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As the cold weather sets in, it can be more difficult to get out and move! Staying active in the colder months is essential for your overall health and wellbeing, so don’t let the cool temperatures interfere with your wellness goals.
One of the best ways to stay in shape while having fun is to follow senior fitness YouTube channels. With options for every fitness level and desired workout style, you’ll find enough variety to keep you going until spring! (Note: Be sure to speak with your doctor before embarking on a new fitness plan.)
Here are seven of the best channels to start your home fitness journey today.
This husband and wife team brings energy, enthusiasm and compassion with over 600 free videos. While they fill their videos with a lot of excitement, they also understand that everyone’s fitness journey moves at a different pace. Curated playlists include low impact
series for beginners or those with mobility issues. You can also search by video length, with many 10 minutes or less! The team releases a new video every week or two, along with nutrition plans and suggestions for those who want to pair their workouts with healthy meals.
If variety helps you stick to a fitness routine, the BeFit channel might be for you! BeFit has something for everyone with a collection of classic videos from fitness legends like Jane Fonda alongside new trainers like Jillian Michaels and Billy Blanks. It’s easy to search the collection for keywords like “standing” or “low impact” if you’re looking for a place to start your fitness journey.
With over 1,000 free videos and an energetic duo of trainers in the lead, the HASfit channel will keep you on track at every step of your fitness journey. The team focuses on curated wellness plans for all fitness levels, complete with meal ideas and motivational mantras. Start with the “Exercises for Seniors” playlist if you’re just beginning your fitness journey or if you need to stick to low-impact or seated workouts.
Created by a certified senior fitness expert, Senior Shape is dedicated to active aging at all stages. Here you’ll find a variety of workouts ranging from 10-minute low-impact seated videos to high-intensity full-body cardio classes. There are several categories of pain relief or stretches that target specific areas, so you can find a video to follow even on days when you have less energy or an injury to overcome.
If you want to choose from a wide variety of workouts and all aimed at seniors, Meredith’s channel is a great place to start. From workouts that use only body weight to classes with resistance bands and dumbbells, these videos are easy to follow and can support any fitness level. Frequent live workouts are a great way to incorporate fitness into your regular routine. Set an alarm to participate when Meredith guides a live (virtual) audience through a new routine, and you’ll feel like you’re in the classroom with other engaged peers.
This diverse chain is great to share with the whole family, including grandkids! With many coaches and series, The Body Coach produces videos that help kids train with their peers, parents, and communities. Other series, including a 7-Day Workout Challenge for Seniors, help take the guesswork out of planning a consistent fitness routine. As a bonus, many videos feature trainers working around the world, so you can take a virtual vacation while you train!
Walking is a great low impact cardio workout that can be accessed almost anywhere! If it’s easier to stay home while you exercise, get some virtual companionship with these home videos. Featuring different lengths and goals (like a “heart walk” or a “happy walk”), these videos make it easy to put on your sneakers and get closer to your 10,000 daily steps.
Whether you’re just beginning your fitness journey or looking for exciting new activities to try at home, these fitness chains offer nearly endless variety to keep you fit and engaged every step of the way!