For some people, exercise is an intimidating word that conjures up images of fitness classes and marathons. The reality is that movement and exercise are for everyone, no matter what your ability or starting point. There are loads of free ways you can get moving and incorporate exercise into your day without attending the gym or pushing yourself too hard.

Updated: Monday 15 April 2024

Published: Monday 15 April 2024

If you want to get into resistance or strength training but aren’t sure where to start, look no further. Our expert led workout can be done in the gym or at home (if you have the right equipment) and contains everything you’ll need to get started. Before you start working various different areas of the body, we’ll walk you through the warm-up, the best compound lifts for you, and cooling down afterwards.

Updated: Tuesday 16 January 2024

Published: Wednesday 3 January 2024

The push-up is one of the best bodyweight exercises that anyone can do. An added benefit is they require no equipment and are great for building muscle and functional strength almost anywhere. Find out all you need to know about technique and how best to approach the push-up if you’re starting a 30-day challenge, below.

Updated: Tuesday 24 October 2023

Published: Monday 16 December 2019

Whether you work in an office or from home, it doesn’t take long for poor posture and an unergonomic workspace to damage to your back. At work, one of the best things you can do for your long-term health and productivity is to get up and take regular breaks away from your workstation.

Updated: Tuesday 24 October 2023

Published: Wednesday 23 September 2015

We’ve partnered with our very own Stephen Macconville, Personal Trainer at Nuffield Health, to compile a list of seven exercises all older adults and seniors should be doing at home to increase flexibility and maintain a good range of motion.

Updated: Friday 13 October 2023

Published: Friday 27 March 2020

The core muscles include your abs, back and glutes. They provide you with stability, balance and strength, which can help prevent injury in the long run. To maximise your strength and stability, we’ve put a selection of our favourite core workouts together for you to perform in the gym or at home.

Updated: Wednesday 4 October 2023

Published: Wednesday 5 August 2015

The back is one of the largest sections of muscle and bone in the human body. Because of its size, the back is more prone to injury and damage than other areas, which makes strengthening the muscles in the area vital.

Updated: Tuesday 3 October 2023

Published: Monday 6 June 2016

We’re proud to be The Official Health and Wellbeing Partner of the England Teams so to celebrate an exciting summer of football and to show our support for the Lionesses we’ve launched a Summer Fitness Challenge for anyone to try. So why not give it a go, set new fitness goals and kick-off your summer by tackling our new challenges and workouts?

Updated: Friday 28 July 2023

Published: Thursday 27 July 2023

With more people working remotely combined with rising living costs, at-home workouts are becoming an increasingly popular way to stay fit and healthy. From full body HIIT sessions, to targeted workouts to improve your core, cardio or strength, working out from the comfort of your front room has never been easier.

Updated: Tuesday 18 July 2023

Published: Tuesday 18 July 2023

With work, family and other commitments, making time for health and fitness can be easier said than done. But with 37% of Brits stating that their physical fitness has declined over the past year, investing in your body and your mental health has never been more important.

Updated: Tuesday 18 April 2023

Published: Tuesday 18 April 2023

Work up a sweat and raise your heart rate with this full body circuit workout. This session combines a mix of cardio and strength exercises to help improve your muscular endurance, heart health and support weight loss.

Updated: Monday 13 February 2023

Published: Monday 13 February 2023

The Turkish get-up develops strength all along your spine and stability in your shoulder.

Updated: Tuesday 24 January 2023

Published: Tuesday 28 April 2020

A kettlebell row targets the upper back and biceps. The single arm kettlebell will target the abs more as you use your core to stabilise your body.

Updated: Tuesday 24 January 2023

Published: Tuesday 28 April 2020

The clean targets the lower body, the press variations work the upper body and the split jerk works the whole body.

Updated: Tuesday 24 January 2023

Published: Tuesday 28 April 2020

Looking for a simple, effective workout you can do at home? Our Pilates instructor, Olivia Tyler, leads a 20-minute online class to help you stay fit and flexible.

Updated: Tuesday 24 January 2023

Published: Tuesday 7 April 2020

Kettlebell swings improve muscular endurance and target the muscles at the back of your body (the posterior chain).

Updated: Tuesday 24 January 2023

Published: Tuesday 28 April 2020

Kettlebell squats work the legs dynamically and fire the upper back and shoulders. They also challenge the core as you’re holding the kettlebell in front of you.

Updated: Tuesday 24 January 2023

Published: Tuesday 28 April 2020

This basic bodyweight warm up from Nuffield Health’s Fitness Quality Lead, Ashleigh Ahlquist, is a great way to get yourself ready for a workout.

Updated: Wednesday 16 September 2020

Published: Wednesday 6 January 2016

Get your blood flowing with this express session of cardiovascular exercise.

Updated: Wednesday 16 September 2020

Published: Wednesday 24 June 2015

This high intensity workout uses no equipment and can be done anywhere from your local park to your hotel bedroom when you’re on the go.

Updated: Wednesday 16 September 2020

Published: Monday 22 June 2015