Friday, 1 April 2016

Fit Fridays: My favourite YouTube workouts

You might notice a few changes around here over the next few weeks in terms of the content I'm putting out, starting with a few serialised posts like this one! I'm declaring every first Fridayof the month a part of 'Fit Fridays', where I'll be sharing my favourite workouts, recipes, songs, gear and more in my quest to make staying healthy and active a natural part of my everyday life.

I thought I'd kick things off by sharing some of my favourite YouTube workouts. I do have a gym membership and I use it 3-4 times a week, but I also have days where it's not easy to fit going over there into my schedule or the thought of making myself presentable and scrambling for the squat rack is just too much. YouTube has hours and hours of quality workouts that you can do at home for free with minimal equipment and there's something out there for every taste, ability and lifestyle.

Kickstart your day with some yoga

I've been following Rachel Brathen, A.K.A. Yoga Girl, on Instagram since what feels like forever. Her positive outlook and genuine love for the practice of yoga inspired me to start and while I definitely can't hold a handstand I can finally touch my toes for the first time since age 9. This short routine is a restorative flow that's idea for energising and stretching out in the morning.

Take a quick 10 mins to tone your abs

Victoria's Secret runway here I come! OK, maybe not but this speedy but effective abdominal workout will leave you feeling just the right amount of sore. I've pretty much learnt it by heart and have been busting it out at the gym after a good long cardio sesh.

Get stuck in and work up a sweat

This 30 minute routine from Pop Sugar Fitness will burn some serious calories and uses a full-body range of exercises for all over results. This style of video reminds me a lot of my old favourite Jillian Michaels' DVDs as the three women demonstrate adapted moves for a wider range of ability levels - just about anyone could follow this.

Do you have any YouTube favourites for keeping fit?


1 comment

  1. Oh, I'm definitely going to check all of these out. I'm such a fan of working out with videos online it's my main source. Jessica Smith TV and Fitness Blender are my current favourites. :)


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