Home workout ideas
With the current circumstances we are all facing, it has never been more important to stay physically active. Exercising has many benefits, from improving your mood and wellbeing to burning energy and helping you get a better night's sleep. And if like most people, you are finding it hard to stay away from your quarantine snacks, exercising will help burn off some of those additional calories too.
So, with that in mind, we have listed below some useful online resources to help you exercise during this quarantine period:
Several Instagram fitness professionals are delivering a range of free live workouts that can be viewed via their Instagram story.
Some examples are:
Bradley Simmonds (@bradleysimmonds)
Live workouts at 8am and 6.30pm. Focussing on High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) in the morning and strength in the evenings. If you don’t have any weights at home, you could try and compromise with tins of soup, bottles of water, etc.
Results Wellness Lifestyle (@rwl)
The team at Results Wellness Lifestyle are streaming daily live workouts via their Instagram stories. They even have a timetable for their weekly workouts, so you can tune into what suits you best:
• Monday – BoxRcise – 6.30pm
• Tuesday – Barre Fusion – 9.30am
• Wednesday – Family Workout – 9.30am
• Wednesday – Full Body HIIT – 7pm
• Thursday – Yoga – 9.30am
• Friday – Step – 12.30pm
• Saturday – HIIT Attack – 9.30am
• Sunday – Fitness Plates – 9.30am
Alice Liveing (@aliceliveing)
Alice is a personal trainer who has been sharing loads of step-by-step home workouts on her Instagram feed. These include a home workout warm up, home kettlebell workout and no equipment home workouts. She is also doing live sessions on Instagram, so check out her stories for more information on dates and times.
PE with Joe Wicks (The Body Coach)
Joe Wicks is delivering live PE sessions every Monday – Friday morning, from 9am via his YouTube channel. The sessions last 30 minutes and are aimed at kids of all ages. Adults are encouraged to take part and exercise along with their kids (be warned though - we’ve tried them out and we were more out of breath than our kids!)
As well as offering live PE sessions, Joe Wicks has several home workout videos for all ages and abilities, which are also free to access via his YouTube channel.
You can subscribe to his YouTube channel here.
Own Your Goals - Davina McColl
Davina McColl is offering a 30-day free membership for her online fitness programme, ‘Own Your Goals’.
There are no payment details required when signing up, and you will be asked several questions to allow them to tailor your plan depending on your fitness level and what you want to achieve.
The membership gives you access to a vast range of online fitness classes from boxing, dance, cardio and yoga. As well as this, you will also get access to nutritionist approved recipes and tips on looking after your wellbeing.
Find out more here.
If workouts aren’t your thing, then you could also set yourself a daily step count, which you can monitor on your phone, Fitbit or Apple watch. Try to do your daily walk, go a run or even carry out some household chores like hoovering, cutting the grass, etc. Or even simple things like when you are on the phone try to walk around the room and take regular breaks away from your computer. If you do go outside, then make sure to keep a 2-metre distance between other people.
Happy exercising, everyone!