Personal trainer Laura Williams shows how you don’t need to step out of your front door to find a great workout. Try these six exercises to help tone up.
Push-ups for arms
“Get into full push-up position with your palms on floor, arms extended and balls of your feet resting on your sofa,” says Laura.
“Make sure your hips stay lifted so that your body forms a straight line from head to heels. Bend your elbows lowering chest towards floor, then return to the start.” Repeat eight times.
Plank for core strength
“Keep your body in a straight line and pull in your tummy and bottom muscles, making sure your shoulders are directly aligned over your hands. Do two to three of these, holding in position for 10 to 15 seconds,” says Laura.
Plié squats for core and legs
“With your hands on your hips, turn out your toes and knees and bend into a Plié squat,” says Laura. “Keep your back flat and make sure your knees are in alignment with your toes.” Repeat eight times.
Lunges for core and legs
Take a large step forward with one foot, making sure your front knee is at a right angle. Hold the position for a few seconds and then step back. Repeat four times, before switching legs.
Chair reverse curl for arms
Sit down and wriggle forward on your seat closer to the edge and place your hands on the sides of the chair. With your knees together, slowly lift your legs off the ground. Hold for two seconds and then lower them. Repeat 10 times.
Step-ups for the whole body
Use the bottom stair and step onto it with your left leg first, and then your right leg. Then step off with your left leg first and then the right. Carry on for 20 seconds, then switch the leading leg to the other.
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