Keeping Fit During COVID-19 Restrictions

Keeping fit is important during these uncertain times and it can be difficult to achieve due to the need to follow the restrictions placed upon us all in order to keep safe and healthy.

We can make use of the opportunity to exercise outdoors once a day and it will help if you set yourself a clear objective for each and every session you do. This way you will have a clear focus and will then get the most benefit from the session. Set yourself some interim goals, say weekly, that will push you but make sure they are achievable – this will help to keep you motivated. You can use the daily sessions to help you build towards achieving your interim goals.

If, for whatever reason, you can’t utilise the one outdoor opportunity you have for training, then look at opportunities for indoor training. Indoor bikes and treadmills can be used and if you can link them to some of the online systems out there (like ZWIFT) then these can really help keep you motivated, you can even meet up with friends in the “virtual worlds” and train and race with them. Again, for each session, have a clear objective of what it is you want to achieve.

You can also work on strength and stability. You can build a little set that works on building your core and body strength using just your bodyweight, you don’t need any special equipment. This will be a real benefit when you get back to normal training.

And don’t forget stretching – doing a yoga or pilates session will really help maintain and improve flexibility and can also be used to improve mental wellbeing.

There are lots of resources on the internet that you can use to help you keep fit and maintain your general wellbeing during this time of restricted outdoor movement. Make use of the opportunities you have to stay fit and don’t be afraid to try something new.

Remember – always follow the latest rules, advice and guidance from HM Government, Public Health England and the NHS.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

As the health and well-being of our athletes and clients is at the heart of everything we do, we have decided to suspend all face to face activities with immediate effect and until at least the end of April. This includes all massage therapy sessions and 1:1 and group training & coaching sessions.

This decision has been taken with a heavy heart and is in line with the advice we have received from the relevant professional and sporting governing bodies, Public Health England the the NHS to help us keep people safe and healthy.

During this period we will continue to provide remote training & coaching plans as normal to our athletes.

During these uncertain times please follow all the latest advice provided by Public Health England and the NHS and keep yourselves safe, fit and healthy.

Swim Sessions Cancelled

Our Monday evening swim sessions are cancelled with immediate effect as a result of the latest advice from the NHS and HM Government regarding the avoidance of unnecessary social contact. There will be no session on Monday 16th March nor following Monday’s until further notice.

We hope everyone understands the reason for us taking this unfortunate decision and we wish you and your families the best of health over the next few weeks and months.

Swim Sessions & Coronavirus (COVID-19)

At the moment our swim sessions on Monday evenings will continue as normal but please follow NHS advice, and with respect for your fellow athletes, don’t attend sessions if you have either of the below:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly

We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide any updates via this website and our Facebook page.

Saturday Swim Sessions

Our swim session on Saturday 8th February will be our last session on a Saturday afternoon for the foreseable future. We will be supporting the local triathlon club swim session that also takes place on Saturday afternoons.

Our Monday sessions will continue as normal, 8.00pm at Archway School pool, these sessions are open to all and cost £6 on a pay as you go basis.

Merry Christmas

We wish all our athletes, clients and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We hope you all have a great festive break and we look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.

Xmas and New Year Swim Sessions

Please note that there will be no swim session on the following dates over the xmas/new year period:

Saturday 14th December
Saturday 21st December
Monday 23rd December
Saturday 28th December
Monday 30th December
Saturday 4th January
Monday 6th January

The session on Monday 16th December will go ahead as normal and this will be our last session before the xmas break.

The first session back after New Year will be 4.00pm on Saturday 11th January at Archway School Pool.