Impairment Specific Advice
The National Disability Sports Organisations (NDSOs) are a good starting point for many disabled people who want to be more active. They provide advice, support and opportunities for people of all ages with specific impairments.
The eight NDSOs are: British Blind Sport, Cerebral Palsy Sport, Dwarf Sports Association UK, LimbPower, Mencap, Special Olympics Great Britain, UK Deaf Sport and WheelPower.
Together, the NDSOs have created accessible sport for you, along with a handy information guide for disabled people which includes information about activities and sporting opportunities you can enjoy with support from the NDSOs.
The guide can be accessed in audio format here: http://www.activityalliance.org.uk/assets/000/000/540/5733.04_Accessible_sport_for_you_original.mp3
Or via the easy read document below:
British Blind Sport
To support Sport England's #StayInWorkOut campaign, British Blind Sport have created a free online library of accessible workouts and resources to support people with visual impairments staying active at home.
Activities include yoga, pilates, cardio and high intensity sessions, gentle exercises and workouts for children and young people.
You can view their website here: https://britishblindsport.org.uk/stay-in-work-out/
Cerebral Palsy Sport
Cerebral Palsy Sport has launched a series of new health and wellbeing resources to help everybody stay fit and healthy at home.
The resources provide information and guidance on exercise and good nutrition for people with physical impairments. This was developed in collaboration with personal trainer and nutritionist Catherine Lineker (BSc (Hons) MSc).
You can visit their content here: http://www.cpsport.org/resources/resources/health-and-wellbeing/
Dwarf Sports Association UK
Dwarf Sports Association UK is encouraging its members to come together online and stay connected during the coronavirus crisis.
They will be posting regular updates and physical activity ideas on their website and social media channels.
You can visit their website here: https://www.dsauk.org/news/?arin=10161
Find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DSAUK
And on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dwarfsportDSAuk
LimbPower have created a private Facebook group to support community members and their families to stay active and connected while at home.
They post videos, Q&A sessions, workouts and social media challenges to keep people motivated and reduce feelings of isolation.
Their workout videos include:Introduction to Exercise & Warm Up, Dynamic Exercises,
Circuit Training & Stretching, Agility, Balance & Coordination and Strength & Conditioning
You can view them here: https://limbpower.com/exercise/toolkit-videos
They also have a private Facebook Group dedicated to home workout ideas: https://www.facebook.com/groups/932945630436779/
Mencap has set up the Mencap Mountain Challenge to help keep spirits up and improve your fitness whilst at home.
The challenge is to climb the equivalent number of flights of stair as a well-known mountain of your choice.
Sign up to the challenge today: https://www.mencap.org.uk/event/mencap-mountain-challenge
They have also created a bank of resources to help with structure and keeping yourself busy!
These include daily/weekly planners, activity guides, activities for your daily walk, daily/weekly recipe planner, crafts ideas and games
Check out their website here: https://www.mencap.org.uk/advice-and-support/health/information-about-coronavirus/coronavirus-ways-keep-busy
Special Olympics Great Britain
Special Olympics Great Britain is encouraging its athletes and their families to stay active while at home.
They have a range of resources, videos and ideas available on their website.
They are running Fitness Friday sessions with athlete Kiera Byland! Each week Kiera posts a new video which will feature on their Facebook page each Friday morning at 10am. These include arms,
Don't worry if you can't make that - all Kiera's sessions are available via their Special Olympics GB Youtube!
Go and take part and enjoy Fitness Friday!
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Jn75RdSEDGrVp0YQdDlxA
School of Strength
School of Strength is an interactive online platform that encourages athletes to participate in a fun and engaging training program that they can do in the comfort of their own homes. Developed in partnership with WWE superstar Becky Lynch, this series of videos, a fitness tracker, a coach's playbook and a caregiver toolkit all contribute to helping athletes focus on nutrition and fitness and getting the most out of their workouts.
Get Training: https://www.specialolympics.org/school-of-strength