The Best Beginner Exercise YouTube Videos

So I am finally getting back into my workout flow. I haven't been to the gym in a while and with this weather I don't plan on going anytime soon. It's cold, icy and full of slush right now in the city so I tend to hibernate. I still want to be active and get some workouts in so I turn to my favorite free way with YouTube.

If you do a search on YouTube for exercise for beginners you get over 3 million hits! There are even big names like Jillian Michaels and Denise Austin to videos of Zumba gym classes to videos of small trainers trying to get their name out. Here are my favorites:

Disco Sweat My favorite of Richard Simmons. I LOVE him because it is so entertaining and inspiring. He knows just the right thing to say to keep you going even if you want to quit. (Embedding was disabled for this video)

Quiet Cardio Workout
One of my favorites ways of breaking a sweat without disturbing my downstairs neighbors.

START! Walking at Home 3 Mile Walk
I love doing Leslie Sansone's walk videos because it's super easy to do and you still break a sweat!

Easy Zumba Class. Of course I had to add Zumba which I can't even call exercise because I have so much fun doing it.

Full Body Resistance Band Workout. My favorite way to get my strength training in because resistance bands are so portable.

Total Body Workout with Stability Ball for Beginners. I love doing exercises on my stability ball because it works out places that a regular dumb bell can't get to. Plus it's fun!

BONUS: Zumba Wii Game: Even if you don't have a Wii you can still workout just like you did. Who cares if you don't get the points!

It also makes it extremely easy to view it on my big TV in the living room so I use a chromecast and the YouTube app.

Do you use YouTube to workout? Which ones are your favorite videos? 

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  1. I just can't seem to motivate myself to workout at home, but I will check out a few of these and see if I can make it happen.

  2. I was doing great with a routine and a 30 day plank challenge. That is until I got sick :( now to motivate myself to get back into the routine. I love doing my Zumba on the PS3. I need to looking into that walking Youtube video though. I hate using my eliptical so maybe that will help.

  3. No, I do not workout at home or in a gym any more. I never really enjoyed it and I am not one of those who thinks pain os gain--not after spending 6 month in physical therapy!! I may look into walking in the apartment--that might work!

  4. I've used some youtube videos a couple times to work out. I may start doing that again.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing these! I've done the Leslie Sansone one before, I'm going to bookmark that so I can do it on the days when it's too hot outside!

  6. Thanks so much for these recommendations. I have been looking for some beginner videos!

  7. This is a great list of workouts! I love the idea of the Quiet Cardio Workout!

  8. I didnt realize just how many awesome workout videos were available on youtube.

  9. All of the Roku/Chromecast devices make it especially easy to take advantage of videos on youtube. If you have to stand in front of your computer, it would be as easy.

  10. YAY!! Love that these are available right on YouTube!! And the beginner ones are just my speed.

  11. I'm so excited to have this list. Thank you so much for compiling it. I'm bookmarking the page!

  12. This is an awesome list. I always wonder what videos I should check out next and this looks like a great list!