Staying Connected

MU Sport remains committed to supporting students and staff to stay active through the COVID-19 pandemic.

We have compiled a number of different resources and fitness opportunities for the University community to stay healthy and connected in the comfort of your own home.

On this page

  1. Workout of the day!
  2. Staying safe
  3. 5 tips for staying active at home
  4. Online group fitness timetable
  5. Online fitness videos
  6. Activities for kids

Staying safe

All activities listed should be completed in accordance with the latest advice from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the Australian Government, and health experts.

When performing these exercises and activities, please be mindful of social distancing and other COVID-19 transmission reduction measures such as:

  • Ensure a distance of 1.5 metres is kept between yourself and others
  • Minimise physical contact as much as is practicable, for example no shaking hands
  • Clean and disinfect high touch surfaces regularly, including change room surfaces
  • Do not share items like drink bottles, towels and soap bars and wash your hands after changing. If you are playing sport, shower with soap beforehand
  • Take personal action to reduce exposures and stay healthy as per DHHS advice

Read the full list from DHHS here.

View the latest MU Sport COVID-19 update here.

View the latest COVID-19 update from the University of Melbourne here.

5 tips for staying active at home

Sports Physiotherapist at Elite Akademy, Kusal Goonewardena, shared on ABC Radio National 5 tips for staying active while in your own home.

  • Don't spend too long sedentary! Moving your spine is particularly important, so try some side bends or arm swings.
  • No weights, no worries! Use the resistance of your own bodyweight to strengthen your muscles. Try push ups, squats, and calf raises.
  • Make it fun and keep yourself accountable by exercising with a friend over the internet.
  • Dance! Putting on your favourite music and dancing is a fun way of getting your muscles moving.
  • Want to crank up the intensity? Try some High Intensity Interval Training. As an example:
    • run for 1 minute
    • sprint for 30 seconds
    • jog for 1 minute
    • repeat

Online group fitness timetable

Our highly-skilled Group Fitness staff have put together a number of online classes you can perform in the comfort of your home.

The first class is Stretch and Tone with Annabella which can be viewed below, with more to follow in the coming days.

Class Release date

Stretch and Tone with Annabella

Available now

Yoga with Mary

Available now

Corepower with Filomena

Available now

Pilates with Filomena

Available now

High Intensity Interval Training with Amira and Adi

Available now

Special announcement: 100 FREE Les Mills classes!

Available now

Conditioning for student-athletes with Tony

Available daily for Elite Athlete Program members

Beginner run plan

Available now

X-Train with Amira

Available now

If anyone is new to exercise, pregnant or injured caution is required and medical clearance to participate in any exercise regime may be needed. User discretion is to be used when exercising at home.

Activities for kids

We have compiled a list of activities and fun links for your children to stay active and connected while being isolated at home. See below some different resources to get your kids active:

Les Mills classes for kids

We have free access to a suite of workouts designed by Les Mills On Demand specially for kids, including an Avengers-themed class.

Check out the BORN TO MOVE series here.

PE with Joe

Daily workouts perfect for all ages. Click here.

San Diego Zoo

Had a trip to the zoo planned these holidays? Well why not visit the San Diego Zoo virtually. Click here

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