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Stay In Work Out

The coronavirus crisis is unprecedented in modern times, with the official advice to follow on social distancing and avoid non-essential travel – including working from home if you can – which means our routines are changing.

If you’re now working from home or self-isolating, remember to stick to your normal everyday routines as much as possible. Wake up when you normally would, eat when you normally would and exercise regularly.

Physical activity matters during this period and, actually, we think it’s more important than ever right now. Being active in a way that is right for you can improve your physical health, help manage stress and anxiety and just generally make you feel better.

If you’re mostly in your house at the moment, there are plenty of ways you can stay active. There's a wealth of free online content to help you get active, if you feel well – we're collating some of this and are encouraging people to share some of the best ideas they find online using the Sport England campaign #StayInWorkOut.

Keep an eye on this page, because we’re going to add even more helpful resources as time goes on. Be sure to let us know if you’ve spotted a different way of exercising, too! If there’s something fabulous that we haven’t listed below, we’d love to share it with others.

There'll be plenty more to say in the days and weeks ahead.

  • Places Leisure - Keep a watch on the facebook page for Places Leisure who will be sharing workouts each week.
  • Les Mills – on demand or Fitness Blender - A fantastic, FREE option to help to keep you active and working out at home, offering over 100 workouts across 10 categories of classes.
  • Joe Wicks – Daily PE lesson - Free workout at 9am every day aimed at kids, but workouts will be fun and suitable for all ages and even adults can get involved.
  • This Girl Can - Have put together a useful list of exercises to try at home, from tabletop press ups to living room wall sits – and they’re great for women and men alike.
  • Own Your Goals - 30 Days free membership with no payment details required, work out classes with Davina McCall including Yoga, Pilates and other workouts.
  • DanceEast -  Free videos with classes including yoga, pilates, ballet, ballet barre and contemporary, as well as warm up and cool down videos. There is something suitable for all ages and abilities.

If you’re older

The Chief Medical Officer’s own physical activity guidance highlights the benefits of maintaining muscle strength, balance and flexibility.

These specific exercises are great for all ages, but particularly if you’re over 65:

You can still get active outside, just remember to keep your distance from other pedestrians, the advice is to stay at least two metres (three paces) away from people when you’re out and about.

In case you aren’t sure, here’s some helpful advice on social distancing.

Go for a run, a bike ride, a brisk walk, or enjoy a leisurely dog walk.

Our Leisure Centres are closed following the Governments Advice, for information about your membership or booking please look on the Leisure Centre’s website.

Places Leisure

  • Brackenbury Sports Centre
  • Deben Leisure Centre
  • Felixstowe Leisure Centre
  • Leiston Leisure Centre

Sentinel Leisure Trust

  • Waterlane Leisure Centre
  • Dip Farm Football Pitches