Supporting you to stay physically active
We're all now spending a lot more time at home than we might like, which is why staying as physically active as possible is more important than ever.
Join the Movement is Sport England's brand-new campaign, funded by The National Lottery, giving you the advice and tools you need to help you do this while the country deals with the coronavirus outbreak.
Get active at home offers a selection of online exercise platforms with on demand fitness content, either providing free access or extended trial periods.
Live or On Demand virtual activities
We are pulling together information about virtual activities that can be offered online, (particularly those that are local!) so if you're already streaming your classes or sessions then you can add the details of both live and on demand (recorded) content yourself in under 5 minutes. You can do this by clicking on the 'Add your live streams here' found directly underneath the activity search box and registering your sessions on the Playwaze platform. Any questions about this can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are FAQs uploaded from Playwaze for further information, tips and resources on making the most of delivering online.
Getting active outdoors
In any given day, you can still go outside for one form of exercise, such as a walk, a run or a cycle, if you're well enough and as long as you're on your own, or with members of your household. Please always follow the latest official advice on social distancing – which means staying more than two metres from others – and follow the advice on general hygiene. It's important that you stick stringently to the guidance.
How about you research the local walks you want to do, plan a new cycle route, or get the kids to make a list of new activities they'd like to try? Our friends at Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) have provided basic information about social distancing, local walking and cycling routes, bike safety and maintenance. You can explore this here.
Guidance on accessing green spaces safely can be read here.
If you've found a great way to keep active online, use the hashtag #StayInWorkOut and tag @sportbirmingham on social media to share your experience with others. Remember to check government advice if you think you have any symptoms linked to coronavirus.
Other ways of keeping active at home
Get your heart beating every day
1. You don't need gym equipment at home to stay active. Everyday activities such as doing the vacuuming, hanging out the washing, and mowing the lawn all count towards your daily activity levels.
2. You could follow an NHS yoga workout to improve strength and tackle stress
3. Try Joe Wicks 7 days of sweat
4. Learn a dance step
8. Fitness Blender has over 500 free workout videos that you can join in with.
9. Make Movement Your Mission - If you are on Facebook, join Bex from Monday 23rd March – Monday 20th April at 8am, midday (noon) and 4pm for a daily 10 min workouts on the Make Movement Your Mission facebook page.
For those taking it steady
5. 10 Today Short ten minute routines to get you stretching and moving. Offering both online videos and daily radio shows that can be listened to online. The routines will now be broadcast live each morning between 5 and 10am on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra.
6. 'I CAN' Active Calendar 2020 Later Life Training have made their new 'habit forming, movement prompting, motivation thought provoking, strength and balance monitoring' 2020 calendar free to download.
People with Long Term Health Conditions or disabilities
1. Sport England's We Are Undefeatable campaign has numerous tips and ways that you can move more within your home.
3. LimbPower have created private Facebook groups to support the physical, psychological and social wellbeing of amputees and individuals with limb difference. Join the LimbPower: Stay in Stay Active group and the LimbPower Juniors: Stay In Stay Active group for juniors and their families.
4. Adaptive yoga with Wheelpower are launching a series of Adaptive Yoga videos to encourage wheelchair users to exercise from the comfort of their homes
5. British Blind Sport have created a free online library of accessible workouts and resources to support people with visual impairments stay active at home.
6. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists has some top tips on how to incorporate regular activity into your life for those with a range of health conditions.
7. World Cerebral Palsy Day have collated a number of exercise ideas for people with limited mobility.
8. Ben from Empower You has created a full body seated workout which is ideal for people who use wheelchairs or with limited mobility.
Activities to support your mental health - See our dedicated Mental Health page
For the kids – See our dedicated page, under the section Children and Young People/Education