If you have not been exercising, now might not be the ideal moment to start an extremely ambitious new workout routine. By going beyond your physical limits, you risk depleting your body by pushing it too far. You also increase the risk of injury, which is the last thing you want while we are in lockdown as it may be difficult to access treatments like physiotherapy.
If you’re relatively new to exercise, take it slow. Start with gentle exercises such as yoga or pilates and don’t skip the warm-up or cool down. Yoga practitioners such as Yoga With Adrienne have gained mass followings by providing free guided routines on Youtubethat people can do at home. There are many options for beginners - routines for absolute beginners; morning sequences and even 30-day programs which can help you develop your yogi skills at a healthy pace and stave off repetitive workout boredom.
BASI Pilates’ Youtube channel offers the same sort of variety for those that prefer pilates over yoga. BASI Pilates also offers teacher training, so several of their videos also explain the theory behind the moves if you are interested in learning about the why behind your movements.
For something a little less formal, try one of the pilates routines offered on the widely popular Blogilates. There are videos that take you through the basics of pilates, but also workouts that incorporate pilates style movement to general exercise. There are also many shorter videos which allow you to pick several and create a routine of your own, but if you need inspiration, you can take a look at her challenges and printables to help you navigate through the many videos on offer.