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3 Beginner Strength videos for Disabled people

This short guide shares some of our favourite strength exercise videos so you can get active and have fun wherever you are.

Reading Level: Beginner
Reading Time: 2 minutes

We reached out to our partners during the height of the Coronavirus restrictions. We began working with Sense and Durham University to find out how Disabled people have been staying active during the coronavirus pandemic. We used this to influence what resources would help people stay active at home.

We used the findings from our research to co-design accessible and inclusive pre-recorded videos using the experiences and feedback. You can find these videos on the Get Yourself Active YouTube.

You can learn more about the Active at the Home project on our projects page.

Alongside this, we have been finding new ways, online videos and resources to help us to keep doing the activities we love.

This guide lists our current favourite strength videos shared by our friends and partners. If you have a suggestion for a video or resource to add, please email

What are strength exercises?

Despite being important, many of us don’t feel confident in doing strength exercises independently or without supervision. Strength building activities make your muscles work a bit harder than usual such as using your own body weight or working against a resistance.

Anyone can do strength-building exercises. It is recommended that adults do at least two days per week of strength-building activities.

Please make sure that when you do these activities at home, you give yourself plenty of room to move around and drink plenty of water before, during and after exercising.

3 videos to try

  • HASfit strength workouts

HASfit has various videos on its YouTube channel for all goals and fitness levels. This includes a variety of exercises that can be adapted to your needs, including seated workouts.

  • Body Weight workout with Becky

Join Becky as she takes you through some upper body exercises that you can do from the comfort of your own home. You can either do these with bodyweight or using weights.

  • 30 min Wheelchair Dumbbell Workout

Ben, from Adapt to Perform (who you may recognise from our Active@Home series) has a large variety of videos available on his YouTube channel. Ben has also written a guide for us to find exercises that suit you.

Whatever you are looking for, there is a Guide for you, and you can search through Yoga, Dance, Cardio, Strength and Seated in the guides section of our website. Just select Active at Home on the filters at the top of the page.

We want these pages to always work for you, and for that, we need help. If there’s a resource you’d like to see more of – or you have a video of your own you think would interest others in the community, please reach out to the team and email

How you exercise and what you enjoy is always evolving, and we want our page to too!

Next Steps

We want to hear from you! 

We’d love for you to share your experiences of getting active and having fun wherever you are. Please do get in touch to share your thoughts on the latest news or what sport and physical activity mean to you.

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