Keep fit from the comfort of your own home

County Durham residents are being offered a helping hand to stay active during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Durham County Council has teamed up with TechnoGym, to provide free, daily home workouts and a range of challenges via their MyWellness app.

Each day, users will be able to access three levels of workouts; easy, medium and pro. Alongside this there will be some fun weekly challenges and special workouts developed by the county’s local instructors to keep residents motivated during this difficult time.

The digital workouts and fun weekly challenges, which start tomorrow – Saturday 18 April, are free for anyone who has registered via the council’s website and downloaded the app.

It is hoped that the MyWellness app will keep people healthy, motivated and able to make the most of the space they have at home, and outdoors, whilst following social distancing guidelines.

Cllr Carl Marshall, Cabinet member for economic regeneration, said: “Even though people are currently unable to attend their local leisure centre, community fitness class or walking or running group, we are committed to continuing to provide a service to our customers and residents. That’s why we have teamed up with TechnoGym in the hope that the MyWellness app will keep our residents and members active, motivated and healthy until we’re able to welcome them back to our facilities and community programmes in the future.

“Our dedicated staff have put together a number of challenges and workouts to try at home so we hope this digital replacement will be enough to keep people engaged and raise their spirits during these unprecedented times. We hope everyone stays safe and well and we look forward to seeing them again when we reopen.”

Information on how to register for and download the MyWellness app can be found on the council’s website: http://www.durham.gov.uk/article/22986/Keep-active-in-your-home

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