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We’re having quite a year, and we all need a little help to get us through. Starting with a plan to do one small thing that will keep you well is a great way to look after your mental health and wellbeing. Sport Ireland has partnered with Healthy Ireland to help you keep active and well this winter. 

Keeping active and being outdoors, even during the winter, is important to help physical and mental health and wellbeing. The Sport Ireland network of Local Sports Partnerships are working hard in their communities to deliver programmes and support to help people be active and keep well. 

The below list of programmes gives an idea of what the network of Local Sports Partnerships are offering. If you are interested in joining any of the programmes below contact your Local Sports Partnership and get active and well in your community. 

Carlow Sports Partnership

Connect Fit Exercise Programme

  • The ConnectFit project is a free 10-week exercise programme targeted at getting people aged 60 and over more active! The programme will help to forge new connections and a sense of togetherness virtually within our community through exercise.
  • To register call Deborah on 0879121497 or email deborahfoley@carlowcoco.ie

Yoga for All

  • Online yoga and physical activity sessions for children aged 5-10 every Friday and children aged 11+ on Mondays for 6 weeks. 
  • To register contact Teresa on tomeara@carlowcoco.ie or click here

Nature on your Doorstep

  • A series of Nature on Your Doorstep activity sheets to inspire you to discover the nature within your own garden or just outside your home. We encourage you, your family, and friends to get creative and engage your imagination while getting fresh air and connecting in the green and blue spaces in your own 5km area.  A great family resource for all to enjoy. 
  • Discover more here

Zero to Three with Me

  •  A 6-week exercise block aimed at new parents (primarily mothers) who wish to engage in physical activity in an environment that is welcoming to both them and their child/children. This class will provide an avenue for physical activity but also be a social outlet for parents who may be experiencing isolation in the current pandemic. 
  • For more information and to register contact Deborah Foley on 0879121497 or email deborahfoley@carlowcoco.ie

Online Chair Exercise for Older Adults

  • A 4 week programme delivered through Zoom to improve and maintain fitness followed by a social interaction. This programme will help maintain good mental wellbeing and is delivered through the Bagenalstown Resource Centre.
  • To register contact Majella Fennelly by email mfennelly@carlowcoco.ie or phone 087 9185466

Cavan Sports Partnership

 

Operation Keep Well - Virtual Challenge

  • 4 week virtual challenge. Participants will receive  a wall planner and a weekly email with daily fun challenges and ideas to get active and encourage them to Keep Well and active.
  • This is a fun and inclusive challenge suitable for all ages and abilities, great for the family to take part together
  • Visit the Cavan Sports Partnership website here

 Walk to Wellness

  • The Walk to Wellness  programme aims to increase daily step count and ensure students are regularly reaching the National Guidelines for Physical Activity of 10,000 steps per day with the support of a ‘Buddy’. The programme will also raise awareness on wellbeing topics such as body imagine and mental health in partnership with Mental Health Ireland and BodyWhys.
  • This programme is for first year and transition year students
  • Duration – 6 weeks
  • Visit the Cavan Sports Partnership website here

 Daily Mile

  •  'The Daily Mile' for primary schools will take in the daily mile for the duration of the Keep Well initiative
  • Visit the Cavan Sports Partnership website here
Cavan LSP 6 week wall planner

Cork Sports Partnership

Men on the Move 2021

  •  Men on the Move beginners programme is a physical activity programme aimed at supporting men to become active and improve their health in a fun and sociable environment. The programme takes place online and lasts for 6 weeks. 
  • For more information and to register click here

Women on the Move 2021

  • Women on the Move beginners programme is a 6 week online physical activity programme aimed at supporting women to become active and improve their health in a fun and sociable environment.
  • For more information and to register click here

Staying Fit for the Future

  • The Staying Fit for the Future with Better Balance Better Bones programme is a 12 week physical activity programme for older adults that will improve strength and balance as well as your general aerobic fitness.
  • To find out more and to register contact Cathal Geraghty at cgeraghty@corksports.ie or call 0861451381

  Project Weightloss

  • A  12 Week exercise intervention programme targeted at individuals who are currently overweight and inactive. Individuals with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of over 25 are eligible for the programme. Sessions are run twice a week online and comprise of a wide range of exercise activities, equipping participants with the tools to be able to manage their weight in a healthy and safe manner. A substantial logbook is used alongside the practical sessions as a motivational tool, reference and record of activity and progress.
  • Discover more here

Healthy Food Made Easy

  • Healthy Food Made Easy is a 6-week peer-led nutrition and cookery course developed by community dieticians, aimed at helping people of all ages to make affordable healthier choices when shopping, cooking and eating which in turn can ultimately help reduce diet related conditions.
  • To register contact Eoin Kaar, Project Lead, WellComm Active on WellCommActive@CorkSports.ie  / 021 434 7096 / 086 1409 225

 Sprocket Rocket - Cycling

  •  Cork Sports Partnership, Wild Atlantic Sports and Cycling Ireland are delighted to bring the interactive 6-part Sprocket Rocket series to Cork families. Sprocket Rocket is a fun skills programme where children aged 5 to 11 are taught four FUNdamental cycling skills. The programme focuses on 4 main skills; Cornering, Pedalling, Braking and Balance. It is ideal for learning and developing skills and can be delivered by clubs, teachers, parents or anyone else involved with young cyclists.
  • Register here

Get Active - Keep Well

  • Complete the the Minimum Fitness Tests  developed by Operation Transformation, in collaboration with DCU School of Health and Human Performance, to demonstrate the minimum fitness standard for your age group. These tests are designed to show you where you sit within the minimum standards of physical fitness and give you a target to aim for within your age bracket and gender.
  • For further information click here

Keep Active with CSP

  • As part of the WellComm Active initiative and in line with the Keeping Cork Active and Keep Well Campaigns, Cork Sports Partnership has teamed up with a number of local partners and organisations to bring a series of online information sessions to support people to Get Active and Keep Well for 2021.
  • Further Information and to take part click here

Donegal Sports Partnership

Programme – Older Adults Activity Planner

  • 5,000 editions of the Older Adult Home Exercise Plan have been distributed across Co Donegal as part of a collaboration piece with Age Friendly Alliance; this will now be followed up with short instructional videos to bring the activity resource to life, which will be available for download or viewing through the DSP Activity HUB
  • Visit the DSP Activity Hub website here

Balanceability 'Learn to Cycle'

  • Parents Resource. Step-by-Step guide supporting parents to teach their children how to ride a bike. Targeting families at home during COVID restrictions that may have more time on their hands. Once registered, parents are added to a private Facebook group where visual aids and regular mentoring support will be available from a qualified Balanceability instructor each day.
  • Discover more and register here

Fitness classes

  • Online chair aerobics Fitness  delivered by Paul Smyth Inclusive Health & Fitness in conjunction with the Irish Wheelchair Association.  Each session is 30 minutes long and there are 6 in total. These classes are for clients of the Irish Wheelchair Association in Donegal.
  • Register here

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership

IWA Multi Sports Club

  • A 10 week virtual multi-sport club for children with a physical disability. Weekly zoom sessions for 10-20 children with supervisors facilitated by the LSPs and Irish Wheelchair Association. Each week the participants will have 10 minutes of meet and greet followed by 40 minutes of a different sport each week
  • For more information and to register click here

Older Adults Online Exercise Classes

  • Join Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership and Siel Bleu for a 12-week online exercise programme for over 55's and a second one for over 65's. They are free, interactive and will include a phone call with the instructor before the first session to make sure the participants are prepared and if they have any particular needs

Fingal Sports Partnership

Programme - Fingal Digifit

  • This programme is made up of 20 home training sessions to help you stay active at home. 
  • Select your workout and follow along from home on the Digifit website

Programme - DigiFit for All

  • This programme of adaptive exercise  videos are ideal for people who prefer more gentle activities or who have limited mobility. The activities shown are perfect for those who have recently been cocooning and combine stretches, upper & lower body exercises and target games for a complete workout. Remember to consult your doctor before exercising and keep to the social distancing guidelines if you want to make those target games a little more competitive.
  • Select your workout and follow along from home on the Digifit For All website

Nutrition Webinar Series

  • Online nutrition series are led by a qualified nutritionist and looks at various aspects of nutrition such as: winter nutrition, food for mood and healthy habits. Rach session is one hour long and suitable for adults. 
  • Email sports@fingal.ie for more information and to register 

Run Your Town - Family Orienteering

  • This family orienteering event can be done in a number of towns around Fingal using your mobile phone on a short, medium or long course. it is suitable for children and adults of all abilities
  • For more information and to register click here

 Programme 5 – HomeFit

  • Free online classes are open to all levels of ability and consist of 30-40-minute sessions delivered by qualified coaches with 3 classes per week delivered live online at 10:00am. The sessions required 'little to no equipment'  and are suitable for adults. The classes available are: Body Mind Movement, Full Body Workout and Chair Exercise
  • For more information and to register click here

Online Hip Hop & Zumba Classes for children

  • Online weekly Hip Hop & Zumba Classes will be broadcast live via Zoom over 3 weeks in February and March 2021 from 6pm to 7pm. The sessions will be led and choreographed by Donna Moran (Irish Hip Hop Master Champions, Fit Kids/Fit Teens Dance School) and are suitable for children aged 12-17 years.  
  •  Participants need to pre-register by emailing sports@fingal.ie  

Programme 7 – Active Club Challenge

  • 6 week challenge for sports clubs to set up walking, running or cycling groups to which both non-members and members can be a part of. Registered clubs will receive training information, access to nutrition and exercise webinars to encourage maximum involvement. All activities are subject to public health guidelines. 
  • For more information and to register click here 

 SportsCon 10@10

  • 10 videos of 10 minutes of fun exercise that can be done in the classroom or at home. Suitable for primary school children. 
  • For more information and to register click here 

 

Kildare Sports Partnership

Community Outdoor Activity Leaders Award - "The COLA Programme"

  • This 12 week online course aims to help communities and individuals to "Keep Well" and become resilient during and after the Covid-19 pandemic. This programme is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to confidently and competently organise and lead outdoor initiatives for leisure-based activity in their community. Training is provided through a blended learning approach. Participants will be required to participate in a range of Online Workshops, Zoom Conference Meetings and Face to Face outdoor sessions (working strictly within the parameters of the Government’s re-opening Ireland Roadmap).
  • Walking Leader training covers the theory and practical aspects of establishing and leading Nordic Pole, Urban, Hill and Trail Trekking. To complement the development of the Blueway and Greenway infrastructures in County Kildare, practical walking leader sessions will be held along our Canal Towpath Trails (post lockdown). Supplementary skills training is delivered by recognised service providers and participants will receive accredited certification on completion of each upplementary module.
  • For more information and to register click here  

 

Laois Sports Partnership CLG

Laois Fit

  • This 12 week programme is catered for people of all ages and abilities.  The workshops cover nutrition, importance of getting active, aerobic exercise and resistance training, balance and flexibility, exercise prescription for healthy heart, metabolic health, arthritis, osteoporosis and setting health and fitness goals. Classes and workshops will take place online.
  • For more information and to register click here

Springtime Orienteering

  • Laois LSP are encouraging families and individuals who live within the 5km radius of Emo Court or Portlaoise to make use of the orienteering facilities in available in the area. It is a great way to get out of the house, into the fresh air and enjoy some quality time with the family, exploring new sports within your area. Download the virtual maps and take on the orienteering challenge with your family.
  • Further Information available here

Prime Time for Older Adults 50-80 years

  • A 12 week online physical activity programme for older adults  to promote positive health and wellbeing.  
  • To book your place please email ruthtruefitness@gmail.com or contact Laois LSP at 057 86 71248 or email info@laoissports.ie

Community Coaching Programme 2021

  • Programme – Running throughout March and April, participants will take part in a range of coach education and training courses certified by Sport Ireland and NGB's (National Governing Bodies for Sport). The programme is intended for candidates interested in improving their knowledge in coaching children and young people. Some experience or involvement with children and sport is recommended but not essential.
  • The following courses will be delivered as part of the programme:
  1. Sport Ireland: Safeguarding 1, Children Protection in Sport
  2. Cara: Sports Inclusion & Disability Awareness Workshop
  3. Sport Ireland Coaching: Coaching Children Programme
  4. FAI PDP 1 (updated Kickstart 1 training)
  5. GAA Foundation Level Coaching Courses
  6. IRFU Foundation/Youth Coaching Courses
  7. Irish Heart Foundation Walking Leader Training (optional)

Limerick Sports Partnership 

 6 Week Walking Challenge

  • Reach 100km over 6weeks! Submit distances each week to be included in a weekly draw to win  2 activity passes to physical activity amenities across Limerick.
  • Discover more here

Fitness From Home

  • In association with Operation Transformation and Healthy Ireland Keep Well Campaign, Limerick LSP are hosting a  ‘Fitness from Home’ online workout programme. Suitable for all levels of fitness. Classes will include the Operation Transformation minimum fitness standard tests as well as Aerobic & Strength based exercises.
  • 30min classes via Zoom, Monday's & Wednesdays @ 11am for 6 weeks
  • For more information and to register click here

Men on the Move

  • Online physical activity programme for Men aged 30+ who want to get back into physical activity. This programme focuses on improving functional fitness incorporating elements of aerobic fitness, mobility, flexibility and strength into each session.
  • 6 Week programme with 2 sessions per week
  • For more information and to register click here

Adapted Men on the Move

  • Physical activity programme for men with varying abilities who want to gain confidence and improve their physical activity levels in a social group setting. Sessions are non-competitive and are structured so participants can engage at a pace that suits their own ability.
  • 6 Week programme with 2 sessions per week
  • For more information and to register click here

 Mental Health First Aid

  • Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the initial help given to someone who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional support is received or until the crises resolves. this 2 day course is suitable for  sports coaches/volunteers/ community representatives
  • For more information and to register click here

 

 Zoom Turbo Cycling Programme

  •  6 Week Zoom Turbo Cycling Programme. LSP have distributed 25 Turbos to Beginner cyclists to attend our twice weekly cycling sessions. The 45-minute session will be delivered by a qualified tutor over the Zoom platform.
  • More information available here

Desk to 5KM

  • Desk to 5km is a 6 week ‘Couch to 5km’ style beginner training programme aimed at anyone who would like to increase their physical activity levels to progress from walking/jogging 3km, to completing 5km at the end of the 6 weeks. TJoe O’Connor, Ireland’s Fittest Families and Lilly-Ann O’Hora, Athletics Ireland will provide tips and advice while you train, as this year the programme is in a NEW podcast format. The team will guide & motivate you through the sessions as you listen to the ‘follow along’ Podcasts. Completing 3 sessions per week over 6 weeks- you will progress from ‘Desk to 5km’ following the training programme developed by Athletics Ireland.
  • Register here

40/46 Day Lent Exercise Challenge

  • To highlight the importance of including 30 minutes of physical activity every day the Limerick Sports Partnership has created a 46-day challenge where staff and members of the public get involved in some form of physical activity for 30 minutes every day during lent.
  • Click here for more information

 Buggy Buddies

  • Buggy Buddies is a four week physical activity programme to get postpartum women/new mothers to engage in exercise at home with their babies/toddlers.
  • Click here for more information

Keep Well Booklet

  • LSP Keep Well Booklet is a resource showing people of all ages how we can mind our own physical + mental health & wellbeing by adding healthy and helpful habits to our daily/weekly routines.
  • Booklet available here

Longford Sports Partnership

Home Fitness Programme

  • Home Fitness Programme through Zoom with 1 hour sessions each week. This course is suitable for adults with a physical disability
  • For more information visit the Longford LSP Facebook page

Let’s Dance Programme

  • 6 week Let’s Dance Programme for children with intellectual disabilitites. The classes are delivered through Zoom with a 1 hour session each week.
  • For more information visit the Longford LSP Facebook

Seated Pilates Programme

  • 8 week seated pilates progranne for adults  with a disability. The session is delivered through Zoom and lasts one hour a week
  • rough Zoom with 1 hour sessions each week.
  • For more information click here

Online Fitness Class

  • Workout live on Zoom every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The 4 week programme is for adults 
  • For more information click here 

Yoga for beginners

  •  Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Workout live on Zoom in the morning with the Sports Hub for this 5 week programme for adults. 
  • Register here

Mayo Sports Partnership

Mayo Day 20212 Women's Virtual 10km

  • Registrations are now open for the Mayo Day 2021 Womens Virtual 10K event. The hugely successful Mayo.ie Western People West of Ireland Womens Mini Marathon has gone virtual for the 2nd year due to the ongoing pandemic.  Following on from the hugely successful 10K Your Way run / walk in 2020 the 2021 virtual 10K allows participants to allocate €10 of their entry fee to a charity of their choice. Participants will receive a medal and t-shirt and they can also wear a race number with the name of the hero they would like to nominate written across it.
  • 1st to 3rd May
  • Further information available here

Meath Sports Partnership

Yoga

  • Join a relaxing yoga class online weekly for 4 weeks. The 30 minute classes will focus on clearing the mind and taking a breath. Classes start Monday 25th January. Suitable for complete beginners and cost €10 for 4 classes.
  • Register here

 Move Well Videos

  •  Meath LSP in association with Meath County Council, Age Friendly Meath and Sport Ireland have produced an exercise DVD for older people and people with a disability. The resource includes 4 dance and 4 seated Pilates classes which can all be completed from your home. The resource is also availa ble on USB so it can be used on a laptop, tablet or Smart TV.
  • Contact Ruairi at rmurphy@meathcoco.ie for more information

Skipping for Families

  • Skipping is a great way for people of all ages to be active. Meath LSP can provide you with a skipping rope and a booklet containing teaching points and links to tutorial videos on various skills. Skipping is an activity that requires little space and resources and can be done either inside or outside.
  • Contact Una at upearson@meathcoco.ie to register

Active Teens Pilates

  • Discover the core-strengthening and total-body-toning benefits of this online Pilates programme specifically aimed towards teenagers and young people. This 6-week online course increases muscle strength, tones abdominal muscles while also enhancing muscular control of your back and limbs. This is an all over body workout – feel the burn!
  • Contact Lisa O’Dowd at lodowd@meathcoco.ie to register

Monaghan Sports Partnership

Active Adults Walking

  • Encouraging members of the community to embrace a new year's regular walking routine by highlighting the benefits of walking every day throughout the month of January and each month after. A walking calendar has been published with daily tips and benefits through local print media, social media whilst also promoting the new Get Ireland Walking app.
  • Duration – January to March
  • To register click here
Monaghan LSP monthly walking planner

Offaly Sports Partnership

Dance the Lockdown Away

Zoom PE with Pauline

Roscommon Sports Partnership

Couch to 5km

  • This 6 week walking programme aims to help people with low levels of physical activity to become more active through walking. By implementing a locally based and focused programme, and working directly with communities, this initiative seeks to empower local communities to increase their physical activity through walking.

Chair Pilates

  • Join this 4 week on line programme for over 55's Chair Pilates specifically for women. Chair Pilates will consist of both seated and standing exercises. This programme is ideal for women who want to try something new and improve their strength, flexibility and balance from the comfort of their own home.    
  • Register here

Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership

Dance Classes

  •  Hip hop Zoom programme is  being run out as part of a community sports hub initiative in Bunninadden Community Hub targeting children to participate in a high intensity fun dance class. There will be a class for 5 to 8 year olds and a class for 9 to 12 years old.
  • To register contact Pauline 087 230 4815     

 Stronger for Longer

  • The new Stronger for Longer encourages men and women over the age of 50 to engage in a fun, supervised 8-week physical activity programme. The programme is delivered online via Zoom and is facilitated by experienced exercise and fitness instructors who will support you in a series of moderate intensity physical activity sessions twice a week throughout the 8-week period.
  • Registration is open here

Move at 3

  •  Move at 3 is a short exercise session tailored for older adults live on the new Live at 3 programme The Horan Stand. The programme helps to connect and engage older people in the local community and will take place weekly from January until March. 
  • Register here

Fitness Classes

  • Join the Sligo East City Community Sports Hub Initiative, for 6 weeks of community based programmes including the 'Streets of Cranmore' challenge and zoom fitness classes.
  • Contact Mark to register 087 116 9500

Habits to Happiness

  • Join this 4 week prrogramme of walks, talks and wellbeing initiatives helping you create positive habits for a healthier, happier and more active 2021. It is comprised of a 12minute endurance test, the national 21 Day Walks Challenge from Get Ireland Walking, a series of three online talks by guest speakers (Nial Moyna, Pat Falvey and Shane Martin) on health and wellbeing.
  • Register here
Sligo LSP Feel Good 5km

Waterford Sports Partnership

Let’s Run

  • Build up from 0 to 5km at your own pace, in your own time with Let’s Run 0-5km Podcast. The podcast will take you through six weekly training sessions at a time that is convenient for you. All you need is a smart phone, headphones & comfortable footwear.
  • Register here

 Active Homework Challenge

  • Online resource for fun how to videos for various exercises and get moving in the comfort of your own home. The aim of this initiative is to increase the physical activity levels of school going children, thus helping each child reach the national recommendation of 60 minutes daily.
  • Discover more here

Get Fit @ Home

  • Waterford Sports Partnership in conjunction with IWA Sport & Déise Dragons is running a four week Get Fit @ Home inclusive fitness programme for children with a physical disability. The programme will be run by IWA Sport via Microsoft Teams.
  • For more info and to register click here

Sport Active Wexford

Couch to 3km

  • 6 week online programme to help participants  reach 3km. Participants will receive encouragement and advice along with a training plan and everyone who completes the course will receive a Sports Active gift pack.
  • To register click here