There are lots of ways to keep active from the comfort of your own home. You don’t need any particular special equipment or clothing either. It might mean finding ways to fit more movement into your day, or you might want to try an at home workout.
If you’ve got a busy schedule fitting exercise into your day can seem tricky – the good thing about keeping active at home is you can do it any time that it suits you. You don’t need to dedicate a large amount of time either. Short busts of activity throughout the day all add up.
On demand home workout videos can be a great place to start (see below for our selection). Virtual fitness classes (where you follow a live class online) are also becoming more popular – you can find a selection by searching for ‘online activities’ on our activity finder.
Did you know everyday tasks such as housework and gardening can count towards getting your recommended amount of physical activity each week?
Just make sure that you do them at an intensity level that makes you feel warmer to make sure you’re getting the most benefit. Follow the link below to find out more about how active you should be.
Our Parks have a range of free fitness videos. It’s an initiative that aims to help people across different boroughs to get access to free exercise in local parks.
Our Parks have their own Couch to Fitness Series, a nine week programme, suitable for beginners, that will get you moving from the comfort of your home.
Easy to follow ten minute home workouts. These videos cover, cardio, strengthening, stretching and much more.
A selection of yoga workouts to follow along with at home, including those suitable for beginners or young people
Free workouts from celebrity trainers and fitness experts covering disciplines including boxing, dancing, pilates and HIIT.
Gentle sitting exercises that can be done at home and will help improve your mobility and prevent falls.
A series of simple balance exercises that can be done at home to help improve your health and mobility.
Flexibility exercises that can be done at home to help improve your health and mobility.
A set of fun 10-minute, audio and video routines intended to easily fit into your day to help you get stretching and moving at home. It has been designed by and for older people to keep you physically active, boost your wellbeing, and help maintain your mobility and balance.
A series of fitness videos for older people by exercise instructor Julie Robinson.
Julie founded the initiative in 2010 because of her passion to motivate older people to stay active throughout their lives.
A selection of home workout routines specially designed for disabled people.
You can also search online live workouts suitable for disabled people.
Active @ Home section of the Disability Rights UK’s Get Yourself Active site has a range of videos and written resources to support disabled people and people with long-term health conditions to get active at home.
Online workout videos for disabled people of all ages. Wheelpower also deliver live exercise classes on zoom each week.
Audio workouts, both live and on demand, for people with visual impairments – including audio transcripts.