Moving is good for your body and mind at all stages of life and there are lots of easy ways you, your friends and family can get moving! Fitting some physical activity into your day is easier than you think. The simple act of getting up and about can reduce your risk of developing many diseases including diabetes, heart disease and some cancers. It also improves mental health, sleep, concentration and mood.
It is recommended that we should carry out at least 30 minutes’ of moderate activity 5 days a week.
How will YOU get more active?
Barnet has 11 outdoor gyms, providing a mixture of cardiovascular, strength and toning equipment.Find a location
More ways to get active in Barnet
Barnet offers lots of opportunities to get active – from exploring the borough through walking, to a variety of activities offered by different organisations in Barnet.
Fit and Active Barnet (FAB) Card
Health walks in Barnet parks
Barnet’s Health Walks programme is suitable for anyone aged 18 and over and is led by qualified and experienced instructors, creating a friendly atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.
Seven Health Walks are delivered each week in Barnet and are graded for their difficulty to help you find a walk that’s suitable for you.
Get your first Health Walk for FREE and save a further 10 per cent on block bookings with a FAB Card. To register for your card, visit the FAB Hub. The NHS website contains more information on the benefits of walking.
Get Active London
Active trails in Barnet
Exercise at home
Physical Activity Referral
Fitness and exercise classes for older people in Barnet
Transport for London
Search for walking directions using the journey planner or try one of the suggested walks. You can select different types of routes for your walk, such as less busy streets, and areas with lower pollution
CityMapper will highlight where parts of your journey can be walked and will show you if this would be quicker and /or cheaper compared to taking bus, tube or taxi.