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Online workouts for you and creative fun for the kids

Staying indoors means we're changing the way we socialise, workout and even entertain the kids. Here's our round up of fun things to do online from crafts to cookery lessons and more - all from local businesses.

Gyms, fitness studios and the handy weekend clubs that kept our kids busy over the weekend have all closed due to the #Coronalockdown.

It’s an absolute nightmare trying to keep a two and four year old entertained over the weekend, let alone a full five extra days and, let’s be honest, while the homeschooling went well for the first week, I’m not sure how it will go over the next few weeks.

Luckily, there’s tonnes of fantastic online resources to amp up at-home fitness resources (a brilliant way of ‘socialising’ and maintaining your fitness at the same time) plus, there’s creative online fun and games to keep the kids entertained too. Phew! Thank you!

Kids and mums-to-be

Jelly Beans Music is live streaming twice a week plus interactive classes using Zoom.

StudionAme have uploaded a few online art classes for kids and adults – so parents can join in the fun too! Right now they have a kids activity (Back to Nature by Ali Carpenter-Hughes) and bracelet making and will be adding more through the weeks. Check out the seven creative sessions here.

Graffwerk have created some fun by bringing together artists to produce a set of downloadable colouring in sheets to keep everyone occupied while stuck indoors. Download here.

Rutland Youth Dance Academy Dance class Friday 5-6pm on IG live.

Toddle Talk. offers baby and toddler singing via Zoom. Classes are suitable for babies, toddlers and pre schoolers 0-5 years – in fact the whole family. Mondays at 10-10.40am and Wednesdays 3.00-3.40pm. Cost is £14 for 7 weeks.

AMC Tots Dance: Live in your Living Room is offering free virtual dance classes with Tots around the country. For kids 14 months – 5 years. Every Sunday at 10am.

Frenzy Youth Theatre UK have created a free game activity pack which will be sent out weekly for ages 2-18. Sign up here http://eepurl.com/gWFAR9. Access to our online drama sessions are £1.50 per week and will include drama sessions, activity ideas and lots and lots of bonus content including craft ideas and much more.

MamaMove will be offering free pregnancy and postnatal yoga online.

Joanne Helcke is offering all of her pregnancy, postnatal and busy mum fitness on a “Pay what you can afford” basis.

Fitness and Yoga

Fitness with Hannah is running Legs, Bums and Tums online. Do the workouts at home in your own pace. A fat burning aerobic workout where you squat, tone, move and stretch! Classes £3.50 or free if you mention this Muddy feature. Bonus!

Thrive is offering free daily workouts for 30mins.

Laura B Fitness Coach & Mentor has live workouts.

YogaBellies Leicester have moved all their classes online inc pregnancy mum and baby and women’s yoga.

Yoga Dabba Doo are offering free yoga sessions Mon, Weds, Fri, preschool, children’s and teens. Email yogadabbadoo@gmail.com for info and the link.

Hot Yoga with Harry offering yoga and HIIT classes. Its £1 class if you can or for free if you’re really struggling financially. Sign up at any point, even a minute before class and still join in. 

Wellbeing4Life is delivering all sessions via Zoom during lockdown and periods of social distancing inc Laughter Yoga – something we all can do with right about now!

Cooking

Local celeb chef Kwoklyn Wan is doing a variety of IG Live classes including cool-a-long every Wednesday at 12pm for kids and 6.30pm for a mid-week takeaway treat. See you online!

Rutland Cookery School are uploading two cooking videos to their Facebook page. This week they are covering fish and doing a vid for making soda bread.

If you’re doing something amazing fun and creative online, let me know and I can add you to the list.

Keya x

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