9 Free Workout Videos That Will Actually Get You Results
When you get home from a hard day's work, sometimes the last thing you want to do is peel yourself off your sofa away from Netflix, just to head out to the gym for a workout. Now, it's hard doing that in the summer when there are plenty of G&Ts to be consumed outside a pub on a glorious summer's day, but it's even tougher when the weather gets colder and the days shorter. This all means that we end up feeling incredibly guilty for A.) not having exercised and B.) not making the most of our gym membership too.
So, what's the solution? Well, there's this thing called the internet that has this other thing called YouTube, and it's an incredible resource for brilliant workouts at home. Whether that's a 20-minute yoga routine that burns fat or a fun hip-hop dance class that means you're enjoying the workout more, there are plenty to choose from. We decided to pick nine of our favourite tried-and-tested videos so you can get your workout in without all the guilt. It also means you can head straight to the sofa and fire up the Netflix as a post-exercise treat. Keep scrolling for nine free workout videos that will get you results.
Why it's good: Simply get up in the morning, put this on and away you go. It's brilliant if you're half asleep when you start, as it'll mean you're wide awake when you're finished.
What you'll need: Sweat Betty Eco Yoga Matt (£40)
Why it's good: This is a little faster than the yoga workout above, but it's amazing for toning your butt.
Why you'll need: A yoga mat and a decent pair of exercise leggings
Why it's good: Want really toned and lean muscles? Then barre could be for you.
What you'll need: A steady chair to hold onto and comfortable clothes—a proper sports bra is always a good idea.
Why it's good: Women can be quite scared of weights, as it can seem that it's going to pack on the muscle. But it won't. In fact, it will help burn fat too.
What you'll need: A weight you can use in your home doesn't have to cost loads. This one is under £10.
For a Flat Tummy
Why it's good: Sometimes all you want is a workout that targets a particular area. As we've tried many a Bodyism workout, we know they work well, so give this one a go if you're after a flatter tummy.
Why you'll need: If you like this tutorial, we suggest getting one of the Bodyism bands. Use them for when you're doing squats.
Why it's good: Ever get bored when you're working out? Or don't have the confidence to go to a dance class with other people around? Why not give this a go? The comments just show how much this gives you results.
What you'll need: Whatever you feel comfortable in, but we love this grey graphic print sweatshirt.
Why it's good: Like most of the other workouts here, this helps to burn fat and it's also great for toning too. Win, win really.
Why you'll need: We always like heading to Nike for some great sportswear pieces.
Lifting and Toning
Why it's good: Just want to tone yourself rather than burn fat? Try this lifting and toning routine, we guarantee you won't regret it.
Why you'll need: Although you're doing neither yoga or pilates, a mat to protect your knees is a good idea.
Why it's good: HIIT or high-intensity interval training is considered to do wonders for burning fat fast. Joe Wicks gets brilliant results with his Body Coach workouts, so we know you can't go wrong with this.
What you'll need: A pair of trainers for all that pressure you'll be putting on your knees as you jump around. Maybe let your neighbours know first too.
Have any tips for working out at home? Tell us in the comments!
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