Supporting you to stay 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
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.
Live or On Demand virtual activities
Our virtual activity finder is live and contains lots of live and on-demand activities to suit all ages and abilities. Click here to find activities by local and national partners.
Did you know?
If you're an activity provider and are already streaming your classes or sessions, you can promote live and on demand content on our activity in just 5 minutes. Simply click on the 'Add your live streams here' found directly beneath the activity search box to register your sessions on the Playwaze platform. Any questions about this can be sent to: email@example.com
For further information, tips and resources on helping you to make the most of delivering activity online, read these FAQs from Playwaze.
Getting 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
Getting active outdoors
You can go outside to exercise as many times a day as you want, including for a walk, a run or a cycle, if you're well enough and as long as you're on your own, or in a group of no more than six people and that you socially distance from those not in your household. Keep up to date on the latest Government guidance and social distancing rules.
Get active outdoors offers lots of ideas, inspiration and resources for getting active outdoors, from walking to couch to 5k to cycling and more.
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 tag @sportbirmingham on social media to share your experience and achievements with others. Remember to check the latest government advice if you think you have any symptoms linked to coronavirus.