11 of the Best YouTube Fitness Channels

By , SparkPeople Blogger
The gym is far from dead, a good group fitness class can be highly motivating and a run or walk around the block can be a great way to burn calories while enjoying the fresh air. But if you're pressed for time, house-bound by nasty weather or just having one of those days when you'd rather not venture out into close proximity to other humans, you can still get a great workout in the comfort and privacy of home.

The internet might have its drawbacks—political vitriol, misinformation and "fake news" come to mind—but it also comes with a bevy of cyberbenefits for those on weight loss and wellness journeys. Of course, we happen to think SparkPeople and our very own fitness videos are one of the best resources out there—but YouTube has countless other channels to help you embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle.

Yoga With Adriene 

This is a great destination for beginners to start their yoga practice. Adriene provides tutorials on just about every foundational yoga pose and principle, along with organized playlists and classes to fit every schedule and experience level. She's fun, warm and easy to understand. Visit this channel to learn how to do yoga in a way that best meets your needs and goals.

Fitness Blender

Certified trainer Brandice Lardner recommends this free exercise channel to her clients to get a great workout at home within any time or space constraints or at any fitness level. The routines are simple and effective, and there are so many options that there's no chance of getting bored.




Personal trainer Caleb Backe, a health and wellness expert for Maple Holistics, recommends Lumowell as a channel that offers a wide range of workouts for everyone's needs. They post about five new videos each week, so there's plenty of variety.


The trainers behind this YouTube fitness channel believe that every person deserves to be fit, which is why their videos will always be free. To motivate their users to get and remain in shape, they offer 30- to 90-day fitness programs.


The Fitness Marshall

If you love dancing for fitness, this channel will let you get your groove on—and get the calories off. Caleb Marshall leads you in fun, high-energy moves to popular dance songs, and will keep you laughing along the way. We love that he uses backup dancers of all shapes, sizes and abilities.


Studio SWEAT onDemand

This channel offers a variety of free classes, including Spinning®, Yoga, TRX®, Pilates, HIIT and other full-body workouts. The classes are filmed during live sessions that feature real people, not fitness models or actors. The classes are designed to make users feel like they're a part of the in-studio class, receiving encouragement from an amazing powerhouse team of trainers and sweating it out alongside other real people.



This diverse fitness channel truly has something for everyone, offering free, full-length workouts from expert trainers including Jane Fonda, Denise Austin, Billy Blanks, Jr. and more. From equipment-free HIIT to Pilates routines to fat-burning dance routines, the thousands of videos ensure you'll never get bored.



Named after a combination of "blog" and "Pilates," this widely popular channel (with more than three million subscribers!) is the top-rated female-led YouTube destination. Led by certified fitness instructor Cassey Ho, it features her hit Pop Pilates workouts set to a motivating, high-energy Top 40 playlist. (You may have seen Cassey in this awesome “Quiet Cardio” routine that she and Coach Nicole teamed up to do!)


Sadie Nardini

A yoga and exercise science expert, Sadie helps her subscribers get max results in minimum time with her combination of yoga and High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). Her channel  offers both "how-to" pose instruction videos along with full-length active strength and core-focused yoga flows.

Jessica Smith TV

At fitness trainer (and SparkPeople frequenter) Jessica Smith's YouTube channel, you’ll find a variety of free, full-length workouts—including walking, sculpting, kickboxing, HIIT and yoga routines—for a multitude of levels and styles.

Leslie Sansone Walk at Home

If walking is your go-to exercise and you want to get your steps in from the comfort of home, meet Leslie Sansone. Her popular walk-at-home workouts are available for free on her YouTube channel, and incorporate multi-muscle moves set to music to burn more calories than your typical leisurely stroll, without impact.

Have you tried any of these in our list? What are your favorite YouTube fitness channels?

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I love Yoga with Adriene. Doing the Yoga revolution series this month. Thank you for the good information. Very timely as we move indoors to stay fit. Report
POCONO714 11/14/2018
Love HASFit and Pahla Bowers also offers several unseated as well as seated workouts. Report
JSELLINGTON 11/14/2018
RefitRev is also a great channel. They are fun and even use Christian songs in some of their workout videos. They have been my go-to lately(11/14/18) Report
EMGERBER 11/14/2018
Thanks for this great list, I am going to check some of these out. Report
AMYRCMK 11/14/2018
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RAPUNZEL53 11/14/2018
Thanks. Report
60SIXTY 11/14/2018
I just checked my Fitness Tracker for my favorite Coach Nicole videos. I had 6 that I did 6-10 years ago. Boot Camp was my favorite series,
Since I have developed some physical limitations, my current favorite is: 11-Minute Chair Cardio Workout. She emphasizes to work at your own level. I may never do boot camp again, but I can do Cardio.

MLW84MOM 11/14/2018
I really enjoy JessicaSmithTV especially her prenatal series while I was pregnant. Report
RSCHWARTZ2 11/14/2018
My personal favorite is Hasfit. They have something for everyone, from seniors to advanced. In addition to the various fitness programs there are hundreds of videos to pick from so that you can design your own program. Report
KASEYCOFF 11/14/2018
I broke a bone in my foot back in June. Consequently, I was looking beyond the basic chair exercises and trying to find more cardio/aerobic videos that would really give me a workout while not straining my foot. That's how I came to Hasfit.

Not to plug any particular set of workout videos, but the Hasfit workouts have done very well for me.

Having said that - I will also check the others that have been listed in this article. Thanks for posting it. It's convenient to have the information in one place. :-) Report
Like to walk with Leslie. Great workout. Report
Thanks for the info! I will be checking these out. Also appreciate all the reviews given below by fellow Sparkpeople. Report
KHALIA2 11/13/2018
I love to walk! Report
DEBVNE 11/13/2018
HASfit is a favorite of mine. This husband and wife team make working out with them fun! They make excellent use of time while working everything. He’s a personal trainer and he’s a master of compound moves. Fitness Blender is great when I’m looking for something to complete a workout. They don’t use music in their workouts otherwise I really like them both. My absolute favorite is AngieFitnessTV.com. We work out together several times a week! Angie is a licensed trainer and a physical therapist. Her series are excellent and she offers every kind of workout you can imagine. From the warm up to the cool down, Angie makes the most of your time. She challenges, offers form cues, and offers options to level up or down. Check her out. Report
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KATIBUG49 11/12/2018
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Will need to check these out! Thanks! Report
GABY1948 11/12/2018
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BIKE4HEALTH 11/12/2018
Great information and timely Report
ARNETTELEE 11/12/2018
thanks for the info Report
JANIEWWJD 11/11/2018
Awesome!!! Thank you!!! Report
KHALIA2 11/10/2018
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JSTETSER 11/10/2018
Thanks! I wrote down the sites that I'll try out. Report
NANASUEH 11/9/2018
OK, that's nice. But how about those geared for the senior citizens who can't move as easily. Report
LOSER05 11/9/2018
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KATHYJO56 11/9/2018
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ReFitRev is an excellent site for workouts. Report
CANDY_ANNE 10/24/2018
So... I like how they mention the Sparkpeople YouTube page, yet nothing new has even been posted there in over a year. What gives?? Report
HASfit is my favorite. I'm currently following their beginner workout program (it's free) and it's a mix between cardio, strength and stretching. I love it! The program changes every month too so it never gets old. :) Report
FitnessBlender all day & Jessica Smith pared equals weight loss success for me. Report
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Great channels Report
I love yoga download.com, fitness blender, Leslie Samson walk at home, fitbit coach workout with personal trainer and Jessica Smith (peanut is too cute). Report
Good article, Thanks. Report
Thanks for the great information! :) Report
Thanks for the info, never thought of using YouTube. Report
Fitness Blender, Millinioaire Hoy & of course Jessica Smith they are NOW my go to guys.... Report
I use Jessica Smith and Pahla Bowers. Report
These are all great sites. Report
1. Fitness Blender has been my go-to for several years.
2. Yoga With Adriene, which is WONDERFUL-yoga for every need, usually lower intensity, but adds humor and focuses on breathing and the mental practice of Yoga.
3. Millionaire Hoy, who has a great low impact high intensity HIIT series called Silent But Deadly (he is a bit of a nerd and makes me laugh, but I always get excited about the fist bump at the end of each workout)
4. Psyche Truth has great Yoga videos
5. Heart Alchemy Yoga--I use this all the time for Power Yoga
6. Athlean X--he knows EVERYTHING about weight lifting, the body, exercise in general. Very instructional. Also Athlean-XX for women.
7. Yoga with Tim
8. BE Fit
9. GymRa
10. Popsugar Fitness
11. HAS fit Report
Jessica Smith is the best in my opinion Report
My vote, YouTube wise is JessicaSmith and SparkPeople's channel. I do also enjoy some which are specific to equipment I own such as "walking tours" of various countries while I use my treadmill, heavy bag workouts, Pilates, toning/body weight vides, and TRX/suspension training videos. Report
Jessica Smith is very humble. Her YouTube channel is by far the best in my opinion. Report
I love the Jessica Smith youtube channel!! You are awesome! Report
HASfit is my all time favorite youtube channel for workouts! I highly recommend them. Report
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I like Body Fit by Julia for those who are advanced HIITERs, Hoy Millionaire, Shelly Dose, Leluna, Sean Vigues, Upload Yoya with Marissa is awesome for yogis. Report
I like Body Fit by Julia for those who are advanced HIITERs, Hoy Millionaire, Shelly Dose, Leluna, Sean Vigues, Upload Yoya with Marissa is awesome for yogis. Report
I recently discovered a youtube channel, HASfit. They also offer free workout programs. If you like Fitness Blender, you'll love HASfit. I've been following them for about a month and just started their 90 day warrior program ... short but effective workouts.

www.hasfit.com Report