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Leisure Lockdown Hub

man doing exercise at home

Due to the recent announcement from local government, our leisure centres must close for a short time.  But that doesn't mean you can't stay fit and healthy!  With that in mind, our online fitness classes are back!

We have a number of classes available daily to keep you motivatedClasses can be viewed live on our YouTube channel here.

    Band Fit - A dynamic all-body workout using resistance bands. Due to the bands elasticity your muscles are forced to work throughout the rep range and engage your body’s stabiliser muscles increasing your core strength

    Body Attack - The original barbell class, simple, safe and effective resistance training exercise taken from the gym environment. Exercises are set to powerful, motivating music in a group fitness environment providing a standardised memorable and results orientated workout.

    Body Balance - Bend and stretch through a series of simple yoga moves and embrace elements of Tai Chi and Pilates. Breathing control is also part of the exercise. You'll strengthen your entire body and finish feeling calm and centered. 

    Dance Fit - A dance based fitness class that uses a fusion of Latin and international rhythms with easy to follow moves. It includes both cardio and resistance training components designed to tone and sculpt the entire body.

    Fit For Life - an exercise class that is designed for an older adult, injury rehabilitation, medical rehabilitation such as high blood pressure and diabetes, stroke recovery, mobility and flexibility, obesity and weight management and health and fitness.

    HIIT - A 45 minute High Intensity Interval Training set

    Legs, Bums and Tums - This class focuses on technique and toning, targeting specific problem areas by using an effective aerobic and muscle toning workout. Shape up and burn fat at the same time!

    Pilates - Pilates focuses on building your body's core strength and improving your posture through a series of low repetition and low impact stretching and conditioning exercises. 

    Yoga - A type of exercise in which you move your body into various positions in order to become more fit or flexible, to improve your breathing, and to relax your mind.

     

     

    It is fair to say that this year has been a stormy one for all of us, the Covid-19 pandemic has affected us all in some way, shape or form.

    Although many of us are at home more, there is still lots to think about and lots to juggle and whilst feeling more isolated, our worries can soon escalate.  It's important that we stay kind to ourselves during this time.

    95% of our emotions are determined by how you interpret your environment around you. Our brains are hard wired to fear danger, that’s how we survive! We speed track negative thoughts as these are what pose the biggest threat to us.

    What if we take five minutes out of our day to take a step back and acknowledge this? To filter what is a real threat and what is not. To change our perspective.

    We can't change the fact that we are in lockdown, but we can take control of the following:

    Taking steps do to something positive each day

    This could be:

    • arrange a virtual catch up with friends 
    • organise a online quiz night with the family - each taking it in turns to host the quiz
    • learn a new skill or gain a new qualification
    • complete a DIY project that's been on your list for a while. There's plenty of videos online to help you.
    • exercise - not only good for your physical health but for your mental health too. Join one of our free online classes.
    • Yoga and Mindfulness are great for your physical and health and your mental wellbeing and can be easily done from home. Check out our YouTube channel and join a yoga class.
    • create a diary or time capsule documenting what you have done during lockdown and how you have felt.  This is a great way to acknowledge how you are feeling and can help with mental well-being

    Take control of what you eat

    Take the time to plan healthy eating options. Planning meals can save you money and help you eat a better diet. You can find a whole range of healthy recipes here.

    Meeting friends and family

    Arrange to meet a friend for a social distancing walk or arrange a zoom call. Its important to keep in touch and check in on each other during lockdown. You could even write a letter to let someone know you are thinking about them.

    Take time out for yourself

    It's important you take time out of each day for yourself.  Take a walk, watch a new series on Netflix or read a book.  Give yourself time to relax.

    Be kind to yourself, just as you would be kind to others.