With new restrictions in our lives, working out at home has become the new normal. We have lots of tips and ideas for how to start on your home workout journey.
Enjoy the exercise you do
Sport England has a whole range of ideas of different activities you can try from the comfort of your own home. From yoga, to strength and conditioning to general workouts, they have links to them all.
Active Oxfordshire also has lots of good tips for how to be active within your own home on their website.
Being involved in a community can really help to motivate you to keep active. See some examples of the communities available below.
Free memberships to Amy’s Online Yoga Club – Amy has kindly donated free memberships to her Online Yoga Club to Oxfordshire Mind for anyone we work with who is experiencing difficulties with their mental health during lock down. To apply for a free membership, people just need to email firstname.lastname@example.org
Boxing for Wellbeing live online course – Taz and Annie from Oxfordshire Mind will be delivering a Boxing for Wellbeing course over Zoom starting on Friday 29th May for 4 weeks. Each session will include a 30 minute wellbeing workshop, followed by a 30 minute boxing session- it is beginner friendly and no equipment needed! To book a space on the course service users can book a ticket on eventbrite –https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/boxing-for-wellbeing-live-online-course-tickets-104133901302
Finding what works for you
Finding the right activity for you may be harder than expected but there are lots of new and creative ways to get exercise within your own home.
This Girl Can have put together a series of videos of real families dancing to different Disney songs to showcase how exercise can be done in whatever way you like.
How to best utilise the equipment around you to get a good workout can be tricky to figure out. For example, you could use washing detergent, tin cans etc as weights for exercises such as squats or bicep curls.