NHS Strength and Flexibility

By NHS Choices

What's NHS Strength and Flexibility about?

Download the NHS Strength and flexibility podcasts and get your own personal trainer without the expense. Featuring Laura from the NHS Couch to 5k programme, these podcasts talk you through a series of equipment-free exercises to improve your strength and flexibility. Your goal is to work your way up to podcast 5 in five weeks, by doing each podcast three times a week. By week 5, you’ll be doing press-ups, squats and stretches with ease, feeling stronger, more flexible and full of energy. For those who want to start running, NHS Couch to 5K is another great podcast series to try.

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Week 1: Strength and flex


A gentle workout starting with a warm-up followed by a series of strength and flexibility exercises, finishing off with a cool-down. Part of the NHS Strength and flexibility podcast series.