Working out at home has a lot of benefits because it simply limits your excuses. It's budget friendly, convenient, and flexible. It also allows you to focus on your health and fitness while having some privacy. And , most importantly, it can be even more effective than going to the gym!
During an interview with Puma, Pamela Reif, a fitness influencer, mentioned:
"Any kind of workout is better than no workout! Please don’t think only a gym session would be worth it and nothing else can make up for that. Home workouts can be super-efficient and fun if you do them correctly and find the type of training you like. I have lots of followers texting me that they enjoy the home workouts more than anything they did beforehand. It’s nice to switch things up."
Here are the 5 best Youtube channels for a good, effective home workout based on personal experience:
1. Pamela Reif
Pamela Reif is a German fitness influencer and PUMA ambassador with over 7 million subscribers on her Youtube channel and 8 million followers on Instagram. She also has her own app which is available for android and iPhone users along with her website. On her website, you can find her cookbook, food products, free workouts, and many more.
She is personally my favorite fitness influencer, because of her short yet very effective full-body workout videos. Most full-body videos are usually no less than 30 minutes, which isn't the case for Pamela. You can find plenty of workout videos for literally less than 15 minutes on her channel.
She is also well-known for her unique dance workouts, which she also likes to call "calorie killers"! Her most famous one is the 15 min happy dance workout with over 26 million views.
2. Lilly Sabri
Lilly Sabri, the founder of the no.1 fitness app, Lean with Lilly, has been a chartered physiotherapist since 2010. She's also a pilates instructor, fitness, health, and lifestyle influencer. With over 3 million subscribers on Youtube, Lilly empowers hundreds of thousands of people around the world to live a healthier lifestyle.
On her website, you can learn more about her, shop for some resistance bands and supplements, and have a look through her recipe page and blog.
Most of her free workouts are based on guides and challenges to keep you motivated. She has quite a variety of free programs, such as 7-day and 28-day challenges.
3. Yoga with Adriene
Who said yoga can't make an effective workout?
Adriene Mishler is an international yoga teacher, actress, and entrepreneur. She has a Youtube channel with over 10 million subscribers from all over the world. Her online community lives by the phrase "Find What Feels Good", also known as, FWWG. You can also buy her FWFG merch items here!
You can have a look at her website, which includes her blog posts, monthly calendars, free yoga videos, and events. What makes her unique is her yoga lifestyle content along with her 30-day challenges. She welcomes all levels, all bodies, and all genders on her platform. And if you're new to yoga, you'll find plenty of beginner and foundation yoga videos to start off with.
I have honestly tried a couple of her 30-day challenges and they have completely changed my life. I have never been into yoga, but Adriene taught me that yoga isn't only about toning the body or building strength. It's about loving yourself, connecting with your soul, and, most importantly, finding what feels good!
When I first started working out, Blogilates was the first Youtube channel to pop up on my screen. This doesn't surprise me, since it is considered the #1 female fitness channel on Youtube.
Cassey Ho is a certified Pilates and fitness instructor with over 5 million subscribers on her Youtube channel. She also runs an Instagram account with around 2 million followers in which she combines her workout videos, food/drink recipes, and private life with her husband. What makes her content unique is the number of before and after pictures that you can have a look at on almost all of her platforms, including her Instagram account, @bodybyblogilates.
As a person who gets demotivated quickly, I really appreciate the before and after posts and stories of random girls that Cassey shares on her social media. It honestly gives me so much motivation and encourages me to keep going no matter how hard the journey is. I believe that this is something that not all fitness influencers do. So I give Cassey a round of applause for doing this!
Another reason why I really enjoy her workout videos is that she doesn't leave any room for excuses. She literally has workout videos that you can do in bed or even while watching Netflix. So, what more do you need?
5. Chloe Ting
Chloe Ting is an Australian Youtuber and fitness personality who joined Youtube in 2011. However, she didn't start going viral until she started posting her workouts on TikTok. Her famous challenges went viral during quarantine and she now has over 21 million subscribers on her Youtube channel, which is quite impressive. Some people say that her challenges promise dramatic results, while others haven't had a chance to see for themselves, since they think her workout videos are extremely difficult.
Chloe also has an Instagram account, @chloe_t, on which she has over 3 million followers. Her workout videos are mostly intense challenges, such as the famous 2-week shred challenge. You can find all of her challenge workout videos on Youtube for free!
Now, based on my personal experience, I've decided to start one of her challenges to find out what all the hype is about but, unfortunately, didn't keep going. I honestly found her workout videos very difficult and extreme and wasn't physically able to continue the challenge for more than 2 days. However, put in mind that every body is different! My advice would be to give it a try! You'll never know until you try one of her workout videos or challenges. But if you're still a beginner, then I would suggest you try something else first.
Last but not least, feel free to always try new things and mix it up a little bit. To find out what suits you best, you should keep on trying different types of exercises. And make sure to always rest whenever your body needs to!