In your community
In this section you will find information, programmes and links to help you and your family get out and about and active within your community and be as active as possible, including...
- Discover what's on near you
- Get involved in local programmes
- Get out and about
- Safe safe in sport and activity
Finding an activity locally is a great motivator to build and maintain physical activity in to our daily lives. Staying active in your community is a great way to meet new people and keep yourself involved in what's happening where you live.
The NHS provide some simple ideas to Get fit for free, including playing classic park games with your family such as "Stuck in the Mud" and how to access free Gym passes.
Leicester-Shire & Rutland One You is here to help achieve a healthier you by providing tools and support to make small, easy changes towards a longer, healthier life, including how you can move more.
- Start small. Something is better than nothing! Start with 10 minutes and build up gradually.
- Find a buddy. Doing activity with family and friends is much more fun! Local services can also help to connect you.
- Mix is up. Explore and try different activities! This will work your body and mind in lots of ways.
Discover what's on near you
There are so many different types of sessions, activities and events to get involved in locally, it's just a case of finding the right ones for you!
There is a local Physical Activity, Sport and Health Team in each locality across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland and they have created a programme of regular activities to help you become more active. From walking, cycling, pilates, seated exercise, buggy fit and bowls, they will be available to tell you about more specific opportunities near you.
Take a look at our Get Active Search Engine or Events section, where you can search for local clubs, organisations, sessions and events near you. RunTogether Leicester-Shire & Rutland provides a list of local friendly beginner running groups, including Couch to 5k groups. Get active your way!
We've provided some links below, however a simple internet search or looking out for recommendations on social media platforms are a great way to find out what's happening locally.
Get involved in local programmes
There are a number of programmes provided by ourselves and local partners that can support you to become more active (eligibility criteria may apply); more information can be found below.
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.
The Exercise (Health) Referral scheme is designed to aid individuals (adults aged 16 or over) who have been identified by their GP or other health professional to take up the benefits of participation in enjoyable exercise.
Our A-Z of Physical Activity, Sport and Wellbeing provides you with more information on a particular activity and also provides links to relevant programmes such as Weight Management programmes, local Parkruns (running) and walking opportunities.
First Contact Plus is an online tool which helps adults in Leicestershire find information about a range of services all in one place, including improving your physical health.
Take a look at our Active Lifestyles Booklet, which provides further local physical activity and health programmes.
Get out and about
Enjoy the beautiful countryside of Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland by exploring the local parks, playgrounds and open spaces - the perfect opportunity to get outdoors and active. There are also many venues such as Leisure Centres and Gyms that might have what you're looking for.
Leicester-Shire & Rutland One You is here to help achieve a healthier you by providing tools and support to make small, easy changes towards moving more.
Choose How You Move will help you to consider the different travel options available to you including walking and cycling, so you don't always have to take the car.
Stay safe in sport and activity
Sport and exercise is fun – it gives you the opportunity to make new friends, try out new activities and amaze yourself with what you can do. As a young person involved in sport or physical activity, you have a right to be treated fairly and enjoy your activity.
Is something worrying you? Don't keep it to yourself
- tell an adult you trust as soon as possible, such as:
- a parent or someone else in your family
- another member of staff at the sports club
- a teacher or school counsellor
- your doctor or school nurse
- your club will have a child protection officer – find out who they are and tell them about your worries
- make sure you're not alone again with the person who has tried to harm you.
If you take part in sport or activity you can expect your Coach, Instructor or Teacher to:
- Be organised and on time
- Treat you with respect
- Support and encourage you
- Never use bad language
Is the free, 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK. You can call about any problem, at any time – day or night.
You might also want to take a look at Childline's Sport and exercise pages for info and advice on issues relating to sport.
- 0800 1111