Want to know where you can find free, online kids exercise workouts? YouTube is bursting with options! Now that face-to-face sports, dance, gymnastics & martial arts classes are on hold until we get out of lockdown, you might be looking for options for keeping your kids active at home. Introducing healthy, active screentime for 21st century kids, where you get up and move! We’re sharing some awesome YouTube channels that feature great workouts for kids and families. So keep moving, and stay positive!
So whether you want fitness, dance or yoga, there’s heaps of options in the land of YouTube! Best of all, these workouts are all absolutely free.
Online Fitness workouts for kids
Discover 600 free full length workouts for adults, where you will also find a 25-minute kids workout that incorporates moves like bear crawls and crab walks, and games like Red Light, Green Light. See the video here.
Pop Sugar Family Fun Cardio Workout!
Get your heart rate up in your living room with this fun workout from Class FitSugar host Anna Renderer. Featuring cardio moves that feel like games and challenges where the winner gets prizes — like choosing what’s for dinner — this workout is the perfect way for the family to get active together. Anna and the Feng Family are turning on their Fitbits so they can get moving and track all the fun with moves like frog jumps and hopscotch! Subscribe to Pop Sugar on YouTube.
Glenn Higgins Fitness
Glenn Higgins is a Personal Trainer and Health Coach who creates brilliant workout videos for kids, themed in their favourite superhero characters – from Star Wars, Avengers, Black Panther, Joker, Halloween & more. Something a little different & fun! Subscribe to Glenn Higgins Fitness on YouTube.
GoNoodle | Get Moving
GoNoodle videos get kids moving to be their strongest, bravest, silliest, smartest, bestest selves. Over 14 million kids each month are dancing, stretching, running, jumping, deep breathing, and wiggling with GoNoodle.
Subscribe on YouTube or check out the GoNoodle website.
PE with Joe from The Body Coach
British Joe Wicks shot to fame worldwide during lockdown 2020, when he started releasing short PE (Physical Education) videos on YouTube to keep kids active at home. Although his focus is now more on fitness for adults, there are still lots of awesome videos available for kids online. View his PE with Joe playlist.
Online workouts for toddlers & pre-schoolers
Catchy kids songs and nursery rhymes to get toddlers and pre-schoolers up and bouncing! Learn colours, numbers, alphabet, animals and more as you move, groove and sing along! These shows aren’t workouts specifically, but they definitely encourage the little ones to get up and move!
The Learning Station
The Learning Station delivers fun and educational online videos for children brimming with active participation. You’ll find brain breaks for the classroom, learning videos, camp songs, dance, holiday songs, action songs, and their very popular move and freeze dance songs for children. Also, ESL songs for children combined with music and movement galore! Perfect for 7 and under!
Online dance workouts for kids
Kidz Bop Daily Dance Break
Have a KIDZ BOP Dance Party in your living room to get the wiggles out! KIDZ BOP Dance Along videos are a brilliant way to incorporate music and movement into your child’s daily routine.
Debbie Doo: Dance & Movement Songs for Kids
Debbie Doo helps kids to get moving with easy to learn and easy to follow dance videos for kids. There’s lots of fun and energetic songs for kids who have lots of energy to burn!
Groove3Dance Mini Workouts
Groove3Dance Mini Workouts features a collection of fun, easy to follow, dance workout videos. If you have 5 – 10 minutes in your day, try putting these routines into your daily schedule. You will have a blast, break a sweat, and feel great the rest of the day.
Online Yoga classes for kids
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Cosmic Kids Yoga is an online channel that features a range of classes in yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specially for kids aged 3_ years. It’s used in schools and homes all over the world!
Yoga For Kids
A 15-Minute yoga class just for kids, specifically 8 years and under. Not only does this class feel exactly like playtime, it’s also the perfect opportunity for kids to get a taste of yoga’s many amazing benefits, like greater physical and mental strength, relaxation and mindfulness. They’ll feel like yogi warriors in no time!
The Karma Class
The Karma Class online platform that provides classes by video of breathing exercises, mindfulness activities and yoga classes designed for kids from 1.5 years old to adults, as well as for the whole family. There will be a variety to choose from.
The premise is to give parents and kids the tools they need to remain calm, healthy and strong during these tough times.