Start Moving: Your First Workout

Here is the first workout in the new Start Moving 5-Minute Workout series. It is only 5 minutes long. Try it out and see what you think.

If you’ve got five minutes in your day to spare, that’s enough to start building up a habit of regular movement. No equipment is needed — you can do this seated workout at your desk, on your couch, or even on the edge of your bed.

I’ve designed the Start Moving series to ease you into an easy habit of working out. We break down basic exercises, and get you ready and excited to try more!

Try this workout first. And if you like how you feel afterward, I invite you to join us in the full START MOVING program!

“I have been so surprised how just a 5 minute video can help increase my mobility, especially first thing in the morning when I am so stiff!”

— Sarah S.

“Very inspiring and motivating. Just starting, so like your style and encouragement. Thanks”

— JindyAnn A.

“This was such a challenge! Short and sweet, will do often when I have 5 minutes.”

— Rene R.

“Just started (no pun intended, haha) with the first workout. Coming from being an ex-athletic person and a now totally sedentary human that needs to lose 100lbs, has janky knees, and feels pain daily just by being, let alone exercising, I'm grateful for this level of beginning. I'm a super busy mom in the middle of an intense 6 month bootcamp (of the educational kind) and have been really down and embarrassed at what poor shape I'm in. Going to the gym is a personal hurdle I'm not ready for. I've had this subscription for a long time but never used it. I just tailored my home office to be able to turn my computer monitor so it faces the space of the room vs. my office chair easily, put one of our dining room chairs in that space, and am committing to including "Start Moving" as a part of my personal commitment to myself of losing 100lbs in 1 year. I'm excited to feel good in my body again, and StartMoving is going to help me get there. This is the first workout routine that feels DOABLE for me by being gentle enough for a ROSH (Recovering Overly Sedentary Human)and set in small pieces of time that I will grow as my habit/routine becomes established. And I'm not embarrassed! I love Kaisa's positive vibe and inclusive attitude. I also appreciated the (paraphrasing) "Now, if you hear some snap, crackle, and popping - that is totally normal and fine as long as you're not having pain with it", because I have a LOT of that noise going on! Today is Day One of my journey, I'm happy to have this program to help me... START.”

— Alissa A.

“I love Rachel. I mean seriously. She’s so encouraging, as all the coaches - truly awesome workout. Giving me a great boost of energy!”

— Stella C.

“This is amazing! It’s so helpful when coming back from an injury or really anytime! Yes, it’s labelled as a start level, but it’s for all levels! Thank you Kaisa and team! Love it!”

— Mamie S.

“The wrist and ankle stretching was great. Lots of unusual and effective positions and stretches -- just as I've come to expect from Start Move and Just Move. Maybe add in a class on address carpal tunnel syndrome? I'd love that!”

— Juhi K.


— Bree S.

“This was very energizing. I”

— Dawn M.

“I love this subscription service! For someone who used to be very active and then have not been this is a great place to start. You can ease yourself back into moving without the risk of hurting yourself or "that all or nothing mentality" that a lot of other workout programs support. This is great for beginners or those that haven't been active in some time.”

— Amanda P.

“Yea Me! So excited. So glad you are starting us off in small increments. I’m building a new life style and slow but steady is the way yo go.”

— Lisa C.

“Just started with this app and have found many short workouts that make working out feel do-able! Taking it in small bits always helps me get back to moving. Thanks for taking the "overwhelm" factor out of getting started!”

— Jenny D.

“Great stretching exercises!”

— Priscilla B.

“Great stretch,”

— Rosemarie R.

“Great pace for a beginner. This was great to begin my day!”

— LaToya O.

“That was a quick fun way to get my heart rate up in a small amount of time, all while at my desk at work!! Perfect.”

— Rosalie C.

“I haven’t worked out in a long long time and this was a challenge but felt so good. Looking forward to the next. Thank you.”

— Lilian T.

“Excellent! I've had 5 surgeries on my breast area due to cancer, I went thru physical therapy in 2016-2017. I've lapsed in my exercizing since then. This short, extremely effective exercise is exactly what I need! I purchased the 5-10 minute exercieses for the year, and intend to use these every day! Thank you for these!”

— Catherine P.

“I'm a personal trainer who had lost her mojo. Between a cross-country move I was sad to make and an injury that meant I may need a hip replacement, I felt stiff, old, in pain, and just sort of lost. I had followed Kaisa for a while and knew I respected her approach to fitness, so I decided that while I was not training others and working to slowly heal my own body, I would give her programs a try. It's made a world of difference! I quickly switched from a one-month payment to a yearlong subscription, and soon after that, my husband even began his own movement routine with her programs as well. It's not even been two months, and I'm so happy to say that I feel night-and-day different! Kaisa's gentle but smart mobility routines are a testament to the power of what the *right* kind of movement can do - while exercise can't magically heal my hip, I'm no longer seeking out doctors for an immediate surgery. And while it's true that sometimes people need the help of a good therapist and medication, exercise truly can go so far in adding to one's positive mental state: today I feel stronger, more in control, and hopeful towards the future. My joints are certainly happier, and I am, too. Thank you, Kaisa, for your positivity, your affirmations, your unabashed inclusiveness, and your really intelligent fitness programming. It is just what I need at this moment in time!”

— Niki T.

“Fantastic and doable for someone with substantial chronic neck pain.”

— Alyssa B.

“I just started so far it is good, check back later with me. :-)”

— Dawn D.

“At almost 50, this is the first workout system that has EVER stuck for me. I love how easy it is to follow along and as I get fit I can push myself to make the same workouts more difficult. Thanks so much Kaisa for helping me get fit!!”

— Kelli B.

“so far, so good. Hope to really get a lot from it! the first time was great... to be continued...”

— Rose S.

“I was very doubtful that 5 minutes sitting would make the slightest difference. But how wrong was I!!! I felt an immediate mood shift and my body was fired up to do a workout. Thanks Kaisa, you're awesome.”

— Lesha S.

“This is the perfect place to start if you need to get moving again after long stretches of inactivity. Helps my flexibility and my life-long back issues without feeling like the same old reps. I have been a very satisfied customer of JustMove for well over a year, and the Start series is just one more reason to love it.”

— Elizabeth W.

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