It’s important to make sure you’re looking after your body during lockdown, so here are five of the best in virtual fitness to help keep you in shape
Dance classes with Fresh & Well
Created by fitness professionals Sara Ford and Alice Loombe, Fresh & Well is an Ely-based online streaming service which enhances physical and mental well-being whilst building a community and support network for the local area. They are offering workouts to suit any ability, age and fitness goal, with barre, flexitone and dance classes available this week. And at an introductory price of just £3 per Zoom session, there’s no excuse to not be taking care of your body while you’re working from home! Head to Fresh & Well’s website to book a class. freshbooking.square.site
Les Mills free workout sessions
Les Mills has plenty of online workout videos to help you keep fit even if you’re stuck in the house. From dance, martial arts and HIIT workouts to yoga and guided meditation sessions, the platform has something to suit everyone. They offer several subscription workout plans for those of you who are ready to fully commit, or you can try out some of their workouts for free to see what you like. You can find the free workouts over on Les Mills‘ website: lesmills.com/uk/ondemand
Nike Run Club
The Nike Run Club app has everything you need to stay motivated and keep up an exercise routine during self-isolation. The app enables you to get personalised coaching with your own Nike Coach, and adapts as you progress to make sure you’re not resting on your laurels. You can track your progress and compete with friends, add personalised playlists to your run, and even track how many miles you’ve covered in your current running shoes! Download now for iOS or Android.
Online yoga classes
Cambridge’s yoga community have really come together to make sure all you yoga enthusiasts out there still have access to classes. CAMYOGA, Hotpod Yoga, Satyam Yoga Wellbeing Centre and Yoga With Felicity are all offering online classes that you can attend via Zoom, with sessions starting from as little as £5. Whether it’s vinyasa, jivamukti, pilates or reiki healing sessions you’re after, there’s a yoga instructor in Cambridge who can help. Head to one of their websites to book ahead.
Hotpod Yoga: hotpodyoga.com
Satyam Yoga Wellbeing Centre: satyamyogacentre.co.uk
Yoga With Felicity: yogawithfelicity.com
Couch to 5K
If you’re new to running and haven’t heard of Couch to 5K, where have you been? The programme combines running and walking to ease you in, and slowly builds up over time as you gradually increase your stamina and fitness levels. Don’t be daunted; week one involves just one minute of running at a time, creating goals that feel achievable from the start. You also get a choice of coaches, so you can run with the likes of Sarah Millican or Michael Johnson encouraging you to keep going. Download the Couch to 5K app to get started – it’s available on the App Store and Google Play.
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