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Active in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland
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Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Run Together

Run Together is a beginner friendly running initiative offering free group runs within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Activity
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Run Together

Run Together is a beginner friendly running initiative offering free group runs within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Apps
Activity / Organisation

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

One You Active 10

One You Active 10 is an app from Public Health England, helping individuals fit 10 minute bouts of activity, such as brisk walking, into everyday life.

At work
Activity / Organisation

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Being active with a disability
Activity / Organisation

Activity Alliance

The Activity Alliance works to enable organisations to support people with disabilities to be and stay active.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Classfinder

Classfinder,by EMD UK is a search tool for finding local fitness and dance classes. It lists tens of thousands of activities all across the UK. Users can search by their specific abilities, preferences and individual needs.

Exercise Move Dance

Exercise Move Dance are the national body for group exercise and support dance and other classes across the country. They offer a directory of local activities and support people of all ages, abilities and interests.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

ParaDance UK

ParaDance UK aim to develop and promote dance as a sport and an inclusive leisure activity across the country for those who would otherwise be excluded.

Parasport

Parasport enable those with a disability to search for inclusive activities in their local area.

Wheels for All

Wheels for All is an initiative that aims to help those with disabilities and differing needs to engage in cycling. They have numerous centres all over the country with specially adapted bicycles and trained staff.

Condition specific classes
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Conservation and volunteering
Activity / Organisation

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Forestry England

Forestry England offer a number of wide range of opportunities to volunteer across England, including maintenance of walking trails, vegetation management and practical conservation.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

GreenGym

GreenGym, run by TCV (The Community Volunteering), supports volunteers to undertake conservation activities, such as establishing wildlife ponds or planting trees, with an emphasis on health and fitness

The Community Volunteering (TCV)

The Community Volunteering (TCV) charity support people to improve their health and wellbeing by being outdoors, active and connected with others. They have a nationwide network of activities.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Cycling
Activity / Organisation

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Let’s Ride

Let’s Ride organise cycling events for all abilities nationwide in partnership with British Cycling.

Sustrans

Sustrans coordinate the national cycle network and support both cycling and walking nationwide. Their website provides information about cycling routes

Wheels for All

Wheels for All is an initiative that aims to help those with disabilities and differing needs to engage in cycling. They have numerous centres all over the country with specially adapted bicycles and trained staff.

Dance and fitness
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Classfinder

Classfinder,by EMD UK is a search tool for finding local fitness and dance classes. It lists tens of thousands of activities all across the UK. Users can search by their specific abilities, preferences and individual needs.

Exercise Move Dance

Exercise Move Dance are the national body for group exercise and support dance and other classes across the country. They offer a directory of local activities and support people of all ages, abilities and interests.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

ParaDance UK

ParaDance UK aim to develop and promote dance as a sport and an inclusive leisure activity across the country for those who would otherwise be excluded.

Step Change Studios

Step Change Studios is a pioneering company that make dance accessible to everyone, offering opportunities for disabled and non-disabled people to dance.

Disadvantaged communities
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Sporting equals

Sporting equals is a partner organisation of Sport England that promotes physical activity and participation in sport by disadvantaged communities particularly for people in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic populations

Family
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Change4Life

Change4Life is Public Health England’s flagship social marketing programme aimed at tackling obesity and encouraging families with children aged 5-11 to ‘eat well, move more, live longer’

Find your local park.

Use gov.uk/find-your-local-park to find local parks, open spaces and playgrounds.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Park Play

ParkPlay is a free event with fun and games every Saturday in your local park, where we can #MeetMovePlay together. ParkPlay is for everyone; it’s a completely free event and it’s perfect for adults and children alike. There’s no age limit or fitness requirement. Just turn up and there’ll be games and activities everyone can play.

This Girl Can

This Girl Can is a national campaign to help women overcome the fear of judgement that is stopping too many women and girls from being active.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Home exercise
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Active at Home from Public Health England

This 'Active at Home' booklet has been produced to provide practical guidance to older adults on home-based activities to maintain their strength and balance.

Generation Games – Age UK

Generation Games, a regional Age UK programme, hosts videos designed to support home based exercises. This link finds an exercise routine designed for older people. It is suitable for everyone, whatever their ability or fitness level and can be done sitting or standing to help build strength, balance and cardiovascular fitness. A DVD may be available on request

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Later life training

Later life training provide specialist, effective exercise training for health and exercise professionals working with older people, frailer older people and stroke survivors. They have a fantastic network of professionals and loads of resources like seated exercise programmes.

NHS Easy Exercises

Low-impact exercises can improve your health and fitness without harming your joints. NHS Easy Exercises links to popular low-impact activities including ones that can be done at home.

Online strengthening exercises by the CSP

The CSP have developed online physio-approved, accessible strengthening activities that require little space and no expensive equipment or fancy clothing.

Parasport home workouts

Parasport have a range of inclusive home workouts to inspire more people to be active at home.

Jogging
Activity / Organisation

Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K is a free app that has been designed to get individuals off the couch and running in just 9 weeks, with step-by-step instructions.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Goodgym

Goodgym are a communities of runners across the nation who combine activity with doing good deeds such as physical tasks for the community, providing support to isolated older people with social visits and doing one-off tasks

Run Together

Run Together is a beginner friendly running initiative offering free group runs within Leicestershire & Rutland.

RunTogether

RunTogether is an initiative from England Athletics to provide fun, friendly, supportive inclusive

parkrun

Parkrun can be completed by running, jogging or walking. They organise free, weekly, community-based 5km events all over the UK. They are open to everyone, free, safe and easy to take part in. Most courses are suitable for wheelchair users, but it is advised to contact the event organiser beforehand to discuss the accessibility and terrain of the course. You will never finish last, as the tail walker will always finish behind you!

Online
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Online strengthening exercises by the CSP

The CSP have developed online physio-approved, accessible strengthening activities that require little space and no expensive equipment or fancy clothing.

Stronger My Way

Stronger My Way is a campaign by the CSP which provides physio approved, reliable advice to help you maintain and improve your strength

Sport
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

BBC Get Inspired

BBC Get Inspired have an online activity finder to find ways to get active near home as well as tips and stories on how to get going

Back to Netball

Back to Netball is for women of all ages and levels of experience, running throughout England.

Be Inspired

Be Inspired aim to help people get the most out of sporting excitement. They have a range of useful guides to help people get into a huge variety of sports.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Parasport

Parasport enable those with a disability to search for inclusive activities in their local area.

Walking Football

Walking Football support a growing network of walking football clubs across the UK.

Walking netball

Walking netball is a walking pace version of netball aimed at all no matter what age or level of fitness

Walking tennis

Walking Tennis Association is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes an adapted form of Tennis that is more inclusive, easier to learn, and is great fun.

Support
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Activity Alliance

Activity Alliance work to make active lives possible by enabling organisations to support disabled individuals to be and stay active. Their work is centred on research and insight with disabled people as well as engagement with organisations from various sectors.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Change4Life

Change4Life is Public Health England’s flagship social marketing programme aimed at tackling obesity and encouraging families with children aged 5-11 to ‘eat well, move more, live longer’

Find your local park.

Use gov.uk/find-your-local-park to find local parks, open spaces and playgrounds.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Limb Power

LimbPower work to engage amputees and individuals with limb impairments in physical activity, sport and the arts to improve quality of life and aid lifelong rehabilitation.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Online strengthening exercises by the CSP

The CSP have developed online physio-approved, accessible strengthening activities that require little space and no expensive equipment or fancy clothing.

Stronger My Way

Stronger My Way is a campaign by the CSP which provides physio approved, reliable advice to help you maintain and improve your strength

The Limbless Association

The Limbless Association are a leading charity for the limb-loss community, providing a wealth of information and support to their members. They provide assistance regarding legal advice and welfare benefits and co-ordinate a volunteer group of established amputees who offer support and advice to anyone who has had, or is having, an amputation.

Walking
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

British Nordic Walking

British Nordic Walking organise a wide range of Nordic Walking opportunities, from fun events to serious challenges. They have seven instructors who are amputees or healthcare professionals and have adapted their manual to support amputees wishing to get involved, ensuring a better user experience.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Disabled ramblers

Disabled ramblers are a charity that organise rambles across the country for people with limited mobility that use mobility scooters. Their rambles are graded according to difficulty, with lower difficulty rambles suitable for manual wheelchairs.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Nordic Walking UK

Nordic Walking UK coordinate a national network of nordic walking groups, instructors and events

Ramblers

Ramblers are a long-established walking organisation who support walking for health and have a large catalogue of walking opportunities around the UK as well as opportunities to volunteer to support other walkers. Their website has advice for those with limited mobility and wheelchair users.

Run Together

Run Together is a beginner friendly running initiative offering free group runs within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Sustrans

Sustrans coordinate the national cycle network and support both cycling and walking nationwide. Their website provides information about cycling routes

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Walking for Health

Walking for health is England’s largest network of short health walks over easy terrain supported by a large network of volunteers.

Walkit

Walkit is a website supporting active travel with a routefinder delivering local walking routes across a number of major cities in the UK

parkrun

Parkrun can be completed by running, jogging or walking. They organise free, weekly, community-based 5km events all over the UK. They are open to everyone, free, safe and easy to take part in. Most courses are suitable for wheelchair users, but it is advised to contact the event organiser beforehand to discuss the accessibility and terrain of the course. You will never finish last, as the tail walker will always finish behind you!

Anxiety
Type
Active in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Run Together

Run Together is a beginner friendly running initiative offering free group runs within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Activity
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Run Together

Run Together is a beginner friendly running initiative offering free group runs within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Apps
Activity / Organisation

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

One You Active 10

One You Active 10 is an app from Public Health England, helping individuals fit 10 minute bouts of activity, such as brisk walking, into everyday life.

At work
Activity / Organisation

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Being active with a disability
Activity / Organisation

Activity Alliance

The Activity Alliance works to enable organisations to support people with disabilities to be and stay active.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Classfinder

Classfinder,by EMD UK is a search tool for finding local fitness and dance classes. It lists tens of thousands of activities all across the UK. Users can search by their specific abilities, preferences and individual needs.

Exercise Move Dance

Exercise Move Dance are the national body for group exercise and support dance and other classes across the country. They offer a directory of local activities and support people of all ages, abilities and interests.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

ParaDance UK

ParaDance UK aim to develop and promote dance as a sport and an inclusive leisure activity across the country for those who would otherwise be excluded.

Parasport

Parasport enable those with a disability to search for inclusive activities in their local area.

Wheels for All

Wheels for All is an initiative that aims to help those with disabilities and differing needs to engage in cycling. They have numerous centres all over the country with specially adapted bicycles and trained staff.

Condition specific classes
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Mental Health Swims

Mental Health Swims is an award-winning, mental health peer support community. We host free, safe and inclusive swim meet ups nationwide.

Conservation and volunteering
Activity / Organisation

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Forestry England

Forestry England offer a number of wide range of opportunities to volunteer across England, including maintenance of walking trails, vegetation management and practical conservation.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

GreenGym

GreenGym, run by TCV (The Community Volunteering), supports volunteers to undertake conservation activities, such as establishing wildlife ponds or planting trees, with an emphasis on health and fitness

The Community Volunteering (TCV)

The Community Volunteering (TCV) charity support people to improve their health and wellbeing by being outdoors, active and connected with others. They have a nationwide network of activities.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Cycling
Activity / Organisation

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Let’s Ride

Let’s Ride organise cycling events for all abilities nationwide in partnership with British Cycling.

Sustrans

Sustrans coordinate the national cycle network and support both cycling and walking nationwide. Their website provides information about cycling routes

Wheels for All

Wheels for All is an initiative that aims to help those with disabilities and differing needs to engage in cycling. They have numerous centres all over the country with specially adapted bicycles and trained staff.

Dance and fitness
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Classfinder

Classfinder,by EMD UK is a search tool for finding local fitness and dance classes. It lists tens of thousands of activities all across the UK. Users can search by their specific abilities, preferences and individual needs.

Exercise Move Dance

Exercise Move Dance are the national body for group exercise and support dance and other classes across the country. They offer a directory of local activities and support people of all ages, abilities and interests.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

ParaDance UK

ParaDance UK aim to develop and promote dance as a sport and an inclusive leisure activity across the country for those who would otherwise be excluded.

Disadvantaged communities
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Family
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Change4Life

Change4Life is Public Health England’s flagship social marketing programme aimed at tackling obesity and encouraging families with children aged 5-11 to ‘eat well, move more, live longer’

Find your local park.

Use gov.uk/find-your-local-park to find local parks, open spaces and playgrounds.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Park Play

ParkPlay is a free event with fun and games every Saturday in your local park, where we can #MeetMovePlay together. ParkPlay is for everyone; it’s a completely free event and it’s perfect for adults and children alike. There’s no age limit or fitness requirement. Just turn up and there’ll be games and activities everyone can play.

This Girl Can

This Girl Can is a national campaign to help women overcome the fear of judgement that is stopping too many women and girls from being active.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Home exercise
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Active at Home from Public Health England

This 'Active at Home' booklet has been produced to provide practical guidance to older adults on home-based activities to maintain their strength and balance.

Generation Games – Age UK

Generation Games, a regional Age UK programme, hosts videos designed to support home based exercises. This link finds an exercise routine designed for older people. It is suitable for everyone, whatever their ability or fitness level and can be done sitting or standing to help build strength, balance and cardiovascular fitness. A DVD may be available on request

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Later life training

Later life training provide specialist, effective exercise training for health and exercise professionals working with older people, frailer older people and stroke survivors. They have a fantastic network of professionals and loads of resources like seated exercise programmes.

NHS Easy Exercises

Low-impact exercises can improve your health and fitness without harming your joints. NHS Easy Exercises links to popular low-impact activities including ones that can be done at home.

Online strengthening exercises by the CSP

The CSP have developed online physio-approved, accessible strengthening activities that require little space and no expensive equipment or fancy clothing.

Parasport home workouts

Parasport have a range of inclusive home workouts to inspire more people to be active at home.

Yoga with Adriene

Adriene publishes free Yoga Videos and has a library of over 500 free videos and growing.

Jogging
Activity / Organisation

Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K is a free app that has been designed to get individuals off the couch and running in just 9 weeks, with step-by-step instructions.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Goodgym

Goodgym are a communities of runners across the nation who combine activity with doing good deeds such as physical tasks for the community, providing support to isolated older people with social visits and doing one-off tasks

Parkrun

Parkrun organise free, weekly, community based 5km runs all over the UK. They are open to everyone, free, safe and easy to take part in.

Run Talk Run

Run Talk Run is a weekly 5km gentle jog, and Walk Talk Walk is a weekly walk, both as a safe space to talk about how you are feeling, whilst being active.

Run Together

Run Together is a beginner friendly running initiative offering free group runs within Leicestershire & Rutland.

RunTogether

RunTogether is an initiative from England Athletics to provide fun, friendly, supportive inclusive

Online
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Online strengthening exercises by the CSP

The CSP have developed online physio-approved, accessible strengthening activities that require little space and no expensive equipment or fancy clothing.

Stronger My Way

Stronger My Way is a campaign by the CSP which provides physio approved, reliable advice to help you maintain and improve your strength

Yoga with Adriene

Adriene publishes free Yoga Videos and has a library of over 500 free videos and growing.

Sport
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

BBC Get Inspired

BBC Get Inspired have an online activity finder to find ways to get active near home as well as tips and stories on how to get going

Back to Netball

Back to Netball is for women of all ages and levels of experience, running throughout England.

Be Inspired

Be Inspired aim to help people get the most out of sporting excitement. They have a range of useful guides to help people get into a huge variety of sports.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Mental Health Swims

Mental Health Swims is an award-winning, mental health peer support community. We host free, safe and inclusive swim meet ups nationwide.

Parasport

Parasport enable those with a disability to search for inclusive activities in their local area.

Walking Football

Walking Football support a growing network of walking football clubs across the UK.

Walking hockey

Walking hockey is designed to help people keep an active lifestyle regardless of age, health and ability.

Walking netball

Walking netball is a walking pace version of netball aimed at all no matter what age or level of fitness

Walking tennis

Walking Tennis Association is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes an adapted form of Tennis that is more inclusive, easier to learn, and is great fun.

Support
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK is a UK charity for those affected by anxiety disorders. It is a user-led organisation, run by sufferers and ex-sufferers of anxiety disorders. There is a section dedicated to young people with information about various anxiety disorders. Anxiety UK has a daytime helpline (charged at standard landline rates) and an email information service.

Change4Life

Change4Life is Public Health England’s flagship social marketing programme aimed at tackling obesity and encouraging families with children aged 5-11 to ‘eat well, move more, live longer’

Find your local park.

Use gov.uk/find-your-local-park to find local parks, open spaces and playgrounds.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Mental Health Swims

Mental Health Swims is an award-winning, mental health peer support community. We host free, safe and inclusive swim meet ups nationwide.

Online strengthening exercises by the CSP

The CSP have developed online physio-approved, accessible strengthening activities that require little space and no expensive equipment or fancy clothing.

Rethink mental illness

Rethink mental illness improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through their network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning.

Run Talk Run

Run Talk Run is a weekly 5km gentle jog, and Walk Talk Walk is a weekly walk, both as a safe space to talk about how you are feeling, whilst being active.

Stronger My Way

Stronger My Way is a campaign by the CSP which provides physio approved, reliable advice to help you maintain and improve your strength

Walking
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Nordic Walking UK

Nordic Walking UK coordinate a national network of nordic walking groups, instructors and events

Ramblers

Ramblers are a long established walking organisation who support walking for health and have a large catalogue of walking opportunities around the UK as well as opportunities to volunteer to support other walkers

Run Talk Run

Run Talk Run is a weekly 5km gentle jog, and Walk Talk Walk is a weekly walk, both as a safe space to talk about how you are feeling, whilst being active.

Run Together

Run Together is a beginner friendly running initiative offering free group runs within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Sustrans

Sustrans coordinate the national cycle network and support both cycling and walking nationwide. Their website provides information about cycling routes

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Walking for Health

Walking for health is England’s largest network of short health walks over easy terrain supported by a large network of volunteers.

Walkit

Walkit is a website supporting active travel with a routefinder delivering local walking routes across a number of major cities in the UK

COPD
Type
Active in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Run Together

Run Together is a beginner friendly running initiative offering free group runs within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Steady Steps

Steady Steps is a 24-week programme tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling and is designed to help improve balance and stability.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Activity
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Run Together

Run Together is a beginner friendly running initiative offering free group runs within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Steady Steps

Steady Steps is a 24-week programme tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling and is designed to help improve balance and stability.

Apps
Activity / Organisation

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

One You Active 10

One You Active 10 is an app from Public Health England, helping individuals fit 10 minute bouts of activity, such as brisk walking, into everyday life.

At work
Activity / Organisation

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Being active with a disability
Activity / Organisation

Activity Alliance

The Activity Alliance works to enable organisations to support people with disabilities to be and stay active.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Classfinder

Classfinder,by EMD UK is a search tool for finding local fitness and dance classes. It lists tens of thousands of activities all across the UK. Users can search by their specific abilities, preferences and individual needs.

Exercise Move Dance

Exercise Move Dance are the national body for group exercise and support dance and other classes across the country. They offer a directory of local activities and support people of all ages, abilities and interests.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

ParaDance UK

ParaDance UK aim to develop and promote dance as a sport and an inclusive leisure activity across the country for those who would otherwise be excluded.

Parasport

Parasport enable those with a disability to search for inclusive activities in their local area.

Steady Steps

Steady Steps is a 24-week programme tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling and is designed to help improve balance and stability.

Wheels for All

Wheels for All is an initiative that aims to help those with disabilities and differing needs to engage in cycling. They have numerous centres all over the country with specially adapted bicycles and trained staff.

Condition specific classes
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Steady Steps

Steady Steps is a 24-week programme tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling and is designed to help improve balance and stability.

Conservation and volunteering
Activity / Organisation

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Forestry England

Forestry England offer a number of wide range of opportunities to volunteer across England, including maintenance of walking trails, vegetation management and practical conservation.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

GreenGym

GreenGym, run by TCV (The Community Volunteering), supports volunteers to undertake conservation activities, such as establishing wildlife ponds or planting trees, with an emphasis on health and fitness

The Community Volunteering (TCV)

The Community Volunteering (TCV) charity support people to improve their health and wellbeing by being outdoors, active and connected with others. They have a nationwide network of activities.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Cycling
Activity / Organisation

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Let’s Ride

Let’s Ride organise cycling events for all abilities nationwide in partnership with British Cycling.

Sustrans

Sustrans coordinate the national cycle network and support both cycling and walking nationwide. Their website provides information about cycling routes

Wheels for All

Wheels for All is an initiative that aims to help those with disabilities and differing needs to engage in cycling. They have numerous centres all over the country with specially adapted bicycles and trained staff.

Dance and fitness
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Classfinder

Classfinder,by EMD UK is a search tool for finding local fitness and dance classes. It lists tens of thousands of activities all across the UK. Users can search by their specific abilities, preferences and individual needs.

Exercise Move Dance

Exercise Move Dance are the national body for group exercise and support dance and other classes across the country. They offer a directory of local activities and support people of all ages, abilities and interests.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

ParaDance UK

ParaDance UK aim to develop and promote dance as a sport and an inclusive leisure activity across the country for those who would otherwise be excluded.

Step Change Studios

Step Change Studios is a pioneering company that make dance accessible to everyone, offering opportunities for disabled and non-disabled people to dance.

Disadvantaged communities
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Sporting equals

Sporting equals is a partner organisation of Sport England that promotes physical activity and participation in sport by disadvantaged communities particularly for people in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic populations

Family
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Change4Life

Change4Life is Public Health England’s flagship social marketing programme aimed at tackling obesity and encouraging families with children aged 5-11 to ‘eat well, move more, live longer’

Find your local park.

Use gov.uk/find-your-local-park to find local parks, open spaces and playgrounds.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Park Play

ParkPlay is a free event with fun and games every Saturday in your local park, where we can #MeetMovePlay together. ParkPlay is for everyone; it’s a completely free event and it’s perfect for adults and children alike. There’s no age limit or fitness requirement. Just turn up and there’ll be games and activities everyone can play.

This Girl Can

This Girl Can is a national campaign to help women overcome the fear of judgement that is stopping too many women and girls from being active.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Home exercise
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Active at Home from Public Health England

This 'Active at Home' booklet has been produced to provide practical guidance to older adults on home-based activities to maintain their strength and balance.

Generation Games – Age UK

Generation Games, a regional Age UK programme, hosts videos designed to support home based exercises. This link finds an exercise routine designed for older people. It is suitable for everyone, whatever their ability or fitness level and can be done sitting or standing to help build strength, balance and cardiovascular fitness. A DVD may be available on request

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Later life training

Later life training provide specialist, effective exercise training for health and exercise professionals working with older people, frailer older people and stroke survivors. They have a fantastic network of professionals and loads of resources like seated exercise programmes.

NHS Easy Exercises

Low-impact exercises can improve your health and fitness without harming your joints. NHS Easy Exercises links to popular low-impact activities including ones that can be done at home.

Online strengthening exercises by the CSP

The CSP have developed online physio-approved, accessible strengthening activities that require little space and no expensive equipment or fancy clothing.

Parasport home workouts

Parasport have a range of inclusive home workouts to inspire more people to be active at home.

Jogging
Activity / Organisation

Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K is a free app that has been designed to get individuals off the couch and running in just 9 weeks, with step-by-step instructions.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Goodgym

Goodgym are a communities of runners across the nation who combine activity with doing good deeds such as physical tasks for the community, providing support to isolated older people with social visits and doing one-off tasks

Parkrun

Parkrun organise free, weekly, community based 5km runs all over the UK. They are open to everyone, free, safe and easy to take part in.

Run Together

Run Together is a beginner friendly running initiative offering free group runs within Leicestershire & Rutland.

RunTogether

RunTogether is an initiative from England Athletics to provide fun, friendly, supportive inclusive

Online
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Online strengthening exercises by the CSP

The CSP have developed online physio-approved, accessible strengthening activities that require little space and no expensive equipment or fancy clothing.

Stronger My Way

Stronger My Way is a campaign by the CSP which provides physio approved, reliable advice to help you maintain and improve your strength

Sport
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

BBC Get Inspired

BBC Get Inspired have an online activity finder to find ways to get active near home as well as tips and stories on how to get going

Back to Netball

Back to Netball is for women of all ages and levels of experience, running throughout England.

Be Inspired

Be Inspired aim to help people get the most out of sporting excitement. They have a range of useful guides to help people get into a huge variety of sports.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Parasport

Parasport enable those with a disability to search for inclusive activities in their local area.

Walking Football

Walking Football support a growing network of walking football clubs across the UK.

Walking hockey

Walking hockey is designed to help people keep an active lifestyle regardless of age, health and ability.

Walking netball

Walking netball is a walking pace version of netball aimed at all no matter what age or level of fitness

Walking tennis

Walking Tennis Association is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes an adapted form of Tennis that is more inclusive, easier to learn, and is great fun.

Support
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Beyond Every Limit

Beyond Every Limit is an inspirational film by Philipe Poncet who challenged himself to rid Col du Lautaret after being diagnosed with stage 4 COPD.

British Lung Foundation

British Lung Foundation have information to find support and local Breath Easy Groups in your local area.

Change4Life

Change4Life is Public Health England’s flagship social marketing programme aimed at tackling obesity and encouraging families with children aged 5-11 to ‘eat well, move more, live longer’

Find your local park.

Use gov.uk/find-your-local-park to find local parks, open spaces and playgrounds.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Online strengthening exercises by the CSP

The CSP have developed online physio-approved, accessible strengthening activities that require little space and no expensive equipment or fancy clothing.

Stronger My Way

Stronger My Way is a campaign by the CSP which provides physio approved, reliable advice to help you maintain and improve your strength

Walking
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Nordic Walking UK

Nordic Walking UK coordinate a national network of nordic walking groups, instructors and events

Ramblers

Ramblers are a long established walking organisation who support walking for health and have a large catalogue of walking opportunities around the UK as well as opportunities to volunteer to support other walkers

Run Together

Run Together is a beginner friendly running initiative offering free group runs within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Sustrans

Sustrans coordinate the national cycle network and support both cycling and walking nationwide. Their website provides information about cycling routes

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Walking for Health

Walking for health is England’s largest network of short health walks over easy terrain supported by a large network of volunteers.

Walkit

Walkit is a website supporting active travel with a routefinder delivering local walking routes across a number of major cities in the UK

Dementia
Type
Active in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Run Together

Run Together is a beginner friendly running initiative offering free group runs within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Activity
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Run Together

Run Together is a beginner friendly running initiative offering free group runs within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Apps
Activity / Organisation

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

One You Active 10

One You Active 10 is an app from Public Health England, helping individuals fit 10 minute bouts of activity, such as brisk walking, into everyday life.

At work
Activity / Organisation

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Being active with a disability
Activity / Organisation

Activity Alliance

The Activity Alliance works to enable organisations to support people with disabilities to be and stay active.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Classfinder

Classfinder,by EMD UK is a search tool for finding local fitness and dance classes. It lists tens of thousands of activities all across the UK. Users can search by their specific abilities, preferences and individual needs.

Exercise Move Dance

Exercise Move Dance are the national body for group exercise and support dance and other classes across the country. They offer a directory of local activities and support people of all ages, abilities and interests.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

ParaDance UK

ParaDance UK aim to develop and promote dance as a sport and an inclusive leisure activity across the country for those who would otherwise be excluded.

Parasport

Parasport enable those with a disability to search for inclusive activities in their local area.

Wheels for All

Wheels for All is an initiative that aims to help those with disabilities and differing needs to engage in cycling. They have numerous centres all over the country with specially adapted bicycles and trained staff.

Condition specific classes
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Conservation and volunteering
Activity / Organisation

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Forestry England

Forestry England offer a number of wide range of opportunities to volunteer across England, including maintenance of walking trails, vegetation management and practical conservation.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

GreenGym

GreenGym, run by TCV (The Community Volunteering), supports volunteers to undertake conservation activities, such as establishing wildlife ponds or planting trees, with an emphasis on health and fitness

The Community Volunteering (TCV)

The Community Volunteering (TCV) charity support people to improve their health and wellbeing by being outdoors, active and connected with others. They have a nationwide network of activities.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Cycling
Activity / Organisation

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Let’s Ride

Let’s Ride organise cycling events for all abilities nationwide in partnership with British Cycling.

Sustrans

Sustrans coordinate the national cycle network and support both cycling and walking nationwide. Their website provides information about cycling routes

Wheels for All

Wheels for All is an initiative that aims to help those with disabilities and differing needs to engage in cycling. They have numerous centres all over the country with specially adapted bicycles and trained staff.

Dance and fitness
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Classfinder

Classfinder,by EMD UK is a search tool for finding local fitness and dance classes. It lists tens of thousands of activities all across the UK. Users can search by their specific abilities, preferences and individual needs.

Exercise Move Dance

Exercise Move Dance are the national body for group exercise and support dance and other classes across the country. They offer a directory of local activities and support people of all ages, abilities and interests.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

ParaDance UK

ParaDance UK aim to develop and promote dance as a sport and an inclusive leisure activity across the country for those who would otherwise be excluded.

Step Change Studios

Step Change Studios is a pioneering company that make dance accessible to everyone, offering opportunities for disabled and non-disabled people to dance.

Disadvantaged communities
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Sporting equals

Sporting equals is a partner organisation of Sport England that promotes physical activity and participation in sport by disadvantaged communities particularly for people in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic populations

Family
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Change4Life

Change4Life is Public Health England’s flagship social marketing programme aimed at tackling obesity and encouraging families with children aged 5-11 to ‘eat well, move more, live longer’

Find your local park.

Use gov.uk/find-your-local-park to find local parks, open spaces and playgrounds.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

This Girl Can

This Girl Can is a national campaign to help women overcome the fear of judgement that is stopping too many women and girls from being active.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Home exercise
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Active at Home from Public Health England

This 'Active at Home' booklet has been produced to provide practical guidance to older adults on home-based activities to maintain their strength and balance.

Generation Games – Age UK

Generation Games, a regional Age UK programme, hosts videos designed to support home based exercises. This link finds an exercise routine designed for older people. It is suitable for everyone, whatever their ability or fitness level and can be done sitting or standing to help build strength, balance and cardiovascular fitness. A DVD may be available on request

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Later life training

Later life training provide specialist, effective exercise training for health and exercise professionals working with older people, frailer older people and stroke survivors. They have a fantastic network of professionals and loads of resources like seated exercise programmes.

NHS Easy Exercises

Low-impact exercises can improve your health and fitness without harming your joints. NHS Easy Exercises links to popular low-impact activities including ones that can be done at home.

Online strengthening exercises by the CSP

The CSP have developed online physio-approved, accessible strengthening activities that require little space and no expensive equipment or fancy clothing.

Jogging
Activity / Organisation

Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K is a free app that has been designed to get individuals off the couch and running in just 9 weeks, with step-by-step instructions.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Goodgym

Goodgym are a communities of runners across the nation who combine activity with doing good deeds such as physical tasks for the community, providing support to isolated older people with social visits and doing one-off tasks

Parkrun

Parkrun organise free, weekly, community based 5km runs all over the UK. They are open to everyone, free, safe and easy to take part in.

Run Together

Run Together is a beginner friendly running initiative offering free group runs within Leicestershire & Rutland.

RunTogether

RunTogether is an initiative from England Athletics to provide fun, friendly, supportive inclusive

Online
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Online strengthening exercises by the CSP

The CSP have developed online physio-approved, accessible strengthening activities that require little space and no expensive equipment or fancy clothing.

Stronger My Way

Stronger My Way is a campaign by the CSP which provides physio approved, reliable advice to help you maintain and improve your strength

Sport
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

BBC Get Inspired

BBC Get Inspired have an online activity finder to find ways to get active near home as well as tips and stories on how to get going

Back to Netball

Back to Netball is for women of all ages and levels of experience, running throughout England.

Be Inspired

Be Inspired aim to help people get the most out of sporting excitement. They have a range of useful guides to help people get into a huge variety of sports.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Parasport

Parasport enable those with a disability to search for inclusive activities in their local area.

Swim England-Swimming with health conditions

The health team at Swim England have been working closely with medical professionals to identify how swimming can help manage and treat symptoms for a range of health conditions.

Walking Football

Walking Football support a growing network of walking football clubs across the UK.

Walking hockey

Walking hockey is designed to help people keep an active lifestyle regardless of age, health and ability.

Walking netball

Walking netball is a walking pace version of netball aimed at all no matter what age or level of fitness

Walking tennis

Walking Tennis Association is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes an adapted form of Tennis that is more inclusive, easier to learn, and is great fun.

Support
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK

Age UK are a source of information for classes and local events to help you get more active.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Change4Life

Change4Life is Public Health England’s flagship social marketing programme aimed at tackling obesity and encouraging families with children aged 5-11 to ‘eat well, move more, live longer’

Find your local park.

Use gov.uk/find-your-local-park to find local parks, open spaces and playgrounds.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Online strengthening exercises by the CSP

The CSP have developed online physio-approved, accessible strengthening activities that require little space and no expensive equipment or fancy clothing.

Stronger My Way

Stronger My Way is a campaign by the CSP which provides physio approved, reliable advice to help you maintain and improve your strength

Swim England-Swimming with health conditions

The health team at Swim England have been working closely with medical professionals to identify how swimming can help manage and treat symptoms for a range of health conditions.

We Are Undefeatable

“We Are Undefeatable” is a national campaign by 15 leading health and social care charities to inspire and support people with long-term health conditions to build physical activity into their lives, in a way that suits them.

Walking
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Nordic Walking UK

Nordic Walking UK coordinate a national network of nordic walking groups, instructors and events

Ramblers

Ramblers are a long established walking organisation who support walking for health and have a large catalogue of walking opportunities around the UK as well as opportunities to volunteer to support other walkers

Run Together

Run Together is a beginner friendly running initiative offering free group runs within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Sustrans

Sustrans coordinate the national cycle network and support both cycling and walking nationwide. Their website provides information about cycling routes

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Walking for Health

Walking for health is England’s largest network of short health walks over easy terrain supported by a large network of volunteers.

Walkit

Walkit is a website supporting active travel with a routefinder delivering local walking routes across a number of major cities in the UK

Depression
Type
Active in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Run Together

Run Together is a beginner friendly running initiative offering free group runs within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Activity
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Run Together

Run Together is a beginner friendly running initiative offering free group runs within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Apps
Activity / Organisation

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

One You Active 10

One You Active 10 is an app from Public Health England, helping individuals fit 10 minute bouts of activity, such as brisk walking, into everyday life.

At work
Activity / Organisation

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Being active with a disability
Activity / Organisation

Activity Alliance

The Activity Alliance works to enable organisations to support people with disabilities to be and stay active.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Classfinder

Classfinder,by EMD UK is a search tool for finding local fitness and dance classes. It lists tens of thousands of activities all across the UK. Users can search by their specific abilities, preferences and individual needs.

Exercise Move Dance

Exercise Move Dance are the national body for group exercise and support dance and other classes across the country. They offer a directory of local activities and support people of all ages, abilities and interests.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Mind

Mind offer specially designed programmes to help people with mental health problems to become physically active in their local community. They also have a physical activity toolkit you can download.

ParaDance UK

ParaDance UK aim to develop and promote dance as a sport and an inclusive leisure activity across the country for those who would otherwise be excluded.

Parasport

Parasport enable those with a disability to search for inclusive activities in their local area.

Wheels for All

Wheels for All is an initiative that aims to help those with disabilities and differing needs to engage in cycling. They have numerous centres all over the country with specially adapted bicycles and trained staff.

Condition specific classes
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Mental Health Swims

Mental Health Swims is an award-winning, mental health peer support community. We host free, safe and inclusive swim meet ups nationwide.

Conservation and volunteering
Activity / Organisation

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Forestry England

Forestry England offer a number of wide range of opportunities to volunteer across England, including maintenance of walking trails, vegetation management and practical conservation.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

GreenGym

GreenGym, run by TCV (The Community Volunteering), supports volunteers to undertake conservation activities, such as establishing wildlife ponds or planting trees, with an emphasis on health and fitness

The Community Volunteering (TCV)

The Community Volunteering (TCV) charity support people to improve their health and wellbeing by being outdoors, active and connected with others. They have a nationwide network of activities.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Cycling
Activity / Organisation

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Let’s Ride

Let’s Ride organise cycling events for all abilities nationwide in partnership with British Cycling.

Sustrans

Sustrans coordinate the national cycle network and support both cycling and walking nationwide. Their website provides information about cycling routes

Wheels for All

Wheels for All is an initiative that aims to help those with disabilities and differing needs to engage in cycling. They have numerous centres all over the country with specially adapted bicycles and trained staff.

Dance and fitness
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Classfinder

Classfinder,by EMD UK is a search tool for finding local fitness and dance classes. It lists tens of thousands of activities all across the UK. Users can search by their specific abilities, preferences and individual needs.

Exercise Move Dance

Exercise Move Dance are the national body for group exercise and support dance and other classes across the country. They offer a directory of local activities and support people of all ages, abilities and interests.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

ParaDance UK

ParaDance UK aim to develop and promote dance as a sport and an inclusive leisure activity across the country for those who would otherwise be excluded.

Step Change Studios

Step Change Studios is a pioneering company that make dance accessible to everyone, offering opportunities for disabled and non-disabled people to dance.

Disadvantaged communities
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Sporting equals

Sporting equals is a partner organisation of Sport England that promotes physical activity and participation in sport by disadvantaged communities particularly for people in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic populations

Family
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Change4Life

Change4Life is Public Health England’s flagship social marketing programme aimed at tackling obesity and encouraging families with children aged 5-11 to ‘eat well, move more, live longer’

Find your local park.

Use gov.uk/find-your-local-park to find local parks, open spaces and playgrounds.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Park Play

ParkPlay is a free event with fun and games every Saturday in your local park, where we can #MeetMovePlay together. ParkPlay is for everyone; it’s a completely free event and it’s perfect for adults and children alike. There’s no age limit or fitness requirement. Just turn up and there’ll be games and activities everyone can play.

This Girl Can

This Girl Can is a national campaign to help women overcome the fear of judgement that is stopping too many women and girls from being active.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Home exercise
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Active at Home from Public Health England

This 'Active at Home' booklet has been produced to provide practical guidance to older adults on home-based activities to maintain their strength and balance.

Generation Games – Age UK

Generation Games, a regional Age UK programme, hosts videos designed to support home based exercises. This link finds an exercise routine designed for older people. It is suitable for everyone, whatever their ability or fitness level and can be done sitting or standing to help build strength, balance and cardiovascular fitness. A DVD may be available on request

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Later life training

Later life training provide specialist, effective exercise training for health and exercise professionals working with older people, frailer older people and stroke survivors. They have a fantastic network of professionals and loads of resources like seated exercise programmes.

NHS Easy Exercises

Low-impact exercises can improve your health and fitness without harming your joints. NHS Easy Exercises links to popular low-impact activities including ones that can be done at home.

Online strengthening exercises by the CSP

The CSP have developed online physio-approved, accessible strengthening activities that require little space and no expensive equipment or fancy clothing.

Parasport home workouts

Parasport have a range of inclusive home workouts to inspire more people to be active at home.

Jogging
Activity / Organisation

Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K is a free app that has been designed to get individuals off the couch and running in just 9 weeks, with step-by-step instructions.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Goodgym

Goodgym are a communities of runners across the nation who combine activity with doing good deeds such as physical tasks for the community, providing support to isolated older people with social visits and doing one-off tasks

Parkrun

Parkrun organise free, weekly, community based 5km runs all over the UK. They are open to everyone, free, safe and easy to take part in.

Run Talk Run

Run Talk Run is a weekly 5km gentle jog, and Walk Talk Walk is a weekly walk, both as a safe space to talk about how you are feeling, whilst being active.

Run Together

Run Together is a beginner friendly running initiative offering free group runs within Leicestershire & Rutland.

RunTogether

RunTogether is an initiative from England Athletics to provide fun, friendly, supportive inclusive

Online
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Online strengthening exercises by the CSP

The CSP have developed online physio-approved, accessible strengthening activities that require little space and no expensive equipment or fancy clothing.

Stronger My Way

Stronger My Way is a campaign by the CSP which provides physio approved, reliable advice to help you maintain and improve your strength

Sport
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

BBC Get Inspired

BBC Get Inspired have an online activity finder to find ways to get active near home as well as tips and stories on how to get going

Back to Netball

Back to Netball is for women of all ages and levels of experience, running throughout England.

Be Inspired

Be Inspired aim to help people get the most out of sporting excitement. They have a range of useful guides to help people get into a huge variety of sports.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Mental Health Swims

Mental Health Swims is an award-winning, mental health peer support community. We host free, safe and inclusive swim meet ups nationwide.

Parasport

Parasport enable those with a disability to search for inclusive activities in their local area.

Swim England-Swimming with health conditions

The health team at Swim England have been working closely with medical professionals to identify how swimming can help manage and treat symptoms for a range of health conditions.

Walking Football

Walking Football support a growing network of walking football clubs across the UK.

Walking hockey

Walking hockey is designed to help people keep an active lifestyle regardless of age, health and ability.

Walking netball

Walking netball is a walking pace version of netball aimed at all no matter what age or level of fitness

Walking tennis

Walking Tennis Association is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes an adapted form of Tennis that is more inclusive, easier to learn, and is great fun.

Support
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Change4Life

Change4Life is Public Health England’s flagship social marketing programme aimed at tackling obesity and encouraging families with children aged 5-11 to ‘eat well, move more, live longer’

Elefriends

Elefriends is a supportive online community, offering support on how to get physically active.

Find your local park.

Use gov.uk/find-your-local-park to find local parks, open spaces and playgrounds.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Get set to go

“Get Set to Go” is a project funded by Mind, Sport England and the National Lottery. They support people with mental health problems to get physically active in their local communities.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Mental Health Swims

Mental Health Swims is an award-winning, mental health peer support community. We host free, safe and inclusive swim meet ups nationwide.

Mind

Mind offer specially designed programmes to help people with mental health problems to become physically active in their local community. They also have a physical activity toolkit you can download.

Online strengthening exercises by the CSP

The CSP have developed online physio-approved, accessible strengthening activities that require little space and no expensive equipment or fancy clothing.

Run Talk Run

Run Talk Run is a weekly 5km gentle jog, and Walk Talk Walk is a weekly walk, both as a safe space to talk about how you are feeling, whilst being active.

Stronger My Way

Stronger My Way is a campaign by the CSP which provides physio approved, reliable advice to help you maintain and improve your strength

Swim England-Swimming with health conditions

The health team at Swim England have been working closely with medical professionals to identify how swimming can help manage and treat symptoms for a range of health conditions.

Walking
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Nordic Walking UK

Nordic Walking UK coordinate a national network of nordic walking groups, instructors and events

Ramblers

Ramblers are a long established walking organisation who support walking for health and have a large catalogue of walking opportunities around the UK as well as opportunities to volunteer to support other walkers

Run Talk Run

Run Talk Run is a weekly 5km gentle jog, and Walk Talk Walk is a weekly walk, both as a safe space to talk about how you are feeling, whilst being active.

Run Together

Run Together is a beginner friendly running initiative offering free group runs within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Sustrans

Sustrans coordinate the national cycle network and support both cycling and walking nationwide. Their website provides information about cycling routes

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Walking for Health

Walking for health is England’s largest network of short health walks over easy terrain supported by a large network of volunteers.

Walkit

Walkit is a website supporting active travel with a routefinder delivering local walking routes across a number of major cities in the UK

Falls and Frailty
Type
Active in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Steady Steps

Steady Steps is a 24-week programme tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling and is designed to help improve balance and stability.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Activity
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Steady Steps

Steady Steps is a 24-week programme tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling and is designed to help improve balance and stability.

Apps
Activity / Organisation

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

One You Active 10

One You Active 10 is an app from Public Health England, helping individuals fit 10 minute bouts of activity, such as brisk walking, into everyday life.

At work
Activity / Organisation

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Being active with a disability
Activity / Organisation

Activity Alliance

The Activity Alliance works to enable organisations to support people with disabilities to be and stay active.

Classfinder

Classfinder,by EMD UK is a search tool for finding local fitness and dance classes. It lists tens of thousands of activities all across the UK. Users can search by their specific abilities, preferences and individual needs.

Exercise Move Dance

Exercise Move Dance are the national body for group exercise and support dance and other classes across the country. They offer a directory of local activities and support people of all ages, abilities and interests.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

ParaDance UK

ParaDance UK aim to develop and promote dance as a sport and an inclusive leisure activity across the country for those who would otherwise be excluded.

Parasport

Parasport enable those with a disability to search for inclusive activities in their local area.

Steady Steps

Steady Steps is a 24-week programme tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling and is designed to help improve balance and stability.

Wheels for All

Wheels for All is an initiative that aims to help those with disabilities and differing needs to engage in cycling. They have numerous centres all over the country with specially adapted bicycles and trained staff.

Condition specific classes
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Steady Steps

Steady Steps is a 24-week programme tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling and is designed to help improve balance and stability.

Conservation and volunteering
Activity / Organisation

Forestry England

Forestry England offer a number of wide range of opportunities to volunteer across England, including maintenance of walking trails, vegetation management and practical conservation.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

GreenGym

GreenGym, run by TCV (The Community Volunteering), supports volunteers to undertake conservation activities, such as establishing wildlife ponds or planting trees, with an emphasis on health and fitness

The Community Volunteering (TCV)

The Community Volunteering (TCV) charity support people to improve their health and wellbeing by being outdoors, active and connected with others. They have a nationwide network of activities.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Cycling
Activity / Organisation

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Let’s Ride

Let’s Ride organise cycling events for all abilities nationwide in partnership with British Cycling.

Sustrans

Sustrans coordinate the national cycle network and support both cycling and walking nationwide. Their website provides information about cycling routes

Wheels for All

Wheels for All is an initiative that aims to help those with disabilities and differing needs to engage in cycling. They have numerous centres all over the country with specially adapted bicycles and trained staff.

Dance and fitness
Activity / Organisation

Classfinder

Classfinder,by EMD UK is a search tool for finding local fitness and dance classes. It lists tens of thousands of activities all across the UK. Users can search by their specific abilities, preferences and individual needs.

Exercise Move Dance

Exercise Move Dance are the national body for group exercise and support dance and other classes across the country. They offer a directory of local activities and support people of all ages, abilities and interests.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

ParaDance UK

ParaDance UK aim to develop and promote dance as a sport and an inclusive leisure activity across the country for those who would otherwise be excluded.

Step Change Studios

Step Change Studios is a pioneering company that make dance accessible to everyone, offering opportunities for disabled and non-disabled people to dance.

Disadvantaged communities
Activity / Organisation

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Sporting equals

Sporting equals is a partner organisation of Sport England that promotes physical activity and participation in sport by disadvantaged communities particularly for people in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic populations

Family
Activity / Organisation

Change4Life

Change4Life is Public Health England’s flagship social marketing programme aimed at tackling obesity and encouraging families with children aged 5-11 to ‘eat well, move more, live longer’

Find your local park.

Use gov.uk/find-your-local-park to find local parks, open spaces and playgrounds.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

This Girl Can

This Girl Can is a national campaign to help women overcome the fear of judgement that is stopping too many women and girls from being active.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Home exercise
Activity / Organisation

‘Get up and Go’ booklet

The ‘Get up and go’ booklet tackles common myths about falling. A checklist helps you to decide whether you're at risk and there's plenty of advice on how you can reduce your chances of having a fall by improving your balance, muscle strength and more. The booklet was produced by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists with Saga and Public Health England

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Active at Home from Public Health England

This 'Active at Home' booklet has been produced to provide practical guidance to older adults on home-based activities to maintain their strength and balance.

Chartered Society of Physiotherapists exercises for older people

The CSP has adapted a simple set of exercises designed for older people to help prevent deconditioning

Generation Games – Age UK

Generation Games, a regional Age UK programme, hosts videos designed to support home based exercises. This link finds an exercise routine designed for older people. It is suitable for everyone, whatever their ability or fitness level and can be done sitting or standing to help build strength, balance and cardiovascular fitness. A DVD may be available on request

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Later life training

Later life training provide specialist, effective exercise training for health and exercise professionals working with older people, frailer older people and stroke survivors. They have a fantastic network of professionals and loads of resources like seated exercise programmes.

NHS Easy Exercises

Low-impact exercises can improve your health and fitness without harming your joints. NHS Easy Exercises links to popular low-impact activities including ones that can be done at home.

Online strengthening exercises by the CSP

The CSP have developed online physio-approved, accessible strengthening activities that require little space and no expensive equipment or fancy clothing.

Parasport home workouts

Parasport have a range of inclusive home workouts to inspire more people to be active at home.

Jogging
Activity / Organisation

Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K is a free app that has been designed to get individuals off the couch and running in just 9 weeks, with step-by-step instructions.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Goodgym

Goodgym are a communities of runners across the nation who combine activity with doing good deeds such as physical tasks for the community, providing support to isolated older people with social visits and doing one-off tasks

Parkrun

Parkrun organise free, weekly, community based 5km runs all over the UK. They are open to everyone, free, safe and easy to take part in.

RunTogether

RunTogether is an initiative from England Athletics to provide fun, friendly, supportive inclusive

Online
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Online strengthening exercises by the CSP

The CSP have developed online physio-approved, accessible strengthening activities that require little space and no expensive equipment or fancy clothing.

Stronger My Way

Stronger My Way is a campaign by the CSP which provides physio approved, reliable advice to help you maintain and improve your strength

Sport
Activity / Organisation

BBC Get Inspired

BBC Get Inspired have an online activity finder to find ways to get active near home as well as tips and stories on how to get going

Back to Netball

Back to Netball is for women of all ages and levels of experience, running throughout England.

Be Inspired

Be Inspired aim to help people get the most out of sporting excitement. They have a range of useful guides to help people get into a huge variety of sports.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Parasport

Parasport enable those with a disability to search for inclusive activities in their local area.

Walking Football

Walking Football support a growing network of walking football clubs across the UK.

Walking hockey

Walking hockey is designed to help people keep an active lifestyle regardless of age, health and ability.

Walking netball

Walking netball is a walking pace version of netball aimed at all no matter what age or level of fitness

Walking tennis

Walking Tennis Association is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes an adapted form of Tennis that is more inclusive, easier to learn, and is great fun.

Support
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK

Age UK are a source of information for classes and local events to help you get more active.

British Geriatric Society

The British Geriatric Society along with Age UK and the Royal College of General Pracitiioners have produced the document ‘Fit for Frailty’ which gives an overview of Frailty and treatment strategies including physical activity.

Change4Life

Change4Life is Public Health England’s flagship social marketing programme aimed at tackling obesity and encouraging families with children aged 5-11 to ‘eat well, move more, live longer’

Chartered Society of Physiotherapists exercises for older people

The CSP has adapted a simple set of exercises designed for older people to help prevent deconditioning

Find your local park.

Use gov.uk/find-your-local-park to find local parks, open spaces and playgrounds.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Online strengthening exercises by the CSP

The CSP have developed online physio-approved, accessible strengthening activities that require little space and no expensive equipment or fancy clothing.

Stronger My Way

Stronger My Way is a campaign by the CSP which provides physio approved, reliable advice to help you maintain and improve your strength

We Are Undefeatable

“We Are Undefeatable” is a national campaign by 15 leading health and social care charities to inspire and support people with long-term health conditions to build physical activity into their lives, in a way that suits them.

Walking
Activity / Organisation

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Nordic Walking UK

Nordic Walking UK coordinate a national network of nordic walking groups, instructors and events

Ramblers

Ramblers are a long established walking organisation who support walking for health and have a large catalogue of walking opportunities around the UK as well as opportunities to volunteer to support other walkers

Sustrans

Sustrans coordinate the national cycle network and support both cycling and walking nationwide. Their website provides information about cycling routes

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Walking for Health

Walking for health is England’s largest network of short health walks over easy terrain supported by a large network of volunteers.

Walkit

Walkit is a website supporting active travel with a routefinder delivering local walking routes across a number of major cities in the UK

Hospital Associated Deconditioning
Type
Active in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Run Together

Run Together is a beginner friendly running initiative offering free group runs within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Steady Steps

Steady Steps is a 24-week programme tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling and is designed to help improve balance and stability.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Activity
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Run Together

Run Together is a beginner friendly running initiative offering free group runs within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Steady Steps

Steady Steps is a 24-week programme tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling and is designed to help improve balance and stability.

Apps
Activity / Organisation

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

One You Active 10

One You Active 10 is an app from Public Health England, helping individuals fit 10 minute bouts of activity, such as brisk walking, into everyday life.

At work
Activity / Organisation

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Being active with a disability
Activity / Organisation

Activity Alliance

The Activity Alliance works to enable organisations to support people with disabilities to be and stay active.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Classfinder

Classfinder,by EMD UK is a search tool for finding local fitness and dance classes. It lists tens of thousands of activities all across the UK. Users can search by their specific abilities, preferences and individual needs.

Exercise Move Dance

Exercise Move Dance are the national body for group exercise and support dance and other classes across the country. They offer a directory of local activities and support people of all ages, abilities and interests.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

ParaDance UK

ParaDance UK aim to develop and promote dance as a sport and an inclusive leisure activity across the country for those who would otherwise be excluded.

Parasport

Parasport enable those with a disability to search for inclusive activities in their local area.

Steady Steps

Steady Steps is a 24-week programme tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling and is designed to help improve balance and stability.

Wheels for All

Wheels for All is an initiative that aims to help those with disabilities and differing needs to engage in cycling. They have numerous centres all over the country with specially adapted bicycles and trained staff.

Condition specific classes
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Steady Steps

Steady Steps is a 24-week programme tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling and is designed to help improve balance and stability.

Conservation and volunteering
Activity / Organisation

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Forestry England

Forestry England offer a number of wide range of opportunities to volunteer across England, including maintenance of walking trails, vegetation management and practical conservation.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

GreenGym

GreenGym, run by TCV (The Community Volunteering), supports volunteers to undertake conservation activities, such as establishing wildlife ponds or planting trees, with an emphasis on health and fitness

The Community Volunteering (TCV)

The Community Volunteering (TCV) charity support people to improve their health and wellbeing by being outdoors, active and connected with others. They have a nationwide network of activities.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Cycling
Activity / Organisation

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Let’s Ride

Let’s Ride organise cycling events for all abilities nationwide in partnership with British Cycling.

Sustrans

Sustrans coordinate the national cycle network and support both cycling and walking nationwide. Their website provides information about cycling routes

Wheels for All

Wheels for All is an initiative that aims to help those with disabilities and differing needs to engage in cycling. They have numerous centres all over the country with specially adapted bicycles and trained staff.

Dance and fitness
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Classfinder

Classfinder,by EMD UK is a search tool for finding local fitness and dance classes. It lists tens of thousands of activities all across the UK. Users can search by their specific abilities, preferences and individual needs.

Exercise Move Dance

Exercise Move Dance are the national body for group exercise and support dance and other classes across the country. They offer a directory of local activities and support people of all ages, abilities and interests.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

ParaDance UK

ParaDance UK aim to develop and promote dance as a sport and an inclusive leisure activity across the country for those who would otherwise be excluded.

Step Change Studios

Step Change Studios is a pioneering company that make dance accessible to everyone, offering opportunities for disabled and non-disabled people to dance.

Disadvantaged communities
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Family
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Change4Life

Change4Life is Public Health England’s flagship social marketing programme aimed at tackling obesity and encouraging families with children aged 5-11 to ‘eat well, move more, live longer’

Find your local park.

Use gov.uk/find-your-local-park to find local parks, open spaces and playgrounds.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

This Girl Can

This Girl Can is a national campaign to help women overcome the fear of judgement that is stopping too many women and girls from being active.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Home exercise
Activity / Organisation

‘Get up and Go’ booklet

The ‘Get up and go’ booklet tackles common myths about falling. A checklist helps you to decide whether you're at risk and there's plenty of advice on how you can reduce your chances of having a fall by improving your balance, muscle strength and more. The booklet was produced by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists with Saga and Public Health England

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Active at Home from Public Health England

This 'Active at Home' booklet has been produced to provide practical guidance to older adults on home-based activities to maintain their strength and balance.

CAPA

Care about Physical Activity (CAPA) is an improvement programme led by the Care Inspectorate to help older people in care to move more often. From little things like encouraging older people to post their own letters or walk up the stairs instead of using the lift. It’s about staff, people experiencing care and their friends and family working together to increase health, wellbeing and mobility. It’s about making things easier so that people can do things for themselves

Chartered Society of Physiotherapists exercises for older people

The CSP has adapted a simple set of exercises designed for older people to help prevent deconditioning

Generation Games – Age UK

Generation Games, a regional Age UK programme, hosts videos designed to support home based exercises. This link finds an exercise routine designed for older people. It is suitable for everyone, whatever their ability or fitness level and can be done sitting or standing to help build strength, balance and cardiovascular fitness. A DVD may be available on request

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Later life training

Later life training provide specialist, effective exercise training for health and exercise professionals working with older people, frailer older people and stroke survivors. They have a fantastic network of professionals and loads of resources like seated exercise programmes.

NHS Easy Exercises

Low-impact exercises can improve your health and fitness without harming your joints. NHS Easy Exercises links to popular low-impact activities including ones that can be done at home.

Online strengthening exercises by the CSP

The CSP have developed online physio-approved, accessible strengthening activities that require little space and no expensive equipment or fancy clothing.

Parasport home workouts

Parasport have a range of inclusive home workouts to inspire more people to be active at home.

Jogging
Activity / Organisation

Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K is a free app that has been designed to get individuals off the couch and running in just 9 weeks, with step-by-step instructions.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Goodgym

Goodgym are a communities of runners across the nation who combine activity with doing good deeds such as physical tasks for the community, providing support to isolated older people with social visits and doing one-off tasks

Parkrun

Parkrun organise free, weekly, community based 5km runs all over the UK. They are open to everyone, free, safe and easy to take part in.

Run Together

Run Together is a beginner friendly running initiative offering free group runs within Leicestershire & Rutland.

RunTogether

RunTogether is an initiative from England Athletics to provide fun, friendly, supportive inclusive

Online
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Online strengthening exercises by the CSP

The CSP have developed online physio-approved, accessible strengthening activities that require little space and no expensive equipment or fancy clothing.

Stronger My Way

Stronger My Way is a campaign by the CSP which provides physio approved, reliable advice to help you maintain and improve your strength

Sport
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

BBC Get Inspired

BBC Get Inspired have an online activity finder to find ways to get active near home as well as tips and stories on how to get going

Back to Netball

Back to Netball is for women of all ages and levels of experience, running throughout England.

Be Inspired

Be Inspired aim to help people get the most out of sporting excitement. They have a range of useful guides to help people get into a huge variety of sports.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Parasport

Parasport enable those with a disability to search for inclusive activities in their local area.

Walking Football

Walking Football support a growing network of walking football clubs across the UK.

Walking hockey

Walking hockey is designed to help people keep an active lifestyle regardless of age, health and ability.

Walking netball

Walking netball is a walking pace version of netball aimed at all no matter what age or level of fitness

Walking tennis

Walking Tennis Association is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes an adapted form of Tennis that is more inclusive, easier to learn, and is great fun.

Support
Activity / Organisation

#EndPJparalysis

#EndPJparalysis has become a global movement embraced by nurses, therapists and medical colleagues. Its aim: to value patients’ time and help more people to live the richest, fullest lives possible by reducing immobility, muscle deconditioning, and dependency at the same time as protecting cognitive function, social interaction and dignity.

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK

Age UK are a source of information for classes and local events to help you get more active.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

British Geriatric Society

The British Geriatric Society along with Age UK and the Royal College of General Pracitiioners have produced the document ‘Fit for Frailty’ which gives an overview of Frailty and treatment strategies including physical activity.

CAPA

Care about Physical Activity (CAPA) is an improvement programme led by the Care Inspectorate to help older people in care to move more often. From little things like encouraging older people to post their own letters or walk up the stairs instead of using the lift. It’s about staff, people experiencing care and their friends and family working together to increase health, wellbeing and mobility. It’s about making things easier so that people can do things for themselves

Change4Life

Change4Life is Public Health England’s flagship social marketing programme aimed at tackling obesity and encouraging families with children aged 5-11 to ‘eat well, move more, live longer’

Chartered Society of Physiotherapists exercises for older people

The CSP has adapted a simple set of exercises designed for older people to help prevent deconditioning

Find your local park.

Use gov.uk/find-your-local-park to find local parks, open spaces and playgrounds.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Online strengthening exercises by the CSP

The CSP have developed online physio-approved, accessible strengthening activities that require little space and no expensive equipment or fancy clothing.

Stronger My Way

Stronger My Way is a campaign by the CSP which provides physio approved, reliable advice to help you maintain and improve your strength

We Are Undefeatable

“We Are Undefeatable” is a national campaign by 15 leading health and social care charities to inspire and support people with long-term health conditions to build physical activity into their lives, in a way that suits them.

Walking
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Nordic Walking UK

Nordic Walking UK coordinate a national network of nordic walking groups, instructors and events

Ramblers

Ramblers are a long established walking organisation who support walking for health and have a large catalogue of walking opportunities around the UK as well as opportunities to volunteer to support other walkers

Run Together

Run Together is a beginner friendly running initiative offering free group runs within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Sustrans

Sustrans coordinate the national cycle network and support both cycling and walking nationwide. Their website provides information about cycling routes

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Walking for Health

Walking for health is England’s largest network of short health walks over easy terrain supported by a large network of volunteers.

Walkit

Walkit is a website supporting active travel with a routefinder delivering local walking routes across a number of major cities in the UK

Inflammatory Rheumatic Disease
Type
Active in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Steady Steps

Steady Steps is a 24-week programme tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling and is designed to help improve balance and stability.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Activity
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Steady Steps

Steady Steps is a 24-week programme tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling and is designed to help improve balance and stability.

Apps
Activity / Organisation

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

One You Active 10

One You Active 10 is an app from Public Health England, helping individuals fit 10 minute bouts of activity, such as brisk walking, into everyday life.

At work
Activity / Organisation

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Being active with a disability
Activity / Organisation

Activity Alliance

The Activity Alliance works to enable organisations to support people with disabilities to be and stay active.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Classfinder

Classfinder,by EMD UK is a search tool for finding local fitness and dance classes. It lists tens of thousands of activities all across the UK. Users can search by their specific abilities, preferences and individual needs.

Exercise Move Dance

Exercise Move Dance are the national body for group exercise and support dance and other classes across the country. They offer a directory of local activities and support people of all ages, abilities and interests.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

ParaDance UK

ParaDance UK aim to develop and promote dance as a sport and an inclusive leisure activity across the country for those who would otherwise be excluded.

Parasport

Parasport enable those with a disability to search for inclusive activities in their local area.

Steady Steps

Steady Steps is a 24-week programme tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling and is designed to help improve balance and stability.

Wheels for All

Wheels for All is an initiative that aims to help those with disabilities and differing needs to engage in cycling. They have numerous centres all over the country with specially adapted bicycles and trained staff.

Condition specific classes
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Steady Steps

Steady Steps is a 24-week programme tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling and is designed to help improve balance and stability.

Conservation and volunteering
Activity / Organisation

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Forestry England

Forestry England offer a number of wide range of opportunities to volunteer across England, including maintenance of walking trails, vegetation management and practical conservation.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

GreenGym

GreenGym, run by TCV (The Community Volunteering), supports volunteers to undertake conservation activities, such as establishing wildlife ponds or planting trees, with an emphasis on health and fitness

The Community Volunteering (TCV)

The Community Volunteering (TCV) charity support people to improve their health and wellbeing by being outdoors, active and connected with others. They have a nationwide network of activities.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Cycling
Activity / Organisation

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Let’s Ride

Let’s Ride organise cycling events for all abilities nationwide in partnership with British Cycling.

Sustrans

Sustrans coordinate the national cycle network and support both cycling and walking nationwide. Their website provides information about cycling routes

Wheels for All

Wheels for All is an initiative that aims to help those with disabilities and differing needs to engage in cycling. They have numerous centres all over the country with specially adapted bicycles and trained staff.

Dance and fitness
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Classfinder

Classfinder,by EMD UK is a search tool for finding local fitness and dance classes. It lists tens of thousands of activities all across the UK. Users can search by their specific abilities, preferences and individual needs.

Exercise Move Dance

Exercise Move Dance are the national body for group exercise and support dance and other classes across the country. They offer a directory of local activities and support people of all ages, abilities and interests.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

ParaDance UK

ParaDance UK aim to develop and promote dance as a sport and an inclusive leisure activity across the country for those who would otherwise be excluded.

Step Change Studios

Step Change Studios is a pioneering company that make dance accessible to everyone, offering opportunities for disabled and non-disabled people to dance.

Disadvantaged communities
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Sporting equals

Sporting equals is a partner organisation of Sport England that promotes physical activity and participation in sport by disadvantaged communities particularly for people in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic populations

Family
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Change4Life

Change4Life is Public Health England’s flagship social marketing programme aimed at tackling obesity and encouraging families with children aged 5-11 to ‘eat well, move more, live longer’

Find your local park.

Use gov.uk/find-your-local-park to find local parks, open spaces and playgrounds.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Park Play

ParkPlay is a free event with fun and games every Saturday in your local park, where we can #MeetMovePlay together. ParkPlay is for everyone; it’s a completely free event and it’s perfect for adults and children alike. There’s no age limit or fitness requirement. Just turn up and there’ll be games and activities everyone can play.

This Girl Can

This Girl Can is a national campaign to help women overcome the fear of judgement that is stopping too many women and girls from being active.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Home exercise
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Active at Home from Public Health England

This 'Active at Home' booklet has been produced to provide practical guidance to older adults on home-based activities to maintain their strength and balance.

Generation Games – Age UK

Generation Games, a regional Age UK programme, hosts videos designed to support home based exercises. This link finds an exercise routine designed for older people. It is suitable for everyone, whatever their ability or fitness level and can be done sitting or standing to help build strength, balance and cardiovascular fitness. A DVD may be available on request

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Later life training

Later life training provide specialist, effective exercise training for health and exercise professionals working with older people, frailer older people and stroke survivors. They have a fantastic network of professionals and loads of resources like seated exercise programmes.

NHS Easy Exercises

Low-impact exercises can improve your health and fitness without harming your joints. NHS Easy Exercises links to popular low-impact activities including ones that can be done at home.

Online strengthening exercises by the CSP

The CSP have developed online physio-approved, accessible strengthening activities that require little space and no expensive equipment or fancy clothing.

Parasport home workouts

Parasport have a range of inclusive home workouts to inspire more people to be active at home.

Jogging
Activity / Organisation

Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K is a free app that has been designed to get individuals off the couch and running in just 9 weeks, with step-by-step instructions.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Goodgym

Goodgym are a communities of runners across the nation who combine activity with doing good deeds such as physical tasks for the community, providing support to isolated older people with social visits and doing one-off tasks

Parkrun

Parkrun organise free, weekly, community based 5km runs all over the UK. They are open to everyone, free, safe and easy to take part in.

RunTogether

RunTogether is an initiative from England Athletics to provide fun, friendly, supportive inclusive

Online
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Online strengthening exercises by the CSP

The CSP have developed online physio-approved, accessible strengthening activities that require little space and no expensive equipment or fancy clothing.

Stronger My Way

Stronger My Way is a campaign by the CSP which provides physio approved, reliable advice to help you maintain and improve your strength

Sport
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

BBC Get Inspired

BBC Get Inspired have an online activity finder to find ways to get active near home as well as tips and stories on how to get going

Back to Netball

Back to Netball is for women of all ages and levels of experience, running throughout England.

Be Inspired

Be Inspired aim to help people get the most out of sporting excitement. They have a range of useful guides to help people get into a huge variety of sports.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Parasport

Parasport enable those with a disability to search for inclusive activities in their local area.

Walking Football

Walking Football support a growing network of walking football clubs across the UK.

Walking hockey

Walking hockey is designed to help people keep an active lifestyle regardless of age, health and ability.

Walking netball

Walking netball is a walking pace version of netball aimed at all no matter what age or level of fitness

Walking tennis

Walking Tennis Association is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes an adapted form of Tennis that is more inclusive, easier to learn, and is great fun.

Support
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Change4Life

Change4Life is Public Health England’s flagship social marketing programme aimed at tackling obesity and encouraging families with children aged 5-11 to ‘eat well, move more, live longer’

Find your local park.

Use gov.uk/find-your-local-park to find local parks, open spaces and playgrounds.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Online strengthening exercises by the CSP

The CSP have developed online physio-approved, accessible strengthening activities that require little space and no expensive equipment or fancy clothing.

Stronger My Way

Stronger My Way is a campaign by the CSP which provides physio approved, reliable advice to help you maintain and improve your strength

Versus Arthritis

Versus Arthritis are a charity who work with all forms of arthritis. Their website has excellent educational resources on a broad range of inflammatory rheumatic diseases and a range of physical activity resources including exercises to help manage pain.

We Are Undefeatable

“We Are Undefeatable” is a national campaign by 15 leading health and social care charities to inspire and support people with long-term health conditions to build physical activity into their lives, in a way that suits them.

Walking
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Nordic Walking UK

Nordic Walking UK coordinate a national network of nordic walking groups, instructors and events

Ramblers

Ramblers are a long established walking organisation who support walking for health and have a large catalogue of walking opportunities around the UK as well as opportunities to volunteer to support other walkers

Sustrans

Sustrans coordinate the national cycle network and support both cycling and walking nationwide. Their website provides information about cycling routes

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Walking for Health

Walking for health is England’s largest network of short health walks over easy terrain supported by a large network of volunteers.

Walkit

Walkit is a website supporting active travel with a routefinder delivering local walking routes across a number of major cities in the UK

Ischaemic Heart Disease
Type
Active in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Steady Steps

Steady Steps is a 24-week programme tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling and is designed to help improve balance and stability.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Activity
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Steady Steps

Steady Steps is a 24-week programme tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling and is designed to help improve balance and stability.

Apps
Activity / Organisation

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

One You Active 10

One You Active 10 is an app from Public Health England, helping individuals fit 10 minute bouts of activity, such as brisk walking, into everyday life.

At work
Activity / Organisation

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Being active with a disability
Activity / Organisation

Activity Alliance

The Activity Alliance works to enable organisations to support people with disabilities to be and stay active.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Classfinder

Classfinder,by EMD UK is a search tool for finding local fitness and dance classes. It lists tens of thousands of activities all across the UK. Users can search by their specific abilities, preferences and individual needs.

Exercise Move Dance

Exercise Move Dance are the national body for group exercise and support dance and other classes across the country. They offer a directory of local activities and support people of all ages, abilities and interests.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

ParaDance UK

ParaDance UK aim to develop and promote dance as a sport and an inclusive leisure activity across the country for those who would otherwise be excluded.

Parasport

Parasport enable those with a disability to search for inclusive activities in their local area.

Steady Steps

Steady Steps is a 24-week programme tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling and is designed to help improve balance and stability.

Wheels for All

Wheels for All is an initiative that aims to help those with disabilities and differing needs to engage in cycling. They have numerous centres all over the country with specially adapted bicycles and trained staff.

Condition specific classes
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Steady Steps

Steady Steps is a 24-week programme tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling and is designed to help improve balance and stability.

Conservation and volunteering
Activity / Organisation

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Forestry England

Forestry England offer a number of wide range of opportunities to volunteer across England, including maintenance of walking trails, vegetation management and practical conservation.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

GreenGym

GreenGym, run by TCV (The Community Volunteering), supports volunteers to undertake conservation activities, such as establishing wildlife ponds or planting trees, with an emphasis on health and fitness

The Community Volunteering (TCV)

The Community Volunteering (TCV) charity support people to improve their health and wellbeing by being outdoors, active and connected with others. They have a nationwide network of activities.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Cycling
Activity / Organisation

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Let’s Ride

Let’s Ride organise cycling events for all abilities nationwide in partnership with British Cycling.

Sustrans

Sustrans coordinate the national cycle network and support both cycling and walking nationwide. Their website provides information about cycling routes

Wheels for All

Wheels for All is an initiative that aims to help those with disabilities and differing needs to engage in cycling. They have numerous centres all over the country with specially adapted bicycles and trained staff.

Dance and fitness
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Classfinder

Classfinder,by EMD UK is a search tool for finding local fitness and dance classes. It lists tens of thousands of activities all across the UK. Users can search by their specific abilities, preferences and individual needs.

Exercise Move Dance

Exercise Move Dance are the national body for group exercise and support dance and other classes across the country. They offer a directory of local activities and support people of all ages, abilities and interests.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

ParaDance UK

ParaDance UK aim to develop and promote dance as a sport and an inclusive leisure activity across the country for those who would otherwise be excluded.

Step Change Studios

Step Change Studios is a pioneering company that make dance accessible to everyone, offering opportunities for disabled and non-disabled people to dance.

Disadvantaged communities
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Sporting equals

Sporting equals is a partner organisation of Sport England that promotes physical activity and participation in sport by disadvantaged communities particularly for people in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic populations

Family
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Change4Life

Change4Life is Public Health England’s flagship social marketing programme aimed at tackling obesity and encouraging families with children aged 5-11 to ‘eat well, move more, live longer’

Find your local park.

Use gov.uk/find-your-local-park to find local parks, open spaces and playgrounds.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

This Girl Can

This Girl Can is a national campaign to help women overcome the fear of judgement that is stopping too many women and girls from being active.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Home exercise
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Active at Home from Public Health England

This 'Active at Home' booklet has been produced to provide practical guidance to older adults on home-based activities to maintain their strength and balance.

Generation Games – Age UK

Generation Games, a regional Age UK programme, hosts videos designed to support home based exercises. This link finds an exercise routine designed for older people. It is suitable for everyone, whatever their ability or fitness level and can be done sitting or standing to help build strength, balance and cardiovascular fitness. A DVD may be available on request

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Later life training

Later life training provide specialist, effective exercise training for health and exercise professionals working with older people, frailer older people and stroke survivors. They have a fantastic network of professionals and loads of resources like seated exercise programmes.

NHS Easy Exercises

Low-impact exercises can improve your health and fitness without harming your joints. NHS Easy Exercises links to popular low-impact activities including ones that can be done at home.

Online strengthening exercises by the CSP

The CSP have developed online physio-approved, accessible strengthening activities that require little space and no expensive equipment or fancy clothing.

Parasport home workouts

Parasport have a range of inclusive home workouts to inspire more people to be active at home.

Jogging
Activity / Organisation

Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K is a free app that has been designed to get individuals off the couch and running in just 9 weeks, with step-by-step instructions.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Goodgym

Goodgym are a communities of runners across the nation who combine activity with doing good deeds such as physical tasks for the community, providing support to isolated older people with social visits and doing one-off tasks

Parkrun

Parkrun organise free, weekly, community based 5km runs all over the UK. They are open to everyone, free, safe and easy to take part in.

RunTogether

RunTogether is an initiative from England Athletics to provide fun, friendly, supportive inclusive

Online
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Online strengthening exercises by the CSP

The CSP have developed online physio-approved, accessible strengthening activities that require little space and no expensive equipment or fancy clothing.

Stronger My Way

Stronger My Way is a campaign by the CSP which provides physio approved, reliable advice to help you maintain and improve your strength

Sport
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

BBC Get Inspired

BBC Get Inspired have an online activity finder to find ways to get active near home as well as tips and stories on how to get going

Back to Netball

Back to Netball is for women of all ages and levels of experience, running throughout England.

Be Inspired

Be Inspired aim to help people get the most out of sporting excitement. They have a range of useful guides to help people get into a huge variety of sports.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Parasport

Parasport enable those with a disability to search for inclusive activities in their local area.

Swim England-Swimming with health conditions

The health team at Swim England have been working closely with medical professionals to identify how swimming can help manage and treat symptoms for a range of health conditions.

Walking Football

Walking Football support a growing network of walking football clubs across the UK.

Walking hockey

Walking hockey is designed to help people keep an active lifestyle regardless of age, health and ability.

Walking netball

Walking netball is a walking pace version of netball aimed at all no matter what age or level of fitness

Walking tennis

Walking Tennis Association is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes an adapted form of Tennis that is more inclusive, easier to learn, and is great fun.

Support
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

British Heart Foundation

The British Heart Foundation can provide tips for getting physically active at home with their 10-minute challenge.

Change4Life

Change4Life is Public Health England’s flagship social marketing programme aimed at tackling obesity and encouraging families with children aged 5-11 to ‘eat well, move more, live longer’

Find your local park.

Use gov.uk/find-your-local-park to find local parks, open spaces and playgrounds.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Online strengthening exercises by the CSP

The CSP have developed online physio-approved, accessible strengthening activities that require little space and no expensive equipment or fancy clothing.

Stronger My Way

Stronger My Way is a campaign by the CSP which provides physio approved, reliable advice to help you maintain and improve your strength

Swim England-Swimming with health conditions

The health team at Swim England have been working closely with medical professionals to identify how swimming can help manage and treat symptoms for a range of health conditions.

We Are Undefeatable

“We Are Undefeatable” is a national campaign by 15 leading health and social care charities to inspire and support people with long-term health conditions to build physical activity into their lives, in a way that suits them.

Walking
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Nordic Walking UK

Nordic Walking UK coordinate a national network of nordic walking groups, instructors and events

Ramblers

Ramblers are a long established walking organisation who support walking for health and have a large catalogue of walking opportunities around the UK as well as opportunities to volunteer to support other walkers

Sustrans

Sustrans coordinate the national cycle network and support both cycling and walking nationwide. Their website provides information about cycling routes

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Walking for Health

Walking for health is England’s largest network of short health walks over easy terrain supported by a large network of volunteers.

Walkit

Walkit is a website supporting active travel with a routefinder delivering local walking routes across a number of major cities in the UK

MSK Pain
Type
Active in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Run Together

Run Together is a beginner friendly running initiative offering free group runs within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Steady Steps

Steady Steps is a 24-week programme tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling and is designed to help improve balance and stability.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Activity
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Run Together

Run Together is a beginner friendly running initiative offering free group runs within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Steady Steps

Steady Steps is a 24-week programme tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling and is designed to help improve balance and stability.

Apps
Activity / Organisation

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

One You Active 10

One You Active 10 is an app from Public Health England, helping individuals fit 10 minute bouts of activity, such as brisk walking, into everyday life.

At work
Activity / Organisation

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Being active with a disability
Activity / Organisation

Activity Alliance

The Activity Alliance works to enable organisations to support people with disabilities to be and stay active.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Classfinder

Classfinder,by EMD UK is a search tool for finding local fitness and dance classes. It lists tens of thousands of activities all across the UK. Users can search by their specific abilities, preferences and individual needs.

Exercise Move Dance

Exercise Move Dance are the national body for group exercise and support dance and other classes across the country. They offer a directory of local activities and support people of all ages, abilities and interests.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

ParaDance UK

ParaDance UK aim to develop and promote dance as a sport and an inclusive leisure activity across the country for those who would otherwise be excluded.

Parasport

Parasport enable those with a disability to search for inclusive activities in their local area.

Steady Steps

Steady Steps is a 24-week programme tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling and is designed to help improve balance and stability.

Wheels for All

Wheels for All is an initiative that aims to help those with disabilities and differing needs to engage in cycling. They have numerous centres all over the country with specially adapted bicycles and trained staff.

Condition specific classes
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Steady Steps

Steady Steps is a 24-week programme tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling and is designed to help improve balance and stability.

Conservation and volunteering
Activity / Organisation

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Forestry England

Forestry England offer a number of wide range of opportunities to volunteer across England, including maintenance of walking trails, vegetation management and practical conservation.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

GreenGym

GreenGym, run by TCV (The Community Volunteering), supports volunteers to undertake conservation activities, such as establishing wildlife ponds or planting trees, with an emphasis on health and fitness

The Community Volunteering (TCV)

The Community Volunteering (TCV) charity support people to improve their health and wellbeing by being outdoors, active and connected with others. They have a nationwide network of activities.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Cycling
Activity / Organisation

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Let’s Ride

Let’s Ride organise cycling events for all abilities nationwide in partnership with British Cycling.

Sustrans

Sustrans coordinate the national cycle network and support both cycling and walking nationwide. Their website provides information about cycling routes

Wheels for All

Wheels for All is an initiative that aims to help those with disabilities and differing needs to engage in cycling. They have numerous centres all over the country with specially adapted bicycles and trained staff.

Dance and fitness
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Classfinder

Classfinder,by EMD UK is a search tool for finding local fitness and dance classes. It lists tens of thousands of activities all across the UK. Users can search by their specific abilities, preferences and individual needs.

Exercise Move Dance

Exercise Move Dance are the national body for group exercise and support dance and other classes across the country. They offer a directory of local activities and support people of all ages, abilities and interests.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

ParaDance UK

ParaDance UK aim to develop and promote dance as a sport and an inclusive leisure activity across the country for those who would otherwise be excluded.

Step Change Studios

Step Change Studios is a pioneering company that make dance accessible to everyone, offering opportunities for disabled and non-disabled people to dance.

Disadvantaged communities
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Sporting equals

Sporting equals is a partner organisation of Sport England that promotes physical activity and participation in sport by disadvantaged communities particularly for people in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic populations

Family
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Change4Life

Change4Life is Public Health England’s flagship social marketing programme aimed at tackling obesity and encouraging families with children aged 5-11 to ‘eat well, move more, live longer’

Find your local park.

Use gov.uk/find-your-local-park to find local parks, open spaces and playgrounds.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Park Play

ParkPlay is a free event with fun and games every Saturday in your local park, where we can #MeetMovePlay together. ParkPlay is for everyone; it’s a completely free event and it’s perfect for adults and children alike. There’s no age limit or fitness requirement. Just turn up and there’ll be games and activities everyone can play.

This Girl Can

This Girl Can is a national campaign to help women overcome the fear of judgement that is stopping too many women and girls from being active.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Home exercise
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Active at Home from Public Health England

This 'Active at Home' booklet has been produced to provide practical guidance to older adults on home-based activities to maintain their strength and balance.

Generation Games – Age UK

Generation Games, a regional Age UK programme, hosts videos designed to support home based exercises. This link finds an exercise routine designed for older people. It is suitable for everyone, whatever their ability or fitness level and can be done sitting or standing to help build strength, balance and cardiovascular fitness. A DVD may be available on request

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Later life training

Later life training provide specialist, effective exercise training for health and exercise professionals working with older people, frailer older people and stroke survivors. They have a fantastic network of professionals and loads of resources like seated exercise programmes.

NHS Easy Exercises

Low-impact exercises can improve your health and fitness without harming your joints. NHS Easy Exercises links to popular low-impact activities including ones that can be done at home.

Online strengthening exercises by the CSP

The CSP have developed online physio-approved, accessible strengthening activities that require little space and no expensive equipment or fancy clothing.

Parasport home workouts

Parasport have a range of inclusive home workouts to inspire more people to be active at home.

Jogging
Activity / Organisation

Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K is a free app that has been designed to get individuals off the couch and running in just 9 weeks, with step-by-step instructions.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Goodgym

Goodgym are a communities of runners across the nation who combine activity with doing good deeds such as physical tasks for the community, providing support to isolated older people with social visits and doing one-off tasks

Parkrun

Parkrun organise free, weekly, community based 5km runs all over the UK. They are open to everyone, free, safe and easy to take part in.

Run Together

Run Together is a beginner friendly running initiative offering free group runs within Leicestershire & Rutland.

RunTogether

RunTogether is an initiative from England Athletics to provide fun, friendly, supportive inclusive

Online
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Online strengthening exercises by the CSP

The CSP have developed online physio-approved, accessible strengthening activities that require little space and no expensive equipment or fancy clothing.

Stronger My Way

Stronger My Way is a campaign by the CSP which provides physio approved, reliable advice to help you maintain and improve your strength

Sport
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

BBC Get Inspired

BBC Get Inspired have an online activity finder to find ways to get active near home as well as tips and stories on how to get going

Back to Netball

Back to Netball is for women of all ages and levels of experience, running throughout England.

Be Inspired

Be Inspired aim to help people get the most out of sporting excitement. They have a range of useful guides to help people get into a huge variety of sports.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Parasport

Parasport enable those with a disability to search for inclusive activities in their local area.

Walking Football

Walking Football support a growing network of walking football clubs across the UK.

Walking hockey

Walking hockey is designed to help people keep an active lifestyle regardless of age, health and ability.

Walking netball

Walking netball is a walking pace version of netball aimed at all no matter what age or level of fitness

Walking tennis

Walking Tennis Association is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes an adapted form of Tennis that is more inclusive, easier to learn, and is great fun.

Support
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Change4Life

Change4Life is Public Health England’s flagship social marketing programme aimed at tackling obesity and encouraging families with children aged 5-11 to ‘eat well, move more, live longer’

Find your local park.

Use gov.uk/find-your-local-park to find local parks, open spaces and playgrounds.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

NRAS

The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society is ‘the voice’ of people affected by Rheumatoid Arthritis across the whole of the UK. They have some great resources on physical activity.

Online strengthening exercises by the CSP

The CSP have developed online physio-approved, accessible strengthening activities that require little space and no expensive equipment or fancy clothing.

Royal Osteoporosis Society

The Royal Osteoporosis Society are a charity that provide help and support for people with osteoporosis. Their website contains numerous educational resources for patients and healthcare professionals.

Stronger My Way

Stronger My Way is a campaign by the CSP which provides physio approved, reliable advice to help you maintain and improve your strength

Versus Arthritis

Versus Arthritis are a charity who work with all forms of arthritis. Their website has excellent educational resources on a broad range of inflammatory rheumatic diseases and a range of physical activity resources including exercises to help manage pain.

We Are Undefeatable

“We Are Undefeatable” is a national campaign by 15 leading health and social care charities to inspire and support people with long-term health conditions to build physical activity into their lives, in a way that suits them.

Walking
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Nordic Walking UK

Nordic Walking UK coordinate a national network of nordic walking groups, instructors and events

Ramblers

Ramblers are a long established walking organisation who support walking for health and have a large catalogue of walking opportunities around the UK as well as opportunities to volunteer to support other walkers

Run Together

Run Together is a beginner friendly running initiative offering free group runs within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Sustrans

Sustrans coordinate the national cycle network and support both cycling and walking nationwide. Their website provides information about cycling routes

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Walking for Health

Walking for health is England’s largest network of short health walks over easy terrain supported by a large network of volunteers.

Walkit

Walkit is a website supporting active travel with a routefinder delivering local walking routes across a number of major cities in the UK

Menopause
Type
Active in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Positive Pause

We would never pretend that going through the menopause is easy – the hot flushes, the sleepless nights, the anxiety. But our Positive Pause page is here to help.

Run Together

Run Together is a beginner friendly running initiative offering free group runs within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Activity
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Run Together

Run Together is a beginner friendly running initiative offering free group runs within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Apps
Activity / Organisation

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

One You Active 10

One You Active 10 is an app from Public Health England, helping individuals fit 10 minute bouts of activity, such as brisk walking, into everyday life.

Squeezy

Squeezy is a physiotherapy App for Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises. Designed by chartered physiotherapists specialising in Pelvic Health, Squeezy is suitable for all women who want to do pelvic floor muscle exercises (or Kegel exercises).

At work
Activity / Organisation

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Being active with a disability
Activity / Organisation

Activity Alliance

The Activity Alliance works to enable organisations to support people with disabilities to be and stay active.

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Classfinder

Classfinder,by EMD UK is a search tool for finding local fitness and dance classes. It lists tens of thousands of activities all across the UK. Users can search by their specific abilities, preferences and individual needs.

Exercise Move Dance

Exercise Move Dance are the national body for group exercise and support dance and other classes across the country. They offer a directory of local activities and support people of all ages, abilities and interests.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

ParaDance UK

ParaDance UK aim to develop and promote dance as a sport and an inclusive leisure activity across the country for those who would otherwise be excluded.

Parasport

Parasport enable those with a disability to search for inclusive activities in their local area.

Wheels for All

Wheels for All is an initiative that aims to help those with disabilities and differing needs to engage in cycling. They have numerous centres all over the country with specially adapted bicycles and trained staff.

Condition specific classes
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Positive Pause

We would never pretend that going through the menopause is easy – the hot flushes, the sleepless nights, the anxiety. But our Positive Pause page is here to help.

Conservation and volunteering
Activity / Organisation

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Forestry England

Forestry England offer a number of wide range of opportunities to volunteer across England, including maintenance of walking trails, vegetation management and practical conservation.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

GreenGym

GreenGym, run by TCV (The Community Volunteering), supports volunteers to undertake conservation activities, such as establishing wildlife ponds or planting trees, with an emphasis on health and fitness

The Community Volunteering (TCV)

The Community Volunteering (TCV) charity support people to improve their health and wellbeing by being outdoors, active and connected with others. They have a nationwide network of activities.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Cycling
Activity / Organisation

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Let’s Ride

Let’s Ride organise cycling events for all abilities nationwide in partnership with British Cycling.

Sustrans

Sustrans coordinate the national cycle network and support both cycling and walking nationwide. Their website provides information about cycling routes

Wheels for All

Wheels for All is an initiative that aims to help those with disabilities and differing needs to engage in cycling. They have numerous centres all over the country with specially adapted bicycles and trained staff.

Dance and fitness
Activity / Organisation

Classfinder

Classfinder,by EMD UK is a search tool for finding local fitness and dance classes. It lists tens of thousands of activities all across the UK. Users can search by their specific abilities, preferences and individual needs.

Exercise Move Dance

Exercise Move Dance are the national body for group exercise and support dance and other classes across the country. They offer a directory of local activities and support people of all ages, abilities and interests.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

ParaDance UK

ParaDance UK aim to develop and promote dance as a sport and an inclusive leisure activity across the country for those who would otherwise be excluded.

Positive Pause

We would never pretend that going through the menopause is easy – the hot flushes, the sleepless nights, the anxiety. But our Positive Pause page is here to help.

Disadvantaged communities
Activity / Organisation

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Family
Activity / Organisation

Change4Life

Change4Life is Public Health England’s flagship social marketing programme aimed at tackling obesity and encouraging families with children aged 5-11 to ‘eat well, move more, live longer’

Find your local park.

Use gov.uk/find-your-local-park to find local parks, open spaces and playgrounds.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Park Play

ParkPlay is a free event with fun and games every Saturday in your local park, where we can #MeetMovePlay together. ParkPlay is for everyone; it’s a completely free event and it’s perfect for adults and children alike. There’s no age limit or fitness requirement. Just turn up and there’ll be games and activities everyone can play.

This Girl Can

This Girl Can is a national campaign to help women overcome the fear of judgement that is stopping too many women and girls from being active.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Home exercise
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Active at Home from Public Health England

This 'Active at Home' booklet has been produced to provide practical guidance to older adults on home-based activities to maintain their strength and balance.

Generation Games – Age UK

Generation Games, a regional Age UK programme, hosts videos designed to support home based exercises. This link finds an exercise routine designed for older people. It is suitable for everyone, whatever their ability or fitness level and can be done sitting or standing to help build strength, balance and cardiovascular fitness. A DVD may be available on request

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Later life training

Later life training provide specialist, effective exercise training for health and exercise professionals working with older people, frailer older people and stroke survivors. They have a fantastic network of professionals and loads of resources like seated exercise programmes.

NHS Easy Exercises

Low-impact exercises can improve your health and fitness without harming your joints. NHS Easy Exercises links to popular low-impact activities including ones that can be done at home.

Online strengthening exercises by the CSP

The CSP have developed online physio-approved, accessible strengthening activities that require little space and no expensive equipment or fancy clothing.

Parasport home workouts

Parasport have a range of inclusive home workouts to inspire more people to be active at home.

Positive Pause

We would never pretend that going through the menopause is easy – the hot flushes, the sleepless nights, the anxiety. But our Positive Pause page is here to help.

Jogging
Activity / Organisation

Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K is a free app that has been designed to get individuals off the couch and running in just 9 weeks, with step-by-step instructions.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Goodgym

Goodgym are a communities of runners across the nation who combine activity with doing good deeds such as physical tasks for the community, providing support to isolated older people with social visits and doing one-off tasks

Parkrun

Parkrun organise free, weekly, community based 5km runs all over the UK. They are open to everyone, free, safe and easy to take part in.

Positive Pause

We would never pretend that going through the menopause is easy – the hot flushes, the sleepless nights, the anxiety. But our Positive Pause page is here to help.

Run Together

Run Together is a beginner friendly running initiative offering free group runs within Leicestershire & Rutland.

RunTogether

RunTogether is an initiative from England Athletics to provide fun, friendly, supportive inclusive

Online
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Online strengthening exercises by the CSP

The CSP have developed online physio-approved, accessible strengthening activities that require little space and no expensive equipment or fancy clothing.

Positive Pause

We would never pretend that going through the menopause is easy – the hot flushes, the sleepless nights, the anxiety. But our Positive Pause page is here to help.

Stronger My Way

Stronger My Way is a campaign by the CSP which provides physio approved, reliable advice to help you maintain and improve your strength

Sport
Activity / Organisation

BBC Get Inspired

BBC Get Inspired have an online activity finder to find ways to get active near home as well as tips and stories on how to get going

Back to Netball

Back to Netball is for women of all ages and levels of experience, running throughout England.

Be Inspired

Be Inspired aim to help people get the most out of sporting excitement. They have a range of useful guides to help people get into a huge variety of sports.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Parasport

Parasport enable those with a disability to search for inclusive activities in their local area.

Walking Football

Walking Football support a growing network of walking football clubs across the UK.

Walking hockey

Walking hockey is designed to help people keep an active lifestyle regardless of age, health and ability.

Walking netball

Walking netball is a walking pace version of netball aimed at all no matter what age or level of fitness

Walking tennis

Walking Tennis Association is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes an adapted form of Tennis that is more inclusive, easier to learn, and is great fun.

Support
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Change4Life

Change4Life is Public Health England’s flagship social marketing programme aimed at tackling obesity and encouraging families with children aged 5-11 to ‘eat well, move more, live longer’

Find your local park.

Use gov.uk/find-your-local-park to find local parks, open spaces and playgrounds.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Online strengthening exercises by the CSP

The CSP have developed online physio-approved, accessible strengthening activities that require little space and no expensive equipment or fancy clothing.

Squeezy

Squeezy is a physiotherapy App for Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises. Designed by chartered physiotherapists specialising in Pelvic Health, Squeezy is suitable for all women who want to do pelvic floor muscle exercises (or Kegel exercises).

Stronger My Way

Stronger My Way is a campaign by the CSP which provides physio approved, reliable advice to help you maintain and improve your strength

balance menopause

Balance provides unbiased and factual information, based on the latest evidence available, to help you make a choice that’s right for you.

Walking
Activity / Organisation

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Nordic Walking UK

Nordic Walking UK coordinate a national network of nordic walking groups, instructors and events

Positive Pause

We would never pretend that going through the menopause is easy – the hot flushes, the sleepless nights, the anxiety. But our Positive Pause page is here to help.

Ramblers

Ramblers are a long established walking organisation who support walking for health and have a large catalogue of walking opportunities around the UK as well as opportunities to volunteer to support other walkers

Run Together

Run Together is a beginner friendly running initiative offering free group runs within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Sustrans

Sustrans coordinate the national cycle network and support both cycling and walking nationwide. Their website provides information about cycling routes

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Walking for Health

Walking for health is England’s largest network of short health walks over easy terrain supported by a large network of volunteers.

Walkit

Walkit is a website supporting active travel with a routefinder delivering local walking routes across a number of major cities in the UK

Obesity
Type
Active in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Run Together

Run Together is a beginner friendly running initiative offering free group runs within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Steady Steps

Steady Steps is a 24-week programme tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling and is designed to help improve balance and stability.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Activity
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Run Together

Run Together is a beginner friendly running initiative offering free group runs within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Steady Steps

Steady Steps is a 24-week programme tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling and is designed to help improve balance and stability.

Apps
Activity / Organisation

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

One You Active 10

One You Active 10 is an app from Public Health England, helping individuals fit 10 minute bouts of activity, such as brisk walking, into everyday life.

At work
Activity / Organisation

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Being active with a disability
Activity / Organisation

Activity Alliance

The Activity Alliance works to enable organisations to support people with disabilities to be and stay active.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Classfinder

Classfinder,by EMD UK is a search tool for finding local fitness and dance classes. It lists tens of thousands of activities all across the UK. Users can search by their specific abilities, preferences and individual needs.

Exercise Move Dance

Exercise Move Dance are the national body for group exercise and support dance and other classes across the country. They offer a directory of local activities and support people of all ages, abilities and interests.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

ParaDance UK

ParaDance UK aim to develop and promote dance as a sport and an inclusive leisure activity across the country for those who would otherwise be excluded.

Parasport

Parasport enable those with a disability to search for inclusive activities in their local area.

Steady Steps

Steady Steps is a 24-week programme tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling and is designed to help improve balance and stability.

Wheels for All

Wheels for All is an initiative that aims to help those with disabilities and differing needs to engage in cycling. They have numerous centres all over the country with specially adapted bicycles and trained staff.

Condition specific classes
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Steady Steps

Steady Steps is a 24-week programme tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling and is designed to help improve balance and stability.

Conservation and volunteering
Activity / Organisation

Choose How You Move – Walking

Leicestershire’s beautiful countryside includes lots of country parks, with mile upon mile of walking opportunities, plants and wildlife to discover on your route. Our interactive walk finder and downloadable walking maps will help you to plan your adventure.

Forestry England

Forestry England offer a number of wide range of opportunities to volunteer across England, including maintenance of walking trails, vegetation management and practical conservation.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

GreenGym

GreenGym, run by TCV (The Community Volunteering), supports volunteers to undertake conservation activities, such as establishing wildlife ponds or planting trees, with an emphasis on health and fitness

The Community Volunteering (TCV)

The Community Volunteering (TCV) charity support people to improve their health and wellbeing by being outdoors, active and connected with others. They have a nationwide network of activities.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Cycling
Activity / Organisation

Choose How You Move – Cycling

Offering support to help you travel a smarter way in Leicestershire and Leicester. Find National Cycle Network Routes, Adult Cycle Training Courses and learn basic bike maintenance.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Let’s Ride

Let’s Ride organise cycling events for all abilities nationwide in partnership with British Cycling.

Sustrans

Sustrans coordinate the national cycle network and support both cycling and walking nationwide. Their website provides information about cycling routes

Wheels for All

Wheels for All is an initiative that aims to help those with disabilities and differing needs to engage in cycling. They have numerous centres all over the country with specially adapted bicycles and trained staff.

Dance and fitness
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Classfinder

Classfinder,by EMD UK is a search tool for finding local fitness and dance classes. It lists tens of thousands of activities all across the UK. Users can search by their specific abilities, preferences and individual needs.

Exercise Move Dance

Exercise Move Dance are the national body for group exercise and support dance and other classes across the country. They offer a directory of local activities and support people of all ages, abilities and interests.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

ParaDance UK

ParaDance UK aim to develop and promote dance as a sport and an inclusive leisure activity across the country for those who would otherwise be excluded.

Disadvantaged communities
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Family
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

Change4Life

Change4Life is Public Health England’s flagship social marketing programme aimed at tackling obesity and encouraging families with children aged 5-11 to ‘eat well, move more, live longer’

Find your local park.

Use gov.uk/find-your-local-park to find local parks, open spaces and playgrounds.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Park Play

ParkPlay is a free event with fun and games every Saturday in your local park, where we can #MeetMovePlay together. ParkPlay is for everyone; it’s a completely free event and it’s perfect for adults and children alike. There’s no age limit or fitness requirement. Just turn up and there’ll be games and activities everyone can play.

This Girl Can

This Girl Can is a national campaign to help women overcome the fear of judgement that is stopping too many women and girls from being active.

Walk Together

Walk Together is a beginner friendly walking initiative offering free group walks within Leicestershire & Rutland.

Home exercise
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Active at Home from Public Health England

This 'Active at Home' booklet has been produced to provide practical guidance to older adults on home-based activities to maintain their strength and balance.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Later life training

Later life training provide specialist, effective exercise training for health and exercise professionals working with older people, frailer older people and stroke survivors. They have a fantastic network of professionals and loads of resources like seated exercise programmes.

NHS Easy Exercises

Low-impact exercises can improve your health and fitness without harming your joints. NHS Easy Exercises links to popular low-impact activities including ones that can be done at home.

Online strengthening exercises by the CSP

The CSP have developed online physio-approved, accessible strengthening activities that require little space and no expensive equipment or fancy clothing.

Parasport home workouts

Parasport have a range of inclusive home workouts to inspire more people to be active at home.

Jogging
Activity / Organisation

Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K is a free app that has been designed to get individuals off the couch and running in just 9 weeks, with step-by-step instructions.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Goodgym

Goodgym are a communities of runners across the nation who combine activity with doing good deeds such as physical tasks for the community, providing support to isolated older people with social visits and doing one-off tasks

Parkrun

Parkrun organise free, weekly, community based 5km runs all over the UK. They are open to everyone, free, safe and easy to take part in.

Run Together

Run Together is a beginner friendly running initiative offering free group runs within Leicestershire & Rutland.

RunTogether

RunTogether is an initiative from England Athletics to provide fun, friendly, supportive inclusive

Online
Activity / Organisation

Active Referral

A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Online strengthening exercises by the CSP

The CSP have developed online physio-approved, accessible strengthening activities that require little space and no expensive equipment or fancy clothing.

Stronger My Way

Stronger My Way is a campaign by the CSP which provides physio approved, reliable advice to help you maintain and improve your strength

Sport
Activity / Organisation

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland

We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. Activities include dancing, walking, Pilates, short mat bowls, table tennis, new age kurling and many more

BBC Get Inspired

BBC Get Inspired have an online activity finder to find ways to get active near home as well as tips and stories on how to get going

Back to Netball

Back to Netball is for women of all ages and levels of experience, running throughout England.

Be Inspired

Be Inspired aim to help people get the most out of sporting excitement. They have a range of useful guides to help people get into a huge variety of sports.

Get Active Search Engine

Our Get Active Search Engine enables you to find local parks/open spaces, clubs, community groups and their activity sessions near you.

Leisure Centre Facilities

Choose between a huge variety of different activities including swimming, gym, fitness classes and badminton.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

The café provides a safe, supportive and welcoming place to go when other support services are closed. We aim to support people’s recovery and resilience to mental health issues and encourage a peer support network that will enable them to feel part of the community again. Activities include yoga, pub games , badminton and Live Well and Dance with Parkinson's

Parasport

Parasport enable those with a disability to search for inclusive activities in their local area.