Streaming

fit-tubeI wasn’t sure what to title this page–YouTube? Streaming? I went with Streaming. Thanks to my AppleTV and readers of this blog, I have discovered FREE workouts! It all started w/ BeFit in 30 Extreme. The same day I posted it, I was informed that the workouts I was reviewing, as well as the entire series, are available for free on YouTube! I have also discovered another free workout “channel” on YouTube called Popsugar. I decided it was time to create another page to help me organize the free online workouts I have done. They will appear as posts on my blog like any other workout, but they will also be linked here. I will summarize each “channel” before I list the workouts I did from that channel. Also, just to help me distinguish between some of these workouts as the lists grow, I am adding “(cardio)” onto the end of some of the workout names, just to help me distinguish which workouts contain a cardio/metabolic/strength aspect.

***I decided it was time update this a little. I am back to doing a lot of YouTube workouts again and I have learned some things recently. Now, these things have always been there, I just haven’t been using them. I did start creating playlists on YouTube back when I started doing YouTube workouts but at that time it didn’t occur to me to make it more useful. Now, in addition to creating playlists that I use mostly as a filing system, I also create specific playlists. For example, if I know I am doing a lot of YouTube workouts in the upcoming week, I group them all together. I created a “This Week” playlist and add all of the workouts I plan to do that week, in the order I plan to do them. You can put any workout on as many playlists as you want. I also sometimes create a special playlist for when a single workout session will contain multiple YouTube workouts. When I did a HASfit workout that has no warm up or stretch, I created a playlist for that workout and put a warm up, the workout and a stretch on it–then just hit “play all” when I did the workout and it played straight through like a single workout. I also do that with Barlates workouts when I want to group several together for a single workout session. So you can make YouTube pretty user friendly. This may be common knowledge to others, but since it only recently occurred to me to do this, I thought I would share.***

Channels:

CoffeyFit Raw is a collection of YouTube workouts by one of my favorite DVD trainers Kelly Coffey-Meyer. She does 30 minute workouts in the basement of her home and uploads them to YouTube. Kelly has a website: Coffeyfit.com. Most of the Raw workouts I have done are all fast paced circuit workouts in which the intervals are timed. Once she starts, you just keep going non-stop. Unlike her DVDs she spends very little time warming up or stretching you out afterward.

Lower Body & Kettlebells (25 minutes) (cardio + strength)

Upper Body Blast (30:30 minutes) (strength)

Cardio Crush (33 minutes) (cardio)

Hips & Glutes (25:30 minutes) (strength)

Boxing (28 minutes) (cardio)

888 (42 minutes) (metabolic strength)

Barlates is my newest venture into YouTube workouts. I had taken a hiatus from doing YouTube workouts with good intentions to return but I hadn’t yet. I discovered Barlates through a DVD workout I purchased by Linda Wooldridge. She has hundreds of workouts on YouTube (and 100s available on DVD). I am doing both. I’ve now purchased 15+ of her DVDs and I have a huge playlist of her YouTube workouts. She does everything–barre, pilates, kettlebell, cardio, strength training with bands and dumbbells, and yoga. Her workouts are tough, unique and effective. Linda lives in Australia and has a website where she sells/streams her workouts. Here is her bio. However, you can also purchase her DVDs on Amazon and Total Fitness DVDs.

Cardio Interval Tone 45/30 (29 minutes) (low impact cardio)

Back Strength (42 minutes) (strength)

Cardio Sculpt Fat Burn (36:30 minutes) (cardio + strength)

5 Best Butt Blasting Exercises (11 minutes) (barre/bodyweight strength)

5 Best Hip Exercises (13 minutes) (barre/bodyweight strength)

5 Best Standing Abs Exercises (9 minutes)

5 Best Back Fat Exercises (7 minutes) (strength)

5 Best Outer Thigh Exercises (13 minutes) (strength)

5 Best Muffin Top Melters (8 minutes) (core)

5 Best Arm Toning Exercises (7 minutes) (strength)

5 Best Thigh Blasting Exercises (8 minutes) (barre)

5 Best Lower Belly Exercises (7 minutes)

5 Best Tricep Exercises (8 minutes)

5 Best Inner Thigh Exercises (9:30 minutes)

Holiday Barre HIIT (13 minutes) (cardio)

Full Body Barre Express (21 minutes) (cardio)

Full Body Ballet Box Express (21 minutes) (low impact cardio)

Full Body Weights Express (21 minutes) (metabolic weight training)

Cardio Fat Burn (32 minutes) (cardio)

Cardio Barre Sculpt (29 minutes) (low impact cardio)

10 Minute Squat Challenge (13 minutes) (bodyweight strength)

Quick Fix Ballet Box (29 minutes) (low impact/cardio barre/kickboxing)

Quick Fix Total Body Weight Workout (35:30 minutes) (bodyweight strength)

Quick Fix Total Body Weights Workout (29 minutes) (metabolic strength training)

Quick Fix Dynamic Stretch & Balance (35 minutes)

Weekend Recovery Stretch (29 minutes) (flexibility)

Pyramid Upper Body (31 minutes) (strength)

100 Rep Glutes (20 minutes) (mat work)

JessicaSmithTV is a channel by trainer Jessica Smith. She does many DVD workouts, too, and lots of free workouts on YouTube. She does strength, cardio and barre workouts–all different lengths and the workouts are appropriate for most fitness levels since Jessica shows modifications and advanced levels. Her adorable French Bulldog Peanut is usually present, too.

High Intensity Interval + Abs (27:30 minutes) (cardio)

Kickboxing Cardio Abs (28 minutes)

Cardio Ball Blast (30:30 minutes)

Cardio Ball Ballet (48 minutes) (cardio barre)

Barre Butt, Hip & Thighs Workout (24 minutes)

HIIT Cardio & Core (31 minutes)

HIIT it Hard Cardio (31 minutes)

HIIT Mash Up (61 minutes) (cardio + strength)

30 Minute H.I.I.T. (31 minutes) (cardio + strength)

20 Minute Fat Burning Cardio (23 minutes)

Barefoot Fusion Sculpt Workout (26:30 minutes) (strength)

15 Minute Barre Booty (14 minutes)

15 Minute Lower Body Ballet (14 minutes)

Saddlebags and Inner Thigh Bulge (17 minutes) (bodyweight strength)

Met Con 5 (35 minutes) (metabolic strength)

Cardio Mat Fusion #2 (35 minutes) (low impact cardio)

Kickboxing Circuit Workout (33 minutes) (cardio + metabolic strength training)

Superset Sculpt (41:30 minutes) (total body strength)

Total Stretch (26:30 minutes) (gentle yoga)

Kickboxing Ballet Body Sculpt (34:30 minutes) (low impact)

PSfitnessPopsugar is a whole website with all kinds of subjects you can read about: Fashion, Beauty, Love, etc. I am of course only really interested in Fitness. And of course, within Fitness, Workouts. I was pretty excited when I discovered their YouTube page. I have been following them on Facebook for a while and have been saving a lot of the workout videos they post on Facebook but I had no idea how I would ever do them since I refuse to do a workout using my iphone. Then, when I was checking out BeFit, YouTube suggested Popsugar to me and I was ecstatic! The reason I am so excited about this channel is because they have a huge library of workouts that fit into specific time lengths; tons of 10 minute workouts, lots of 20 minute workouts and a decent amount of 30 minute workouts. They even have a few 40 minute workouts. I am primarily interested in the 10 and 20 minute workouts for add-ons. Now, I already have a lot of little 10-20 minute add ons on DVD but now that I am doing so much Cathe Live, I really like the idea of doing my add ons after a Cathe Live workout off of my Apple TV–so streaming the entire thing. Popsugar fits the bill perfectly. And btw–Cathe Live needs add ons. Though I love Cathe Live, I workout every morning for at least an hour. Cathe Live workouts are frequently 40-50 minutes long. So I need something short to round out my hour.

Now that I have done quite a few Popsugar workouts, here are the basics. The majority are led by trainer Anna Renderer and I like her a lot. Sometimes they are led by guest trainers, but Anna is always present and doing the workout with the guest trainer (and Anna introduces them as well). All of the Popsugar workouts I’ve done have music that is loud enough to hear but not drown out the trainer and it is always motivating and appropriate music. So far, I have liked every single Popsugar workout I’ve done. They have all been challenging in their own way and I would put them at intermediate to high intermediate level.

Popsugar Workouts:

Bye-Bye Cottage Cheese Thighs (5 minutes) (cardio)

Stretch for Leaner, Longer Limbs (5 minutes)

Namaste Your Heartbreak Away Yoga Flow (8 minutes)

8 Minute Full Body Tabata (9 minutes)

At-Home Cardio Sweat (10 Minutes) (cardio)

Ultimate Inner Thigh Workout (10 minutes) (cardio)

Skinny Jeans Workout (10 minutes) (cardio)

Ultimate Bikini Bottom (10 minutes)

Full Body Stretching (10 minutes)

Beat Belly Bloat Yoga (10 minutes)

Rock Your Bottoms Bikini Butt Workout  (10 minutes) (cardio)

Leg Sculpting Hot Pants Workout (10 minutes) (cardio)

Butt Lift W/ Blogilates Cassie Ho (10 minutes)

The Butt-Lifting Workout That’s Better Than Spanx (10 Minutes)

Reboot Your Butt (10 minutes)

Active Stretch Supermodels Use To Get Balanced (10 minutes)

Pop Physique Legs & Butt (10 minutes)

Cardio Jump Workout to Burn Major Calories (10 minutes) (cardio)

Squat & Plank Challenge (10 minutes)

Bigger Booty Workout (10 minutes)

Cardio Barre (10 minutes)

Strapless Dress Arm Workout (11 minutes)

Tabata Workout to Tone Everything (11 minutes)

15 Minute Bootcamp Workout (cardio)

200 Calorie Blaster (20 Minutes) (cardio)

No Running Cardio Workout (20 minutes) (cardio)

Super Shred Full Body Workout (20 minutes) (cardio)

Bikini HIIT (20 minutes) (cardio)

Metabolism Boosting Workout (20 minutes) (cardio)

20 Minute Kettlebell Workout (cardio)

25 Minute Calorie Crushing Cardio & Legs Workout (26 minutes) (cardio + strength)

Fat Burning Pilates (30 minutes) (cardio)

Burn 300 Calories in 30 Minutes (cardio)

30 Minute Cardio & Sculpting Tabata Workout (31:30 minutes) (cardio)

Bodyweight Bootcamp Workout You can Do Anywhere (34 minutes)

BeFit2BeFit is apparently a nutrition company but they have a lot of free workouts on YouTube. They have complete workout programs, too–all free. And their workouts are separated into multiple series: BeFit, BeFit in 90, BeFit in 30 Extreme, BeFit Yoga, BeFit Intensity and more.

BeFit Workouts:

Strong Ass Glutes Bootcamp Workout (10 minutes)

Hard Out HIIT for Fat Loss (10 minutes) (cardio)

Plyo Box Lower Body Workout (15 minutes) (cardio)

Maximum HIIT for Weight Loss (15 minutes) (cardio)

BeFit in 30 Extreme (90 day program)

gymraGymRa appears to be a workout/fitness streaming channel that costs $4.99 a month to subscribe to. However, they have a ton of free workout videos on their YouTube channel, so not sure why you would pay for them. Under their HIIT category alone they have 30+ free workouts! Here is what their YouTube page says: “Tell us your goals & preferences & we’ll take care of the rest!” So it appears they develop a program for you. I am obviously only doing free workouts.

GymRa Workouts:

Tabata Extreme (24 minutes)

Burn 300 Calories Metabolism Booster HIIT Workout (24 minutes)

26 Minute Grueling HIIT Workout

25 Minute Grueling HIIT Workout

Brutal Butt Workout (44 minutes) (body weight strength)

LSWLivestrongWoman is a Livestrong YouTube channel devoted to women’s topics. They have lots of different little videos–beauty videos, food videos and of course, fitness videos. They have a whole yoga series with a lot of yoga workouts led by Tara Stiles. That is what I will be reviewing on this channel–Tara’s yoga routines that I try.

Flexibility Flow (10 minutes)

Open Hips Routine (10 minutes)

stylecrazeStylecraze Fitness is a fitness channel with all kinds of free workouts and exercise tutorials. They have pilates, strength, HIIT workouts and more.

HIIT Upper Body Workout (24 minutes)

 

 

The HAS in HASfit stands for “Heart and Soul.” The workouts are lead by Coach Kozak and Claudia. They have over 1000 free workouts and fitness programs. They also have a website HASfit.com. It’s a great website to get an idea of what kind of workouts they offer–low impact, beginner, high intensity, muscle building and more. They also have diet plans for weight loss and building muscle. And all of this is free!

35 Minute HIIT Workout for People Who Get Bored Easily

Betty Rocker is a fitness channel/website created and run by Bree Argetsinger. She has an entire Betty Rocker website. Here is her bio. She describes herself as: “C.H.E.K. (Corrective Exercise and High-performance Kinesiology) certified Exercise Coach, a Nationally Certified Structural Integration Practitioner (realignment of the body through manual therapy), an ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association) certified fitness nutrition practitioner, and an all around fitness motivator and champion of personal growth. I’ve written multiple cookbooks, and nutrition and fitness plans that have been successfully used by thousands of people.” On her website she has workout plans, meal plans and coaching, and it looks like it all costs money. But on her YouTube site, she has free workouts and cooking videos.

Cardio Barre (27 minutes) (lower body barre)

Back Attack (15:40 minutes, but the workout is 11 minutes) (strength/conditioning)

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