Online exercises for all ages and abilities
Staying active and motivated when you are adjusting to a new routine is always a challenge. But there are plenty of ways to keep your body and mind healthy even when you can’t get to the gym, pool or court.
Once you’ve opened the Better UK app on your device:
1. Select your preferred 'club' name
2. Go to 'Better at Home', then tap 'Virtual fitness classes'
3. Tap 'Explore Virtual fitness classes'
4. Tap the SIGN UP button in the top right corner
5. Enter your first name, last name, email and create a password
6. Enter BETTERATHOME as the Free access code
7. View and accept the terms and conditions
8. Tap the SIGN UP button
If you have a personal computer, laptop or casting device for your TV, you can enjoy the virtual classes on a bigger screen. Click the 'Use desktop version' button below and log in or follow steps 4-8 above if you're signing in for the first time.
For families looking for activities to enjoy together at home, we've pulled together a range of entertaining and educational resources - further details of which can be found in our guide on activity ideas for kids at home.
If you’re not very active but want to improve your health and lift your mood, introductory home gym classes are a great option for you. Even if you haven't done much for a while, these exercises are easy and gentle, and can be done indoors without the need for any gym equipment.
From Seated Yoga to Low Impact Cardio, you'll benefit from guided postures and breathing exercises to help you get stronger, feel grounded and be more balanced. Once you’ve logged into the virtual classes, tap the magnifying glass in the top right corner and search for classes under the senior category.
If you’re looking for inspiring home gym classes to start or maintain your at-home fitness routine, the virtual classes feature on the Better UK app, allows members to access a free library of 600 online fitness classes.
Classes range from 15-60 minutes in length and include exercises and workouts run by the world’s top instructors, across a range of categories, including strength and conditioning, weight loss and mind-body.
From cardio classes, like Zumba and HIIT to the more relaxed Meditation and Yoga, the range of virtual classes will both push you to your limits and leave you feeling energised and renewed.
Free online resources
Better Stories Podcast
Whether it’s social, physical, or mental, everyone has their own motivation for being active. We speak to members from across our community to hear more about their fitness journey and the positive impact exercise has had on their lives.Listen now
Libraries without walls
There's something for everyone - from eComics to audiobooks, eBooks, music, and much more. Plus keep the little ones entertained with our weekly programme on social media.Find out more
Gymnastics at Home
Improve your child’s gymnastics skills from the comfort of your own home, with a weekly activity plan produced by our partner British Gymnastics. Suitable for all abilities, there are plenty of fun activities to help keep them fit and active. British Gymnastics have also created certificates so you can reward them for all their hard work!
Workouts of the week
Here's a few of our favourite online fitness classes and at-home gym workouts for you to try this week. Once you’ve logged into the Better at Home Virtual Classes, simply tap the magnifying glass in the top right corner; tap SEARCH and type the name of the virtual class to start moving.
Complete Core Yoga
15 mins | This core-toning practice will rev up the metabolism and strenghten the abdominals, delivering full-body results.
Balance and Restore
19 mins | This slower, gentler practice allows you to balance and focus the mind while increasing flexibility and muscle tone.
Strength - Circuit training EXPRESS
8 mins | This powerful workout will target all of your major muscle groups with just 5 exercises repeated in a circuit style format.
Zumba Blitz - Power Up
21 mins | One of three Zumba Blitz intense workouts that challenge your entire body!
Stretch Basic - Desk Sitters Part 1
8 mins | Our Desk-sitters REPAIRS and MAINTENANCE series with Mitch will loosen up those areas affected by all those hours behind a computer.
Bodylicious - Long Island
58 mins | Nicola will get you moving with dynamic aerobic moves, focusing particularly on your stomach, legs, and butt.
29 mins | Xavier takes you through his personal stuntman workout - to make sure he stays strong, injury free and ready to leap tall buildings in a single bound!
Share your workouts
Share your workouts with us @Better_UK and tag #BetterAtHome
3-Week Home Workout Plan
Don’t let the month-long lockdown get in the way of your fitness goals: challenge yourself with our free home workout plan to help everyone stay healthy and active at home, whatever your fitness level.
The downloadable plan can be tailored to your individual needs and preferences, with options to increase or decrease the difficulty levels of exercises as you go. Covering everything from HIIT circuits and core training, through to bodyweight exercises and cooldown stretches, this is the ideal guide to get you through the month.
Test yourself and create your own gym from home with the 3-Week Better At Home workout plan.Download Here