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Red Velvet’s Yeri has shown her passion for Pilates through her social media posts. Featuring music from BTS to Blackpink, there are tons of K-pop-themed workout videos available online. Photo: Instagram/@yerimiese

5 K-pop YouTube workout routines with music from BTS, Blackpink, Twice, NCT, Red Velvet and more

  • Heading to the gym is no longer a must for an instructor-led workout, with millions of fitness videos available online that cater to all needs and niches
  • K-pop is no exception – we offer our top picks, from quick cardio BTS music fixes to a fitness class with Johnny from NCT. There’s something for every fan
Tamar Hermanin United States

Different people like to exercise in different ways, and for K-pop fans, there are many motivating, musical workout videos out there.

From dance-based cardio to sessions inspired by the workout routines of – and even led by – your favourite K-pop stars, here are five YouTube videos of various durations, so you’re covered whether you want a quick exercise fix, or a full-on, sweat-inducing fitness class.

Mamamoo dance routine

For K-pop dance novices, Olivia Styleme leads several videos in which songs by a particular Korean act are incorporated into a quick, easy-to-follow routine. Her video set to the music of girl group Mamamoo is a great example of this.

Three-minute BTS ‘Butter’ quick class

Shirlyn Kim has numerous videos that take inspiration from Korean fitness trends and K-pop, and this short workout based on the dance routine for hit BTS song “Butter” is a great, peppy video to keep in mind for when you need a three-minute cardio pick-me-up.

A very Neo workout session

Originally streamed on V Live, the Korean app that K-pop stars use to host live videos for their fans, this YouTube video shows Johnny, from K-pop boy band NCT, leading a workout class with fellow members Yuta and Taeyong.

Going off the comments, this may not be a class for beginners, but it is fun to join the K-pop stars as they torture themselves with – as the title jokes – no mercy.

A very musical workout

While all the other videos on this list centre around one particular K-pop act, Teagan Dixon’s K-pop dance routine is a good pick for those looking to work out to an eclectic K-pop playlist.

This video features music from EXO, NCT 127, Blackpink, BTS, Twice and Itzy, and has racked up almost 1.5 million views to date.

Blackpink-themed Pilates

Mish Choi has several K-pop-inspired exercise videos on YouTube, ranging from BTS-themed stretching to how to get “11 line” abs like K-pop stars.

Several artists, including Blackpink and Red Velvet members, have gone viral for their Pilates routines. This seven-minute video is inspired in part by Blackpink’s workouts, and has been viewed almost 4 million times.