The 25 Best YouTube Workout Accounts to Follow

13 YouTube Accounts to Follow for the Best Workout Videos

Try a routine from one of the best YouTube workout channels for the (free!) proof that fitness doesn't have to be expensive, just effective. From yoga to HIIT and weight lifting to cycling, these 25 accounts offer pretty much any type of exercise you could wish for, from the comfort of your own home gym (aka living room).

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Joanna Soh

Joanna Soh, an ACE- and NASM-certified trainer, brings personal training to your living room via her upbeat workout videos. The fitness pro provides kickass circuits, strength challenges that call for 1,000 squats and lunges, and more. Your leg muscles are going to be on fire from these exercise the very best way. (

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Michelle Lewin

If you want to get creative with your workout equipment, head over to Michelle Lewin's channel for inspiration. Lewin's account features innovative workouts designed to be done with your dog or your partner, as well as routines that make the most of small stools, chairs, and backpacks to strengthen your muscles. She definitely shares some of the best YouTube workout videos, and all of them contain captions in Spanish — so both English and Spanish speakers will have no trouble following along with the intense routines.

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Crunched for time? Many of MadFit's workout videos are just 10–15 minutes long, and they all target a specific muscle group (think: abs, butt, and arms). Here's your proof that you can always sneak in a workout!

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Shameless plug alert (!) but follow Shape on YouTube for exercise videos that also serve as deep dives into workout form (from how to do a proper Chaturanga to learning to master barbell clean and jerks). You can also find 30-day challenges and behind-the-scenes peeks of Shape's cover shoots. Whether you prefer some tough love from Jillian Michaels or you're just looking for some tried-and-true at-home workout videos, you'll find them here.

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Kukuwa Fitness

With its high-energy dance workouts and upbeat tunes, Kukuwa Fitness makes exercising actually fun. In each video, ACE-certified fitness professional Kukuwa Kyereboah-Nuamah and her fellow dancers will teach you how to effortlessly tackle intimidating dances synced to a blend of Central, East, South, West, and North African rhythms. You're guaranteed to smile and sweat through the whole routine. (

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Studio SWEAT onDemand

Love spinning but hate the hefty price tag of a monthly membership to a swanky studio? Studio SWEAT's workout videos are basically private cycling classes that you can take on an indoor bike at the hotel gym or your bike trainer in your garage — no boutique studio required. (

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ACE-certified trainer Cassey Ho of Blogilates offers short, free Pilates workout videos that can either be done alone to target specific muscle groups or strung together to make a full-body workout. Her fun yet professional attitude and massive library of the some of the best YouTube workout videos have earned her more than 6.5 million (!) subscribers.

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Koboko Fitness

ACE-certified personal trainer Kola Olaosebikan's YouTube account is here to make home fitness so much easier. Her best YouTube workout videos range from five to 30 minutes; cover upper body, lower body, and abs; and most are completely equipment-free (don't worry, they'll still make you feel strong AF). If you're struggling to get yourself off the couch and onto the mat, Olaosebikan also has workout videos dedicated to fitness motivation.

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Jessica Smith

Jessica Smith's channel makes the cut for the best YouTube workout accounts for her approach to fitness alone. "Exercise shouldn't be punishment for what you ate or simply a means of burning calories; it can be a vehicle for self appreciation and improvement," reads her YouTube bio. Amen, sister. Find anything from yoga videos to strength training workouts to do at home on her channel.

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alo Yoga

Stretch out all the kinks from some of the other best YouTube workout videos using the zen videos from apparel brand alo Yoga. Don't worry: They're not trying to sell you on anything during their functional flow or the seven days of gratitude — except for, you know, flexibility and inner peace.

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Whether you're looking for quick, equipment-free workouts or dumbbell routines that will seriously strengthen your arms, calves, butt, or back, BullyJuice (aka Darryl Williams) has just the videos for you. His account is filled with workout videos fit for any fitness level as well as updates on his own fitness journey. Plus, each workout features a running clock in the corner, so you don't need a fancy fitness tracker to stay on top of the time.

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CrossFit HQ

For a WOD without the wait, build your own CrossFit routine with a mash-up of moves from the CrossFit HQ YouTube channel. The form demos and at-home workout ideas will keep your muscles stoked — even without stepping foot into a box. They also feature protein-rich post-workout recipes to help you refuel after these exercises.

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Fightmaster Yoga

You better believe Lesley Fightmaster knows how to deliver an effective workout with a last name like that. She's a 500-hour certified yoga instructor — with an incredibly soothing voice, BTW — and uploads a new video every week, so there's no such thing as a stale yoga routine on her Fightmaster Yoga channel. Want some recs? If you're short on time, go for the 13-minute quickie exercise video — and if you want to build strength and flexibility, try this 38-minute routine.

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BodyFit by Amy

Amy Kiser Schemper, a Los Angeles–based NASM-certified trainer, proves in her BodyFit by Amy videos that super-effective workouts don't need to suck up hours of your day. Take this 30-minute Tabata video, for example: After a warm-up, you'll work through high-energy circuits that will make you start sweating fast. Her best YouTube workout videos run the fitness gamut from 10–45 minutes and from total-body routines to workouts targeting specific areas such as the abs or obliques. She even has a series of BabyFit videos for new moms.

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MOVE Fitness

Known for her "Trap N Tone" workouts, Keaira Lashae's MOVE Fitness YouTube account is filled with Tabata workout videos using dumbbells or resistance bands, all synced up with hip hop music. Plus, she live streams hour-long workouts on her channel, so if you need a buddy to push through a heart-pumping workout with, Lashae is your gal.

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Brittne Babe

Along with rocking some killer workout looks, Brittne Babe knows how to get in an intense exercise routine any time, any place. On her YouTube account, you'll find cardio beach workouts, 21-day challenges, and strength training routines, along with nutrition tips and personal life updates. You'll want to throw on your most stylish 'fit and load one of her videos ASAP. (A great Brittne Babe vid to try first? The adorable workout she did with her mom.)

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The Fitness Marshall

For an upbeat dance workout that will leave you both sweating and hysterically laughing, turn to the Fitness Marshall, aka Caleb Marshall. Each of the Fitness Marshall's three- to four-minute workout videos features Marshall and his "backup booties" dancing to a certified bop, such as Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande's "Rain on Me" and Lizzo's "Good as Hell." Even if you have two left feet, you'll be able to follow along with the simple, cardio-based moves and the team's directions.

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Obi Vincent

A self-described food lover, CrossFit lifter, and Oreo junkie, Obi Vincent is your go-to source for weight lifting and strength training tips. Each week, Vincent posts videos of bodyweight and equipment-required workouts for specific muscle groups, his personal workout routines, and lighthearted clips of him trying workouts outside of his wheelhouse (think: bouldering, judo, and gymnastics). It's the ideal combination of hardcore workout session and easygoing entertainment.

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REFIT Revolution

Founded by Angela Beeler, Catherine Ballas, and Emily Field, REFIT Revolution is a hub for the best dance cardio workout videos featuring today's top hits and blasts from the past, such as "Level Up" by Ciara and "Love Shack" by the B-52s. You'll love the YouTube account's easy-to-follow choreography, helpful cues, and overall girl-power attitude.

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The Jump Rope Dudes

Sick of mindlessly hopping up and down with a jump rope? Let the Jump Rope Dudes help you take your cardio workout up a notch. Every week, founders Dan and Brandon post jump rope workout videos guaranteed to get your heart rate pumping, from Muhammad Ali-style routines to ones crafted with beginners in mind. The best part: You only need a rope to get started.

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Heather Robertson

If you want to pull up a YouTube workout and get to work — no frills, fuss, or chatting — then Heather Roberston's workout channel is for you. (FYI, she's a certified personal training specialist from Canadian Fitness Professionls.) Cue up any of her hundreds of interval-based exercise videos using various types of equipment or bodyweight and follow along as she does the moves with you. Scroll through to find no-jump and low-impact options, apartment-friendly workouts, and no-repeat workouts for when you need to be distracted with new moves for the entirety of the session.

The best part? Since she's not verbally instructing, you get to jam to her music during the workout or could totally turn on your own. (Just watch for the on-screen timer so you know when to switch moves!) If you're looking for a more structured plan, she's got you covered as well; Robertson offers a free 12-week workout plan (among others) you can follow along with to reach your goals.

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Sydney Cummings

NASM-certified trainer Sydney Cummings is a fan favorite for a reason: the certified personal trainer drops a new, free workout video every day. And by doing so, Cummings keeps her followers engaged and excited to hit the gym — or the living room — for a killer routine. Not feeling the workout video of the day? No worries; you can choose your own adventure from her archives, be it a 15-minute butt builder routine or a 40-minute arms and abs workout. Whatever home workout video you choose, you're sure to break quite a sweat and do it while smiling thanks to Cummings' peppy demeanor.

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Melissa Alcantara

Odds are you've already heard of Fit Girl Mel, aka Melissa Alcantara — after all, the Fitplan app trainer has a casual 1 million followers on Instagram and is also Kim Kardashian's trainer (NBD). But if you haven't tried any of her best YouTube workout videos, it's about time you did. The tutorial and form clips will make sure you're on the right (and safest) track for toning your body. Then, once you've mastered the moves, you'll be ready to get moving with Alcantara in one of her routines — get ready to turn up the intensity.

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Mr. and Mrs. Muscle

This duo is pretty much the definition of "couple goals." Hailing from the United Arab Emirates, Mr. and Mrs. Muscle are dedicated to delivering fast and effective HIIT workouts that can be done with just bodyweight or minimal equipment — plus, they're both Advantage IQ level 3 certified personal trainers. You can mix and match workout videos, opting for a quick 10-minute cardio routine one day and then a 20-minute 'Full Body Burn' on another. Or you can simply stick to one of the pre-made workout video playlists, which make following a routine and/or focusing on one area even easier.

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Kym Perfetto

While her Instagram feed is full of badass biking shots, cycling is only some of NASM-certified trainer Kym Perfetto's YouTube content. (Although, fun fact, she was an elite bike racer and a founding instructor at SoulCycle.) Head over to her KymNonStop channel and you'll find some of the best YouTube workout videos on the world wide web. Whether it's a six-minute homemade sandbag routine or a 20-minute cardio kickboxing fitness video, Perfetto is set on making you sweat.

What really makes the Apple Fitness+ Trainer's channel stand out are her accessible workout videos. Take her seated cardio and core workout video, for example. After a 10-minute warm-up, you'll power through strengthening exercises, such as butt lifts and tricep dips — all of which can be done without equipment. (Give one of her workout videos a try with this five-minute abs blast.)

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