If the lengthy quarantine period has still got you glued to your couch (or bed) and kept your eyes fixed on a screen, catching up on K-dramas if not meeting deadlines at work, you better move it.
Now’s not a good time to keep your body static and way too at rest. In fact, you should be building your immune system to avoid lingering Miss Rona by maintaining a balanced diet and exercising daily.
If you’re a fan of South Korean pop music or just a casual listener who enjoys the sound of it, channel the moves of your favorite idols and pump those endorphins through fun K-pop workouts from these YouTube channels:
Sunny Funny Fitness
Sunny Funny Fitness is a channel run by Sunny, a South Korean ZIN (Zumba Instructor Network) member, who also works as a ZUMBA and pilates instructor. Her workout videos feature a lot of K-pop tunes, especially BTS songs—from old favorites like “21st Century Girl” and “Fire” to recent hits like “Boy With Luv” and “Dynamite”. She also holds live sessions every now and then to interact with her subscribers and, of course, to work out with her ever-growing following in real-time.
K-Kardio Dance doesn’t take its slogan “workout like a K-pop star” lightly. Founded in Singapore by fitness instructors and K-pop enthusiasts, this workout program tweaks some of K-Pop’s most popular choreographies and combines the moves with cardio elements to make working out easy and fun even for beginners. Their channel’s dance workouts feature songs from various K-Pop artists including TWICE, BLACKPINK, and ITZY—among many others.
Golfy Dance Fitness
If you’re looking for variety, Golfy Dance Fitness is the channel. Owned by a dance, fitness, and aero jump instructor based in Thailand, it boasts a wide array of easy-to-follow K-pop dance workouts inspired by the original choreographies. The songs featured in this channel’s videos are not just from the top acts of K-pop today, but also from beloved OGs like Super Junior, Girls Generation, and SHINee as well as from up-and-coming acts such as Golden Child, Weki Meki, and Rocket Punch.
Emi Wong is a name many fitness junkies on YouTube will recognize. After all, she’s been uploading workout videos and health-centric vlogs since 2017. While her channel is not dedicated entirely to K-pop workouts, she has created various routines with the songs of K-Pop superstars including BTS, BLACKPINK, EXO, and BIGBANG.
Run by South Korean ZUMBA instructors Park Suhee and Son Giung, TV신나영 (TV Shin Na Yeong) is a workout channel that first and foremost promotes group exercises. They have a crazy collection of workout and dance cover videos of the songs of countless K-pop groups and soloists including INFINITE, iKON, Jessi, Chung Ha, and the Queen of K-pop BoA—to name a few.
Another K-pop fitness program in Singapore, KpopX Fitness is founded by choreographer Maddy Lim, who incorporates fitness intensity with simplified dance moves. Check out their channel for their take on the choreography of SEVENTEEN’s Left & Right, Stray Kids’ God’s Menu, and EXID’s Up & Down.
It’s virtually impossible to create a list of fitness channels on YouTube without mentioning Australian fitness personality Chloe Ting. The award-winning content creator has also joined the K-pop fanfare by coming up with workout routines to the tracks of BTS, Got7, and BLACKPINK, so you can achieve your favorite idol’s fitspirational physique in the comfort of your home.
조싀앤바믜 (Josh & Bamui)
Fitness dance duo Josh and Bamui make workout time extra fun with their quirky and (almost) candid routines. From SHINee’s iconic Ring Ding Dong to Hwasa’s sensual Maria, they have put their own spin on K-Pop’s most popular dances that any fan will enjoy following.
Let PENTAGON’s resident exercise junkie Hongseok help you kickstart your fitness journey with this 17-minute workout video featuring fellow members Yuto, Yeo One, and Shinwon. Kick it!
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