There are many reasons why people can’t or don’t like going to the gym. Schedules are extremely busy, the gym environment can be intimidating and memberships are expensive. But if you’re determined to fit exercise into your daily plans, there are ways to do it right at home, for free. There are a number of workout regimens online that offer free videos in different disciplines. Here’s a sampling of some that are readily available with just the click of the play button.
Barre workouts are a combination of ballet, yoga and Pilates that work on isometric strength training and have become increasingly popular in recent years. Rather than heading to a local studio, the Barre3 fitness company has more than 250 streamable workouts taking its exercises and transporting them into your living room. The YouTube channel also offers some general health videos.
Basic Yoga Workout for Dummies
Interested in giving yoga a try but have no idea what the poses Downward-Facing Dog or Bharadvaja’s Twist are? The series of Yoga for Dummies videos is a perfect place to start. Six videos, each 10 minutes long, provide an introduction to yoga so you can feel confident before you join a group class.
The YouTube channel for Diet.com, DietHealth, has a library of over 500 fitness and weight loss videos, and releases a new workout video every week, about 10 minutes long each. The videos are led by experienced personal trainers, and additional videos share healthy eating suggestions and tips on different exercise types, depending on what you are looking for.
With Fitness Blender, customize the workout schedule that works for you, based on what type of training you want and what resources you have available. Videos can also be curated by level of difficulty or whether you want a male of female trainer. The main website also has health tips and online communities to help in your workout goals.
Jessica Smith TV
Led by experienced and certified wellness coach, fitness instructor and personal trainer Jessica Smith, there are plenty of workouts available to choose from that cover all kinds of exercises, including barre, cardio and Pilates. The workouts can be as short as 10 minutes or longer at 20-30 minutes.
Worried about the quality of exercise you can get at home because you don’t have any equipment? SparkPeople designs its workout videos so that they can be done by anyone, anywhere, with no special equipment necessary. Videos cover strength and toning, nutrition and weight loss, upper body workouts and seated workouts.
“Ultimate Beach Body Workout,” “The Bum-Sculpting Super Workout” and the “Ballet Bootcamp Workout” are just some of the videos offered by Sweaty Beatty, which also has online videos covering yoga and HIIT.
Tone It Up
Work out with Tone It Up and join a community that wants to support you. Workouts available through Tone It Up cover the arms, legs, abs and cardio. Nutrition plans, recipes, a weekly schedule and the ability to download the Tone It Up app are also available on the website.