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Staying Active As A Family At Home

More and more people are having to spend their day at home now. Even entire families are adapting to a temporary home lifestyle, with many parents having to work from home and children not being able to go to school. Staying together and supporting one another is one of the key ways to get through this hard time, and physical activity is a great way to spend time together, as well as maintaining your physical and mental wellbeing. Below are some ideas for you to try at home.

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Inspired Schools Daily Videos

Inspired Schools is a local company offering multiple videos daily on their YouTube channel. While some of the videos are PE based and great to get your kids moving, their other curriculum based videos such as Maths and English are also a great resource.


Dancing With The Kids

Last year, This Girl Can teamed up with Disney to bring us some fantastic fun dance videos for parents to try with their kids at home. These videos encourage families to dance along to popular Disney songs. You can follow the moves in the videos, improvise your own and of course even pick your own songs to try. You can follow along with their videos here, or watch an example below.


Change4Life Fun Indoor Games

Change4Life have also previously teamed up with Disney to provide Disney inspired games and activities for kids to try indoors. This is the perfect time to take advantage of these amazing games and keep your kids active, or even join in with them yourself. Click here to get started.


Change4Life Inclusive Indoor Activities

Change4Life have also created their '10 Minute Shake Up Games' that have been modified to be enjoyed by disabled children. Some of the factors of these games, such as ball sizes, distances or time lengths can easily be changed depending on the player(s). Click here to find out more about these games, as well as other indoor activities such as Obstacle Races, Potato Golf and more.


Youth Sport Trust 60 Second Challenges

Youth Sport Trust (YST) have a collection of various challenges for people to complete to help them stay active. Challenges can be done in short bursts and last 60 seconds. Ideal for short bursts or to complete a few in one go for a good workout.


MumFit

As well as being a great tool for pregnant women and new mums, MumFit also provide classes for parents and children to follow. Future classes can be found on their Facebook page.


Nike - Active Kids Do Better

Nike have a page full of fun activities that young people can do at at home or in the garden. These also include activities that can be done as a family.


Rugby League Home Learning

The Rugby League are keen for young people to continue to develop their Rugby skills at home, despite the fact that activities and clubs are on hold at the moment. Skill To Play is an online initiative which showcases some of the game's final players and teaches children how to practise at home.


GoNoodle

GoNoodle is a platform for engaging children at home or school for FREE. They have a 'families' page that offers some great videos and games.


Online 'Indoor Olympics'

The Indoor Olympics is a Facebook page set up by 'Megan' aiming to give people activity ideas while they may be stuck indoors for a while. Videos are added daily to the page, encouraging people to take part in activities, games and fun ideas that can be done on your own, or with your family.


Les Mills - Move Like An Avenger

Les Mills have an exciting video that allows children to get active by following an exercise routine that mimics some of their favourite Marvel superheroes. Follow along with the video and get in a good workout with Thor and Black Widow.


Joe Wicks (aka. The Body Coach TV)

Fitness coach Joe Wicks is doing live PE sessions on YouTube weekday mornings for people to join in with. This is a great way for young people to keep up with their PE while not being able to attend school.

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