The Times recently published a long list of exercise sites that you can get for free or pay for. Being a home exercise enthusiast I read this carefully and decided to try out the sites they listed as being FREE. These were my favourite ones. All had a variety of exercises eg low and high impact aerobics, walking, weights, rubber bands, stretching, relaxation and even dressing, hair and make up tips.
Top of the pops was Fabulous 50s. There are over a hundred workouts on this site. All are one to one, and set in beautiful Australia. This lady’s house is so clean, tidy, uncluttered that I was immediately pea green with envy. Of course, if I moved into her house, it wouldn’t stay that way for long. There is a fantastic range of exercises and from the ones I have tried, they were well produced and constructed, and even if you are a complete beginner, are pretty easily done. They range in time from 5 minutes to 30 minutes really giving you plenty of options no matter how hard pressed you are for time.
Mad fit, Lucy Wyndam-Read and Fitness Blender also are free and have multiple workouts in terms of types and durations. They seemed more tuned to the younger or fitter age group than Fabulous 50s and I have only done a few of them being 61 with some unfortunate back issues right now. They are not quite as beautifully produced as Fab 50s but they are free!
You will get adverts popping up during all these workouts. Now this is where you have to be careful because the marketing folks know who they are aiming at here and the top products seem to be wrinkle cream, make up and chocolate. It doesn’t matter how lucious it looks. Do not buy it. Because you will eat it.
Adriene is purely a yoga site. This is free too, and she sometimes has her dog with her. Again, there are a lot of different length and types of workout.
Now, if you have a smart phone, a tablet, a pc or a smart television, whatever your favourite form of home exercise is, and even if you only have five or ten minutes, you can workout for free at home.
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I also like Pahla B’s stuff – she’s got hundreds of options and Strength Side for awesome stretching (and the eye candy…).
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