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Forget winter, SUMMER IS COMING! At least I think it is. A week ago there was snow and last night we had a hard frost. Geez, usually at this time of year I’m out in the yard, busy with winter cleanup and getting ready to plant stuff.
But summer will eventually get here in all its hot and sunny glory. And one thing I love about summer is the time spent in the pool.
But quitting smoking and developing the eating habits of a frat boy have led to some extra pounds. Tortilla chips and Easter candy for dinner? Yes, please.
If you’re like me and have some weight to take off before summer officially gets here, check out these awesome fitness YouTube channels for a ton of free workouts that’ll get you in swimsuit shape in no time!
8 Awesome Fitness YouTube Channels for Free Workouts
How does working out with top trainers like Jane Fonda, Denise Austin, and Jillian Michaels for free sound?
BeFit boasts hundreds of workout videos and plenty of 30-day challenges and boot camps. You’ll find videos on pilates, yoga, HIIT, strength training, and fun cardio dance workouts. Workouts vary in length, intensity, skill-level, and equipment needed so there is something for everyone on this channel!
With over 4 million subscribers, Blogilates has tons of workouts that help torch calories, burn fat, and sculpt muscle.
Cassey Ho is the creator of POP Pilates and her workout channel, Blogilates, offers a wide range of fun and exciting workout videos to get you moving.
There are also videos dealing with diet and nutrition with lots of great info on “clean cheap eats” and weight loss tips. Cassey’s infectious enthusiasm will give you the motivation to power through your workout.
If you’re looking for something a little different and maybe more challenging than the majority of workout videos out there, check out BodyRock.
The training exercises are geared towards HIIT (high-intensity interval training) but there are also videos on diet and nutrition. Plus, the community is awesome and there are companion Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest accounts for even more quick tips and motivation.
Fitness Blender is run by husband and wife team Daniel and Kelly. With hundreds of videos available to choose from, you can find workouts on Pilates, HIIT, strength training, cardio, yoga, Pilates and more.
Again, workouts vary in length, fitness level, and equipment needed but it’s easy to find a workout that suits your needs. The videos themselves are easy to follow so if you’re a beginner or just new to the world of YouTube fitness channels, you’ll have no problem quickly getting up to speed.
There are a variety of short and full-length workouts available on POPSUGAR Fitness. Workouts include yoga, tabata, boxing, pilates, strength training, cardio dance and more. Check out the 30-minute Sexy Cardio Dance Vixen Workout to “unleash your inner Selena Gomez”. Videos are sorted by type so it should be really easy to find the workout of your dreams!
Glow by POPSUGAR contains content on diet, nutrition, and combatting stress. There are some super-yummy looking recipe videos. Even though it isn’t the holiday season, I’m dying to try their Skinny Peppermint Mocha!
HASFit (HAS stands for Heart and Soul) is another great channel with a lot of variety. You’ll find a combination of full-length workouts and quick hits, as well as routines specifically designed for beginners. There are literally hundreds and hundreds of workouts available!
Videos are extremely well-organized making it easy to locate the particular area or type of workout you want. Program calendars and meal plans are also available on their website if you’re looking for more structure.
If lunges and squats just aren’t your thing, but shaking your booty is, you should definitely check out the Fitness Marshall. His amped up and awesomely fun dance routines will have you feeling like a backup dancer for Queen Bey.
And if you’re worried you’ll end up on your booty doing some of the moves, there’s also a tutorial channel that walks you through some of the more difficult routines.
BodyFit by Amy has a variety of workouts from 12 – 45 minutes long, so you’re sure to find a workout that fits with your busy lifestyle. There are routines targeting specific areas as well as routines requiring equipment like kettlebells and resistance bands. But there are also plenty of no-equipment workouts too!
She has workouts specifically designed for pregnancy and also a wedding workout series for you brides-to-be who need to get in shape for the big day!
If you don’t want to spend a fortune on a gym membership or even on equipment for your home, these YouTube channels are a great way to find a workout that suits your needs.
Now, what are you waiting for? Click on over to YouTube and get that booty in gear! The pool awaits!