Staying Active @ Home

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Many people are trying different ways to stay active@home during the pandemic.

People of all ages and ability can benefit from exercise.  A regular physical workout, no matter how rigorous or gentle, can contribute to our physical and mental wellbeing during this challenging time.  

Today we are lucky to have an amazing choice of online resources at our disposal which can help us stay active during the pandemic… and beyond!  Scroll down for our fantastic selection of free resources and videos, courtesy of local fitness instructors and the Internet! 

Stay Active@Home Videos

Wimblecomm has teamed up with Merton fitness instructors Caroline Pitt and Jacqui Sechiari who are bringing you a series of exercise & Yoga videos with easy-to-follow workouts and routines  that can be done in your living room!  

Fitness with Caroline

Yoga with Jacqui

Attic Theatre Company

Attic Theatre Company have created three playlists of videos on their YouTube channel to help people stay creative and active at home. 

They have very kindly offered to share these on our Fitness Hub.

Video Playlists

Click the following Links to access the video playlists for each category.
Online Dance Group
Dementia Dance
Going For A Song: Singing Workshops

Designed to put a spring in your step, Attic’s dance films can help improve fitness, stamina and flexibility, whilst singing has been shown to boost the immune system, improve respiratory functioning and cardiovascular health, as well as having significant mental health benefits.  Whatever your pace or ability, take a look at Attic’s YouTube channel to find new ways to boost your wellbeing and discover something new.  

To can also visit their website to find out how you can get involved with a range of activities and productions offered by this vibrant local theatre company. 

Resources To Help You Keep Active @Home

We have searched the Internet for a selection of some of the best stayactive@home exercise options around.

Joe Wicks: PE Teacher UK.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ26XdQJUPOMuir4RdQsP8Q 

This Girl Can (not just for girls).
https://www.thisgirlcan.co.uk/activities/home-exercise/

The Independent Lists Some of the Best Options for @Home Exercises Around.
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/coronavirus-home-workout-exercise-class-yoga-dance-kids-elderly-joe-wicks-a9421126.html

Check out this link for all things sport related, not just keeping active but films and books too, courtesy of local Rutlish High School.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tQOviBj_OcUZZ99FxiHj2mX3pGomLEJV/view 

Free at-home exercise program, aimed at the over 60s.
https://oomph-wellness.org/2020/03/26/at-home-exercise-programmes-for-the-over-60s/

One You Merton has published an excellent hub bringing you lots of options to keep active wherever you are.
https://www.oneyoumerton.org/moving/

Down Dog, a popular Yoga app which lets you customise the type and level of yoga, even the instructor and background music.  You can download it in the app store and get started right away! 

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