YouTube has become many people’s best friend during lockdown, as our homes have become incredibly versatile exercise spaces. Even once lockdown is over, many people are likely to continue with their online fitness regime.
However, there are so many YouTube fitness channels out there that it can be difficult to work out which ones you should be following to achieve your goals.
But don’t worry – we’ve got you covered.
Here are our picks of the 50 best fitness YouTube channels, each of which offers something unique depending on your objectives.
1. Chloe Ting
Chloe Ting has been a saviour for people across the world during lockdown. In February 2020, before the pandemic had spread globally, Ting had 2.6 million subscribers on YouTube. By the end of July, she was nearing 13 million. At the time of writing, she has more than 18 million.
With her easy-to-follow exercises and short videos, it’s easy to see why her channel has grown from strength to strength. You don’t even need equipment for most of her workouts, yet they target so many core parts of the body.
She’s best known for her free workout programmes and challenges that have transformed bodies across the world.
It’s hard not to have come across any of Ting’s workout content when you’re looking for an online plan. Her plans are specific, meaning if you’re looking to train your abs, legs, bum, or shoulders, Chloe has a video or two for you.
If you accompany her workouts with good nutrition, you’ll see results in no time.
2. Athlean-X – Jeff Cavaliere
Athlean-X is founded by Jeff Cavaliere and offers a wide range of training tips and workouts depending on your goals.
Cavaliere is a straight-talking YouTuber who aims to dispel myth from reality. Many of his videos address common training mistakes and lifestyle habits that are killing your gains, and they’re easy to follow. So, if you’re looking to find out where you’re going wrong or how you could work out smarter, Jeff is your man.
His content is perfect for people at different stages of exercising, whether you’re a beginner who wants to learn the ropes or an intermediate or advanced weightlifter looking to refine their exercise strategy.
His channel has existed since 2009, and Jeff has continuously refined his content through the years.
But don’t take our word for it – check out the comments from Cavaliere’s line of long-standing subscribers who swear by his methods.
3. Yoga with Adriene
Yoga with Adriene is the go-to YouTube fitness channel when it comes to yoga. When you type ‘yoga’ into YouTube at the time of writing, this channel is the first result that appears.
Adriene Mishler, the channel’s founder, was already a big name before lockdown – but the pandemic has propelled her stardom to new heights. In April 2020 alone, she gained 610,000 new subscribers.
Mishler’s calming energy and conversational attitude create the ideal atmosphere for yoga – so much so that you feel like you’re in a real-life class. What’s more, her programmes and challenges are perfect for yoga practitioners of all ability levels and encompass a range of emotions. Whether you practise yoga for upper body strength, flexibility, or to relieve anxiety and stress, Mishler has something for everyone.
In recent years, Yoga with Adriene has become a household channel when it comes to the practice of yoga at home. Many people who become passionate about yoga have attributed their passion for the sport to Mishler and continue watching her videos.
Created by husband-and-wife duo Daniel and Kelli Segars, FitnessBlender features more than 600 free videos offering you various options for your home training programme.
Their videos are typically five to 45 minutes long, so they’re designed to give you a quick, intense workout.
The channel features an array of high-energy, high-reward workouts and challenges. These workouts encompass everything from lower body HIIT (high-intensity interval training) cardio to upper body strength exercises.
FitnessBlender is very transparent in its goals, which is quite refreshing in an industry that can often be the opposite. It believes fitness should be accessible to everyone, everywhere, regardless of income level or access to a gym.
FitnessBlender’s programmes offer something for everyone, including workouts with or without equipment. Watch the above video if you feel like trying one of their super-intense, fat-burning-no equipment workouts.
5. Pamela Reif
Unlike most fitness YouTubers on this list, German-born fitness model Pamela Reif is not a qualified personal trainer. However, although she’s aged just 24 at the time of writing, Reif has loads of experience under her belt as a fitness YouTuber, having risen to stardom at 16.
Her videos are great if you’re a beginner who’s unsure of posture or simple movements to target muscles. Her fat-burn, booty and HIIT workouts are guaranteed to make you sweat like never before if you’re a more advanced fitness enthusiast. You can see for yourself why she’s so revered if you follow her on Instagram – she shares her workouts to her story every day.
As one of the commenters on one of Reif’s videos said: “Imagine one day Pamela stopped posting videos. That would be one of the saddest days ever.”
6. POPSUGAR Fitness
The POPSUGAR Fitness channel is an extension of POPSUGAR magazine. However, this does not mean the channel’s workouts are frothy or half-hearted. Despite the pink and pretty backgrounds on its videos, this channel means business.
POPSUGAR Fitness’ content features various trainers who specialise in different classes and techniques. What’s more, this content is split into multiple categories when you visit the channel’s homepage on YouTube – from dance, fitness, and kickboxing to low-impact barre and yoga workouts. So you’re bound to find a workout you like.
This channel’s videos are less about body transformations and more about balancing exercise with a healthy and sustainable lifestyle
The channel features a variety of timed workouts, which are perfect if you have a short time window. Whatever your exercise goals, you’ll find something relatable over on POPSUGAR Fitness.
7. Blogilates – Cassey Ho
Cassey Ho specialises in POP Pilates, PIIT28 and Bootcamp Sculpting. If you’ve not heard of them and are cynical, don’t be – Ho is known for her friendly demeanour, and her workouts are fun and creative.
Ho is a certified Pilates instructor and has created YouTube fitness videos for more than 10 years. In that time, she’s built up an online community of millions across YouTube and social media.
Ho posts monthly workout schedules to suit different goals, and her videos target all the body’s muscle groups. They can be very specific, too – some workouts are 12 minutes, some are 21. Ho’s content varies depending on what you’re looking for.
She has also released an app with a whole host of similar workouts, where you can read her inspirational blog posts and take part in fitness programmes. The app and her channel are also full of nutritional information for followers to use alongside the regimes.
8. MadFit – Maddie Lymburner
Maddie Lymburner of MadFit is known for her energetic, muscle-toning workouts to popular chart songs. If you want to crunch your abs to Ariana Grande, this is the channel to go to.
Don’t be fooled by the flawless look and pop music on her videos – if you try one of MadFit’s workouts, they’ll get you sweating hard in no time.
Lymburner has danced since she was three and even danced competitively for 17 years. As a result of this, she looks effortless when dancing in her videos – even though we can all appreciate how hard it must be!
In addition to her song workouts, Lymburner has dedicated genres for no-equipment, apartment-friendly, low impact, and yoga sessions. More generally speaking, her videos are perfect if you want to improve all-round fitness and core strength.
Most of the videos on Lymburner’s channel are perfect if you don’t have time to get out for a run but are looking for a cardio burn of 30 minutes or less.
9. XHIT Daily
XHIT Daily is the ideal channel if you’re looking to get a high-intensity pump in under 15 minutes.
Oddly enough, the channel took a three-year hiatus. It’s unclear why, but the team behind the channel seem to have rebooted the page and are all systems go at the time of writing. XHIT Daily is back and stronger than ever.
Before the seemingly ‘new wave’ content, some of the channel’s videos had amassed over 50 million views. It seems people on the internet loved their celebrity-inspired content, such as the Jennifer Lawrence leg workout or J. Lo booty workout, as well as their aerobics-themed classes.
With qualified personal trainers guiding you through the challenging workouts, you can’t go wrong. The videos can be paired with others on the channel to create a full-body workout routine.
Now that XHIT Daily is back, we’re intrigued to see how much this channel grows in the coming years.
10. The Fitness Marshall – Caleb Marshall
If you’re looking for something that isn’t too serious and involves constant movement and dancing, The Fitness Marshall is for you.
Creator Caleb Marshall pairs his exuberant choreography with popular songs, and his high-energy channel proves cardio doesn’t have to be boring.
The Fitness Marshall features an array of carefully curated videos and has cultivated a friendly online community. It allows you to create your perfect workout, combining videos for a warm-up, main exercise, and cool down.
Marshall skyrocketed into influencer stardom when he created a dance workout to Meghan Trainor’s song ‘Me Too’ in 2016. The video was shared by the singer, and the rest is history.
His choreography work doesn’t stop at YouTube. Pre-COVID, he travelled on tour and delivered ‘Cardio Concerts’, where fans congregated to complete real-life sessions.
The Fitness Marshall’s channel has grown exponentially in the last year. From January 2020 to January 2021, Marshall gained 850,000 subscribers, proving he continues to grow in popularity.
11. Leslie Sansone’s Walk at Home
If you’re obsessed with getting your daily 10,000 steps in, Leslie Sansone’s stepping channel is the place to go.
This channel’s videos keep you moving from start to finish and incorporate interval training which you can complete without equipment. The videos are categorised by workout length, distance walked, and muscle groups targeted.
These videos also make you feel like you’re in a real-life class rather than alone in your living room, as other people on screen are participating in the classes too.
Leslie Sansone’s workouts are perfect for beginners and intermediate cardio lovers, and you’ll be pleasantly entertained by the upbeat nature of the classes and instructor.
Due to the pandemic keeping us locked in our homes, this channel has seen a burst of new subscriptions. In January 2020, the channel had 1.47 million subscribers. By January 2021, it had 3 million. This figure is a testament to the high-quality, easy-to-follow content on Leslie Sansone’s channel.
12. The Body Coach – Joe Wicks
It’s inevitable that pretty much any list of top fitness YouTubers will include Joe Wicks, also known as The Body Coach.
Wicks was a reputable name years before the pandemic struck, but his channel has reached new heights over the last year. The UK fell in love with him during lockdown as he kept the nation’s children active while schools were shut with his ‘PE With Joe’ series of workouts.
But first and foremost, Wicks is an online personal trainer who offers all kinds of workouts for different people on his YouTube channel.
Don’t be fooled by his laid-back, friendly, and affable demeanour – his exercises aren’t for the faint-hearted. With different HIIT workouts of varied durations, Wicks’ videos will have your blood pumping in no time.
As a qualified personal trainer, he also offers nutritional advice. Due to his popularity, he has released a series of books, including the famous ‘Lean in 15’ recipe books containing post-workout meals, nutritional information, and much more.
For some, Wicks has been the saviour of lockdown, and his channel is one for all the family.
In March 2020 alone, the channel’s subscriber count started with 850,000 subscribers and ended with 1.99 million. At the time of writing, he has 2.73 million.
13. Scott Herman Fitness
Scott was one of the first mainstream fitness influencers on YouTube, having posted his first video back in June 2009. Since then, he’s built one of the internet’s first real instructional video libraries and posted over 1,000 videos online.
He offers a 12-week programme that you can access online and is loaded with helpful fitness facts and nutritional information that you can tailor to your goals.
Scott has been a personal trainer for almost 20 years at the time of writing, so he knows a thing or two about what exercise methods do and don’t work. In fact, his channel includes a playlist of videos dedicated to debunking common training myths. This content is incredibly useful if you’re a relative beginner looking to distinguish fact from fiction. Because let’s face it, there’s a lot of fiction out there – as Scott has highlighted.
Anybody can find something of value on this channel, and his dedicated follower count proves this. At the time of writing, he has 2.5 million subscribers on YouTube.
14. Joanna Soh Official
Joanna Soh is a certified personal trainer, nutritionist coach and women’s fitness specialist who has worked in the fitness industry for more than ten years.
It’s fair to say Soh has a tonne of experience, and this experience has enabled her to build quite the online platform for others.
In the space of just five years, Soh has created over 400 videos featuring a range of exercises geared towards many different goals. Her channel features playlists for different types of content, whether you’re interested in low-impact workouts, no equipment workouts, crazy workout challenges, or 8-week programmes. You name it, Soh has you covered.
When completing one of her workouts, you know you’re appropriately targeting muscle groups and understanding exactly what it can do for your body. Her channel also includes a section dedicated to vegan and vegetarian nutritional information.
Joanna has won awards for her international success. She was awarded the top Health and Fitness influencer in Malaysia at the Influence Asia Awards in 2017 and she was recently awarded the Woman Leadership Award by the World Women Leadership Congress, proving that her channel is one of the best.
15. MattDoesFitness – Matt Morsia
Matt Morsia is currently one of the UK’s biggest male fitness influencers, and his channel MattDoesFitness has grown substantially in the past year.
Morsia was previously a PE teacher but quit this job due to the growth of his channel. His content is family-friendly, as he often includes his adorable son Luca and wife Sarah in his videos. His videos often adopt a more lifestyle-focused approach as he posts updates from his new home gym built in lockdown.
It’s safe to say that Morsia is a physical specimen, and he’s taken on some of the world’s toughest training regimes. He’s completed Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s workout schedule, attempted the Navy Seals fitness test, and collaborated with former World’s Strongest Man, Eddie Hall.
Morsia has a degree in sports therapy and nutrition and is a former athlete in the triple jump. All in all, it’s reasonable to say he knows what he’s talking about.
His channel is about understanding how to live your life in a healthy, sustainable, and happy way. And, more importantly, how to maintain this lifestyle.
16. Lucy Wyndham-Read
Lucy Wyndham-Read isn’t your average fitness influencer. She served in the British Army for five years as an army corporal, and then began working as an online personal trainer and nutritionist after completing her service.
Her 21-day fitness and nutrition plans and online video plans have helped thousands of people lose weight and stay in shape.
Wyndham-Read’s videos are simple, jargon-free, and perfect for beginners. They’re also usually under 10 minutes long, so perfect for parents or people with limited time on their hands who want to keep moving during lockdown. They’re also more suited to people whose goal is to lose weight.
Her most popular workout is a seven-day weight loss challenge. The workout, another cardio burn that takes seven minutes and is designed to be performed each morning of the challenge, has racked up 75 million views.
Wyndham-Read is proof that age has no boundaries and is a shining example that, at 48, you can have a killer six-pack.
17. HASFit – Coach Kozak and Claudia
The HASFit (Heart And Soul Fit) channel has been in the online fitness game since 2007.
Another husband-and-wife YouTube duo, coach Joshua Kozak and his wife Claudia offer thousands of free workout videos. These videos encompass everything from tailored meal plans to 30, 60, and 90-day workout programmes tailored to a wide range of goals.
In HASFit’s videos, Claudia often demonstrates modified variations of specific exercises to help beginners increase their strength and maintain proper form. This channel’s huge variety of content is something to admire. Even though there are over 1,000 videos, they’re perfectly placed in playlists sectioned by need. Whether you’re looking for beginner workouts, workouts by body part, or even prenatal workouts, HASFit can help you.
18. C.T. Fletcher Motivation
C.T. Fletcher is a bodybuilding legend who believes in intuitive training. This type of training, in his mind, involves completing as much as you can, for as long as you can, and pushing your body to its limits.
Fletcher’s channel isn’t for those with young people in earshot, as some of his content can be explicit. But whether he’s swearing or not, the former powerlifting champion’s inspirational words have often gone viral and stuck in the minds of fitness enthusiasts worldwide.
His videos include nutritional advice, which is incredibly insightful given his age. He’s 61 and yet has the physique of someone half his age – he’s as shredded as they come. As such, it’s easy to see why his millions of subscribers keep coming back for more.
If you’re feeling low and unmotivated, we can guarantee you won’t be after watching a few of C.T. Fletcher’s videos.
19. Mike Rashid
Mike Rashid is an all-around athlete. From bodybuilding to boxing, Rashid provides challenges and workout programmes for all and offers something different to your typical online trainer.
His strength and conditioning-focused training videos are insightful and to-the-point, and he’s praised by many for his no-nonsense approach to training. He doesn’t believe in reinventing the wheel, instead preferring to use tried and tested training methods to keep you fit and growing.
Rashid’s workouts are proven to get you sweaty and burning calories fast, helping you reach your fitness goals quickly and effectively.
Like C.T. Fletcher, he tends to say it how it is, so (hint, hint) you might not want to have your kids in the room when you watch his videos!
Rashid has seen his channel grow with a consistent incline of followers since January 2020. At the time of writing, his channel has more than 1.3 million subscribers.
(As a side note, if you’re interested in fitness supplements, check out Ambrosia Collective, a nutraceuticals company co-founded by Rashid.)
20. Natacha Océane
When it comes to credentials, Natacha Oceane is the best in class. She holds a postgraduate degree in Biophysics from University College London, one of the UK’s top universities, and her knowledge shines through in her videos. Oceane makes a concerted effort to explain the science behind her workout programmes and has a genuine grasp of fitness and nutrition.
Her workouts are intense and require a certain level of stamina. Despite this, some of Oceane’s videos are lower-intensity and low-impact. But whichever of her workouts you decide to do, Oceane will be leaving you breathless in no time.
Like other online fitness guru’s, she also posts sporadic videos about her own lifestyle and discusses her own troubles. This type of content helps create a transparent relationship between creator and subscriber.
Over the past year, Oceane’s channel has gained over one million subscribers. At the time of writing, her channel has 1.28 million subscribers and counting.
21. Heather Robertson
Heather Robertson’s YouTube channel has experienced a meteoric rise over the last few years. At the start of 2018, she had just over 2,000 subscribers. At the start of the pandemic, she had around 250,000 subscribers. Fast forward a year, and she has 1.3 million at the time of writing, having gained an incredible 161,000 subscribers in April 2020.
If you’re looking to squeeze in a workout at lunchtime while working from home, Heather Robertson’s videos are perfect. Her short, sharp workouts will push you to your limits, and there’s something for everyone on her channel, with a few glimpses of her cat thrown in for good measure.
Last year, Heather produced a free 12-week programme advertised to use minimal equipment, minimal time (meaning short 20 to 30-minute videos), and minimal space – all of which is perfect for indoor training.
Robertson’s content primarily focuses on cardio and strength. It typically takes the form of ‘How-to’ videos, where she provides tutorials and discusses common fitness mistakes.
When you watch her videos, you’ll quickly understand how valuable her content is to people, and why her channel has come such a long way in a short space of time.
22. Stephanie Buttermore
If you’re looking for a qualified, intelligent, body-positive online trainer, then Stephanie Buttermore’s channel is for you.
Before becoming a fitness and nutrition YouTuber, Buttermore worked on her doctoral research, primarily in ovarian cancer. She later went on to complete her PhD in biomedical sciences.
The online fitness enthusiast now uses her platform to educate her subscribers on nutrition, exercise, and how to lead a healthy and balanced life. She has been able to turn her passion for fitness and wellness into something material to benefit those who are unsure where to start on their fitness journey.
Her channel offers free programmes to follow, as well as lifestyle content and general gym workouts.
23. LEX Fitness – Lex Griffin
LEX Fitness by Lex Griffin is another channel that’ll push you to your limits – if you’re willing to take it.
Griffin’s videos encompass various workout techniques, general advice on keeping active, and, most importantly, remaining consistent.
LEX Fitness’ content mainly focuses on gym routines, circuits, and weightlifting programmes.
However, Griffin also posts videos of self-defence moves that incorporate elements of Muay Thai, kickboxing, and ‘street fighting’. These videos include advice from specialist instructors. You’re not expected to be as quick and aggressive as Griffin and his partners, but when conducted safely, his self-defence videos are sure to keep you moving.
When you look deeper into Griffin’s content, you realise that he’s so much more than just a personal trainer. He has his own podcast entitled CREWCast, which addresses some important issues such as self-care, depression, and how to deal with unsupportive friends.
24. Nick’s Strength and Power – Nick Miller
Nick’s Strength and Power, run by Nick Miller, is another bodybuilding channel for those whose primary goal is to gain muscle. It also offers some interesting nutritional information.
The channel has a solid reputation within the bodybuilding world due to the originality of its content. Rather than posting routines and gym sessions, Miller interviews famous bodybuilders and discusses their daily workouts and nutritional regime.
The videos make for an insightful watch, often opening interesting discussions about men’s health and wellness. Miller has managed to condense a large amount of content regarding his bodybuilding experiences into digestible chunks – his videos are usually around 10 minutes in length.
At the time of writing, the channel roughly has 1.06 million subscribers.
25. BullyJuice – Darryl Williams Junior
BullyJuice, aka Darryl Williams Junior, is one of the best in the business when it comes to circuit and HIIT workouts.
His videos will make you sweat and work your core muscles. The best part is, you can feel Williams’ energy through the screen as he completes exercises along with you.
His videos vary in length, with most of them around the 30 to 40-minute mark. The exercises are the opposite of laborious and are filled with different movements to keep you focussed and on track.
Williams creates comprehensive 30-day workout schedules for free, and most of these don’t require equipment – which means no excuses. Williams’ expert knowledge is perfect for beginners and advanced fitness enthusiasts looking to take training a little further.
Since starting the channel three years ago, Williams has consistently gained popularity, particularly in the past year. At the time of writing, the channel boasts 1.1 million subscribers.
26. Tiffany Rothe Fitness
Tiffany Rothe is another YouTube fitness influencer with boundless energy, and her videos set the perfect tone if you’re looking for a mood and adrenaline boost.
During lockdown, Rothe was incredibly creative on both her YouTube channel and Instagram page, creating workouts using equipment that can be found lying around the home.
Rothe usually live streams her videos on YouTube every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.
However, due to time differences around the world, you can also watch these at a later date. Whether you want Rothe’s videos live or afterwards, you’ll feel like you’re in a real-life class with a top-class instructor – ideal for those who’re missing their gym buddies.
You can guarantee a solid workout in an hour or less with minimal equipment. This, again, is ideal for time-poor people who are having to working out at home.
In a year, Rothe has gained around 100,000 subscribers, demonstrating that she has a consistent stream of creative and engaging content.
27. Omar Isuf
Omar Isuf’s fitness content comes from a passion for bodybuilding. That said, most of his content can be enjoyed by the average fitness enthusiast with a curiosity for the sport.
He discusses numerous techniques and ways to improve, build muscle, and ultimately become stronger.
His positivity, coupled with his upbeat, clear, and concise communication, is a breath of fresh air. He occasionally interviews people who have participated in competitions such as The World’s Strongest Man to discuss their nutrition and fitness routines.
Regardless of your experience level, Omar’s videos can help tighten your form, clean up your diet, and acquaint you with a training style you’d never previously thought of.
If you want to get involved in Isuf’s workouts, it’s wise to prepare beforehand, as most of his content involves equipment.
28. Tone It Up – Karena Dawn & Katrina Scott
Tone It Up, created by life-long friends Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott, is the ideal fitness community for women with realistic goals and those looking for well-thought-out programmes to follow.
This channel’s videos include nutritional guidance, yoga, total body workouts, and healthy treat recipes. The difficulty levels of these videos range from easy to advanced, which is perfect for those wanting to work on their endurance and strength.
Most of the team’s newer content now sits in their app, which needs to be purchased. However, if you’re not looking to take the plunge just yet, this channel’s free videos on YouTube are perfect for dipping your toe in the water before buying.
To take it a step further, connect with the TIU community on Instagram for daily check-ins and challenges. The channel has over 72 million views across its videos and has continued to gain a steady following on YouTube.
29. Official Barstarzz
Barstarzz is another channel featuring various trainers to offer something different and keep you motivated. The channel provides athletes’ insight into training with varied views and advice.
This channel aims to teach people how to train through callisthenics training. If you’re a personal trainer, you’ll be familiar with this type of training, but if not – it’s essentially creative bodyweight movements using objects around you. This type of training proves that you don’t necessarily need to use weights to build muscle.
If one of your goals is completing a solid set of pull-ups, you might want to subscribe to Official Barstarzz as soon as possible.
This channel is unique in that it encourages subscribers to watch the content and then test it outside of their home. As such, it isn’t something you can complete while watching.
30. Dana Linn Bailey
Dana Linn Bailey is an athlete like no other. Before her career on YouTube and developing a fitness programme, Bailey competed in bodybuilding competitions.
Her debut competition was back in 2011 at the Junior USA Bodybuilding Championships where she placed first overall. Her most notable win was in 2013, when she placed first at the Olympia Championships.
Now, she has her own online fitness programme that provides daily workouts for users to their wants and needs.
On YouTube, Bailey posts a vast number of workouts, leaving no stone unturned. Her videos can inspire any beginner or enthusiast to start lifting heavier weights. Along with workouts, she also posts fun food content. Examples of this are ‘Does it air-fry?’ and ‘3 easy vegan protein dessert smoothies’.
At the time of writing, Bailey’s videos have generated more than 98 million views and her channel has roughly 470,000 subscribers. She clearly has a solid fanbase that keeps coming back for more.
31. BodyFit By Amy – Amy Kiser-Schemper
Amy Kiser-Schemper is a Los Angeles–based online trainer. Her channel is further proof that super-effective workouts don’t need to suck up hours of your day.
Kiser-Schemper’s videos encompass all core movements of exercise, and there are options to involve equipment such as dumbbells, kettlebells, and resistance bands. Most of her videos are geared towards toning the body and grasping the basics of strength and conditioning, while she also mixes in a small amount of cardio.
BodyFit By Amy is ideal for any fitness goal as its content can be tailored to whatever is needed.
The channel’s most popular workout videos include a 10-minute kettlebell workout, 30-minute full-body dumbbell workout, and 30-minute TRX workout.
Another element of Kiser-Schemper’s channel is focused workouts, such as a 5-minute arm workout and an 8-minute ab workout. This is another channel that provides quality, sustainable workouts to everyone, regardless of how much free time they have.
32. Les Mills
Les Mills is one of the world’s leading YouTube channels for group fitness exercise. The company is responsible for the replica body pump, grit and body combat classes you find at your local gym. If you’re missing those sessions in real life, then Les Mills is for you.
Due to the popularity of its high-intensity workouts, the channel has developed into a paid app offering programmes that can be tailored to your goals. However, if you’re unsure whether to buy the app, Les Mills provides plenty of valuable free content.
This channel posts various videos featuring certified trainers to help you along your fitness journey and understand how to properly complete movements at home. This content is, again, an ideal substitute for those who are itching to get back in the gym. Les Mills often hosts collaborated workouts with brands such as Reebok or Nike. With huge sporting brands involved, you know you’re getting a first-class workout from a reputable YouTube fitness channel.
33. Love, Sweat, Fitness – Katie Dunlop
Katie Dunlop’s Love, Sweat, Fitness channel is ideal if your goal is to lose weight and maintain your weight loss.
This channel’s content centres around creating small habits to enable weight loss without going overboard.
Exercise is a component of this channel, but its main focus is nutrition and lifestyle. Dunlop’s content includes vlog Thursdays where she uploads lifestyle content, ‘grocery hauls’, and quick five-to-10-minute workout videos.
Dunlop’s videos are based on her own weight loss journey. Two years after losing weight, Dunlop became a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor and started sharing her story, and thus her YouTube channel was born. The channel has helped others for more than seven years at the time of writing.
Over the course of one year, Love, Sweat, Fitness has gained well over 100,000 subscribers, showing that Dunlop’s system works.
Jessica Smith is a certified wellness coach and personal trainer with over 20 years’ experience in the fitness industry. Smith constantly emphasises the importance of working out at your own pace and ability level to avoid injury.
As such, her channel could be more suited to older fitness enthusiasts or beginners with little to no exercise experience. Smith’s low-impact workouts and core exercises help strengthen joints and improve endurance – that’s her content’s unique selling point.
Smith’s view of fitness is that we should all enjoy working out and never make it an uphill task that you begin to hate. Her workouts accompany that ethos. She’s also gimmick-free and steers clear of confusing lingo or fitness jargon.
If you like this straight-talking, no-frolics approach and want to see more of Smith, she’s also produced professional videos named Walking with Jessica Smith.
The channel has gained over 10.5 million video views from March 5th, 2020 to March 6th, 2021. Her total video views now stand at 84,188,955.
35. Rob Lipsett
Irish vlogger Rob Lipsett is one of the biggest fitness and lifestyle vloggers in the UK. If you’re looking for a discussion-based channel with plenty of workout vlogs, Lipsett’s channel is the one for you.
Most of his videos address his physique and the steps he’s taken to get it, i.e., his training routine and nutritional choices. In the past, Lipsett has shown his body in training before a competition through to the end to show the value of thinking smart when it comes to working out and eating.
Indeed, this channel is the one to watch if you’re looking to add supplements to your diet and gain nutritional insights when bulking or trying to shred. Lipsett released a book in 2019, entitled The Rob Lipsett Game Plan: Transform Your Body with My 3 Point Mindset, Nutrition and Training Plan.
That said, Lipsett sometimes lets his hair down and takes on numerous calorie challenges – including a recent 20,000 calorie challenge – which you shouldn’t try at home!
Lipsett’s channel has accumulated more than 55 million views at the time of writing, which demonstrates the size of the fanbase he’s built up.
36. The Lean Machines – John Chapman and Leon Bustin
John Chapman and Leon Bustin are lifelong friends and have almost 20 years’ experience in the fitness industry between them.
Their content isn’t something you can passively engage with. Rather, it gives you the insights to help you be proactive and make your own choices to lead a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
Whether you’re a personal trainer with years of experience or a relative beginner, The Lean Machines can teach you something new due to Chapman and Bustin’s vast knowledge of the human body and how it’s shaped by your training and nutrition choices.
But the duo’s channel doesn’t just include training videos and dietary advice. They also cover important subjects like how to stay motivated during lockdown, how to do a healthy food shop on a budget, and what they wish they knew 10 years ago.
The Lean Machines has also been featured in magazines and newspapers across the UK, such as The Observer, The Evening Standard, Now Magazine, Men’s Fitness, and more.
37. Carly Rowena
Carly Rowena posted her first video to YouTube way back in 2013, and around that time, most of her content focused on workout tips and challenges. For example, a thighs and butt workout, her gym routine for specific body parts, and a 30-day healthy food challenge.
In the years since, she’s continued to post informative, easy-to-follow workout content – but her channel has evolved. Rowena now posts more lifestyle and self-care content, especially since she gave birth, and shows more of the person behind the personal trainer. Most of her real-time workouts don’t require equipment and her ‘one song workouts’ are particularly popular. These workouts can be effective for those with limited time on their hands or those who are just starting to exercise.
Rowena is an excellent motivator and encourages those taking part in her workouts to share pictures of themselves or their meals across social media and inspire others.
Rowena’s inspiration comes from enjoying CrossFit workouts and circuits, which you can see in abundance on her channel.
38. SWEAT – Kayla Itsines
Kayla Itsines is an award-winning certified trainer and entrepreneur whose bikini body guide (BBG) workout programme and SWEAT app have reached more than 20 million people worldwide.
The BBG was one of her first guides to hit the press and get the UK talking. The original guide uses minimal equipment, and Itsines promises that it’ll make you feel the burn.
She doesn’t post full workout videos for viewers to follow, but she does post short 30-second workout explainers that you can complete in your own time, whether you’re in the gym or at home.
In addition to this, she posts lots of videos on the perfect form for specific exercises, so you’ll never injure yourself even without a trainer watching over you. Her guide is high-intensity, high reward, though, so be prepared to test yourself to your full capabilities. Itsines is also motivational, so if you need a push, she can push you.
39. Tess Begg
Tess Begg is an Australian vegan YouTuber who shares her plant-based recipe tutorials and workout videos on her channel.
It’s hard to believe that Begg is just 21 years old, such is the maturity and depth of insight displayed by her content. It’s perfect for those looking to take a vegan approach to fitness, which has seen an incredible increase in recent years. So, if you follow – or are trying to follow – a plant-based diet to supplement your workout routine, you need to watch some of Begg’s videos.
Begg shows subscribers how to create healthy vegan meals or vegan treats such as cinnamon rolls and muffins. Her ‘what I eat in a day’ content is not only fascinating, but it also proves you can be vegan and lift heavy weights successfully. If you visit her channel homepage and click on ‘Most Popular’, you’ll also come across a load of tailored workouts that you can complete in a matter of minutes.
40. Growingannanas –Anna Engelschall
Growingannas is the brainchild of Austrian certified trainer Anna Engelschall, and is the ultimate YouTube channel for HIIT workouts. Unlike other channels, Engelschall uses current songs on her videos to keep you motivated, rather than royalty-free music that can often leave you unmotivated and muting the sound.
She offers free workout plans with different videos each day to keep you on track. But be warned, the workouts are often very challenging. Her channel is best suited for people who experienced in HIIT workouts or those who want to up their game.
Her content is full of workouts to fill your boots for months, and most of it is between the 25 and 45-minute mark, with a few notable nods to 10-minute stretching.
Engelschall has playlists for her challenges, so viewers aren’t too overwhelmed by the sheer volume of videos.
This channel is pretty new, as Engelschall started posting videos in 2019. During the pandemic, the channel grew massively. In January 2020, the channel had 2,460 subscribers, and at the time of writing, it holds 313,000.
Engelschall has come a long way and has an inspiring backstory regarding weight issues that many people can take inspiration from.
41. Molly Bailey
When you watch Molly Bailey’s videos, you feel like you’re getting a sneak peek into the day-to-day life of a personal trainer.
Bailey’s videos are perfect if you’re looking to see how somebody else stays fit to apply to your own routine. For example, she frequently publishes videos showing what she eats in a day to lose weight and gives viewers an insight into her meal prep routine.
Some of Bailey’s other useful content includes her ‘grocery hauls’ and 30-day challenges. Bailey’s content is less about workouts or workout plans and more about the importance of taking a nutritional approach. As such, her videos are valuable to people at all stages of their fitness journey.
NateBowerFitness is an ideal channel to look towards if you’re aiming to switch up your routine.
Nate Bower is a certified personal trainer, boxing coach, and competitive athlete from Canada who shares various boxing workouts, HIIT workouts, and short 20-minute circuits on his channel.
Each of his videos is an example of what an online personal trainer should represent in terms of passion, performance, and efficiency.
Most of Bower’s videos involve some equipment. If you don’t have easy access to alternative equipment, it’s recommended to dig a little deeper on his channel for non-equipment-focused content. Since January 2020, NateBowerFitness has gained more than 100,000 subscribers. At the time of writing, nearly 300,000 people subscribe to this channel, and if its content is anything to go by, we expect this number to go up and up.
43. Alo Moves
Alo Moves allows you to find what motivates you with yoga, fitness, and meditation classes designed to meet you ‘wherever you are on the mat’.
Whether you’re a beginner or somebody looking for a new challenge, this channel will keep you engaged and coming back for more. It features a wide range of videos hosted by different influencers, offering lifestyle-focused content like the video above to keep you on track with your fitness journey and cement healthy habits for the future.
The channel is easy to navigate, and pretty much any fitness enthusiast is guaranteed to find something suited to them. Whether it’s yoga, power sculpt, barre, or bootcamp sessions, Alo Moves has it all. If you want to further your training with Alo Moves, its website explores nutrition and has programmes you can follow with a paid subscription.
44. Move With Nicole – Nicole McPherson
Nicole McPherson is a Sydney-based barre, Pilates, and yoga instructor. McPherson’s channel has only been posting content since June 2019 – but it’s gained so much traction ever since. Move With Nicole quickly attracted 100,000 subscribers, and McPherson’s channel has 280,000 subscribers at the time of writing. These stats show how effective and engaging her content is.
There’s a video on her channel for everyone, including complete beginners and advanced yogis alike.
McPherson’s classes will have you sweating in no time and push your body to its limits in ways you never imagined. The channel’s videos are incredibly versatile, meaning you can use her videos as stand-alone workouts or intertwine a few to get a full-body burn.
45. Christine Salus
Christine Salus’ videos are well-thought-out, with various lengths to choose from depending on the participant’s intensity and time.
Most of the videos are under 30 minutes and are designed to be completed around the home. Some involve basic equipment such as dumbbells or kettlebells, but most are equipment-free. Salus posts videos of HIIT workouts, weightlifting, and healthy recipes.
The YouTuber occasionally involves some lifestyle elements for people who’re interested, such as daily vlogs, hair care, and chemical-free skincare content.
Salus’ channel has had a slow and steady progression and has attained more than 26 million views at the time of writing.
46. Yoga With Tim – Tim Senesi
Tim Senesi is living proof of the transformative impact yoga has on a person’s life. Senesi, a yoga instructor from Southern California, was overweight and lacked self-confidence growing up.
Yoga changed all of that for him, giving him the pathway to a healthier, more wholesome lifestyle. Now, he wants to instil the same sense of mindfulness and self-healing into the minds of his viewers.
Senesi has all the characteristics you want from a yoga instructor – a calming voice, a good sense of humour, and an optimistic teaching style. He guides his viewers through each position with gentle narration and thoroughly explains what you should be feeling to hold the position correctly.
His videos don’t feature, as he invites you to play your own music to suit your mood. Tim often films his videos in a beautiful location, so if you feel like you need an escape from your own home, Tim’s channel gives you that.
Like other channels, Tim offers challenges to keep you on track and improve your yoga. Tim’s programmes consist of total-body workouts and isolated muscle or joint groups. Tim’s channel has grown hugely since January 2020. He has gained over 128,000 subscribers in that time – a huge amount considering the competition in his field.
47. Jessica Valant Pilates
Jessica Valant is a qualified physical therapist and creates the kind of content you rarely find videos on YouTube. She discusses how to recover from specific injuries, stay on track with your recovery, and take care of your body before and after exercise. To indicate the type of videos you can find, one of her most-watched videos is ‘how to recover from a hysterectomy.’
If you’re ready to work your core, Valant’s channel provides excellent Pilates workouts to strengthen muscles you never knew you had. One thing’s for sure – whenever you perform the exercises on one of Valant’s videos, your strength and endurance will be tested to their limits – even the short 10-minute videos will have your muscles tingling. On this channel, you’ll come across a wide range of videos to suit different ability levels, from beginner to intermediate. Usually, the level is indicated in the title.
48. The Studio with Jamie Kinkeade
If you’re missing the studio space in your gym or are a dancer missing group classes, Jamie Kinkeade’s channel is perfect for recreating a workout in your own home.
Its upbeat nature, funky tunes, and enthusiastic teacher (including other background participants) will keep you going back for more. This channel encompasses Zumba, dance, weight training, and HIIT classes.
The classes typically last for around 20 to 30 minutes and will have you drenched in sweat (in a good way). They’ll also provide you with the perfect mood-booster after a long gloomy day.
The channel has grown hugely since last year. In January 2020, the channel had 1,310 subscribers, but by December, this number had skyrocketed to 157,000. At the time of writing, the channel now has just under 200,000 subscribers.
49. YogaGirl – Rachel Brathen
YogaGirl is run by Swedish native, New York Times best-selling author, and international yoga teacher Rachel Brathen. It’s the perfect YouTube channel for yoga beginners who want to know everything about yoga from start to finish.
The content is easy to follow – Brathen covers what to wear and how to maintain proper stances without using yoga-related jargon.
You’re able to enjoy the stretches and core workouts without feeling like you’re out of your depth, as Brathen always offers a moderated version for those who aren’t totally well-oiled yoga machines (yet, anyway).
Brathen also offers an insight into her life in Aruba with her daughter and husband, which is fantastic for those craving a little wanderlust. Brathen is also vegan, and posts vegan-friendly meals on both her Instagram and YouTube channel.
She boasts 2 million followers on Instagram and 77,400 subscribers on YouTube, where she recently hosted live events to follow along.
50. Dare To Be Active with Dr. LA Thoma Gustin
Dare To Be Active’s layout and format is incredibly satisfying, making it super easy to find a targeted work out that works for you.
This channel is perfect for all abilities and consistently reminds you just how important it is to keep moving, keep active and work your muscles and joints.
Of course, being a certified Doctor of physical therapy, Dr. LA Thoma Gustin throws in some exercise science knowledge to help you break down the why and the how in the fitness workouts.
Throughout the past year, this channel has more than doubled its subscriber count. At the time of writing, it now holds 55,000 subscribers and has accrued more than 2 million views on YouTube.
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