Hi everyone it's me Ruby! Exercise is a vital part of keeping well both mentally and physically fit, even more so during these challenging times, and there are plenty of ways. I'm going to share with you how to workout effectively at home.
What is fitness?
Fitness is the condition of being physically fit, mentally fit and healthy. Fitness is also an ability to have the quality of being suitable to fulfil a particular role, task or workout.
What is home fitness?
Home fitness is when you can work out from the comfort of your own home. You can follow a fitness instructor on a DVD or online by yourself or perhaps even try a Zoom fitness call with family and friends. Thanks to social media, we have direct access to top fitness trainers, many of whom live stream workout classes, plus there's a range of fitness apps to help you stay motivated. You can skip, dance, stretch or try yoga for free!
NTC. The Nike Training Club offers over 185 free workouts for all ages, 4+
GoNoodle Kids Videos
Just Dance Now
Available via App Store or Google Play.
Keeping fit at home
Fitness at home is great because you can workout at your own pace and create your own workouts, also its cheaper, look online for inspiration and ask an adult to help you if you look online. You can also go in your garden or balcony to do a couple of exercises or stretches. You don't have to go anywhere and you'll have the benefit of being fit and staying in your own home.
Did you do the Joe Wicks workouts like me during lockdown? I think Joe is a great fitness instructor, maybe that could be you one day...
Try checking out Joe Wicks fitness videos on YouTube, Courtney Black on Instagram, the NHS website, London Youth Games, Kidz Bop to dance along to and Change 4 Life for more information and activities that you can do at home. ( check with an adult before going online)
Why should we keep fit?
We should keep fit because it will help us in our daily lives. For example, it reduces the risk of disease, controls weight, improves our mood and helps to keep our bones and muscles supple and strong.
If the weather is ok there are lots of places to keep fit in Havering for free outdoors. Havering has the privilege to have lots of places to keep active. You can go for a brisk walk in the many parks, play tennis in the free tennis courts or swim in our many swimming pools for a small charge or you could go for a bike ride in a country park.
Ruby's home fitness workout
45 seconds of running on the spot
15 sit ups
15 press ups
30 seconds plank
20 star jumps
You can mix and match or adapt to suit your needs.
Remember not to overdo it, have rest breaks and drink water.
"Keep fit, don't sit"