Dave and I work out at home and like to try a variety of workouts. In this post, Dave will share our 2 favorite websites for free workouts.
If you Google “At Home Workouts” you will find over 136 million websites with numerous options for working out at home.
Google even suggests options such as “at home workouts for men, at home workouts for women, at home workouts for weight loss” to help narrow down your search, but each of these still come up with millions of results.
Or jump over to YouTube and do the same search for “At Home Workouts” and you come up with over 15 million videos and they suggest options to narrow down your search as well such as “at home workouts for men, at home workouts for women, at home workouts for beginners, at home workout for moms” and on and on.
So how do you choose the best website for at home workouts?
Don’t worry we’ve got you covered.
Our 2 Favorite Websites for At Home Workouts are
Darebee.com and FitnessBlender.com
Both of these websites are filled with amazing workout routines for anyone looking for at home workouts. They offer a plethora of different options for all fitness levels.
Favorite FREE At Home Workout Website #1 – Darebee.com
Formerly known as NeilaRey.com and started by Neila Rey who also heads up a Google + Fitness Community with almost a million members.
Darebee is an independent fitness resource run and maintained by a small group of volunteers and fitness enthusiasts. They make fitness accessible, make training fun and make a healthy lifestyle easier to start and maintain – on a budget.
They believe that fitness is not a privilege, it should be made accessible for everyone – not just people who can pay for it.
What we love about Darebee.com
We love the variety of workouts they offer. Just take a look at their WORKOUTS page and you will find hundreds of amazing workouts with illustrations of each routine. Most of which require No Equipment.
If you scroll down to the bottom of the Workouts page there is a great search feature that allows you to filter the list of workouts by the following options:
- TYPE of workout (strength / tone, high burn, HIIT / interval training, combat, stretching, yoga)
- FOCUS on particular body parts (full body, upper body, lower body, abs)
- DIFFICULTY level (light, easy, normal, hard, advanced)
- EQUIPMENT (none, dumbbells, pull-up bar, weapons, other)
- ILLUSTRATIONS (boys, girls, with video)
Once you click on any of the workouts you come to the detail page for that workout that has a huge downloadable illustration for that workout as well as details about what muscles you will be working while doing the workout.
They even offer a timer that you can use on the website for your break time.
Here is an example of one of the workouts called the “Easy Daily Workout”.
We have featured this workout as one of our Workouts of the Week – The “Easy” Daily Workout.
Looking for a 30 Day At Home Workout Program? Then you have to check out Darebee’s list of Programs.
They currently have almost twenty 30 Day Workout Programs for you to choose from and they are always adding new programs.
Here is an example of one of the 30 day workout programs called “30 Days of HIIT Advanced”.
We featured this workout program last year and you can check it out 30 Days of HIIT Advanced Workout. We have videos of the first round from each day and what each day’s workout was like.
Another great feature of Darebee.com is there “Video Exercise Library“. If you are ever not quite sure how to do a specific exercise then visit the video library to see just how it is done.
Here is an example of one of the videos that shows how to do Basic Burpees.
Darebee.com also offers an abundance of information on Nutrition, Meal Plans and Recipes to help you get into the best shape of your life.
You can even join their online Forum called “The Hive” and share your experience with different workout or ask questions about anything and everything related to fitness and staying in great shape.
If you are looking for a great variety of at home workouts be sure to checkout DareBee.com today.
Favorite FREE At Home Workout Website#2 – FitnessBlender.com
Daniel and Kelli are the husband and wife team behind Fitness Blender, a site that offers a huge selection of full-length video workouts of all different types.
Here you will find fat-burning workouts, kickboxing routines, total body strength training, workouts for boosting metabolism, stretching sequences, and more.
From Daniel and Kelli “We started Fitness Blender because we believe that fitness should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their income. We also felt like there was a lack of reliable health and fitness information on the web, and too many people in the industry were more focused on appearance than they were on good health.”
What we love about FitnessBlender.com – VIDEOS, VIDEOS, VIDEOS
If you would rather watch a video to lead you in your workout then you have to check out FitnessBlender.com.
Just like DareBee, FitnessBlender has a huge variety of workouts to choose from. And what’s great is they are all high-quality, full-length workout videos for every fitness level – ABSOLUTELY FREE.
They do charge for some of their 4 week courses videos but there are still many other videos to choose from that are free of charge.
Just take a look at their Full Length Workout Videos page and you will find hundreds of amazing workouts in full length video format.
Whether you want to use workout equipment or no equipment they have workout videos for both options.
They also have a GREAT search functionality to filter your search for the perfect at home workout video. You can filter your video search with the following options:
- Workout time in minutes (only have a limited amount of time for your workout? This is a great filter to find workout videos that fit your allotted time limit)
- Calorie burn (minimum to maximum calories you want to burn during your workout)
- Difficulty level (1-5)
- Body part focus (Core, Lower Body, Total Body, Upper Body)
- Training type (Balance / Agility, Barre, Cardiovascular, HIIT, Kettlebell, Low Impact, Pilates, Plyometric, Strength Training, Toning, Warm Up / Cool Down, Yoga / Stretching / Flexibility)
- Equipment needed (Aerobics Step, Barbell, Bench, Dumbbell, Exercise Band, Jump Rope, Kettlebell, Mat, Medicine Ball, No Equipment, Physio-Ball, Sandbag, Slosh Tube, Stationary Bike, Yoga Block)
Here is a great example of a short 25 minute upper body workout using dumbbells.
Tank Top Arms Workout – Best Upper Body Workout for Toned Arms, Shoulders & Upper Back
Customizable Workout Calendar, Progress Tracking and more
Need help tracking your fitness goals or tracking your workouts? Sign up for a free membership at FitnessBlender.com and build your own workout calendars that give you real-time feedback on your progress.
You’ll be able to track your workouts, find support and encouragement from the most positive community on the web, save your favorite videos, and more, all completely free.
Another great feature of FitnessBlender.com is there “Individual Exercise Videos“. Just like on Darebee.com if you are ever not quite sure how to do a specific exercise then visit the individual exercise video area to see just how it is done.
Here is an example of one of the videos that shows how to do a Pilates leg pull facing down.
FitnessBlender.com also offers articles Health, Fitness, Recipes, Before and After Pictures and more.
Let Us Know What You Think
Let us know which site you like better and which workouts you will be doing by jumping on over to my Facebook page and posting a comment.