Lockdown: Keep Fit

Lockdown: Keep Fit

Hi everyone! With the Students’ Union elections taking place this week we have taken a short break from the Lockdown Keep Fit daily activities while we focus on the Students' Union's annual elections.


To find out more information about the election taking place next week make sure to visit the Students’ Union Facebook Page and website.


However, don’t worry! Our President of Wellbeing and Diversity Emma and Sports Coordinator Ben have put together a blog of lots of activities you can keep doing over the next week!


For all activities, always make sure you:

  • Warm-up beforehand and cool down afterwards as appropriate
  • Always only do what you feel comfortable with and is within your ability


Start a schedule

Why not use this week to start a daily schedule of activities! There are loads of great resources available on YouTube for scheduled activities you can try. Here are a few which we recommend:


PE with Joe Wicks

PE with Joe Wicks has started again! Joe will be doing a session three days a week Monday, Wednesday and Friday on his YouTube channel. This started up in January so here is the link for the first session

PE With Joe 2021 | Monday 11th Jan - YouTube


Yoga With Adriene

Loads of great resources by Yoga with Adriene on her YouTube channel. Something for all abilities! Why not try: Breathe - A 30 Day Yoga Journey:

Yoga With Adriene - YouTube


Nike Training Club (NTC) - Community Workouts

In the first lockdown Nike posted a weekly community workout as part of the Nike Training club (NTC). There are 9 weeks available here as well as loads of other NTC activities and workouts on their YouTube channel. Check out the first week's here:

50 Min At Home Workout: Kirsty Godso | NTC Community Workout: Week 1 | Nike - YouTube


England Rugby Get Your Shirt On:

England Rugby players Ugo Monye, Danielle Waterman and Danny Care have put together a series of workout sessions designed to keep players active during lockdown.

Here is the first session with Ugo Monye: Get Your Shirt On | Week One | Session One - YouTube

Other sessions can be found here: #getyourshirton - YouTube



Previous Lockdown Keep Fit Day Activities

All of our previous Lockdown Keep Fit daily activities are available here. You can go back and visit any day for ideas and activities for workouts, circuits, walking and running routes and more!


You can find all the previous posts in the York St John Virtual Community Facebook Group.


Lockdown Keep Fit Activities Launch: Facebook


Daily Schedule:

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The days where our very own Students’ Union sports clubs have created the activates for you can be found  here:

You may remember the Activities Advent Calendar activities which Emma lead fantastically in December! Here are some of the activities and workouts which Emma lead for us as part of this campaign which you can also try:

Some of the daily schedules are available here:


YSJ Active

YSJ Active have put together loads of great resources to look after yourself in lockdown. They have available for you:

  • Zumba classes
  • Pilates classes
  • Walking Routes
  • 5x5 workouts
  • And loads more!


To find out more about the different activities available and the health and fitness campaigns they are running, you can visit their dedicated campaigns pages here:


YSJ Active also have loads of workouts, circuits, campaigns, blogs and resources available via their social media channels:


YSJ Accommodation DISCOFIT

Join York St John Accommodation on Monday 22nd February at 5:30 pm via Microsoft Teams for a brilliant dance DISCOFIT fitness session.


Please email [email protected] or direct message Love Where You Live Facebook Page to be added to the event in advance, or follow the link here: Facebook



The NHS website has some great subsections to help your mental and physical health:

Every Mind Matters has advice on sleep, anxiety, coronavirus, low mood and so much more, including an interactive quiz to get the best tips and advice for you:


One You gives pages on staying active, monitoring your drinking habits and improving your diet, as well as the free How Are You quiz which helps you know where to start looking after your physical wellbeing:


The NHS also has trained instructors who have developed a virtual fitness studio where you can access aerobic exercises, yoga, and strength training classes, along with programmes such as the Couch to 5k challenge.


Sport England

Sport England have put together a selection of online exercise platforms with on-demand fitness content that either provide free access or have teamed up with us to offer extended trials. The options cover aspects of general fitness to help you get or keep active.


Join the Movement | Sport England


Sport England recommend if you're recovering from coronavirus, Moving Medicine have produced a series of handy tips to help you start building your body back to normal.



BUCS have launched a series of challenges available through the BUCS Play App which you can sign up to and represent York St John in a leader board against all other universities! There is also a chance to win some great prizes available from BUCS! To find out more about the challenges available, visit BUCS Facebook page, twitter or Instagram.


You can sign up the challenges via the BUCS Play App here: Playwaze - Register with Playwaze


BUCS have also produced a great library of exercise videos available on their website as part of #GetBUCSActive. Why not try one out! All videos and resources available here: BUCS #GetBUCSActive


BBC Get Inspired

There are some great videos and workouts available on the BBC Get Inspired Website. Here is the link for a six exercise HIIT Workout with Olympic Gymnast Max Whitlock but make sure to check out all of the other videos and workouts available.


#WorkoutWednesday: Max Whitlock's second HIIT routine - BBC Sport


Other articles and blogs

Here are some other articles we have found across the internet with links to loads of workouts and activities you can try!