We may be well into 2021, but if you haven’t started your New Year’s resolution to get fitter, it’s never too late. Don’t waste money on expensive programmes or complicated apps, just head over to YouTube. You’ll be surprised how many YouTube fitness channels there are to choose from.
Have a browse through our suggested list, or just go to YouTube and have a look through the thousands on offer. When you’ve found something you can stick to, your goals will be much easier to reach and you’ll soon be looking and feeling fitters. All of the exercise gurus on our list have programmes suitable for everyone, whether you’re a total beginner or a seasoned exerciser.
Most of them also include nutritional advice, including the best supplements to try and healthy recipes to include in your daily diet. We’ve listed some of the best trainers we could find, but if they don’t suit your plans, you can look for others. There are so many offering comprehensive, professional fitness instruction on YouTube. This is obviously ideal for people who can’t yet return to the gym due to COVID-19 as well.
Fitness influencer Pamela Reif has amassed more than six million subscribers on YouTube thanks to her no-nonsense workout videos. She offers free workouts in real time as well as pre-recorded classes for all levels. You can also download exercise planners for free from her accompanying Instagram.
If you’re looking for a friendly, non-invasive online training buddy, Pamela is ideal. Check out her YouTube playlists for every level of fitness, and find the one that works for you. Her Beginner Friendly playlist is ideal if you’re just getting back into exercising regularly, or if you’re already practised you can check out the Intense Workout list.
YouTuber Chloe Ting has more than 17.5 million subscribers, all regularly tuning in for her workouts. She offers weekly workout videos, fitness tips, advice on nutrition and healthy recipes on her channel, all for free. Follow one of the many challenges she offers if you’re looking for a bit of inspiration and try her recipes for the best balance possible. Even if you haven’t exercised in a while, you’ll find something that suits as Chloe caters for every fitness level.
A hardcore muscle building exercise instructor, fitness expert Chris Heria is all about packing on the mass and honing your six pack. If you are determined to get the abs you’ve always wanted you could try his free workout plan specifically for core and abs, which includes nutritional and diet advice too.
His six-pack challenge is just one of many on his channel available or free. Whether you want to spar or build muscle through HIIT, he’ll have something for you. This channel is aimed at people who already exercise a fair amount so may not be ideal for total beginners.
We love this channel because it’s completely free of any jargon or gimmicks. Instead, it offers more 600 full-length workout videos all headed by the husband and wife team who run it. At least 150 of the videos on offer are based on high intensity interval training (HIIT), which can help you lose weight and shape up super fast.
You can also download their free to use online workout calendar, which is fully customisable. Check out their healthy recipes and general fitness advice too. They’re friendly, down to earth and offer everything you need.
Casey Ho has been creating free exercise videos on this channel for about ten years. She includes everything from POP Pilates to bootcamp style exercises in her videos that promise to sculpt, define and enhance your muscles. Most of the workouts on the channel only need a mat so they’re ideal to do at home.
We love this channel for its simple but impactful yoga instructional videos, that cater not only for the body but also the mind. This prolonged pandemic is taking a toll on our mental health as well as our physical health. Using regular exercise to maintain a general balance is a good plan, particularly for those stuck in lockdown.
Adriene has 9.4 million subscribers, who are all benefiting from her channel. Her mission is to provide free yoga videos for everyone, regardless of your age, fitness level or experience in yoga. She also creates instructional videos that address specific needs, such as back pain or stress. And if you’re completely new to yoga, we can’t recommend her Yoga For Complete Beginners highly enough.
Most people know him as Joe Wickes, and millions of us have tried his regular PE lessons with the kids during lockdown. The Body Coach truly is for everyone, with Joe offering workout plans for every level of fitness. He strongly believes that everyone should have access to professional workouts, regardless of income or fitness level, so that’s what he offers. As well as the daily PE classes, Joe’s videos include HIIT and timed workouts.
For the best results of any workout plan, you need to include nutrition. A clean diet is best, with plenty of fresh vegetables. Include nutritional supplements too, as these can help to boost your fitness and general wellbeing.