Doing it online is all the rage as we get used to being isolated from our friends, families and usual activities but you are allowed out, under certain circumstances.


Going Outside

You can go to the shops for essentials, to care for a vulnerable person and once a day for exercise if you don’t have coronavirus symptoms.

As we’re all having to adapt to these new and uncertain situations we find ourselves in, walking is a great way of countering two of the big side effects of the outbreak: isolation and inactivity.

The government continues to encourage us to go for a walk, if we can, so walk locally, choose open spaces, wash your hands when you get home. And above all, remain two metres apart from others.  Walking can keep us connected to our communities. Living Streets have some great advice here to help us make the most of what we are allowed to do. Read a blog post here on walking and coronavirus and here’s some more useful advice with a great FAQ on going outside.

You can download a being a Good Neighbour Pack from Doing Good Leeds with top tips to safely help others in your community.


There are many exercise classes online that you can do from the comfort (and privacy) of your own home. You can search online, but currently the big hitters are:

Joe Wicks - The Body Coach with The Body Coach TV on You Tube here. Joe is the Nation’s PE Teacher during this Coronavirus lockdown with online classes for kids, and has new Chair Based Exercises for older people, plus a huge range of home HIIT and weights/strengthening exercises as part of his Lean in 15 empire.

Davina McCall - Own Your Goals – Davina is giving everyone a FREE 30 day trial here (and you don’t need to give any bank details).

Closer to home RJC Dance are doing regular classes online including boxercise, socacise and mash up dancing, find out more on their Facebook page here - plus across Leeds there are many online yoga classes streaming many on Leeds Inspired ( the what’s on guide for Leeds, find out more here this includes fitness and healthy living but also other events, and that list of online events will be added to all the time.

One You - here to help you make small changes that fit your life, so you feel better and healthier every day have 10 minute home workout videos here.

So… take care, stay healthy and stay happy. 

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