Friday, September 21, 2012

You Tube for Fitness

I had blogged a while back about changing out your work outs because your body gets used to the same ole' same ole'. I have been doing this using You Tube and have found a great resource called "Be Fit." It has a variety of trainers including Jillian Michaels from "The Biggest Loser," and more, but today I am going to focus on what I have been doing with Jillian.

I have to say I really like Jillian's style of working out, for instance while most trainers will have alternate legs during lunges, she works one at a time really working that leg hard. I also love that she incorporates both lower and upper body work outs making for not only a muscle toning work out, but cardio as well. Jillian is not for the faint of heart, she will have you working hard, sweating, and yelling "Your killing me!" Jillian gives modifications for all the videos making it easy for every level to do.

Jillian has a variety of work outs on Be Fit, but the ones I enjoy are the ones which have multiple videos. Using them one after another makes for a very excellent work out. "No More Trouble Zones" is a circuit work out, which is made up of nine videos including warm up, and cool down. This work out is challenging enough for me, but at the same time totally kicks my butt.

The other series I have done by Jillian is called "30 Day Shred," which includes five levels. This appears to be from a DVD not sure it is all there, but I know what is, is great. I have currently done the first two levels, which are 27:56 minutes long, and let me tell you along 27:56 minutes they are. Not sure of what is to come next, but the first two levels are done in circuit style like the one mentioned above. I had no idea there were five until I went to get the link, you will need to search for levels 4, 5 and 6. None of those appeared until I started searching for a good link to put up. The link here is for level one.

So, today I added to my exercise play list another series by Jillian called "Banish Fat Boost Metabolism." In this circuit work out there is a series of nine videos which includes the warm up, and cool down. I watched a little bit of the first video, and was hooked, kick boxing, love it!!! I have noticed that these are shorter videos about 7 minutes, so they will definitely have to be done one right after another, as with "No More Trouble Zones."

To play all the videos in a row on your TV add them all in order.

Curious to know if there are others who use You Tube for fitness, if you do who is your favorite trainer? Which channels do you subscribe to? What is your favorite You Tube work out?

   Here is a clip of circuit two from Banish Fat Boost Metabolism.


  1. I've never thought of using YouTube to exercise! Great idea! I'm featuring you in this week's Natural Living Link-Up! Thanks for linking up with us!

  2. I have heard some great things about Jillian, but I never thought of going to youtube for ideas! what great advice. Thanks for linking up with favorite thing :)