April 23, 2020

Stay Fit, Stay Healthy and Stay Home

Being stuck inside doesn't mean giving up on exercise...

Our nearby gyms may have had to temporarily close their doors, but that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to your gym routine quite yet. To keep you fit and healthy (not to mention sane) whilst in isolation, we’ve rounded up some of the best online options from local fitness folk that are definitely worth getting off the sofa for.

So, whether your garage has been converted into a gym (now cluttered with weights in place of a plethora of paint) or perhaps you’ve only just managed to squeeze a yoga mat in front of the telly. We’ve got a way to keep you moving…

P.E with The Body Coach

Let’s be honest, we couldn’t dedicate a feature on staying fit at home without mentioning one of Epsom & Ewell’s fitness finest, Joe Wicks, better known as The Body Coach.

Not only is he a best-selling author and social media fitness sensation, he’s now taken on the role of the nation’s P.E teacher too. On a mission to ensure our kids stay fit at home whilst the school gates remain closed, he’s hosting a virtual P.E class on YouTube at 9am every weekday.

It’s not just the kids that have been getting involved, but parents, grandparents and even the dog too! Want to take part? Find a whole heap of workouts, as well as his live classes here.

Fitness Space from Home

Missing Epsom’s boutique fitness studio? You’re not the only one. Thankfully, we can still get our fix of sweaty sessions and their friendly PTs, as they’ve gone virtual.

If you’re an existing member you can continue with one-to-one sessions, gain access to on demand classes and become a part of their exclusive Facebook group!

Not a member? Not to worry. These guys are all about building a healthy community, so in true Fitness Space style they are offering workout ideas and live classes on their Instagram for free, making it accessible to all.

Follow them on Instagram here.

Take Part in the #TwoPointSixChallenge

Whether you were due to run this year’s London Marathon on Sunday or just planning to support from the side lines, everyone can take part in the #TwoPointSixChallenge without running 26.2 miles, phew.

With fundraising events postponed or cancelled, charities are struggling to survive and raise the funds they desperately need. The Two Point Six Challenge is encouraging us all to become home heroes and tackle our own fitness challenge.

Why not workout (virtually) with 26 of your friends? Maybe challenge yourself to 26 press-ups with a child hanging off your back, or dig out the paddling pool and opt to swim 26 lengths. Get creative and get involved.

Choose your Two Point Six Challenge and donate here to save your chosen charity!

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Flow With Jo

With anxiety levels rising and sleepless nights accruing, we’re sure you’ll agree that there’s no better time to channel your inner yogi. So why not boost your mind, body and spirit with Jo Fletcher’s online yoga classes.

Whilst you would usually find her teaching powerful and playful sessions across Surrey’s best studios, you’ll now find her from the comfort of your very own home. Jo hosts regular classes via Zoom and Instagram, so be sure to check her schedule here or keep up-to-date on IG here.

Key worker hero? She’s offering you her yoga for free! Prefer a more personal approach? You can arrange a one-to-one class too.

Graft In The Garden

Epsom’s Graft are keeping us moving and motivated by offering six weekly sessions taught by six different instructors – from HIIT workouts to strength circuits.

Team Graft are dedicated to keeping us fit, so much so that they hand delivered resistance bands to each and every Graft member as a little lockdown present, lifting their spirits and helping their members get the most from their online workouts.

What’s more, they continue to welcome new Grafters by offering a free session to anyone who might be interested in giving Graft a go.

Follow them on Instagram here, or email hello@graftepsom.co.uk to sign up for your freebie!

Feature Illustration by Sebastian Curi.

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