Get Active

Helping you find thousands of low cost and free activities in your local area.

Helping to find the right activity for you

An active lifestyle can improve mental health and wellbeing, tackle loneliness, and even help children perform better at school. 

So we’ve created Get Active to help you access free and low-cost activities, in your local area or from home. 

Helping to find an activity that's right for you

An active lifestyle can improve mental health and wellbeing, tackle loneliness, and even help children perform better at school. 

So we’ve created Get Active to help you access free and low-cost activities, in your local area or from home.   

 

Explore online sessions and apps

Couch to Fitness – Get Fit for Free in 9-weeks with this workout programme for beginners
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Couch to Fitness

Difficulty level

Beginners

Activity type

Online workouts and apps

Cost

Free

Description

Get active from the comfort of your own home with Couch to Fitness by Our Parks. Bit by bit you’ll feel fitter, when you stick to our free fitness programme. It’s amazing what a difference it can make!
Let’s Move with Leon – 12 week programme for people with Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions

Let’s Move with Leon

Difficulty level

Beginners

Activity type

Online workouts and apps

Cost

Free

Description

12 week’s of movement sessions for people with Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions. The Let’s Move with Leon classes are a holistic, full-body programme that will improve strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness. You don’t need any special gear, and there’s no cost. Leon specialises in working with people with arthritis and related conditions and has a fun, motivational and inclusive approach.
Parasports Workouts – Adapted online workouts to follow at your own pace and intensity
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Parasports Workouts

Difficulty level

Beginners

Activity type

Online workouts and apps

Cost

Free

Description

Adapted online workouts to follow at your own pace and intensity. Follow a range of different at home adapted workouts including gentle aerobics, stretching and mobility, strength focus and maintaining agility. These online workouts are easy to access, can be adapted to your own pace and intensity, and are flexible around your daily schedule. Get active whenever suits you!
Go Jauntly – Discover nature-filled walking routes and challenges near you

Go Jauntly

Difficulty level

Beginners

Activity type

Online workouts and apps

Cost

Free

Description

Discover nature-filled walking routes and challenges near you. Tired of the same old routes? Find new walking tours based on your location, with simple photo guides to help you navigate while nifty tips point out things of interest.
Active 10 – Track your steps and active minutes. Take your first steps today!
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Active 10

Difficulty level

Beginners

Activity type

Online workouts and apps

Cost

Free

Description

Did you know walking briskly, even for 1 minute, counts as exercise? A daily brisk walk can give your body a boost, lift your mood and make everyday activities easier. Get started tracking your minutes with this free, anonymous app.
Couch to 5K – Build up to running for 30 mins with this programme for absolute beginners
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Couch to 5K

Difficulty level

Beginners

Activity type

Online workouts and apps

Cost

Free

Description

A running programme for absolute beginners. Couch to 5K has now helped more than 4 million people start running. The app: has a choice of 5 trainers to motivate you; works with your music player; tracks your runs; connects you with other Couch to 5K runners. Couch to 5K can be completed in as little as 9 weeks, or longer if you want to go at your own pace.
10 Minute Shake Up – Get the kids moving with these fun games inspired by Disney characters
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10 Minute Shake Up

Difficulty level

Beginners

Activity type

Family activities

Cost

Free

Description

Get the kids moving with these fun games inspired by some of their favourite Disney characters. These boredom-busting activities will help them reach the 60 active minutes they need every day!
Couch to Family Fit – Enjoy getting fit as a family by following this 4-week fun online programme

Couch to Family Fit

Difficulty level

Beginners

Activity type

Family activities

Cost

Free

Description

Enjoy getting fit as a family from home by following our fun online workouts that are suitable for all levels and ages and flexible to fit into your schedule. You can follow the suggested 4-week programme with 3 sessions per week, or find your own routine. You can repeat a session or a week, whatever works for you and the family! No equipment needed. Suitable for all fitness levels. Videos are not live, so it is flexible to fit into your schedule.
Wheelpower Workouts – Adapted workouts for primary and secondary aged children

Wheelpower Workouts

Difficulty level

Beginners

Activity type

Family activities

Cost

Free

Description

During these workouts, we hope to make exercise fun and exciting, whilst simultaneously working on exercising our upper body muscles, helping to keep us fit and active. You do not need any specialised equipment to take part in these exercises, all the props used in each video will be readily available in every household. Although these classes are aimed at both primary and secondary aged children that doesn’t mean that they can’t be enjoyed by the whole family together, and even your class at school!

Want to add a session?

If you are an activity provider, please visit the Open Sessions website to upload your sessions.

All activities uploaded are discoverable by the thousands of people that search Get Active every month.

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Where to find help

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