Physical Activity and Lifestyle Toolkit
The toolkit has been designed by the RCGP in partnership with Sport England, to be used by primary care professionals in the UK.
Physical activity hub
The site is delivered through a collaboration and partnership between Manchester City Council and Eastlands Trust. Two like-minded and passionate organisations who share a vision, passion and commitment for this great city.
Manchester Health Walks
The Manchester Health walks are free, open to all and are very accessible. We are keen to support people with long term health conditions, those looking to get and keep active and people affected by cancer on our walks.
Walking for health
Want to get more active?
Exercise guidelines and workouts to help improve your fitness and wellbeing.
Manchester Girls Can
Manchester Girls Can is for all Manchester Women who fancy giving it a go, no matter how good they are or how they look! Fear of judgement is stopping many of us from taking part in exercise but as thousands of women across Manchester are proving, it really doesn’t have to.
This Girl Can
NHS Weekly Activity Guidance
View information on physical activity guidelines.
NHS: Physical activity
Little Box Gym
There is a local family-run community gym near St Werburgh’s Road tram stop: “The Gym For People Who Don’t Do Gyms”
Little Box gym
Meetup is a social website collection of get-togethers and you can search for local Manchester Meetups in topics including sport and activity. It is organised around one simple idea: when we get together and do the things that matter to us, we’re at our best. Just getting together with others helps us to feel well.
NHS Couch to 5k
Find out more and download the nine-week set of Couch to 5K podcasts.
NHS: Couch to 5k
We have a few local community gardens:
Moss Side Community Allotment (Bowes Street, Moss Side)
Riverbank Community Garden (Near Barlow Moor Road Tram stop) that meet regularly from spring to autumn on Tuesday evenings. “We are very informal and just meet up, do some weeding, planting and harvesting and share any harvest”
Chorlton Good Neighbours Community Garden (Wilbraham St Ninians Church, Chorlton)
St Margaret’s Forever Community Garden (Brantingham Road, Whalley Range) “We meet every Saturday morning 11-1pm weather permitting and in the autumn we have orchard days”
Orchard49 (Seymore Grove Allotments) The Pankhurst Plot at Chorlton Park.
There are many local groups that involve physical activity and which welcome newcomers. Why not rekindle an old hobby or sport, or try something new? Singing is exercise too! Most places welcome beginners so put the fear aside! Doing something new can be life-changing. Here is just a sample of some local groups:
Solar Salsa – Cuban Salsa classes Tuesdays and Thursday evenings upstairs at The Royal Oak.
Chorlton Ladies Singing Group – sing contemporary songs and meet new people. No need to book, simply turn up and give it a go! Mondays 7-8.30pm upstairs at The Lloyds, Chorlton.
Beginners Tai Chi and Qi Gong in Chorlton
Contact Karen on 07525 054 432 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginners Tai Chi at Firswood Community Centre
Contact John or Vicky 0161 860 4111 or 07507 773717
Art Class, St Margaret’s Social Centre, Brantingham Road M21 0TT every Tuesday 10-12.30pm open to everyone.
Contact John on 07503 325645 or email email@example.com