11 of the Best Video Workouts You Can Do Anywhere

 by Linda Melone

No gym? No problem. Pop in one of these DVDs, fire up one of these apps or stream YouTube videos in your living room for a great workout in the privacy of your own home. No need to deal with crowded gym classes, music that’s too loud or instructors that go too fast for beginners.


No gym? No problem. Pop in one of these DVDs, fire up one of these apps or stream YouTube videos in your living room for a great workout in the privacy of your own home. No need to deal with crowded gym classes, music that's too loud or instructors that go too fast for beginners. With each of these video workouts, you can exercise on your own schedule, add your own music (and adjust the volume accordingly) and progress at your own pace. Time to get your sweat on!

1. Motion Traxx

Let top trainers like Tom Holland, Amy Dixon, Jessica Smith and Paul Katami push you through your next workout. These Equinox trainers will take you through a variety of cardio workouts designed for running outdoors or on a treadmill, biking, the elliptical and more. Download the Motion Traxx app to your phone and choose between 20-, 40- and 60-minute high-intensity workouts to take your workout to the next level.

Related: Find more info and give Motion Traxx a try.

2. BeFIT YouTube Channel

Fitness trainers Jillian Michaels, Jane Fonda, Denise Austin and others help you get in shape through the BeFIT channel, which offers free workout videos. Choose from videos designed for every fitness level and goal, such as slimming your waistline, toning your arms or sculpting your abs. Workouts range from dancing to cardio to strength building to Pilates and more. So subscribe and start looking and feeling your best.

Related: Find more info and give BeFIT a try.

3. Fitness Blender

YouTube husband-and-wife fitness team Daniel and Kelli offer three to six new, free workout videos every week on Fitness Blender. You'll also find printable workout routines and healthy recipes. Choose from full-length workout videos like Pilates, HIIT, boot camps and strength training. And their archives are searchable by workout duration, caloric burn, difficulty, body-part focus, workout time and equipment needed.

Related: Find more info and give Fitness Blender a try.

4. Barre Amped Cardio Fat Burn

For a low-impact and high-fat-burning workout, check out Suzanne Bowen's DVD that contains four different barre-inspired workouts. She presents a gentle yet effective method of training that is guaranteed to make you sweat and boost your heart rate. She features a variety of longer cardio intervals as well as low-impact fat-blasting and sculpting exercises that hit every major muscle group.

Related: Find more info and give Barre Amped a try.

5. MoveMeFit

You'll find more than 1,000 online workouts at MoveMeFit.com, which curates online workouts, many from YouTube and DVDs, to help you achieve your specific goals. Plug in the length of time you can devote to exercise (from 15 to 60 minutes), your focus (be it toning, endurance or other) and the type of training you'd like (from yoga or dance to cardio and Pilates and more). Popular workouts include SixPack Abs with XHit and FuseDance Cardio with Tracey Mallet.

Related: Find more info and give MoveMeFit a try.

6. Physique 57

If you can't make it to one of Physique 57's studios in New York or Los Angeles, you can still tone up and prep for summer with its videos on demand. You can watch them a la carte or purchase a monthly subscription. The newest is Physique Cardio Burn, where you'll twist and tuck your way through fat-burning cardio barre sequences designed to strategically burn calories, pump up your metabolic rate and chisel your abs and obliques into tight, trim shape. They also offer DVDs to help you stay fit at home.

Related: Find more info and give Physique 57 a try.

7. 21-Day Superhero Unleashed Program

Voted one of the hottest new trainers by Women's Health magazine, NASM-certified personal trainer and Level 1 CrossFit coach Emily Schromm offers online training for $21, which includes daily workout videos and nutritional tips and tricks. She also features a 21-day challenge, a program that awards points for adhering to daily healthy habits like avoiding sugar and abstaining from alcohol. The program centers heavily on the Paleo diet and CrossFit workouts, but anyone can benefit from her philosophy of eating cleaner and getting stronger.

Related: Find more info and give the 21-Day Superhero Unleashed Program a try.

8. XTFMAX: Find Your Shape DVD Set

This 90-day program features variable exercise plans that work within four different fitness levels, from beginner to advanced, for total-body conditioning. Workouts include a fat-burning cardio workout, a total-body "blitz" and ones that target your core, legs and arms. The program also includes a planning calendar and a nutritional guide to help you "shred fat and build long, lean muscle."

Related: Find more info and give XTFMAX a try.

9. Power Yoga for Every Body

With more than 20 routines that range from 20 to 120 minutes, Power Yoga for Every Body contains workouts for both beginners and experienced practitioners. Yoga instructor Barbara Benagh uses her Slow Flow method of Vinyasa (poses that flow together) while emphasizing alignment and breath. You can choose from morning or evening routines and flows for flexibility, strength, balance, stress relief or relaxation.

Related: Find more info and give Power Yoga for Every Body a try.

10. Body Beast

For those who want to build a muscular physique in 90 days, Body Beast combines intense weightlifting workouts with nutrition tips for any level of fitness enthusiast. Developed by Sagi Kalev, world-renowned trainer and former two-time Mr. Israel, the prescribed sets and reps are geared to enhance testosterone production to develop muscle mass. And while the marketing is primarily aimed at men, women can absolutely benefit from the program as well.

Related: Find more info and give Body Beast a try.

11. Livestrong.com’s STRONGER

Total self-promotion, we admit, but this series of 10 video workouts is seriously effective. Join our host Nicky Holender as he leads you through these 30-minute HIIT workouts you can do with just your body weight. We've even put together an eight-week plan to get you started. Combine it with MyPlate calorie tracking and you're well on your way to the body you've always wanted.

Related: Find more info and give STRONGER a try.

What Do YOU Think?

Have you ever done any of these video workouts before? What did you think? What are some of your favorite workout videos, apps or YouTube channels? What are some of your other favorite free ways to get fit? Let us know in the comments below!

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