Hello to all our members and supporters.
I hope you are all staying safe in these very strange times. And strange indeed they are for those of us who believe in and promote the benefits of exercising together.
Coaches get a lot of their energy from the young people they work with and I know they miss the training sessions. Some of them are trying to encourage the individuals in their groups to keep up some level of exercise while maintaining appropriate physical distance.
The committee asked if I would identify some websites or resources that might be of use to our members or for parents to direct their children towards and below are a few. If you and your loved ones are restricted to home, then some activities are still possible. Use your garden space for jumping and skipping. Use internal floor space for stretching and core work. Two cans of beans in a plastic bag and some tape is a makeshift dumbbell.
Organising a time for these exercises (possibly with friends who are doing the same in their homes) and recording the efforts and progress might help with our motivation. I look forward to watching our MSB athletes return to training and competing fresh and stronger once this period passes. And do not forget to mind your whole self, find those moments (negotiate with your children for your space) where you can stand back and refresh yourself.
Take care, Mary Friel, MSB Chairperson
This page has the Strava sign in (a virtual running group), some videos, plus some other resources.
A 20 routine for young and old.
For younger children