It’s not always easy to find the motivation to work out. You know it’s what you need to do — but some days, you just don’t feel like lacing up your sneakers (or pulling on your grip socks) and breaking a sweat.
Before you bail on your workout, take a few minutes and watch one of these inspiring videos. After seeing these extreme stunts, superhuman feats, and athletes at the peak of their game, it’ll be hard to stay on the couch.
People Are Awesome
This is about as much inspiration as you can squeeze into a three-minute video. From death-defying stunts to backyard acrobatics to jaw-dropping feats of strength and coordination, this anything-is-possible compilation is the confidence booster we all need sometimes.
Barstarzz “Superhuman Strength Pull-Ups”
Need some motivation to tackle your strength training workout? Watch this six-minute compilation of physics-defying pull-ups — you’ll never want to skip arm day again (and you’ll probably end up searching Google Maps for the nearest street park to practice your back lever pull-ups.
Jessie Graff Crushes Stage 1 on American Ninja Warrior
Every time we watch a Ninja Warrior competition, we get the sudden urge to crank out some box jumps and pull-ups. And one of the most inspiring runs we’ve ever seen was professional stuntwoman Jessie Graff becoming the first woman to beat the first stage of the national finals (and making it look easy!).
(Want to get in touch with your inner superhero? Rough Around The Edges is Openfit’s upcoming intense, results-driven training program led by a team of professional stuntwomen.)
Rodrigo Koxa Surfs an 80-Foot Wave
If you’re feeling a little anxious about trying a new workout, watch this video of Brazilian big-wave surfer Rodrigo Koxa breaking a world record in 2018 by riding an 80-foot wave off the coast of Portugal. If he can drop into this wave and live to talk about it, we’ll probably survive that aerial yoga class.
Katelyn Ohashi’s 10.0 Floor Routine
If you’re not one of the 36 million people who’ve already watched UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi’s literally-perfect floor routine from earlier this year, take two minutes and catch up. We don’t know what our favorite part is — the fun Motown soundtrack, her powerful tumbling passes, her quads of steel, or the fact that she seems to be having so much fun.
Rocky Balboa Training Scenes
Is there anything more inspiring than the training montage from Rocky? How about every training scene from every Rocky movie, all compiled into one 15-minute video? Cue this up and go into your next workout with the eye of the tiger.
People Are Awesome Vs. FailArmy
As amazing as the physical achievements in the video above are, we love this collection of failed attempts and epic wipeouts just as much. It’s a great reminder that when you’re trying to do something that seems impossible, the occasional slip-up is just part of the process.