Tips for starting a YouTube fitness channel.
Get your fitness on — and inspire others to do the same — by starting a YouTube fitness channel.
While most people watch YouTube videos from the comfort of their couch, bed, or desk, fitness videos can engage viewers on a whole new level — inspiring people to get up, get moving, and feel good. Try these tips to get going if you want to start a YouTube fitness channel but don’t know where to start.
Start your fitness channel.
- Find your angle. What kind of fitness do you want to teach through your YouTube channel? Mindful movement and yoga? Hardcore weight-lifting? Tips for triathlon training? Answering these questions will help you create consistent content and a coherent brand that followers want to see.
- Brainstorm ideas. Sure, you can post workout videos every week. But a YouTube fitness channel is also an educational opportunity. Think about diversifying your content while staying on brand. Mix up your workout videos with fitness tips, motivational advice, healthy recipe ideas, and information about your own fitness journey.
- Create a content calendar. To keep your videos engaging and effective, you’ll need to plan for them well in advance. A content calendar helps you stay organized, so that you have ample time to film and cut together dynamic videos that engage your viewers.
- Be consistent. Consistency in your posting and video length is important. Followers will come to expect a certain type of content from you. Posting a 20-minute video if most of your others are five minutes or less, or randomly skipping a month with no explanation, may turn your viewers off.