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.
On demand access to workouts are available for free on the Better UK app, available from the Apple or Google Play stores. Once you’ve opened the Better UK app on your device:
1. Select your preferred 'club' name
2. Tap Virtual fitness classes
3. Tap the SIGN UP button in the top right corner
4. Enter your first name, last name, email and create a password
5. Enter BETTERATHOME as the Club Access Code
6. View and accept the terms and conditions
7. 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 3-7 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 below.
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.
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.
Yoga For Kids: Outer Space Blast Off
12 minutes | Prepare to blast off into space for the ultimate cosmic adventure. Carefully put on all the elements of your space suit and then join the astronaut team in the official space shuttle countdown.
Move it! Jamaican Dance
26 minutes | Swing your hips with Fay to hot Jamaican rhythms and while improving your stamina and coordination.
Art of Tai Chi
25 minutes | Breathe in, allow yourself to fall, and experience the art of tai chi with Scott. Open your heart and find your path to emotional and physical well-being in the Valley of Fire.
33 minutes | Louis and Esmee go hard by combining rounds of MMA combos with HIIT. Expect to feel super sweaty and fully empowered by the knockout round!
Ain’t Got No Time
18 minutes | A full body, strength and cardio routine that's Jared's go-to when he needs to get it all done fast.
12 minutes | This sequence takes about as much time as brushing your teeth and making your bed, it will leave you feeling great for the rest of the day!
HIIT Max (phase 1)
29 minutes | HIIT MAX is metabolic, fat burning workout where you perform every exercise for 30 seconds at a high intensity and then actively rest for 30 seconds at a low intensity.
Share your workouts
Share your workouts with us @Better_UK and tag #BetterAtHome
Kids Activities at Home
There are plenty of creative activities for children that can be enjoyed indoors.
Swimming lesson alternatives
Keeping your child focussed on learning how to stay safe in and around water is a great alternative when they can't get to their swimming lessons. Our friends at the Swimming Teachers' Association have produced a range of educational and entertaining activities linked to water safety, swimming movements and body positioning.Find out more
Tennis lesson alternatives
You can improve your tennis skills any time, any place, with activities from our partners at the Lawn Tennis Association.Find out more
Design a Swimming Cap Competition
Your child may not be able to swim in one of our pools, but we think they'll have just as much fun out of the water by designing their own swimming cap! For your child's chance to win their design on 5 caps plus Speedo goodies:
- Click the button below to download and print an entry form
- Have your child design their own cap using no more than 4 colours
- Post a photo of their design on Instagram tagging @Better_UK with #designmycap
The Competition is open to UK residents aged 5-16 years. Entries close Friday 5th June 2020. Winner will be decided by online public vote which will take place from Monday 8th June 2020 until Sunday 14th June 2020. Winners will be contacted on Monday 15th June 2020. Full terms and conditions below.
There will be one (1) major prize: recipient will have the winning design printed on five (5) swimming caps and Speedo swim bag, goggles and towel.
Runner Up Prizes
There will be two (2) runners up prizes: each recipient will receive a Speedo swim bag, goggles and towel.
Full terms and conditions
Competition is open to UK residents aged 5-16 years (with parent/carer permission). Competition begins Wednesday 27th May 2020. Competition ends midnight on Friday 5th June 2020. The winning design will be judged by online public voting which will take place from Monday 8th June 2020 until Sunday 14th June 2020. Winners will be contacted on Monday 15th June 2020. The winning entry decision is final; the prize is non-transferable and not redeemable for cash. Competition not associated with Instagram in any way.