Staying Active

Gyms might be closed for now, but that doesn't mean you can't stay active. You're still allowed to do one form of exercise outside each day, for example a walk, run, or cycle – alone or with members of your household. There's also lots of ways to stay fit indoors. Check out our top tips to keep you moving.

Home Work Outs

Les Mills

Missing your usual gym classes? Les Mills classes are used in loads of gyms across the UK, and now they're offering a free trial so you can do them at home. Choose from favourites like Body Pump, Body Balance, Sh'bam, and much more.

Visit:

https://www.lesmills.com/ondemand/

Your Home, Your Move

Try these workouts and read the blogs created by The Edge personal trainers, group class instructors and the Health and Wellbeing Team to support you staying active and healthy at home. New content will be posted every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

https://sport.leeds.ac.uk/the-edge/yourhomeyourmove/

Stay In, Work Out

Sports England are sharing tips, advice and guidance on how to keep or get active in and around your home.

Join the Movement and use #StayInWorkOut to share how you're getting active during this time.

Visit: https://www.sportengland.org/stayinworkout/

NHS Gym Free Workouts

Check out these Gym Free workouts recommended by the NHS.

There's a range of activities, including neck, ab, yoga, knees and back exercises.

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/gym-free-workouts/

Walking, Running & Yoga

LUU Virtual Running Club

Join our Strava Running Club.

Everyone welcome, whether you've been running for years, recently taken up cycling or you just want to share pictures of your dog on your daily walk (who doesn't love those).

Walking Trails in Leeds

Leeds offers a number of fantastic walking trails to enjoy.

Click here to have a look through this blogpost and see if any are near you .

Written by Yahya Al-Gunaid

Couch to 5k

Are you new to running? Check out the NHS app which will get you running 5k in just 9 weeks.

NHS Couch to 5k

Yoga

There's lots of videos on Youtube for yoga workouts you can try at home.

Check out Yoga with Adriene for videos for a range of abilities.

Get Out, Get Active - Running Programmes

Couch to 5k programme - Why not use this time to get into running? Get Out, Get Active have created a nine week programme that will take you from the couch to running 5K. You'll get clear feedback on how much you're improving your fitness, as you'll be able to run further each week.

5K to 10K running programme- Increase your running distance and knowledge and take part in a new challenge with Get Out, Get Active’s first 5K to 10K programme. It will have you running a 10K within 12 weeks.