The Best Home Workouts To Try And Enjoy
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If going to the gym isn’t really your thing, but you want to get your blood pumping and your body moving, check out some of our favourite workouts you can do from the comfort of your own home, garden, or even local park...
Just Dance is a dance based video game...but they also have a load of their dances on YouTube for you to follow! Just watch the moves and copy along. Pick popular songs by the likes of Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber, The Backstreet Boys and Katy Perry, or go a bit more obscure and dance along to songs from Despicable Me or Ghostbusters!
HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training, which basically means lots of short bursts of energy one after the other. With this type of training you’ll never be focusing on one move for too long, so if you feel like you get a bit stuck (or even bored!) whilst working out, this might be the exercise for you. This video from Pamela Reif is a quick ten-minute, all body workout, with no equipment, where you do each exercise for 30 seconds. For some more of Pamela’s HIIT workouts check out 12 Min Happy Sweat, 8 Min Ab & HIIT and 10 Min Hardcore HIIT.
King of lockdown exercising, Joe Wicks took the country by storm when he started doing PE lessons every morning during the first lockdown. But if that’s not quite your thing, Joe also has a load of different workouts on his channel. His 20-minute workout videos range from kettlebell classes to cardio & core, tabata to burpee challenges and just about everything in between.
Yoga with Adriene has one mission: to connect as many people - all levels, all bodies, all genders, all souls - as possible through high-quality free yoga videos. Adriene regularly releases new videos and even has monthly based flows, that you can do every day. She also has dedicated videos for different moods, so if you need yoga for anxiety, yoga for courage, yoga for gut health, or even yoga for chefs (!) she’s got you covered.
WALKING WORKOUTS WITH A TWIST
Get Fit With Rick offers a whole load of walking workout videos. And no, it’s not just walking around your room. Each workout is set to music, and basically gives you a fun way to get your steps in for the day - perfect for classic rainy weather, when going outside for a walk just isn’t going to happen! Take a look at his Disco Funk 3000 Steps, Latin Vibes 2800 Steps, 80s Music 3000 Steps and get to stepping!
What workouts are you enjoying at the moment? Let us know over at @NCS!
A note from us at NCS: remember to keep yourself safe when you exercise. Warm up, warm down and don’t feel like you have to push yourself beyond your capabilities. Just do what you can and have fun.