Keeping Healthy with our Sports Community at Cumbria

Keeping Healthy with our Sports Community at Cumbria

Our final-year sports, coaching, and physical education students were due to deliver a series of community events in Lancashire. After the cancellation of these events, the students and their lecturers wanted to find a way to inspire each other and the community to keep healthy and look after their wellbeing whilst at home.

They created a series of short videos featuring games, activities, and healthy recipes to share and support others. These videos provide something for all tastes, ages, and abilities from ball skills, gymnastics, boxercise, kickboxing, and football.

Mark Christie, a senior lecturer in sport and physical activity development, has used his expertise to create his own videos including a paper Olympics and a baked bean workout. He said “It's tough for everyone right now but fun activities like these are a great way to keep ourselves physically fit, keep our sports skills up to scratch, and also help our mental health at the same time. Years of research show that exercise is good for you both physically and mentally”

We hope you can take inspiration from our students and staff members. Tweet us @cumbriauni to let us know how you find the below activities, games, and recipe tips.

Mark Christie's Paper Olympics  

Mark Christie’s Baked Bean Cans Workout

Indoor Olympics by Max Ward 

Basketball Skills by Tyler Paton Pottage


Kickboxing Moves by Saffron Wood 

Soccer Skills Challenge by Stuart Dixon

Gymnastic Stretches by Rachel Mein

Boxercise Moves by Coady Scott

Change4Life Challenge by Rachel Deer

‘Show us some creative poses’ by Dale Gebbie

Bounce ball Games by Sam Clarkson

Home Exercise by Dan Sears

Football Skills by Dan Eccles


If you'd like to keep up to date with our latest health and wellbeing videos follow our YouTube playlist here.


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