Keep Well – Exercise from Home
Minding Your Wellbeing
The HSE in partnership with other organisations have put together a resource pack to help you take care of your mental health. Please take the time to view these resources yourself and to promote further within your service/community.
Keeping Active at Home
Keep Active at home during the COVID-19 Emergency. Scroll down the page to find what suits you and your family.
This is a very challenging time for all of us in terms of not being able to get out and about freely. Thankfully our actions of staying at home etc seem to be working. We will get back to sport and physical activity very soon! It is important that we all try and stay active in a socially safe way. For this reason, we have developed some resources for all age groups. Just follow the links! Keep checking back as we will add new material as needed / developed.
Have you something you would like added to our page? Are you offering online classes, activity resources, anything that will help people to keep active? Email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can share it for you.
This time is challenging for teenagers, especially those that are perhaps in exam years. Keeping active will help reduce stress and protect our mental health. Go to our Secondary School Page for some ideas.
CLUB/ ATHLETE RESOURCES
|ARCHERY||World Archery launches stay at home online league during Covid-19||Archery Ireland’s Facebook page here|
Athletics Ireland is encouraging people to stay active and to use this time to work on your mobility and have created a downloadable guide which will focus on range of movement, flexibility, co-ordination, stability, muscle strength, recovery, stress in the body and mind.
There are also a selection of home workout skills and drills on their You Tube channel that you can follow from your own home or garden
Keep Ireland Moving – Walk, Run, or Jog, but #KeepYourDistance.
Download the Athletics Ireland Mobility Guide here
All of the Athletics Ireland skills and challenges can be found on their website
Home Circuit – Click here >>>
Summer Camp Home Activities – Click here >>>
2km Virtual Run Challenge – Click here >>>
Badminton Ireland’s have regular skills videos on their social media channels focused on maintaining hand eye coordination and agility from home.
The Badminton Ireland Women in Sport Webinar is also available on their website channel. The webinar featured panel discussions and insights from Chloe Magee, Nora Stapleton, Sara Boyle and Rachael Darragh. They discussed
Teicnic Badminton – Click here >>>
Basketball Ireland has developed several coaching resources, activities, challenges and interactive videos to help you keep fit & healthy at home.
Resources range from a weekly Basketball skills challenges to quiz nights, and for those looking to improve their coaching knowledge during this time, a series of coaching podcasts.
Rend Sport Academy -A Holistic Approach to Players and Coaches Development
Rend Sport Academy have shared resources and provide tools to facilitate coach development. There are a series of webinars for coaches to link into and videos are uploaded after in case you miss a session.
All skills challenges can be found here
Green Shoots Programme – here
Coaching Podcasts – Click here >>>
Rend Sport Academy website Link
|BALLET||The Royal Opera House have launched their newly developed Create and Learn Programme, a weekly programme of activities for children and young people learning at home. Requiring no prior knowledge of opera and ballet, over the next 12 weeks this FREE series will explore the magical world of the theatre, giving children a glimpse behind the famous stage, and linking to PE home learning through their fabulous dance activities.||Click here to find out more.|
|BOXING||The Irish Athletic Boxing Association has assembled the following boxing workouts to help keep you and your family fighting fit at home.||
Boxing From Home Live Workouts – Click here >>>
Katie Taylor’s Home Circuits – Click here >>>
|CAMOGIE||There may be a pause in training at the moment but The Camogie Association have plenty of challenges to keep you developing your skills. With free downloadable skills cards you will have plenty to keep you occupied. There are also resources for coaches.||
Camogie Skill Cards – Click here >>>
12 Day Skills Challenge – Click here >>>
Hurl With Me Booklet – Click here >>>
100 Strike Camogie Challenge – Click here >>>
Coach Learning Resource – Click here >>>
|CANOEING||Canoeing Ireland have lots of ways to keep healthy and active, including ‘Keep indoors and Keep Healthy Tips’.||Keep indoors and Keep Healthy Tips HERE Canoeing Ireland Facebook HERE|
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Sport Singapore are offering a range of Seminars/ Courses/ Workshops over the coming weeks, with many of them being offered free of charge. To see what ones will be running click https://www.sportsingapore.gov.sg/Athletes-Coaches/Course-Calendar
|CRICKET||#DIYCricket – skills and drills for Stay at Home cricketers!||Find all the information you need from Cricket Ireland HERE|
The AXA Community Bike Rides may not be ongoing at the moment but they continue to release videos to help you develop as a cyclist, from strength and conditioning, to indoor training for beginners and bike maintenance. Follow AXA Community Bike Rides on their Facebook page.
Cycling Ireland has developed a number of cycling resources to keep you and your family active at home. Whether you are looking to hone your off-road skills, take part in a virtual indoor league or improve certain cycling skills during this time, there are plenty of options to choose from.
AXA Community Bike Rides on Facebook.
Coaches Corner – Click here >>>
Cycling Ireland Indoor Zwift League – Click here >>>
|GAA (HURLING & HANDBALL)||
The GAA is providing a daily learning programme to help parents, teachers and young children learn from home. This programme engages children in both physical and academic learning.
GAA Now is showing archive matches and highlights from down through the years across both Hurling and Football.
To help coaches through this difficult period, the GAA, An Cumann Camogaíochta and the LGFA have created a series of coach development webinars.
GAA Learning School Activities & Skill Challenges – Click here >>>
GAA Coach Webinar Series gaa coach webinar 2020 Link
GAA Handball activities & resources – Click here >>>
GAA Now Archive Game Footage – Click here >>>
GAA have lots of learning activities and skills challenges for Primary School children to do at home. New skills and activities daily.
They also have a #GAASolo Challenge. It is designed to promote positive physical health and well-being among young people. Brought to you by the GAA Future Leaders’ Programme, #GAASolo is a second level student and teacher challenge which will run for a number of weeks. To get involved, students and teachers record videos of themselves doing the various challenges and upload them to Twitter or Instagram.
For Primary School skills & activities click HERE
#GAASolo Challenge click HERE
|GAELIC FOOTBALL (LADIES)||
The Ladies Gaelic Football Association has a number of resources to help children stay active through Gaelic football. These range from LGFA Skills videos and coaching webinars to Skills Challenges with Cork Footballer Orla Farmer.
#5DaySkillsChallenge with Orlagh Farmer- Click here >>>
LGFA Skills Videos, Online Quizzes & Updates – Click here >>>
Coaching Webinars – Click here >>>
|GOLF||With grassroots golf activity in clubs across the country and all CGI activities postponed, Confederation of Golf Ireland has developed a number of ‘CGI Golf at Home Challenges’ for all the family to take part in.||
CGI Golf at Home Challenges – Click here >>>
|GYMNASTICS||Gymnastics Ireland are posting fun club takeover videos on their Facebook page.||Club Takeover Videos HERE|
Bored at home? Why not grab your hockey stick and practice some skills with the Hockey Ireland #HockeySkillsChallenge
New skills are shared and you are encouraged to share your video with them.
Follow @IrishHockey and @HICoachEd on Twitter
All videos are also on the Hockey Ireland YouTube channel
|MOUNTAINEERING||Mountaineering Ireland have training videos for you to complete in your own home.||Training videos HERE|
Orienteering is a great way to get out and explore while enjoying the outdoors.
There are a number of resources from the Irish Orienteering Association to help get you started.
Orienteering SUDOKU-O – Click here >>>
Learn The Skills Needed To Orienteer – Click here >>>
Resource Kits & Games – Click here >>>
Weekly Indoor Training Circuits – Click here >>>
Rowing Ireland has created a number of rowing workouts, challenges & tips to keep you active through indoor rowing at home.
The Olympics might be postponed until 2021 but you can still virtually row, walk, jog or cycle your way to Tokyo with the ROWKYO Challenge.
Home Workouts – Click here >>>
ROWKYO Challenge – Click here >>>
For those with access to rowing machines:
Training Plans & Resources – Click here >>>
World Erg Challenge – Click here >>>
Great online resources such as training, exercises etc – Click here >>>
The IRFU has launched an Eat Well, Feel Well series with recipes from their Performance Nutritionists.
They also have a series of videos for the little rugby fan in your house. Aviva Minis are in action with fun games that can be played at home.
Munster Rugby has designed some home skills videos which children can complete within the confines of their home environment to help improve their rugby skills as well as hand eye coordination.
Find the IRFU recipes here
Re-watch the videos on IRFU Facebook Page
Home Exercise Skills – Click here >>>
Munster Rugby Coaching Resource Videos – Click here >>>
Match Videos & Podcasts – Click here >>>
Parkrun have been setting daily parkrun-themed tasks for children of all ages and the whole family to try together.
All challenges can be completed around the house or in the garden, making sure you stay safe and at home during this difficult time.
New daily challenges set each morning covering; English, Science, Geography, Maths, Art.
|For more information on the School of Parkrun – Click here >>>|
|SAILING||Stuck ashore no problem, Irish Sailing have developed lots of nautical ‘Shore Leave’ for you to enjoy.||Sailing resources HERE|
|SCOUTING||Scouting Ireland has launched an online programme called ’17 days, 17 SDGs’ for young people stuck at home during the current school shut-down.||Scouting Ireland resource HERE|
The FAI have developed a number of Coach Education Webinars, to have you fully prepared for the return of Soccer.
Find out what Ireland internationals have been doing to keep themselves fit during lockdown!
They have also launched the ‘No Barriers at Home’ programme for schools.
Click here to have a look at what the Irish Internationals are up to.
‘No Barriers at Home’ initiative HERE
|SQUASH||Irish Squash have online group lessons for you to take part in, each day, Monday to Friday with national coach HADRIAN STIFF. Session include: Skill development / fitness / movement / match analysis and more.||Access the lessons HERE|
Pools may be shut at the moment but Swim Ireland have put together a guide to staying fit and healthy during Covid-19. The guide includes information on nutrition, cardio and strength training.
Swim Ireland’s #WePlay Inspiring Girls in Sport Conference enters its fourth year in 2020 and have adapted to make this year an online series. Kinetica sponsors this series with Sport Ireland continuing their support also through the Women in Sport Initiative.
Insightful, inspiring & motivating video’s will be released every Wednesday and Friday across Swim Ireland’s social media channels.
🎦 #WePlay 2020 Online Series – Ep1: PERIOD POWER with Sport Ireland Institute Performance Nutritionist Sharon Madigan You tube link
🎦 WePlay 2020 Online Series – Ep2: The Q&A with Sharon Madigan You Tube Link
See the full guide on https://www.swimireland.ie/news/staying-fit-healthy-during-covid-19
Swim For A Mile Home Workout Video – Click here >>>
Swim For A Mile Staying Positive – Click here >>>
We Play Swim Ireland Link
Special Olympics Ireland have a series of inclusive exercises for their athletes that focus on endurance, strength, flexibility and balance. Everyone in the family is encouraged to take part in the daily challenges.
Their Together at Home programme is a weekly schedule of activities and workouts designed to support athletes at home during Covid-19.
Follow all the activities on the dedicated Special Olympics Ireland webpage
Have a look at some of the resources below from Munster Table Tennis who have compiled a list of Table Tennis videos and links, including how to make your own Ping Pong Table at home & playing alone tips!!!
Most Outrageous Shots – Click here >>>
How to Make A Ping Pong Table At Home – Click here >>>
Playing Alone Tips – Click here >>>
Free Table Tennis Game Download – Click here >>>
There is plenty to do off the court to improve your physical fitness or technique, but there are also ways to improve your mental game during this down time.
Have a look at some of Tennis Ireland’s online resources
Tennis For Health & Wellbeing Lesson Plans – Click here >>>
Tennis Home Workouts & Exercises – Click here >>>
Podcasts, E-Books, Coach Resources – Click here >>>
While you may not be able to swim, bike, run at the moment, Triathlon Ireland have a selection of work out videos, strength sessions and nutrition advice to keep you active and healthy.
Missing Racing? Triathlon Ireland have you covered with their new TT Zwift League.
You can see all the videos on the Triathlon Ireland YouTube Channel or follow them on social media for the live updates @triathlonireland
Learn more about their TT Zwift League and register here.
Triathlon Home Core Workouts – Click here >>>
|TUG OF WAR||
The Irish Tug of War Association has put a fun and informative video together on Tug of War related exercises and how to adapt normal household items into fun training props.
Tug of War at Home Video – Click here >>>
Teacher/Parent/Coach Resources – Click here >>>
Volleyball Ireland has put together some useful links & resources that will keep you engaged and active through volleyball activities over the coming weeks.
The resources range from volleyball skill development, physical fitness & nutrition.
Coaching Resources – Click here >>>
Check Out & Take Part in Volleyball Ireland’s Skills Challenge on Facebook – Click here >>>
Sitting Volleyball for all the Family, use balloons, be creative! – Click here >>>
|WATER SAFETY||Water Safety Ireland – Become a PAWS HERO at home. Water Safety Ireland’s PAWS (Primary Aquatics Water Safety) outlines the essential life-saving guidelines that every child needs to know. Written and designed for all age groups, with beautiful illustrations, a wealth of tips and advice, and all sorts of interactive games and puzzles to reinforce the lessons learned, PAWS is simple common sense and every parent is more than qualified to guide their children through them.||Access the programme HERE|