Don’t let the cost of a gym membership deter you from starting a solid workout regime – we have a solution: YouTube workout videos! With the convenience of a workout DVD minus the cost, YouTube is brimming with exercise classes for all fitness levels to suit your individual lifestyle. All you have to do is decide what your body goals are – fat burning; muscle toning; yoga; pilates or anything of your choice – and you’re all set! Here are 5 free workouts that you can start with today:
1. ‘Revolution – Day 1, Practice Ease’ by Yoga with Adriene
Yoga helps your body de-stress, improve flexibility and so much more – the benefits are endless! If you’ve been wanting to give yoga a try but weren’t sure where to start here’s your chance. Yoga with Adriene is perfect for beginners and features an easy-to-follow 31-day plan to get you into the swing of the activity. An added bonus is a downloadable exercise planner and daily motivation email when you sign up to the programme on Adriene’s website.
2. ‘Total Body Tone Up!’ by Tone It Up
This one is perfect for those looking to firm things up all at once. With a catchy but slightly cheesy soundtrack, this channel has gained a loyal following because their workouts are totally effective. Short and sweet, each workout lasts 14 minutes and includes a warm-up and plenty motivational words of encouragement.
3. ‘5-Minute Flat Belly Ab Workout’ by PopSugar Fitness
If you want a flatter belly in just 5 minutes, this is the workout for you! Targeting your core and toning your mid-section, this routine can even be done with a heavy book you have lying around the house – no excuses!
4. ‘Total Arm Workout’ by XHIT Daily
Toning your arms can be tricky when training on your own but this 10-minute routine is easy-to-follow with clear instructions and a focus on the correct, most effective technique for the goal at hand. You’ve got to try this one!
5. ‘Get Fit 4 Free – The SB 30 Day Sweat Hiitgirl Workout’ by Sweaty Betty
Voted one of the most popular fitness trends of the year, this HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) workout allows you to burn fat in the most effective, efficient way possible by alternating between extreme periods of activity and intervals of rest. The 30-minute routine from international activewear label Sweaty Betty offers you three different levels to suit everyone from newbies to experienced fans of HIIT. This one’s not for the faint-hearted, we hear!