Get Stronger While You Sweat With POPSUGAR Editors' Favorite At-Home Workout Videos
Home workouts are like that staple bag you never want to leave without — no matter what you've been through, you can trust they'll hold the contents of your day in place (they're supportive, is what we're trying to say). Thanks to YouTube, there's a wide range of videos online that can help you attain your fitness goals. Want to get stronger? Trainers will lead you through that process. Planning on incorporating more HIIT into your weekly routine? No problem. Keep reading for videos that editors at POPSUGAR are loving. They include Tabata, full-body strength sessions, and even dance cardio. We hope you'll love them just as much as we do!
60-Minute Upper-Body and Cardio Workout From Sydney Cummings
NASM-certified personal trainer Sydney Cummings posts a new workout every day. Karenna Meredith, associate editor of trending and viral features at POPSUGAR, said it's hard for her to narrow down a favorite. "I love the fact that she's a certified trainer who alternates between cardio, strength, yoga, and more for a well-rounded experience. It's like having your own specialized training session without the cost!"
Meredith canceled her class membership at the beginning of shelter-in-place orders this year, so she uses Cummings's 60-minute videos to "fill the void. If she doesn't upload a full-hour routine, I'll just take a walk, run, or do one of her bonus workouts to feel like I'm getting my best experience."
15-Minute Full-Body Power Pilates From Isa-Welly Locoh-Donou
Tamara Pridgett, POPSUGAR associate fitness editor, likes this workout from Pilates instructor Isa-Welly Locoh-Donou. "I've been doing Pilates as a form of active recovery and I really love Isa-Welly's workouts," Pridgett said. "Her 15-minute full-body power Pilates video is my favorite, and is such a core challenger."
30-Minute Grit Cardio Workout From Les Mills
"This is by far the hardest home cardio workout I've ever done," said Maggie Ryan, POPSUGAR assistant fitness editor. "It's 30 minutes long and doesn't let up for a single second of that. The warmup alone could be a full cardio routine. Bonus points for the perfect music selection and Nina Dobrev cameo!" Check out more of Ryan's favorite home workouts here.
30-Minute Full-Body Strength-Training Workout From Class FitSugar
Jenny Sugar, POPSUGAR Fitness staff writer, pointed to this Class FitSugar video led by ACE- and NASM-certified trainer and strength and conditioning coach Betina Gozo. "This workout is simple but effective and includes the perfect combo of bodyweight and dumbbell moves," Sugar said. "I love Betina's upbeat energy, and I like that you can go heavier on the weights to increase the intensity. I also love the stretch section included at the end."
15-Minute '90s Dance Party Workout From MadFit
"This MadFit '90s dance video is my go-to cardio workout when I just want to move my body, especially after a long day of working from home," said Allison Ingrum, POPSUGAR operations support associate. "It's only 15 minutes, but this energetic, mood-boosting video still manages to make me break a sweat as I sing along to some '90s classics. I also love that it is very apartment-friendly both for space (she never moves off the mat) and noise (no jumping). You're welcome, neighbors!"
30-Minute No-Equipment Full-Body Workout From Class FitSugar
This Class FitSugar workout led by AFAA- and ACE-certified trainer Nicole Steen is a go-to sweat session for Yerin Kim, associate editor of trending and viral features at POPSUGAR. "Nicole explains every move so clearly and the modifications are great, so it was the perfect workout for me to dip my toes into getting used to exercising at home at the start of quarantine," Kim said. "Now, it's a part of my weekly rotation, and it's easily adjustable to make more challenging with advanced moves and added weights. As an added bonus, I just love Nicole's energy and positive vibe!"
12-Minute Full-Body Tabata Workout From Heather Robertson
I'm going to end this roundup with two home workouts I like to do myself. My tried-and-true app the past year and a half has been Peloton (the strength and HIIT videos are just what I need to elevate my mood and provide me with a challenge every time I press play). But when I want to change it up, this full-body Tabata workout from Canfitpro-certified trainer Heather Robertson flies by and leaves me panting. Plus, the fact that I can do the moves anywhere — since the session is equipment-free — is great, and the T push-ups are my favorite.
10-Minute Super Tabata Ab Workout From Class FitSugar
I love the way that Equinox instructor Raneir Pollard teaches his workouts ("with love," as he describes it). This Tabata-inspired ab workout is only 10 minutes but is effective at recruiting the core with a range of holds, planks, and crunch variations. Bonus points if you join him doing jazz hands during six-inch holds! Here are more Tabata workouts you can do right at home — there are plenty.