Easy Free workouts that you can do from home
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Easy Free Workouts that you can do from home

This week I have started adding in to my daily routine some easy free workouts that you can do from home.

One thing I really struggle to fit in to my daily routine is exercise. Having a family, work, running a blog is very time consuming and it’s not always possible to find the time to get to the gym and I’m not a runner as much as I have tried in the past.

I try to eat healthy whole foods and go on a daily walk with my dog, but recently that’s been about it. I was trying to think of easy ways to add exercise into my day without it being too disruptive, and had the idea to look on Youtube for some home videos and thought I would share with you the ones that I have been trying out.

They are really easy to follow and are various lengths so depending on what free time you have there is something for everyone. Always consult your doctor if you are thinking of exercising after a long break.

What I like about these are that you can do them from home, pause them at any time if you need to stop for any reason, and then just start back when you are ready. They are also free so there is no expensive gym membership to commit too. Another option if it’s a nice day is to take your workout outdoors in the garden (if you have the space and privacy that is). You could add some hand weights to a walking workout or do some stretches using a fitness ball or band.

Easy Free Workouts that you can do outdoors

Here are the youtube workouts I have tried so far.

12 mins

This is a great little energy booster if you don’t have much time as it’s just 12 minutes long. You can do this alone or alongside other short workouts. The workout is by Jessica Smith who does a series of home workouts over on her channel.


30 mins

Another workout by Jessica Smith. It’s based on the idea of dancing at home. It’s easy to follow and at 30 minutes long a great daily workout that gets you moving.

45 Mins

This walking video by Leslie Sansome is 45 minutes long. It’s based around a 3 mile walk but with a few bursts of more intense fat burning cardio. She has a whole channel of various different walking workouts.

I hope you enjoy these videos if you try them, let me know what you think. They may not be fast enough for some of the more advanced exercisers but they are what I am using right now until I have some more time to get out of the home to a class or gym. I haven’t been doing it long enough to see the results but I’m hoping that the slow and steady approach will have me in better shape by summer. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Also if you are planning on getting in shape this spring and would like to encourage each other on then get in touch with me 🙂

Have a great day!

Gemma x

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  • Sheridan Grady

    I’ve been loving the C25K App at the moment which trains you step my step with three runs a week to run a 5K as I am not a runner either!! I really want to try Zumba xx


    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      That App sounds good, I’m going to check it out. Also really would love to try out a real Zumba routine. Looks like fun! Gemma x

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    Loving this post, hun! <3 I don't like going to the gym myself – workouts at home are definietly more my kind of thing! Will definietly try these, the 1 mile walk one looks fun! x


    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Kay, glad you liked the post. x

  • Katie Ainscough

    I think this is such a good idea and a great post! Youtube is amazing but I hadn’t actually thought of its use for workout videos. These all sound like really good options especially for people with busy lives and families. I hope its going well for you! Katie xx


  • http://lindalibraloca.blogspot.com/ Linda Libra Loca

    I discovered You Tube at home workouts after having my first child, when going to the gym was no longer an option. This time I guess I will try them again, after I get the clear from my obgyn. So far it is only walking for me.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Walking is good Anne, You have a lot on at the moment so don’t push yourself too early. I remember how pushing my twins around in the pushchair got me right back into shape after I had them. Also getting out walking it makes you feel good. Have a great day! Gemma x

      • http://lindalibraloca.blogspot.com/ Linda Libra Loca

        The fresh air helps with the tiredness as well.

  • http://www.missydress.at sherry hayer

    Thank you for share your ideas here, so cool 🙂
    Besides, the video is so nice!

  • http://www.lacoconoire.com Katie

    Ah thanks for sharing these videos! I had a whole folder of videos in my bookmarks but then my computer crashed and I lost them all…so these can be the first ones in my new folder! Great timing ha ha.

    I am SO whipping my ass into gear this summer (and this time I actually mean it) so I’ve been loads of random workouts at home when I cba for the gym. Sometimes it’s SO much easier to just whack on joggers in your front room than traipse off to the gym!

    xx La Coco Noire

    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Hi Katie, haha great timing indeed! I feel the same it’s easier to motivate yourself if you have the workouts right there in your own home, there is no excuses like bad weather, traveling etc. Glad you are gong to try these out I’ve enjoyed them this week and I think they are a great starting point for getting fit. Have a great day! Gemma x

  • http://www.mydailywear.co.uk Izabela Nair

    I love this post, Gemma. As someone with gym phobia, I’m always on the lookout for great workouts I can do from home.


    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Haha I think I have gym phobia too 🙂 Have a great day! Gemma x

  • http://www.eatpraywearlove.com Leah Behr

    I have the hardest time working out from home! If I’m not in a group setting, it doesn’t happen!

    xx Leah / http://www.eatpraywearlove.com

    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Yes I know a lot of people are like that, I’m the opposite. Gemma x

  • Emily

    I love a good dance party! I am currently in love with The Jungle Body Konga workouts! So fun! I also workout at home so will have to give these a try!

    x Emily


    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Emily, The Jungle Body Konga Workouts sound so fun is that on you tube too? I would love to find out more. Gemma x

  • Lee

    Great post, Gemma! I love using youtube videos if I don’t feel like going to the gym that day.

    Lee – leethrifts.com

  • Yiotou_La

    I used to do zumba but not anymore and I miss it so much!!! I do some exercises at home and videos are very helpful! Thanks for sharing! 🙂


  • thefashionsalt

    These are great videos! I’m definitely going to try the Jessica Smith one. Six days a week I do a video dance routine that is similar to hers, but I need something different. I was thinking of getting the new “Cize” by beach body video. But I’d hate to waste all that money if I can find something similar for free. These are amazing ideas!

    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Hi Lili, I used to buy DVDs for fitness too before I knew about youtube and there are so many different styles and intensity workouts available I’m not sure I would buy one again unless it’s something I really heard great things about.

  • http://lifealwaysgoes.blogspot.pt/ Miguel Gouveia

    thanks a lot, dear 😀

    This post is so helpful. Thanks 😀 I do this exercises 😀

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    • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Miguel, glad you liked the post. Gemma x