The importance of looking after one another has never been more urgent, but it is important to also remember to take time to look after your own health and happiness.

Exercising is about more than physical fitness. It is about improving mood, well-being and maintaining routine in our lives. For many, the newly imposed limits on our movement have meant that we have had to reassess the ways that we can stay healthy (and active) in confinement.

Whether you have always been a keen gym-goer and are looking for ways to continue to maintain your fitness, or you have been historically resistant to exercise but are now in need of a way to channel your excess cooped-up energy; follow these guided Youtube workouts from home, keeping yourselves and others safe.

For 1980s Jane Fonda vibes head over to POPSUGAR fitness on Youtube where they have literally hundreds of exercise videos led by perky Spandex-wearing instructors. This is one for the downstairs neighbours to complain about.

Pamela Reif
Pamela Reif makes short fitness videos that you can follow from home. They are pretty intense and ideal for a quick energy release that doesn’t require any gym equipment or a massive amount of space. She even has a 15 minute chair exercise video. So no excuses.

Imagine Women’s Health, mixed with a bit of Harper’s Bazaar and SELF is what you would come up with. Their Youtube channel has loads of fitness videos you can follow at home led by the indefatigable Lita Lewis.

Natallia Yakimchyk
Aside from being the founder of the beachwear brand NATAYAKIM, the designer also posts fitness video onto her Instagram @natayakim. They are great if you don't want to feel like you are back in PE being told what to do and instead want to bask in general sunshine vibes. 

Yoga With Adriene
Adriene’s 30 day yoga challenges are an ideal way to gradually build up your fitness and create an exercise routine you can stick to. Also, if you are new to yoga, her videos are a nice way to learn about the poses and terminology for future practice.

Boho Beautiful
Juliana Semenova (aka Boho Beautiful) is ideal if you are after a a slightly more dynamic yoga/pilates workout. She also films her videos in beautiful locations whilst travelling so you can do some vicarious vacationing from your living room. 

Psycle are all about community building and mutual support. So even though none of us can get down to the gym at the moment, they have very kindly made available live and on-demand classes cia their IGTV @psyclelondon. Let’s go, ladies!

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