5 Emerging Fitness Channels on YouTube

/ Jan 11, 2015

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You’ll often hear people complain about how they just don’t have the time, extra income, whatever to attend workout classes or, say, have a personal trainer. YouTube’s fitness channels offer a very practical alternative–free instruction that’s completely on your watch.

However, fitness on the video platform doesn’t begin and end with the videos alone. As Casey Ernsting, social strategist at DigitasLBi puts it, “Video is often just the start of the fitness conversation for these channels. Comment sections fuel the personal health discussion with feedback, questions and answers often provided by other YouTube users.”

As communities grow from these discussions, the fitness vertical on YouTube keeps evolving. Since it’s unlikely that the parade of health fads will ever end, there’s always something new to discuss re: fitness, and viewers can feel reassured that a YouTuber they feel personally connected with will help them navigate the trends.

5. TheQuestForFitness

  • SlateScore: 334
  • Total Subs: 4,298
  • Monthly Views: 39,780

This extremely buff fitness vlogger’s workout videos share a typical “Let’s Play” format. The main screen shows him exercising while he narrates what’s going on in a small box in the corner. The channel also includes a series, “The Grind,” which showcases this blogger “taking big risks to succeed.”

4. BeautyCutrightFitness

  • SlateScore: 369
  • Total Subs: 11,365
  • Monthly Views: 60,262

Focused on losing weight, this channels explores the flogger’s personal (and successful) quest of dropping pounds in addition to pole dancing tutorials and personal trainer speeches.

3. HumerusFitness

  • SlateScore: 462
  • Total Subs: 27,606
  • Monthly Views: 258,150

A weightlifting channel with what seems like a sense of humor, HumerusFitness intersperses gym-inspired tutorials with comedic clips…sometimes combining the two, as below:

2. Sean ThompsonTV

  • SlateScore: 479
  • Total Subs: 37,434
  • Monthly Views: 132,073

Yet another vlogger/bodybuilder, Sean Thompson boasts a YouTube channel established enough to have a set schedule of series and a few sponsors. Sponsors include Gymshark, MuscleFood, and Rise, while series span diet talk, Q&A’s, and filmed workouts.

1. Fightmaster Yoga

  • SlateScore: 481
  • Total Subs: 61,387
  • Monthly Views: 369,480

This YouTube channel’s mission statement: “Yoga should be available to everybody for free.” New digital yoga classes appear on Fightmaster Yoga every Monday led by a certified, registered yoga teacher.


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