• English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
Back to Firefly Blog

7 Ways to Get Fit in the Comfort of Your Living Room

7 Ways to Get Fit in the Comfort of Your Living Room

But you don't need to spend hours at the gym to stay in shape, as there are seven simple ways to exercise without ever leaving your living room.

1. Use Fitness Videos

When you have at least 20 minutes to yourself, play your favorite fitness video.

Choose one that involves using a relatively small area so you aren't forced to move any special needs equipment you might have in your home.

2. Use a Mobile Fitness App

There are some very effective fitness apps available that provide exercise and fitness tips you can follow at home.

These mobile apps often link directly to a tracking device, so you can monitor your progress and find motivation when you need it most.

3. Embrace the Internet

The internet is home to a huge range of fitness advice that you can utilize at home.

Just a quick search for workout videos on YouTube should give you many different options.

There are specific workouts online that are aimed at people working out in their own home -- and many of them are absolutely free.

4. Use a Smart Yoga Mat

The latest smart yoga mats can connect to a mobile app to give you feedback on your technique.

A series of sensors can identify your exact position on the mat.

The app then lets you know how you can improve -- and when your technique is spot on.

5. Use a Resistance Band

A resistance band is an elasticized rope with a handle on each end. Using the resistance of the rope, you can perform a selection of common gym exercises without any of the large, bulky equipment you would normally need.

6. Use Your Own Weight

You can use your own weight as resistance for an all-around workout in a very small room. Lunges, squats and step-ups are just some of the simple exercises you can do without any equipment.

7. Do Your Chores

Performing your everyday chores at speed can help you to burn up to 500 calories an hour, which is comparable to the energy burned through power-walking.

Staying in shape when you're caring for children with special needs is possible - if you plan ahead and use these relatively simple home workout tips.

Firefly Blog

Real life stories, issues and experiences of day to day life by special needs parents and
healthcare professionals.


Meet Our Blogger

For Firefly, life is all about experiences and being face to face with friends and loved ones. By enhancing the child's perspective and giving them the tools to 'join in', the child not only has the opportunity to participate, but can also be at the heart of it.

View Firefly’s Profile

Become a Firefly Blogger

Would you like to write for Firefly? Join our blogger network of parents, therapists and professionals.

Get In Touch

Become a subscriber today

Join over 40,000 subscribers to our weekly newsletter with insightful articles just when you need them.

Join Mailing List

By using our site you agree to our use of cookies. Click here for more info.

Accept & Close

No Interest if paid in full in 4 months on

Purchases on £99+

UK Customers only. Subject to credit approval. See terms below

Paypal Credit

Pay now or pay over time with PayPal Credit. Just use PayPal Credit in PayPal checkout.

Subject to credit approval.

Purchases of £99+:

No Interest if paid in full in 4 months on purchases of £99 or more.

  • A minimum monthly payment is required and may or may not pay off the promotional purchase by the end of the 4-month period.
  • No interest will be charged on the purchase if you pay it off in full within 4 months. If you do not, interest will be charged on the purchase from the purchase date at the Purchase APR applicable to your account.
  • Any remaining balance due after the 4-month promotional period or any transactions under £99 will be charged interest at 19.9% p.a. (variable).

Purchases of £98.99 or less:

Buy now and pay over time with PayPal Credit when you spend £98.99 or less.

  • If you pay your balance in full each month by the payment due date that is on your statement, you can avoid paying interest.
  • Or, make minimum monthly payments, or any additional amount of your choosing, until you've paid off your balance according to your standard account terms. Please note, interest charges may apply.
  • We'll send you email reminders when your payments are due. You can also keep track of your account and view your statements online at any time.

About PayPal Credit

  • PayPal Credit is a reusable credit line available on purchases at thousands of stores that accept PayPal. It's also available for purchases on eBay and exclusively at thousands of other online stores. Plus, it comes with the same security and flexibility you trust from PayPal.
  • In order to maintain the 0% offer, you need to keep up monthly repayments and stay within your credit limit. Credit subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. UK residents only.

Please wait...