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 active and motivated.

We’re in this together!


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Facebook live fitness classes

While the Sports Centre is temporarily closed, we’re bringing back a range of workouts you can take part in, LIVE on our Facebook page. You won't need any equipment, and they're suitable to do in your living room, bedroom, kitchen, University accommodation... wherever you have a bit of space around you.

Download the timetable (.pdf), or view it and read more about the types of classes, below.

Monday

Class Time
 Monday Motivation  8am
 FLEX  12pm
 Mind and Body  5pm

Tuesday

Class Time
 Cardio and Stretch  8am
 Core and Stability  12pm

Wednesday

Class Time
 Ab Attack  8am
 Legs, Bums and Tums  1pm
 FLEX  5pm

Thursday

Class Time
 Workout Challenge  8am
 Total Tone  12.30pm

Friday

Class Time
 FLEX
 8am
 Friday Fitness  12pm
 Cardio Abs  5pm

Sunday

Class Time
 Yoga  9.30am

 

How to take part

Essex Sport Live Home Workouts

Our fitness instructors are running LIVE workouts on our Facebook page, with no equipment needed!

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Ab Attack

A challenging abdominal workout led by the Essex Sport Gym Team.

Cardio and Abs

A high energy workout that will develop all round fitness.

Core and Stability

Strengthen up that core with this high intensity class focusing on abdominal core strength and stability exercises.

Flex

A strength based session combining using body weight exercises to tone, sculpt and strengthen muscles in this whole body workout.

Friday Fitness

A fun and varied workout from the Essex Sport team, there will be a different type of workout each week.

HIIT

With a range of interval and tabata training, these workouts are moderate-to-high intensity.

Legs, bums and tums

A traditional conditioning class focusing on the larger muscle groups – for those who want to tone and shape up, a gentle and low-impact workout.

Mind and Body

Mind and Body classes will have a different focus each week, including;

Meditation

Reduce stress and anxiety, relieve muscle tension, and improve sleep. Take some time out to calm both the body and mind, combining gentle movement and meditation.

Pilates

A mind and body workout, incorporating strength and stretching. There will be a combination of standing and floor based exercises that aim to improve posture, develop mobility, tone and flexibility, and to strengthen core muscles.

Slow Flow Yoga

Through flowing sequences, this class builds on strength and balance whilst being relaxing and meditative. Suitable for all levels.

Total Tone

A body-weight exercise class providing a whole body workout, and finishing with a focus on the abs. Suitable for all levels.

Yoga

Through flowing sequences, this class builds on strength and balance whilst being relaxing and meditative. Suitable for all levels.

Online activities

Throughout the Spring Term, our Sport staff will be sharing fitness challenges, competitions, podcasts, cycling and running training videos, and much more on the Essex Sport social media pages – follow us and get involved!

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mywellness STREAM

Essex Sport Gold and Silver members can access hundreds of live and on-demand workouts through the mywellness app, FREE until 28 February 2021.

As well as hundreds of pre-recorded workouts and exercises from Technogym, you'll see a few familiar faces with a series of fitness classes from the Essex Sport fitness team.

How does it work?

Already using mywellness?

  • Ensure you're logged in and have selected 'University of Essex Sports Centre' as your facility.
  • Select the 'On demand classes' tile on the homepage, and you're ready to go! 

New to mywellness?

  • You will have received an email from 'noreply@mywellness.com', when you first became an Essex Sport member, asking you to activate your mywellness account. If you cannot find the email, please contact scadmin@essex.ac.uk who will assist you.

Not a member?

You can sign up for just £4.99 a month!

 

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
Confucius

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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!