Fitness check: Top five YouTube channels for free home workouts
In the midst of a global pandemic that is currently expecting a third wave, you may be skeptical about visiting gyms or other recreational facilities.
However, you do not have to neglect your physical health. Here are five fitness gurus’ YouTube channels that bring workout routines to the comfort and safety of your home.
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1. KAYLA ITSINES
Kayla Itsines is an Australian YouTuber who created the “BBG Zero Equipment” programme. The programme, as its name implies, requires no fitness equipment to conduct high-intensity workouts.
She runs a 16-week programme with four beginner workouts and more advanced workouts that can be done using just the space of your yoga mat not exceeding 30 minutes per workout. There are also “express” workouts that can be completed in 15 minutes.
Kayla Itsines has more than 12.8 million Instagram followers, as well as some healthy meal recipes on her page.
2. REBECCA LOUISE
Rebecca Louise is a fitness trainer and fitness author from the United Kingdom (UK). She guides viewers through fat burning and achieving flat abs.
Her workouts are “apartment-friendly” and will only take an average of 10 minutes of your time. She also offers monthly workout challenges.
With more than half-a-million followers on her Instagram page, she also posts shorter “energy booster” workouts that can assist with everyday life on Instagram.
3. FITNESS BLENDER
Daniel and Kelli Segars are a husband and wife duo who run Fitness Blender, a home workout programme that offers an array of workouts, such as cardio, strength training, pilates and high intensity.
Their simple five-day workout tailor-made for busy people, focuses on cardio, glute and thigh exercises.
Thenx is run by Chris Heria and his team of trainers whose workouts require minimal equipment and sometimes just your own body weight. The team have put together simple instruction videos that you can do from anywhere.
Here is their six-pack for abs challenge that boasts more than 75 million views on YouTube.
5. EMI WONG
Emi Wong is a certified personal trainer whose YouTube channel has more than 3.88 million subscribers. She also has an array of workouts to try from the comfort and safety of your own home.
Here is Wong’s two-week ab and leg workout:
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Kim Chipendu is a columnist for Healthy Organic Lifestyle.