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Don’t become a couch potato whilst self-isolating!

It’s important we keep our minds and bodies healthy during the current situation.

Here are some tips and hints for things to do…


I’m Evie, a mother of three teenagers with a passion for my work as a Nutritional Therapist. I am based in Buckinghamshire where I use best practice techniques and aim for personal and clinical development by keeping up to date with the latest scientific research so that I can support the health and wellbeing of my clients. I help you reach your health potential through the power of food and natural solutions. I run regular online workshops and demonstrations on a variety of health subjects.

Upcoming online events include Immune Supporting Foods and Optimising your gut health.

Optimising your gut health has never been so important! The health of your gut lining and environment that is host to your very unique gut microbiome is we are learning more and more how this holds the key to longterm health and wellbeing. Not only does the health of your gut correlate with reduced risk of disease, but also your mood via the gut/brain axis. I will take you through the science and the food that will help you OPTIMISE YOUR GUT HEALTH! Book here.

Website: https://evienutrition.co.uk/workshops
Email: info@evienutrition.co.uk

Jenni Honeyben – Children’s mindfulness and emotional well-being videos

I work as a children’s emotional well-being coach and have started creating a series of mindfulness and emotional well-being videos for kids to access online. I am usually based in school or in clients homes, so I wanted to make something to enable me to continue to support the children that I work with (and others too!). My hope is that these short online practices and ideas might go some way towards doing that.

I have already received some lovely feedback from parents who have started to use them as part of their home-schooling day! You can find them on Instagram at @jennihoneyben or on YouTube under the same name.

I’ll be trying to upload two per week. My lovely dad is editing them for me from where he lives in Hampshire, so it’s a team effort!

The Fitness Garden

The Fitness Garden will be launching our online community this week which is a little earlier than scheduled. It makes sense in line with the increased need for support for people looking to strengthen their health, fitness and mental wellbeing in unique circumstances. Our private Facebook group THE FITNESS GARDEN ONLINE will be a hub of FREE resources for people to become educated around Health, Fitness and Mental Wellbeing. By increasing people’s knowledge around these subjects we believe it will help them to make better choices on where and how to engage with activities to suit their personal circumstances. As a not for profit organisation we will be working with partners in the industry to offer regular free content to our online community.

To join THE FITNESS GARDEN ONLINE you just need to search for us on the Facebook search bar and request to join. We already have some home workouts and mindset coaching content available. There is content scheduled from Fitness, Yoga, Pilates and Mindset professionals around the UK and some guest appearances planned from coaches in the U.S. All of this will always be a FREE resource.

Facebook: The Fitness Garden
Facebook: The Fitness Concierge
Instagram: @thefitnessgarden
Instagram: @fitnessconciergeuk
Twitter: @bensonmiyoba
Email: results@bensonjames.co.uk

Rush UK

Jo Edwards is hosting live fitness classes across the Rush social accounts you can follow them on Instagram here and Facebook here

Read more here:

Rebalance with Pilates

Dear NHS,
During this challenging time of taking care of others remember it’s important to take care of YOU…
I’m offering free online Pilates and relaxation classes. Please share this with all NHS workers you may know and follow my Instagram for more details. Direct message me on Instagram to book in for the Tuesday 7pm NHS class!

Insta account – @rebalancewithpilates

The Cooking Academy

The Cooking Academy will be working their hardest to provide wellness tips and recipes to keep you fuelled and motivated when at home. They also want to help the community whether that’s shopping for food, preparing meals or offering advice on cooking and nutrition, let them know on social media if they can help.

Socials – @thecookingacademy
Email – cook@thecookingacademy.co.uk

Zest Yoga

Annabel has been teaching yoga in Bucks and Herts for 6 years and is now streaming classes online to help keep both existing and new clients moving during lockdown. From Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Sport and Yoga HiiT Fusion, there is a session for all abilities and energy levels. Classes range from 30 to 60 minutes and offer clear guidance throughout.

Sessions cost from £4 – £6.50 and Annabel is offering FREE classes to NHS workers. 1-2-1 and corporate sessions are also available.

If you’d like to find out more or book a class please visit www.facebook.com/zestyoga.tring or email annabel@zest-yoga.com.

Photo Credit: Image Bliss Photography

Laura Louise Yoga

I am a full time yoga teacher based in Hazlemere and run public classes around the Buckinghamshire area. Obviously due to the current circumstances my classes had to be put on pause. However, I know from my personal experience from both practising and teaching yoga that keeping up a steady practice is essential, especially in such uncertain times.

Therefore, I am now teaching classes online via Zoom, which is a web conferencing app.
The classes are all live, which makes it an even better experience as I can verbally adjust (if you wish to be seen) but also, the ability to talk and connect with the group before and after makes it even more special.

I hold a variety of classes including stronger, more dynamic practices, to softer and slower practices focusing on breathing techniques, meditation and relaxation.

My Instagram and Facebook is @lauralouiseyoga

Barre Sculpt UK

The ballet inspired workout for non-dancers, Barre Sculpt, has now gone virtual!

They shall be running 3 live classes to tone, strengthen and lengthen your muscles each week – Mondays 09.00-10.00, Tuesdays 13.00-14.00 & Thursdays 20.00-21.00. Access to all of these sessions plus an on demand class to do whenever you choose costs just £7.50 per week when booked as an 8 week term, or £9 per week when booked individually.

Barre Sculpt is suitable for all ages and abilities with no experience or equipment necessary, just a back of a chair or kitchen worktop!

Head to www.barresculpt.co.uk to book your virtual classes now!

Bucks Guinea Pig Talks

During the Covid-19 outbreak, we are via Facebook running LIVE stream talks about our Guinea Pigs.

Before Covid-19 I was taking our Guinea Pigs into local schools/nurseries in Aylesbury – giving light-hearted, but informative ‘Show & Tells’ age appropriate for the audience. I’ve talked to 3 year olds right up to 11 year olds, as well as Beaver & Cub packs.

For the last couple of weeks we’ve done LIVE talks via Facebook on both a Saturday & Tuesday at 3pm : totally FREE (Show duration about 20-25 mins) – we have almost 900 Followers & had several thousand views over the 5 LIVE shows we’ve done.



The #BetterTogether project was formed by Flux Photographic and Wycombe Youth Action in partnership with The Fitness Garden and Khepera CIC to promote the idea that no matter what’s going on in the world right now, if we work together to communicate, learn and understand we can be better together.

This FREE online project is aimed at young people 11-19 years old and offers twice weekly sessions throughout April. The project will feature anything from thought provoking discussions to fun and creative activities for all the family to enjoy. Sessions will run every Tuesday and Thursday from 2nd April, full session details are available on the poster below.

If you’d like to get involved, you’ll need to register for #BetterTogether using the sign up form at the bottom of this page https://www.fluxphotographic.co.uk/7183819-about-bettertogether and we’ll email over all of the details you’ll need prior to each session including the secure link and password to each session.

For those unable to make it to the live sessions, resources and activities from each session will be available to download here: https://www.fluxphotographic.co.uk/proofing/better-together-downloads

Lockdown Mind Therapy

Stay safe and keep busy whilst remaining indoors!

Dynamic Print Media, a successful creative design and print company whose work over the last week has come to almost a grinding halt due to this terrible virus. Owner Pedro says “we have some very talented staff and expensive print equipment that was standing idol, so we thought let’s put this to some good use!”.

Georgina from GA Illustrations has kindly donated her Illustrations to a Magazine that Dynamic Print Media have produced and printed called Lockdown Mind Therapy. Pedro says “We have put together our LOCKDOWN mind therapy magazine that consists of colouring in, word searches, crosswords, sudoku and a diary/notes section. As the main group that seems to be affected by the self-isolation is the older generation, we are supplying these free of charge and sending to care homes in the local area. Our objective is to produce 3 issues to keep minds active”.

If you are interested in getting hold of copies, please contact us on hello@dynamicprintmedia.com

Stay Safe!

Please note that for logistical reasons we are not sending single copies.

Here at hiya bucks we’ve already started our book and we can certainly say this is a great thing to do to keep your mind active without looking at a screen. The pencils are fab, unlike others when you’re putting pressure on the lead they don’t snap and they blend together really well on the page. We love the fact the magazine has been printed on carbon captured paper*.

*except for page 5

Seed Wellness

Supporting our Community – Free Wellness Videos & Live Streaming sessions

With the doors of our GP surgeries and indeed our entire healthcare system effectively closed to anyone who doesn’t need emergency aid, we at Seed want to play our part and offer our support and expertise to you at this unprecedented time.

So, over the next 4 weeks, we’ll be providing a daily dose of wellness free of charge via our own social channels in the form of videos and Facebook Live streaming sessions from our experts.

Each video / live session will provide FREE, helpful information, advice, tools and techniques across a whole range of health and wellness topics – from online exercise classes and guided meditations to wellness workshops offering nutritional advice, tools to manage stress/anxiety and other ways to support you and your family in mind, body and soul.

To ensure our information is received in the way it is meant, we will not be citing any brands / products. We also appreciate that natural health may not be for everyone – we are just trying to play our part by sharing our expertise in health and wellbeing in the hope that it can help you at this difficult time.

IF this is of interest to you, please follow us on Facebook and Instagram @seedwellnessuk

As they come in, we will be storing all videos on our website so you can also access them directly here:


Active in the Community

Active in the Community have been working with local instructors to create a timetable of online, live workout classes for people to enjoy during these uncertain times.

We wanted to ensure that people we’re able to keep active but also stay connected to others whilst being told to stay at home.

We now have a mix of different classes including Yoga, HIIT, Circuits, Pilates and more for people to enjoy and access from home!

All these classes are now live! To find out more information on each class and details on how to join, people can head to our website calendar here: https://www.activeinthecommunity.org.uk/bucks/

They can also keep up to date with the classes we are offering through our Instagram: @activeinsport.

Most of these classes are offered for FREE! With a couple with a small cost. They are also super easy for everyone to access, most of them through zoom. Anyone can head to our website, select the class they want to join and it will give you all the details you need to know.

Wild Training

In response to being closed down to help prevent the spread of covid-19 we worked tirelessly over 2 days to rebuild our gym business into an online fitness provider with Wild Live classes. In 1 week we went from 32 Wild Live Classes to 80 due to a high demand for more.

We are delivering Wild Live classes in many areas of fitness, from HIIT Boxing, bodyweight strength/HIIT, Wild Muscle, Yoga/pregnancy yoga, Spin, Aerial Fitness, Indian Club Training, Wild Kids, and so much more with new styles of exercise being created and added.
Mostly body-weight and some resistance classes too.

The feedback we have been receiving is incredible, not just physical fitness is being catered for, but also mental health and well-being during these tough times.

We have the 3 day free pass available for people to download from our Wild Training app. Here you can try as many of our Wild Live Classes as you would like over 3 days. We have also been offering businesses and their staff 2 months free access to Wild Online Workouts, our home of Wild Online.

Wild Training have given hiya bucks a discount code to get 2 months of Wild Online workouts for FREE – hit the start free trial button then enter code in coupon box.

Website Link: www.wildonlineworkouts.com

Code: HiyaBucksWildTraining87

Castle Street Dance Studios

Castle Street Dance Studios based in High Wycombe has moved all its classes online. Since the closure of schools and business our dancers now live stream their Ballet, Tap & Modern classes from the comfort of their own home. Our highly qualified teaching staff have created home studios to teach from and we are hosting our whole timetable virtually! Including Adult classes in Ballet, Tapfit & Zumba.

A lot of hard work and preparation has gone into our classes to keep things as normal as possible for the students during this difficult time. It is important for everyone to stay active and healthy and we hope by offering our classes live online we can promote a sense of normality in our dancer’s routines and give them something to look forward to each week whilst the schools remain closed.

07792 518455



About the author

hiya bucks

Here at hiya bucks we go on regular walks exploring the local towns, villages, public footpaths, gardens, rivers, lakes and more! We love getting out and about discovering new places to visit and we thoroughly enjoy going to local events and getting involved with the community. We hope to inspire others to step out of their daily routines and see more of our Beautiful Buckinghamshire.