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Coronavirus: Updates and information

Find out about available support and how to offer help. Our customer service centre is open to help you by email and phone. Please continue to follow official NHS and government advice.

Sport and fitness activities at home

We’ve collated resources and advice to help you to stay active and well at home.

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Local resources

Let’s Get Moving Cambridge (YouTube): Active Lifestyle Officer Rob, has made a series of online videos including tips and guides on how to exercise whilst at home. These are ideal for people with health conditions, long-term illness and older people.

Better Leisure: Download their App and you will be able to access their virtual fitness classes for free. This is for both members and non-members.

Cambridge United Community Trust (Facebook): Supporting the local community with lots of activities through their Facebook page. Plus supporting vulnerable residents with vital care during these difficult times.

Football Fun Factory (Facebook): This local coaching organisation are creating regular Football Fun at Home videos on Facebook. Check them out.

Cambridgeshire Cricket (Facebook): Cricket Challenges by local coaches are available to view on their Facebook page.

Hot Pod Yoga: Online Yoga videos have been created by their instructors to complete in your home.

National resources

Sport England: Join the movement with Sport England’s campaign #StayInWorkOut. Ideal for families, children and older people.

Change4Life: 10minute Shake Up activities, accessible activities, recipes and nutritional advice for families and children.

NHS: One You 10minute workouts, and Live Well exercises which includes Couch to 5km guidance and tips.

BBC Sport: Get Inspired here with everyday exercises, and how to workout at home without equipment.

England Athletics: Fun activities for parents and children (aged 4-11) based on fundamental core movement skills: running, jumping and throwing.

The Body Coach TV (YouTube): Join Joe Wicks on YouTube for a variety of home workouts each day. Try National PE with Joe, 7 days of Sweat, Home Workouts for Seniors, Fat Burners, and Kids 5 minute moves.

Premier Education: Stay Active with easy activities to support young children’s health and wellbeing.

Later Life Training (YouTube): Make Movement Your Mission Champaign offers 3 daily workout videos on YouTube, for older people and people with mobility & long-term health conditions.

British Blind Sport: Promoting the #StayInWorkOut Sport England Campaign, British Blind Sport have a variety of audio exercise programmes covering wide range of activities such as Yoga, Pilates, HIIT, Gentle Exercises and Children and Young People activities.

WheelPower: British wheelchair Sport have teamed up with Sitting Fit Yoga to bring Adaptive Yoga videos online that are easy to follow in the comfort of your own home.

MS Society: Online videos with simple exercises for people with Multiple Sclerosis and different levels of mobility.

Mental Health: Lots of great advice for looking after your mental health during this coronavirus outbreak.

Activity Alliance: Supporting and encouraging disabled people be and stay active by moving more at home

Arthritis Action: A variety of different exercises to encourage people living with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions to become or keep being active.

Yoga and mindfulness

Yoga is a fantastic way to help your physical and mental well being during these challenging times. These sessions are great for all ages and abilities:

And, for children and teenagers:

  • Cosmic kids yoga is a great way to get primary school aged children into yoga, combined with fun story telling!
  • Yuva yoga is a free application from the Teen Yoga Foundation

We also recommended the following applications for young people created by the teenage mental health charity, stem4:

  • Calm Harm is an app that has been designed to help young people resist or manage the urge to self-harm
  • Clear Fear is an app designed for young people suffering from anxiety

Get Moving Cambridge

Check our Get Moving Cambridge blog, which offers lots of tips, advice and guidance for staying active at home. These are specifically for older people, and families and children.