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Active Challenge: 7 Workout Videos and Apps for You

Being active can be anything you think “getting active” means. Self-advocates part of The Arc Minnesota’s Connect Group created a fun list of free workout videos and an app people can use as part of our Active Challenge or incorporate into their daily lives! 

Stay hydrated during your workout by drinking plenty of water, and take breaks when you need to. 

You can download a list of videos here. 

Back Pain Exercises at Home app

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This app will guide you through different stretches and exercises to help you manage back pain and strengthen your muscles. 



Yoga with Madison Smith: 

Madison Smith has several different yoga videos to choose from including a video about yoga for stress and anxiety. 

Go to her Youtube channel 


Wheelchair (seated) Zumba – On the Floor – Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull:  

 Zumba is for every body! This catchy song by Jennifer Lopez is perfect for a seated Zumba routine. Zumbaonwheels is a YouTube channel made by Mary, who has Cerebral Palsy. Mary wants everyone has access to adaptive fitness.


Dancing with Richard Simmons

Richard Simmons is an exercise icon. He has fun and funky videos to help you get active. Chair workouts, dance videos, 5-minute work outs and more give you a variety of options to choose whatever fits your schedule and mood! 

Go to his Youtube channel 


Tai Chi Shibashi Full 18 Movements Seated

This video will guide you through 18 movements you can do while seated. Set to soothing music, these movements will help you calm your body and mind while staying active. 


Yoga with Adriene

Adriene has yoga videos for “all levels, all bodies, all genders, all souls!” From yoga beginners to yoga masters, Adriene has hundreds of yoga videos to help you have fun with yoga. 

Go to her Youtube channel


Fuzion Fitness with Alexis #31: Chair Workout – November 2015

Join instructor Alexis for this active chair workout! Fun music and dance inspired moves make this seated workout video great for a mood boosting workout.