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Visually Impaired Virtual Exercise classes

Tottenham Hotspur Foundation is looking to support and improve your Physical, Mental and Social Health throughout this difficult period. Join the FREE virtual exercise classes hosted by Tottenham Hotspur Foundations Health and Wellbeing coaches.

When asked what is most enjoyable about the sessions, 38-year-old Metro member Chandni said, “The energy and the fact that it’s not just an easy workout, however, there is also that flexibility for beginners – the programme is tailored for people of all abilities.”

Tottenham Hotspur Foundation will be running weekly exercise classes exploring different types of training including:

  • Weights training – using light weights (dumbbells, water bottles, tins, books etc)
  • Calorie Burning Interval Classes
  • Core Blaster
  • Flexibility and Stability training – Promoting better balance, coordination and reducing the risk of injury
  • Recovery and mindfulness techniques

Event information

Sessions take place on Zoom virtual video platform on Wednesday’s at 2 pm

if you wish to register interest or find out more please contact:
Contact: Adam Millar   07392091327 or email  Adam.millar@tottenhamhotspur.com

Metro Members Feedback on  the previous sessions

When asked how the sessions have helped, 39-Year-old Adi said  “They have made me realise how fit I am, and they have given me a better understanding of how to be active. It’s also made me realise you can get a nice workout without any equipment. I like the fact that there is an accessible online programme to attend. I think the best thing which would make me return is the trainer Adam, who is really engaging and funny and makes the session good.”

 

72-year-old Dolly said about the programme “I have been looking forward to these sessions every week they were on and felt better after each one. I was even practising the exercises which we learnt in my own time. The socialising aspect of the programme was great too as sometimes we have a minute to talk with the other participants which is really nice. Of course, Adam has been brilliant too and all the other participants who take part – there’s no pressure from anyone.”

LTA: Disability Tennis Competitions 2021 Update!

LTA: Disability Tennis Competitions 2021 Update!

As you can imagine with varying restrictions across the UK at the moment it has been tricky to finalise a competition calendar. Understandably many venues don’t want to commit to any events early in the year due to uncertainties, so you will notice most events start a little later than usual.

Below are the events booked in so far, more dates will be added in the New Year and thank you very much for your patience on this. All dates are provisional and are subject to change depending on lockdown restrictions in 2021.

Dates and well as entry links will be added to the Disability Competitions Calendar which can be found here: https://www.lta.org.uk/play-compete/competing/disability-competitions-calendar/

 

Learning Disability

  • 20-21 February

Leeds Learning Disability Tennis Competition

JCCS Tennis Centre

  • TBC

Gosling Learning Disability Tennis Competition

  • TBC

Wrexham Learning Disability Tennis Competition

  • 29-30 May

Bradfield Learning Disability Tennis Competition

Bradfield College

 

Visually Impaired

  • 10-11th April

Newport Visually Impaired Tennis Tournament

Newport Tennis Centre (NP19 4RA)

  • 17-18th April (provisional, trying to move as its close to Newport Event)

Loughborough Visually Impaired Tennis Tournament

Loughborough University

  • TBC

Newcastle Visually Impaired Tennis Tournament

  • 5-6th June (provisional)

Brighton Visually Impaired Tennis Tournament

Virgin Active, Brighton

 

Wheelchair

  • 20-21 March

Newport Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

Newport Tennis Centre (NP19 4RA)

  • 10-11th April

Loughborough Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

Loughborough University

  • 8-9th May

Taunton Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

Taunton Tennis Club

 

Claire McCulloch
Disability Competitions Co-ordinator

Claire.McCulloch@lta.org.uk

 

Study on VI Running Outdoors During COVID-19

University Study on VI Running Outdoors During COVID-19

Are you visually impaired and usually run outdoors for exercise?

OR

Are you visually impaired and have taken up outdoor running during social distancing?

Researchers at the University of Central Lancashire and Solent University are investigating the impact of the coronavirus lockdown upon visually impaired (VI) runners. This study will explore VI peoples’ experiences of outdoor running and evaluate the impact of government measures –including two metre distancing – upon their participation. Data will be collected using online, semi-structured interviews in which participants will be invited to share their experiences.
You may take part in this research if you meet the following criteria:

  • Are a resident in the UK
  • Are aged 18 years or older
  • Have a visual impairment
  • Regularly participate in outdoor running as exercise OR have taken up outdoor running as exercise since social distancing guidelines were published on 23rd March 2020.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact either Dr Jess Macbeth by email at jlmacbeth@uclan.ac.uk or via twitter @Macbeth_Jess  or Dr Ben Powis by email at ben.powis@solent.ac.uk or via twitter @DrBenPowis

 

 

Locomotor Skills Videos for Blind & Partially Sighted People

Locomotor Skills Videos for Blind and Partially Sighted People

The purpose of the video resource library from the Northwest Association for Blind Athletes is to support athletes, teachers, families and community members in implementing instructional strategies when working with individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Original Full Youtube Playlist: link Here

Locomotor Skills Videos

Helping educators build the foundational knowledge needed to teach individuals who are blind and visually impaired locomotor skills, including, gallop, hop, horizontal jump, leap, running, skipping and sliding.

Locomotor Skill: Galloping

 

Locomotor Skill: Hopping

 

Horizontal Jump

 

Locomotor Skill: Leap

 

Locomotor Skill: Run

 

Locomotor Skill: Skipping

 

Locomotor Skill: Sliding

Supporting Documents: Link Here

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes Website: https://nwaba.org/

If you need documents in another format, more advanced instructional strategies, equipment, or consultation support, please contact Kirsten French, kfrench@nwaba.org, 360.859.3116.

We will have tactile diagrams of each skill by May 15, 2020! Check back soon!

US Based Info

If you are US based you can find out more about NWABA’s adapted equipment lending library, the full video resource library and their PE consultation support in the video below.

NWABA Resources: Sports Adaptations Program Introduction

If you need documents in another format, more advanced instructional strategies, equipment, or consultation support, please contact Kirsten French, kfrench@nwaba.org, 360.859.3116.

 

8 Locomotor Skills Videos for Blind and Partially Sighted!

8 Locomotor Skills Videos for Blind and Partially Sighted!

The purpose of the video resource library from the Northwest Association for Blind Athletes is to support athletes, teachers, families and community members in implementing instructional strategies when working with individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Original Full Youtube Playlist: link Here

8 Locomotor Skills Videos

Helping educators build the foundational knowledge needed to teach individuals who are blind and visually impaired locomotor skills, including, gallop, hop, horizontal jump, leap, running, skipping and sliding.

Locomotor Skill: Galloping

 

Locomotor Skill: Hopping

 

Horizontal Jump

 

Locomotor Skill: Leap

 

Locomotor Skill: Run

 

Locomotor Skill: Skipping

 

Locomotor Skill: Sliding

Supporting Documents: Link Here

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes Website: https://nwaba.org/

If you need documents in another format, more advanced instructional strategies, equipment, or consultation support, please contact Kirsten French, kfrench@nwaba.org, 360.859.3116.

We will have tactile diagrams of each skill by May 15, 2020! Check back soon!

US Based Info

If you are US based you can find out more about NWABA’s adapted equipment lending library, the full video resource library and their PE consultation support in the video below.

NWABA Resources: Sports Adaptations Program Introduction

If you need documents in another format, more advanced instructional strategies, equipment, or consultation support, please contact Kirsten French, kfrench@nwaba.org, 360.859.3116.