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Moving with a health condition

Living with a health condition doesn't mean you can't move with confidence. If you’re managing a health condition like limited mobility, are visually impaired, or aiming for a gentle routine, Richmond Moves is here to help you find a way to get moving. 

Finding the right activity

If you are looking for activities that meet your needs, check out Ruils’ Joy App.

You can find low and no-cost activities that meet your needs from caring responsibilities to dementia-friendly exercises. Get moving in a way that suits you.

Not sure where to start? Check out our recommendations below:

We Are Undefeatable

For advice, information, and resources on getting active with a range of different health conditions, visit We Are Undefeatable website.

The campaign offers resources and videos on exercises you can do at home, including chair-based activities like yoga and Pilates.

Take part in Five in Five, a great way to build in a small amount of activity into your day. These mini-workouts can be done standing or seated so you can create a routine that fits you.


Richmond upon Thames Inclusive Sport and Exercise (RISE) helps disabled people of all ages get involved with sports and exercise. RISE run dance, football and multi-sport sessions for adults. They also run swimming, dance, football and multi-sport activities for children and young people.

Age UK

Age UK Richmond has social and wellbeing centres in Twickenham, Whitton and Barnes. These centres offer a range of activities to help get you moving, including pilates, Zumba, yoga and tai chi.

Every Body Moves

Access free home workout routines specially designed to be adapted to your own pace and intensity that can fit around your daily schedule. Get active with gentle aerobics, cardio workouts and stretching.

Outdoor gyms

Heathfield Recreation Ground in Twickenham and Carlisle Park in Hampton have outdoor gyms that are designed for people with limited mobility.


Join volunteer-led, friendly and social walks for older adults, keeping fit and healthy amidst beautiful surroundings.

Friendly parks for all

Our parks offer accessible walks for those with limited mobility, with wheelchair-friendly walks and wellbeing walks available across the borough.


The Visually Impaired Society of Richmond (VISOR) organise outings and social evenings as well as tenpin bowling and swimming.

British Blind Sport (BBS) also work to enable visually impaired people to have the same opportunities as sighted people to access and enjoy sport and recreational activities in the UK at all levels, from 'grassroots' to Paralympic representation.

Community Toilet Scheme

Don’t worry about not being able to access a toilet whilst you are out and about. We support the Community Toilet Scheme where residents can use bathrooms at local businesses without being a patron. Find out if an activity is near one of the Community Toilets.

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