How much physical activity do you do? Are you as active as you used to be? Would you like to do more but you're not sure where to go or what to do?
Let's Get Moving!
There are loads of ways you can get more physical activity into your lives... play a sport, go for a walk, join a running group or even cycle to work/school. However there are still over 20% of us across Cambridgeshire that do less than 30 minutes physical activity per week.
Well to support people across Cambridgeshire to be more active a new project has been developed through funding from Cambridgeshire County Council Public Health.
Let's Get Moving Cambridgeshire is being led by Living Sport and the five district councils of Cambridgeshire, with each district employing physical activity coordinators to promote opportunities locally, develop new activities and support individuals to become more active.
To find out what is going on in your area you can contact your local coordinator or access information through the website. Everyone that completes the short online questionnaire will be contacted by a physical activity coordinator to offer advice and guidance to support you to become more active.
One of the new programmes that has been developed through the project is 'Let's Go Girls Back to Fitness', which is a try-it-for-10 women only programme in Chesterton where participants try a range of new fitness classes over 10 weeks then get a discounted membership to a fitness centre.
The women that have signed up to this have been really enjoying it, with one saying "I'm so thrilled to be participating in the Let's Go Girls programme and have been loving it. It's great to have carved out this weekly time slot in my schedule for exercise so that I don't make excuses".
New programmes are being developed by the coordinators where there is a need, and they are continually working with communities to ensure that opportunities are accessible and sustainable. An important factor for the success of the project is community support; which might be local volunteers, access to facilities or even being a local advocate promoting the project and encouraging everyone to be more active. If you would like to get involved in any way, your local coordinator would love to hear from you. Meet the team