Due to the Coronavirus outbreak there may be less cars on the roads, jobs put on hold and plans cancelled, but our work at Children Today is something that continues.
Most of us are finding ourselves at home with more time on our hands than usual and that’s why we are reaching out to you to get involved in our ‘Workout from Home’ challenge.
In the current climate, we need your support more than ever and this is something small you can do which in turn, will make a big difference to the children and young people we support.
As the lockdown limits our time outdoors, this is proving to be a task for us all. But, for many children and young people with disabilities, having no choice but to stay inside may be something they face on a daily basis.
The equipment we fund can help give these children access to a lifestyle that they would never have been able to enjoy previously.
Here’s where you come in. Taking part in our mini challenge is easy! All you need to do is complete the workout routine below five days a week for two weeks and get sponsored to do it by friends or family.
Or, you can simply make a donation to Children Today, to help ensure the children we support do not have to wait even longer for the equipment they so desperately need.
The workout should only take around 10-15 minutes to complete (please note our workout video has been sped up) but please go at your own pace with the different exercises according to your fitness level and ability (if you need to stay seated please see below for the suggested exercises to do).
To sign up to the challenge and create your own justgiving page click here
Or to download a sponsorship form click here
Or to simply make a donation click here
If you’re taking part send us your pics to firstname.lastname@example.org or via social media. We’d love to see how you take on the ‘Workout from Home’ challenge!
To find our Facebook event click here
For a seated only workout, the following exercises within the routine can be adapted to be done from a sitting position (repeat as often as you would like):
Overhead ball sit ups (hold the ball outstretched from waist level then raise directly above your head and lower)
Roman twists with ball (hold the ball at waist level and twist from side to side)
Lateral arm raises with weight (start with your arms hanging down by your sides each holding your ‘weight’ (make sure this is something you can lift comfortably). With a slight bend in your elbows, raise your arms out to the side until they are parallel with the ground. Pause, and then slowly return the weight back to the starting position.
Front arm raises with weight – as above but directly to the front.
With thanks to Pilates instructor Jasmine Orr for her support. View her online classes here https://www.jasmineorrpilates.com/