Olivia Breen challenges you to #ShowMeYouCan

Paralympian Olivia Breen has co-designed a series of home workouts to inspire young people to exercise and challenge their friends to #ShowMeYouCan.

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The Leonard Cheshire ambassador, who is a two-time Paralympian, and the charity’s Can Do team, have developed an introductory toolkit to stay active at home.

The fun and engaging package features a week of workouts combining circuits, yoga, dance, balance, and co-ordination exercises to make you fitter while improving your mental health.

#ShowMeYouCan will also invite friends to challenge each other and spread the word across their networks and Leonard Cheshire will be encouraging residents across their services to join in too! 

Speaking about the new fitness campaign, Olivia Breen said:

“Lockdown has tested us all and I hope these simple work outs can prove beneficial in getting people active in the home and then when it’s safe, out and about with their friends in the sun!” 

Leonard Cheshire CEO Ruth Owen added:

“It’s hugely important for disabled people to keep fit and maintain their mental health during lockdown and beyond.  I’ve been as frustrated as anyone with the gyms not being open.  I’m really excited about the way we can offer supporters and customers this kind of experience and it’s also great that an athlete the calibre of Olivia is involved. As a sports and fitness fanatic, I’m really looking forward to trying out some of these sessions myself.” 

#ShowMeYouCan is funded by Sport England’s Potentials Fund, which targets children and young people aged 10 to 20 who want to do something to benefit their community, through social action. To reach this younger audience, Sport England have teamed up with the #iwill Fund

Can Do, Leonard Cheshire’s skills development programme for individuals aged 16-35 with a disability or long-term health condition is rolling out a host of virtual sport related activities this Spring and Summer.

Leonard Cheshire have also introduced a virtual platform where anyone with a disability or long term health condition from the UK can log-on and engage in fun activities or book on to a virtual skills development opportunity.

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