Keeping Cork Active
Keeping Cork Active

Physical Activity Resources

ADULTS & YOUTH (Exercise & Home Workouts)

Cork Sports Partnership, in conjunction with a number of partner organisations, have put together the following physical activity opportunities and resources to help you stay active in the comfort of your own home. 

Please follow the links and resources below for more information.

Please adhere to up to date HSE guidelines on social distancing if you are exercising in public spaces. These guidelines can be viewed here >>>.

Click here >>> to download the ‘Keep Cork Active’ booklet.

Mardyke Arena UCC FREE Online Classes

The team at the Mardyke Arena UCC have put together a variety of different home workouts to suit all levels over the coming weeks.

Classes include:

  • Pilates for All
  • General Aerobic classes
  • HIIT classes
  • Energise Your Life classes for the Over 55s

If you are doing a fitness class from home, Let us how you get on by using #KeepingCorkHealthy and tagging ‘Mardyke Arena UCC’.

Schedule updated weekly on the Mardyke Arena’s YouTube Channel – Click here >>> 

Virtual Running Challenges

There are a number of virtual running challenge options available to people. Runs should be completed within a 2km radius of your home while also adhering to up to date HSE guidelines on social distancing. 

LeisureWorld Workouts

The team at LeisureWorld Cork have been busy putting a variety of different workout video’s together to help keep the Cork public fit and healthy at home over the coming weeks.


Core Workout (1 min demo)

Kettlebell Workout (1 min demo)

Bodyweight Workout (20 mins)

Tabata Workout (1 min demo)

For more workouts & updates from LeisureWorld Cork – Click here >>>

General Movement & Bodyweight Strength Circuits

Cork Sports Partnership has created a selection of general movement & strength circuits for adults and youths who are looking to stay active in the home over the coming weeks.

Included in the sessions are 3 levels of General Movement & 1 Strength circuit which challenge all levels.

General Movement & Strength Circuit Links

These workouts are accompanied by a downloadable workout checklist & video demonstrations to help you keep track of your exercises and your daily activity.

Video Demostrations

General Movement Circuit Level 1

General Movement Circuit Level 2

General Movement Circuit Level 3

Strength Sessions

This Girl Can

This Girl Can is all about celebrating getting active in a fun and sociable way. Here are some of the activities they have developed.

Rebel Household Walking Challenge

This 21 Day Rebel Walking Challenge asks you to walk for 15 minutes or more, for 21 consecutive days.  Walking can be done indoors as a workout or a stroll outside (keeping within the 2k guideline from your home)

  • Download your Walk Challenge Card – Click here >>>
  • Log the TIME you spend walking. 
  • Use your home or backgarden and get the family involved. Laps of the garden, house or use the 2k from your home to get walking!
  • Try to achieve the daily activity guideline of 30mins as your goal. 

Good Luck and lets Get Cork Walking!

Home Walk Workout

Leslie Sansone has some fantastic ‘house bound’ walking sessions for you to get moving, get active and all from the comfort of your own home.

  • Online aerobic exercise video classes with guided walking steps. 12 – 40 minutes in duration. Indoor alternative to walking and low impact workout.
  • Great fun for all the family.
  • Lots of different levels!
  • Follow the Walking Workout – Click here >>>

Who knew walking would be this much fun!

Health & Wellbeing

When we look after our physical health, our mental health can feel the benefits too. There are lots of other things we can do along with physical activity that will enhance our health and wellbeing. 

Cork Sports Partnership in conjunction with a number of partner organisations, have put together the following health and wellbeing resources that will support you and your family through this difficult and challenging time.

Sports Specific Workouts

The following National Governing Bodies of Sport have put together some home workout ideas to add a bit of variety into your home training programme.

Rowing Ireland:

Cycling Ireland:

Cycling Ireland Indoor Zwift League

Cycling Ireland have launched a series of races and training sessions on the popular online training platform Zwift

The Cycling Ireland Zwift League is a 12-race series for men and women of all abilities. The series starts on Saturday morning with a 2-lap, 36km race!


Axa Community Bike Ride home Workouts

Ongoing Covid-19 restrictions mean AXA Community Bike Rides have been deferred for now but there are plenty of other options to continue to improve your cycling within the home environment. Such examples include cycling specific strength training and increasing your knowledge on topics such as interval based sessions!

Other options include learning how to fix a puncture, setting up your a saddle and maintaining your bike correctly so you get the most from your efforts!

Cork Sports Partnership are delighted to share with you the following videos on such topics created by the AXA Community Bike Rides Team!

Check out the following clips of this series that have been launched on Facebook recently. Keep an eye out as there are further clips being shared over the coming month for you to look forward to!

Home Strength Training for Cycling: Part 1

Home Strength Training for Cycling: Part 2 

**Home Strength Training for Cycling: Part 3 – Thurs 11th June**

**Stretching After Your Bike Ride – Thurs 18th June**

Indoor Training For Beginners 
Finding The Best Bike Position


Virtual Solo Bike Rides – Why not earn rewards while you cycle on your own?

AXA Community Bike Rides are providing an opportunity for you to take part in a solo bike ride within a 5km radius of your home. Members need to click ‘take part’ on any of the advertised bike rides and complete the ride at ANY time of the day that suits them. Click here>>>


Swim Ireland / Swim For A Mile:

Athletics Ireland:

Athletics Discipline Activities

Check out some of the following athletics related exercises below:

Irish Athletic Boxing Association:

IABA Home Training Plan

High-Performance Unit Home Training Plans:

See below the Irish Athletic Boxing Association’s (IABA) links for the High-Performance Unit home training plans. The plan is made up of a Boxing and Strength and Conditioning programme.

Katie Taylor’s Home Boxing Circuits

Follow World Lightweight Champion, Olympic Gold medallist and 5 time World Amateur Champion Katie Taylor as she posts a series of boxing circuits over the next few weeks that you can do at home without equipment.

Session 1:

Katie Taylor

Session 2:

Katie Taylor

Session 3:

Katie Taylor

Triathlon Ireland:

Munster Rugby:

Sports Specific Coaching Resources, Videos, Podcasts

The following National Governing Bodies of Sport have put together some home workout ideas to add a bit of variety into your home training programme.


GAA Coach Webinar Series

To help coaches through this difficult period, the GAA, An Cumann Camogaíochta and the LGFA have created a series of coach development sessions to take place over the coming weeks. The sessions will run every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm.

Every Tuesday there will be a live Questions and Answers session with a coach. Any participants in the Q and A will have an opportunity to view the coach delivering a session from the GAA Games Development Conference over the last couple of years and submit their questions via the registration form for the coach to answer live.

Every Thursday there will be a live webinar presented by a coach or coach developer. The webinar will be a 30 minute presentation followed by a live Q and A with the presenter. For full details on the GAA Coach Webinar Series: Click here>>>

Webinar Dates & Details:
  • Tues, 7th April: Q and A – Owen Mooney
  • Thurs, 9th April: Webinar – Gerard O’Connor, Games Development Manager, Dublin GAA
  • Tues, 14th April: Q and A – Stuart Lancaster, Senior Coach, Leinster Rugby
  • Thurs, 16th April: Webinar – Dr. Damien Young, Performance Analyst Tipperary Senior Hurlers / Cliodhna O’Connor, Coach, Dublin Senior Hurlers and Orlaith Curran, Athletic Development Coach, IRFU*
  • Tues, 21st April: Q and A – Liam Moggan, Coach Educator
  • Thurs, 23rd April: Webinar – Shane Keegan, former Manager Wexford Youths, Galway United
  • Tues, 28th April: Q and A – Prof Wade Gilbert, Fresno State University, California. Coach, Canadian Olympic Softball Team
  • Thurs, 30th April: Webinar – Johnny Bradley, Programme Director MSc Sports Performance Analysis, Carlow IT
  • Note that the 16th April Webinar event will be two separate webinars. One involving Dr Damien Young, and the second involving Cliodhna O’Connor and Orlaith Curran.
    • Please note that each new session involves a new registration period. Any coach that has registered previously must register for any individual session that they wish to attend. This is because each new session involves a new set of log on details that are sent out electronically on the day of each session.
    • Registration opens at 9pm following the completion of each session. A valid email address is required for each registration.
    • Registration for the upcoming session involving Owen Mooney, as well as details of the session to be presented are available at Click here>>> 

Relive some of your county’s games and highlights from past matches – Click here >>> 

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