Time and time again during lockdown we’ve been reminded of the importance of keeping active and exercising, not just for our physical health, but also our mental health. People are taking to the roads running, walking and cycling. Others, with gyms and swimming pools across the country closed, are planning home workouts.

Many leisure centres and gyms, although closed, are keeping members on their toes virtually by running exercise classes on Zoom and posting online workouts. One such place is Askeaton Pool & Leisure, a public gym and swimming pool in Co Limerick. Their gym instructors are conducting Zoom fitness classes up to four nights a week and posting workouts and challenges on the centre’s Instagram.