Although it’s for everyone’s safety during the spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we are not happy to be closing our centres! We will miss you… but, rest assured, we have a plan!
We know you have goals to reach and we know just how important our facilities are to you. You may not be paying for a gym right now, but you still want to stay healthy.
So, we’re here to help you turn your home into your own exercise retreat – keeping you on track.
We want to support you – keeping you active during these strange times is our goal.
We’ve created this great hub of home workouts, fitness activities, ideas and information to keep you moving during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
If you’re now working from home or self-isolating, remember to stick to your normal everyday routines as much as possible. Wake up when you normally would, eat when you normally would and exercise regularly – it’ll help to keep your mental health in check.
Exercise “decreases stress and anxiety” says Becky Hill, who is a fitness trainer and therapist. “Everyone is stressed at the moment and people aren’t sleeping,” she says. “But if you’re moving, you’re likely to sleep better.” – BBC News 19.03.20
Give these resources a go, and please let us know what you think! Post and tag #IAmActiveNottingham on social media to share your experiences – we would love to see how you get on.
Keep an eye on this page, because we’re going to add even more helpful resources as time goes on. Be sure to let us know if you’ve spotted a different way of exercising, too! If there’s something fabulous that we haven’t listed below, we’d love to share it with others.
Let’s learn on this journey, together.
Complete our FREE bodyweight workout of the day, suitable for all abilities. A new workout will be uploaded to the mywellness app every day. Challenge your family and friends and get involved! Our GPS-enabled app will also track walking, running and cycling outdoors.
500+ ways to enjoy fitness benefits in and out of of your own home, plus nutritional advice. With follow-along studio-based and group-cycling classes, mindfulness exercises, running programmes and quick office-break exercises – Wellbeats is ideal for customers who are working from home. FREE access up to 30 April.
A fantastic, FREE option to help to keep you active and working out at home, offering over 100 workouts across 10 categories of classes.
The NHS has loads of tips about staying active for FREE, whether you’re staying in or heading outside.
If you’re not ‘at increased risk‘ – under the age of seventy, with no pre-existing health conditions, you can still be active outside.
As of 23 March 2020, you can exercise once a day outside your home – alone or with your household only.
Just remember to keep your distance from other pedestrians, the advice is to stay at least two metres (three paces) away from people when you’re out and about. Read more from BBC News.
In case you aren’t sure, here’s some helpful advice on social distancing.
You can go for a run, a bike ride, a brisk walk, or enjoy a leisurely dog walk.
Fresh air and movement are both good for you, and Nottingham’s Parks are still open. We’re lucky enough to live in a city where award-winning parks and open spaces cover 20% of the city’s surface.
Please enjoy responsibly – only go as part of your daily exercise, alone or with your household, and practice social distancing whilst you are there.
If you’re still reading – thank you! We know there’s a lot of new information floating around at the moment, but we can do this!
Let’s stay Active in Nottingham, together.