Getting started with simple beginner exercise routines can be as easy as just going to YouTube! Simple exercise routines of every variety can be found there. Everything from walking, yoga, pilates, stretching, cardio workouts, strength training-you name it! You can find it on YouTube! You can also do it in the comfort of your own home and many of them are free.
Sometimes our “relationship” with exercise is complicated. Feelings of intimidation or self-consciousness can deter us from exercise. Starting out with some simple beginner exercise routines through YouTube videos can help to ease us into exercise and take those “jitters” away. Here are 5 of my favourites!
Beginner Exercise Routines on YouTube
Leslie Sansone’s Walk At Home
Leslie Sansone’s Walk At Home program has been around for years and for good reason. It’s easy and it works. It is basically a “walk in place” routine with 4 basic movements which makes it easy to get accustomed to, right from the start. Leslie guides you through the walk and there are several videos on her YouTube channel so you’ll never get bored. There are different distances and intensity levels and is a great start for complete beginners.
The Best 15 Minute Beginner Workout-PopSugar Fitness
This video is a good starting point for strength training-even for beginners. I also like that the instructor shows you basic to advanced moves for the same exercise. This gives you something more to strive for when the workout is getting “too easy” for you.
Pilates For Beginners-Kait Coats at PsycheTruth
This is the video that I started Pilates on. For a novice like me, I found it helpful to do the video in stages and learn the correct positioning before moving on with the exercise on the video. Kait is an excellent instructor and she demonstrates the movements very well. Pilates is very good for strengthening and you’ll notice a difference in your core quite quickly!
Yoga For Complete Beginners-Yoga With Adrienne
This is the go-to guide for everything you need to start a yoga practice. Adrienne is an excellent teacher and demonstrates each of the movements very well. Like the Pilates video, I would suggest getting comfortable with the movements as you go along. You don’t have to master it all in one “go”, but ease your way through the video. Yoga with Adrienne is one of the best sites out there for yoga at any level. This is an excellent beginner’s tutorial.
The Beginner Arm Workout with Tiffany Blair
This arm workout is perfect for the complete beginner. You don’t even need to start with special equipment. Tiffany guides you through the exercises and emphasizes the main points to follow thru on to give you the best results. 10 minutes and your done!
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What is great about these videos is that the exercises are not particularly long (10-30 minutes) but really give you an adequate workout. It is always nice to have a “backup plan” as well when the weather outside is not cooperating for exercise, or things didn’t work out as planned. You can always pick up a quick and effective video for a beginner exercise routine at home.
If you’ve done these before, or you are looking for a change of pace with another routine, browse around YouTube! All of these instructors here have other videos to offer. You can even find some new ones to follow! YouTube is a virtual library of classes right at your finger tips. Enjoy your fitness class on YouTube today!
Frequently Asked Questions
When you are on the video page you want to save, “save it” to either “watch later” or to your “favourites”. You can also subscribe to the channel where you will not only get that video, but all videos that person or business creates. You can find these links in the left hand column of your YouTube.
Very rarely have I seen it, but occasionally they do have paid membership groups within YouTube. The majority of videos are free.
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