Get Active Local
Being physically active is important for our everyday life but we understand at this time you might be finding it difficult to know where to start, what to do or even to find the motivation to get moving.
Physical activity has many benefits, it helps keep us healthy, can improve our mood and relieve stress and anxiety. Even as little as 10 minutes can help. Where you can it is good to try and get some fresh air each day, a short walk or even sometime in the garden can bring many benefits.
This section provides ideas about how to get active from your front door or by traveling a short distance. Please follow all relevant guidance in relation to COVID-19 and social distancing. Use the links below to keep up to date.
Keep checking back as we add more information. If you've got a great idea that works for you, get in touch and let us know. Use our social media platforms or drop us an email using the details in the contact us section.
There are a number of parks and green spaces across the borough, which have space for lots of different activities, with green gyms and children's playgrounds.
Brock Hill Country Park is the largest park in the borough with lots of space and trails to explore, a den building space and a number of art installations to view.
Couch to 5K is a free NHS app to help beginner runners build up gradually to running 5K over the course of 9 weeks.
Walking is a great way to get active and explore your local area. It's completely free and can be done from your front door. If you want to go a bit further, visit our Walking section where you can find a number of short local routes.
Cycling is a great form of exercise as well as a useful method of transport. British Cycling Let's Ride website has a number of different ideas to help you get out and riding. From a local route search function to helpful bike maintenance guide and even tips to help you teach your children how to get started.
You are performing the exercises on and linked from our website at your own risk.
If you are unsure about your ability, it might be wise to start gradually and build up. Also consider discussing any concerns with your GP or other medical professionals.
Make sure to warm up and cool down to prevent injury, alongside staying hydrated.
Stop the exercises immediately if you feel faint or unwell, and if you still feel dizzy or unwell have a rest. Next time try something less strenuous, building up your activity gradually.
Finally, please continue to follow the government's guidance on how to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.