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Free exercise sessions from Live Life Better Derbyshire

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. You no longer need to complete a screening form.

These sessions are also now part of the Joined Up Care Derbyshire activity programme which has all sorts of activities you can join in with including fitness sessions, activities to help your mental health and sessions just for fun.

Unfortunately, our employees are not able to attend any classes held in the Health and Wellbeing Hub at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

Take a look at the timetable to see if there's anything that you'd like to join in with.

Book a Joined Up Care Derbyshire activity

All our sessions are with fully qualified, experienced instructors.

Mondays

12.15pm to 12.45pm: Lower back stretch and strengthen

From 3 July a short class involving light movements and stretches to manage discomfort in the lower back. This can help you feel comfortable and mobile whilst at work and at home. Movements can be modified to suit all levels.

1pm to 1.30pm: Legs, bums and tums

This workout will help you to tone up and strengthen your thighs, glutes (bum), and stomach. Legs, bums, and tums is for anyone wanting to lose weight, tone up, and improve their fitness levels.

Tuesdays

1pm to 1.30pm: Bodyweight Circuits

A mixture of cardio and strength exercises to work your entire body, improve your fitness, burn calories, and leave you feeling great! There's something for everyone with low, medium, and high-intensity options provided during the class.

Wednesdays

Midday to 12.30pm: Mobilise and stretch

Use your lunch break and get moving. Have a break from sitting on your chair and looking at your screen with 30 minutes of exercise to mobilise and stretch your body and reinvigorate your mind.

Progressions and adaptations are provided for all exercises.

5pm to 5.30pm: Pilates

This class involves a series of exercises performed on the floor using gravity and your own body weight to provide resistance.

The main aim is to tone and increase muscle strength, particularly the abdominal muscles, lower back, hips, and glutes - the 'core muscles' of your body.

Thursdays

12.30pm to 1pm: Yoga

This flow yoga class is aimed at stretching and strengthening the body and getting the joints in motion. The instructor will give cues to help you to get the most out of your practice and provide options for you.

We usually give space for you to check in on your body and focus on your breath at the start and end of a session.

Our sessions are suitable for all confidence levels.

1pm to 1.30pm: Back care Pilates

This class involves a series of exercises performed on the floor using gravity and your own body weight to provide resistance. The main aim is to mobilise the hips and strengthen your glutes (bum), back, and core to prevent lower back problems.

5pm to 5.30pm: Funky Disco

Dance and strut your way back to the 70s, 80s and move and groove to the 90s and 00s with simple, fun dance steps and movements.

A great way to energise and tone the body, whilst having that feel good factor. Boost your mood and get into the groove.

Fridays

8.30am to 9am: Full body workout

Start your weekend by getting a full body workout with core and more. This class works all the major muscle groups in the body to improve strength, balance, and co-ordination.

Cardio and floor work may be included, therefore, you'll need a mat. Small hand weights are optional.

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'd like to have a look before you give it a try you can watch recordings of the full sessions.