5 YouTube Workouts For When You Don’t Want To Leave The House

Just because you don’t feel like heading to the gym or leaving the house, doesn’t mean you can’t still get in a good workout at home. Whether you’re a yoga babe, you love to sweat out your week with an intense hiit session or you just love a good stretch, YouTube is packed with a tonne of free workouts you can do in your own home.

Perfect for if you’re at the start of your fitness journey or you’re a workout pro, we’ve compiled 5 workout videos that you can do at your own pace and easily incorporate into your morning or evening routine.

15 minute chair workout

Pamela RF is a YouTube fitspo Queen and this 15-minute chair workout will fit seamlessly into your morning routine. A little more advanced at some stages, this workout is full of positions that will work your core, arms, legs and test your upper body strength. Seriously, you’ll be tested.

If you’re just starting out, we recommend doing what we did and repeating the moves you can do and working your way up to the more intense moves.

No equipment 20 minute workout

With a counter that helps you time out your moves, this comprehensive workout gives us serious aesthetic goals vibes and leaves you just the right amount of sweaty by the end. Each exercise lasts for a minute and you’ll find yourself doing a combo of lunges, pilates, jumping jacks, some serious ab workouts, pushups and more!

20 minutes doesn’t seem like a long time but every minute you do this workout causes just enough pain to make you feel like you’ve been at the gym for an hour…and it’s worth it.

15 minute foam rolling and stretch routine

This is the one you do on a Sunday morning with a girlfriend in tow after you’ve conquered Zumba in your living room and before you head out to brunch.

A trainer with the Studio Tone It Up app, Stef chats through why stretching and foam rolling is important for your body and takes you through two minute mini-routines that target each muscle group and letting you know to pause when you find that killer knot you need to work out. Foam rolling seems to have burst on to the scene in the last couple of years and after doing this routine, we get it.

30-minute cardio and hiit workout

For you hardcore babes that love an intense workout, this 30-minute hiit series uses no equipment and is perfect as a solo workout or with a couple of girlfriends.

Take it at your own pace when you need while you work out your legs, arms, core and butt in this heart pumping routine run by Le Sweat founder Charlee. Her high energy and motivational bants create the perfect atmosphere for working up a sweat and you’ll find yourself in the right amount of pain by the end.

25 minute cardo-boxing

Warm-up. Kick ass. Stretch. Repeat.

This cardio-boxing routine will get your body moving and your heart pumping in no time. A really fun routine that you can do at your own pace, this is a great routine to switch up your weekend workout and workout your entire body.

What’s your favourite way to workout?

Written by Emily Blake

The source of our #fomo, Emily is constantly jetting overseas. A coffee aficionado, you’ll most likely find her swiping right on Tinder and daydreaming about her next adventure.

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  1. SarahBlair 03/01/2020 at 11:54 pm

    These will be very handy, with the price of gym memberships I am always looking for new ideas for getting fit at home for free!

  2. Alezandra 02/01/2020 at 11:53 am

    Oh what a good compilation of videos. I try to do Zumba at home using YouTube vids too and this might be a good break from the ones I watch. I am sure a bunch of people are again signing up at fitness centres/gyms to try to get fit. This is a good way to kickstart it by doing it at home without breaking the bank.

  3. Shorrty4life1 01/01/2020 at 10:04 pm

    These are absolutely perfect. My new years resolution is to get fit and lose weight so today was our first 1hr workout day at the gym and will continue each day along with healthy eating. I’m loving the chair workouts video. My favorite way to workout is at the gym by myself. I also like bike riding and walking as a family.

  4. candyjanenz 30/12/2019 at 4:13 pm

    These look like great work out videos expecially the cardo boxing one as I used to enjoy going to these type of classes. I think I will have to wait until all the kids are at kindy / school as currently if I try to exercise they want to jump up on me.

  5. Jen_Wiig 27/12/2019 at 12:44 pm

    Haha was just saying on yoga post how I needed to find some YouTube videos just like these ones shown… Its a sign I tell ya.
    This is awesome takes the work out of having to find a workout suitable… Yay Thankyou will be looking into these ones that’s for sure

  6. Micht 23/12/2019 at 7:27 pm

    I barely do leave the house..
    And getting healthier is my goal for the new year. Gyms scare me cos its so public… so will give this a go first…and see..

  7. MuddledUpMolly 21/12/2019 at 11:05 am

    These videos are awesome! I stopped going to the gym after my firstborn as I would rather spend the time with her and because I didn’t really need to go anymore but after my second I would really like to tone up and I need to start making the time for me to just get this done!

  8. dawnblyth 20/12/2019 at 7:46 pm

    I’ve been recently going to a gym with a friend and its been great to have a comrade in arms while working out. Someone to work along side and chat to while working out is a great way to work out.

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