April 29, 2020Staying Active at Home Posted By : Blogs Team/ 0 comments / Under : Fitness Staying Active at Home View our Facebook Live Timetable HERE Low Level/Specialised Workouts: Yoga: Full body / HIIT: Mindfulness / Breathing Exercises: 1. Mindfulness Practice with Nikki – Listen on SoundCloud Our fitness instructor Nikki has create an amazing mindfulness practice – a breath awareness exercise. Listen on SoundCloud by clicking the link above. This exercise must be practised in a safe environment e.g it should not be listened to while driving a car or operating machinery as its a deeply relaxing practice. 2. A Guided Relaxation Practice with Nikki – Listen on SoundCloud This guided relaxation is a basic body scan bringing the body and mind into a state of rest. Lockdown has understandably increased anxiety and stress, with some people experiencing anxiety for the first time, so I’m hoping it’ll be beneficial to many. I usually use Relaxation at the end of yoga class or following exercise. But It can be practiced to wind down after a busy or emotional day, to prepare your body for sleep or to help get you back to sleep. It can help move your attention away from worry and stress by changing your focus. I would recommend for anybody practicing to have pillows and cushions to hand to make yourself comfortable and a blanket to keep yourself warm during this practice. Kids Exercise Videos: Kids Exercise Videos can be found HERE 1. Tennis at Home – Family Activities and Exercises LTA has created 12 fun activities and exercises that parents and children can play at home, to hone their tennis skills while getting crucial exercise. View Activities and Exercises here Written Workouts: Home workout from Colin Hunt MBE The principles behind this workout routine are based on body weight and good technique and if I can say although time controlled it is not about how quickly you can complete the sets!! So remember Good Form please 😊 19 x Squats Stand with feet a little wider than hip width apart, toes facing front. Drive your hips back – bending at the knees and ankles and pressing your knees slightly open – as you ….. Sit into a SQUAT position while still keeping your heels and toes firmly on the ground, chest up and shoulders back. Raise your body back into a standing position keeping your back straight as you do so and repeat. 19 x Press -ups The Correct setup for a standard press-ups to position your hands shoulder-width apart, or a little wider if you want to make it harder. As you bend your elbows and lower towards the ground , your elbows should be at about a 45 – degree angle to your body. When you reach the bottom of your press start to lift back up extending your arms back up into a straight arm position. Repeat and again lower down to press. 19 x Burpee’s Stand with your feet shoulder – width apart, arms by your sides. Push your hips back, bend your knees and lower your body into a squat. Reach forward to place your hands on the floor, directly in front of and just inside your feet. Shifting your weight onto your hands. Jump your feet back to softly land on the balls of your feet in a plank position. Your body should form a straight line from your head to heels. Be careful not to let your back sag or your bottom to stick up in the air, as both can keep you from effectively working your core. Jump your feet back so that they land just outside of your hands. Reach your arms over your head and explosively jump up into the air. Land safely and immediately lower back into a squat for your next rep. Kick your legs straight out behind you and immediately lower your entire body down to the ground, bending at the elbows. These 3 exercises should be repeated x 6 times and take a 20 / 30 second rest in between sets. I expect this to be completed in under 19 minutes ……. Work to your own ability and fitness level and if you need to adapt any of the exercises to suit you then feel free to do so. (An example of this would be to use a Step or a Box / Crate to rest your hands on – or even a bench!) For those of you who come to my classes you will find similar routines in Rev’s plus held on a Monday evening at Wirral Tennis and Sports Centre and Pure Core held at Leasowe Recreation Centre on a Thursday evening when we are back to normal. I will be testing you all out on our return 😊Good luck with it. Home workout from Charles - Lower Body Whilst following the following workout you need to rest for 30 seconds between sets and 90 seconds between workouts. If weights are needed you can use dumbbells, barbells, bands, food items, cans, bags of clothes etc, you just need to be inventive! Jumping Squats 2 x 25 reps Goblet squats 4 x 15 reps RDL 4 X 15 reps Lunges 3 x 15 reps (each leg) Hip Thrusts 3 x 15 reps failure Standing calf rises 4 x failure Wall sit 3 x 30 seconds Home workout from Kirsten - 10 minute blast 1 minute Burpee side jumps 1 minute Wide arm press up 1 minute One burpee press up side jump repeat 1 minute Feet hip distance squat 1 minute Hip distance squat jumps 1 minute 1 squat, 1 squat jump. 1 minute Mountain climber 1 minute plank ( on elbows) 1 minute 10 mountain climber..10 second plank 1 minute Sprint to finish Home workout from Kirsten - Abs Blast Make sure you have a full body warm up, have a stop watch to hand and rest for 20/30 seconds between each set SET 1 30 second plank 30 second repeater crunch. REPEAT FOR 20 SECONDS EACH REPEAT FOR 10 SECONDS EACH SET 2. ( hands under hips for easier option) 30 seconds .. lay flat legs in and out 30 seconds … lay flat legs up and down REPEAT 20 SECONDS EACH REPEAT 10 SECONDS EACH 3. SET 3 (Can side dip to make it harder) 30 second side plank right arm/elbow 30 seconds side plank left arm/elbow REPEAT 20 SECONDS EACH REPEAT 10 SECONDS EACH SET 4 30 second Russian twist 30 second V sit REPEAT 20 SECONDS EACH REPEAT 10 SECONDS EACH SET 5 30 second V sit hold 30 second flutter kicks REPEAT 20 SECONDS EACH REPEAT 10 SECONDS EACH Ron's Lockdown workout The 3 workouts below are all 5 minutes long and are created for 3 levels, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Level 1. Beginner Equipment. 1 dining chair. 2 tins beans ( if you want). Beginner workout. 5 mins sitting in a chair. March on the spot Seated Swim. ( front crawl / breaststroke) Seated Punching out in front Repeat 5 times 20 seconds on each exercise. Level 2. Intermediate Equipment : 2 tins beans/ 2 medium dumbbells(weights) Intermediate workout. 5 mins whilst standing: Brisk March. Jump jacks High knees. 20 secs on each. Repeat 5 times. Level3. Advanced No equipment. Sprint on spot Burpees Pushups Repeat 5 times 20 secs on each. Remember to warm up and cool down before exercise If you are a regular exerciser you will know how to do this. If you are a beginner. Do some arm swings and some high knee lifts (can be done seated) before your exercise.Unless you are training at an advanced level, ( you won’t need these), you can do these workouts everyday. Repeat as often as you feel you need/want. Move up a level if the level you are at is too easy. Les Mills On Demand In addition to these great home workout videos, Les Mills at home have also created over 100 FREE fitness videos for everyone to follow to help in our plans to stay fit and healthy. They can be viewed here: Les Mills On Demand WIRRAL LEISURE DISCLAIMER Please be aware, before you take part in this or any other online exercise session please ensure you are feeling fit and healthy enough to exercise. If you have any injuries or medical conditions please gain permission from your GP before taking part in the activities that may cause you further harm. Please ensure that all equipment being used is clean, safe and free from wear and tear. Ensure the area that you choose to perform your work out in is suitable for the activity. Keep hydrated, work at your own pace and take breaks where necessary. Some activities are not suitable for pregnant participants, please check with your medical advisor.