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Be Active in manchester

We are committed to supporting you to be active, wherever and whenever that may be. To keep you abreast of all that’s happening across sport and physical activity in Manchester, we encourage you to explore the vast resources below to help you stay healthy and active at home, no matter your ability.

Here Mancunians can access various activities, incuding over 40 free live-streamed classes, that parents, children, young adults and families can take part in and feel inspired your own home, garden or nearest outdoor green space. 

And if you needed a little more motivation - be sure to  follow MCRactive on FacebookInstagram and Twitter for inspiration and support so you can keep active.

Visit the MCRactive Social Wall for inspiration of how your fellow Mancunians and the city is keeping active. Share your tips and ideas using #MCRactive to appear on our wall, and engage with us across social and help others.

Now, more than ever, is the time for us to be proactive around our levels of physical activity and do what we can to move more each day. From zumba to full body workouts, we have plenty of free online fitness recourses to help get fit and have some fun from your own home.

Click on the links below for some useful web resources for general in-home workouts

At Home Workouts

Nike Training Club - Nearly 200 free workouts across strength, endurance, yoga and mobility. Sessions range from 15-45 minutes and are designed to help you see and feel results.
POPSUGAR Fitness - More than 500 workouts from celebrity trainers and fitness experts covering disciplines including boxing, dance, pilates and HIIT.
The Body Coach - The home of Joe Wicks’ workouts with hundreds available for all fitness levels. These fun workouts can be done at home with no equipment.
Our Parks - At-home workouts to do at any time of the day that includes a beginner's nine-week online programme of exercise classes. Each video class is hosted by three different coaches, all working at different energy levels, so it's suitable for all ability levels.

Fitness Classes
Local Instructor Workout Videos - A range of short workout videos for any age and ability delivered by MCRactive local instructors. 

NHS Better Health Workout Videos - Home workout videos, which include a strengthening workout and a 10-minute cardio workout.

Zumba With Greg - Get fit and have fun, join Zumba with Greg.

Manchester’s trusted local gyms have opened up free access to over 40 weekly live streamed classes as part of a local online community for both members and non-members to join.
Take part in some of the popular classes this week: 
- Yoga
- Legs, Bums & Tums
- Core Conditioning 
- Pilates 
- Cardio

Here you will find a range of on demand fitness classes, workouts and online exercises from your local trusted leisure centres across Manchester, to help you keep your body and mind healthy.
Offers a wide range of online exercises suitable for all ages and abilities that can be accessed via the downloading the Better UK app here.
On demand access to workouts are available for free on the Better UK app, available from the Apple or Google Play stores. 

Once you’ve opened the app on your device:
1. Select your preferred 'club' name
2. Tap Virtual fitness classes 
3. Tap the SIGN UP button in the top right corner
4. Enter your first name, last name, email and create a password
5. Enter BETTERATHOME as the Club Access Code
6. View and accept the terms and conditions
7. Tap the SIGN UP button
If you have a personal computer, laptop or casting device for your TV, you can enjoy the virtual classes on a bigger screen. Click the 'Use desktop version' button below and log in or follow steps 3-7 above if you're signing in for the first time.
Home Exercise
Try out some easy and gentle exercises that  can be done indoors without the need for any gym equipment. From Seated Yoga to Low Impact Cardio, you'll benefit from guided postures and breathing exercises to help you get stronger, feel grounded and be more balanced. Once you’ve logged into the virtual classes, tap the magnifying glass in the top right corner and search for classes under the senior category.
Virtual Classes
The virtual classes feature allows you to access a free library of 600 online fitness classes. Classes range from 15-60 minutes in length and include exercises and workouts run by the world’s top instructors, across a range of categories, including strength and conditioning, weight loss and mind-body.
Workouts Of The Week
Here's a few of our favourite online classes and at-home workouts for you to try. Once you’ve logged into the Better at Home Virtual Classes, simply tap the magnifying glass in the top right corner; tap SEARCH and type the name of the virtual class to find out more and start moving:
- Strength Basic - Short and Sharp
- BoxxHIIT30 - Full Body
- Move It! Kids Dance
- Well Balanced Flow
- Booty Blast
- Yoga - Lower Body Release
- Coremageddon


Get FREE access to over 2500 workouts via Everyone on Demand. Spice up your at-home workouts with the ultimate variety in on-demand-fitness.
From the comfort of your own home you can find and make use of: 
- Over 2,500+ workouts and classes
- All your favourite classes – Yoga, HIIT, Combat, Dance, Strength and much more
- Fresh new classes and workouts continually added
- Wide range no matter your age or ability
- Workout how you want, when you want and where ever you want to
- Available on smart phones and tablets (iOS & Android) – view on your laptop or on your TV
- No equipment needed – workouts with or without weights or other equipment
- Access to the NHS approved app, EXI

Manchester univerties, colleges and schools are continuing to provide a range of opportunities for their students, staff, and wider community, to get active and look after their health and wellbeing whilst at home.

Click the links below for a wide range of web resources and activies you can get involved with. 

University Of Manchester Sport #StayInWorkout - A range of short workout classes ranging from HIIT, Zumba and Pilates. 

MCR Met Moves - Keep track of your fitness and hard work by downloading the brand new MCR Met Moves App. Whether you enjoy walking, training or going for a run, you will earn rewards through the app for getting active.

This is the place to learn about courses and best practice as well as to discover useful tips and techniques from various Sports across Manchester.

Click on the links below for a detailed list of topics and online courses available to you for a variety of sports:

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