Let’s face it: YouTube has changed the game. As the world’s second most popular website (bested only by Google), this video sharing platform functions as entertainment, education, and then some. I love it because it’s easy to find your niche–anything from gaming reviews to current news to silly videos of cats on Roombas can be uploaded and viewed for free. Into health and fitness? Yup, there’s plenty of that, too. Thousands, dare I say millions of fitness YouTubers upload free, quality, interesting, and informative content every day for anyone to enjoy. Think of it like free TV channels or health and wellness courses you can audit online. Not sure where to start? I don’t blame you–the choices are endless. May I suggest: sit down with a protein shake after your next workout and do a little surfing for some fitness YouTube channels to find a few you like. If you’re totally overwhelmed by options, try starting with the 3 listed below.
3 Fitness YouTube Channels To Start Following Now
Whether you’re looking for healthy recipes, intense workouts, product reviews, or simply a supportive community to lean on as you lean out in the New Year, check out these 3 fitness YouTubers who probably deserve a quick subscribe:
Run by husband and wife work out team Daniel and Kelli, Fitness Blender has been up and running for over seven years, and has a LOT of content to show for it. Choose from over 500 workout videos ranging in difficulty, duration, type, and targeted muscle groups–most of which you can do in the privacy of your own home without any equipment.
Daniel and Kelli also share plenty of motivation content from their “FBfamily” including challenges, charity events, and amazing before and after photos to get you inspired. With over 3.7 million subscribers, these guys must be doing something right. Be sure to check out their website for even more simple, gimmick-free content.
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Join nearly 2.5 million subscribers and check out BeFiT’s incredibly varied selection of challenging workouts (updated almost every day!) with input from some of the most famous fitness trainers around, including Jillian Michaels, Billy Blanks, and more. Whether you’re in the mood for restorative meditation and yoga, fat-burning cardio sessions, or muscle-building bodyweight grinds, this fitness channel has got you covered. Be sure to check out their popular Health Hacks videos, where BeFiT curators share interesting health-related news that could make a real difference in your life.
I’ll admit it: I’ve never been a consistent stretcher or warm-upper. But watching videos by a physical therapist and CrossFit icon Dr. Kelly Starrett really gets me motivated. Founder of mobilitywod.com, Kelly uses a wicked combination of advanced clinical skills and hilarious on-screen energy to make you care about improving your flexibility really. His argument? Making an effort to move better and improve your flexibility can maximize your fitness gains and prevent injuries. Search hundreds of videos that teach you simple, effective, and often innovative ways to improve your flexibility at any major joint including the shoulder, hip, and ankle.
Want more? Check out two of his popular books, Becoming A Supple Leopard and Deskbound: Standing Up To A Sitting World. I promise you’ve never seen a dude care this much about the range of motion.