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Get moving with Palace for Life Soccercise workouts

The whole family can take part in our new Soccercise videos, designed to keep you fit and having fun at home.

The Palace for Life Foundation Women’s Walking Football team are the stars of our new series of Soccercise workout videos aimed at keeping the whole family fit and healthy.

The videos have been produced by Rhys Jones of Blueberry Pictures, who volunteers for the Foundation as a PlayMaker, giving up his time and expertise to help extend the reach of our work.

Soccercise is for all levels of fitness. It can help introduce you to football, re-familiarise those who haven’t played for a while, form part of a pre-season training programme, become part of a pre-match warm-up or just be used as an alternative way to keep fit. The inclusion of footballs adds co-ordination and core stability to familiar exercises. It builds skill and confidence of working with a football.

One of the walking footballers who features in the videos, Tania, said: “I enjoyed making the video. Soccercise is a great way to keep fit and keep your joints moving. You don’t need a huge garden to do the exercises, you can even do them in your living room. No matter what your age or fitness level, you can do these exercises at a rate that suits you.

“I enjoyed Soccercising with my daughter. She’s obviously more fit than I am but that helped me to push myself as I had to work harder to keep up with her! We had a lot of fun however, it’s a great way to spend time with each other.”

There are five different videos, which each include a warm-up, football-themed exercises and a cool down. The whole family can take part and not much space is required to join in.

Rhys Jones, who volunteers his time to produce videos for the Foundation, explained his motivation for becoming a PlayMaker: “Volunteering to help as a PlayMaker seemed like a good way for me to feel closer to the club, as well as to help the Foundation in any way I can.

“It makes me proud as a Palace fan knowing the Foundation is doing such great work in the local community, so to be able to play a small part in that feels really special.

“The Soccercise videos are certainly something my family and I will be trying out as the look engaging, fun and will pose just enough of a challenge to help us shake off some of the lockdown lethargy.”

Roxanne Bennett, Community Sports Manager at Palace for Life Foundation, added: “After conversations with our walking football team, I found there was a real appetite from the players to keep fit and active during the lockdown, as well as continuing to engage with football.

“We wanted to make videos that were enjoyable and accessible and I hope everyone who gives them a go has as much fun as we did making them!

“I’d like to thank all of the players for taking part and Rhys for his amazing contribution in bringing them to life.”

Find all of the workouts on our YouTube HERE

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