Stay Fit Cheltenham
Keeping fit and well, both physically and mentally, is a challenge facing us all during these unprecedented times.
We have launched #stayfitcheltenham as a way of offering a virtual fitness programme and also an online platform where people can share their pictures and tips on what they’re doing to keep fit and healthy during the current health crisis.
We want to hear from you about what you’re doing, send us your personal stories (up to 500 words) with a photo or video and you could be featured in #stayfitcheltenham across our website and social media channels.
Maybe you’re doing exercises in your home or meditating in the garden, whatever it is, why not join in with #stayfitcheltenham and pass on your tips and suggestions to others? Send your stories with your name and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Leisure at Cheltenham team, partners and the community are all supporting #stayfitcheltenham.
Join our online community on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages to hear from the Leisure at Cheltenham team, find the latest workouts and stories of how the Cheltenham community are staying active at home.
WAYS TO PRACTICE SWIM SKILLS AT HOME
Posted on: 14 April 2020
Your little ones can practice their swim skills at home with waterless exercises. Some of the key fundamental parts of swimming can still be practiced. Make a fun non-pool swim practice time that all the family can enjoy. The kids continue to learn whilst the rest of the family can support with the exercise to encourage being active together.
REASONS TO WALK MORE
Posted on: 3 April 2020
Although our Cheltenham Walking for Health groups have stopped due to the COVID-19 crisis we’re currently in, regular exercise is still encouraged and walking is a great form of this that we can all do whilst maintaining our distance from others.
Walking regularly is one of the easiest ways to stay active to achieve the recommended target of 150minutes of activity a week. This can be broken down into 5 x 30 minutes a week. Most of us should be aiming for approximately 10,000 steps a day and while this may seem overwhelming at first, the key to success is building up slowly.
Posted on: 31 March 2020
While we may make excuses for not always being able to find the time to train and exercise each week, spending time together as a family is something most of us value as essential.
Why don’t we combine the two and make fitness and family time a priority and start to build the love for exercise in the kids from a young age. This could range from walking together, bike rides and even hosting a family dance off in the living room.