5 Home Exercises to Improve Your Coordination and Balance

Improving your coordination and balance can offer life-changing benefits. Almost every physical activity we perform requires balance and coordination, be it running, swimming, walking or playing sports.

More importantly, improving your balance reduces the risk of falls as you age. Coordination, on the other hand, can boost your brain function and learning.

Chances are you’re not doing exercises that improve these two aspects of fitness. If that’s true, add these unique exercises to your routine, and you’ll notice enormous improvements in your physical and mental performance.

1. Cross Jacks

Cross jacks are a variation of jumping jacks. Doing cross jacks regularly will allow you to gain coordination and speed. Do this exercise as fast as possible.

How to perform:

  • Stand upright and keep your feet shoulder-width apart.
  • Stretch your hands out in front and keep them parallel to the floor.
  • Jump and then cross your feet and hands at the same time. If the left foot is behind the right one in the first rep, bring it in front of the right leg in the next rep. Keep alternating the legs after each rep.
  • Do the same thing with your hands. The top hand in the first rep should be at the bottom in the next rep.


2. Passť Rotation

This standing exercise will improve your balance and coordination while activating your leg and core muscles.

How to perform:

  • Stand upright with feet close together and hands stretched out in front (keep them parallel to the floor).
  • Lift the right knee as high as possible as you extend your right arm to the right side.
  • Return your hand to starting position as you lower your leg to the floor.
  • Repeat the same movement with the left leg and hand.


3. Crossbody Punch to Knee Tuck

Undeniably, this is one of the best balance and coordination exercises. You may not get it right the first time but after a few reps, everything will click, and you’ll have lots of fun doing it.

How to perform:

  • Stand upright with feet hip-width apart.
  • Quickly throw a punch to the left side then to the right and then do a knee tuck towards the right side.
  • Then throw a punch to the right and then to the left and do a knee tuck to the right.
  • Keep repeating this. Watch the demonstration below keenly before attempting this exercise.


4. Plie Squat Pulses with Twists

This exercise activates your leg and oblique muscles. Performing it fast will help you gain coordination rapidly.

How to perform:

  • Keep your feet wider than shoulder-width and extend your hands to the side. Keep them parallel to the floor.
  • Bend your knees and lower your butt until your thighs are almost parallel to the floor.
  • Start bouncing up and down while you twist your torso from right to left.


5. Skaters

Skaters will improve your balance, speed, coordination and cardiovascular endurance.

How to perform:

  • Stand upright with your hands bent in front of your chest.
  • Jump to the right side with the right foot and then bring the left foot behind the right one.
  • Quickly jump to the left side and then bring the right foot behind the left one.
  • Remember to move your hands up and down as if you’re running.


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Hui S
Hui S2 days ago

thanks for sharing! I've bookmarked your article!

Angeles Madrazo
Angeles M5 days ago

Let's try. Thank you

Christine Stewart
Christine S5 days ago

thanks! they look fun as well as effective!

Lorraine A

Thanks for sharing.

heather g
heather g6 days ago

Thanks, I like those exercises. One of our instructors is unable to change any of her routine she's had for 1O+ years. I often wonder about such people....

Paulo Reeson
Paulo R6 days ago


Lesa D
Lesa D6 days ago

thank you Brian...

hELEN hEARFIELD6 days ago


Linda Wallace
Linda Wallace6 days ago

Thank you. Great exercises.

Tanya W
Tanya W6 days ago

My balance and coordination issues wouldn't allow me to do the balance and coordination exercises. Great article with great demonstrations.