Stay Active At Home

Sport England chief executive Tim Hollingsworth says it is now "more important than ever" to stay active, while following the government's guidance on social distancing.

We've compiled some of the most useful tips on how you can get active when you're at home, if you're well enough.

We're all now spending a lot more time at home and that means many of us are thinking about how we can get, or stay, active.

Official advice is stay at home, and to only go outside for one form of exercise a day, to shop for basic necessities, if there's a medical reason and travelling to and from essential work.

This inevitably means all our routines are changing.

But staying active is more important than ever right now, and even if you're mostly in your house, there are plenty of ways you can still do so.


We're all now spending a lot more time at home than we might like, which is why staying as physically active as possible is more important than ever.

Join the Movement is Sport England's brand-new campaign, funded by The National Lottery, giving you the advice and tools you need to help you do this while the country deals with the coronavirus outbreak.

Official advice is to stay at home, and to only go outside for one form of exercise a day, to shop for basic necessities, if there's a medical reason and travelling to and from essential work. This inevitably means all our routines are changing.

Get Active @ home

With gyms currently closed in response to government announcements, you can bring the gym into your own home.

There are a number of websites with online home workouts that you can watch and do whenever you want, some for free or with a free trial.

Get Active Outdoors

In any given day, you can still go outside for one form of exercise, such as a walk, a run or a cycle, if you're well enough and as long as you're on your own, or with members of your household.

Please always follow the latest official advice on social distancing - which means staying more than two metres from others - and follow the advice on general hygiene. It's important that you stick stringently to the guidance.

How to Stay Active While You're At Home

To help, we've compiled into one place some of the most handy exercise ideas that are out there for keeping active in and around your home.

And if you've found a great way to keep active online, use the hashtag #StayInWorkOut on social media to share it with others.

Remember to check government advice if you think you have any symptoms linked to coronavirus.

Her Spirit

Her Spirit is a personalised coaching app for your Mind, Body and Fuel and is now FREE for EVERY women in the UK thanks to Sport England Lottery funding.

Join a supportive, fun, non-judgemental community of like-minded women keeping active and eating more healthily looking after their mental health.

Her Spirit's mission to inspire women to be happier and healthier has never been more important. To help keep you motivated and feeling less socially isolated through this during this period of national uncertainty they are hosting the following within the Her Spirit Community:

  • Daily live and on demand workouts - Yoga, Indoor Cycling, Core, Strength, IMoveFreely + more
  • Weekly Her Spirit podcast with Louise Minchin (BBC Breakfast) & Annie Emmerson (BBC Triathlon Presenter) and special guests
  • Weekly community run and cycling challenges
  • Weekly live and on demand meditations
  • Weekly Live healthy eating and lifestyles education and inspiration.
  • Community Feed to chat and keep in touch with each other for fun and support.

Download the app and join the community

With the Kids

This is PE

North Yorkshire Sport and Yorkshire Sport Foundation are working with Physical Educators from across the country to support parents to teach PE at Home.

We'll post two-minute videos that will show parents and teachers free, fun and easy to follow PE activities for the whole family to enjoy together.

Each video will focus on a different aspect of the National Curriculum. Our series of short online videos, delivered by PE teachers, will help to continue your child's skill development in PE.

Videos will be posted at 1pm on a Monday, Wednesday and a Friday. You don't need to be in PE kit and you don't need sports equipment. All our videos will use things that you can find around the home

Disney Dance-a-long

This Girl Can is all about celebrating women getting active, no matter how they like to do it. Partnering with Disney and real families across England, we've captured some of the ways mums and kids get moving to the songs they love

Change 4 Life Indoor Activities for Kids

Easy ways for kids to keep active if you cannot get outdoors

PE with Joe - FREE & active morning session #PEwithJoe

Starting Monday 23rd March Joe Wicks is hosting a free workout aimed at children and adults LIVE on his YouTube channel. With the schools closed it's more important than ever that we keep children moving and as healthy and positive as possible. The morning workouts are fun and suitable for all ages. You don't need any equipment, just tune in to his YouTube channel at 9am each morning for a 30-minute energising workout.

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed especially for kids aged 3+ including themes from their favourite movies!

Les Mills Born to Move

When it comes to learning a whole lot of cool moves from dance, martial arts and yoga this class is the way to go. Each 20 or 40-minute class is jam-packed with cool music and foundation fitness moves


Adults should aim to take part in at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a week. This includes building strength to keep muscles bones & joints strong

During this extended period at home why not challenge yourself to hit your activity goal by taking part in some fun home workouts

This Girl Can Home Exercise

If gyms, dance halls, running tracks or playing fields aren't for you or you find it hard to find the time to get active while juggling a busy home life- exercising at home could be the answer.

We Are Undefeatable

We Are Undefeatable is a major new campaign to support the 15 million people who live with one or more long-term health conditions in England.

The campaign features real-life experiences of people with long-term health conditions – both visible and invisible – on their own journeys to being active. It also recognises the unique barriers people living with long-term health conditions face.

The We Are Undefeatable campaign understands that how you feel can change from day to day and sometimes, that can make moving more feel like a challenge.

One You Home Workouts

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 our easy 10-minute workouts a go.

NHS Fitness studio exercise videos

Take your pick from 24 instructor-led videos across our aerobics exercise, strength and resistance, and pilates and yoga categories.

These workouts have been created by fitness experts InstructorLive and range from 10 to 45 minutes.

NHS Gym-free workouts

Put the fun back into fitness with these equipment-free workouts for all levels.

These illustrated guides are designed to help make your workouts effective and easy to follow.

Created with busy people in mind, these routines from fitness expert Neila Rey, now known as Darebee, can be done anywhere, at any time.

The Body Coach YouTube Channel

A range of workouts from The Body Coach Joe Wicks on his YouTube Channel

LesMills On Demand

Over 800 of the world's best workouts to stream, cast or download.

Older Adults

Adaptive Yoga with WheelPower

Yoga is a safe and effective way to increase strength, flexibility and your balance that can lead to improvements in both your physical and mental wellbeing. At WheelPower they believe that lives can be transformed through sport and physical activity and have launched a series of Adaptive Yoga videos to encourage wheelchair users to exercise from the comfort of their homes.

Nina Boswell Brown, from will be your instructor as she demonstrates, explains and guides you through a gentle warm up, before showing you how to complete the yoga poses in a safe and effective way. Put on some comfortable clothing that allow for movement, find yourselves a small space within your home and away you go.

One You Home Workout Videos

To stay fit and healthy, you're recommended to get at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week, or around 20 to 30 minutes a day. Plus, you should aim to do strengthening and balance exercises at least 2 days a week. Our home workouts are an easy way to help you reach your exercise goals, so give them a go!

Later Life Training - Make Movement Your Mission

Later Life Training - Make Movement your Mission...Join Bex 3 times a day (8am, 12, and 4pm) for 10 minutes live functional movement from Monday 23 March. These are live on the FB Page until 20 April but will remain on this channel after this.

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