Join The Movement with #StayInWorkOut
March 26, 2020 | by Matt Halfpenny
Sport England has launched a brand-new campaign called Join The Movement and using the hashtag #StayInWorkOut to help people stay active during the Coronavirus – and is asking England Boxing members and clubs to get involved.
We’re all now spending a lot more time at home than we might like, which is why staying as physically active as possible is more important than ever.
Join the Movement, which is backed by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) funded by The National Lottery, gives you the advice and tools you need to help you do this while the country deals with the Coronavirus outbreak.
Official advice is to stay at home, and to only go outside for one form of exercise a day, to shop for basic necessities, if there’s a medical reason and travelling to and from essential work. This inevitably means all our routines are changing.
With that in mind, the campaign’s website features a range of resources, apps and creative ideas on how to get active at home, with exclusive offers and workouts from content providers such as Les Mills on Demand, Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) and FiiT. Click here for how to get active at home.
There’s also the latest advice around getting outside, with tools to help you make the most out of the fresh air during your daily walk, run or cycle. Click here for how to get active outdoors.
If you’ve found a great way to keep active online, use the hashtag #StayInWorkOut on social media to share your experience with others. Remember to check government advice if you think you have any symptoms linked to coronavirus.
Tim Hollingsworth, Sport England’s CEO, said: “What matters more than anything right now is that people stay home, save lives and protect the NHS. What that can’t and mustn’t mean is we stop being active, which we believe is now more important than ever.
It’s not just a means of maintaining physical health but also to support mental wellbeing and helping people to deal with the anxiety that this period will inevitably bring.
“Despite this time of great uncertainty, we are already seeing people find fun and creative new ways to get moving and come together, even while staying apart. This campaign seeks to help bring together the best of that and encourages people to share what they are doing using #StayinWorkout.”