Finding an activity locally is a great motivator to build and maintain physical activity in to our daily lives. Staying active in your community is a great way to meet new people and keep yourself involved in what's happening where you live.
The NHS provide some simple ideas to Get fit for free, including playing classic park games with your family such as "Stuck in the Mud" and how to access free Gym passes.
- Start small. Something is better than nothing! Start with 10 minutes and build up gradually.
- Find a buddy. Doing activity with family and friends is much more fun! Local services can also help to connect you.
- Mix it up. Explore and try different activities! This will work your body and mind in lots of ways.
There are so many different types of sessions, activities and events to get involved in locally, it's just a case of finding the right ones for you!
There is a local Physical Activity, Sport and Health Team in each locality across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland and they have created a programme of regular activities to help you become more active. From walking, cycling, pilates, seated exercise, buggy fit and bowls, they will be available to tell you about more specific opportunities near you.
Take a look at our Get Active Search Engine or Events section, where you can search for local clubs, organisations, sessions and events near you. RunTogether Leicester-Shire & Rutland provides a list of local friendly beginner running groups, including Couch to 5k groups. Get active your way!
We've provided some links below, however a simple internet search or looking out for recommendations on social media platforms are a great way to find out what's happening locally.