Lockdown – how to keep well!

It is important to stay active and healthy, both for your mind and body. Staying active while at home is not as hard as you think…

Core strength

Going out for runs in these long and dark evenings may seem intimidating. BUT keep fit differently, Hockey does not require the ability to run for 30 minutes at a constant pace, hockey is more about short, sharp actions and movements which are done explosively and repeated over 70 mins. Any strength and conditioning, improvements to core strength, flexibility and stretching will help you stay active at home.

Here are some ideas:

  1. A useful guide to sprints and recovery (thank you to Brunswick School)
  2. Heidi Wells heidiwells@live.co.uk has 2 options:
    1. Pilates online sessions for a monthly fee on her site wellshf.com – you get a deal just email her
    2. Online classes via zoom.
      1. Mondays @ 6:45 PM – Sports Performance – Aimed at injury prevention, 45 min class. The session will focus on key muscle groups and correct technique.
      2. Thursday evening @ 6:00PM & 7:15PM – sports conditioning Pilates (One hour session), Stretching , core, abdominal and gluteal work based on Pilates principles.
    3. You can book via the following apps – Android or Apple/IOS -Download – search by Wells Health & Fitness – select class – book
  3. On Saturday mornings @ 10:30am Hockey for Heroes are doing some live PT sessions.

Hockey Skills

It is important that hockey skills are not forgotten. Where possible and safe, go out and continue to practise hockey. Just because there is no access to an astro does not mean practise can’t continue. 

For practice indoors we have our own skills sessions which were created indoors.

Keep in touch – it’s good for you!

Share with your team mates any sessions that you might be doing. Fitness is much more bearable as a group and staying in touch is particularly important for mental health at the moment.

With this is in mind there is hockey club Strava group (or search Haslemere Hockey Club on Strava). There continues to be competition – albeit the non hockey kind!

Many people use hockey as a social outlet, so it’s important as teammates and friends to stay in regular contact – it is good for you!

Limit the news and be careful what you read, have breaks from social media and mute things which are triggering. Staying in touch with those you care about will help to maintain good mental health during long periods of self-isolation.

Here are two documents that may be useful.

  1. Wellness action plan
  2. Winter Lockdown – How to cope

Hope this helps in keeping you fit (..ter?)

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Haslemere GU27 1QA, UK
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