Whether you walk, roll, or run our accessible, self-guided program allows you to improve your fitness your way. Are you ready to take on the Strive for 5 or Couch to 5K challenge?
Accessible Activities Your Way
We know how important getting out, keeping moving, and connected has been to you during the pandemic. We want to help beginners to fitness to get active, and those looking for a fitness challenge to keep active. Whether you walk, roll, or run our accessible, self-guided program allows you to improve your fitness your way.
Our Keep Active team will support you in getting active and keeping active with our new accessible fitness guides, DVD, and weekly videos. Are you ready to take on the Strive for 5 or Couch to 5K challenge?
An introduction from Mark to Living Options Keep Active and Couch to 5K Your Way and Strive for 5 in British Sign Language
Walk, Roll or Run, do it Your Way
Strive for 5 – Your Way
Our friends at Parkrun have devised the Parkwalk Strive for 5, which is an 8 week guide to successfully complete a 5K walk.
Our team has tested the Strive for 5, and believes that anyone at any fitness level can complete the 8-week program by adapting it to meet their fitness level and goals. Use the guide to measure your weekly progress, you can walk or roll at the same pace throughout the program or you can alter the pace you roll and walk as indicated in the guide.
Whether you walk, run or roll we want to support you in achieving improved fitness your way. We have some hints and tips for wheelchair users, a WhatsApp group to keep connected with others, and will share inspiring stories and motivating workouts on our social media to keep you focused.
Like the Strive for 5, the Couch to 5K Your Way is for absolute beginners. In just 9 weeks this weekly guide will take you from zero fitness to hero status, depending on what you want to achieve.
Whether it’s getting off your couch and walking, rolling or running for 5 minutes, for 500 yards or 5K. Adapt the program to your personal goals and what you want to achieve.
Our team has made the Couch to 5K program accessible for more people, with videos for each week in audio, subtitled and translated into British Sign Language. We will support you each week, sharing hints and tips and connecting you to the 5K Your Way community.
5K Your Way has now started
You can now access the Couch to 5K program, we will be releasing a new video each week over the next 9 weeks, from 8th March to 10th May 2021. You can join the program at any time, please subscribe to our YouTube channel 5K Your Way Playlist, and don’t forget to tell us how you get on.
Get Started – Indoor Exercises
You don’t have to leave the house to take part in the Strive for 5 fitness challenge. There are lots of exercises you can try out at home, why not set yourself a target to workout an extra five minutes each week, or try a different exercise each week.
We’ve put together a playlist of some of our favorites. Watch the playlist by clicking on the video link on the right.
Exciting news! Our Living Options Devon Keep Active team have been working on a brand new fitness DVD, which is a set of accessible exercise sessions, both seated and standing, subtitled and in British Sign Language (BSL). The fitness sessions are delivered by fully trained and experienced personal trainers, with a wellness practitioner providing two sessions on managing and reducing levels of stress.
Copies of the DVD will be available from the end of April 2021. We’ll let you know how and when you can apply for your free copy.
Top Tips: Before you go
Top Tips: Set Up
Top Tips: Clothing
Top Tips: As you go along
Did you know?
Free resistance training bands
Wheelpower is offering disabled people a free set of resistance training bands to help you keep fit throughout lockdown. Eligibility criteria apply.
The exercises shared and promoted by Living Options Devon are for educational and entertainment purposes only, and is not to be interpreted as a recommendation for a specific treatment plan, product, or course of action. There are risks related to exercising and taking part in these or any other activities or exercise programmes that may result in a risk of injury, or aggravation of a pre-existing condition. Living Options Devon disclaims any liability from and in connection with the activities and exercises it shares and promotes. To reduce the risk of injury, before beginning any exercise programme, please consult your healthcare provider. As with any exercise, if at any point during your workout you begin to feel faint, dizzy or have physical discomfort you should stop immediately and seek medical advice.