It’s finally summer, which means you’re probably not on campus and don’t have access to the campus gym anymore. Gym memberships can get pricey, and sometimes when you don’t have equipment and anyone to guide you, working out can be difficult. However, there are hundreds of online classes that you can do in your dorm, apartment or anywhere. Here are a few of HC’s favorite online classes that you can do any time, anywhere—no membership required! The best part? They’re all completely free!
Blogilates is a YouTube channel hosted by certified fitness instructor Cassey Ho. She provides a full-length POP Pilates workout and fun Bootcamp Sculpting workouts to Top 40 hits. She has a video to tone almost every muscle in your body!
Most of her videos are meant to tone a specific body part, such as her Muffin Top Melting Moves and Perfect Legs Workout. Her videos can be pretty challenging, so you’ll definitely be sore after doing them!
“I love that Cassey gives modifications for the moves so you can do it even if you are still a beginner!” says Nicole Chillemi, a sophomore at Georgia Gwinnett College.
2. Fitness Blender
For a more fast-paced, cardio-based workout, try Fitness Blender! Daniel and Kelli, a husband-and-wife team of personal trainers, combine all different kinds of workouts for a fun and fat-burning workout! They incorporate Pilates, yoga, kickboxing and HIIT (high-intensity interval training) into their videos. They also estimate the amount of calories you’ll burn during each video so you know you’ll be getting a great workout!
In addition to their free videos, Daniel and Kelli also have Meal Plan and Workout Programs for optimal results that you can buy for as little as $5.99. If you like challenging, high-intensity training workouts like CrossFit, then these videos are for you!
3. Livestrong Woman
This YouTube channel has something for everyone. It’s a collaborative channel with different trainers in each video. You can find different workouts like yoga, Pilates and HIIT that will give you a great workout! These workouts are challenging and will get your heart rate up and tone your body in a small amount of time.
Livestrong Woman’s videos are perfect for beginners who want to learn the correct form and some specific exercises to tone up!
4. Tara Stiles
If you are a yoga enthusiast, you have to check out Tara Stiles’ YouTube channel. Tara is the ultimate yogi and has hundreds of yoga class videos for free on her channel. She has several different types of yoga for different parts of the body, such as Vinyasa flow and power yoga. She even has videos that teach you how to do those crazy poses you only see on Instagram.
Ashley FitzGerald, a sophomore at Georgia Southern University, started doing yoga with Tara’s videos. “Tara Stiles’ videos are really easy to follow and taught me the basic moves,” she says. “I recommend her videos to anyone who wants to start doing yoga.” Grab your yoga mat and challenge your strength and flexibility with one of her videos!
5. Tone It Up
You may recognize Katrina Hodgson and Karena Dawn from Bravo’s Toned Up, a reality show based on Katrina and Karena’s lives as female fitness entrepreneurs. These fitness trainers have a YouTube channel full of workouts that you can do at home!
Their “bikini workouts” are the most popular, so try one out so you can get a toned bikini bod for summer. These workouts are a series of videos that work to tone a specific body part in each one, such as their Bikini Booty Routine and their Bikini Arms Routine.
These free online exercise classes are easy for any collegiette to do. They’re quick but effective and will have you burning tons of calories so you can stay fit and healthy! Try one of these classes out instead of going to the gym for a fun workout you don’t even have to leave the house for.