Staying Active is important for all of us, even with the restrictions. Here is an update on the latest information from the Being Active Matters Volunteer Coordinators from Talking Matters Northumberland.
Out & About
REMEMBER – THE GOVERNMENT SAYS YOU SHOULD ONLY LEAVE HOME FOR ONE OF THE FOUR REASONS GIVEN UNDER THE RESTRICTIONS ISSUED ON MONDAY 23RD MARCH 2020. YOU SHOULD MINIMISE THE AMOUNT OF TIME SPENT OUTSIDE OF YOUR HOME AND KEEP TWO METRES (6FT) AWAY FROM PEOPLE YOU DON’T LIVE WITH
The Gardens have closed but the Cherry Blossom, which is stunning, is being streamed live via the Gardens website daily.
National Trust – Wallington & Cragside
The National Trust which had previously offered access to its parks and grounds for free to enable people to get outside whilst practising social distancing, has now said its properties will be closed.
English Heritage have closed all of their staffed historic sites until 01 May 2020.
They will be reviewing this policy. Some sites may be opened earlier and all public events will be cancelled during this period.
REMEMBER – YOU CAN TAKE EXERCISE ONCE A DAY – BUT EITHER ALONE OR WITH OTHER HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS (FOLLOW SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES)
Active Northumberland has closed all of its centres until further notice.
They have created a full media suite of workouts you can do at home and they have pulled together short videos from their team and their partners – they’re popular with all ages for staying active.
Active ask people to share these with everyone, as they are free to access.
Active are also delivering LIVE classes to people at home via their Facebook Chanel “Active Northumberland”. They ask that you ‘like’ their page for announcements on the next class and to view previous classes.
The extension of the suspension of all athletics activity in England has been announced to the 31 May. This suspension includes all organised athletics activity in the UK, including all competitions, formal running club activities, running groups and all Education activity (coach, official, teacher).
English Athletics note that there are numerous ways in which people can remain active and to that effect they will be pushing out digital content relating to exercising at home. Watch this space!
Joe Wicks – A Great one for people with children at home!
Staying active for children with the fitness guru! Joe is hosting an exercise session for children on his YouTube channel – The Body Coach TV. This can be downloaded on iOS, Google Play, Amazon or Windows.
Joe has vowed to keep doing his PE lessons on all weekdays until schools reopen. The sessions take 30 minutes and being at 9.00am Monday to Friday.
He has also designed exercise programmes especially for older people.
The amazing Green Goddess, Diane Moran and Sir Muir Gray, a senior adviser to the health service and director of the Optimal Ageing Programme intend to launch an online workout programme. There will be an episode every day of the 12-week period of social distancing, each lasting 3 minutes and 59.4 seconds – the time it took Roger Bannister to crest the line when he broke the four minute mile in 1954!
Elite Fitness Super Gym Ltd (Alnwick)
This gym is offering free online sessions, largely with ‘Lydia’ who has supported the Being Active Matters project in the past. The sessions are live but can be viewed at any time. All fitness levels are welcomed.
Please note that the information within this bulletin is subject to change. Without prejudice to the generality of the content, TMN, MHM and the Being Active Matters Volunteer Coordinator do not represent, warrant, undertake or guarantee that the information in this bulletin is correct, accurate or non-misleading.