Fitness: Just Dance videos and playlist on YouTube


My Just Dance playlist:

You may already know that I love YouTube workouts. But I've recently discovered a Nintendo Wii game that is seriously addictive - Just Dance! I wasn't sure whether I wanted to buy a Wii just for this game, so as usual, I turned to YouTube.

All I need is an empty space, my tablet, internet connection, this playlist and I'm flinging my arms and legs about in no time along with the cute digital characters! (Plus, no need to brave the chilly weather to get to a gym class!!)

I've arranged the Just Dance videos in this order so that it starts off pretty easy and you can warm up. Then the dances get slightly more difficult and more energetic to get the heart pumping a bit faster!

Feel free to check out the playlist on my YouTube channel or browse the videos individually below.

Just Dance - Miss Understood (Sammie)

Just Dance - Primadonna girl (Marina and the Diamonds)

Just Dance - Starships (Nicki Minaj)

Just Dance - Rich girl (Gwen Stefani)

Just Dance - I kissed a girl (Katy Perry)

Just Dance - Call me maybe (Carly Rae Jepson)

Just Dance - Kiss You (Sweat version) (One Direction)

Just Dance - Party Rock Anthem (LFMAO)

Just Dance - Dynamite (Taio Cruz)

There are PLENTY of other Just Dance videos out there. Which ones do you love? Please let me know in the comments section below!

Fitness: Favourite youtube workouts


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).

Jillian Michaels: 6 Week Six-Pack Abs Workout

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.

Jillian Michaels: Banish Fat Boost Metabolism Complete Workout

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.

The Biggest Loser Last Chance Workout

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? :)