Active at Home

Physical Activity matters during this period and, actually, we think it's more important than ever right now.
Being active in a way that is right for you, can improve your physical health, help manage stress and anxiety and just generally make you feel better.
You can also still go outside for a walk, run, cycle - or any other way you normally get active outside - provided you are doing so in a way that meets the latest guidance on social distancing and advice on unnecessary social contact.



Keep Moving and Stay Positive

Home Workouts

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:

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

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.