Learn Online Fitness, Health and Wellbeing
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
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.
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NHS Fitness Studio
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NHS Live Well
Advice, tips and tools to help you make the best choices about your health and wellbeing
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These gentle sitting exercises will help improve your mobility and prevent falls, and can even be done at home.
Online Health and Fitness Resources
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Art of Motion: Pilates
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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
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
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Relaxation and Meditation
Chill out with Freegal, relaxation, meditation and sleep music free to download
Webinars for meditation
Resources from Mental Health First Aid to help combat stress
Personal Development Resources
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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!