Not everyone is able – or willing! – to keep up with the likes of Joe Wicks’ higher intensity workouts, but there are gentler ways to maintain or improve your fitness levels while we’re all staying at home.
A short walk or a cycle ride each day is a good way of boosting your physical and mental wellbeing if you’re able to leave the house. But if you’re one of the many older or vulnerable people who have been advised to stay at home completely at the moment, you might like to try out Warwick Sport’s online sessions that can keep you moving and connected, whatever your activity level.
To help you continue to exercise in your own home, staying strong and independent, Warwick Sport’s Physiotherapy Team has devised a series of videos demonstrating seated exercises which are ideal for those who may have reduced activity levels. These exercises are a gentle way to strengthen your muscles, as well as improving your sense of wellbeing. You can access the videos here.
Mat pilates is another effective way to improve your general fitness and wellbeing. Most people can take part, with any level of fitness, as there are various adaptations and levels to make the exercises more accessible. Find out more here.
If you’re after something a little more active, head to Warwick Sport's Facebook page, which is hosting daily live virtual classes, including pilates and yoga.
The instructors often give separate instructions catering for varying ability levels, so everybody can take part. The timetable can be found here.
And you can still join in even if you’re not on social media, as some of the classes - including yoga - are also available on demand. To find out more, have a look here.
All of Warwick Sport’s online videos and Facebook classes are free to access, and offer a great way to keep fit and well during this challenging time.
NB: We want you to stay safe while staying active, so before taking part in any of these activities, please make sure you have read Warwick Sport's full terms and conditions.