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Physical Health

While self-isolation has become part of our daily life, it doesn’t mean that you have to stop exercising or become inactive. In fact, it’s more important than ever to incorporate some sort of physical activity into our daily routine.

Regular physical activity is beneficial for both the body and mind.

By moving every day you can better manage manage weight; reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and various cancers; as well as improve bone and muscle strength and increases balance, flexibility and fitness. It can also improve our mental health by keeping our minds clear and focused.

We know that being stuck at home can make exercising tough, so we’ve engaged the help our partners to provide you with the direction and motivation to get up, get outside and get active. National League netballer, Sam Poolman, stars of the Newcastle Jets, our friends at RunNSW and also some of the finest minds from the University of Newcastle, are providing a series of activities and tutorials to ensure the whole family is staying active during these challenging times.

ASPIRE Program

While the national netball league may be shut down, the stars of the sport, including our own Sam Poolman, are staying fit and well in preparation for a competition restart.

The ASPIRE girls have been working hard to ensure our young athletes remain connected and prepared for their season ahead.

While ASPIRE can’t head to the courts right now, training is being delivered online through a series of tutorial videos and weekly challenges. ASPIRE challenges you to improve your skills, focusing on the basics that are often overlooked. Skills that, when you eventually return to the court, will improve your game overall!

We'll share some of the highlights below but make sure to join ASPIRE's online community on Facebook for full access to all the training tips and drills that will take your netball game to the next level!

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Newcastle Jets

For more than 5 years, we have partnered with the Newcastle Jets to help connect the club with the supporters and communities throughout the Hunter and Northern New South Wales regions.

While the Jets players continue to train at home during COVID-19, we’re going to provide you with a glimpse into their world. You’ll have the chance to workout with them and improve your football skills in preparation for a return to the pitch.

Local hero, Jason Hoffman, will provide insight into what it takes to star in the A-League by sharing his at-home training regime with you.

Videos will be released weekly so make sure to check back here regularly for your next training session. 

RunNSW

Running not only improves your physical health and promotes positive mental health, it is the perfect activity to do while we adhere to physical distancing.

While a number of our Greater Bank Fun Run Series events have been postponed, you can still be a part of the running community by joining the Official RunNSW Strava Community or the Greater Bank Virtual Fun Run.

The RunNSW Strava Community is designed to keep the running community connected, positive, and active. Join over 1,000 likeminded runners and compare your times online.

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Cerebral Palsy Alliance

The mission of CPA is to build futures for people with cerebral palsy. The Early Response Therapy Program for Babies at Risk of Cerebral Palsy aims to maximise each child’s developmental outcomes and support the health and wellbeing of the entire family unit, thereby laying a platform for a brighter future. 

Being experts in movement, during COVID-19 CPA have been developing a range of videos featuring at-home exercise tips to keep you moving.

Visit their Youtube channel at the link or see some of our favourites below.

CPA YouTube
Regional Academies of Sport

The Greater Bank-supported Regional Academies of Sport are leaders in providing opportunities for young athletes to reach their potential.

Their programs are headed up by nationally and internationally recognised coaches and support staff that offer a wealth of knowledge across various disciplines.

We’re giving all aspiring athletes the opportunity to tap into these resources and learn from the best. The Academies are providing a range of online modules, not only covering sport-specific training, but also strength and conditioning, and other general health and fitness tips.

Merewether Golf Club

Greater Bank has been a supporter of Merewether Golf Club since 2018. 

Luckily, in times of physical distancing golf is a perfect option to get some physical exercise while enjoying the outdoors. So we've partnered with MGC to bring you some tips from the professionals on how to improve your game!

MGC Professional Peter Johnston will take you through a series of seven instructional videos, released weekly on the #TogetherGreater hub. 

HMRI

HMRI researchers in physical movement have been experimenting and looking into new ways of working out and staying active under COVID-19 restrictions. Learn more about the different ways people have been staying active, and which methods are proving most effective through their video series below. 

Plus, stay up to date on HMRI's research into COVID-19. 

 

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Greater Bank Casino Virtual Fun Run

Physical distancing restrictions have seen the Greater Bank Fun Run Series take a new form in 2020. This year we're bringing you local virtual runs so you can stay active and connected with your community. Next up is Casino! 

Partnering with RunNSW, the Casino Virtual Fun Run gives you the opportunity to test yourself against others in the community. Choose to run 2km, 5km or 10km anytime between 20 – 27 September. We’ve created mapped courses for you to follow in Casino, Lismore, Ballina and more, or you can run your own way.

All runners within 100km of Casino will receive a finisher’s medal by uploading proof of your time, plus you’ll go in the running to win one of six $100 Greater Bank account vouchers.