Fitness Video Submissions

14Y Fitness Submissions

The 14th Street Y may be closed, but we will still be here for our community.

We’re encouraging 14Y fitness instructors and personal trainers to create and share videos to keep our community feeling great inside and out during this challenging time. These videos will be featured on the 14Y YouTube Channel in a Fitness Playlist that is shared with the wider community.

To contribute to 14Y Fitness, use the form below. Please take a moment to review best practices for video creation.

Tips on creating a great YouTube Video:
  • Must sure your video is no longer than 5 minutes in length. If you’d like to submit a longer video, please contact Jaci Fletcher, Director of Marketing, at to confirm. 
  • If filming on your phone, you will want to hold it horizontally, not vertically. 
  • Make sure your lighting is in front of you and not behind you to avoid unflattering shadows and grainy (blurry) video.
  • Always make sure your volume/ mic is up and on so you can have sound. Do a sound test before you begin filming. 
  • Make sure your surroundings are conducive to a welcoming environment (i.e. don’t have loud music on in the background if you are doing a lesson, etc.)  
  • Take steady video. If you have a tripod or stabilizer use that. If not, you can lean your phone on a book or something sturdy. 
  • Use the backside of your phone to take video, frontside video does not offer the best quality.
  • Set up your shot. Make sure you are aware of what is in view and in the frame. 
  • Please DO NOT use music in your video unless it’s free to use. YouTube’s Audio ID technology automatically scans and detects copyrighted songs inside videos and, depending on who owns the rights, disables the audio or serves additional advertising on the video that is paid back to the rights holder.
Additional Resources

Filming Best Practices – This is a great visual guide! 

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