You will find below even more ideas on how to stay active to help improve mental health, boost the immune system, reach the NHS recommended exercise guidelines and make you feel better about the current situation. Remember, always exercise within your limits.
I’ve never exercised before, how should I start?
The NHS Live Well website will help you gain a better understanding of how much exercise you should do and what type! Check out the recommendations for early childhood, young people and older adults to help keep the whole family active.
Virtual Exercise Classes
There are lots of free virtual options out there that will help you recreate an exercise class vibe in your home. We’ve listed a few of the options currently available.
- Make sure to follow Falkirk Fitness and Falkirk Sport Facebook pages to get the latest advice, fun challenges and video workouts.
- The Body Coach Love or hate him, Joe Wicks has amassed a huge following with free High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) sessions suitable for all the family at 9am Monday to Friday.
- British Gymnastics - Join coach Maria as she takes you through a coached session about key shapes and steps in gymnastics, suitable for all ages.
- British Gymnastic's charity partner, the British Gymnastics Foundation, have developed a Love to Move programme, helping older people get moving better.
- Gym Jam brings you a fun and engaging gymnastics related movement session for preschool children created for home use.
- NHS - Getting exercise doesn't need to be difficult. You don't even need to leave the house! Clear some space in the living room and give these easy 10-minute workouts a go.
- POPSUGAR Fitness offers fresh fitness tutorials, workouts, and exercises that will help you on your road to healthy living, weight loss, and stress relief.
- This Mum Moves is an initiative aimed at supporting pregnant women and new mums to be active.
- This Girl Can is all about celebrating women getting active, no matter how they like to do it. Partnering with Disney and real families, they’ve captured some of the ways mums and kids get moving to the songs they love.
- Cosmic Kids Yoga - Yoga designed specially for kids. Interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence - and get kids into yoga and mindfulness early!
- Move It or Lose It! was founded in 2010 by award-winning fitness expert, Julie Robinson, who has dedicated her career to motivating thousands of people to keep active so they can enjoy healthier, happier lives.
- Barry’s UK, the hip global HIIT studio chain, is currently offering free Instagram workouts. Follow @barrysuk, read the IC LIVE timetable and turn up in your living room for your chosen session.
- The NHS Fitness Studio offers a huge range of free online workouts you can follow – from aerobic and strength to Pilates and Yoga.
- Strictly Come Dancing Oti Mabuse workouts may be designed for kids but adults, love them too.
- The Ballet Coach also offers free online classes for children and adults.
- For those who enjoy Yoga two great options include CorePower Yoga and lululemon.
- Nike Training Club App is a great for your phone or tablet, offering a wide range of workouts from Mood Boosters to Head-to-Toe Meltdown.
- Copthall Health Sports massage offers increased flexibility, improved performance, reduced pain, eased anxiety, and decreased muscle tension.