Strictly’s Karen Hauer shares a simple seated workout

Emma Nolan
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From Prima

As we adjust to our “new normal” amid the worldwide Coronavirus outbreak, finding new ways to keep fit at home will be a challenge for us all.

So we’re really appreciating some celebrities’ attempts to lift our spirits and provide some entertainment in these stressful times.

Another famous face offering their skills is Strictly Come Dancing professional Karen Hauer, who is offering accessible home workouts that everyone can do.

The star as been sharing a number of workouts on Instagram, and is making sure she is providing tips “for the less mobile and differently abled bodies”.

Her latest video features the 37-year-old dancer demonstrating a “simple 6-minute seated #Hauerpower workout”.

“This workout is accessible for everyone to do at home,” she said.

The exercise features a mix of moves like seated runs, stretches, starfishes, twists and arm raises.

Will you be giving it a try?

Fans are loving the dancer’s commitment to inclusivity, with several showing their appreciation in the comments.

One fan wrote: “Wanted to say thanks for your slow / flow tonight! I'm not that flexible, so I was very happy when you showed us some alternative options as well!”

While anther added: “I'll be trying these seated workouts later in the week, once I can put a dining chair somewhere more suitable. I'm hoping they'll help me to get moving without aggravating my back.”

Anther fan replied: “I can not thank you enough for this workout. Was advised a couple of days ago but a telephone assessment from a physiotherapist that I needed to do a seated workout regularly due to an ongoing back issue...and her you are giving it to me! Very grateful, as I'm sure my back will be too.”

Some other celebs sharing their fitness and dance tips include Dianne Buswell with her fun dance lessons and Gorka Marquez with his cute family workouts.

If you need cooking inspiration, Lisa Faulkner’s simple recipes are quick and easy.

The information in this story is accurate as of the publication date. While we are attempting to keep our content as up-to-date as possible, the situation surrounding the coronavirus pandemic continues to develop rapidly, so it's possible that some information and recommendations may have changed since publishing. For any concerns and latest advice, visit the World Health Organisation. If you're in the UK, the National Health Service can also provide useful information and support, while US users can contact the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

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