Keep up your exercise routine with a little help from Edinburgh Leisure
Just because you can’t use one of our swimming pools, golf courses or gyms to keep fit doesn’t mean you need to give up your exercise routine. If you can fit in around 20 minutes of light physical activity each day, this can help you to achieve a healthy body and mind.
Take part in a virtual Fit For Health class below, or set aside 30 minutes for simple NHS-approved cardio and strength workouts.
Join in one of our virtual Fit for Health classes!
If you're looking for a simple way to get moving from inside your own home, then you can't go wrong with one of our Fit For Health classes. Brought to you in real-time by our very own coach Mari, the video class includes a warm-up, cool down, technique overview and over 14 different exercises.
Get a feel for the class with the trailer below, or click here to join in with a virtual class.
Like what you see? Click the banner below to get started with our virtual class or find out more about Fit for Health here.
Join in with a virtual Steady Steps class
For a low-intensity, fun virtual class, join in with Edinburgh Leisure Steady Steps instructor Michael as he takes you through a series of strength, balance and mobility exercises. All you need is an exercise band, a stable chair and a flat area clear of rugs and other trip hazards. These classes are ideal for older adults with limited mobility who are looking to stay active from home.
Mind & body virtual classes
We're proud to be partnering with our fantastic team of fitness class instructors to help them deliver virtual classes. You can join in low-level, relaxing mind & body classes from the comfort of your living room, including general yoga and chair-based yoga. To join or find out more about one of these classes, contact Joanna or Susan.
Seated exercise classes from British Gymnastics
We know how important it is to keep moving, especially in these challenging times. If you’re unable to take part in standing exercise, you can still stay healthy and active with a seated-exercise class. We’d recommend this virtual class from The British Gymnastics Foundation and their Love to Move programme, a set of classes designed to help with memory, mobility, balance, fine motor skills and flexibility. These classes are perfect for older adults and those living with dementia who are wanting to stay active throughout lockdown.
Join in with Jane as she takes you through a series of simple, guided exercises – all you need to take part is a chair and a little bit of space. Have fun!
NHS home cardio & strength workouts
NHS home workouts
If you're struggling for ideas on how to stay active indoors, then you can do no wrong with this 10-minute NHS-approved workout. Official guidelines recommend around 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week, which works out at 20 to 30 minutes each day. Take a look at these simple routines below which can help improve your cardio and strength.