The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube
Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. And though the most wonderful time of the year may interfere with your fave spin class or butt-kicking bootcamp routine, it’s completely possible to stay fit—all you need is an Internet connection and a little living room space. (OK, and maybe a few props here and there.) And it’s all thanks to these seriously excellent, totally free YouTube videos. We’ve rounded up the best full-length workouts—we’re talking everything from traditional aerobics to ballet to high-intensity interval training routines—so you can keep your physique in tip-top shape this season and beyond.
Strength and Conditioning
1. Jillian Michaels: Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism Complete Workout
The queen of lean, Jillian Michaels brings her tough training to YouTube. This total-body workout includes seven cardio strength-training circuits created to strengthen and tone every single muscle. “If you’re not winded, you are not working hard enough,” she says in the video, so it’s safe to say you’re in for a serious sweat session.
2. 7-Minute Workout: Full-Body, Fat-Burning Cardio
This video is proof positive that you don’t need to hit the gym—or have a ton of time or space—for a truly killer workout. Speed through this routine when your schedule is packed, and don’t worry: With exercises like one-legged squats and moving planks (and only 10 seconds of rest between each), you won’t be missing out on any muscle-building benefits.
3. Luscious Legs Lottery Full Workout
Build strong lower limbs (a.k.a. “luscious legs”) with this 11-minute routine from Autumn Calabrese. Power through three sets of tough moves, like single-leg jump squats, wall squats, and more, for a quick, no-equipment-necessary workout.
4. Lift and Tone Booty Routine With Katrina
Ever since butt selfies (ahem, #belfies) became a thing, it’s been clear that building the best booty is at the top of many fitness wish lists. Solution: this workout video. Moves like kick backs and reverse lunges build a stronger, more toned and lifted rear view. (#Nofilter necessary.)
5. Total-Body Sculpting Resistance Band Workout
If there’s one travel-friendly workout tool, it’s the resistance band. Not only does it weigh next to nothing and take up little room in your bag, it’s also super versatile. And if you’re a fan of our full-body resistance band workout, you’ll definitely dig this video. It combines strength movements, like rear lunges with a rotation, with heart rate-boosting exercises for a routine that’ll challenge your entire body.
6. Chair Workout for Legs
If your travels take you somewhere with absolutely zero workout equipment, fear not! Thanks to this video, …read more