Notts County FC Football in the Community has teamed up with the Get Out Get Active Nottingham and This Girl Can Nottingham projects to launch a new campaign encouraging people to stay physically and mentally active during lockdown.
The #StaySafeStayActive campaign includes interactive sessions, such as exercise tutorials and mindfulness techniques, to demonstrate how people can remain active, healthy, and strong while based at home.
As part of the new initiative, workout videos with instructions are being shared on both Facebook and Twitter. They are also advising members of the public on how to exercise in parks and local areas while maintaining social distancing.
Emma Trent, Head of Programmes at Notts County FC Football in the Community, said: “Notts County FC Football in the Community has a proud history of working within the local community to promote increased health and wellbeing and we are grateful to be able to partner with the Get Out Get Active Nottingham and This Girl Can Nottingham to launch this exciting new campaign.
“We recognise that these are incredibly testing times for all of us, but our aim is that, by engaging with this new campaign, the people of Nottingham will be able to increase their wellbeing by becoming more active and, therefore, become more resilient to the challenges that we face.”
Claudia Russell, Assistant Inclusive Sports Officer at Nottingham City Council, commented: “Whilst we know that these are really challenging times for people, we want to support people to stay as healthy as possible, as we know that keeping active to encourage positive mental wellbeing is more important than ever.
“Therefore, we are really proud to work with our fantastic partners at Notts County FC Football in the Community to keep Nottingham moving and supporting people to stay safe, stay strong and stay healthy.”