No matter where you’re at in your fitness career, you can always use a little inspo, right?

That’s why we scoured YouTube for some of the best influencers out there for fitness inspiration. Covering everyone from Popsugar Fitness to The Fitness Marshall (and everyone in-between), these fitness influencers are here to help shake up your workout classes. 

Use their YouTube channels to learn about new workout trends, nutrition packages, and fitness products. Plus, you can pick up simple video and editing tricks for your own online fitness videos!

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FitnessBlender

With over 6 million subscribers, FitnessBlender’s YouTube channel is made up of husband and wife duo Daniel and Kelli. On top of their full-length videos, they also take the time to offer up general health and nutrition advice for newbies and workout pros alike.

What makes them successful?

The FitnessBlender channel has a ton of video content, so there’s likely to be something for everyone. They also have a simple structure to their videos and clear titles/transitions, making it easy to follow along.

What’s the takeaway for your next class?

Don’t rush your classes. FitnessBlender does a great job with pace, taking the time to get all the steps across to their viewers.

PopSugar Fitness

For PopSugar, fitness is more than just a hobby — it’s a lifestyle. Owner Anna Renderer gears the classes to be used as at-home videos viewers can watch (and bookmark!) whenever they want. With everything from Zumba and P90X to boxing and Bar Method style workouts, PopSugar is all about healthy living and reducing stress. 

What makes them successful?

PopSugar has a lot of energy in their videos. They’re also very fun and encouraging, so it’s easy to engage and stay motivated. While some videos are up to an hour long, they’re sure to keep you busy and entertained. 

What’s the takeaway for your next class?

Don’t shy away from engaging with your clients. And don’t be afraid to make it fun!

Also, PopSugar does a great job of labeling the different chapters of their video. They even have a timer in the upper right corner of a lot of videos to help you keep track of time, because we all know 90 seconds in a plank is the longest 90 seconds ever.

Kayla Itsines

Kayla Itsines has been a personal trainer for women since 2008 and one of the first successful fitness influencers. Her fun, easy-going style has landed her a spot on Forbes’ Top Fitness Influencer list. She’s most famous for her Bikini Body Guide, but she’s also written books and offers a popular fitness app.

What makes them successful?  

Kayla is such a positive person, and the music matches that mood. Watching her videos — which are anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes — it’s easy to stay engaged. She also has a variety of video lengths, so you can choose the right workout length for you.

What’s the takeaway for your next class?

Make sure you give your clients plenty of time to recover. Kayla’s videos have a great pace and offer plenty of moments to catch your breath or grab a drink of water.

Kali Muscle

Kali Muscle’s channel has some serious intensity, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. He’s full of positivity and motivation, too, to help viewers take their workouts to the next level. 

What makes them successful?

There’s no doubt Kali can lift some serious weight, so you can guarantee his workouts aren’t exactly easy. If you’re looking for a weightlifting challenge, Kali’s your guy.

What’s the takeaway for your next class?

A big part of building repeat clients is how much they trust your advice and how good you are at motivating them. Like Kali, take the time to inspire and help clients feel confident in reaching their workout goals.

The Fitness Marshall

Dance workouts, anyone? If you’re into hard-burning cardio workouts set to Lizzo or Lady Gaga, then The Fitness Marshall is the channel for you!

What makes them successful?

The Fitness Marshall channel has a very personable tone to it. They do a great job of connecting with viewers and finding common ground, so you can easily join in and dance and relieve some stress as you workout.

What’s the takeaway for your next class?

Take the time to get to know your clients. Speak to them human-to-human and engage with them on a personal level. 

Sarah Fit

Sarah Dussault is the brains behind the Sarah Fit channel. She’s a millennial mom who creates videos all about cultivating a healthy lifestyle. This goes way beyond simple workout videos — she also talks about healthy recipes and weight loss tricks. 

What makes them successful?

Sarah isn’t afraid to get personal on her channel. In addition to her workout videos and weight loss talks, she tells you about her grocery store experiences or how to creatively use overripe bananas. (We know: sounds quirky. But that’s all a part of Sarah’s charm as a fitness influencer!)

What’s the takeaway for your next class?

As you probably figured out, making your classes as personal and client-focused as possible is an important factor for clients. Sarah is great at doing just that.

What’s something simple you’ve struggled with in the gym or at home? If you’ve struggled with it, you can be sure your clients have, too, so don’t be afraid to think outside the box with your own classes or videos.

Joanna Soh

Looking for a personal trainer but can’t find the time to make it to the gym? Think of YouTube influencer Joanna Soah as your very own personal trainer, ready online whenever you are! With a wide range of video “challenges” — like her “Burn 10K Calories in 30 Days Challenge” — Joanna has the energy and inspiring qualities you want in a personal trainer.

What makes them successful?

Joanna is great at speaking to beginners. She does a great job of breaking down the workouts and not skimming over the basics. If you’re motivated to start living a truly healthy lifestyle, Joanna is exactly who you want for the job.

What’s the takeaway for your next class?

Your clients come to you as the health and fitness expert, so don’t be afraid to go above and beyond with the advice you share. In addition to a weekly workout, why not share a healthy recipe or two?

The Lean Machines

Put two best friends together, John and Leon — who also happen to be personal trainers and health coaches — and you’ve got a recipe for a pretty great fitness channel. With a wealth of health knowledge and fitness understanding, John and Leon offer up some seriously fun and informative content for their viewers.

What makes them successful?

They share a variety of videos, covering everything from the basics of stretching and flexibility to grocery shopping on a budget. They also keep things fun, so you don’t have to worry about getting bored in the middle of the workout!

What’s the takeaway for your next class?

Sometimes simple is better. In The Lean Machines videos, they focus on breathing and stretching, in addition to the harder workouts. So, if you’re looking for inspiration for your next class, take a tip or two from The Lean Machines and have a little fun with it.