Exercise and keeping fit

Even small changes to you and your family’s daily routine, physical activity and eating habits can make a big difference to the health and wellbeing of you all. Increased physical activity, maintaining healthy weight, eating a balanced diet and playing sp

Keeping active

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If you’d like to get more exercise , you’ll find lots of advice and information online and at Change4Life and Bristol City Council.

Getting fit & out and about

Local leisure and sports centres

Bristol has a wide range of sports centres and clubs where you can meet others and keep fit. Find out more at:

Walk for Health 

Walk for Health is an initiative that supports our diverse communities in becoming more active through walking. It provides group walks for people of all ages and a range of walking abilities, led by volunteers. 

Recreational running

RunTogether is an official England Athletics recreational running project, which encourages more people to run, regardless of your age, fitness level, aspiration or background.

There are loads of groups across the country which are all supervised by qualified and approachable leaders. Visit the RunTogether website to search for your nearest group by postcode.


If you're looking for inspiration to start running, take a look at the Couch to 5K plan on NHS Choices.

Active Bristol

Active Bristol has created the Get Active database to help people of all ages and abilities find fun things to do to keep themselves active. Find things to do in your area on the Get Active database and find out more about Active Bristol at Bristol City council’s website.

Physical activity referral scheme

If you are a Bristol resident, have a medical condition – such as diabetes – and you are not very active, you might be eligable for supported physical activity schemes referred by your GP or another health specialist.

Find out more on the Bristol City Council website:

Physical activity referral scheme

NHS Choices

Learn more about the benefits of exercise and get advice on exercising safely at NHS Choices.

Physical activity referral scheme

We work in partnership with Bristol City Council and a variety of other organisations to enable leisure centres and community sports organisations to deliver supported physical activity programmes for people with health conditions.