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Charity releases keep-fit videos for kids in wheelchairs

Ella Beaumont lifting a broom in a keep fit video for wheelpower
Ella Beaumont lifting a broom in a keep fit video for wheelpower Image credit: wheelpower.org.uk

It’s not just Joe Wicks keeping youngsters active through lockdowns, a charity has just launched a series of workouts specify aimed for kids in wheelchairs.

The guys at WheelPower have announced 10 keep fit online training packages for primary and secondary schoolchildren for parents and teachers so they can take PE lessons virtually or in their own homes.

The new videos are an expansion to the ones released by the wheelchair sport charity since the first lockdown in 2020, in total there are now 25 home workouts in addition to the 47 live exercise classes which have previously been released.

Each video can be viewed through the WheelPower website and their YouTube Channel free of charge.

Five of the new workouts will be aimed for primary children, the other five providing exercises for secondary schoolchildren, the first four are already online.

Former Wheelchair Basketball player Ella Beaumont signed up to be the new instructor for the online training lessons.

Emily Weller, WheelPower Head of Sport said: “Our new exercise videos are aimed at young disabled people and come at a time when children are at home and missing their PE classes at school. These 10 workouts feature our instructor Ella, as she leads us through a series of exercises around a particular theme. Each workout is approximately 20 minutes long and they are all fully adaptable and inclusive, so all family members can join in the movements too!”

Martin McElhatton OBE, WheelPower Chief Executive, said: “Sport and Physical Activity is vital for young disabled people and WheelPower is delighted to support their physical and mental wellbeing by providing these new online Exercise Videos featuring Ella Beaumont. The Covid-19 pandemic has been hugely challenging for disabled children and their families and we hope that these videos will enable them to exercise at home during lockdown and provide access to fun, inclusive exercise delivered by Ella who is a fantastic role model.”

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