With the onset of colder weather, getting and staying active this autumn and winter can be bit of a challenge. Therefore, we want to continue to encourage, facilitate and enable everyone to be as active as possible over the autumn and winter months.
From Thursday 5 November, London will move from Tier 2 restrictions into a national lockdown following the announcement made by the Government (31 October), meaning restrictions will be placed on indoor and outdoor leisure facilities, including:
- Leisure centres and gyms
- Swimming pools
- Dance studios and group exercise classes
- Outdoor gyms
Naturally, the balance of keeping our community safe whilst encouraging everyone to get and stay active is of utmost importance to us. However, recent research conducted by Sport England shows that during the first lockdown, nationally 52% of children under the age of 16 were doing less than half an hour of physical activity each weekday and 32% at the weekend*.
Furthermore, currently just 29% of people are doing at least five days of 30 minutes of activity and disabled people and those with long-term health conditions (23%) are less likely to be regularly active than those without*.
To help our community combat inactivity and reap the benefits associated with getting and staying active, we want to encourage you to make use of the following free to access digital resources, giving you access to a host of activities and/or inspiration, suitable for a variety of ages and abilities.
Join the Movement
- Online activity timetable – including a selection of free and paid-for virtual classes to suit all ability levels.
- Outdoor activity advice – tips, advice and guidance on getting active outdoors safely.
- Active at home resources – a selection of online exercise platforms providing free access or extended trials.
This Girl Can
- Activity finder/Feel inspired –A selection of virtual activities and inspiration targeted at women of all ages.
We Are Undefeatable
- Ways to move – inspiration and resources to help people with long term health conditions get and stay active.
- Getting started – ideas and advice on getting started.
* Data and statistics are as published by Sport England’s Autumn and Winter Activity Toolkit.