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Get fit with the help of YouTube fitness stars
These days you can find practically anything on YouTube: piano-playing cats, dancing grandpas, fashion girl rants, adorable adolescent food reviewers, dancing toddlers, laundromat dances, and talking twins.
And while YouTube is clearly an addictive way to lose much of your workday, did you know it’s also a fabulous way to lose the extra pounds? These days, new fitness channels are creating fitness stars who can help you get healthy with just a click of your mouse.
And there is no YouTube fitness star we love more than the strong and beautiful Amanda Russell. She’s an elite athlete, holistic fitness expert, Wilhelmina Model, and her laugh is completely infectious. After an injury halted her Olympic running dreams, Amanda developed The AR Program, a holistic mind and body system that can work for almost anyone. We are obsessed with her new channel that includes intense, effective workouts, healthy eating tips, and a whole lot of fun.
We loved it so much that FabFitFun created a new video featuring one of Amanda’s quick but intense workouts. Check out all the fun and try the workout below:
But of course Amanda is just the tip of the YouTube fitness iceberg! Check out a few of our other fave, soon to be famous, healthy YouTube super stars!
Blogilates: Cassey Ho, the creator of Pop Pilates, has taken YouTube by storm! What is Pop Pilates you ask? Well, it’s a fun, super-intense way to do Pilates that will definitely leave you with a strong core! Cassey’s channel includes everything from fab workouts, fitness challenges, to healthy food tips. Plus, Cassey is hooking up FFF readers with a $20 discount off any bag at ogorgeous.com. Type in FABFITFUN at checkout.
Sarah Dussault: Aimed at 20-somethings trying to get healthy, this full time health and wellness blogger is on a mission to get young America fit. Her energetic videos delve into everything from nutritious recipes to exercise tips. She was recently named one of the “Bodies of Boston” in Stuff at Night Magazine and has launched her own website, sarahfit.com!
Genghis Girl: Bex is a mother of four, a fitness and yoga instructor, and an urban farming hobbyist all about making you healthy, sexy, and “bexy.” Her channel features super hero workouts, natural eating advice and more!
Strong Like Susan: This fitness fanatic is all about getting you into shape no matter what. You’ll find gym-free workouts, quickie workouts, motivating mantras, and pumped up exercises!
Sadie Nardini: This renowned yoga instructor is bringing a “real-world” mix of Eastern and Western techniques to her classes. She was dubbed a “star instructor” by Yoga Journal and has more than 200 videos of her teachings.
TrainWithNiki: Launched in 2010 by the Miss Russian Bikini pageant winner, Niki is a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor. She started her YouTube video and website, trainwithniki.com.
xx, The FabFitFun Team
Posted on January 30, 2012