#GoOutside and get fit for free in 2017
Get fit and have fun in 2017 by doing loads of free outdoor activities across the county
Workplace Challenge is a national programme aimed at engaging workplaces in sport and physical activity. The challenge is free, and any workplace can sign up to be involved.
Parkrun offer 5km timed runs every Saturday mornings in areas of open space around the UK. They are open to all, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.
Breeze rides are free of charge guided cycling routes just for women. The rides take place in a variety of settings and cater for all abilities, from beginners to advanced riders.
Outdoor gyms are a brilliant way to tone up, get fit and work out without the price tag of an indoor gym.
Geocaching is a brilliant way to start exploring the outdoors and discovering hidden treasure.
Trail running is jogging the scenic route, with bumps, humps and uneven terrain – it’s an adventure!
Trim trails are running and walking routes around country parks that incorporate free fitness equipment, for those who want to improve their fitness while running, jogging or walking through the park.
Tennis For Free, established in 2004, aims to help make tennis accessible for as many people as possible, regardless of ability or social background.
If you want to get fitter and don’t know where to start, go for a walk! From starting with just 10 steps to working up to a mile, you’ll be amazed how quickly you’ll be getting further. The health benefits are endless but that’s not all, being outside, even if it’s just for 10 minutes a day, will make you feel better.
Green Gyms are fun and free groups that combine improving fitness with building green spaces for local communities to enjoy. Volunteers are guided through a range of outdoor activities suitable for all fitness levels and abilities, such as planting trees, sowing meadows and establishing wildlife ponds. The emphasis is on health and fitness and the group take part together in a warm up and cool down.