You don’t have to leave home to get active and move your body. There are a range of online workouts available for women that you can complete at home – when and where it works best for you.
If you can’t get out right now or have limited time available, home workouts are perfect to get some movement in your day. There are workouts ranging from easy and low-impact to more challenging ones, and there are home exercise activities to suit all ages and ability levels.
On this page we look at:
- This Girl Can Ambassador Sana’s story about how exercising at home has helped her build strength after having kids
- Tips for starting home exercise
- Finding home exercise programs for women
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Sana discovered home workouts could help her manage stress after she became a mother
After her first child, Sana realised she needed to get stronger physically and mentally. “Stress comes with the job of motherhood, and stress is a physical thing, so you need a physical outlet for it”. Now Sana does strength training at home while her baby is sleeping: “My second child has not been an easy baby from day one, but I’ve been able to handle it better.”
Getting started with home exercise
We are all in different situations – whether that be age, background, ability level, mobility or phase of life. That’s okay! If you want to get more activity in your day and improve your health and mental wellbeing, home exercise is a great place to start.
By getting in even a small amount of exercise, you can improve your core strength, balance and coordination, get some more energy in your day, and re-discover how good being active makes you feel.
Here are some tips for starting home exercise:
- Try a few online home exercises classes, from a short yoga routine to dancing around the living room, to see what you enjoy. Find a space you can use every time. Any room in the house will do!
- Start small. Take your time. It might be a matter of trying a short class once a week, then you can add to it later. Go at your own pace!
- Get creative with home exercise equipment! You don’t need to buy expensive equipment – a couple of cans of tomatoes can make the perfect weight set.Find a friend or join a group. Doing a home workout can be even better when you have some support. If you’re not working out with someone else, you could also try joining the This Girl Can – VIC community of women online to share small wins and encourage each other.
You can do a home workout in your lunch break, early in the morning, or after the kids are in bed. Remember, you don’t have to know all the moves or get it right all at once. All that matters if you’re giving it a go, and enjoying how it makes you feel.
Home exercise routines you can try right now
You can find a wide range of online programs for women to exercise at home.
Get Active @ Home is a great place to start. You’ll find a diverse selection of videos with free home exercises you can do without equipment, ranging from 5 minutes to over 30 minutes long. The online home workout library has:
- Home exercises for beginners
- Full-body exercises at home
- Dance classes
- Pilates, yoga and barre classes for beginners
- Gentle resistance movements
- Mobility and strength exercises
Finding at-home exercise routines for beginners can be a matter of looking around, trying a few out and seeing how you feel. Search online to find a women’s home exercise club online to see what is out there that works best for you. You might even make some new friends!
How to start exercising at home today
- Visit the website mentioned on this page: Get Active @ Home.
- Google it! You’ll find many new communities of women out there getting active at home like you. Once you know what home exercise activities you like most, you can find more of them online.
- Find a Supporter in your neighbourhood, to see if a home exercise studio has registered online to support This Girl Can – Victoria.
- Ask other women about home exercise – chat to your friends, family or colleagues about doing an activity together, or post a question to our Facebook page where there’s a super supportive community of women who can help you out.
Learn more about This Girl Can – Victoria and how it’s helping women feel good by getting activity in a way that suits them.