6th April 2020, 14:00 | rl_cares
Rugby League Cares is calling on every member of the Rugby League family to get back onside and keep fit during the coronavirus pandemic by joining in the charity’s new online exercise programme.
Social distancing has meant that Back Onside, the men’s ‘back to fitness’ programme funded by Sport England and run by RL Cares at 11 professional clubs, has been suspended.
But now people of all ages, backgrounds, genders and abilities can start exercising together with expert guidance from current and former professional players under the new All Onside campaign.
All Onside ‘fixtures’ will be screened live on the RL Cares Facebook page every evening at 7.30pm, when high profile Rugby League stars will lead low intensity exercise sessions that are both fun and engaging.
Members of the public can join in from anywhere at home and will not require any specialist equipment to take part. All Onside sessions are free, but people can make a small donation to RL Cares to support the charity and its work.
Head of RL Cares Chris Rostron said: “These are challenging times for everyone and the restrictions on travel and contact are making it difficult to either get fit or stay fit.
“We are always looking at new and innovative ways to enhance the health of the Rugby League family and All Onside is a great opportunity for people to take exercise from the comfort of their own homes.
“We have all seen what a huge success fitness coach Joe Wicks has had with his online workouts and this is a chance for Rugby League’s own fitness experts to play their own part.
“Many of the players who will be leading the All Onside fixtures are qualified physical instructors and all are keen and enthusiastic about helping people through this period.
“All Onside complements both the Rugby League United mental wellbeing initiative we are running with the RFL, Super League and RLWC2021, and the fantastic work many clubs are already doing with their own communities.”
The first All Onside fixture will take place tonight (Monday April 6) live on the RL Cares Facebook page, www.facebook.com/RugbyLeagueCares/
To support RL Cares and the work of the charity, please consider making a small donation via their Justgiving page, www.justgiving.com/rugbyleaguecares