FRAME & BLACK MINDS MATTER
How we're working together
We’re on a mission to get more people moving their bodies in a way that makes them FEEL great.
FRAME was born in 2009 with the simple mantra that getting fit should never feel like a chore and we’ve been putting the FUN back into fitness ever since. We believe in the power of sweet endorphins and the magical effects it can have on our mind and bodies.
Life can be complicated but getting your daily dose of endorphins shouldn’t be. You can show up to a live stream class from virtually anywhere or create your own timetable with our on-demand classes.
At Frame, we’re big believers in working out our mental health just like our physical health, we all have good days and bad days, and finding the right balance of rest and exercise whilst holding down a demanding job and home life can be hard if not impossible. More often than not we don’t all have our s**t together all of the time and that’s OKAY Framer.
We’re teaming up with Black Minds Matter, to offer free weekly fitness classes, to help not only your physical health, but ensure a release of those sweet endorphins to make you feel GREAT. It’s been scientifically proven that moving can not only boost your mood but can also increase your self-esteem and reduce anxiety and stress.
Click below for tips on how to make the most out of your online class, some reasons to work out when you’ve lost your motivation, and a special morning flow yoga that you can do at any time, to help define the rest of your day!
Check out our top tips to maintaining mental health below:
LISTEN TO YOUR BODY
Whatever ups and downs we face, from work stresses to relationship breakdowns to financial worries, it’s fundamental to check in with our body and mind in order to strengthen our coping mechanisms. If you listen to your body and make choices about exercise and nutrition based on your mood and energy levels you will be working with your body, not fighting it.
So if you’re feeling frazzled and you would usually reach for the caffeine just to ‘get through’ a workout, maybe you should be having a rest day, checking in for a calming yoga class or even just working on taking deep restorative breaths to calm your central nervous system down.
STEP AWAY FROM THE SMALL SCREEN
You’ve heard it all before, you don’t really need us to tell you. On the whole small screens don’t make us feel good long term and too much screen time throughout the day can have a negative effect on the quality and quantity of sleep you get. We all know a good night sleep is integral to how we feel the next day so consider unplugging from all screens after 8pm and spend some time IRL with those you love.
Good news for Cinema lovers however (and those with at-home projectors), as light rays in the cinema are projected onto a screen, not your retinas, this will have much less impact on your sleep – plus you can do this with a mate.
VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE
When Dr. Johnson said ‘When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life’ he didn’t have to deal with the Central Line at 8 am or paying 90% of his monthly wage to live in a shoebox. However, there were some pretty heinous sanitation issues and next-level pollution in 1700’s London…
The point is, make the most of where you are right now. It’s easy to wish we were somewhere else but the problem with that is you end up wishing your life away. I’m sure we’d all rather be on a beach in the Amalfi Coast but there’s likely to be some pretty awesome stuff happening on your doorstep, a lot of which won’t cost you a penny. From checking out an art gallery to an autumnal walk with a friend, mixing up from the daily grind often helps get out of your head and into your body and gain a fresh outlook.