Must-Read Health Apps And YouTube Channels To Keep Us Moving

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If you're looking for some motivation to stay active at home, especially for guys who work from home like me, I've got you covered. In addition to a large number of local gyms transitioning to online classes, the following apps and YouTube channels provide a variety of ways for people of all fitness levels to Be Active. Check them out now.


Gymshark is offering free workouts on its Gymshark Conditioning app – many of which need minimal equipment or use household objects, such as a chair. Whether you're wanting to tone your abs or get a full-body session done, these muscle workers are a surefire bet.


Previously reserved only for members, but opening up its app for everyone. It features over 400 different workouts of various levels, classes and advice on-demand to help anyone maintain both physical and mental health during the next tricky few weeks. PureGym will also be running daily live workouts on its social media channels.


It focuses on bodyweight exercises—such as burpees, squats and sit-up variations—which are easy to do anywhere, anytime. It also provides personalized high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts with useful audio coaching to help you get fit fast.


Successful strength training requires smart program planning, and that’s where JEFIT shines. The free version of the app has a database of more than 1,300 exercises to help you plan the specifics of your weightlifting sessions and track total reps and weights used in the training log tracker. The log helps you keep tabs on your body composition changes as well as you track your weight, body fat percentage and more independently. You can even connect with fellow lifters. The app also comes equipped with set training programs appropriate for all training levels for those who want to follow an expert rather than be one.


When dropping pounds is your primary goal, it’s important to pursue it with the one-two punch of effective exercise and smart nutrition. 8fit clearly delivers in both areas. It offers custom workout and food plans, encouraging lifestyle change over unsustainable diets.


Tell Sworkit the type of workout you’re looking for (strength, cardio, yoga, or stretching) and the amount of time you’ve got (anywhere from five minutes to an hour), and the app delivers the moves to follow during your sweat session.


Get access to 14-day training plans, High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) sessions, yoga and Pilates classes, and strength-based workouts, all from your phone. You can even filter the content by difficulty, target area, equipment, and duration to suit your needs.

Down Dog

Find your perfect flow. Whether it be Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, or Ashtanga this app has it all. Select the type of yoga you would like to perform, your experience level, and how much time you have, then settle in for your own personal session. Look out for the related Barre, HIIT and 7-minute workout apps too.


This app focuses on improving mobility in four areas: shoulders, hips, back, and ankles. Perform a mobility test when joining and then the app tailors the exercise to your specific need. A great way to counteract the impact of sitting for long periods of time.

The Body Coach TV

Joe Wicks, aka the Body Coach, has built a huge following by offering great home-based workouts with no equipment necessary. He is also streaming daily classes for children so it’s a great opportunity to get them to let off some steam and have fun!

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Krissy Cela

If you’re looking to build muscle, strength, and gain confidence, then you’ll want to check out Krissy Cela on YouTube. She offers a wide set of exercises ranging from intense weight training sessions to bodyweight workouts.

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Jeff Nippard

Jeff Nippard is a bodybuilder and internationally qualified powerlifter with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. His channel provides science-backed ways to build muscle, gain strength, and produce long-term weight loss.

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Kayla Itsines

Kayla Itsines took the fitness industry by storm by providing convenient, affordable at-home workouts that deliver results.

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Fitness Blender

Taught by husband and wife duo Daniel and Kelli Segars, Fitness Blender provides a wide array of at-home workouts ranging from high-intensity interval training, cardio, Pilates, and strength training.

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The Fitness Marshall

Taught by Caleb Marshall, the Fitness Marshall offers full-body workouts through dance for people of all ages, genders, and body types.

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Jeremy Ethier

This channel is focused on providing science-backed training and nutritional videos in order to help you become the best version of yourself. He is certified by NASM and FMS (functional movement screening), and a Kinesiology graduate based in Vancouver, Canada. He focus on providing unbiased information to help you optimize your training and nutrition.

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