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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The University, Essex Sport, and the SU are joining forces to take on the BRIT 2021 Challenge - uniting to support young adult mental health.
We are aiming to travel a combined 2021 miles between Monday 15 March and Friday 23 April, and raise £2,021, with all donations going to charities providing mental health support for young people.
The BRIT 2021 Challenge has been designed so we, working in teams, will aim to cover the 2021 miles by jogging, running, walking, cycling, hand-cycling, wheelchair pushing, buggy pushing, swimming, rowing or paddling (Please note: all participants must adhere to their local Government COVID-19 guidelines).
We encourage every University of Essex student and staff member, past and present, to form a team and join the challenge!
This could be through your sports club, society, academic department, house mates, colleagues, alumni or any other friendship group.
Please don’t worry if you do not have a team, you can submit miles as an individual and they’ll be counted towards the ‘Best of the Rest’ team. If you submit as an individual, we’ll invite you to join a Facebook group to meet, interact and support other members of your newly formed team!
The challenge launches on Monday 15 March. Before then, we are seeking Team Captains. As a team captain you will register your team, motivate your team during the challenge and encourage your team to seek as many donations as possible.
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.
|Mind and Body||5pm|
|Cardio and Stretch||8am|
|Core and Stability||12pm|
|Legs, Bums and Tums||1pm|
| FLEX ||8am|
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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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.
Already using mywellness?
New to mywellness?
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.
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: