Exercise at home
As an owner at Mayfield Villages and a member of Mayfield Club, you will have access to a personal trainer, exercise classes and expert advice to help keep you in shape. We’ve teamed up with our sister company, Audley Villages and Bay Erol, a personal trainer at Audley Club who’s shared his exercise tips to help you stay active at home.
As the gyms are closed and movement outside is limited, we are all aware that we need to make sure that our bodies are functioning to the best of their ability. You can go for a walk outside in addition to following these gentle exercises 3-5 times a week. Always stay in your comfort zone and slowly build up your repetitions and duration.
Watch the video for a visual explanation of the movements described below.
Option: raise arms over head or use additional resistance e.g. holding something heavy in your hands.
Stand tall with your feet spread shoulder width apart. Bend your legs and lower your hips toward the floor. Don’t let your knees collapse inward. Return to standing while squeezing your glutes.
Open the legs slightly wider than hip width distance and turn feet outwards with your hands together in front of your chest. Lower your hips to a squat position. Keep your upper body still and take a step sideways. Repeat.
Begin lying on your back with your knees bent and feet hip width apart, your arms by your side and your palms facing down. Exhale to lift your hips and create a diagonal line from knee to shoulder. Lower back down and repeat.
Lie on your right side with your knees bent. Make sure your head is in line with your spine. Raise yourself up with your right elbow under your right shoulder. If you are up for a challenge, raise your top arm up or straighten your legs.
Start lying face down. Place your elbows under your shoulders with your hands together. Stretch your legs out with feet hip width apart. Raise your hips up. Keep your back straight and core tight.
For an easier option, you can lower your knees on the floor.
Kneeling on the floor with your hands directly below your shoulders, lift your knees one by one until you are supporting your body weight on your toes and hands. Maintain a straight line from head to heels. For an easier option, lower your knees on the floor. If this is uncomfortable, use a cushion under your knees.
Start in a seated position. Bend your knees in front of you and interlace your fingers in front of your stomach. Lean back and keep your back straight. If you are up for a challenge, keep your feet off the floor.
Rotate your upper body from side to side.
Find more tips on keeping your body and mind active on the Mayfield blog.