St. James C of E Primary School - Let's Move!
Welcome to the Infinite Balance website! I have created this page for the parents and children of St. James' C of E Primary, Cheltenham.
My son, Matthew is currently in Y6 st St. James C of E and currently enjoying his remote learning. He has an older sister, Caitlin, who is now in Y8 at Bournside but also spent her primary years at St. James. Our children have loved their time at St. James and definitely missing all the activity that is part of the St James ethos and curriculum. so, this page has been written as a support to you. If you have anything specific that you would like to see then please let me know.
Please use this page as you would like to. You will find some higher intensity sessions which you can slow down to take out the intensity and also some mobility to ease tension. Please do modify and progress exercises as you need to.
How do I modify (make it easier)? Go slower, less movement, hold on to a chair, take out any jumps.
How do I progress (make it harder)? Deepen the range of movement, speed it up, add weight, add jumps.
I have provided you with some recorded sessions, where you press play and go and also short clips of exercises. For the short clips, you can alter the time and duration of the workout.
Helpful tip: you can download a free 'tabata' timer to a device which will then count you in and down. Suggested timings:
60 seconds work. 15 seconds rest. - change exercise each time. 45 seconds work. 15 seconds rest - complete the same exercise twice. 20 seconds work, 10 seconds rest - repeat the same exercise four times.
I am here to support you - please contact me if you would like any support.
If you are looking for Pilates, then I would highly recommend Helen Rackowe Pilates (another St. James parent!).
You can find more workout inspiration on my Instagram page or Facebook page - please do say 'hello' and like, comment on the posts - it gets lonely out there and I always love to know if I can support your fitness journey.
Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-recorded sessions - press play and follow
Here are some recorded sessions for you - make sure you take it to your own level! These cover lots of fitness levels but please do modify and progress as you need to.
HIIT 30:10 - 52 mins session
For those, that would like to follow a workout, then here you go! The video quality is not the best as it is just myself and my mac - but hey ho - we are all learning to adapt and make the most of what we have.
This is 52 mins long.
HIIT 45:15 - 48 mins session
For those, that would like to follow a workout, then here you go!
Gentle movements for your body and mind.
Move on the chair.
Feeling you need to move on the chair? Just a few movements for you to ease your body from the stiffness?
Here are three movements for you to try.
⏰When you are on the chair for hours on end these three movements can hopefully ease some stiffness.
This is no replacement for activating and strengthening the muscles, working through your full range of movement. Schedule in strengthening sessions to ease your stiffness.
🚶During the day, try to get up and walk at least once for a few minutes per hour - it can be so easy to be sat on the chair for hours on end.
Maybe you can even talk a call on the move and ‘walk and talk’ 📲 Keep moving🚶. Keep strengthening💪. Keep smiling 😁😁😁😁
Let's move our body, activate those muscles and strengthen.
Cans! Cans! Cans!
The perfect screen break mover!
Grab a cushion - the perfect screen break mover!
Blast, Lunge and Plank
This is a great cheeky mover! Get the blood pumping with this one. You could always take turns - one person completes for 30 seconds and then the other completes (while the first person rests).