Online classes keeping families in East Lindsey moving during lockdown

Families across East Lindsey are being encouraged to get moving with new digital fitness classes.

Families in East Lindsey are being encouraged to keep active with online classes.

Magna Vitae Charitable Trust says it understands the importance of exercise for well-being during lockdown.

The programme will include virtual Facebook Live classes, Zoom sessions and interactive family packages.

The family programme includes interactive sensory activities, storytelling, fun crafts and games, learning new techniques to get children ready to return to their swimming lessons and groovy old school discos - all to be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home.

There will also be a treasure hunt within your local area to help residents meet their daily recommended exercise together as a family.

With walking becoming more popular during COVID lockdowns, Magna Vitae are also keen to continue to encourage people to be active.

Figures revealed in the latest Active Lives Children and Young People Survey 2019/2020, published by Sport

England, suggest that less than 44.9 per cent of children and young people met the recommended levels of exercise in 2020 (60 minutes or more a day).

Even more worryingly, 31.3 per cent did less than 30 minutes a day.

Only 23.8 per cent were fairly active covering an average of 30-59 minutes of exercise.

Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture, who operate several leisure and sports facilities within East Lindsey, want to see an increase in children and young people participating in exercise, to help their mental

health and wellbeing.

Magna Vitae’s Executive Director, Aeneas Richardson said: “We are excited to bring you the very best activities to keep you active during this uncertain time.

"Spending time focusing on your health and wellbeing, as a family is important, we appreciate in these unsettling times, keeping the entire family engaged can be a challenge.

"We are still here to help you with new ideas and hopefully something for everyone.

"We really want you to be more active, more often to help you live a great life. By our team creating fun and different ways to do this, they will have you moving without even realising!”

To join in on these fun activities like Magna Vitae’s dedicated group, visit facebook.com/groups/magnavitaeclasses on Facebook.

All the information will be shared on this platform and posted on the Magna Vitae Website.email [email protected] To view the programme of activities, visit magnavitae.org.