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Fit for Summer: These are the Best Workouts on YouTube

It’s always so busy at the gym … And the classes are always when we don’t have time … That leaves us with nothing but the couch, right?

Who said that you can only build muscle in the gym? You can actually push your body to its limits from the comfort of your own home. All you need is free space and free time. For comfortable training, you should also buy a fitness mat and other small items such as weights, elastic bands, etc.

There are now a number of workouts on YouTube that can be found in many variations for every level. To give you an overview of the video jungle, we have collected the best YouTube workouts for you to really work up a sweat.

Chloe Ting: Tight abs in 10 minutes

Singaporean influencer Chloe Ting became famous during the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. She has already generated 506 million views with her “Get Abs in 2 Weeks” workout – and not without reason.

The short 10-minute workout is perfect for people who don’t have the time for long training sessions in their everyday lives but still want to build muscle. Explore Chloe Ting’s transformative workout and then try your hand at to keep the excitement going! Perseverance and a good mood are the secret to success.

Olivia Lawson: Cardio aerobics to work up a sweat

If jogging and the like don’t appeal to you, you should try cardio aerobics workouts: You can work up a sweat here, but you won’t be completely exhausted at the end like after a long jog.

YouTuber Olivia Lawson has many videos on her channel that combine aerobic movements with cardio training. You can choose between 30-, 35- and 40-minute workouts.

Move with Nicole: Pilates for defined muscles

Pilates workouts are all the rage at the moment – and not without reason: instead of lifting heavy weights in the gym, we can also train our muscles quite simply with our own body weight.

On the YouTube channel of Australian fitness influencer “Move with Nicole”, you’ll find lots of great workouts that pack a punch. If you think Pilates isn’t strenuous, you can find out otherwise here!

Tip: Depending on which parts of your body you want to train, you can check the playlists to see which workout suits you best.

Growingannanas: Burn calories with HIIT workouts

If you’re looking for a challenge, the “Growingannanas” channel is the right place for you: here you’ll find lots of HIIT workouts (high-intensity interval training) that will not only test your endurance, but also your muscles.

As well as workouts that are only done standing up, you’ll also find some that are knee-friendly or don’t involve jumping or running.

Mady Morrison: Yoga to stretch and define

Anyone who thinks that yoga is not challenging has never done a workout with Mady Morrison: the German YouTuber has been well-known for several years and continues to inspire her fans with great yoga sessions.

You can find lots of videos for abs and legs on her channel. But the back also plays a major role in yoga – for a defined chest and shoulder area, you should definitely not do without it.

Tip: If you’re still a beginner, you can start by watching the tutorial series on yoga basics. All you need is a little motivation and a yoga mat (buy here on Amazon*).

Grow with Jo: Walking workouts for fitness couch potatoes

Attention couch potatoes: With the walking workouts from “Grow with Jo”, you can easily improve your physical fitness and collect a few steps at the same time. On her channel, the YouTuber offers a range of workouts that are structured like a long walk.

You can burn a lot of calories and don’t have to rush to your next appointment soaked in sweat. These workouts are particularly suitable for beginners who haven’t yet found the perfect sport for them or for days when you don’t have the energy for a HIIT workout.

Mad Fit: Party within your own four walls

Sport should be one thing above all else: fun. With the dance workouts from “Mad Fit”, a good mood is guaranteed! You only need 15 minutes a day to really work out.

In addition to K-Pop, Taylor Swift and Harry Styles workouts, there really is something for everyone here. Decide on a workout of your choice and get your hips swaying to the beat!

Fitness KayKay: Not for the faint-hearted

If you really want to work up a sweat, you’ve come to the right place on “Fitness_kaykay’s” channel: in addition to HIIT workouts, the YouTuber also offers strength training sessions that will push your muscles to the max.

On her channel, she offers a wide range of workouts for everyone that can be adapted to suit different lifestyles. For example, people with knee problems don’t have to miss out on their strength training.

Tip: For some workouts you will need smaller weights, such as dumbbells. If you prefer a lighter workout, you can replace these with water bottles, for example. Otherwise, you can find dumbbells on Amazon* here.

Pamela Reif: Train your stomach, legs and bum

Pamela Reif had already made a name for herself in the fitness scene before the pandemic: Her free workouts inspire several million fans worldwide every day.

In addition to short, crisp 10-minute workouts, you can also find combinations of abs and bum workouts that can save you a lot of time. But be careful: don’t be fooled by the relaxed look of the videos – sore muscles are guaranteed!

Eylem Abaci: Tight muscles with relaxed music

On Eylem Abaci’s YouTube channel, you’ll find lots of videos, most of which are no longer than a quarter of an hour, but still pack a punch. The YouTuber combines Pilates, strength training and yoga to get your muscles in shape.

The workout videos are therefore particularly suitable for people who don’t have enough time in the day for their training.

Final note: In order to pursue a healthy lifestyle, not only exercise, but also nutrition, sleep and resilience play an important role. Also remember not to overestimate or overload yourself. It’s better to start a little more slowly and be sure to clarify any concerns or problems with your doctor beforehand.

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