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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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
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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
THERESEEZ 10/15/2018
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
BABY_GIRL69 9/30/2018
FitnessBlender all day & Jessica Smith pared equals weight loss success for me. Report
NUTRON3 8/29/2018
I love Rebbecca Louis Report
NASFKAB 8/24/2018
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DWROBERGE 7/10/2018
Great channels Report
LZITTEE 6/23/2018
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
EVILCECIL 4/13/2018
Good article, Thanks. Report
MUSICNUT 1/21/2018
Thanks for the great information! :) Report
DJ4HEALTH 1/1/2018
Thanks for the info, never thought of using YouTube. Report
BABY_GIRL69 11/13/2017
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.

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I recently discovered your review of the top YouTube fitness channels. Although the review was very thorough, I’d like to share with you a channel I have followed since its inception. The channel is: https:// www.youtube.com/user/relentlessfit3

It is a channel that offers a comprehensive workout routine with over 300 full-length workout videos. The videos are professional quality and the “personal training” is among the very best of trainer personalities in the industry. Videos range from strength training, to body weight, to HIIT and include group videos. They range from beginner to advanced levels and everything in between. Recently, Jake, the owner of the channel, has started launching fitness retreats and taking fitness to the next level.
I love the Jessica Smith channel. Report
Thanks for putting this up. With information everywhere, it's hard to find good information anywhere. I'll have to check out these channels. Report
FitnessBlender is my go-to channel!!!!! Thank you for adding that to the list. Report
Leslie Sansone and sometimes Fitness Blender.
A friend with a sprained ankle found cardio exercises on YouTube that she could even do in bed or sitting. It's an amazing resource! Report
BeFit is my fav! Love Jessica's vids. I have 3 on my tablet. Report
Mine are JessicaSmithTV and Leslie Sansone's Walk At Home. Report
I love fitness blender and jessica smith. Those 2 are my go to every time! Report
Jessica has been my go to girl for over a year...always a great work out annnnnnd she stresses proper form and technique. That young lady has so many options available, even I don't get bored. I very much respect her opinion, so I will check out her recommendations! My new work out queen is Shelly Dose...like for real that girl works me! Love her, just hate cheating on Jessica! Report
I love doing the dance cardio videos by The Fitness Marshall on YouTube. He is amazing, and hilarious. I also love that the back up dancers tend to provide a range of styles/intensity to watch. There's even a video where his grandma dances with him. :) Report
I like the variation in the Jessica Smith videos. Lately, I've been trying some belly dance videos and came to like the Neena and Veena videos. Report
I love Body Positive Yoga (https:// www.youtube.com/user/bodypositiveyo
) she shows you how to modify yoga poses for us plus size people. I've taken tons of yoga classes, and none of the teachers I've ever had could ever understand how hard it is to do poses like downward dog because your boobs are too big and suffocating you. Too many times my size just makes me quit going because I can't do the poses and I never new how to modify them so that I could get the benefits. Body Positive Yoga really changed that for me. I love her channel and I love the fact that I can finally do the poses and they make me feel better - not worse. Report
Yoga with Adrienne, Blogilates, and Tone it up too! Report
I love Yoga With Adriene on YouTube. Report
I love Fitness Blender and JessicaSmithTV channels on Youtube. I also have a Roku box and I love to stream workouts on The Gymbox for $9.99/month. Report
My favorite is the JessicaSmithTV channel! Report