Saturday, 12 September 2015

Top 5 YouTube Workout Videos | Saturday Series: Fit-spiration 1 of 6

DISCLAIMER: I am NOT a personal trainer or a  fitness expert by any means. Working out and living a healthy, active lifestyle is just something I really enjoy. I have taken a lot of fitness classes and received a lot of advice from people I know who are professionals in the fitness realm, on top of doing a lot of my own research. These posts will be a combination of everything I've learned. 
The series I have decided to start this week is fit-spiration! This series will span over the next 6 Saturdays and cover a whole range of fitness related topics- I really hope you guys like it!

I decided about a year ago that I wanted to take my health and fitness a lot more serious again as I kind of fell off the wagon fitness-wise. I immediately began doing research about workouts and healthy recipes and was astounded by how much amazing content there is on YouTube in the fitness realm!

I have decided that to kick start this series I would share with you my top 5 favourite workout videos that I've found on YouTube. Some of these are from legitimate health/fitness channels but the majority are from more lifestyle based channels. I've done all these workouts multiple times and I really love them all.

I'm a huge lover of Anna and her entire family and I absolutely love this workout! I suppose it is technically Lucy's workout, but is in on Anna's channel. This workout is amazing for toning and shaping without bulking up. 
I really love all the workouts that Cassey posts (as well as her recipe videos and her personal videos), but this is definitely my favourite. It's 4 super challenging moves that leave my muscles with a nice burn. I really like that she does the videos in real time so you can do the workout along with her. She is very motivating!
3. Gabi
This isn't the most professional video out there but the exercises are very effective. I love that she does high rep with low weight because that's the kind of workouts I love- I just want to be fit, toned, and healthy but I don't want to be bulky.
Niomi is an absolute goddess in my mind! She is the epitome of everything I want to be. I love that her workout is straight forward and easy to follow. Two exercises per body part is easy to remember and easy to manage. It's not too much- she also includes a little recipe for a pre-workout smoothie and a coupon code for AMAZING workout clothes as well.
Rachael makes me laugh so much in this video! Her exercises are great and she keeps you in a good mood whilst watching as she really does ring true to the lazy girl in me. 
BONUS: Blogilates
As a little bonus I decided to include this video by Cassey. After doing this I actually do feel taller, as silly as that sounds. I love doing these exercises on my rest days as it's not really a true workout.
What are your favourite workout videos on YouTube or favourite fitness channels? Please do let me know!

Thanks for reading, xo, Katelyn