You have probably heard of them. Maybe you have even worked
out with them. For this article I am going to be putting 7 popular
fitness influencers to the test. Who has the hardest workouts? Who
is the most enjoyable to workout with? Who will I be
subscribing to? Scroll on down to find out! (Want to try one of the workouts
I did? Click the video screenshots for the link!)
Difficulty: 5/10 I will admit that her ab content had me feeling
a slight burn, but my more muscular legs and booty didn’t feel
anything at all. I ended up doing 3 different workout videos of
hers one day before I stopped because I was bored and not
feeling a burn. Definitely great workouts for
beginners, but for me they were just too easy.
Enjoyability: 6/10 I could do without the 30-40 second
introduction at the start of every workout (I’m ready to go when
I start a video), but I think she does a good job at picking music for
her workouts and I LOVE the progress bar
up in the corner next to her timer.
Other Content: 4/10 I like how she likes to showcase people
who have had success using her workouts and applauds their
progress, but I personally got pretty bored watching those videos
and her other content, while cute, just isn’t
something I am going to opt to watch.
TOTAL SCORE: 5
Difficulty Ranking: 5/10 Her workouts are definitely great for
someone who is just beginning their workout journey. I definitely
felt some burn, but I didn’t feel the need to stop during the
workouts to rest extra and I also didn’t work up much of a sweat.
Enjoyability: 7/10 I like how she motivates and pushes
you throughout the workouts, she does a pretty good job at
picking the music for her workouts, and I do enjoy her dance
workout videos. (That is actually how I found her! And I plan on
checking out more of them.) However, I am not a
huge fan of the repetition of the moves.
Other content: 5/10 Her other content is on a second channel
self-titled channel (Maddie Lymburner) where 99.9% of her
content is “what I eat in a day.” She does feature a lot of great
ideas for healthy eating, however I feel like her “what I eat in a day” videos
don’t focus enough on the actual recipes or food itself.
Guess you have to get her cookbook for that!
TOTAL SCORE: 5.7
Difficulty: 6/10 Her booty workout that I did definitely was
challenging and I was feeling the burn, but
the other videos barely had me breaking a sweat.
Enjoyability: 7/10 Cassey is very perky and energetic and she
will spend the majority of the time having a conversation with you like
y’all are true workout buddies. Her bubbly personality is definitely
catchy and I liked her creativity when it
comes to the princess workout videos.
Other content: 5/10 The majority of her other content is about
focusing on mental health and body positivity, which I think is
great real content, but it is something that I have to really be in the
same sad and depressed mood to watch. Plus YouTube is a place
I come to get away from thinking about those
problems, not a place I come to focus on them more.
TOTAL SCORE: 6.0
Difficulty Ranking: 6/10 I definitely was breathing hard by the end
of each video, but none of them had me yelling in pain, made me
want to take longer breaks, or left me drenched in sweat.
Enjoyability: 8/10 This might sound a little weird, but I liked seeing
the pain on her face as she was doing the workouts with me. It was
definitely a little bit of relief to see she was also struggling at times…made
it all feel more real to me. I also enjoyed her music choices for the videos.
Other Content: 5/10 I didn’t hate watching the rest of her
content, but it just wasn’t content that made me feel like
I needed to smash that subscribe button.
TOTAL SCORE: 6.3
Difficulty: 4/10 Her at home workouts are 100% for beginners and
way too easy for me. I wasn’t even sweating by the end
of them and I did each 20 minute workout back to back.
Enjoyability: 8/10 Whitney is very into body positivity and is
just a pure ray of sunshine. Her music choices are top notch
(although the same songs do get repeated), her moves are creative
and not too repetitive, and I also like the no talking while working out.
Other content: 9/10 Whitney kind of does a little bit of everything, from
workouts to fashion to beauty, and I enjoy all of
her videos and am now a loyal subscriber.
TOTAL SCORE: 7.0
Difficulty Rating: 8/10 Her ab workouts were definitely a killer
and had me screaming, but her butt workout in my opinion was a
little more manageable (but don’t get me wrong…it was
still super intense and painful!).
Enjoyability: 7/10 I like her music choices for the videos, the
no talking, and she does a good job at choosing what moves will
be in each workout without too much repetition. I also really like the
timer and workout preview in the upper corner so I can visually see how
long my pain will last and her dance videos are fun. I did have to
dock a couple points because she makes the exercises look waaaay
too easy (while also looking absolutely perfect), but other
than that I do really like her channel.
Other content: NA Pamela doesn’t have any other types of
videos on her YouTube channel so I decided to
take out this scoring section.
TOTAL SCORE: 7.5
Difficulty: 9/10 Her short 5-10 minute workouts are definitely
going to make you feel the burn and are the perfect finisher
workouts to do in addition to your main workout. However, her
longer 30+ minutes workouts had me screaming
at the TV in pain! I loved it.
Enjoyability: 8/10 Lilly is super positive and does a great job of
motivating you to keep pushing yourself, but she also doesn’t make
you feel bad if you have to take a longer break (she knows her
workouts can be tough!). I also really like how she shows you the next
move in the corner (including modifications for some of the exercises), her
music choices are usually pretty great, and I like how she tells you what
muscles you should be squeezing to really feel the
full effect of her workout. I also like how she has workout programs on
her channel that last 1-2 weeks. I plan on completing one of them soon!
Other content: NA She does have a couple “What I Eat in a Day” videos
posted on her channel, but I didn’t think they were
enough for a judgement on “other content.”
TOTAL SCORE: 8.5
THE FINAL RANKINGS
7.) Whitney Simmons
5.) /Chloe Ting/MadFit
3.) /Blogilates/Natacha Océane
2.) Pamela Reif
1.) Lilly Sabri
7.) Chloe Ting
1.) //Lilly/Whitney/Natacha Océane
So who am I subscribing to and going to continue to work out with?
As I said above I have already subscribed to Whitney, not so
much for her workouts, but instead for her lifestyle content that is
also on her channel. I probably won’t be using her workouts much
in the future (although I do want to check out some of her gym
workouts once it gets warmer out and I am using my gym again), but
you better believe that I am there the next time she posts
about new outfits or testing out a specific product!
I am definitely going to continue working out with Lilly. I feel like
she does a great job motivating me to workout, I feel like her workouts
are effective, and I am really excited to complete one of
her workout programs. Bring on the burn.
Although I wasn’t a huge fan of her workouts, her dance videos and
single song workouts were great for a nice cardio
warmup and I had a LOT of fun doing them.
Who are your favorite fitness influencers? Have you worked out with
any of these influencers before? Are you subscribed to
any of them? Let me know in the comments.