The weather is getting colder, gyms are closed, and everyone is doing their best to stay mentally and physically engaged in Brampton, with health and safety top of mind.

That’s why the City of Brampton’s Recreation team created Recreation at Home, an online program housing fitness and arts and crafts tutorials that anyone can access, available anytime, anywhere.

“Recreation at Home was an intuitive progression for our team when COVID-19 happened,” said Tracey Zettle, Recreation Active Living Programmer, City of Brampton. “We wanted to make sure residents had options and ways to continue staying active. With online tutorials, residents can scroll through the videos, pick the ones they like, and follow along.”

Since April, the team has created more than 40 videos. In these videos, recreation staff, who would typically run programming and support at community centres in Brampton, guide viewers through sessions of yoga, kickboxing, Pilates, and many more exercises.

Instructional arts and crafts videos are also available, where participants of all ages can learn how to make their own lava lamp, friendship bracelets, mug cake and much more.

“I think it’s important to stay active and engaged both mentally and physically,” said Zettle. “We may not be able to gather for activities in person right now, but these videos can keep us connected. Be sure to leave comments under the videos to let us know how you liked them, and engage with other users!”

The city assures residents that whether you’re looking for a quick midday body break, something to get you moving after work, or need to keep the kids crafty and entertained, Recreation at Home has something for everyone.

New videos continue to be added to the gallery, so you can keep an eye on the playlist here. You can also learn more about Recreation at Home here.

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