Better Choices, Better Health with Club Corona

According to the latest statistics; 1 in every 3 children, and nearly 2 of every 3 adults in the UK are overweight or obese, putting many at risk of complications or unnecessary death should they contract Covid-19.

The government’s recent announcement on its new obesity strategy linking it to “beating coronavirus” includes plans on banning TV and online adverts, ending “buy one get one free” promotion deals for high salt, sugar and fat foods, plus calorie labelling on restaurant menus.

Tailored to suit the varying needs of the general population, The Fit Box was quick off the mark to set up an online hub called ‘Club Corona’, specifically for members to stay fit and connected throughout lockdown.

Starting with a free live exercise schedule which ran from March to July, Club Corona continues to offer a lifeline to many people in terms of supporting mental and physical health.

Education provider and small group training club, The Fit Box, has continued serving its members and the wider community during the global pandemic via a series of online exercise classes and live workouts.

For the past 10 years, The Fit Box has coached members from its studio gym in Bracknell. Now, due to recent events, the team has shifted its focus to helping people as much as possible using the digital tools available.

Paul Russell, founder The Fit Box says “Over the last 5 months, our workouts have reached tens of thousands of people around the globe, delivered by our excellent personal trainers. We are forever grateful for the generosity and commitment shown by all of our supporters during this time and we are now ready to move into the next phase of Club Corona, in line with the UK government’s Better Health Campaign.”

Paul Russell has pledged his time, every day, for the next 12 weeks to guide and educate anyone who is serious about achieving sustainable weight loss.

Throughout July, Russell has been eating and drinking high sugar and fat content to reach physical obesity himself, in order to fully empathise with those taking part.

Russell continues “There are no sales, no special shakes or potions, and no strings attached – we simply want to help people make better choices in order to live longer, healthier and more fulfilling lives”.

For their own benefit and to keep track of results, participants will be guided throughout a series of videos to write down the following information for future reference only:

  1. weight, height and waist circumference
  2. realistic and achievable fitness goals
  3. to do list / action plan

Measurement reviews will be taken on 24th August, 24th September and 22nd October and participants can choose if they wish to share their results with the group.

Anyone looking to take part and start a new path to better health, contact or head over to the facebook page and search for ‘teamfitbox’ where the first of many videos in the programme can be viewed.

About Paul Russell

Founder of The Fit Box, Paul is responsible for developing bespoke fitness education and training solutions alongside the day to day running of one of the UK’s first Small Group & Personal Training Clubs. With a passion for the format, developments and options available within small group training, Paul is skilled in coordinating and planning multiple bespoke training programmes. Paul works with a broad range of clients, educating, supporting and training to help them achieve success and develop new skills.

About The Fit Box

For over 10 years, The Fit Box has delivered small group training and education within the local community and to fitness professionals.

Built on community, inclusion and innovation, The Fit Box developed the UK’s first professional Small Group Training qualification in 2013 which is supported by Active IQ & CIMSPA and delivered to members of the fitness community, organisations, local authorities, training providers and the general public.

Alongside regular classes, The Fit Box comprises a team of Personal Trainers, with a broad ranging skit set including Yoga, New & Expectant Mums, Performance Training, Body Composition, Mobility Development, Kettlebell Training & Padwork.

In usual circumstances, Personal Training is available at the club or at your home, place of work or other mutually agreed locations. Visit for further details

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My Learning provides free online learning and its school planning toolkit to any school affected by Corona Virus

With the continuing rise in school closures set to increase, My Learning UK have created a school closure planning toolkit. Packed with best-practice and relevant advice, the toolkit assists every aspect of a school’s operational need. Schools affected by The Corona Virus will benefit from a range of advice as this toolkit assembles everything into a single place.

Their online learning platform (“Fusion”) is now available free to any school affected by Corona Virus. The Fusion VLE/LMS allows schools to issue homework, share content and operate live broadcasts. It also keeps parents connected with the free Fusion APP. The product operates in over 110 languages, is available on any device and can be deployed within 24 hours.

Alan Sawyers, CEO of My Learning UK announced that:

Education should not be limited by physical barriers in this connected world. Fusion allows teachers and students to benefit from continuing education, even during times of interruption”.

My Learning has seen increased demand from schools worldwide since January. They have added further capacity to their video conferencing systems to allow schools to hold live online lessons and share content to students at home. Fusion is fully compatible with Google and Microsoft Office 365, providing a huge range of teaching and communication tools.

Mr. Sawyers went on to explain “Our free school closure planning toolkit can be downloaded by anyone. We wanted to give something practical and timely to educators. This is also why we are providing our online platform at no charge too.”

About My Learning (UK) Ltd
My Learning has been supplying services to a diverse range of schools internationally for over 10 years. Clients range from nursery settings in the UK to Universities in Indonesia. They are experienced in creating student-friendly and multi-lingual online learning environments known as VLE/LMS.

About Fusion VLE (Product)
Fusion VLE is an online service (VLE/LMS) which operates from ages 4 to 18 on any device in over 110 languages. It provides teaching tools, content, communications and conferencing services for education. Fusion integrates with Google, Office, YouTube and supports over 150 content publishers. The product connects parents, staff and teachers into a single platform allowing seamless communication of messages, information and reports.

For further information about My Learning UK, contact Abbey Simkiss (Marketing Manager)

Tel: +44 5603 666419 or email

Further information is available online at


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