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Indoor Physical Activities

Maddy Crawford —

When the weather turns wet or cold it doesn't mean you have to stop exercising, check out the multiple options below of what to do indoors!

LES Mills Fitness Sessions

  • Did you know that LES Mills has teamed up with TVNZ to offer workout sessions FREE on TVNZ 1 at 9am every weekday. 
  • However, if you are not a morning person these are available at TVNZ OnDemand. There is already some classes uploaded and you can choose from BODYATTACK, BODYBALANCE, BODYCOMBAT.

Body Weight Exercises

No equipment, no worries! Try a body weight circuit, all you need is your body and maybe a towel to lay on. Take a 30 second break between each exercise or challenge yourself to complete each activity straight after each other.

  • Example: 20 squats, 10 push ups, 10 lunges (each leg), 15 second plank, 30 jumping jacks. Or check out the below chart and work out a circuit for you!
Image by: Maddison Crawford
  • Check out this great 20 minute body weight video to follow along with (or find others on Youtube)
20 MIN FULL BODY WORKOUT - Beginner Version // No Equipment I Pamela Reif Pamela Reif

Weighted Exercises

Want to use weights but don't have any available - Why not try some of these alternatives:

  • Large rock or ball - Replacement medicine ball
  • Milk bottles, water bottles or cans of food - Replacement dumbbells or kettle bells (fill with bottles water or sand for more weight)
  • Chair - Use for inclined push ups or triceps dips
  • Wall - Use for holding squats i.e. wall sits
  • Stairs - Running up and down, plus calf raises on edge of step
  • Baby/Toddler - Fun way to get the young ones involved and you use them as a weight *ASK PARENT/CAREGIVER FIRST*


  • Yoga is another low impact type of workout that is great for relieving stress, assisting flexibility - which reduces chances of injury, and helping you relax. 
  • Try out this Wake Up Yoga (only 11 minutes!) to get you started for the day.
Wake Up Yoga - 11 Minute Morning Yoga Practice - Yoga With Adriene Yoga With Adriene
  • Yoga with Adriene is a fantastic yoga YouTube channel that has HEAPS of videos ranging in length and what they are focusing on, have a look and see if it is for you.

More content to come - Check back on this article to find out more Indoor Activities to try!