Stay Active - Adults

Stay active while you are at home saving lives during the Coronavirus outbreak. It is a time when we can utilise the simple things in life and stay active in our homes. We have a toolkit to help you do this safely, and in line with Government guidelines of only leaving your home for necessities or exercise once a day.

Exercise Video disclaimer/notes

To reduce and avoid injury, you should to check with your doctor before beginning any fitness program.  By performing any fitness exercises, you are performing them at your own risk.  North East Derbyshire District Council will not be responsible or liable for any injury or harm you sustain as a result of our online fitness videos, or information shared on our website.  Thanks for your understanding.

Ensure you have any medication (inhalers, GTN, etc.) close at hand.  Exercise and movement programs should be performed at a pace which feels comfortable for you.  Rest when necessary and keep a drink handy to keep hydrated.

Pain is the body’s warning system and should not be ignored. Please stop immediately if you feel any discomfort during a session and seek advice and guidance

Fitness On Demand

Our Just Do More and corporate leisure centre members can access online content for free while they are in isolation.

If you are a member at Dronfield Sports Centre, Eckington Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre or Sharley Park - We have 500 licences available, to get yours please send your email address and membership number to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Espdo NEDDC This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for Eckington and put the title of the email "FLEX GIVEAWAY" and we’ll get you up and running ASAP.

Work outs with our Fitness Instructor Amy Dawson

  • Family fun workout - why not involve the kids or all the family?!
  • Arm Workout - You can do this whilst watching TV!
  • Dance / Zumba - A fun, upbeat dance-workout where you get to shake off and shake out!
  • Kettle-bells - Suitable for at home, indoors our outdoor.
  • Low Impact Home Workout - Grab some empty milk cartons and fill them up to a weight that is suitable for your ability / strength.

View more of Amy's workouts on her YouTube channel.

One You

The NHS One You programme has a huge range of activities, recipes, help guides and home workout videos. This is an amazing source of information that will be sure to get you and the kids exercising along together!

Activities and information includes:

  • Active 10
  • Couch to 5k
  • Easy Meals
  • Drink Free Days
  • NHS Smokefree
  • Home Workouts

Visit NHS One You website to participate.

NHS Choices - work out videos and chair based exercises

NHS Choices has a variety of online video exercises that can be done at home and also gives advice on keeping active along with some chair based exercise instructions.

British Heart Foundation

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) offers tips on how you can be active every day, and demonstrates a 10-minute workout you can do in your living room. Sound good? See the BHF website to take part.

British Lung Foundation

British Lung Foundation Stay active, stay well exercise videos give you everything you need to start exercising. They include step-by-step aerobic and strength exercises as well as how to warm up before you start, and cool down and stretch at the end.

The programme has been designed for people living with a long-term lung condition and may be useful for other conditions and includes exercises at 3 levels:

Macmillan Cancer Support

The Macmillan Cancer Support, Move More pack includes a copy of the booklet Physical activity and cancer, flyers about some popular types of physical activity. There is also an activity chart so you can see what you have achieved each day. And there's a Move More YouTube video which includes gentle activity videos you can do at home.

The 2.6 Challenge

Join the nation and take on the 2.6 Challenge by fundraising for the charity of your choice.

For more information about how to get involved in the 2.6 Challenge and donate to your chosen good cause, see the Virgin Money Giving website.

Strictly No Falls

AgeUK Derbyshire have put some great videos together for Strictly No Falls and older people to stay active whilst being isolated. There is also an information leaflet on the page to help as well

Join the Movement - Sport England

Sport England's 'Join the Movement' campaign gives people fun and creative ideas on how to get active at home and encourage them to share their own experiences and join the movement online.

You can share images of the creative ways you're getting active at home using the tag #StayInWorkOut on social media channels, with the best efforts being shared by Sport England and even used in its campaign advertising!

At the campaign's website Stayinworkout.org you'll find a range of home workout options – including existing free exercise content and advice from organisations such as the NHS, and workouts from popular fitness brands and influencers such as Les Mills on Demand, Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) and FiiT, many of whom are offering free content and extended trials to help people get easy access to home exercise.

We are Undefeatable

When you’re managing a health condition at the current time, being active is about finding what works for you, as well as what’s in keeping with the latest health advice. Visit the We are Undefeatable website to find out more.

Move it or lose it

Free Get Up and Go app which has very simple exercises which are approved by geriatricians and physiotherapists. These mobilising exercises are ideal for frailer older people and can be done in a bed or chair to help those in care homes and hospitals to keep moving too. There’s lots more information and links to the app on the Move it or Lose it website.

Stay Active at Home

A guide to support older people and those shielded to stay active and healthy at home. Stay Active (.pdf | 850kb)