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Free exercise sessions from Live Life Better Derbyshire

9 February 2021

Our Live Life Better Derbyshire service is running a series of exercise sessions just for employees. 


There are 8 sessions each week, covering different areas and abilities. They are all free to attend via Microsoft Teams. You can book onto the live session or watch the recording at a later date.

Before you can take part, you will have to complete a screening form. Once you have been registered you will be sent a Teams invite for the session. Invites will be sent on a weekly basis either the evening before or on the morning of the session.

All our sessions are with fully qualified, experienced instructors:

Mondays, 1pm to 1.30pm: 'Legs, bums and tums'

This is a workout that aims to tone up and strengthen your thighs, bum (glutes) and stomach. Great for those who want to lose weight/waist, tone up these specific areas of the body, or who simply want to improve their fitness levels and muscular endurance.

Tuesdays, 1pm to 1.30pm: HIIT (high intensity interval training)

A quick way to burn excess calories in a small space. Short bursts of high intensity cardio with low intensity exercises in between. Beginners are given alternatives if required.

Wednesdays, 12.15pm to 12.45pm: Chair-based exercise

These sessions are predominantly seated but may include some optional standing exercises. If you are new to exercise and or feel that you are unsteady on your feet then these are the sessions for you.

Wednesdays, 6pm to 6:45pm: Pilates

These sessions will involve a series of exercises performed on the floor using gravity and your own body weight to provide resistance. The main aim is to increase muscle strength and tone, particularly of your abdominal muscles, lower back, hips and glutes – the 'core muscles' of your body.

Thursdays, 12.30pm to 1pm: Yoga

This yoga class is recommended for beginners and all levels. It’s aimed to be simple and provides non-intimidating options for newer students.

This is a gentle class focusing on postures to align, strengthen and promote flexibility in the body and linking the movement with the breath.

Basic breathing techniques are incorporated within the class and there is full body relaxation at the end.

Thursdays, 1pm to 1.30pm: Pilates

Details are the same as Wednesday’s session.

Fridays, 8.15am to 8.45am: 'Core and More'

This is a fun session to end the week, targeting those core muscles with a mix of all over body workout and toning, incorporating some floor-based core exercises.

Alternatives are given if required.

Fridays, midday to 12.30pm: Yoga

Details are the same as Thursday’s session.

More details

These sessions cater for all abilities so please give it a try. If you want to work really hard or take it easy, the instructors will adapt the session accordingly.

If you can’t attend the live sessions or you would like to have a look before you give it a try you can watch recordings of the full sessions.

This is just some of the positive feedback we’ve had so far:

'Thank you for the class yesterday – I found the level just right!’

‘Brilliant!! Many thanks, and many thanks for giving us the opportunity to do these classes’