Doncaster personal trainer running pressure free exercise classes to boost your physical and mental health

A Doncaster personal trainer is running her classes online through the pandemic and is including an lunchtime stretch class for people who are working from home.

By Laura Andrew
Tuesday, 21st April 2020, 5:51 pm
Updated Tuesday, 21st April 2020, 5:52 pm

Many people may be wondering how to get back into fitness after overindulging in food and alcohol over the last month so an Auckley based trainer is running live work out sessions through Facebook Live to help people get back on track.

“I’m running all the classes for free because many people are furloughed at the moment and this is my way of supporting people from my home,” said Hannah Shaw, from EmPower.

“I have been putting all of my energy into these classes and it’s helping me keep going and it’s giving me a purpose.

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Hannah Shaw, personal trainer.

“Exercise is brilliant for mental health, it gives you the feel-good factors and a sense of purpose.”

Hannah has set up a lunchtime stretching session for home workers who may be hunched over desks.

She said: “Lots of people are working from home at the moment and it’s very easy to sit in one position all day - some people don’t even have desks or chairs so are sat on the sofa all day.

“This class is aimed at moving your body a bit with yoga exercises focusing on problem areas such as backs and necks.”

Hannah Shaw, personal trainer.

She is also running HIT sessions, full-body workouts, strength training, and boxercise.

“Boxercise has proven to be the most popular class so far.

“I think it’s because it’s energetic and a good stress-buster.”

The classes are between 30 to 45 minutes and are adaptable to skill levels - Hannah makes sure that there are beginner, intermediate and advanced versions of the exercises she uses in her classes.

Online class schedule.

“Physical exercise is great for your immune system which is really important at the moment,” she continued.

“Having a regular routine is also important to make you feel normal - I have still been meal prepping to make sure that I don’t snack on rubbish.”

The group currently has around 700 members and Hannah described it as a welcoming community.

The classes are free of charge and can be accessed through her Facebook Page here.

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