10 Youtube Workouts You’ve Got to Try

By Taralynn McNitt February 19, 2015

Not everyone has the time, money, or energy to head to the gym everyday. That is why I love Youtube! There are millions of free workouts that you can do at home, in your dorm, in your backyard, or wherever you want! They are just as effective as fitness classes or spending a ton of time running on a treadmill. You don’t have to spend time driving to a gym, dreading the crowded weight room, or feeling embarrassed around people. You can always do workouts privately. There shouldn’t be excuses when so many great videos are out there for your convenience.

I do this workout at least once a week. You don’t need any equipment and it really gets your heart rate going. The movement are really easy and perfect for uncoordinated (me) people. It’s good to take a break from running, and this is my go to on those days. When I first did this video, I couldn’t complete it. If the moves are too hard, customize them until you work your way up!

This video used to be challenging for me! Now, I rewind (90’s term) and do it over again. It’s a great way to get a cardio burn without running. I did this a lot when I had runners knee. My knee could take these kinds of exercises, just not running. It was so frustrating. I do think these workouts helped strengthen it. The video is very upbeat and fun!

I know I’m not a mom, but I love CafeMom Studio workouts! I do wear my Ipod while doing this workout because the “no music” can get pretty boring, but it’s still a great workout. I find that listening to music makes me work harder. If you have a busy schedule, try to do this early morning before your day!

I’m not going to lie; I felt so silly doing this workout, but it really worked. I was sore, sweaty and out of breath at moments. It was actually fun. As long as no one is watching me, I don’t mind this workout. If working out bores you, you might like this one. It’s not as easy as it looks either.

If you’re looking for a “calm and peaceful” yoga video, this one isn’t it! Yoga comes in all kinds of forms and I like this one! You really work up a sweat and work on muscle conditioning. If you like defined lines on the body, try this workout a couple times a week! I would say this is yoga for weight loss.

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Now this workout was insanely tough the first time I did it! I think I completed 30 minutes before wanting to quit. In the summer, I like to do this in the backyard. The workout has some great rest spots for beginners. If you like yoga and pilates, you’ll like this one! Plus, some trainers have annoying voices and hers is calm!

All of the Fitness Blender videos are great! Downfall? BORING AS…you’ll need to play your own music! But, they REALLY work. There are so many videos that work all parts of the body. I like the short ones for after run. I also love working with kettle bells. In Georgia, I used to go to a kettle bell class 4 times a week.

I’m not a huge yoga person, but I love Tara Stiles! She is the image of yoga. She has great videos for beginners that are very calming as well as challenging. I do this video a lot after cardio workouts. The more you do this video, the easier it gets. Soon you’ll memorize the routine and you won’t need the video anymore.

I love this video because the trainer reminds me of myself. I like to do outside workouts, but also don’t “look like the pros” when I’m working out. I have sloppy form but it works… This workout is doable, tough, and fun. I love that you can hear the birds in the background. It makes you crave summer! This video also proves that you don’t need a gym to workout! This video is so realistic and organic. I love it!

This video is perfect for runners who are looking for a new stretching routine. It’s important to stretch after you run! It really helps the aches and pains. I use a lot of her stretches after my workouts.

*This post was originally published on Taralynn’s website, Simply Taralynn. For more from Taralynn visit www.simplytaralynn.com.

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