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At age UK Westminster we recognise the importance of keeping fit and active and how this can be difficult at the moment, so we have put together a series of exercises to lift the spirits, aid mobility, increase strength and reduce stress during these difficult times.

Please check your own capability but these are intended to be gentle exercises that are suitable for those who are not used to exercise or have limited mobility but are equally valuable to those who just want a gentle work out from home.


Activities timetable

To see our activities timetable click here


Zumba with Leila

Leila treats us to a Zumba blast to get moving and enjoy life. All available on YouTube. Just follow the links.

1) This is the first of three Zumba videos that Leila has made exclusively for Age UK Westminster

To view the video go to YouTube logo https://youtu.be/i0Nq_WZIotw

2) Shake the rust off with Leila and her Zumba moves. This is the second of three Zumba videos that Leila has made exclusively for Age UK Westminster.

To view the video go to YouTube logo https://youtu.be/CvjWbKIvsNU


3) Leila treats us to a Zumba blast to get moving and enjoy life. This is the third of three Zumba videos that Leila has made exclusively for Age UK Westminster.

To view the video go to YouTube logo https://youtu.be/qtOFGBRllZY


Chair Yoga Exercise

Charlotte, our Chair Yoga Exercise teacher is creating a series of videos to help us all stay fit and active while at home.

1) Strengthening the Core - exercise routine with stretching and breathing exercise to relax the body.

To view the video go to YouTube logo https://youtu.be/Q8rAlLir5HM

2) Lower Back & Self Care - work into stretches to ease lower back pain and a visualisation at the end to relax the body and release tension.

To view the video go to YouTube logo https://youtu.be/0bO3Gy4P1vY

3) Deep Breathing - practicing deep breathing is important to oxygenate the blood and nourish the body. It also works to calm the mind and alleviate anxiety:

To view the video go to YouTube logo https://youtu.be/yWv3QJ98UBU

4) Being in the present moment - this week Charlotte is helping us to stay in the present moment. Accept the past, make the most of the present and allow the best to occur in the future.

To view the video go to YouTube logo https://youtu.be/SF-gRKre92o

5) Doing things differently - You will need two chairs.

Charlotte has us doing things a little differently this week, come and see!

To view the video go to YouTube logo https://youtu.be/7G4sry_pR04

6) Awareness of your body - In the final video in the series Charlotte helps us to increase awareness of our body, experimenting with position but never working into any pain.

To view the video go to YouTube logohttps://youtu.be/TBP9l1ZY4Ro

7) Yoga and Mindfulness - Release tension in the Shoulders

To view the video go to YouTube logo https://youtu.be/gUpXXPFqCvU

8) Yoga and Mindfulness - Standing Balance for Body and Mind

To view the video go to YouTube logo https://youtu.be/c0wEnrUCkaI

9) Yoga and Mindfulness - Springtime yoga for energy

To view the video go to YouTube logo https://youtu.be/XJQwPszNYNQ

10) Yoga and Mindfulness - A Mindfulness Special

To view the video go to YouTube logo https://youtu.be/Row3JMVzwrc


Workout with Sharon and Re-energise

We’ve all been less active since the beginning of the ‘Lockdown’ and now is the time to try some gentle exercise with Sharon to get you fit and active.

1) Gentle exercise to Re energize with Sharron

To view the video go to YouTube logo https://youtu.be/9ON2rj3d-Mc

2) Gentle exercise for a 'Total Body Workout'.

To view the video go to YouTube logo https://youtu.be/Mg-XL5cCYSo

3) Balance Workout with Sharon and Age UK Westminster

YouTube logo To view the video go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BP0-Kmcj5Qg

4) Move your body workout

YouTube logo To view the video go to https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CeKa_YGMWKk


Keep Fit and Active

It is important to keep fit and active at this time and the following link to the NHS Aerobics for beginners may be useful:

Find out more