Workout out at home can be confusing at times, especially if you’re new to doing it. The thought of making your own circuits can be terrifying, and the exercise moves themselves can be so intimidating. However, there is a way to avoid all of that, and even have some fun with your workouts – by following videos!
There are so many perks to following fitness channels, and doing videos that are posted on the World Wide Web. One is the community that tends to build and follow when discovering a trainer on YouTube (like Cassey Ho and Blogilates) – it’s an inspiration and helps keep one motivated. Which, is actually the next perk, if you find a channel that offers “… Day Challenge,” consider doing them. Not only will it motivate you to get up, but also it’ll make the final results even more lasting because you’ll remember where you started, and how far you’ve come since then.
Below are ten workout videos that range in length, the type of workout, but are enjoyable to do, and can be done in the comfort of one’s own home! So grab your weights or soup cans (I used those as weights once – very effective.), and a giant glass of water and let’s get to working out!
Sure, she’s the woman we all love to hate on “The Biggest Loser” but in reality, this workout video is quick and effective. The way the 30-Day Shred works is that you do each level for ten days – meaning there are three levels total, each with a different series of workouts. The combination of arm and leg workouts is what keeps the video challenging and enjoyable, because you never know what’s going to come next. For any beginner looking to lose weight, I’d suggest this video series.
Not only a great workout for those looking to tone their legs, but this video is also perfect for anyone who struggles with time management and being able to squeeze a workout in. The circuit, created and led by trainer Andrea Orbeck, is a fun one to do after a run or as a stand-alone routine. The workouts aren’t difficult at all, and if needed, could probably be modified to a more advanced level (like by adding ankle weights, or handheld weights for the deadlift flies).
This is one of her longer “Yoga For Weight Loss” videos (the longest is a hour, and can be found here), but that’s because it’s a total core workout. A gentle, and fun workout to do on any given day if time allows. She continuously allows for modifications, and helps you find what feels good when transitioning from position to position. Her focus isn’t directly about losing weight but connecting with the body, and that’s a beautifully powerful message to have when wanting to lose weight. After you’ve finished this video, consider checking out her other videos for a fun practice.
Can’t afford kickboxing lessons? Don’t sweat it – Fitness Blender has a variety of kickboxing classes! Before getting really into the workouts, Fitness Blender hooks you up with a slower version of the move to practice before getting into a faster pace. Their kickboxing workouts always result in sweating. Times of each video can range from 10 minutes to 40, but no matter what, you’re getting a great exercise that you definitely will be feeling the following day.
Cassey Ho is a Pilates professional, and her videos (on her channel, Blogilates) are always fun to watch and workout to. She’s an uplifting person who has a strong following behind her. This video isn’t for the beginners out there, and it’s one that will have your legs feeling like Jell-O by the end. It’s ten different squat variations done 100 times. It’s a long workout, so if you’re up for the challenge, do it, because not a lot of people can say they’ve done 1000 squats.
Another Cassey Ho video, but this time, we’re focusing on the core. This video is shorter than the last because it’s only ten core exercises done ten times. The fact that this video is no longer than eight minutes is perfect because it can be done anywhere at anytime – if appropriate. She once again, is motivational and the moves she does are fun, creative, and hit target areas that sometimes are hard to burn.
Last Cassey Ho video, promise! This one is a bit more challenging since you’re not only in a plank the entire time, but you’re hitting your entire core! Doing any challenge with Cassey is fun, and relatable because she’s sweating and also feeling the burn just as much as those doing the videos are. It’s her personality that continuously attracts people to her videos, and allows her to be able to share workouts with those who may not be able to afford them or travel to studios. Any of her challenges are perfect for those looking for quick workouts, and if you find yourself needing to be held accountable, consider signing up for her monthly calendar filled with workouts and goals.
Another monthly challenge, this HIIT series is for beginners who are looking to burn fat and become fit. Millionaire Hoy, who does the videos, is an uplifting and motivational guy. His channel consists of many different challenges, and videos of many different lengths. If you’re looking for something that will definitely have you sweating and working hard for your results, check out his videos.
This low impact video via Fitness Blender is perfect for anyone who is new to workout out and doesn’t want to get into the high impact workouts just yet. The video consists of simple exercises with an introduction to each before actually getting into them – which is nice, because that allows for a quick rest period. Don’t push your body if you feel you can’t execute any moves (because there are some advanced moves), allow for modifications even if none are given in the video.
Doing barre exercises is great for your posture, they burn fat very quickly, and they’re great for getting lean and toned legs. Fitness Blender does offer a few other barre workouts, but this one is nice because you’re also getting a core workout. Plus, like every other Fitness Blender video, your rest periods consist of finding out what’s next with a tiny preview of the following exercise move. Their videos are effective and have you feeling sore the next day, and I would highly recommend checking out their channel for other amazing options and challenges.