Gyms and yoga studios are closed. It’s time to roll out the mat in the living room and get fit under the supervision of motivating experts. Here are five YouTube fitness channels for different requirements.
Let’s not beat around the bush. Time to get moving! Excuses like not having the time or the money won’t fly anymore. Not with YouTube. Decide for yourself how many times a week you want to exercise – and stick to it. Otherwise, you’ll end up disappointed with yourself (again). Even if it’s only once a week (to start with), once is better than never. And make sure you don’t exercise too late in the evening. Your body needs time to wind down again.
Here are a few nutrition tips, too: drink enough water. This helps you digest food better and faster. And if you’re looking to lose weight, avoid eating carbohydrates after sport. But make sure you don’t go hungry, either.
Soft drinks are pure sugar. They’re the first thing to avoid. If you want to build muscle, you need protein. And that’s all you need to know. Start right now, seeing as you’re already in front of a screen. Here are five fitness channels you can’t go wrong with:
Want to really work up a sweat even without the gym? Then the BodyKiss channel is perfect for you. Fitness YouTuber Anne has workouts on her channel tailored to different body parts and targets. Are you looking to lose weight or give more definition to your figure? Anne has workouts for beginners and pros. The HIIT workouts in particular are fantastic and will help you boost your stamina during lockdown. If you’re looking for something a little more low-key, BodyKiss also has yoga workouts and instructions on how to stretch correctly.
2. Mady Morrison
Are you a yoga fan and miss the courses at your local studio? Then check out Mady Morrison’s channel. Mady is a certified yoga instructor and provides numerous yoga tutorials on her YouTube channel. Whether you’re looking to burn fat, reduce stress or wake up, Mady has the right workout on her channel for every context and every training target. Even if you’ve never tried yoga before, this is the channel for you. With Mady, you’ll discover how diverse yoga is and the different kinds of training you can do.
3. Sophia Thiel
A few years ago, Sophia Thiel turned from a plump duckling into a strong, beautiful swan. She lost over 20 kg and has never put it back on. She’s got a sixpack any man would envy, and her workouts are perfect for male viewers, too. Her sessions primarily target muscle building. Because when you build muscle, you burn fat. Sophia Thiel lives up to the typical German virtues of hard work and perseverance. Sophia is a pretty strict instructor – so if that works for you, you’ll love her channel.
4. Sascha Huber
Fresh and energetic, Sascha Huber will help you work up a sweat. There are significantly fewer men offering YouTube workouts than women. But without a gym, men need an alternative, too. While most female fitness YouTubers focus on legs, bums and tums, Sascha Huber offers home workouts aimed at men. With workouts for your underarms, pecs and sixpack, the Austrian YouTuber’s videos offer a viable alternative to the gym during coronavirus.
With almost 5.5 million subscribers, this American fitness channel is one of the biggest in the world. And there’s a simple reason why: Cassey Ho can motivate people to push themselves with her optimistic, American charm. She mainly offers short Pilates or fat-burning sessions set to chart music. All you need is a gym mat. She also gives tips on how to make healthy snacks, and advocates greater self-acceptance and less perfectionism. A great fitness channel by a great woman!
Do you exercise using workout videos? What’s your favourite YouTube channel?