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From walking and yoga to fitness apps and Youtube videos, there are a number of ways you can keep your bodies moving while staying at home. Here, discover how the Fenwick team stay active and motivated during self-isolation.
By now, we’re all spending most of our time indoors and our day-to-day activities have become adapted to fit our living spaces. So, what better way is there than to structure our day with some exercise. Thanks to a myriad of apps, YouTube videos and more, working out at home has never been easier and there are still a variety of ways we can get our hearts pumping. According to recent studies, staying physically active is one of the best ways we can boost our productivity and improve our mental health, so it’s absolutely vital that we continue to maintain some form of exercise. In addition, the WHO (World Health Organisation) have recommended that only doing 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of high-intensity activity per week is beneficial to our overall health. With exercises that include walks in parks to [yoga](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/yoga-rug-berber-yoga-mat/2530010110768.html) and weightlifting, discover how the Fenwick team choose to stay active, motivated and find the best way for you.
Walking

“Every morning, after I wake up, I go for an hour walk outside. I head to my local park and do a few laps before heading home. It really helps me – both mentally and physically – start my day before self-isolating. The one thing I love most about Holland Park is that part of it feels like you’re in a forest (atypical for living in central London), and the other part is beautifully landscaped. Oh, and not to mention there are two peacocks that roam the area – they always put a smile on my face.”

- Erin Fox, Digital Content Manager

Yoga

“I have been practicing yoga for 18 years and am a qualified Vinyasa instructor. Yoga is what keeps me sane but even I find it hard to motivate myself when I can't get to a class. So, I've been using @fly_ldn's live Instagram classes which are excellent, and my favourite yoga studio, Triyoga, has just launched online classes – their instructors are knowledgeable and engaging. It's well worth signing up for a class or two!"

- Samantha O’Neill, Head of eCommerce

If you're working from home, here are five of Sam’s favourite yoga exercises to help with neck and shoulder tension are:

  1. Cat/Cow (Marjaryasana/Bitilasana)
  2. Puppy pose (Uttana Shishosana)
  3. Lying down side twist – with arms extended either straight or in cactus arms
  4. Eagle arms - legs optional (Garudasana)
  5. Child's pose but coming onto the fingertips to broaden across the back (Balasana)
Weights

If you typically train with weights and have a set of dumbbells or a barbell at home, then we’ve got a workout routine for you.

Legs

  • 4x15 squats using the 20kg plate
  • 3x15 split squats on each leg using 10kg dumbbells and the sofa to balance
  • 4x15 hip thrusts on the sofa using the bar and 20kg plates
  • 3x20 kickbacks on each leg using resistance band and 5kg strapped to my ankle
  • 4x15 stiff leg deadlifts with 10kg dumbbells

Upper body

  • 4x12 shoulder press with 7kg dumbbells
  • 4x12 rows with bar
  • 4x15 side raises with 2.5kg plates
  • 3x15 bicep curls with 6kg dumbbells
  • 4x15 push ups

- Devised by Louisa Seltzer, Digital Production Coordinator

YouTube

Whether you’re working out using bodyweight or free weights, discover the online fitness channels that we follow for easy workouts:

Joe Wicks

Great for: Getting you and your kid’s heart pumping with no equipment – Recommended by Grace Malden, eCommerce Beauty Manager, and Nikki Willsher, Head of Digital Development

Yoga with Adrienne

Great for: Improving flexibility, uplift mood and winding down Recommended by Anna White, Digital Photography Manager, & Lucinda Lond, Digital Copywriter

FitnessBlender

Great for: A variety of fitness videos ranging from HIIT to weights and cardio Recommended by Chelsea Pike, Junior Editor for Menswear, Home & Kids

MadFit

Great for: Quick easy full body or targeted muscle groups workouts – Recommended by Erin Fox, Digital Content Manager

Mobile

Take your workouts onto your phone and discover some of our favourite fitness apps and live Instagram classes:

Fitness Apps

For Running: RunGO, Couch to 5K & Runkeeper Recommended by Kate Smyth, Digital Director, and Izabelle Olofsson, eCommerce Category Trader for beauty

For Workouts: Tone and Sculpt – Recommended by Natalie Chui, Junior Editor for Womenswear and Beauty

Our Favourite Instagram Accounts and Lives

Running: @lastpick.ac Dan Raynbird, Assistant Buyer Menswear for Contemporary & Shoes

Fitness workouts: @1rebeluk Recommended by Erin Fox, Digital Content Manager

Barre, pilates and yoga: @fly_ldn _–_ Recommended by Erin Fox, Digital Content Manager, Samantha O'Neill, Head of eCommerce and Izabelle Olofsson, eCommerce Category Trader for beauty