3 Back to School Workout Programs to Add to Your Channel

Planning ahead is always the best way to keep the content on your channel fresh and new. Remember, in addition to your weekly workouts, we recommend having at least three to five programs and categories at all times. If you’re struggling to come up with new program ideas, we’re here to help!

While we’re still in the midst of summer, the back to school and work season is just around the corner, which means vacation mode will (unfortunately!) soon be a thing of the past. That means your subscribers may be looking for a workout program to get themselves back into a solid exercise routine — and that’s where you come in!

We recommend creating a four-week program, and since you’re building this program to ease your subscribers back into exercise after a summer of fun, try to keep each workout to 30 minutes or less. Remember, you can build programs in the creator app quickly by duplicating and republishing workouts.

If you want to kick off the back to school season with a new program, take a look at our recommendations below.

Note: We’ve included ideas for the first week of each program (including a few example exercises) that you can creatively customize to suit your own brand and area of expertise.

Back to Business Gym Program

Best for creators who prioritize gym workouts, this program should contain gym workouts exclusively. When you market this program, you’ll want to let your followers and subscribers know that this program provides a great mix of workouts to get them back into the gym.

Here’s what the first week of your program might look like:

  • W1/D1: Upper Body & Core (Dumbbell bench press, seated overhead tricep extension, and pull-up bar)

  • W1/D2: Cardio (Run, jog, or walk on the treadmill for 30 minutes)

  • W1/D3: Chest & Biceps (Barbell bench press, cable crossovers, and dumbbell flys)

  • W1/D4: Lower Body (Dumbbell squats, side lunge with dumbbells, and seated calf raises)

  • W1/D5: Cardio (Run, jog, or walk on the treadmill for 30 minutes)

  • W1/D6: Full Body (Bench press, leg curls, and barbell hip thrusts)

  • W1/D7: Rest day!

Back to School Home Program

This program should be made up of workouts that can be done at home with minimal equipment. If your target audience is largely Gen Z, this is a great program to market to your audience as one that can be done in a dorm or apartment with a little bit of space to move around and minimal equipment, such as dumbbells or resistance bands.

Your first week of programming might include:

  • W1/D1: Ab day (Sit-ups, crunches, and planks)

  • W1/D2: Cardio (Run, jog, or walk outside for 30 minutes)

  • W1/D3: Rest day!

  • W1/D4: Booty burn (Squats, lunges, and glute bridges)

  • W1/D5: Cardio (Run, jog, or walk outside for 30 minutes outside)

  • W1/D6: Upper Body (Tricep dips, curls with dumbbells, and skull crushers)

  • W1/D7: Lower Body (Bulgarian split squats, reverse lunges, and goblet squat)

Back to Basics Equipment-Free Program

If you choose to create this program, make sure the exercises are made up of exclusively equipment-free workouts that can be done anywhere. Regardless of your target audience, equipment-free programs are always great to have on the app because anyone can do them anywhere at any time!

Here’s an example:

  • W1/D1: Upper Body (Push-ups, bodyweight tricep dips, and planks)

  • W1/D2: Cardio (Run, jog, or walk outside for 30 minutes)

  • W1/D3: Lower Body (Squats, reverse lunges, and single-leg calf raises)

  • W1/D4: Abs & Chest (Mountain climbers, lying leg raises, and push-ups)

  • W1/D5: Legs & Glutes (Jump squats, curtsy squat, and pistol squats)

  • W1/D6: Rest day

  • W1/D7: Cardio (Run, jog, or walk outside for 30 minutes)

Back to You Mindfulness Program

This program is great for yogi creators, as mindfulness is a great mental exercise for your subscribers to explore when they’re transitioning from one season of life to another.

Here are a few ideas:

  • W1/D1: Grounded in Gratitude (Share your tips for positive mindset and gratitude)

  • W1/D2: Guided Meditation

  • W1/D3: Positive Affirmations (Share a few positive affirmations and how your subscribers can create their own)

  • W1/D4: Rest Day

  • W1/D5: Focus on Awareness (Tips for slowing down, prioritizing, and focusing on one thing at a time)

  • W1/D6: Morning Routine (Share your morning routine and how your subscribers can create their own)

  • W1/D7: Breathwork (Walk subscribers through 4-7-8 breath, or whatever method you prefer)