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Move More

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.

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How will YOU get more active?

Did YOU know walking counts as exercise?
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Start small! A brisk 10-minute walk can reduce your risk of serious illness. Get started with the Active 10 app and track your progress!

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Grab YOUR trainers for the free couch to 5k app
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Go from absolute beginner to running 5km in just 9 weeks with our step-by-step guide Couch to 5k app!

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Get fit for FREE at an outdoor gym in Barnet
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Barnet has 11 outdoor gyms, providing a mixture of cardiovascular, strength and toning equipment.

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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
The Fit and Active Barnet (FAB) Card is a free annual membership available to Barnet residents, giving access to a range of benefits across all five of the Barnet Leisure Centres and beyond. To sign up online to your free FAB Card, either click here or visit one of the five Barnet Leisure Centres across the borough.
Health walks in Barnet parks
Enjoy a stroll around some of our beautiful parks and open spaces by taking part in one (or more) of the weekly organised health walks.
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
To help you find local activities to you, let Get Active London help you search opportunities in Barnet and across the capital.
Active trails in Barnet
Active trails are pre-plotted routes of 1k, 2.5k or 5k which can be walked, run or cycled at your own pace - all for free. Find more details here.
Exercise at home
Alternatively, if you would rather exercise in your home, or getting out and about is difficult for you, why not try out the exercises in the downloadable brochure below, devised by our partners at Better.
Physical Activity Referral
Do you have a medical condition and are looking to become more active? Speak to your GP today who will be able to refer you. For more information, click here.
Fitness and exercise classes for older people in Barnet
AgeUK Barnet run fun and affordable fitness and exercise activities throughout the London Borough of Barnet. These include indoor and outdoor classes for all levels and abilities. These classes are aimed at people aged 55 and above. Visit the AgeUK Barnet. website to find out more.
Transport for London
TfL have information on how to get around London by foot, suggested walking routes and places to see and visit.
They also have maps showing how many steps or minutes it takes to walk between tube stations and information on journeys that are quicker if walked.
Walk it
Walkit provides route maps between any two points, including journey time, calorie burn, step count and carbon saving.
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
Enter where you are coming from and going to and it will provide information on the different public transport / walking / cycling options, how long they take and how much they cost.
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.