These are unprecedented times, but we don’t believe that everything has to change.  I’m sure all of us are missing the support, friendship, camaraderie and challenge of D&T training nights and days, not to mention the anxieties, highs and lows that competition day brings. However as one athlete mentioned: “As I finished a hard session in the park at 8pm on a Thursday to then hear all the clapping and cheering that erupted for our key, frontline workers made me realise we would come out of this stronger and more united.”

As a club, and coaches, we miss helping you all and are doing what we can.  As part of that, we’re gathering together some resources that can help you enjoy many of the physical and mental benefits that come from exercise.

We aim to add more content, so do keep an eye on this page.

PLEASE NOTE

Many of these videos were made prior to the outbreak of coronavirus.  Please ensure you follow all guidance regarding isolation and safety when carrying out any exercise.

Supporting Mental Wellbeing

As the very first section let’s look beyond the physical.  On top of everything else you and family members might be worried about Coronavirus, the effects of the lockdown, not being able to train and take part in club activities.  

This might feel difficult or stressful. But there are lots of things you and those around you can try that could help your wellbeing. You can find some great information from Mind and also from England Athletics to help.

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At Home

Working out inside the house is a challenge, but you’d be surprised at what you can achieve.

Team GB Workouts

Team GB have posted a series or Workout at Home videos with a variety of Olympians showing you the way to improve your fitness and conditioning with numerous sessions that suit every level.

The Body Coach

The Body Coach TV is the home of Joe Wicks’ workouts. He has hundreds of free workouts for all fitness levels. These fun workouts can be done at home with no equipment needed.

Fitness Blender

Fitness Blender believes fitness should be accessible to everyone, everywhere. With hundreds of professionally-led workouts, you’ll have everything you need to reach your personal fitness goals.

Our Parks

Our Parks is known for delivering fitness sessions in parks across London and the UK. On their  channel you can find at-home workouts, delivered by qualified instructors, to do at any time of the day.

Sweaty Betty

Workout from home with Sweaty Betty’s range of free online fitness classes. With workouts ranging from yoga to HIIT, you’ll be able to find a class to suit your timeframe and fitness level.

POPSUGAR Fitness

Over 500 ad-free workouts from celebrity trainers and fitness experts, including POPSUGAR’s exclusive multi-week challenges. The app ‘Active by POPSUGAR’ is also free to use at this time.

For Coaches

England Athletics are hosting a wide range of webinars on different topics.  They will also be making these available for replay on Athletics Hub.

Also read on to find the Athletics 365 offer for coaches.

Under 11's

England Athletics and funetics have fast forwarded the launch of our new funetics activity videos, originally planned for launch this Autumn as part of our public launch of our new funetics programme. The videos demonstrate parents and children (aged 4-11) taking part in FUN activities based on fundamental core movement skills: running, jumping and throwing. Funetics is a programme that has been designed to reflect the requirements of the National Curriculum Key Stage 1 and 2.  At this time when our children are currently schooling at home, we hope that these video activities will support the need for education to continue at home.
Ball Relay Bean Bag Balance Head Shoulders Knees and Toes Feed the Animals Jump the Stream I can Jump Higher than Line Bounce Push It Bounce it Quick Start Roll a Goal Rock Paper Scissors Speed Bounce Standing Long Jump Standing Triple Jump Target Jump There and Back Target Jump Target Throw

Athletics 365 - Free Content - Athletes and Parents

To support parents and young athletes to keep active in these challenging times, England Athletics are providing two of our Athletics 365 ‘paid for’ resources free of charge for a limited time. We’re making our Athletics 365 Athlete Handbooks (1 and 2) available free of charge (normally each handbook costs £9.99). This offer will be available until 30 September 2020.  

Athletics 365 is available as an app in the Apple and Google Play stores, further information is on the EA Website.

Athletics 365XL - Free Content - Coaches

As part of England Athletics’ commitment to supporting the ongoing development of Coaches and Run Leaders, we are pleased to inform you that you now have free access to the Athletics 365 XL bundle for the next 12 months (until 31 March 2021). This Coaches’ bundle can be found within the Athletics 365 App.

In addition to being suitable for Coaches and Run Leaders, this offer is available for parents with children over 11 years old and who hold a licensed Leader in Running Fitness or Coaching Assistant, or higher qualification, with a current DBS.

Downlaod the Athletics 365 or look on the EA website for more information.

Strava Summit Offer

All affiliated members of England Athletics can get a free 3 month trial of Strava Summit.

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