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If you are visiting this page it is likely that you have been asked to self-isolate or took the decision to do it yourself. We appreciate that times are tough, but we thank you for your efforts in keeping yourself and others safe around you.

This page is dedicated to giving you DoesYouGood ideas that can specifically completed at your home or current residences, some offerings will be re-listed from our main DYG page.



Here for you virtually

Please remember that Sport & Wellbeing are always here for your virtually, if you want to get interactive with us please drop us a message via social media - we highly recommend our Twitter account. Here you can ask for fitness, active and wellbeing tips throughout the day, we might not get back to you straight away but this channel is checked at least twice a day. An example of this is if you require specific home workouts to focus on improving fitness, just let us know & we can send you ideas over!

**NEW** Personal Motivation Sessions (Lockdown 2)

We are offering TEAMs training with our staff so you do not have to leave your bedroom/home, these sessions can include a virtual workout, running tips and advice, Nutritional conversation or planning how you are going to do your workout over the month of November. If the weather is bad and you had planned an outdoor session, our staff will suggest that a virtual session takes place.

Our PM sessions are currently only open to University of Southampton students, all attendees must have either a Sports Pass or Student Membership with us. Students please do not forget that the Sports Pass is free, sign-up online today

All PM sessions are bookable via the app.


Train in your accommodation

Train in your accommodation! Join Ben for the following workouts which were recorded at Mayflower halls. You can get involved in any further Sport & Wellbeing fitness classes/courses from the comfort of your residences. Work out when it suits you!

Lock down fitness class!

Part 2


LIVE Sport & Wellbeing Virtual and Face to Face Classes

Those taking part we ask that you exercise safely. No equipment is required, just yourself and all abilities are catered for.

Did you know? You do not need to be a member of Facebook to view our page and LIVE classes. We have a list of classes on our online timetable. All our classes, plus additional content, will also be posted on our YouTube page. If you are located in China we have also began using the YouKU webpage, so you can get involved also.

If it is specific we should also have further videos on YouTube that include ways to deal with sleeping, how to focus on your swimming at home & also ways to stretch at your home desk.

Applications that can make a difference

Wellbeing chatbot: WYSA:

Wysa is an AI powered chatbot which you can talk to about: daily spiritual meditation, mood tracking, finding optimism, reframing thoughts (CBT), mental health tests, exercise routines and more. Download this complimentary app for iOS or Android.

Mindfulness: Headspace:

Meditation has been shown to help people stress less, focus more and even sleep better. Headspace is meditation made simple. They will teach you the life-changing skills of meditation and mindfulness in just a few minutes a day.

Websites that can make a difference

Staying active with a health condition:

Now more than ever, it's important to stay healthy and active. On the British Lung Foundation website, they have exercise videos aimed at people living with long-term lung conditions. But it could also be great for others as well who want to get in their daily physical activity. We also have a video by Michelle, from the S&W team, talking about living with an injury and staying active.

TED Talks:

Health and wellbeing does not have to include who can run the fastest or eating healthy, it also can incorporate improving yourself and having a positive foresight. Below we have listed a variety of lectures from tedtalks. These include how to better connect with people; improve your conversational skills; the importance of a social life; how to improve positive thinking; emotional wellbeing and mental wellbeing

Hydration and food:

We recommend the dedicated NHS page for tips on how to stay healthy and hydrated.

LinkedIn Learning:

Did you know, if you are a member of staff or a student at the University of Southampton, you can gain access to Linkedin Learning. You do not even need to be a member of the social media platform. Simply use your Soton log-in to gain access, if you are looking for development opportunities the University definitely recommend this. Please remember to speak to your line manager.


Open Learn:

Alternatively if you do not have access, you could also try Open University's Learn short courses for free

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