5 YouTube influencers to get you in the best shape of your life

Kayla Itsines

*Part 2 of a two part social media fitness series*

A gym membership is one of the best ways to motivate yourself to get off the couch and onto that treadmill, we can’t deny that. There are days (ok, sometimes weeks) however, when getting to the gym seems nearly impossible.

Luckily, there are a ton of amazing fitness influencers to keep you on your fitness track from the comfort of your home. Out of the dozens of YouTube fitness channels to choose from today, we’ve hand picked the five top influencers to get you in the best shape of your life.

You may not be able to make it to the gym on time but that doesn’t mean you can’t squeeze in a work out from your living room! Check out these inspirational YouTube channels to get motivated and fit today:

XHIT Daily

Cardio Workout

The XHIT Daily is a wonderful fitness source for energetic, at-home workouts that actually provide results. The channel’s upbeat vibe and informative training sessions has lead XHIT Daily to gain 2.7 million subscribers and reach over 330 million video views since their channel launch.

Their list of workouts cover everything from arms to legs, and their celebrity workout videos are especially inspiring. Type in your favourite celebrity in the search bar and see if XHIT Daily has a workout dedicated to them. The Victoria’s Secret Full Body Workout is a personal favourite!

Praise from others

“I have been doing this workout for about 15 days. I Have fairly muscular arms, but it was hiding all under the fat on my arms. Since I have been doing this workout, my arms are definitely more toned and muscular than ever! If you think you can’t do this you are missing out on some toned arms because this really really works! Seeing the results, has given confidence to keep moving!” – Sahara Sarah

“I used to get bored often after 1 or 2 days. I would stop exercise videos on YouTube but this channel is amazing I am loving the workouts so much. So glad I came across this channel. I’ll be doing all my favourite videos, everyday.” – Isabella Sanchez

PopSugar Fitness

Cardio Workout

POPSUGAR Fitness is one of the most popular fitness channels on YouTube today, thanks to its buzz-worthy collaborations with Hollywood celebrity trainers and fitness experts.

PopSugar Fitness keeps subscribers up to date with the latest health and fitness trends in addition to providing delicious healthy recipes in their Glow playlist.

PopSugar doesn’t mess around when it comes to providing quality workouts with world class trainers- their latest 30 minute full body workout is lead by Demi Lovato’s personal trainer, silver Olympic medalist Kim Glass!

Praise from others

“Thank you for these amazing workout and all the other classes. I’ve been doing them for 3 years now, and it’s the only exercise I do, the changes I started noticing in my body (from the 1st month) were and still are amazing.”- Helga Rodrigues

“PopSugar workouts keep me inspired. Keep them coming!” – Margarat Lotacha



If there’s one fitness guru to inspire you to dream big, it’s Casey Ho. Ho’s first YouTube video was meant solely for her class of 40 students but quickly racked up views all over the globe.

Since then, she has become the successful face and founder of Blogilates, a fitness community that believes in working out because it “makes you a better, stronger, more positive person. It’s more than just vanity.”

Don’t be surprised if you’re already familiar with Casey. She’s been featured in dozens of publications and talk shows (Dr. Oz, anyone?) and her POP Pilates format is the official pilates featured in 24 Hour Fitness gyms throughout North America.

Browse Blogilates’ channel for a diverse selection of inspirational videos including full body workouts, Cheap Clean Eats tips and tricks as well as podcasts discussing everything from positive body image to healthy relationships.

Praise from others

“Am I the only one who sometimes gets emotional?! Not because I’m tired but she motivates me so much to push myself and I shed a tear sometimes! I always get emotional after a workout. It’s so ridiculous.” – Kimberly R.

“Casey’s workouts never fail to please me. The workouts are just challenging enough for my fitness level and your support is extremely motivating. I can never come up with fun workouts on my own and your workouts are exactly what I’m looking for. Thank you so much for providing such great content!”- Jasmine Lopez

Kayla Itsines


Kayla Itsines was one of our featured Instagram stars in our last blog post and she shows up again here thanks to her amazing YouTube channel that gives us a glimpse of her crazy popular Bikini Body Guide.

Her mission is to “bring incredible confidence and pride to women all around the world. We all deserve to feel great about ourselves. Everyone always says change your life today, but no one ever provides how. My life goal is to provide the how to as many women as possible.”

Check out her channel to find a slew of amazing workout videos, including arms, legs, abs and full body workouts (the rope-skipping workout is especially great!) Itsines breaks it down in detail for a workout that’ll leave you sweaty, rejuvenated and inspired.

Praise from others

“Yes, I used to hate exercise. Used to. Kayla’s workouts have changed my life and my body. From the girl who used to not commit to anything, I only missed one day of working out due to being sick. Other than that, I made up for it. You can always mash up your days to do cardio and resistance training in one day, so you can have more rest days or if you’re just super busy. They always tell you if you love your job you’ll never work a day in your life. I believe that’s the same for working out. If you love the program you’re doing, you’ll look forward to it and not dread it. “ Courtney Lundy, Narcity.com

Body Rock


This fitness Youtube channel is fantastic for busy individuals looking for fast yet effective workouts. With almost one million followers and over 700 million video views, Body Rock knows what they’re doing.

Lead by trainers Lisa-Marie, Freddy and Sean, Body Rock provides high-quality workout videos that don’t disappoint. The team focuses on high-intensity interval training exercises and provide round-the-clock assistance and inspiration, courtesy their official website.

Body Rock encourages people to share their fitness journeys in order to inspire others. Individuals get to join a community of people just like themselves who want to improve their fitness and see their hard work pay off!

Praise from others

“This channel is awesome!”- Troy

“Intense! These workouts will leave you sweating by the end, without a doubt. Totally worth it.”- Janine