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6 Free Cardio and Body-Sculpting Videos With Vacation Vibes

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Are you looking to switch up your home sweat sessions? You can find free fitness inspiration online.

From yoga in the desert, to dancing amid the palms, to toning on a sunny beach, these YouTube workouts offer a visual escape from the four walls of a living room or gym. (If you’re not a paid subscriber of the service, be prepared to skip through a few ads while enjoying them for free.)

As our testers in their 40s and 50s, can attest, the vids feature high-energy moves that sisters accustomed to regular cardio and body-sculpting sessions can appreciate. Beginners, or anyone with balance, joint or other issues, might want to check out this chair workout video. Always consult with your health care provider to see if a new activity is right for you.


Name: Butt Workout 1: Tone Up | 30 Day Butt Lift
Run time: 11:50
Instructor: Alicia Marie
Location: Southern California coast
Fitness/activity level: Labelled as beginner. Our tester agrees. 

Nothing says luxury vacation like an infinity pool with the Pacific Ocean as the stunning backdrop. This butt and glute workout features Booty Bible author Alicia Marie.

Cardio, Sculpting

Name: 30 Min Abs Workout with Cardio Kickboxing
Run time: 33:40
Instructor: Nicole Steen
Location: Southern California coast
Fitness/activity level: Labelled as beginner. Our tester says, “Feels like intermediate.”

Most people think of driving along the southern coast of California, rarely stopping to take a stroll along the beach and admire the rugged cliffs and emerald blue Pacific. This video offers ocean-level vistas, plus moves that target the midsection and activate the upper body.


Name: Kick A** Kickboxing Workout
Run time: 27:14
Instructor: Keaira LaShae
Location: Hill Country
Fitness/activity level: Our tester would label it difficult.

Watching the rugged hills in the background, our tester could feel the heat rising while she learned footwork, jabs and uppercuts. 


Name: Calming Kemetic Yoga Sequence
Run time: 38:42
Instructor: Sarah Wesley
Location: Luxor, Egypt, overlooking the Valley of the Kings
Fitness/activity level: Labelled as beginner. Our tester says, “Feels like intermediate.”

Set against undulating desert foothills unspoiled by modern development, this video with an ancient, earthy motherland vibe demonstrates meditative movements. (Tip: Enabling captions may help while you learn the moves.)

African Dance

Name : Kukuwa African Dance
Run time: 17:32
Instructor: Kukuwa Kyereboah
Location: Southern Florida
Fitness/activity level: Our tester would label it intermediate.

Spirited sister-friends pump up their heart rates and the positivity. This vid feels like fun in the sun while on a visit with your Florida-based BFFs. 

Full Body

Name: HIIT X Kemetic Yoga Workout
Run time: 15:00
Instructor: Sarah Wesley
Location: Red Sea, Egypt
Fitness/activity level: Labelled beginner. Our tester found it to be challenging.

Gentle waves in the distance, blue skies and open space invite you to breathe deep.