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Physical wellbeing

We are delighted to launch the first of our brand new fitness videos led by Lou Dutch who is the lead for fitness in Dorset Police.

These motivational videos are primarily aimed at getting you moving. They are simple, easy to follow and can be easily built into your daily routine.

More about Lou Dutch

Lou is a highly qualified and experienced soft tissue therapist, strength and conditioning coach and personal trainer, and the lead for fitness in Dorset Police.

Lou has completed over 100 marathons and ultra-marathons including two 100 mile ultras. She has also completed several Ironman distance triathlons including a Double Ironman (4.8 mile swim, 232 mile bike ride and a 52 mile run completed in one go). Lou represented the British Police Cycling Team at the European Championships in both 2008 and 2012 gaining a podium spot and was the emergency services time trial champion for both 10 and 25 miles for three consecutive years.

Lou said “Making training enjoyable is my passion, I want to help you to achieve your goals in a safe way – remember, the only limits we have are the ones we place on ourselves. The human body and mind is an amazing piece of machinery and can achieve incredible things.”

Lou is focused on helping you to participate whatever your level of fitness – make sure you select the one that is best for you.

 

 

Musculo-skeletal health

In this video, Lou looks at how people have become more sedentary and what we can do to make ourselves stronger and more robust.  

Lower limb mobility

In this video Lou focuses on lower limb mobility, including your feet, ankles, and hamstrings, giving you some simple exercises to try at home.

Neck and shoulder mobility

In this video, Lou demonstrates a routine you can follow daily to help improve the mobility in your neck and shoulders and reduce pain and stiffness in this area.

Bodyweight exercises

Lou demonstrates some basic bodyweight exercises, concentrating on ensuring you have the correct technique. 

Week 1: Desk to durable

Week 3: Desk to durable

Week 2: Desk to durable

Week 4: Desk to durable