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Best of Bambi's Blog - Exercise



Bambi Ross is a local Manor Park resident and former principal at Manor Park Public School. Bambi's Blog features free online activities and resources that are fun for people of all ages!


The following are the links to exercise ideas I have collected for your entertainment over the last few weeks.   Please note these are just to get you moving for a few minutes and not by any means meant to replace your serious exercise routines.  Please note that these are not my ideas but rather ideas I have found in articiles, facebook, instagram, twitter and youtube accounts.  I have tried to insure that all activities are free, do not rely on social media accounts, are easy to do and make use of items you have around the house.  I will  update this master list  again in a few weeks if we are still self isolating. The first three videos are brief lessons on African dance. They are all under ten minutes. The first is on drumming but the second two teach dance - very well set up to teach some steps. Fun change of pace to physical activity along with being educational. https://youtu.be/q5U8md4rZS8   https://youtu.be/Ewqq-3xJFdI https://youtu.be/VvXSbuEwd1M If you have a stationary bike you can download their app for a free 90 day trial!!! I https://www.onepeloton.ca/app  Louise has posted a new workout video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGoWMfdR92s&t=903s Want to learn some tap dancing moves? This guy has done a series of lessons so the first one is posted here and you can find more on Youtube. https://youtu.be/LH_EyxsupRE I received some good feedback about the quick dance workout I sent the other day so here is a new one for today to get you up and moving on this lazy day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxhzoswX_Uc How about dance? Free online classes from National Ballet School.  https://www.nbs-enb.ca/Sharing-Dance/Bring-Dance-Into-Your-Home Senior workout  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2wp8Ipxn9s&feature=share Long term bike rentals https://mobile.twitter.com/biketoursottawa/status/1242419384573988865 Another one of the 10 minute dance classes for this grey day! This one is an 80's theme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhTRaXg5pSo&list=PL0f7PvMpTH07hlhoritKpOjPx2Yc_WEWz quick dance workout of the day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIndkjKzI6A  a little disco funk is in order. Take a ten minute dance party break! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgDppkLnImI If you are nervous about going out for walks you can find a wide variety of walking videos to do indoors on youtube.. Here is a link to an indoor walking video. I believe I posted this link before but thought it might be worth reposting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njeZ29umqVE&t=226s or you just want a quick break - here is a 15 minute walk exercise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvClcfVqwXA Mr. Motivator from BBC with a hokey quick workout  https://www.facebook.com/1143803202301544/posts/3620136814668158/ If you can't view Mr. Motivator here is another quick  easy  workout to 80's music   https://youtu.be/Xewf0Ecyrfs   Jane Fonda quick workout to Doo Wop music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-SNj1UNId4 Are you walking everyday? Why not make it a way to give back? https://www.ottawamatters.com/local-news/hike-for-hospice-care-ottawa-going-virtual-during-covid-19-pandemic-2242149 

Bunny Hop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmC1KyxhEJU

Low key workout with Nathan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLAsqWJn4dk

An old school outdoor game to play today.  https://www.verywellfamily.com/play-the-7-up-game-1256803 These exercise videos have been popular so here is another one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkrPLFQQzXY You know you needed a little Richard Simmons to get you going! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wvV6wdXM_M Here is one to do with the little ones  mini yoga lesson for little ones https://www.bttoronto.ca/videos/movin-in-the-morning-with-yoga-for-kids/