Here’s how to access free fitness classes during lockdown

Fitness vlogger making a video of himself at the gym

As new lockdown measures come into force across the country, a local sports and fitness facility is helping people to look after their mind and body.

The Sports and Wellness Hub, on the University of Warwick campus, will be streaming live classes on its Facebook page every day for FREE during lockdown.

A wide range of thirty-minutes classes will be available every week to suit every goal or level of fitness, from mindfulness and yoga classes, focusing on flexibility and relaxation, to more challenging sessions designed to improve endurance and build strength, such as Body Attack or HIIT.

Exercise, no matter the type or intensity, has proven positive effects on wellbeing that go beyond the physical benefits. Studies* have shown that physical activity can boost self-esteem, reduce the risk of depression, and is key to counter some of the negatives effects of working from home or leading a more sedentary lifestyle while in lockdown.

Lisa Dodd-Mayne, Director of Sport & Active Communities at the Sports and Wellness Hub, said: “As we head into another lockdown, looking after our physical and mental health is more important than ever. We know just how difficult being isolated or having to stay at home can be for our communities, so we want to help.

“To those who miss the gym and want to stay active, or those who want to try something new over the next four weeks and challenge themselves, we’ve got you covered. We’ve put together a great mix of classes to suit all abilities and needs, so we’d like to encourage anyone keen to give yoga a go, work on their cardio or just get moving during their lunch break to join us for half an hour every day on our Facebook page – we can all get through this together.”

*According to NHS research

To view the full classes timetable, please visit warwick.ac.uk/services/sport/together

Live classes will remain available to view on the Sports and Wellness Hub’s Facebook page. To access them, visit facebook.com/warwicksport/

To find out more about the University of Warwick Sports and Wellness Hub, visit warwick.ac.uk/services/sport/

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