As the Omicron variant dominates the UK, it is understandable that many people across the county will be looking for alternatives to the gym in order to get fit this New Year.
There are so many ways to get fit in your own home, from instructor-led live classes to pre-recorded workouts that can be followed at any time of the day.
And just because you can do it in your pyjamas, doen’t mean this form of exercise is by any means a cop out. There are plenty of resources you can use to get your heart rate up and burn through calories without having to step foot outside.
Here, we have pulled together some of the Lancashire-based online classes available to help you kickstart your fitness regime in 2022.
Active Lancashire – We Are Undefeatable
Active Lancashire, the strategic lead for Sport and Physical Activity in Lancashire, has posted on its Twitter page to try the #MakeYourMove videos.
These have been created by We Are Undefeatable, a campaign led by 16 UK charities that supports people with health conditions to be active and is sure to include an exercise that you will enjoy, no matter your preference. Check out the YouTube playlist here.
If you are struggling with motivation and feel as though YouTube videos won’t persuade you to do the exercise you want to do, online coaching is also an option.
Body Culture, a gym and fitness hub in Chorley, offers online coaching for anyone regardless of goals, physical condition circumstances or even where you are based, the right programme can be formulated for you.
Visit their website and find out more about their online coaching programmes here.
Gym Gear – Lancashire Home Gym
If you’re looking to create your very own home gym, look no further than this complete guide.
Website Gym Gear has teamed up with a Lancashire home gym owner to create a complete wish list, including all the information and equipment that is required as well as 3D images and videos. It will help you to imagine and design your own gym by maximising the space you have and deciding on the equipment you need.
Keeping fit and healthy is not all about our physical health, but is about our mental health too.
Lancashire Mind, a branch of the national mental health charity, has offered tips on how to cope at Christmas and New Year and suggestions for supporting others.
Many people may find the festive period and New Year an overwhelming time, particularly if it makes you look back at difficult memories or worry about anything in the coming year.
The charity recommends a variety of different helplines to call if you or a loved one is finding this time of year difficult – the list can be found here.
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