The Great 'best free online workouts' Hunt

edited 19 September 2013 at 5:53PM in Freebies (no spend required)
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edited 19 September 2013 at 5:53PM in Freebies (no spend required)
The Great 'best free online workouts' Hunt

Lots of fitness companies, especially those in the United States, let you stream free workout sessions. You can get celebrity trainers' programmes, including Gwyneth Paltrow's, on Youtube, and others often give you one week free in the hope you'll subscribe. What are your faves?

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  • londonlydialondonlydia Forumite
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    Youtube is bubbling over with free workouts. Personally I like ZuzkaLight channel, where the legendary Zuzka broke out from BodyRock (to which there is a huge online following).
  • Really like the Lionsgate BeFit channel - tonnes of different workouts including yoga, pilates, dance workouts, cardio/fat burning and great little express 10 min workouts.
  • oldvicaroldvicar Forumite
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    Not actually online, but free and with real human encouragement another good way to improve fitness can be found at www.parkrun.org.uk . Thousands participate every week.

    Don't be put off if you're not (yet) an elite athlete. Recent research has shown that older people and the (initially) overweight are particularly well represented groups at park run, as well as the young and svelte of course.

    I've participated for the past 3 weeks, from a rather unfit starting point, and despite the ignominy of being "final finisher" in my week 2 can confirm it's great fun.
  • Although this is an american site geared towards bodybuilding (and selling supplements) I find it fantastic for motivation and great workout programme. It is not all about getting really muscly either. Fit is the new skinny!
  • I'm really excited by everything I read about 'interval training' - it seems research has proved you can get fit in less time.

    I still do a traditional workout when I can, but when I'm short on time (or starving and need to exercise before I fill my belly) I try this:
    http://lifehacker.com/this-7-minute-research-based-workout-exercises-your-wh-498676327
  • CurlyCurly Forumite
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    http://www.6weeksixpack.com/

    The best one I have ever used. They send you an email with a work out for six weeks and tell you what to eat.

    There starting one on Monday so if you want a go sign up. They also do a competition for the best transformation

    And no spam
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    If you want to get with me there's some things you got to know,
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  • gentleorangegentleorange Forumite
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    Youtube is bubbling over with free workouts. Personally I like ZuzkaLight channel, where the legendary Zuzka broke out from BodyRock (to which there is a huge online following).

    Meh. I thought Zuzka was better on Bodyrock. She kind of bores me now. I don't like Bodyrock anymore either!

    Here is a truly awesome Gangnam Style workout http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TyPemAJCQI

    And here is old school Fonda (you have to put the videos in a playlist to play the whole thing continuously) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2lTkx1FXC0

    I have niche tastes...
  • Try sparkpeople.com for a variety of short fitness videos for strength, cardio or abs etc. The site also offers a free daily calorie tracker, a fitness tracker and healthy recipes. It is American based and encourages a community approach to healthy living. You can sign up for a daily motivational e-mail if you wish. :j :j :j
  • Daisy89Daisy89 Forumite
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    30 day shred by jillian michaels is brilliant and really works! But it works you hard!!!:rotfl:
    Started comping: Dec 08 :)
    Recent WINS: AEGON Classic tickets, face pack.
    I would like to win in 2014: Money (any!), festival tickets, any wedding stuff and a hotel stay/holiday!
  • FitnessBlender .com is the one I use; they have probably hundreds of vids on there and is it completely free. Many of them are equipment free as well.

    They do fitness programs that you do have to pay for but they're very cheap!
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