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Essex Sport

Keeping active at home

Stay safe. Stay active.

It has never been more important to look after your physical and mental wellbeing, and we want to help.

We’ll be bringing you a variety of exercises and activities to help keep you and your family active and motivated.

We’re in this together!

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Essex Sport Live Home Workouts

Our fitness instructors will be running LIVE workouts on Facebook every Monday at 1pm.

Find us on Facebook


FLEX by FitnessOnDemand

If you’re a current Essex Sport member, you can register your interest in a FLEX account, giving you access to 100s of online workouts in your home!

  1. Email scadmin@essex.ac.uk with your interest to join
  2. We will set you up with an account* and email you to confirm
  3. You will then receive an email from FitnessOnDemand to finalise your details. You must use the same email address we have on your account to register.
  4. Download the free FLEX app on the App Store or Google Play.
  5. Sign in and you’re ready to go!

If you need assistance, please email scadmin@essex.ac.uk

*spaces to this service are limited to 500 members on a first come, first served basis.

Filter workouts by cardio, strength, HIIT, dance, and more!
There's a range of wellbeing classes, including yoga, from beginner to advanced.

A few we recommend to get you started

Enter the titles below into the search bar of the FLEX app to find them.

No equipment needed

  • 'No equipment HIIT workout'
  • '30 min bodyweight workout'
  • 'No equipment abs workout'


  • 'Beginner HIIT workout with ab exercises'
  • 'Intro to Pilates'
  • 'Jillian Michaels: Kickbox Fast Fix 1'

Short on time

  • '10 min intense cardio workout'
  • '15 mins abs workout'
  • 'Cardio Tae Box'
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.


'Mywellness' workouts

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, we will be uploading a new workout to the Mywellness app to help support you to stay active while at home. 

Essex Sport members can access these workouts from the home screen of the Essex Sport app.

If you would like some additional support or advice, please email fitness@essex.ac.uk

Healthy eating tips

Being active around the home

It can be difficult to fit a run, walk, or full workout into a busy day, but there are ways you can incorporate physical activity into your home routine!

Try a few of our examples below, and keep it fun by mixing them up as often as you like:

  • bodyweight squats while the kettle boils
  • stretch your arms and shoulders at your desk for a few minutes every hour
  • hold a wall sit while watching TV
  • alternate standing on each leg while brushing your teeth
  • put on the radio and dance!