A recent FaceTime coaching session inspired a short routine ideal for those perhaps not as fit as they would like to be. Best of all it requires no equipment other than a chair or in this case a couch. The first video is a slower introduction while the second ups the ante.

Such basic moves can even be part of the popular HIIT style workouts that are increasingly popular. Dr Michael Moseley, the man behind the 5:2 diet, provided an example of this on a BBC television programme which highlighted current and emerging research of what High Intensity Interval Training looks like in practice. Easy to replicate in the lab and surprisingly adaptable for a home routine. The show is available via the BBC iplayer with the home routine mentioned showing up from 19mins 45sec or direct at this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05w69pz

Of course, wherever you exercise the more effort you put it …yada yada yada, but at least if you use a couch you can collapse/relax on it afterwards

The Truth About…, 25. Getting Fit: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09qjl7d via @bbciplayer