I've never been a huge fan of gyms. I know most people are too busy doing their own gym workouts to care what anyone else is doing, but I always get self conscious whenever I go to the gym. That's why Youtube workouts are so perfect for me. I can follow along with a "class" in the privacy of my own home. All I need is a mat and my tablet and I'm ready to go! I particularly like Jillian Michaels workouts because they're so intense that I feel like I've achieved an awful lot in only 20 minutes!
Here are my top 3 favourite Youtube workouts (all by Jillian Michaels).
This workout is about shedding fat while toning your core. She doesn't just work your abs, she also works your lower back to bring balance to the body.
The first time I did this workout, I barely made it past the warm up (which was also designed to work the abs). But over time, I've been able to do more and more of the workout every time I do it.
What I like most about this workout are the kick boxing moves in this workout. I also like it when she explains why the move is beneficial to your fitness and what area it is targeting.
This is my absolute favourite workout for so many reasons. It could be that the group of people working out are at all different levels of fitness and you can modify your own workout by mimicking the person closest to your level of fitness. It could be that Jillian focuses a lot on technique and how to do the moves correctly. It could be that she keeps up a steady stream of chatter, a mixture of encouragement and threats to keep you going! Whatever the reason, it's a fantastic workout for beginners.
I've realised that motivation is my biggest obstacle. I know what I need to do, but weekly and daily motivation can be hard to keep up!
What are your favourite workouts on Youtube that I should know about? :)