Get out there and get active

Find a fitter, healthier you

Nothing feels better than feeling good. When you’re physically and mentally in great shape, the daily grind doesn’t seem quite such a grind. Getting moving and looking after your own well-being is one thing that is in your control; you just have to start. If this is you right now, looking for motivation to take those first steps towards a fitter, healthier future, you have come to the right place. If you want to know what options are out there for you in your local community, you can find out about all of them on this website. Everything from personal trainers to gardening clubs are a mouse click away. 


What do I need to do ?

You know, you don’t actually have to do very much to improve your fitness levels. Small steps are better than no steps and if you’re starting from a low threshold of physical activity, you will feel better whatever you do. And you don’t have to hit a spin class or step foot inside a gym if you don’t want to. All you need to do is move for 20-30 minutes every day. It doesn’t even have to be in one session, so it might be something simple like climbing the stairs more often, or getting off the bus a stop earlier and walking instead. And activity doesn’t have to mean sport either; it’s anything that gets you breathing harder than you normally would. For you, that might be housework or gardening or walking a hill. It might be playing golf or a leisurely bike ride or just a brisk walk. Of course, all of these things can be done alone, but it’s nice to have a few people along for company, isn’t it? There are lots of community clubs out there ready to welcome you and help you stay on track, from running clubs and dance classes to walking groups, buggy fitness classes and yoga. Whatever your circumstances, there will be a group for you. 

Where do I start ?

Start right here! Use the drop down menu on the home page to search for all the ways you can get active in and around Derby. You can search for a particular activity, like ‘walking’ or for an area such as ‘Mackworth’. There is even an option to find activities on particular days, so you can mix it up throughout the week. Whatever you choose, you will be directed to all the information you need, so you can decide if it’s right for you and how you can get involved. Happy searching!