Staying active and healthy during self-isolation or lockdown is really important in maintaining your overall wellbeing.
Remember, unless you are isolating you can still get outdoors, whether that be to go for a run, or a walk with your flatmates – so if you can, make sure you dedicate time in your daily routine to take in some fresh air.
This week we’re bringing you the best activities designed to help you stay healthy and active during lockdown.
Please remember that if you ever feel like you need support or advice, our Student Support team is here for you. If you’re self-isolating and need help, email Student Services on: email@example.com.
1. Fitness classes on demand
Sport Liverpool are providing regular live classes and catch-up classes over on their IGTV and YouTube channels. Follow @livunigym for the latest workouts.
Find out more: https://www.instagram.com/livunigym/channel/ // https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYf3PYtJ1PaXsZ1KVlrYUmA/videos?view_as=subscriber
2. British Army Home Fitness Resources
The Army are providing all students with some ‘at home’ resources designed to help you keep ‘Army Fit’. ‘Home Fitness’ is a six-week programme of circuits, which can be dipped in and out of at a time and pace that suits you. ‘Army Fit at Home’ option includes a ’11 Days to get Army Fit’ programme.
To download the app, just search “100% Army Fit” on the app store and it should come up as a free download.
Find out more:
Home Fitness: https://www.army.mod.uk/home-fitness/
Army Fit at Home: https://apply.army.mod.uk/how-to-join/can-i-join/fitness/army-fit-at-home
3. Campus and Greenbank routes
Sport Liverpool have also created the following 1k, 2.5k and 5k walk/jog/run routes for you to try.
Find out more:
4. Les Mills on demand
Get unlimited access to Les Mills workouts loved by millions for an exclusive member price of £7.60 per month.
Find out more: https://www.lesmillsondemand.com/en_uk/uk_affiliate_offer/
5. Tour Liverpool’s open spaces
Take a stroll around one of Liverpool’s open spaces. From parks to beaches, promenades and waterfronts, there’s so many places to safely head to on your own or with your housemates.
Find out more: https://www.visitliverpool.com/blog/read/2020/11/liverpools-green-spaces-b51
6. Independent Liverpool’s Guide to Cycling
In light of the circumstances this year there has been a massive upsurge in cycling – Independent Liverpool have put together a handy guide to the best cycle routes across the city.
Don’t have a bike? Students can pick up an annual membership to Citybike for a special 50% discounted rate of £30. With an annual membership, the first half-hour of every journey is free – so you can hop on and off as many times as you like. Visit the Citybike website to find out more.
Find out more: https://independent-liverpool.co.uk/blog/the-independent-liverpool-guide-to-cycling-routes-shops-more/
Athletic Union (AU) membership
Where allowed within the new rules, the Athletic Union (AU) sports are continuing. This includes outdoor sports based at Wyncote, Greenbank Playing Fields and COVID-secure community-based facilities within the Liverpool City Region.
Athletic Union Executive Committee President Amy Hughes and Vice President Ohio Orumen have been working hard to make sure all those in the AU are up-to-date with the latest arrangements.
Students interested in sports are being encouraged to connect with the AU and get involved despite the current restrictions. Many of the activities are still running and it is a great way to meet like-minded people, expand your friendship group and get active.
Four things you can do today:
- Connect with @SportLiverpool & @LivUni_AU for updates on clubs you can join and information on the gym and facilities.
- Watch our ‘Introduction to Sport at University of Liverpool’ video on Instagram or on Canvas under the Sport and Wellbeing page.
- Check out the Sport Liverpool website for the A-Z on all the sports clubs you can join and how to get involved in campus leagues.
- Make sure your friends, course mates and flatmates have all done the same!
If you have any questions about the AU you can contact the team via Instagram or on firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.