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Paralympian challenges young people with disabilities to stay active in new campaign

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Paralympian Olivia Breen has co-designed a series of home workouts to inspire young people with disabilities to stay active.

The two-time Paralympian has been working with charity Leonard Cheshire to develop an introductory toolkit featuring a week of workouts combining circuits, yoga, dance, balance, and co-ordination exercises.

The launch is part of the charity’s #ShowMeYouCan campaign that challenges young people to encourage each other to exercise and stay fit.

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Speaking about the campaign, Olivia Breen said: “Lockdown has tested us all and I hope these simple work outs can prove beneficial in getting people active in the home and then when it’s safe, out and about with their friends in the sun.” 

Leonard Cheshire CEO Ruth Owen added: “It’s hugely important for disabled people to keep fit and maintain their mental health during lockdown and beyond.  I’ve been as frustrated as anyone with the gyms not being open.  

“I’m really excited about the way we can offer supporters and customers this kind of experience and it’s also great that an athlete the calibre of Olivia is involved. As a sports and fitness fanatic, I’m really looking forward to trying out some of these sessions myself.” 

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