Build to Rent operator helps residents prioritise health and wellbeing amid Covid-19 crisis

Moda Living residents - BTR News
Moda Living residents - BTR News

Moda Living, developer, operator and owner of Build to Rent homes has introduced a variety of new wellbeing measures at its Angel Gardens Build to Rent neighbourhood in Manchester. These new initiatives are designed to accommodate people who are self-isolating and to allow residents to adhere to the Government’s social distancing guidance. 

It supports residents to stay active through live workouts streamed online through Instagram, and courtyard workouts where residents can join from their balconies, living room windows, online or in the courtyard while practicing social distancing.

Hero trainer, Laura leading fitness class from Moda Living's Angel Garden's courtyard
Hero trainer, Laura leading fitness class from Moda Living’s Angel Garden’s courtyard

“We’re introducing fun initiatives to ensure that residents are able to enjoy their lives, look after themselves, and live as normally as possible while taking the necessary steps to tackle COVID-19.

In line with the Government’s advice we are doing everything possible to assist residents who are social distancing or having to self-isolate. We all know that this is a difficult and stressful time for everyone, and we all need to do out bit to support each other. 

Johnny Caddick, Managing Director, Moda

Virtual wellbeing workshops will run every Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm covering a range of subjects – anxiety management, health and nutrition, mental health and self-care. The workshops are delivered through their on-site gym partner Hero – a digital wellness company.

Residents workout from their balconies
Residents workout from their balconies

The first HIIT class took place on Saturday 21 March which saw Hero trainer Laura lead the fitness class from the Angel Gardens courtyard. The class was also streamed on Facebook by Manchester’s Finest and 4,000 people tuned in, which included Moda Living residents and people at home. Although a challenging – but uplifting – workout, the class created a massive virtual community in a time when people are required to keep apart.

 “Moda’s vision for a sustainable way of living is underpinned by an especially strong commitment to our local communities at all times. This is even more vital at challenging moments like this, and we believe it is our duty as an operator to do what we can to support and care for all those in our community.”

Johnny Caddick, Managing Director, Moda
Angel Garden's fitness class
Angel Garden’s fitness class

As residents normally have access to a variety of amenities with mental, physical and wellbeing at its core, Moda Living are continuing to support residents in their Build to Rent homes.

They’ve introduced a neighbourhood forum on the MyModa app. It includes a range of topics from general chat to gaming so residents can compete against each other, a channel for sharing Netflix recommendations, Tik-Tok videos, health and wellbeing tips, and a place to access information on support for local business and local advice.