Activity sessions at home
We would like to help you to do exercise at home and to remain active during these difficult and unpredictable times.
Click on the session buttons below at the relevant times to join the live stream classes that are provided by our coaching providers*.
There are also pre-recorded videos available at the bottom of this page and links to the Bedford Borough Wellbeing pages.
*All web links are only recommendations to help you to access our regular coaches. No external content is endorsed or the responsibility of Bedford Borough Council. Please navigate with care and please be aware that you shall be taking part at your own risk.
Duration: Most sessions are 40 mins or 1 hour long.
Sound: Please mute your own microphone when on the call and leave your video off.
Any further feedback or technical problems email [email protected].
Coffee + Well-being Q+A will be hosted by Robert Lindsay from Sports Development sessions and will offer an opportunity to type in questions and interact.
Simultaneously click CRTL + SHIFT + R now to just refresh your page and this will ensure it is showing the latest session updates below. OR if using an iPhone or iPad clear your history and then refresh the page.
Disclaimer: If you choose to take part in any of the live or pre recorded sessions, you do so at your own risk. You acknowledge that there is inherent risk in any physical activity. The sessions are designed to be gentle and for beginners however you are responsible for your own safety. Neither Bedford Borough Council or the delivery partners will be responsible for any injury sustained as a result of participation..
(Keep scrolling down this page to the colourful buttons for the links to the live stream sessions)
|Exercise to music||Jane Warner||Weekdays||09.45 or 10am||60 mins|
|Gentle exercise||Jane Warner||Monday||11.15||40 mins|
|Tai Chi||Linda Mitchell||Monday||11.30||40 mins|
|Keyboard Warriors||Transition Coaching||Monday||12.30||15 mins|
|Chair Yoga||Rachaell Monton||Monday||15:00||40 mins|
|Chair Yoga||Rachaell Monton||Tuesday||11.30||60 mins|
|Pilates||Karen Gifford||Tuesday||13.00||45 mins|
|Tai Chi||Linda Mitchell||Wednesday||11.30||40 mins|
|Mindful Yoga||Rachaell Monton||Wednesday||13.00||60 mins|
|Well-being Q+A||Robert Lindsay||Wednesday||14.15||30 mins|
|Floor Yoga||Naomi Goody||Wednesday||19.30||60mins|
|Chair Yoga||Rachaell Monton||Thursday||11.30||60 mins|
|Keyboard Warriors||Transition Coaching||Thursday||12:30||15mins|
|Chair Dance||Maz Wesley||Friday||11.30||60 mins|
engAGE together - Chair based social sessions
Marked with a star on the link to each of these sessions is aimed at people in recovery, residential settings or new to exercise.
They are very gentle, fun and social. We encourage breaks, videos on and lots of chat.
Supported by The Harpur Trust
|Gentle Chair Yoga||Rachaell Monton||Mondays||11.30||60 mins|
|Gentle Chair Dance||Maz Wesley||Mondays||14.00||50 mins|
|Virtual Chair Cycling||Matt Holdway||Fridays||11.30||60 mins|
Supporting the online delivery
Thank you for participating in the Bedford Sport Live exercise programme. We are keen to sustain the sessions beyond lockdowns and into the future as we feel they are highly valued by those in the community. To help with this we do require a small amount of income to support the delivery and the tutors who provide such wonderful coaching and instruction for us
We don’t wish to make this a compulsory cost as we are aware it may be very difficult at this time for some people to afford and we don’t want to create any barriers to participation. We recommend a donation (for those who are able to do so) of either £1 per session or £11 per month.
We would ask you to monitor your own monthly participation and pay no more than £11 even if you do 2/3 sessions every day.
What to do next:
Choose a date in the month to make a payment and make a note in your own diary.
Donate as much as you feel is appropriate to your participation. i.e one session a week = £4 per month or 14 sessions per week every week = max £11 per month.
We hope that this is affordable to you and will enable us to maintain, sustain and grow the online programme.
(Any of the links below will work and all apply to the same overall fund)
Bedford Sport Live- Full programme
Website links for further support
Recently recorded sessions
NEW Pilates - 40 mins
If you missed this week's NEW Pilates session then you can view one of our pre recorded 40 min sessions below. (Just click to play and expand to full screen)
Keyboard Warriors- 20 mins
If you missed this week's Keyboard Warriors session then you can view one of our pre recorded 20 min session below. (Just click to play and expand to full screen)
Virtual Chair Cycle- 10 mins demo
If you missed this week's Chair Cycle session then you can view one of our pre recorded 10 min session below. (Just click to play and expand to full screen)
Contact [email protected] if you need advice about mini pedals
Chair yoga- 60 mins
If you missed this week's Chair Yoga session then you can view one of our pre recorded 1 hour sessions below. (Just click to play and expand to full screen)
Meditation- 15 mins
If you were not able to join the daily 2pm Mediation then try a 15 min recorded session that is available for your use anytime of the day. (Just click to play and expand to full screen)
Friday the 19/06 mediation is available directly below.
Chair dance- 40 mins
If you were not able to join the Chair based dance then below are two 40 min recorded sessions available for your use anytime of the day. (Just click to play and expand to full screen) Video 2 is a VE day special.
Gentle Exercise- Updated tasters
20 mins + 60 mins
If you were not able to join Jane for the daily exercise class then these pre recorded sessions are available for your use anytime of the day. (Just click to play and expand to full screen)
Please continue to join the daily LIVE sessions to maintain your routine where possible
Tai CHi -
If you were not able to join the Tai Chi then this is available for use anytime of the day. (Just click to play and expand to full screen)
Mindful Yoga- 50 mins taster
If you were not able to join the floor based Mindful Yoga on Wednesday then this is available for use anytime of the day. (Just click to play and expand to full screen)
For further videos on demand follow this link below to the NHS site for some excellent 10 min videos.
Stay safe, Stay well
The Sports Development Team
Bedford Borough Council