Exercise has been shown to improve mental wellbeing, something important to focus on during lockdowns and present times. Check out the top fitness channels on YouTube here.

Staying active means different things to different people. You may be lucky and find getting moving second nature. Or the chilly winter months might present a challenge to your motivation. Whichever camp you find yourself in, there are loads of great channels offering workouts for free on YouTube. Should you be a fitness buff wanting to create your own workout content, check out the fitness playlist on the Synchedin site. Find loads of brilliant, energetic royalty free tracks to use in the background of your workout videos.

The Body Coach TV

If you’ve not lately heard of The Body Coach, Joe Wicks, where have you been? Known for encouraging people to get “lean in fifteen” with quick and easy meals, this fitness coach has found huge popularity in the wake of the pandemic. His PE with Joe videos are just one example of Wicks’ generosity for sharing his time and energy for free on YouTube. Alongside his paid for 90 day plan, you can get into shape following his HIIT workouts on his channel, with something for absolutely everyone.

Blogilates

Certified Pilates and fitness instructor Cassey Ho hosts Blogilates. She focuses on finding the joy in exercise and ensuring videos suitable for just about everybody. With videos ranging from POP Pilates, PIIT28 and Bootcamp Sculpting, there is a video for every occasion. Plenty of strength and toning videos means you can focus on specific areas if you have a certain goal in mind.

POPSUGAR Fitness

If you like variety then POPSUGAR fitness has got you. Choose from tabata, HIIT, dance classes and no equipment cardio to sweat alongside experts to. This channel frequently adds videos, keeping the content fresh and trendy. You can even find workouts from celebrity trainers such as Kayla Itsines here.

Yoga with Adrienne

Adrienne Mishler of Yoga with Adrienne possesses an incredibly chilled disposition, ideal for getting into the yoga headspace. With 9.17m subscribers, Adrienne has become the queen of yoga on YouTube, providing videos for all experience levels. So if you’re looking to build strength or even just relax and meditate, check out this channel.

305 Fitness

If you love a boogie, then 305 Fitness might just be the channel for you. A cardio dance class with studios in New York, DC and Boston, plus pop-ups in LA and San Francisco, get fit and have fun. Rather than focussing on calories and scales, this channel champions letting loose and just getting moving. You can join in with live-streamed daily classes, or get involved with one of the pre-recorded workouts.