YouTube Your Next Workout

November 6, 2014 Updated: August 30, 2015

Did you know YouTube could replace your next trip to the gym? Amid the cat videos and music videos, YouTube is actually a gold mine for free workouts and exercise instruction.

Just type what you’re looking to do into the search bar, check to see if the source is reputable, and then sweat away!

Here’s why we think YouTube should be a part of your workout vocabulary:

More Variety Equals Less Boredom

Zumba, TRX, medicine ball, cardio, strength training. You name it, and you can find it. You can even mix up your workout with a new type of exercise every day of the year if you wish.

The constant variety will help you beat boredom and keep you excited to move your body. Plus, if you’re a bit intimidated to try a new workout craze at the gym, go solo with YouTube first.

Your Own Personal Trainer

Not exactly sure how to do a sumo squat? Type it in, and you’ll have your answer in seconds.

Want to work your arms, but only have 10 minutes? Search “10-minute arm workout,” and take your pick from the long list.

YouTube is like having your own version of a personal trainer telling you what and how but without the hefty price tag.


One of the awesome things about turning your living room into your own gym is the minutes you’ll shave from your normal gym routine. No packing a bag, no driving, and no locker-room hustle. YouTube saves you time without sacrificing the intensity of your workout.

Channels to Check Out

Here are some channels that will help you accomplish your fitness goals:

    Life Fitness Academy
    Fitness Blender

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