During what is a difficult and challenging time for us all, we have seen the sporting system in Scotland come together with messages of support and innovative ways for us all to stay mentally and physically active.
While we must all continue to follow the latest government advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and stay at home to help save lives and protect our NHS, there have been plenty of examples of the sporting system pitching in to help local communities however they can.
The creative exercise ideas keep coming and this week we even had a virtual awards ceremony as Live Active Leisure hosted the 2019 Perth and Kinross Sports Awards online.
Here are some of the higlights:
Perth and Kinross virtual sports awards
While this is undoubtedly a testing time for everyone, it's vital that we still take part in regular physical activity to help keep the mind and body healthy. pic.twitter.com/oP8br6EtG4— sportscotland (@sportscotland) 27 March 2020
Active Schools Edinburgh balloon challenge
B is for Active Schools Balloon challenge.— Active Schools Edinburgh (@ActiveSchoolsED) 31 March 2020
Can U complete this challenge?Our #ActiveSchoolsCoordinator will show you how!
Post your videos - there will be prizes for the winning video! #ActiveVideos#StayHealthyStayActive #MotivatingAndInspiring @sportscotland @Edinburgh_CC pic.twitter.com/XxYEp2sfKk
Renfrewshire Leisure dance challenge
Active Schools South Lanarkshire toilet roll challenge
#PEOPLE | Hey @RLSportServices, we heard you’re throwing out challenges?! 🧻— Active Schools S-Lan (@ActiveSchoolsSL) 30 March 2020
We accept! Given we’re all in this together, we’ve enlisted the help of our colleagues from @SportnHealthSL!
Plus a message to our friends at @NHSLanarkshire! 💙#TeamSL #ASCoordinatorChallenge pic.twitter.com/IMUyemRr21
Dumfries and Galloway Active Schools seated exercise
ACTIVE COMMUNITIES - We know a lot of our service users have been missing our Exercise for Health classes in their local communities. We plan to share a lot more clips soon! #exerciseforhealth #staystrong https://t.co/yRyhZ1LLyu— D&G Sport (@DGCsport) 30 March 2020
PEPASS Glasgow tips for young people on keeping active
Fun activities to keep fit at home https://t.co/SKCbyxrCiU— PEPASS Glasgow (@PEPASSGlasgow) 30 March 2020
NL Leisure home workouts
We know how hard it is to keep your kids entertained in the house so we are bringing you some amazing kids workouts from @LesMills— NL Leisure (@nlleisure) 28 March 2020
Each 20/40-minute class is jam-packed with fun and fitness, leaving you and your kids feeling great.
Available here https://t.co/3kTqlZCDQg pic.twitter.com/F6eS8uPIx1
SAMH wellbeing assessment tool
Keeping track of our mood over time can help us to recognise how our mental health is. That's as important now as it ever was. Use our Wellbeing Assessment Tool. 👉https://t.co/x9ZEtOc6t8 pic.twitter.com/xt4n2ET6fu— SAMH (@SAMHtweets) 2 April 2020
Active Stirling hand sanitiser donation
Providing assistance to @StirlingCouncil and the wider Stirling communities, Active Stirling donated 40 litres of hand sanitiser from @thepeakstirling to the Bellfield Centre at the community hospital yesterday.— Active Stirling (@activestirling1) March 25, 2020
Pic. Active Stirling Chief Executive, Andrew Bain dropping it off pic.twitter.com/O4XRPBMz4u
KA Leisure Quick HIIT session
A quick HIIT session that you can repeat for 2 - 5 rounds depending on your fitness levels. Remember to listen for the whistle to start and rest. Warm up and get a good stretch before you start.— K:A Leisure (@KALeisure) March 25, 2020
Go to https://t.co/4dPbzdnKZO and cast Mark to your Smart TV or device.
Dunbar Active Schools daily workouts
Our Workout of the day comes from @delphidoig . Delphi is our gymnastic coach but also a dance coach for Dance Discovery.— DunbarActiveSchools (@DunbarAS) March 25, 2020
click onto https://t.co/gL2tD20C1H#ActiveEL #keepactive pic.twitter.com/0OfxUDea0V
Glasgow Warriors stay at home message
South Lanarkshire Active Schools challenges
#ActiveAtHome | Are you ready to take on the Active Schools team in fun, sporty challenges every Monday, Wednesday & Friday?! 💪⚽🤸♂️🏸🤹♀️🏀💃🧘♀️— Active Schools S-Lan (@ActiveSchoolsSL) March 24, 2020
Join us online from 10am tomorrow for the very first South Lanarkshire #ASChallenge 😁#StaySafe #StayAtHome #PEatHome pic.twitter.com/4rbRyHrc2t
Renfrewshire Leisure dance tutorials
📣📣LIVE NOW📣📣— RL Sports Services (@RLSportServices) March 24, 2020
Our dance tutorial is now live on Class4Kids. Please check your emails for the link. If you haven’t signed up it’s not too late - sign up below
Remember to tag us in all your videos#RLSportAtHome https://t.co/LgjehBY9nH
Scottish Golf's Virtual GolfSixes Challenge
💥 | Welcome to day 2️⃣ of Scottish Golf's Virtual GolfSixes Challenge!— Scottish Golf (@ScottishGolf) March 24, 2020
Today’s task - design your own personalised golf bag.
70 of you sent us your fantastic logos yesterday and we can’t wait to see your golf bags today!
Find out more 👉🏻 https://t.co/cM8I2g6JE5 pic.twitter.com/SRdTZ9clyl
Dundee Active Schools Minute Monday Challenge
🏃🏼♀️🏃🏻♂️Minute Monday Challenge 🏃🏼♀️🏃🏻♂️— Dundee ActiveSchools (@DundeeActiveSch) March 23, 2020
🔹Today’s Minute Monday Challenger is...
Name - Justin Mulholland
Cluster📍- St Paul’s RC Academy
Time ⏰ - 1 minute
Activity - Star Jumps ⭐️⭐️⭐️
One minute to do as many as Star Jumps as you can!
Total - 7️⃣3️⃣
Can you beat Justin? pic.twitter.com/PBUvF9qmSg
Kirsty Gilmour toilet roll challenge
Isolation got me like 👇🏼— Kirsty Gilmour (@KirstyGilmourr) March 23, 2020
Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy and as happy as you can be in these weird times.
We're all in this together (albeit separately) ♥️ pic.twitter.com/CQO4AR1xp6
Stewart Harris, sportscotland chief executive, said: “I hope that everyone involved in our partner organisations are keeping well at this challenging time. Please be reassured that we are doing everything we can to support the sector throughout the duration of this pandemic, and when the time is right, we will work together to regenerate sport in Scotland.
“While we are all following the government guidance to stay home, we also want to encourage people to stay as active as possible.
"We want the people of Scotland to continue to enjoy the physical and mental benefits of physical activity and it is incredible to see the creativity that is evident as people come up with new ways to exercise at home.
“To stay connected please join our twitter chat #Sporthour on Monday 6 April at 9pm where we’ll open up the conversation around physical activity and mental health.”
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