We started our Class Facebook group in January 2020 to bring our Derby Active community together, although since then it has become that and lots more.
Following the first lockdown in March 2020, we immediately responded to support our customers and within 3 days there was an online class virtual experience on our Facebook Group. To start with there were a few teething issues experienced, as a lot of our Health and Wellbeing Advisors and Instructors had to learn the 'new normal' of providing their classes from their living rooms using new technology.
If you are a regular Facebook Class Group visitor, you know how quickly Derby Active Instructors adapted to the circumstances, bringing along their pets, children, and disco lights to add to the atmosphere of your at-home class.
We can not thank our Instructors enough, as they have done an amazing job making Derby Active at Home classes possible with a free virtual and live programme.
Before the first lockdown, we had just over 100 members in the group and to date, we have over 1700 members who engage in our daily exercise classes. We enjoy reading and seeing the engagement from online exercisers, the comments are astounding, supporting each other on the journey everyone is on during the pandemic.
Our Wellbeing Advisors and Instructors have been busy, providing more content outside classes. They have introduced questions and answer sessions each week with different topics to help the overall well-being of yourself. During these sessions, we hope you have the opportunity to find something out you didn't know. Here is the latest Q&A from our wellbeing advisor Gaynor.
Please note that due to the Coronavirus pandemic and in line with the latest government advice regarding social distancing, some facilities and attractions are currently closed and some events cancelled or postponed. We will be constantly updating the website and will keep people informed of any changes via social media. We urge visitors to follow Public Health England Guidance regarding Coronavirus.