Being active is a fun way to improve your health and wellbeing. Richmond upon Thames offers an environment that makes getting active and being healthy easier to achieve. With the large areas of green open space and excellent sports and leisure facilities, there is something to suit everyone.
Introducing walking or cycling into your everyday life is a great way to get more active. Smarter Travel Richmond can offer support and advice to help you get more active as part of your daily travel.
Make the most of the greenest borough in Richmond by visiting your local parks and open spaces. From gentle walks along the Thames towpath to fitness equipment and group classes in the park, green exercise offers free and low cost options to get more active.
With over 100 voluntary sports clubs in the borough there is a fun and social activity to suit every ability and fitness level. The clubs cater for beginners through to the competitive level. The Sports Development Team can help you to find a club that is right for you.
Fitness centres and group classes
Getting back to fitness at your local gym or exercise classes can be a great way to reach your 30 minutes a day, the government's physical activity target. Local authority fitness facilities offer brilliant value for money, with up to date gym equipment and a range of classes from dance to yoga.
Exercising with a health condition or a disability
If you are worried about getting more active because of your health or fitness level, the Active Living Scheme offers supervised activities for those with health conditions or poor mobility. The RISE project will help you to find out more about disability-specific sports and exercise activities.