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  • Home office workouts and water bottle weights set digital MOVE Week in motion
    Monday 25 May marked the first day of our digital #MOVEWeek. Thanks to energetic workouts led by MOVE Agents from Costa Rica, Serbia and Spain, it was the best imaginable start to the most active week of the year. The day began with a toning morning yoga session by Corynne Cerdas from Costa Rica, who streamed her session live from Denmark, demonstrating a set of exercises which included poses for strengthening and relaxing the body. It was followed by a special workout for office workers – even if your home is your office at these times, you probably enjoyed a nice stretch and posture fix exercises provided by Bratislava Ristic from Serbia. For the ones who wanted to shake off some Monday stress, Iván Alcalá (Spain) conducted a circuit training session. Not only was it a good sweaty session, it also contained tips and tricks such as using water bottles instead of dumbbells. Altogether, it was a glorious start to the week, which is gathering people from so many different corners of the world. Were you among them? If not yet, we invite you to join our #MOVEWeekGym which streams live workouts three times every day – so you have a plenty of opportunities to #FindYourMOVE! Follow this link to find the full schedule of activities planned until the end of this week. Join in our live workouts at https://www.facebook.com/NowWeMove/By Maria Malyshkina, ISCA
    Home office workouts and water bottle weights set digital MOVE Week in motion
  • MOVE Week webinar 2: Public Space and Physical Activity During and After COVID-19
    What are the challenges and opportunities for cities in a post-COVID reality? How can cities support safe participation in leisure, physical and sport activity in the realm of the city and public spaces? Is the fear factor something that will stop people from being physically active in public spaces? Is COVID-19 the new best promoter of physical activity? Have people's attitudes towards the everyday use of public space changed and how? The second MOVE Week webinar on Wednesday 3 June at 17:00 CEST aims to answer the above and many other questions we all have. Our expert speakers from world-renowned and award-winning organisations Gehl, Placemaking Europe and GAME will share examples – both good and bad – of tackling the need for a "new normal" in cities. We will discuss the opportunities created by the COVID-19 lockdown regulations. We will zoom in on the following topics:The Human Right to MOVE: Why we need to make sure that people keep exercising and have the opportunity to be physically active.The challenges in front of cities to secure the safety and health of their citizens by introducing new physical distancing regulations and securing spaces and places where people can be physically active.How cities are different for people from different backgrounds, and we will discuss how to tackle the significant inequality in health for those groups.How people’s attitudes towards the everyday use of public spaces is changing, or not.Looking into the future of cities. ISCA is set to host this free webinar at GoTo Meeting on Wednesday 3 June from 17:00-18:45 CEST. We hope to see you there! Sign up here to join in. HOSTLaska Nenova, NowWeMOVE Campaign Manager, BulgariaLaska has led ISCA’s NowWeMOVE campaign in Europe since 2014 and is a board member of Placemaking Europe. SPEAKERSMogens Kirkeby, ISCA PresidentWith a Master of Science within Recreational Sport Management and Political Science, an undergraduate background in recreational sport and international experience to his credit, he acquired the position as ISCA’s Secretary General in 1998. In 2007 he was nominated by ISCA’s Danish member organisation, the Danish Gymnastics and Sports Associations (DGI), for the post of President at ISCA. Jeff Risom, Partner and Chief Innovation Officer at Gehl – Making Cities for People, DenmarkJeff is the Chief Innovation Officer at Gehl, leading a team dedicated to service development and applied innovation. His focus is on the relationship between human experience and design and works to apply people-first design principals to communal ecosystems, such as streets, public space, food systems, and energy. With degrees in Architectural Engineering from the US and City Design and Social Science from London School of Economics, Jeff’s multi-disciplinary background has shaped his cross-cutting holistic approach to all projects. He has worked with both public and private clients as well as non-governmental organisations in Europe, USA, Latin America, India and China. Ramon Marrades, Chief Strategy and Financial Officer at La Marina de València, Placemaking Europe Board Member, SpainRamon is an urban economist and activist turned a creative bureaucrat and placemaker. He is currently the chief strategy officer at La Marina de València, Valencia’s waterfront redevelopment agency and a board member of Placemaking Europe and the Worldwide Network of Port Cities (AIVP). Ramon is co-editor of the book “Our City? Countering Exclusion in Public Space” (2019). His work focuses on the interface between public space and economic development.Simon Prahm, Co-founder & CEO at GAME, DenmarkSimon is the co-founder and CEO of GAME, an international street sport NGO based in Denmark. GAME has expanded its award-winning sport for development work to Lebanon and Malta in recent years. The are 26 GAME street sport facilities in Denmark, 9 in Lebanon and 1 in Malta. Q&A MODERATORRachel Payne, Communications Manager at ISCA, DenmarkRachel is a journalist and academic with a PhD in sports journalism. As well as being ISCA's Communications Manager, she has worked as a writer and editor for newspapers, academic journals and magazines, and as an English language advisor to academics, think tanks Mandag Morgen and Think Tank EUROPA, Anti-Doping Denmark and other non-profit organisations in Denmark. Register here to attend this free webinar
    MOVE Week webinar 2: Public Space and Physical Activity During and After COVID-19
  • MOVE Week 2020 starts today – welcome aboard!
    Internet connection (check!) Comfortable clothes (check!) At least 2 square metres of free space (check!) Now you’re fully prepared to take part in MOVE Week 2020! The world’s most active week begins today, with lots of events taking place every day until Sunday 31 May – and some of them even after that. Here’s what we have planned for this week to be a truly pulse-raising experience.MOVE Week GymFind some new MOVEs together with sport and fitness instructors from 11 countries providing various workouts every day from 25 to 31 May. What a great opportunity to try out an activity that you’ve never experienced before, be it Capoeira, dryland swimming or a dance workout – and in the comfort of your home! Our coaches will also conduct training sessions that are suitable for families, office workers and seniors all week. Here you will find the full schedule for the most international and also the most accessible gym you can find today. Join in our live workouts - streamed every day - at https://www.facebook.com/NowWeMove/ MOVE Week webinarsFor our MOVE Agents, our partners, national coordinators and followers we have also created an opportunity to take part in two online webinars hosted by experts from the sport, physical activity and urban space fields. The main focus of these webinars is to discuss how physical activity will look in our cities and communities after the COVID-19 crisis. Webinar 1 – The "New Normal" for Sports Clubs and Indoor Fitness Venues (Small, Medium and Large) During and After COVID-19 (Register here) Webinar 2 - Public Space and Physical Activity During and After COVID-19 (Register here) Find out more about these expert-led learning opportunities here.MOVE Week offlineDue to the special conditions that most of the people around the world are now in, we moved most of this 9th MOVE Week’s activities into a digital space. However, we also kept an option open to implement traditional in-person events following different countries’ re-opening regulations. Find out if there is an offline event in your city at https://www.moveweek.eu/events We are looking forward to see you during this MOVE Week! Follow the Facebook event for regular updates.
    MOVE Week 2020 starts today – welcome aboard!
  • MOVE Week Gym workouts schedule takes shape
    We are happy to invite you to join in celebration of the 9th MOVE Week which is set to take place from 25-31 May. One of the key features this year is the MOVE Week Gym - seven days of live workouts provided by ISCA members and MOVE Agents. Thanks to enthusiasts from Romania, Spain, Bulgaria, Poland, Costa Rica, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Serbia, Slovenia, Uruguay and Turkey, we are happy to invite you to join us in MOVE Week Gym workouts. Here’s the schedule of events that have already been confirmed: Monday 25 May8:00 - Yoga with Corynne Cerdas (Costa Rica/Denmark)11:00 - Office workout with Bratislava Ristic (Serbia)19:00 - Circuit training with Iván Alcalá (Spain) Tuesday 26 May8:00 - Movements to relax the body and mind with Ilaria Nobili (Italy)11:00 - Cardio Workout with Miredda Câmpean (Romania)19:00 - Dryland swimming with Alejandro Alvarez (Spain) Wednesday 27 May8:00 - “Mobility for life” with Jose Ricardo Oviedo (Costa Rica)11:00 - Home and office table training for mobility and flexibility with Zoia (Bulgaria)19:00 - Capoeira Conditioning Workout with Emilian Moncea (Romania) Thursday 28 May8:00 - Contemporary pilates with Jakob Kapus (Slovenia)11:00 - Home/Office workout with Ibrahim Arikan (Turkey)19:00 - Conditioning Workout based on Contemporary Dance with Sofia Eberl (Uruguay) Friday 29 May8:00 - GRIT Training with Tamar van der Veen (The Netherlands)11:00 - Bokwa fitness & Standing pilates with Sevil Uludağ (Turkey)19:00 - Training with a partner/friend with Jorge Gutiérrez and Andres Cerdas (Costa Rica) Saturday 30 May9:00 - Morning workout with Ömer Durmaz (Turkey)11:00 - Family workout with Piotr Sitkowski (Poland)17:00 - Fun activities for seniors and adults with Fabian Otte (Germany) Sunday 31 May9:00 - Energetic dance workout with Inés Morell (Spain)11:00 - Family workout with Julita Ilczyszyn (Poland)17:00 - Closing event with Laska Nenova (Bulgaria) You can attend the workouts via the live streams on:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NowWeMove/Twitter: https://twitter.com/nowwemoveInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/nowwemove_/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCklQ5bizv7fn4bcUSlmoj1g 
    MOVE Week Gym workouts schedule takes shape
  • Free MOVE Week webinar: The "new normal" for sports clubs and indoor fitness during and after COVID-19
    What will the "new normal" look like for sports clubs and indoor fitness venues during and after the COVID-19 crisis? NowWeMOVE Campaign Manager Laska Nenova invites our members, partners and followers to join in the conversation in a special MOVE Week webinar on Wednesday 27 May at 17:00 CEST. Four expert speakers from the Czech Republic, Denmark, Slovenia and Spain will join our virtual panel to share how their sports club, fitness centre, university sport organisation and street sport NGO have responded to the COVID-19 crisis. Will we see change of behaviour, profile and expectations among customers/members, and a new management era emerge for sports clubs and gyms? We will explore the answer to this and more burning questions for our sector:How can you plan, decide on and implement new programmes?How should you re-train and lead your team into the future?How can we build a feeling of safety and trust in members and customers? ISCA is set to host this free webinar at GoTo Meeting on Wednesday 27 May from 17:00-18:45 CEST. We hope to see you there! Sign up here to join in. HOSTLaska Nenova, NowWeMOVE Campaign Manager, BulgariaLaska has led ISCA’s NowWeMOVE campaign in Europe since 2014 and is a board member of Placemaking Europe. SPEAKERSToni Llop Padilla, Eurofitness Partner Director, Barcelona, SpainToni is a Professor of Fitness Industry at CTEF University Degree in Euncet Business School and UPC and Vice President of ISCA.Patrik Perosa, Secretary-General of University Sport Association, SloveniaPatrik contributes to the development of Slovenian university sport as a member, vice-president and president of the National University Sport Association and leads the University Sport Commission at Slovenian Rectors Conference. Mikkel Selmar, Head of Facilities, GAME, DenmarkGAME is a Danish NGO founded in 2002 with a mission to create lasting social change through youth-led street sports and culture. Martin Chlumsky, Member of the Board, Czech Sokol Organisation, Czech RepublicMartin is the Director of Central Sokol School, and Advisor/Student Exchange Program Coordinator for Gerlev Sports Academy, Denmark.Stay tuned for the next MOVE Week webinar on 3 June – to be announced soon!Find out more about MOVE Week
    Free MOVE Week webinar: The "new normal" for sports clubs and indoor fitness during and after COVID-19
Home office workouts and water bottle weights set digital MOVE Week in motion
Monday 25 May marked the first day of our digital #MOVEWeek. Thanks to energetic workouts led by MOVE Agents from Costa Rica, Serbia and Spain, it was the best imaginable start to the most active week of the year. The day began with a toning morning yoga session by Corynne Cerdas from Costa Rica, who streamed her session live from Denmark, demonstrating a set of exercises which included poses for strengthening and relaxing the body. It was followed by a special workout for office workers – even if your home is your office at these times, you probably enjoyed a nice stretch and posture fix exercises provided by Bratislava Ristic from Serbia. For the ones who wanted to shake off some Monday stress, Iván Alcalá (Spain) conducted a circuit training session. Not only was it a good sweaty session, it also contained tips and tricks such as using water bottles instead of dumbbells. Altogether, it was a glorious start to the week, which is gathering people from so many different corners of the world. Were you among them? If not yet, we invite you to join our #MOVEWeekGym which streams live workouts three times every day – so you have a plenty of opportunities to #FindYourMOVE! Follow this link to find the full schedule of activities planned until the end of this week. Join in our live workouts at https://www.facebook.com/NowWeMove/By Maria Malyshkina, ISCA

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