Home Gym – The Fylde Coast College Team Showcase The Hottest U.S. Home Fitness Workout To Increase Student Wellbeing
While the college is closed due to current coronavirus restrictions, the staff have made every effort to keep their students active and improve their wellbeing.
When they heard about an 11-minute full-body workout that has taken the US by storm after an appearance in the New York Times, the team came together to produce a video that shows everyone how it’s done.
It offers one-minute sessions of things like squats, burpees, and running in place, as well as periods of low activity and rest, and since no equipment is required, it can be easily done at home.
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Thornton’s Ross Powell demonstrates moves from Blackpool and The Fylde College’s 11-minute fitness workout video. The routine was featured in the New York Times for its effectiveness
24-year-old Thornton-born Ross Powell, a fitness trainer at the college sports center, was filmed by college cameraman Andy Robinson.
Ross said, “The training is based on research done in the US to see how effective routines can be. It works mainly after periods of high intensity followed by low intensity or rest, and is a faster way to get your heart-breathing exercises going.
“People might do about a 40-minute run to get a decent training rate, but that does the same thing but in less time.”
He said while some of the exercises may not be advisable for someone just starting out on the fitness trail, many are less challenging in the session to get people fitter and prepare for the entire routine.
“/> The video was enjoyed by college staff and students
He added, “Right now it can be difficult to motivate yourself, especially if you are stuck at home with no fitness equipment. This is also a full body exercise routine.
“Many college staff and students really enjoyed it. Some found it difficult and are now preparing for the full session. We don’t want people to be put off, any exercise is better than none at all. “
Dave Thackeray, Blackpool and the Fylde College Digital and Communications Manager said the college is running many different initiatives during this difficult time to help its students and others on the Fylde coast, such as the Student Union which is currently running a campaign by Nourish to Flourish.
He said, “Staying active is critical to our wellbeing – especially during lockdown.
“/> While some of the exercises are rigorous, people can choose to match their fitness level and prepare for the full routine
“The Mental Health Foundation talks about how young people experience the boredom and frustration associated with losing familiar activities.
“Physical activity is hugely important in our entire lives – any type of exercise makes us feel better – and I knew we had the opportunity to create something special based on an 11-minute scientifically researched workout that was recently published by the New York Times.
“Following the guidelines for social distancing, our video expert Andrew Robinson and fitness trainer Ross Powell brought this workout to life. We were pleased to receive feedback from students and staff that it was fun and uplifting to enjoy a fitness routine with a friendly and familiar face. ”
The training is available on YouTube and in the college’s virtual learning environment, Canvas.
“/> The training in the New York Times, but without video. Blackpool and Andy Robinson from Fylde College
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