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.

In Series 1 we look at increasing mobility and how we can become stronger and more robust.

Series 2, Our Desk to Durable four week course is perfect for anyone who spends long periods of time sitting. Following the 10 – 15 minute sessions daily will benefit beginners and regular exercisers alike.

So why bother?

Exercise is vital for physical and mental health. Some of the numerous benefits of exercise are:

  • Boosts immune system
  • Anti-aging effects
  • Strengthens muscles and bones
  • Increases productivity 
  • Lowers risk of some cancers and other illnesses
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Increases energy
  • Improves quality of life

No matter how fit you are at the moment, there are always benefits to exercise and increased self-esteem.

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.

Think safety, before you begin

Before participating in any Oscar Kilo physical health exercise video, you must read, understand and then comply with the risk attachment below:

You are responsible for your own safety during these sessions and should remember that you are out of sight of the instructor. You are under no obligation to participate, do so as a volunteer and at your own risk. Your exercise area must be safe and free from hazards and you should wear the correct clothing – for example footwear with suitable grip. If the exercise is undertaken outside, correct clothing is essential. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit enough to participate. If you need to, please consult a medical professional. If you may need medication during the session, e.g. an inhaler, please make sure it is to hand.

If you are exercising alone, it is your own responsibility to make sure it is safe to do so. Great consideration has been given to making these sessions safe but that does also rely upon you taking responsibility for your own safety and wellbeing.

Series 1: Get moving and increase your mobility

In these first four videos Lou discusses the importance of looking after yourself. She focuses on different areas of the body providing simple exercises for you to follow, to increase your mobility and build into your daily routine.

Series 2: Desk to Durable, four week course