We know it can be difficult to fit a long workout into an already packed working day – but thankfully The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt’s (RJAH) Therapies team have got you covered thanks to some online movement and exercises classes.
Lisa Perry, a Therapy Assistant at RJAH and the Trust’s Medical Illustration Team have joined forces to create four videos, specifically tailored to staff members, who are predominantly desk-based. However, anybody can get involved in the sessions.
The classes are just 30 minutes in length and aim to help staff feel healthier and happier. They feature a range of exercises and stretches, with some sessions using everyday household items.
Lisa said: “Earlier this year I was asked to put together some online exercise sessions to help staff feel better and support their wellbeing, whilst working from home and sat at a desk all day.
“Anyone can do these sessions, the movements can be adapted to make them harder or easier depending on the individuals’ ability and surroundings.
“Try one of these 30-minute sessions perhaps once a week and each week, you will progress slightly from the previous week. A little exercise as part of our routine, in a busy day, can help us to feel healthier, happier and calmer. "
Andrew Biggs, Medical Illustration Manager, said: “It’s been amazing to support a project, which aims to encourage staff to keep active and in turn, support their physical and psychological health.
“Big praise to Lisa for this project. She put in immense effort, utilising her personal training skills in planning the content and script for each session, all for the good of colleagues.”
Philip Hulse, Therapy Service Manager at RJAH, added: “I hope staff find these videos useful to them. Both Lisa and the Medical Illustration team have worked extremely hard on this project, using their expertise to encourage colleagues to keep active, which as we all know, has benefits both physically and mentally.”