Easy home workouts to keep you active over winter!

We have had to live without our gyms for a few months now and with so many people staying at home lack of exercise is not good for our health or waistlines. Regular exercise is proven to be good for both our physical and mental health and these stressful months are taking there toll.

There are plenty of great exercise routines that you can do everyday and thanks to YouTube, they are completely free. The options listed below don’t require fancy equipment that you probably don’t have at home, so there is no excuse to pull out the workout gear and have a go at these great options.


Yoga is a great form of exercise that improves your flexibility, helps with muscle tone and is great for stress relief.


This workout will get you moving, increase your heart rate and you don’t need a single piece of equipment.



Dance is a fun way to get active and this routine uses low impact dance moves to help raise the heart rate and get the blood pumping.



If you haven’t exercised a lot lately, this is a great workout at a beginner level, just do as much as you are comfortable with and keep building it up over a few weeks.



Ballet class is a fabulous way to build strength and improve balance. Even if this beginner level class will help you find muscles you didn’t even know you had.


This is just tiny sample of the free classes you can find on YouTube. If you have a good level of fitness, they simply search for classes that will push you a little harder. If you have never done any of these style of class then beginner level is perfect and will reduce the risk of injury or over-exertion.

Public pools are due to reopen shortly so you can always add swimming a few laps to your weekly exercise. One of the best ways to keep up an exercise habit is to try different things so just pick one and get started today. Your waist and mind will thank you for it…..even if a few of your muscles might not be so happy!

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