Keeping active and being outdoors even during the winter; looking after your physical health can help your mental health and wellbeing.
Take a look below at some opportunities to get off the couch and get active.
Bealtaine At Home 2021
Bealtaine is a month long festival in May featuring performances, exhibitions, discussions, workshops and readings by artists working in different art forms all over Ireland. This year all activities in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown will be online and ‘Bealtaine at Home’ features a variety of great free activities, including story telling; drama; arts and crafts workshops; gardening and cookery demonstrations; Dance Theatre Ireland dance well at home; chair yoga; flower arranging; Beginners Zoom computer lessons; workshops on accessing the digital services that dlr libraries offer as well as creative writing; Ciorcal Comhrá Gaeilge and much, much more!
‘Bealtaine at Home’ is organised by dlr Libraries, dlr Arts Office and the Age Friendly Office with the co-operation of the PPN, Dublin South FM and Southside Partnership. You can find all information on the programme and how to register for events here
Chair Yoga: SWAN are running a free 9 week online Chair Yoga class on Thursdays at 1.00pm - 2.00pm, starting Thursday 15th April 2021. If you would like to sign up to participate please contact Sandra on 0861744863 or Tracey on 0861382482
Older Adult Online Exercise Classes
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership are linking up with Siel Bleu to deliver a 12-week online exercise programme for over 55's and a second one for over 65's. They are free, interactive and will include a phone call with the instructor before the first session to make sure the participants are prepared and if they have any particular needs. For more information or to register please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Couch To 3K
Whether you have never jogged before or if you just want to get more active, Couch to 3K is an easy way of getting more energy and feeling healthier. This DLR Sports Partnership programme is for everyone, male and female, who would like to get from walking to jogging, but might be a little unsure on how to get started. The programme works because it is not just focused on running, it starts with a mix of walking and jogging to gradually build up your fitness & stamina. It is aimed at beginners and based on your time and ability to participate. Includes warm ups, stretching, cool downs, weekly activity plans and information videos sent to participant throughout the 6 weeks. Participants receive medals and other materials at the end of the programme. A new 6-week programme is starting at the beginning of April and you can register your interest by emailing Kevina at email@example.com.
Men On the Move
Men on the Move is a free 12-week physical activity programme aimed at adult men over the age of thirty to support them to become active, have fun and improve their fitness levels in a social group. The twice weekly one-hour physical activity sessions online focus on aerobic exercises for 30-40 minutes and then works on core strength and flexibility for twenty minutes. We will be including a variety of different sessions some of which include walking, circuits and running. Click here
IWA Multi-Sports Club
A virtual multi-sport club for children with a physical disability. Weekly zoom sessions for 10-20 children with supervisors facilitated by the Sports Partnership and IWA Sport. Each week the participants will have 10 minutes of meet and greet followed by 40 minutes of a different sport each week. For more information or to register please email Brian O'Donnell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Lets Stay Active Together" Challenges
Exhilarating and creative modern dance classes for those with mental health issues and seniors. The focus of the class is improving health & well-being through the creative, physical and cognitive aspects of dance while enhancing social connection. Dance Theatre of Ireland – Tel: 01 280 3455 or email email@example.com
Siel Bleu have a series of online exercises for Shedders classes. To watch the videos click here
Well Dance for Seniors, At Home, Thursdays 11 am
Well Dance is a way, a time & a place to re-discover important things and turn strangers into friends. A dance hour that is not only Good for you, it improves mood, fitness and hope. It addresses quality of life for many people, their health, value and well being. Moving, learning something new, getting lost in the wonder of moving together—dance can tap forgotten parts of the human experience of living, and transport people to a kinaesthetic place. Dancing matters, the Arts matter, because they help us to understand how WE matter! Info & Registration Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown will be rolling out a Skipping Rope Programme to primary schools and TY students from mid October. Training will include long rope, double dutch and individual skipping rope training which is fun and great for physical literacy, stamina, coordination and focus. If your school is interested in this programme email email@example.com
Get Going Get Rowing is an initiative by Rowing Ireland under the Women in Sport Programme to develop and encourage young people in schools and beyond to try indoor rowing. We are currently rolling out the programme to 3 schools in the Ballyogan area. click for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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