also giving you a darn good workout to boot. Her videos are truly carried by her cheerful brand of charisma along with her informal chitchat style of coaching. That combined means that you will hardly notice the routines passing you by since you’ll be entranced by this lady’s sunny, bubbly personality. What’s more, when she’s not showing you how to work out, Cassey creates uplifting opinion-based videos such as the lovely Stop Trying To Be Perfect! vlog. Now, there’s a message we can all get behind.