Gym at Home: YouTube Channels and Workout Apps to Exercise with Fitness Celebrities

Gym at Home: YouTube Channels and Workout Apps to Exercise with Fitness Celebrities

Exercise with fitness celebrities such as Chris Hemsworth and Kayla Itsines from home through YouTube videos and workout apps


Is self-isolation due to the COVID-19 measure taking its toll on your regular fitness and exercise routine? While you may be avoiding your regular gym to avoid crowds and are spending more time at home, your exercise routine does not have to suffer. There are plenty of ways to gym at home even if you don’t have the gym equipment or the touch of a personal trainer.

In fact, now more than ever, we should strive to be healthy by keeping fit and staying active to boost our immunity and give ourselves the best chances to survive any virus. Considering most of us have the privilege of working from home, I would assume we have more time on our hands and fewer excuses not to exercise.

Need more incentives to get moving? Check out our list of workout apps and YouTube channels that allow you to follow various workouts, exercise routines and challenges of fitness celebrities through guided videos.

Centr by Chris Hemsworth

If you’re aiming for a body like a Greek God, then you’re in luck! Chris Hemsworth has curated a wellness and fitness programme that taps on the expertise of trainers, chefs, nutritionists and wellness gurus that he has personally worked with to get his physique. 

Centr offers daily workouts, meal plans, meditations and a 24/7 community offering support, extra tips and exclusive behind-the-scenes extras. There are a range of styles for men and women depending on goals that cover boxing, MMA, HIIT/HIRT, functional training, strength and bulking, foundation movement, dynamic yoga and Pilates. Whether your goal is to lose weight, get fit and toned, or build muscle, there’s a workout for you.

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App: Centr for iOS, Centr for Google Play

Sweat by Kayla Itsines

The woman behind Bikini Body Guides or more popularly known as BBG, Kayla Itsines, is a force to be reckoned with. Having started out as a personal trainer, Kayla has educated and supported millions of women in their health and fitness journeys. Whether you’ve never exercised before or are ready for a new fitness challenge, her 28-minute BBG workouts can help you to increase your fitness and strength, 

BBG offers you a way to make permanent and sustainable changes to both your mindset and lifestyle. The programmes grow with you so you are always progressing and achieving your next level of fitness. Become fitter, stronger and more confident with Kayla’s regular workouts and join the BBG community for extra support and encouragement throughout your fitness journey.

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App: SWEAT for iOS, SWEAT for Google Play

Tammy Fit by Tammy Hembrow

Tammy launched her personal brand on Instagram before the birth of her first son Wolf in 2015 and rapidly rose to fame with her workout techniques and nutrition programs. Since then, she has gone through two pregnancies and continues to share honest experiences of her own fitness journey and a peek into motherhood life.

If you’re in need of some motivation and inspiration to take that next step into the gym or complete that final repetition during a workout, check out Tammy’s workout videos. She wants you to know that changing your lifestyle through fitness is one way you can take back control of your life.

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App: Tammy Fit for iOS, Tammy Fit for Google Play

Blogilates by Cassey Ho

Cassey Ho became a female fitness sensation after she started fusing pop music together with her classical Pilates routines - a first in the industry. Students began to crave her innovative choreography because it brought the fun back into working out. She decided to call it POP Pilates®. Today, POP Pilates® is now a live class and internationally recognized instructor certification program.

If you’re up for a real challenge, try Cassey’s toughest body transformation program, PIIT28: an equipment-free Pilates Intense Interval Training workout that takes only 28 min and 40 sec a day. The results, mental and physical, are absolutely phenomenal.

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App: Blogilates for iOS

Find What Feels Good by Adriene Mishler

Adriene Mishler hosts the popular YouTube channel Yoga with Adriene (YWA), an online community of over 6 million viewers. On a mission to get the tools of yoga into schools and homes, Adriene provides high-quality practices on yoga and mindfulness at no cost to inspire people of all ages, shapes and sizes.

Access the full YWA library without ads and enjoy monthly membership vlogs from Adriene using her Find What Feels Good app. This is your one-stop-shop for yoga, creativity, and wellness. Experience premium content designed specifically for FWFG, where there is something for everybody, every mood, and every type. From advanced two-part series such as Fuego y Tranquilo, or Adriene’s take on Power Yoga - EMPOWER - A 30 Day Yoga Journey. As a member, you can take your ticket and commit to the ride - anytime, anywhere.

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App: FWFG for iOS, FWFG for Google Play

Ashley Galvin Yoga

Ashley Galvin is a yoga instructor known for her strength and flexibility, constantly inspiring others with her yoga practice. Her strong, dynamic flows help cultivate body awareness, empower others to embrace their unique gifts, and give students a deep understanding of their yoga practice.

Ashley spent her childhood between the beaches and mountains of California. Inspired by the healthy lifestyle of her parents, she embarked on a journey to learn more about nutrition and the benefits of active living. Ashley teaches workshops, retreats, and yoga flow classes worldwide, as well as on Alo Moves. Join her on the mat!

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App: Alo Moves for iOS, Alo Moves for Google Play

The Vertue Method by Shona Vertue

Shona Vertue is an Australian badass with a good ass; a personal trainer and yoga teacher with one of the most popular yoga channels in the UK on YouTube. Shona's method, developed during her decade of teaching, combines weighted resistance training and cardio with her life-long passions - yoga and meditation – placing just as much importance on rest and recovery as hours in the gym in the pursuit of fitness.

The Vertue Method Mobility Programme will help you achieve the goals you want in the gym, move more easily and "future proof" your body, protecting it against ageing, wear and tear and injury. Mobility and Flexibility underpin everything else that you can train for (aerobic capacity, strength, power, speed) because it essentially refers to our ability to move. This programme requires you to make this investment for 10-30 minutes per day and it will prepare your body to handle the many things you ask of it. 

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The Sculpt Guide by Zanna Van Dijk

Zanna Van Djik is a personal trainer and author of the book, Strong, which focuses on educating women about lifting weights. When it comes to fitness, she has a no-nonsense approach that focuses on holistic health, self-care, training for empowerment and nourishing your body. In line with this, she began co-hosting the ongoing #GirlGains BBC Podcast “Fit & Fearless” which aims to provide evidence-based information related to health, fitness and wellness.

The Sculpt Guide is a 12-week training program designed to help you achieve the healthy, balanced and sustainable lifestyle that you have always dreamt of. The program gives you all the tools that you need to take control of your physical fitness, look after your body and strengthen your mind. Whether you are a complete beginner, an experienced gym bunny or someone who is stuck in a rut with the same old routine and needing a motivation boost – this 12-week guide is suited to everyone.

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XtremeFitness by Phillip Weeden

Certified personal trainer, former bodybuilder and fitness enthusiast, Phil originally got into fitness to transform his own body and soon discovered a passion for helping others reach their health and wellness goals. He is the creator and founder of the smash hit cardio step aerobic class, Xtreme Hip Hop with Phil, as well as Xtreme Burn and the X30 Challenge. Phil guarantees if you try just one of his programs, you won't leave the same.

If you like to dance, Xtreme Hip Hop is a revamp of traditional step aerobics with routines set to old and new school hip hop that makes you want to get up and move while getting a great calorie burn; Xtreme Burn is nonstop cardio featuring such movements as high knees, kicks, punches, burpees and more; and the X30 Challenge is like a personal training program in your own home that includes cardio, weight resistance, and ab exercises. Work out for just 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week and watch the pounds melt away.

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App: Xtreme Hip Hop with Phil for iOS, Xtreme Hip Hop with Phil for Google Play

Aditi Kashyap

06 Apr 2020, 10:00 AM

Aditi is the Associate Editor at Vanilla Luxury. She loves to travel and has an obsession with rooftop bars and chasing sunsets. Follow her adventures on Instagram @heydeets.