The YouTube Channels You Should Follow If You're Into Home Fitness

Thanks to technology, you don't even have to leave your house and go to the gym to get a good workout. And thanks to COVID-19, more people are inclined to stay home. According to McKinsey & Company, more than 10 percent of Americans set up home gyms or accessed fitness resources online during the pandemic. And 70 percent of those people intend to maintain or increase their use of online fitness offerings.

A quick search of the word 'workout' on YouTube brings up everything from pilates and dance parties to bodybuilder lifting guides. With so many options though, it can feel impossible to know where to start, especially if you're new to the fitness world.

Thankfully, there are options available for anyone and everyone, no matter your fitness level or goals. Even if you hate working out, there are videos for you. So roll out the mat, grab some dumbbells, and find out more about the best YouTube channels to follow if you're into home workouts.

Feel the stretch

One of the most popular fitness influencers is Cassey Ho of Blogilates. Her YouTube channel boasts over 7.55 million subscribers and 1,000 videos about pilates, Tabata, stretching, and more. According to Good Housekeeping, Ho's "infectious personality" and "innovative moves" are just some of the reasons to love Blogilates, noting that her Glow Up sessions are also especially great.

Another plus is if you're looking for a fitness community and not just videos, Blogilates is a good fit for you. What started as a few YouTube videos back in 2009 has exploded into an empire. The Blogilates brand sells merchandise, has a blog, and produces monthly calendars so you know exactly which workouts to do. In fact, following the calendars offers the perfect opportunity for motivation if you need an accountability group. Each month the channel brings a mixture of workouts that will work your entire body and help you feel more flexible.

When it doubt, dance it out

If you like your workouts to feel more like a party and less like exercise, The Fitness Marshall is for you. Caleb Marshall, the founder, takes popular songs and turns them into a dance party. The best part? The videos are perfect for people of any fitness level, and Marshall's body-inclusive dancers will make you feel more than welcome to bust some major moves. Each video is the length of a song, so you can customize your workout to be as short or as long as you want. It's the perfect way to start your day or unwind after work. From Megan Thee Stallion to Bongo Cha Cha Cha (yes, the TikTok song), there's never a dull moment on this channel.

Once you've gotten a lot of Pilates and dance party practice, you may be looking for something a little more serious. Thankfully, there are plenty of options for high-intensity workouts, too.

Kick it up or wind it down

If you're looking to seriously sweat, Pamela Reif is your girl. Her workouts cover legs, arms, and everything in between. She was recognized by Good Housekeeping for having the best ab workouts on YouTube, and her videos even feature celebrity guests — like Jason Derulo — at times. Like Blogilates, her channel features everything from dance workouts to stretching. One glance at the comment section shows that these workouts aren't for the faint of heart (via YouTube).

Once you've sweat so much, you'll probably want to chill. Yoga with Adriene is all about "finding what feels good" without worrying about contorting yourself into impossible poses. Yoga with Adriene is ranked on Yoga Journal's best YouTube channel list, saying that watching one of these videos is like "you've stepped into the class of a friend." Her videos are super relaxing and offer a variety of topics.