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10 YouTube Workouts We Can Do In Our Living Rooms With Zero Equipment

by Sarah Bregel
Sarah Bregel is an editor at LittleThings.com covering entertainment, trending stories, adorable stuff, parenting, and more. She is also a freelance writer, mom of two, dog mom, feminist, and deep-breather.

Exercise is important for so many reasons. Not only can it help us to get or stay fit, but it can also keep us mentally healthy, as well.

Right now, we could probably all use a bit of a brain boost, and without the ability to hit the gym or even head to our local park to exercise, home workouts are the way to go.

The thing about exercising at home is that it gets boring if you don’t mix it up. Plus, doing the same workout over and over means you won’t get the results you really want. You need to challenge yourself to make working out really worth it. With that being said, there are plenty of ways to challenge yourself in a workout, whether it’s more of a mind-body, endurance, or strength training program.

The good news is that staying fitness-focused doesn’t have to change even though our lives have. We have so many great workout routines right at our fingertips. It can be totally tough to narrow down which kind of workout to try, though. So we’ve made things easy.

Here are 10 of the best YouTube workouts out there so you can stay safe and keep moving.

25-Minute HIIT Workout From Fitness Blender

If you’ve never done an HIIT workout before, beware: They are tough! HIIT stands for high-intensity interval training, so you can expect these workouts to be fast and challenging. The good news is that they go by quickly, especially this one from Fitness Blender. Every move is different, so it flies right by, but it will definitely leave you feeling like you had a great workout.

30-Minute Kickboxing Workout From Popsugar

Kickboxing is an amazing way to release some pent-up energy. It’s also fun to learn how to kick and punch! This kickboxing workout from Popsugar is definitely tough and will get you sweating. But it’s also great because there are tons of modifications offered throughout the workout, so you’ll have some options. If you’ve never kickboxed before, this one is pretty easy to follow because there aren’t complex combinations.

20-Minute Beginner Yoga From Yoga With Adrienne

Adrienne from Yoga With Adrienne is a total joy to watch and to practice with. She’s quirky and loves to laugh at herself, which feels like a nice reprieve from the seriousness of yoga. In this 20-minute video, Adrienne takes viewers through a beginner practice that’s a perfect introduction to yoga. For newbies, chances are you’ll become a fan of hers and of yoga after trying this video!

30-Minute Cardio Workout From 'Self'

This workout is great because you’ll know exactly what to expect. The sequence repeats a few times, so if you aren’t sure of the moves at first, you’ll catch on quickly and be able to do them with confidence. The short 30-second intervals make the workout fly right by in no time, too!

Hip-Hop Tabata From Popsugar

If you really don’t like working out, maybe a dance routine is the thing to get you moving. This hip-hop Tabata class is so much fun and doesn’t slack on the fitness, either. You’ll move your body the entire time, and you’ll even get your twerk on!

15-Minute Dance Workout From Love, Sweat, Fitness

This dance workout is tons of fun. The pace of the workout definitely varies, giving you time to catch your breath while still working up a sweat. It’s super motivating, and because it’s only 15 minutes, you can basically fit it in just about any time!

45-Minute Kickboxing Workout From Popsugar

Doing a 30-minute workout is great when you’re short on time, but if you’re looking for something a bit longer, try this 45-minute kickboxing routine. It’s a bit more of an advanced workout with some intense kicks and tricky combinations, so you’ll really have to find your strength. It’s totally fun and empowering, though, which will have you coming back to it again and again.

1-Hour Vinyasa Flow Yoga From Yoga Dose

Vinyasa yoga is usually marked by a flowing practice where participants match their breath with their movement. The practices are typically on the more advanced side because you’re going quickly from pose to pose. People who love Vinyasa say that they feel amazing when they’re finished, though. This hour-long practice is a great way to get zen and work up a sweat.

15-Minute Walking Workout From Holly Dolke

If you find walking boring and you aren’t a fan of running (or you just don’t have anywhere to do either!), then this at-home walking workout could be just what you need. It uses unique moves to spice up your boring walk, and it can all be done from your living room. It’s a quick way to work up a sweat and walk your way to better health!

20-Minute Low-Impact HIIT Workout by MadFit

HIIT is a great way to exercise, but it’s definitely not for everyone because it’s usually high impact, meaning it has tons of jumps and other moves that can be tough on the joints. That’s why this low-impact HIIT workout is great. It has all the intensity of interval training without being tough on the body.