Create and Share Workout Plans with Workout Loop
Workout Loop is a free tool from Plankido that lets you make shareable workout plans using YouTube videos. No more fiddling with a playlist!
Go to the Edit tab to create a plan, then come back whenever it's time to workout. For more information, see the Help tab.
Or try this example: 5 days of 20 minute morning yoga
There's also programs shared regularly on the blog!
Edit your Program
Workout Loop is designed to let you make simple, shareable workout programs based on YouTube videos with a smoother experience than dealing with a YouTube playlist. Set up a list of videos and then come back whenever it's time for a workout to play the next video. When you get to the end, it will loop back to the beginning of the list.
The details of the videos are saved in the URL after the #, so you can share your plan by sharing the link. Your place in the list is saved locally on your device.
2023-02-28: Added Playlist programs. This allows you to follow a YouTube playlist rather than manage videos in Workout Loop.
2022-06-01: Added ability to edit videos using the pencil button; Changed Layout of Edit tab and removed Save button as programs now save automatically for every change.
2022-05-10: Renamed tabs from Video and Program to Workout and Edit; Video titles are now auto filled from YouTube title
To create or edit a program
Go to the Edit tab to create or edit the program. Programs are saved based on the program title - changing the title is a "new" program, but changing the playlist ID, or adding or re-ordering videos, is the same program.
There are now 2 kinds of programs: Playlist Programs, and Video Programs.
You can use a Playlist program to follow a YouTube playlist maintained by you or your favorite fitness creators. Every time you load the page, it will load the playlist from YouTube, so it can update to follow a playlist that is being added to by the creator.
In a Video program, you maintain a list of videos in Workout Loop, and you can customize the titles and start/end times to skip long intros or outros.
Video and program titles are limited to 100 characters, like YouTube videos.
The program details are stored in the URL and locally on your device, along with your place in the program - we do not save any data on our servers. To ensure you don't lose a program, we suggest you keep a copy of the link somewhere as a back up, as we are unable to retrieve it for you.
Click on New Playlist program, and add a playlist ID. This is the part of the url that comes after
list=. The playlist can be public or unlisted, but not private. You can change the title, or the playlist it points to; to edit the videos, change the playlist in YouTube. Playlist programs will load up to 50 videos.
Click on New Video Program, and give your program a name. Then add some videos!
To add a video, copy and paste the link to the video from the address bar of your browser or the Share link in YouTube. You can also use just the Video ID. The title will then fill in automatically based on the video's title, but you can change it if you prefer.
Below are some examples of supported URL formats, with the Video ID portion in bold. The Video ID will not include /, ?, =, or &.
- From the URL bar of your browser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3cvOMQrrTA
- From the URL bar of your browser, from a playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IORdOfPj6BY&list=PLUg8ybh0Y3CqdUoVG5WO-80Aap93k-tvs
- From the Share or Copy Link button in YouTube: https://youtu.be/75eL1G30lpE
You can re-order the videos by dragging and dropping them in the list. This is currently not supported on mobile devices. You can delete a video using the trash can button, and start a new program using the New Program button.
You can also add a start and/or end time, in seconds, for the video if you want to skip an intro or stop it before the end. You can get the time in seconds using the Share button in YouTube, and check the "Start at" button and it will show the time in seconds at the end like this: https://youtu.be/yUi21jZpw0g?t=61
Video programs can have up to 31 videos. This gives a month of videos and avoids issues with the URL getting too long.
To follow a program
Follow programs in the Workout tab. After you start a video, the next time you load the page on the same device it will advance to the next video. You can also navigate between videos using the arrow buttons below the video if you want to skip ahead or repeat a video. A program is stored in the URL, so make a bookmark or save the link in some other way that works for you, for example, you can save it in a note app like Google Keep.
To share a program
Click the Copy Link button on the Edit tab to copy a link to the program to your clipboard, and paste it into wherever you'd like to share - Email it, post on Reddit, share to your Discord... if you can share a link, you can share your Workout Loop! The share buttons will also show up in the Workout Complete dialog after you've finished a video.
To load a saved program
Below the video or program editor, there is a list of saved programs. Clicking one of the links will load the program. If you want to change it it, you can do so in the Edit tab. Changing the name will create a new entry in the program list. If you no longer want a program to be saved, click the trash can button to delete it.
- Some YouTube videos do not allow embedding on other sites and will show a message saying "Video unavailable" with a link to watch on YouTube. In some cases this may be due to music licensing. This also breaks changing the video; if you run into this, delete the video and refresh the page.
Like any exercise program, use common sense and don't push yourself beyond your abilities - if a workout is too much, slow down and take breaks or choose a different one! If you have any concerns about your ability to perform an exercise program safely, check with your doctor. You are performing these workouts at your own risk and Plankido.com will not be responsible or liable for any injury or harm you sustain as a result of following a video viewed via our site.
Plankido.com does not (and is unable to) vet or endorse the contents of particular videos or programs. If you lose the link to a program you have created, we are unable to retrieve it for you.