Keep Moving and Stay Positive
Home exercise for all ages and fitness levels It is important that for our health, we don't all sit for long periods of time. This doesn't mean that we need to do vigorous hour-long workouts, but does mean that we should regularly get up from sitting and all try to move around a little. By moving around it will naturally help to engage and strengthen our muscles, bones and joints which will improve our suppleness, balance and keep us in good health both mentally and physically. For people working from home, here are some tips from local experts at Harmony Physiotherapy.
Before exercising, please read the below disclaimer to help you decide if you are generally fit and well to take part.
- Do not to exercise beyond what you consider to be your own abilities.
- If you know or are concerned that you have a medical condition which might interfere with you exercising safely, you should get advice from a relevant medical professional and follow that advice.
- Exercise carries its own risks. You should not carry out any activities which you have been told are not suitable for you. If at any point, you feel ill during exercising, you should stop exercising and seek advice from your doctor or a medical professional.
- If you have a disability, you must follow any reasonable instructions to allow you to exercise safely.
Here are a range of workouts for you to try at home:
- The NHS provides a range of free workouts for all ages and abilities which you can try here
- The Green Goddess provides gentle and chair workouts for older people. Try her workouts here
- The NHS 'One You' provides a range of home workouts you can try here
- The Body Coach is doing a family PE lesson every weekday at 9am which you can access here
- There are lots of online workouts you can try such as Lizzie from TVAM, or how about Mr Motivator from GMTV who was great fun.
- Chris Allcott - 10 Minute Core Workout
- Chris Allcott - 5 Minute Plank Challenge
- Chris Allcott - 10 minute Core Workout #2
- Chris Allcott - 10 minute Full Body Workout
- Nicholas Smith - Beginner Vinyasa Flow Yoga
- Teresa Hallchurch 1 hour Pilates Class
- Teresa Pilates Workout #2
- Teresa Pilates Workout #3
- Teresa Pilates Workout #4
- Teresa Pilates Workout #5
- Ben Bates - 20 minute family workout
- Brogan Needhams Workout of the Week
- Andy Pritchard Body Weight Workout
- Sue Wynn - Legs, Bums and Tums Workout
- Workout of the week with Brogan
- Tracy Jones Step Workout
- Aggy's Boxing workout
- Tim's fitness challenges: Challenge 1, Challenge 2 and Challenge 3
- Tim's Active Youth Workout and here's James demonstrating the routine
- Hansa's 2 minute Yoga routine
- Paul Taylors 5 minute Home Workout
- Claire's Shibashi Routine 1
- Vicki Bakers Ab Blast
- Vicki Bakers Legs Workout
- Premier League Stay Well Hub
- Sue Wynn - Legs Workout
- Sue Wynn - Arms Workout
Here are some other tools you can use to help stay motivated with your exercise at home:
- We are undefeatable is another website which will advise you on ways to get moving
- The Royal Academy of Dance are now doing dance classes for seniors here
- British Blind Sports provides access to workouts for the visually impaired
- Cerebral Palsy Sports launch for keeping active at home
- Mayathon is a virtual tool to buddy up and exercise with someone whilst socially distancing
Her Spirit is a personalised coaching app for your Mind, Body and Fuel, and is now FREE for EVERY women in the UK thanks to Sport England Lottery funding. Her Spirit's mission is to inspire women to be happier and healthier. The app will help keep you motivated and feeling less socially isolated through this during this period.
Join The movement
Sport England have launched a national campaign to support people to get or stay active. Using #StayInWorkOut on social media, the Join the Movement campaign is designed to provide inspiration and trusted information to the public about how to get active in and around the home during the coronavirus pandemic.
For tips, advice and guidance on how to keep or get active in and around your home. Join the Movement and use #StayInWorkOut to share how you're getting active during this time.
Staying Active at Home with SASSOT
(Sport Across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent)
SASSOT have developed a dedicated 'Staying Active' section on their website where they have collated great online content for adults, children and families and those that want to take it steady.