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