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20 Best YouTube Workout Channels for Every Type of Fitness

These YouTube workout videos include yoga, HIIT and dance classes from our favorite instructors.

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Whether you're not ready to go back to the gym in person or maybe you just don't want to spend the money on a gym membership, you can still get fit in the comfort of your own home. Our fitness experts at the Good Housekeeping Institute narrowed down the millions of YouTube workout videos to bring you only the best of the best. From Pilates-style workouts to high intensity interval training sessions, our top picks have something for everyone to start moving more and get into the exercise groove.

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1 Best for Sculpting Workouts: Tone It Up

Known for their upbeat personalities, Founders Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott have built a fitness empire with their workout method called Tone It Up. The majority of their workouts focus on toning and sculpting the body, using light weights and resistance bands to get the job done. They offer new daily workouts on their Tone It Up app, but you can take advantage of endless free workouts on their YouTube Channel as well.

2 Best for Sculpting Workouts: Zuzka Light

Known for her insanely chiseled physique and short but difficult workouts, Zuzka Light manages to create some killer YouTube exercise routines in just five to 10 minutes. If you're short on time but looking for effective movements to strengthen the body, this is the YouTube Channel for you.

3 Best for Sculpting Workouts: Tiffany Rothe Workouts

Tiffany has been a YouTube fitness sensation for years and once you take her classes you'll know why. Her personality is contagious and her moves will have you feeling the burn whether you're looking for cardio, toning, or stretching. We also love how she is now live-streaming classes for her followers.

4 Best for Cardio Workouts: POPSUGAR Fitness

From hip-hop dance classes to high intensity interval training, POPSUGAR Fitness offers an endless variety of workout classes and fitness tutorials on their YouTube Channel. They also feature workouts with special guest Celebrity Trainers like Kayla Itsines and Megan Roup. Some of our favorite workouts include the POPSUGAR tabata workouts and the no-equipment cardio sessions.

5 Best for Cardio Workouts: Jazzercise

We like to refer to Jazzercise as the OG of fitness classes, but the company has really come a long way since the 80's. They now feature a slew of workouts, from kickboxing to pilates and dance cardio. Their Home Workout Series is available for free on YouTube and is the perfect way to stay active at home.

6 Best for Yoga Workouts: Yoga with Adriene

Adriene is a skilled international yoga teacher and has a very calming energy about her. She offers a tremendous variety of yoga classes on her YouTube Channel, ranging from vinyasa flow to meditation practice. With over 10 million YouTube subscribers, she continues to put out exceptional yoga content for her followers.

7 Best for Yoga Workouts: Yoga with Kassandra

Want to improve your flexibility? Yoga with Kassandra features a variety of yoga classes on her YouTube Channel, but we especially like her stretching routines. From morning stretches to flexibility yoga, her classes are effective and easy to follow.

8 Best for Pilates Workouts: Blogilates

Award-winning Instructor Casey Ho is known for her infectious personality and crazy pilates-style moves that have you feeling the burn in minutes. Her YouTube Channel alone has over 5 million subscribers, and she has workouts ranging from full-body to arm and booty specific workouts. We love her recent Glow Up sessions to focus on a different part of the body each day of the New Year!

9 Best for Dance Workouts: 305 Fitness

305 Fitness offers some of the best online dance classes you can find, especially if you're looking for high-energy dance routines and cardio-based exercises. Though you'll need a subscription to access the full 305 at Home virtual library of live and on-demand content, 305's popular YouTube Channel frequently drops live YouTube dance workouts so you can get a quick sweat in during your lunch break!

10 Best for Toning Workouts: Mad Fit

Do you love working out to the beat of the music? Fitness YouTuber Maddie of Mad Fit choreographs toning workouts to the rhythm of songs that are topping the charts. We also love her apartment and neighbor friendly workouts that are effective but avoid jumping movements.

11 Best for Toning Workouts: Chloe Ting

With over 22 million YouTube subscribers, Chloe Ting is known for her unique sculpting exercise moves and time-savvy workouts. Plus, she is always posting different fitness challenges; a favorite of ours is her 2-week shred challenge that aims to strengthen and tone the entire body.

12 Best for Ab Workouts: Pamela Reif

Pamela Reif's motto is "quick and effective," and her YouTube Channel offers pretty killer ab and booty workouts to help you sculpt and tone. She gets down to business right away with the workout and doesn't spend time dilly-dallying. She also has a few celebrity special guests on her channel, like this ab workout with Jason Derulo.

13 Best for Leg Workouts: Hang Tight with Marcie

Marcie offers a variety of strengthening and high intensity workouts on her YouTube Channel. We love her leg and glute focused videos that emphasize toning and strengthening. Plus, most of her workouts are around 10 minutes, so it's a great quick fitness burst if you're limited on time.

14 Best for Strengthening Workouts: Bodybuilding.com

Looking to turn things up a notch in your workout regimen? Bodybuilding.com is for serious athletes looking to improve their strength training regimen. We love that their YouTube Channel features a ton of hardcore workouts and expert tips from the likes of IFBB Pros and professional bodybuilders.

15 Best for Full Body Workouts: Livestrong Women

Want to learn how to workout properly and with impeccable form? Livestrong Women has a very large library of workouts on their YouTube Channel, including tutorials that help you master every basic workout move from the squat to tuck jumps. They also feature awesome exercise challenges and delicious healthy recipes.

16 Best for HIIT Workouts: Holly Dolke

This Fitness YouTuber is known for her sculpted physique and washboard abs. Her workouts tend to be about 10-15 minutes long and include everything from toning to high intensity interval training. We love her Indoor Walking workouts to keep you active while staying at home.

17 Best for HIIT Workouts: Natacha Oceane

Looking for a quick but efficient intense workout? Natacha Oceane offers high intensity interval training workouts on her YouTube Channel and focuses on cardio moves to help you stay fit, burn fat, and boost cardiovascular stamina. Her no-equipment, no-noise workouts are great for working out at home.

18 Best for HIIT Workouts: Orangetheory

You don't have to make it to the Orangetheory studio to experience one of their incredible fitness classes. They have expanded their YouTube Channel to offer daily at-home workouts that range from about 30-45 minutes each. If you don't have fitness equipment on hand, Orangetheory gets creative and may have you use some household items like water jugs and cans of soup for the workout.

19 Best for Low-Impact Workouts: Body Project

Want to stay active but need to be careful on your joints? We love these low-impact workouts from the Body Project to stay active at home. They have a variety of videos for all different types of fitness levels on their YouTube Channel.

20 Best for Low-Impact Workouts: P.volve

A favorite among celebrities like Kate Bosworth, P.volve is a resistance-based, high-intensity, low-impact workout aimed to help strengthen and sculpt the entire body. Their YouTube Channel is full of toning-style workouts, as well as delicious healthy recipes.

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