A month ago, at the start of the lockdown, Lifestyle gave you a list of free online workouts from some of the most prestigious fitness clubs in the world.
If you’re a fitness nut, now is the best time to take advantage of the many free workouts offered online. Make Google your best friend, and you’ll never run out of things to do. On Instagram, search for #wod (workout of the day), and it will lead you to about 7.9 million posts.
So many well-meaning people now offer wellness and fitness advice online. Even Jane Fonda, the Aerobics Queen of the 1970s and ’80s, recently started a TikTok account to revive her iconic workout videos. Fonda is possibly the oldest celebrity on TikTok, but do check her out to see how you would do against an 82-year-old. (As of this writing, she has posted one workout video, and has a relatively modest following of 52,800.)
Below is a list of workouts you can follow on YouTube.
This is an online fitness empire run by Cassey Ho focusing on POP Pilates, a combo of pop music and Pilates for a more danceable practice. The only equipment you’ll need is a yoga mat. Choose from single songs to 20-plus-minute workouts. The best part is, there’s POP Pilates for beginners and PIIT (Pilates Intense Interval Training) for advanced exercises. Ho preaches body positivity, so anyone struggling with body image will feel at home here as she bravely uploads videos of her struggles online, as well.
Certified trainer and influencer Anna Victoria offers badass workouts for some real muscle movement guaranteed to make your body feel sore the next day. Choose from legs + glutes if you want a booty-sculpting workout, or core, full-body, back/arms. Her posts are now on Day 26, but scroll down to find Day 1 if you need to.
The Fitness Marshall
Original dance workouts created by Caleb Marshall. This channel features exclusive, paid content, but it occasionally comes out with free live-stream vids. The videos feature dancers of all levels dancing to Top 40 tracks.
Need some booty “activation” workout? YouTube Queen Pamela Reif offers solid, lower-body workouts. Her vids feature 15+ moves in a 10-minute workout. She goes live once a week for a full 20- to 30-minute workout.
Every heart and soul deserves to be fit, so everything on this site is free. There are more than 1,000 full-length, free workout routines, and complete 30- to 90-day fitness programs for all goals and fitness levels. Free workout plans also include exercise routines and meal plans.
Tone It Up
Long-distance coaching at its best. This site is founded by best friends and trainers Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott. Some premium content is not free, though, like nutrition plans and annual workout DVDs. But there are short and intense workouts offered for free; some come with recipes that are easy to follow. There are quick kettlebell workouts, mindful meditation, strength training, Barre, no-equipment workouts.
A 20-minute routine will feature a movement you’ll need to do for one minute. That includes killer mountain climbers, lunges, jumping jacks, Pilates moves, abs moves, tricep pushups. Yep, turns out 20 minutes is all you need to feel the burn.
Unlimited access to hundreds of workouts from celebrity trainers such as Simone De La Rue, who typically charges $35/class in New York and London. For these YouTube vids, all you need to pay is your monthly Wi-Fi to access the workouts. Class FitSugar regularly covers the most buzzed-about workout classes and trends, including the Victoria’s Secret workout, Tabata, P90X, Bar Method and more.
Workout with certified personal trainer Jessica Smith who will showcase her 20-plus years’ experience in the fitness industry in weekly, full-length videos. From meditation to walking practices to HIIT and Barre, Smith’s channel is cleanly divided into 13 playlists. There are options for those with physical limitations, such as chair-bound people. She has her cute Frenchie, Peanut, as a sidekick, too.
The ultimate source for at-home fitness videos with 600-plus full-length (10 minutes to over an hour) practices, bringing 25 years of experience between the husband-and-wife (Kelli and Daniel) training duo. You can also track your workouts and progress with its free customizable online workout calendar. The videos are completely free, but like many channels, it does have its premium content offered at a lower price compared to many in the industry. INQ