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10 Best free online workouts for beginners

Whatever is stopping you from joining the gym — be it lack of time, money or desire — you can still get into shape without even leaving your living room. And the beauty is you’re not tied to a schedule. You can fit these online workouts into your life whenever it suits you.

1. Steady Health: Ab Crunches for Beginners

If you’ve never done as much as a sit-up before, Steady Health offers a no-frills instruction video on every type of abdominal exercise out there.

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2. Sarah Fit: Top 3 Butt Exercises

You’ll be aching a little after Sarah Fit’s butt workout.

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3. BexLife: 21-day Planking Challenge

To reach a good level of fitness you need to concentrate on strengthening your core and planking is brilliant for this. This planking challenge will help you get you used to incorporating the plank in your daily workout.

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4. Natalie Jill Fitness: Chair Workout for Legs

You don’t need fancy gym equipment to get beautifully toned legs at home, just a chair.

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5. Ballet Beautiful: Lean Legs and Buttocks Workout

Ballerinas have amazingly strong and lean physiques and you can get expert tuition at home courtesy of former New York City ballerina Mary Helen Bowers.

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6. Zumba Dance Workout For Beginners

You’ll be so focused on keeping up with the dancers you’ll forget you’re actually getting a great cardio workout.

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7. BodyRock Yoga Flow 1

This is the perfect home workout even if space is limited.

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8. POP Pilates for Beginners — Total Body Workout

For a great total body workout try pilates. Cassey Ho’s POP Pilates works your abs, legs and arms and also explains the fundamental principles of breathing, posture and form.

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9. Fun Low Impact Cardio Workout for Beginners

Cardio should be part of your home workout to get your heart pumping, burn calories and work your whole body.

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10. Jillian Michaels: Banish Fat Boost Metabolism Complete Workout

Just because you’re a beginner it doesn’t mean you can’t step out of your comfort zone. Jillian Michaels’ workouts aren’t easy but you’ll definitely work up a sweat and feel like you’ve really pushed yourself — which is what getting fit is all about.

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