If your health & fitness is a priority then if you don't have enough time for it, you should make time. But for most of us it really is hard enough trying to find the time to put ourselves first when there are so many demands for our time and attention.
we've put together our top recommendations for free online at home workout videos. We've picked a mix of sites and YouTube channels that offer decent quality video with at least some level of instruction! Most of these require little or no equipment as that way there is no excuse of getting this stuff done. They vary in length and focus, so have a look through all of our recommendations, pick the one that suits you best and get started!
Daniel and Kelli run FitnessBlender.com and this is a really good website. Firstly the layout is really nice and clean, all the information is clear and easy to find. There are hundreds of free videos that are available on this site. Their search functionality means that you can easily sort through and filter the videos however you need; no equipment needed, training type, body area targeted and workout length.
All the videos are shot on a clear background and the trainer works through with you real-time. There's also an app available. They have a members area where, using a free account, you can log and track all of your workouts and plan them in advance. Definite thumbs up for this one!
These guys have a 30day free trial on their website, but their YouTube channel has all the free videos for you to use. Again these are videos shot in real-time so you can follow along with them and they offer coaching tips and pointers throughout. There is an element of minimal clothing in their videos! So if you can get past the semi-naked instructors then this is actually a really good resource. There isn't any ability to log workouts just on their YouTube Channel but the have created playlists allowing you to easily find workouts focussed on abs, no equipment, 5-15mins etc. Their form is good in the videos and the audio quality means you can actually hear what they are saying! So as long as you aren't put off by the bronzed bodies this one is worth a try!
Do Yoga With Me
We really like this resource. Most of these workouts are a little longer, somewhere between 20-30mins, but are great sessions. There are loads of videos and one of the things with yoga is having suitable progressions and sequences which target different areas. This website is completely free and as well as the yoga classes they have comprehensive info on yoga poses, meditation, yoga breathing. There are also some downloadable programmes that they have put together, like yoga for absolute beginners and yoga for office workers.
All of the videos are given a difficulty level; beginner, intermediate and advanced. And for those in the know you can also choose what style of yoga you like. Definitely worth checking out these classes.
So this is more of a self-treatment and mobility resource. The Mobility Wod website has all of the videos on but currently requires you to subscribe. So far the YouTube Channel though is still free. Kelly Starrett is a physical therapist in the States and has recorded videos daily about mobility and movement for a few years now. All of these are online at the YouTube Channel. K Starr, as he is known, has a very unique style of coaching you either love him or hate him. Either way you can't dispute his knowledge so my advice is to cut through all the chat and just work out what the important bits of information are he's trying to convey. Most of the Mobility Wod exercises are intended to take less than 10mins, so not a massive time commitment. The website has great search functionality, but you will have to pay the subscription fee.
Take some time finding your way round the YouTube channel and once you get to grips with it you'll have access to a lot of free super helpful self-help information!