As we embark another lockdown, once again our young people are kept home from school and introduced to a virtual world of learning, socialising and exercising. Families can breathe a sigh of relief as WheelPower have stepped in to help keep young disabled people fit and healthy.
They have just announced a series of 10 online workouts aimed specifically at primary and secondary aged disabled children, and the first four workouts will be released today (11 Jan 2021). They hope that these videos will assist parents and teachers with the provision of PE during the latest lockdown and provide new and exciting opportunities for disabled children to stay fit and healthy during this challenging period.
The 10 new workout videos will be split into two age groups. five will be primary focused, and five secondary focused, and each comes with its own unique theme, meaning that every workout is different and varied. The videos will be available on the WheelPower website and their YouTube Channel and can be accessed for free at a time that suits your needs.
Ella Beaumont is a former GB Wheelchair Basketball player and she is the intructor on all of these new videos. Throughout the pandemic Ella has created some fantastic fitness resources for disabled people to enjoy from their homes. She is passionate about helping people with disabilities to stay active and has become well known online for her use of everyday household equipment within her routines.
Emily Weller, WheelPower Head of Sport commented: “Our new exercise videos are aimed at young disabled people and come at a time when children are at home and missing their PE classes at school. These 10 workouts feature our instructor Ella, as she leads us through a series of exercises around a particular theme. Each workout is approximately 20 minutes long and they are all fully adaptable and inclusive, so all family members can join in the movements too!”
Visit wheelpower.org.uk to get involved.
Hopefully WheelPower’s videos will be a great resource to help you and your family make it through another lockdown!
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