Daily Routine: Five things to do - 15 April 2020

Olympic Channel looks at five things you can do to stay active and entertained today, including dancing, chair workouts, and a podcast

By Andrew Binner ·

In today’s Daily Routine we have found inspiration from around the internet, to keep you active and entertained in isolation.

From reading, to exercising, and even just listening, the coronavirus outbreak has provided an opportunity for individuals to grow in unexpected areas.

Here are five things to try on Wednesday 15th April, that will keep a smile on your dial.

1) Tom Daley’s chair workout

Many people believe that a lack of access to professional fitness equipment is hindering their ability to get a sweat on indoors.

While it is undoubtedly more of a challenge, diving Olympic medallist Tom Daley proves that you can still stay in shape using basic household equipment.

The Brit guides you through a fun 10-minute workout, using nothing but a chair. Judging by the look of those abs, this seems well worth a try!

We've been showcasing the top home workouts on this special page every day, as we encourage everyone to #StayHealthy, #StayStrong, and #StayActive.

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2) A workout for any age

If jumping on a chair isn’t your thing, Australian slalom canoeist Jess Fox has designed a workout for any age.

The double Olympic medallist is even joined by her 84-year-old grandmother for some yoga, and everyone is having a good time.

Yoga is a great way to stay active as you can push yourself as hard or as little as you like.

3) Learn a new dance with O'shae Jones

When American boxer O'shae Jones isn’t throwing combinations in the ring, she’s busing moves on the dance floor.

If the 2019 Pan American Games champion was disappointed with the Pan American Olympic Qualifying tournament being postponed, she seems to have found a way to stay positive in the lockdown.

Can you keep up with Jones’ fancy footwork?

4) Irish Olympians teach virtual classes for asylum seekers

Some Irish Olympians are choosing to spend their new-found extra time creating online exercise routines to help those stranded in Direct Provision centres cope with the pandemic.

Spearheaded by Claire Lambe, a host of current and former Olympians including Sanita Puspure, Thomas Barr, Annalise Murphy, Natalya Coye, and Ciarán O'Lionáird have since joined up to offer online classes each Saturday morning with hundreds logging on to stay in shape.

The Sanctuary Runners movement has more than 2,000 members, who help some of the most vulnerable people in Irish society.

5) Olympic Channel podcast feat. Love Island winner Greg O’Shea

Lawyer, pilates instructor, rugby sevens star and reality TV show winner… There's a lot to learn from Greg O’Shea.

The Irishman won popular dating show Love Island last year, amassing over one million Instagram followers before returning to his life as a professional rugby sevens player.

In this brand new 20-minute episode, the down-to-earth star shares stories of partying in Hong Kong while on tour, how he became involved in reality TV, and how his focus is now on achieving his Olympic dream with Ireland at Tokyo.