Get active with Live Workout Week from British Blind Sport

Today (6 April) will see British Blind Sport launch a week of audio described workouts delivered directly into the homes of the nation via Zoom. 

We all know that at-home workouts are increasing in popularity, however, there have been calls for more inclusive and accessible workouts.

Already, Dame Kelly Holmes has introduced seated workouts to her Instagram sessions and more accessible activities are set to be aired.

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British Blind Sport (BBS) have been working to engage inclusive deliverers who are experts at making activities accessible and enjoyable for people of any age and ability.

“We’re really excited about this new initiative,” enthuses Alex Pitts, national partnerships manager. 

In conjunction with Sport England’s Join the Movement #StayInWorkOut campaign, BBS are kicking off their initiative with a week of live, audio described workouts, starting from today.

GET ACTIVE

“With our usual method of delivery being postponed it was important for all of us at British Blind Sport to find a new way to engage our members and still provide ways for them to stay active and healthy at home – and I think we’ve found the perfect solution. 

“We’ve partnered up with some fantastic deliverers who are inclusivity experts and will give our users a really accessible experience. 

“These workouts will also add to a wider library of workouts and routines that we are creating, which will be available for anyone to access on the BBS website and Facebook page.”

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We have something VERY exciting to announce…a week of LIVE, audio described workouts is coming your way 💪🤸‍♀️🧘‍♂️ . . We've partnered up with various inclusive deliverers and organisations to bring you a week of accesible routines and workouts which you can do from the comfort of your own home! . . We'll be delivering these sessions via Zoom, and will provide you with the Zoom link for each session well in advance. A BBS staff member will also be on hand to answer any questions you have throughout the session, whilst the instructors are busy doing what they do best!. . We've created a Facebook Group dedicated to the #StayInWorkOut initiative, where you can get access to workouts links first and where we are encouraging our followers to swap their at-home workout tips and tricks and become part of the #BBSTribe! You can join our group by searching British Blind Sport: Stay In Work Out or clicking the link in our bio 👩🏽‍💻. . Our Live Workout Week timetable: Monday 6th April – Boxercise with Able2B – Midday. . Tuesday 7th April – Meditation with Blind Ambition – 5:30pm. . Wednesday 8th April – Dance with Synergy Dance Ltd – 5:30pm. . Thursday 9th April – HIIT with Inclusive Fitness Training – 5:30pm. . Friday 10th April – Yoga with Synergy Dance Ltd – 5:30pm. . These workouts will also be available after the live sessions on our website and our Facebook video library. . Who is going to be joining us on these live sessions for a good workout and a much needed sense of community?! 👭. . #SightLossActive #StayInWorkOut #bbs #BritishBlindSport #TribeBBS #StayHomeStayActive #GetActiveAtHome #KeepActive #Covid19 #coronavirus #lockdown #InThisTogether #Community #SportEngland #KeepFit #GoodMentalHealth

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Workout sessions will run as follows:

COMMUNITY

Tailored to help people with sight loss the chance to relieve tension, the sessions will also create a sense of community. And it is hoped a new sense of community and exercise will support improved mental health.  

BBS have also created Facebook group, British Blind Sport #StayInWorkOut, specifically for members and followers to come together and share their workout ideas and tips whilst staying in the house.

Once again, this community group will allow users to break down the barriers of social distancing and interact with others, becoming part of #TribeBBS.

To access Zoom links and join in with the live workout week, please join the Facebook Group British Blind Sport: Stay In Work Out by clicking here.

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