Workout at Home with YouTube Fitness Trainers

Workout at Home with YouTube Fitness Trainers

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Fitness YouTubers covered in this post:

Introduction

At the time of this blog post, the world is facing the challenge of the novel COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. The respiratory virus ranges from mild illness to critical illness, perhaps needing a ventilator. Hospital resources are limited, so the governments around the world have focused on preventing people from getting infected, from physical distancing to quarantine. Places, where people have congregated for food and entertainment, are shut down. Gyms have also been shut down.

While in quarantine or under stay-at-home orders during the pandemic, some fitness YouTubers have been adding home workout videos where people would be able to start training or continuing an exercise routine with minimal equipment or bodyweight.

Of course, home workouts on YouTube are not a new occurrence, there have been YouTubers that have many videos devoted to exercises a person could do at home or while on travel. I have been following a few of them–Fraser Wilson from Melbourne, Australia; Rodrigo Romeh from Mexico; and three from the United Kingdom–Joe Wicks (aka the Body Coach), Alex Crockford, and Rowan Row.

I found a another fitness YouTuber while preparing this blog post: Tom Daley, a well-known Olympic-level diver from the United Kingdom. These YouTubers have had exercise videos where you could follow along with them as if they were your coach. Also, you can tailor the exercises according to your personal ability.

In general, the workouts are between 10-20 minutes.

Fitness YouTubers: Follow-Along 10-to-20 Minute Home Workout Routines

Fraser Wilson

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Fraser Wilson, 23, is a fitness YouTuber who lives in Melbourne, Australia. (Birthday–November 12 (Scorpio).) Many of his follow-along videos focus on abs or bodyweight high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Fraser did an interview with the website, Bulk Hackers, in March 2020.

At his website, Fraser provides a bit of his background.

Hi, I’m Fraser. When I first started training in the gym, I was an insecure 17-year-old. 


The gym was the perfect stress relief, no matter what was going on in my life, a 1-2 hour session was like a meditation for me. I’d come out feeling refreshed, renewed and confident.


My love of fitness grew from there. I’ve been able to build a platform through social media to share my passion with the world. I’ve also been fortunate enough to sign with one of the largest companies in the fitness industry.

Fraser Wilson’s website

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In 2017, Photographer Jake O’Donnell did a quick-answer interview with Fraser to know more about him. This video was posted on YouTube.

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In terms of workout gear, in recent videos, Fraser mostly wears Gymshark with Nike sneakers. He seems to be a fan of bold colors in his workout clothing (seen more in pre-Gymshark videos).

(I have been noticing that Fraser has been adding colors back in his workout gear (great plan).)

Fraser has an app that he uses with his online personal training clients. The developer of the app is MacroActive Limited. (Side note: Some of Fraser’s photos are by Jake O’Donnell, who has taken photos for UK-based Box Menswear.)

Fraser’s Social Media

Fraser Wilson’s social media | Website | Instagram | YouTube | Facebook |

Instagram
YouTube

On Fraser’s YouTube channel there are a variety of videos, many fitness video logs, which feature workouts, and then follow-along workouts, which viewers can do at home. Based on the high number of views, these videos appear to be extremely popular. I have been following the HIIT cardio workouts for some time. It feels like you have a trainer with you when you do the follow-along workouts.

I typically have done one of his 10-minute home workouts. When I have more time, I challenge myself with the 20-minute workout. While I have to adapt to an easier version of some of the exercises, push-ups on the knees, for example, I feel that am improving over time.

Fraser added a video explaining how people new to training can could get lean for summer from home.

Rodrigo Romeh

Rodrigo Romeh’s social media | Website| Instagram | YouTube |

Rodrigo Romeh was a fitness YouTuber and competed in physique competitions. Rodrigo lives in Mexico. Rodrigo has had appearances on Spanish-language TV in the United States and seems to have moved on to other opportunities.

During the time that he was preparing for physique competitions, Rodrigo made home workouts. This home workout lasts 30 minutes. After long commutes (traveling 40 miles for work by commuter train and city bus), I would do this workout after I came home.

Joe Wicks aka The Body Coach

Joe Wicks’ social media | website | Instagram | YouTube |

Joe Wicks, 33, from the United Kingdom, is a husband and father as well as an Instagram personality, book author and the owner of The Body Coach. His birthday is 21-September (Virgo).

On YouTube, Joe has numerous HIIT cardio routines for all levels of exercisers. While commuting for a full-time job, time was very short, but I wanted to get a workout in. It is very easy for me, after a long day at work, to feel a workout is just another layer of work. But I could not argue with 10-20 minutes for a workout.

Just bodyweight was challenging for me, but I have seen small yet encouraging improvements after sticking with the workouts consistently.

I was doing a low-impact hotel workout. Although the exercises were low-impact, the workout still was a challenge.

During the time of the COVID-19 pandemic quarantines in many countries, Joe added online physical education classes for children.

Tom Daley

Tom Daley’s social media: | YouTube | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter |

Tom Daley, 25, is an Olympic-level diver for the United Kingdom as well as a book author. Tom’s birthday is on 21-May (Gemini). Tom is sponsored by athletic fitness brand Adidas.

Tom, on his YouTube page, created some workouts that people could follow during stay-at-home orders because of the pandemic. (Tom has created workout videos previously as well.) In a separate, stay-at-home-related video, Tom helps his husband bake a cobbler.

Tom’s home workouts are based on HIIT cardio, where you exercise for 40 seconds and rest for 20 seconds

In the first home workout, Tom demonstrates five exercises that are repeated in two circuits:

  • RFE split squats
  • Squat jump walkouts
  • Sumo squat pulses
  • Alternating v sits

In the second home workout, Tom demonstrates five exercises, repeated in two circuits:

  • Lunges
  • Speedskaters
  • Press-up rotations
  • Plank side taps
  • Triceps dips

In the third workout video, Tom demonstrated a workout focused on the abdominal muscles (aka the six-pack). In this workout, there are six exercises:

  • Ab crunches
  • Toe touches
  • Side v sites
  • Back extensions
  • Bicycles
  • Mountain climbers

In a fourth workout video, Tom demonstrates five exercises, repeated in two circuits:

  • Press-ups narrow
  • Triceps dips
  • Press-ups wide
  • Plank shoulder taps
  • Press-up hold to leg lifts

Alex Crockford

Alex Crockford’s social media: Website | Instagram | Youtube | Facebook | Twitter |

Alex Crockford, 29, lives in the United Kingdom and is the owner of #CrockFit, an online training business, and a fitness model.

In 2015, he gave away free hugs in Trafalgar Square in London. In 2021, Mens Health UK published an article about the result from his running a 5K daily.

At the time of this post, he is sponsored by UnderArmour. He traveled to downtown Baltimore, in the Inner Harbor area, to attend a conference at UnderArmour headquarters. (I at one time had a job in Inner Harbor East, near the waterfront.)

His birthday is on 15-June (Gemini).

Before the Coronavirus pandemic, Alex posted follow-along home-based bodyweight workouts. Some of these workouts are on his #CrockFit app on the HomeFit program.

The #CrockFitapp is a custom-made app developed by Calcey Technologies. Craig E. Ryder wrote an article about Alex and how Alex discovered Calcey Technologies in 2018.

With the global lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19, gyms were closed, raising the interest of home-based workouts that a person could do without much equipment. (Alex has prepared videos for people with kettlebells or other weights.)

While Alex is a personable guy, his bodyweight workouts are intense. I remember doing one follow-along HIIT workout and I was going through the circuits. Alex described the workout up front. What he calls a warm-up session, feels like a workout (which he admits in his exercise commentary). I was feeling tired by the end and was ready to stop. Then, Alex reminded his viewers that there was still a leg circuit (by then I forgot about the final leg workout) . I still remember feeling shocked. (lol)

I favor follow-along workout videos as it feels like you have a trainer doing the exercises with you and you get an implicit challenge to do your personal best and not to quit and turn off the video.

Alex helpfully offers alternatives to suit your current physical abilities. If you are interested in these workouts, you are interested in self-improvement. So, you will get the challenge you need.

In addition, Alex has a blog where he provides fitness tips and recipes. In one blog post, he provided tips on getting the most from home-based workouts.

I will post some of the more-recent home-workout-related posts below.

Rowan Row

Rowan Row’s social media: | Fitness Instagram | Website | YouTube | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | TikTok |

Fitness Model

Rowan Row, 31, is a fashion blogger and YouTuber who has a background as a runner and fitness model. Rowan lives in the United Kingdom. Rowan’s birthday is 17 February (Aquarius).

I first saw Rowan while he was a fitness model in 2013. Rowan offers personal training e-book programs at his website.

Fashion Blogger

Rowan left competitive fitness modeling to do fashion and lifestyle blogging. Rowan still maintains his gym training.

Conclusion

The reason for the increased variety of home workouts comes as a result of a serious risk to public health. Nevertheless, I have found them to be useful for me to start as a beginner. My goal is to become able to handle my own bodyweight and with some weighted exercises.

Are there any favorite home workouts that you enjoy? Perhaps you found some new possibilities in this post. Let me know in the comments.

Model and Trainer: WBFF Pro Diego Sechi, MSc.

Model and Trainer: WBFF Pro Diego Sechi, MSc.

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Diego’s Social Media

Follow Diego on his social media channelsLinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | website |

Introduction

Some male models that wear menswear items have interesting lives in addition to muscular physiques. Diego Sechi, a WBFF pro male fitness model from Italy is an example. Diego has a strong brain as well as a fit body. Diego lives in London, UK.

Do you want to be a fitness model like Diego? Check out his advice in his book.

Diego in DIY muscle tee

I first saw Diego in some behind the scenes video for a photoshoot. He struck me as a guy with a good sense of humor and a great six-pack of abs.

According to Diego’s Instagram, he is an online fitness coach and registered nutritionist. In addition to his gym training, Diego has a bachelor’s degree, human nutrition, from King’s College London. Diego holds MSc sports nutrition degree from St. Mary’s University, Twickenham.

Later, I learned that he also enjoys choreography. The choreography assists Diego in creating posing routines with a nice flow.

Diego’s Background

Diego provides his background at his website. There is also a video that provides background information at Fit Media Channel on YouTube.

In August 2020, Diego posted a video answering questions from his subscribers, followers, and fans.

Diego returned to YouTube on April 10, 2020.

Birthdate and Zodiac Sign

Birthday: 11-June (Gemini).

Workout from Home or Outdoors

Diego is an online trainer and exercise enthusiast. He provided a metabolic bodyweight workout that people new to fitness could perform at home.

The interval workout is the following:

40 seconds work, 20 seconds rest

Nine Exercises

  • High Knees
  • Half Burpees
  • Squat Jumps
  • Alternated Lunges
  • Knee to elbow
  • Butt Kicks
  • Push Ups
  • Hip Thrusts
  • Plank

Workout until Failure

Diego did a challenge-type workout for the “Workout until Failure” YouTube channel. The purpose of the YouTube channel is to show physique athletes challenging themselves with exercise in a heated room. The athletes on the channel are well-trained fitness models.

While the workouts would be challenging and exhausting to typical people, the featured athletes seem to be challenged but the viewer can tell that their bodies were hungry for the exercise and welcomed the challenge.

Diego did not disappoint in his video. Even with the challenging pandemic times during 2020, Diego maintained his pro-level muscular physique. Diego started with his morning cardio (featured on his Instagram) and then after that did a circuit style workout–three rounds of squats, lateral raises, and biceps curls, all with a set of dumbbells. Diego ended with planks for the abdominals.

Even with this hard workout, Diego seemed to be able to workout more.

Athletics

According to the Greatest Physiques blog, Diego participated in Greco-Roman wrestling as a child. According to his website, he participated in other sports as well.

Sport has been with me since my childhood, especially thanks to my natural physical form, already in charge of sports. So, I had the opportunity to explore various sports: fencing, boxing, horseback, riding, hockey, skiing, athletics. Especially in the latter, I attracted the attention during the youth school championship of 100-meters without hurdles, where I recorded a time of 11:04 seconds!

Diego’s website

Fitness Modeling Competition History

  • Las Vegas, 2013, European Fitness Model Champion at WBFF and attainment PRO Card
  • Toronto, 2016, first 5 positions during the World Fitness Model at WBFF
  • London, 2017, first 5 positions during the World Fitness Model al WBFF
  • Rome, 2016, Premio Personalità Europea for Sport Merit

Source: Diego Sechi.

Diego’s Fitness Modeling Projects

Diego and BioTechUSA

Diego is sponsored by a bodybuilding supplement company, BioTechUSA. Diego did some videos for them discussing how to start one’s own fitness journey.

Diego also was featured in a BioTech USA commercial by Visione Pro.

Diego and a Video by Visione Pro

The video below was filmed before Diego’s 2019 WBFF Pro competition in the Bahamas.

Diego on Fit Media Channel

Diego’s Stretching Routine by Fit Media Channel

Diego demonstrated his stretching routine for Fit Media Channel on YouTube while in the Bahamas for his WBFF contest.

Diego Demonstrates Best Muscle Building Exercises

Also on Fit Media Channel, Diego demonstrates the channel’s selection of muscle building exercises.

The exercises that Diego Demonstrated are below.

Fit Media Channel’s Best Exercises
Muscle GroupExercise
Warm Up 
ChestIncline Press
 Standing Cable Flyes
 Machine Press
 Pec Deck Flyes
 Barbell Pullovers
  
ShouldersSeated Dumbbell Press
 Incline Bench Front Raise
 Dumbbell Front Raise
 Machine Press
 Cable Lateral Raise with Incline
  
ArmsE-Z Bar Curl
 Cable Concentration Curl
 Kneeling High Cable Curls
 Single Arm Triceps Extension
 Triceps Dips
  
BackWide Grip Pullups
 Single Arm Cable Pulldown
 Bent-Over Machine Row
  
LegsBarbell Squats
 Stiff Leg Deadlift
 Leg Extension
 Lying Hamstring Curl
 Treadmill Lunges
 Calf Raises
  
Abs and CoreCrunches-Alternating
 Incline Bench Russian Twist
 Hanging Knee Raises
  
Stretches 

Diego and Pietro Boselli, Ph.D

I remember seeing Diego with fellow Italian model, Pietro Boselli, who was studying for a Ph.D. at University College, London, when one of his students posted a photo of him on social media. Diego and Pietro did a workout series for Fit Media Channel on YouTube in 2016.

Diego in Wire Magazine, February 2019

Diego provided an interview with Rafa Carvajal with Wire Magazine in February 2019. Asked by Rafa to use three words to describe himself, Diego responded: “curious, dreamer, and ambitious”.

According to the interview, Diego is a frequent traveler and enjoys playing the saxophone while at home in Italy or reading when he is traveling.

For underwear, Diego stated that he was once a boxers guy. Then he became a briefs guy to show off his leg muscles.

In the article, Diego wore a variety of briefs. I could make out the brand of one of them: Danny Miami. From his social media, Diego has worn briefs from Little Rok, too.

Follow Diego on his social media channelsLinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | website |

Conclusion

Diego is a muscle physique pro that takes care of his muscles and develops his brain with educational pursuits.

Be sure to follow Diego’s social media pages.

It was interesting to review his social media and physique work for this article. I hope there will be more. I will definitely update the blog post if I discover any new developments.