More and More People are Following YouTube Fitness Vlogs

Woman doing floor exercise


For most people, their favorite workout class isn’t offered at the gym. It’s streaming on one amongst the thousands of YouTube fitness channels and delivered onto their TV, smartphone, or tablet.

YouTube doesn’t keep official stats on what number of videos are tagged “fitness” but the corporate reported that last year, viewers watched 5,500 years’ worth of yoga videos alone. That’s double the quantity from the previous year, per the corporate.

The more popular YouTube fitness stars have legion subscribers and many thousands of hits per video. Aside from the clickbaity thumbnails made using a YouTube thumbnail grabber, viewers are attracted by their convenience and their low cost, said Carol Garber, a professor of movement science at Columbia University, but they must proceed with caution.

Garber noted that a buff body isn’t enough of a credential. At a minimum, a reputable fitness certification is what your video instructor should hold. Here are the five popular fitness channels.

Jessica Smith Fitness

Smith may be a bestselling DVD fitness star who started seriously posting YouTube content a couple of years ago. Over 13 million views were the certified fitness instructor has logged to date. Two of her most viewed videos, low-impact walking and lower body exercises for people with bad knees, are the rationale beginners love her.

Fitness Blender

This channel lists many full-length workouts of each conceivable type, starring the husband-and-wife certified instructor team Daniel and Kelli Segar. With no ads or commercial interruptions, all of their content is free. Two million subscribers are where their channel is closing in on. Videos garner half 1,000,000 views or more weekly.


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Acacia TV

Besides its free YouTube postings, the latest upstart Acacia TV offers low-cost, unlimited streaming workouts featuring everything from gentle yoga to high-intensity cantonment. It’s building a gradual viewer base due to high-quality production and robust community support from its team of certified instructors on Facebook.


Cassey Ho is super cute and she’s also an authorized fitness instructor with a degree in biology. Showcasing traditional Pilates moves set to top 40 style tunes, viewers flock by the thousands to every of her signature “POP Pilates” video workouts with two million channel subscribers.


Czech beauty Zuzka Light has attracted quite 300,000 YouTube channel subscribers. Every video this blonde bombshell posts gathers many thousands of hits, often within hours. She may be a certified kettlebell instructor but also leads a large style of other workouts.