Exercising at home

On Monday 23 March the way we live our lives changed. Included in this are the ways in which we can access and take part in exercise. We know many of you benefit from activity both mentally and physically, so here are our top tips for exercising in your home.

1) Workout as a family

 If you've been visiting our Facebook page, you'll have seen our two budding athletes take part in Joe Wickes P.E. sessions. They're available on his YouTube channel 'The Body Coach TV' at 9am Monday-Friday. Adults, why not take part too?

2) Improvise

Use household items, such as filled water bottles, tinned food and bags of flour as weights. They might be lighter than what you're used to but you can always increase the number of reps you do, you can try pyramid sets such as 50, 40, 30, 20 & 10.

3) Stick to your already established routine

If you usually have rest days on Wednesdays and Sunday, try and stick to this routine, it is established and honours your important rest days. It might, therefore, make it easier to recommence this routine once sports groups recommence and gyms and leisure centres reopen.

4) Workout with people, just digitally 

If you usually train with people or play sports with a team, you could use video conferencing/calling platforms such as WhatsApp, Skype or Zoom to train with them, just digitally. It keeps the team and training friendships together. Training with others is a great motivator too.

5)  Get free workout inspiration and classes online

YouTube, Facebook Watch and IGTV are full of free and paid workouts which you can access at any time. If you're a fan of classes such as BodyPump and Grit, the people behind them, Les Mills has an On-Demand subscription service.