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Idea Store Online Courses

We are delivering some of our courses remotely using a range of methods, including virtual classes via Zoom.
The following courses are offered online in the autumn term

A1510 Pilates Exercise for Women, E-Learning    
A3296 Pilates Body Conditioning Intermediate, E-Learning
A6151 Yoga Hatha Improvers, E-Learning
A2293 Lunchtime Yoga, E-Learning
A0022 Mindfulness Meditation, E-Learning

How to enrol

See our 'how to enrol' page
Se our Course Search page


Exercising Safely Online 
Tutors demonstrating on our online courses have made every reasonable effort to ensure that the content is safe but as they cannot be in the room with you, the responsibility for participating in any exercise or individual activity rests with you.

If you normally modify movements due to injury, pregnancy, conditions, please make sure you keep doing so, and use pillows, blankets or other objects as props to support your practice.  

If at any time during your course you feel any unusual pain or discomfort, you should stop exercising immediately.

Magazine Downloads

Discover the latest health and fitness news and download free the latest magazines with Overdrive and/or the


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NHS Online Resources

NHS Exercise
Adults should do some type of physical activity every day. Any type of activity is good for you. The more you do the better.

NHS Fitness Studio
There are several free videos you can follow including yoga and Pilates; some are specific to health conditions

NHS Live Well
Advice, tips and tools to help you make the best choices about your health and wellbeing

Gentle Sitting Exercises
These gentle sitting exercises will help improve your mobility and prevent falls, and can even be done at home.


Online Health and Fitness Resources

Action for Happiness
Uplifting ideas and happiness facts, including ‘10 Keys to a Happier Life’ and ’10 Days of Happiness’ a free online coaching programme

Art of Motion: Pilates
Learn pilates at home with videos from Art of Movement

British Blind Sport
Online library of accessible, audio-led workouts to keep you active and healthy at home

British Wheel of Yoga
British Wheel of Yoga – includes links to online classes

Royal Osteoporosis Society
Exercise videos and factsheets for people with osteoporosis

Sport England
Tips, advice and guidance on how to keep or get active in and around your home

Wednesday Afternoon Desk Yoga
Fifteen Moves to make you feel better at the desk: Wednesdays 15:15 

Adaptive Yoga with Wheelpower


Online Wellbeing Resources

eBooks and Audiobooks
Discover and download a range of mental health and wellbeing audiobooks on Overdrive

Relaxation and Meditation
Chill out with Freegal, relaxation, meditation and sleep music free to download

Inner Space
Webinars for meditation

MFHA England
Resources from Mental Health First Aid to help combat stress


Personal Development Resources

Audiobook and Music Downloads
Discover audiobooks by Philip Permutt, mediation, crystal and Reiki healing expert. Download free with Idea Store Freegal

Understanding Zen: Personal Development and Zen Teachings
ZEN is based on simplicity, and in this free online course you can finally learn ZEN in a simple, easy to understand format with no esoteric theory or outrageous claims!