Hub Self-isolating tips & resources

Staying active resources

We’ve pulled together a selection of online on demand fitness and exercise platforms with content to fit around your day-to-day isolation schedule.

So, if it’s the first thing you want to do when you wake up, or if you simply need a break from your home-office set up – this content is here when you need it. Enjoy!

We’ve split this down into the following categories:

General Fitness

The Body Coach

The Body Coach TV is the home of Joe Wicks’ workouts. He has hundreds of free workouts for all fitness levels. These fun workouts can be done at home with no equipment.

The Body Coach


POPSUGAR Fitness

Over 500 ad-free workouts from celebrity trainers and fitness experts, including POPSUGAR’s exclusive multi-week challenges. The app ‘Active by POPSUGAR’ is also free to use at this time.

POPSUGAR Fitness


Sweaty Betty

Workout from home with Sweaty Betty’s online fitness classes. With workouts ranging from yoga to HIIT, you’ll be able to find a class to suit your timeframe and fitness level.

Sweaty Betty


NHS home workouts

You can also follow these home workout videos from the NHS, which includes a strengthening workout and a 10-minute cardio workout.

NHS home workouts


Fitness Blender

Fitness Blender believes fitness should be accessible to everyone, everywhere. With hundreds of professionally-led workouts, as well as a positive community, you’ll have everything you need to reach your personal fitness goals.

Fitness Blender

Fitness with the kids

The Body Coach

Joe Wicks, aka the Body Coach, has lots of free workouts for kids that are fun and can be done at home with no equipment. Joe’s also doing live YouTube workouts for kids at 9am Monday to Friday.

The Body Coach


Cosmic Kids Yoga

Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specially for kids aged three and above.

Cosmic Kids Yoga


Disney dance-alongs

Partnering with Disney, This Girl Can has captured some of the ways mums and kids get moving to the songs they love. Learn their moves or put your own spin on their routines.

Disney workouts


Change4Life

Change4Life has created some Disney-themed indoor games and activities that are bundles of fun and will get the kids moving.

It also has lots of ways to keep disabled children and young people active indoors, including a seated version of a classic obstacle race.

Indoor activities for kids


Adventures at Home from Girlguiding

Activities released every week from the Girlguiding programme. Activities and adventures to keep yourself occupied during this difficult time – fun for kids, adults, everyone!

Girlguiding

 

Yoga & Pilates

Yoga with Adriene

Yoga With Adriene provides high quality practices on yoga and mindfulness, at no cost, to inspire people of all ages, shapes and sizes across the globe.

Yoga with Adriene


Rachel Lawrence Pilates

Known as The Girl with the Pilates Mat, Rachel Lawrence shares her expertise in a warm, friendly style with a wide range of free Pilates classes to inspire, inform and challenge.

Rachel Lawrence Pilates

Strength & conditioning

This Girl Can

This Girl Can has put together a useful list of exercises to try at home, from table top press ups to living room wall sits – and they’re great for women and men alike.

This Girl Can


Anna Martin Fitness

Anna Martin Fitness brings you 30 days of workouts to improve your posture, movement patterns and mobility, as well as working on technique.

Anna Martin Fitness

Older adults

10 Today

A set of fun, 10-minute workouts intended to easily fit into your day that help get you stretching and moving at home. You can find audio or video workouts on the 10 Today website.

10 Today


Move it or Lose it

Founded by exercise instructor Julie Robinson, Move it or Lose it has created a series of fitness videos for older people.

Move it or Lose it


NHS sitting exercises

Sitting exercises are great for all ages, but particularly if you’re over 65. Click on the button below to also find strength, balance and flexibility exercises.

Sitting exercises


Strengthen and Stretch

Endorsed by FLexercise, Strengthen and Stretch offers fun and friendly, weekly online exercise sessions for older adults that work the whole body.

Strengthen and Stretch

Pregnant women

If you’re pregnant, the Chief Medical Officer’s (CMO’s) advice is to start gradually if you weren’t active prior to pregnancy, and if you were then to keep going but listen to your body and adapt.

Staying active during pregnancy helps with mood, sleep and reduces the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes and weight gain.


This Mum Moves

Helpful advice for mums-to-be or new mums, including the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines about how to get active, as well as pelvic floor workout guidance.

This Mum Moves


NHS exercise in pregnancy

The NHS has put together guidance on exercises to do during pregnancy, ones to avoid and tips for a fitter pregnancy – including stomach-strengthening and pelvic floor exercises.

Pregnancy activities

If you have a disability or long term health condition

When you’re managing a health condition, being active is about finding what works for you, particularly when the way you feel can change from day to day.

So as well as giving any of the activities on this page a go, we’ve also brought together some more specific content below from expert partners to help.


Parasport

Parasport are producing home workout routines especially designed for disabled people. New content will be added to the website all the time, so keep an eye on the latest updates.

Parasport home workouts


MS Society

Symptoms of multiple sclerosis can make it hard to exercise. So the MS Society has worked with personal trainer Dom to create a range of exercises for people with MS. These workouts are designed for different levels of mobility.

MS Society


NHS pilates workout

The NHS has produced a pilates-inspired 30-minute workout suitable for people with several conditions including multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic pain and fibromyalgia.

Pilates video workout


Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK have put together some advice to support you in keeping active, well and managing diabetes while at home, whether you’re self-isolating or know someone who is.

Diabetes UK


British Blind Sport

Audio workouts, both live and on demand, for people with visual impairments – including audio transcripts.

British Blind Sport

 


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