We’re inviting everyone to ‘Join the Movement’ and get or keep active with the help of our new campaign that launches today.
Using #StayInWorkOut on social media, the Join the Movement campaign is designed to provide inspiration and trusted information to the public about how to get active in and around the home during the coronavirus pandemic.
With restrictions in place on why and how often you can leave the house, many normal exercise sources aren’t currently available.
Recognising the importance of maintaining good levels of physical activity at this time, we’ve created Join the Movement - funded by The National Lottery.
“What matters more than anything right now is that people stay home, save lives and protect the NHS,” said our chief executive Tim Hollingsworth.
“What that can’t and mustn’t mean is we stop being active, which we believe is now more important than ever.
“It’s not just a means of maintaining physical health but also to support mental wellbeing and helping people to deal with the anxiety that this period will inevitably bring.
“Despite this time of great uncertainty, we’re already seeing people find fun and creative new ways to get moving and come together, even while staying apart.
“This campaign seeks to help bring together the best of that and encourages people to share what they're doing using #StayInWorkOut.”
The hashtag will showcase some of the best online sport and physical activity content for use in and around your home, as well as allowing people to share their own ideas.
Join the Movement also has its own online hub, giving access to a range of home workout options – including existing free exercise content and advice from organisations such as the NHS.