RESTLESS martial arts and fitness instructors across Oxfordshire are taking their bootcamps indoors and online to offer a lifeline for customers in the government-enforced lockdown.

Members of the public are only allowed to leave their homes under specific circumstances – one being for a single form of exercise a day.

This is why head Coach Faz Keyan from the Oxford Boxing Club is one of the latest people to take over the internet with his classes.

The instructor who has himself been a member of the club since the age of 15 has set up an online Facebook group to live stream fitness classes.

Mr Keyan explained that the sessions have been running since Monday and have proven to be very popular amongst new and existing members.

One session for all members goes live at 6.15pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and there are new exercises daily suited to everybody.

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The instructor said: "You do not need to have had any boxing experience to join in, and you do not need any special equipment."

"The videos will remain online in the group for 24 hours, after which they will be removed ready for the next session.

"This means if members cannot join live they can still do the workouts at a time that suits them best within 24 hours."

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If combat sports are up yous street one Oxfordshire instructor Wayne Bailey has been running virtual krav maga classes.

His popular martial arts school in Oxford launched a new online platform for current students and for people who are tempted to try something new during the crisis.

Mr Bailey who is head instructor for the school has been training in Krav Maga – a military self-defence and fighting system developed for the Israel Defence Forces and Israeli security forces – and various other traditional fighting systems for more than 23 years.

The martial art could be described as a combination of techniques sourced from boxing, wrestling, aikido, judo, and karate.

Oxford zumba dancers have also been bringing their energy-filled classes live to people's lounges.

Instructor Bryony Leighton who normally teaches in a studio in Summertown is now broadcasting her classes live from her spacious kitchen with frequent cameos from her two cats.

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Ms Leighton explained why she started the online lessons: "People seem to appreciate still being able to have a dance and a giggle while we are all largely stuck at home.

"Moreover, I am really appreciating the contact with the outside world, sharing an activity with others, even if we are physically separated.

"Most of my participants are in Oxford, but now that geography is not a factor, people are getting their friends and family involved all over the world."

The instructor has had participants in Cornwall, Paris, the Caribbean, and even New Zealand join her dance classes.

She added: "If you have never tried zumba before it is a really easy way into exercising.

"It is suitable for all fitness levels and is a fun way to keep moving during this difficult time."

The sessions cost £3 each and run on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

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