Jan-Feb 2018

Healthy Peterborough

Support & Useful Links - Physical Activity

If exercise were a pill, it would be one of the most cost-effective drugs ever invented. It’s free, easy to take and has an immediate effect.

People who do regular activity have a lower risk of many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and some cancers. Research shows that physical activity can also boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy, as well as reducing your risk of stress, depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

However for some people becoming more active requires support.  Below are local physical activity programmes as well as links to national websites that can give advice. 

FREE Let's Get Moving classes 
An eight week exercise-only programme for adults who want to increase their physical activity - can be mixed gender or ladies-only. Find out more by view our leaflet here


Let's get Healthy
Our free healthy lifestyles club running in schools and community settings for 4-12 year olds. Find out more




Vivacity offers a range of sporting activities to encourage people from all backgrounds and ages to become more active and participate in sport and fitness activities. Some activities are free and some are provided at subsidised prices, due to their specialist nature.

Children's activities
Disability Sports
Exercise for people with long term health conditions
Nordic Walking and Walking for Health


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Perkins Great Eastern Run
Be part of one of the biggest and best half marathons in the region. If your fitness levels aren't up for the half marathon, sign up for the 5k fun run.  Free training sessions are also available.

As well as healthy eating, Change4Life also have lots of advice on moving more and offer the 10 minute shake-up, primarily aimed at children.

Here you are find useful advice and apps to help - Active 10 and Couch to 5k



Our Parks Peterborough
Our Parks is a brand new initiative bringing FREE, group exercise classes, led by experienced, fully qualified and insured instructors, to Central Park, Peterborough.



Walk Peterborough
Walk Peterborough's website is designed specifically to record different routes around the city and surrounding areas. In addition, through mobile optimisation and GPS data, you can now conveniently map and follow your route on the go.


Inspire Peterborough

Inspire Peterborough for those interested in disability and inclusive sport. 

Disability Peterborough
DIAL Peterborough is your local centre for free confidential and impartial information and advice, for physically disabled people, their carers and families. The purpose of DIAL Peterborough is to provide a range of services that assist people with physical disabilities to achieve their potential and have maximum choice and control over their lives. 

St George's Hydrotherapy Pool

The warm supportive waters of St George's hydrotherapy pool can benefit children and adults with a wide range of disabilities or long-term health conditions.  It can also assist rehabilitation from surgery or an injury. 






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Healthy Peterborough is led by:
  • Peterborough City Council
  • Peterborough Pharmacies
  • Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust