For when you just don’t feel like going to the gym, or want to fit in an at-home workout inbetween your busy schedule, here are seven female fitness YouTubers to follow for all your fitness needs
Gyms can sometimes feel a bit daunting, can’t they? As well as a costly membership fee, perhaps you want to avoid unwanted ogling. Or maybe you simply don’t have the time to physically go elsewhere in order to sweat with a bunch of strangers.
Whatever the reason for your gym session aversion, there are loads of YouTubers to follow who can guide you through a home workout, whatever your fitness level or goals. Just make sure you don’t spend all of that money you’re saving on unhealthy takeaways instead!
1. Growing annanas
A certified CrossFit coach, when it comes to Anna Engelschall’s home workouts, she’s definitely not messing around. Having suffered from an eating disorder in the past, Anna realized that she needed to change her mindset and to focus on being strong instead of being skinny.
Setting the goal for her Team Grow to become the best versions of themselves, Anna offers full length (seriously sweaty) workout videos, Tabata, HIIT and strength workouts to build your muscles and boost your mood.
2. Caroline Girvan
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An ultra runner, triathlete, certified nutrition coach and kettlebell expert (which is no surprise when you see the size of her biceps), Caroline posts at home workout videos to encourage others to strive to be the healthiest and strongest version of themselves.
Beginning her fitness journey at home with just her dumbbells and her phone, Caroline offers a range of fitness series if you want to follow a schedule, or you can pick and choose from her videos to ensure your workouts are as rich in variety as they are in endorphins. Each workout is around 30-40 minutes long, and will have your arms aching and your blood pumping.
3. Heather Robertson
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A self-professed lover of all things fitness—including wine—Heather is a certified personal trainer, nutrition coach and cover model who offers free full-length home workout videos without the need for any fancy equipment or gym memberships.
Whether you’re looking for a new glow up challenge, a way to incorporate pilates into your regular workouts, or simply looking to for a little more booty definition, all are available on Heather’s channel.
With a focus on finding the joy in fitness, Cassey Ho, a certified pilates and fitness instructor, offers motivational work out videos that will make you feel like she’s right there, struggling through candlestick dippers and burpees with you—except while you’re red faced and panting she’ll be chatting away.
If you want a talkative workout that’ll bring a smile to your face as well as a burn to your biceps, Cassey is the one for you.
5. Boho Beautiful Yoga
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For anyone who thinks yoga is “too easy” or “too slow”, I urge you to give Juliana and Mark’s yoga workouts a go. As well as content on mindful meditations and vegan, sustainable food, their videos offer everything from beginner to intermediate yin, hatha, ashtanga and so much more.
Join them from your living room as they guide you through challenging and effective workouts for toning, flexibility and mobility, as well as helping you find your focus and balance your mind.
6. Dance with Dre
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If interval training or weights aren’t really your thing, and you’d rather burn calories while having a bit of a boogie to a great playlist, zumba home workouts made a huge resurgence during lockdown, and Dre of Dance with Dre is one of the best in the business.
Featuring mostly hip hop and pop bangers, Dre knows that “even good girls gotta get down sometimes”, and offers choreographed, high intensity, full-length dance classes, all you have to do is clear some space and follow along.
7. Kukuwa Fitness
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Kukuwa fitness brings African song and dance to your home, one Boombsey shake at a time. As well as dance workouts, their channel offers strength training, core choreography, fitness challenges and healthy eating tips.
If you’re not mesmerized by their moves, you definitely will be by their vibrating fitness gear and beaming grins as they motivate you to move your Boombsey if it’s the only thing you do all day.
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