Fitness Thursdays sat down and thought about their life goals and aspirations over the Christmas period and come the New Year thought "New year, new me, I shall be MAGNIFICENT in 2021. 2021 is MY year".
This year (or at least in January) a weekly session will be listed with suggestions of workout videos which might be fun and a running/walking/cycling route to help us all explore Oxford in all its quirky beauty.
We are also using this month to support Mark Lygo and his Lord Mayor of Oxford #MoveWithMayorMark campaign. Anwen took this quite literally and went for a run with Mark! Elsewhere yoga was done with snow leopard accompaniments, jazzy hats were worn and we all continued to enjoy magical fresh air.
Please do sign up for the next session, the exercise you do is totally up to you, but I would LOVE to see your jolly photos.
'Til next week xx
Yesterday, GoodGym Stockport hosted the second in a series of (not) parkrun training sessions, aiming to keep us fit, active and happy during the current Lockdown measures.
Saturday 16th saw an incredible 83 runners from GoodGyms up and down the country...and even overseas! (shout out to those who were running in GoodGym spirit from Prague and Spain!) pacing their local trails and green spaces to complete the 5km session.
It seems the elements were out in spectacular force with runners embracing the winter wonderland conditions!
All in all, a RUNderful Saturday (not) parkrun!
Next week, Saturday 23rd January, the baton will be passed to GoodGym Colchester to host. You can sign up here: https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/goodgym-not-parkrun-week-3
Once again, a massive thanks to Melanie Young @ GoodGym Bristol (a very savvy computer person ) for creating the results form and who will put the results together for our (not) parkrun events.
This week I am using our training session to support an Oxford-based Pilates-teacher-personal-trainer-and -all-round-wonderful-person AJ Active. In non-Covid times AJ works all over Oxford delivering a variety of classes, now she has a brilliant youtube channel with loads of work out videos including step, Pilates, Yoga and even a bit of dance!
Here are a couple of suggesions for workouts for this week:
A half an hour session which you can do without any equipment. I think it kind of has a bit of ballet vibes!
This video is called Relax, unwind & stretch, something we could all do with during a pandemic!
And a local running/walking/cycling route for you to explore. This week it comes from Ben and is a lovely loop around Old Marston.
Remember that your KMs all count toward the Goodgym January Challenge as long as you track them on Strava and connect Strava to your GoodGym profile.
If you post about your exercise sessions on social media please consider tagging them with #MovewithMayorMark to support Mark Lygo's Lord Mayor campaign.
Please send me your selfies for the report and any fitness ideas you have for future training sessions. You can share via DM to our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter accounts.