Quick home workouts
We've put together some resources to help you stay active at home, which will help your physical health as well as boosting your mental wellbeing.
As with any kind of physical activity, start slowly and gradually build up the time and intensity of your workouts, and don't forget to warm up and cool down!
If you're not sure on what to try next, why not check out our workout of the week? We'll be updating it each week with fun new home activities and workouts for you to try.
Easy exercise guides
These easy-to-follow workouts are a great way to get active at home:
- NHS strength exercises
- NHS balance exercises
- NHS flexibility exercises
- NHS gym-free workouts
- NHS ten-minute cardio and toning workouts
- This Girl Can home exercise guide
- LimbPower exercises for amputees and individuals with limb impairments
Or keep scrolling to check out some of our favourite videos!
Follow these low impact videos to get moving
The videos below are low-impact workouts that should ease you into home workouts if you're not already familiar with them. If you're craving more of a challenge, try increasing the time or checking out some other workouts by The Body Coach or Body Project who are committed to bringing various workouts for all ages and abilities.
Get moving with these dance workouts
Get those hips wiggling and feet moving with these selection of dance workouts! We've picked some nice easy ones to get you started, but each can be increased in duration and intensity if you're looking for more of a challenge.
You could try a classic dance workout, or something a little different like a hip hop workout if you're feeling energetic! These can all be done from your own home or garden - just make sure you clear a bit of space!
#BeFit4Baby home exercises for pregnant women
A free video workout service for pregnant women stuck at home due to COVID-19 has been launched by a group of organisations including Merseyside Sports Partnership and Active Cheshire. Female fitness coach Juanita Steel is hosting live #BeFit4Baby video classes for pregnant women every Monday and Wednesday at 11am on her Facebook page and you can watch them any time on YouTube.
Sport England and ukactive have launched a series of online workouts to help pregnant woman and new mums be physically active at home.
From yoga and Pilates videos you can follow, to videos focusing on general fitness, the This Mum Moves workouts are perfect for antenatal and postnatal women.