Be more active


Exercise is for everyone…

If you want to start doing a little more exercise, get outdoors more often or even keep fit at home around your busy lifestyle - we can help you to set  realistic goals towards a healthier and happier you.

By starting small and building up as you go, you'll achieve those lasting results.


Move more, sit less – every little bit counts!

Not everybody was born to run, but we were all born to MOVE! If the first thing you think about when you mention getting active is going to the gym or having a run, then you need to start by changing your mindset.

Exercise isn’t a one-size-fits-all. Sometimes all you need is a fresh approach in order to embrace healthy living. Switching your view of 'exercise' to simply 'moving' or 'being active' will make a really big difference to your daily life.

If you have a health condition and want to start being more active, you should always ask your GP's advice first to find out which type of exercises are best for you.


What type of exercise is best for you?

Whether you’re talking about food, drinking, movement or thoughts, the rule still holds: the quality of what you put in affects the quality of what you get back out!

To stay healthy, adults should try to be active daily and aim to do:

  • At least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic physical activity over a week through a variety of activities such as walking or housework, or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity such as running
  • In addition, you should also try to include strength exercises on two or more days a week that work all the major muscles. Find out more here

Mixing up the types of exercise you do is a great way to boost your motivation as well as vary the muscle groups used each time you take part in an activity:

Low Intensity Exercises

Low intensity exercises include...

  • Walking
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Bowls
  • Gardening
  • Housework

Moderate Intensity Exercises

One way to tell if you’re working at a moderate intensity is if you can still talk, but you can’t sing the words to a song

Vigorous Intensity Exercises

If your activity requires you to work even harder, it is called vigorous intensity activity. There is a lot of evidence that vigorous activity can bring health benefits over and above that of moderate activity.

You can tell when it’s vigorous activity because you’re breathing hard and fast, and your heart rate has gone up quite a bit. If you’re working at this level, you won’t be able to say more than a few words without pausing for a breath.


'How can I get fit at home' is one of the questions we get asked the most often and with good reason, the gym isn't for everybody and we understand that if you are new to exercise or you only have small bursts of time in between a busy job or lifestyle, the best place to do a quick workout might be at home.

We have selected just a few workouts from the free NHS collection and we would recommend you take a look at the NHS fitness studio for more. If you are interested in starting running, the NHS Couch to 5K could be a great choice to help you get ready for your very first run.

Aerobics for beginners | Couch to 5K


We know that there can be a few barriers to overcome first when considering starting a new activity. Not having enough time, not having the right equipment or clothes for example might be a little excuse you have made in the past - BUT, we are here to help and alongside your 12 week programme with us, here's a few tips to keep you committed to your new lifestyle...

  • Start small first
  • Choose something you love
  • Get an exercise buddy
  • Listen to your body
  • Drink plenty water
  • Remember to eat well too

YES REALLY. Research has shown that by doing just 15 minutes exercise every day you can start to get fit. It's all about being consistent, even doing a little can mean a lot when it comes to...

  • Managing your weight
  • Looking & feeling younger
  • Living longer
  • Boosting brain power




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