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Getting active is one of the best ways that you can improve your overall health and wellbeing.

Whatever your starting point or current activity levels, Live Life Better Derbyshire has plenty of ideas and advice to help you get started.

Live Life Better Derbyshire offers free physical activity advice and support to people who are on our weight management programme and for people who are inactive.

Weight management client sessions

These online sessions are specially designed for people that have completed the health and wellbeing MOT and would like to take part in our weight management programme. 

Sessions are free, run for 12 weeks and last 45 minutes.

They take place on Microsoft Teams and are led by our highly experienced and qualified staff.

They're suitable for all abilities and the sessions include options for you to exercise in a chair, standing using a chair or standing. 

View some examples of our Live Life Better Derbyshire exercise sessions.

Online sessions

Monday

  • 4pm to 4.45pm
  • 6pm to 6.45pm

Tuesday

  • 9.30am to 10.15am
  • 2pm to 2.45pm
  • 3pm to 3.45pm
  • 5pm to 5.45pm

Wednesday

  • 9am to 9.45am
  • 10am to 10.45am
  • 2pm to 2.45pm
  • 6pm to 6.45pm

Thursday

  • 9am to 9.45am
  • 10am to 10.45am
  • 4pm to 4.45pm
  • 6pm to 6.45pm

Friday

  • 9.30am to 10.15am
  • 10am to 10.45am

There’s lot of evidence that shows the benefits of physical activity in terms of both treating and preventing diseases.

Find out more about the health benefits of getting active.

Sessions for inactive people

If you are inactive (ie doing less than 30 minutes per week) you will be eligible to get help and support from one of our experienced physical activity advisors.

To get started complete our health and wellbeing MOT.

We will then put you in touch with one of our advisors who will discuss some options for you to get active.

Options include:

  1. Live instructor led exercise sessions

  2. Paper based resources -  if you don’t have access to a computer, tablet or phone we can send you some exercise programmes that you can complete at home

  3. Apps - we can discuss some easy to use apps to help you get active including walking, getting started with jogging or using an exercise plan

  4. Online videos - we have reviewed a range of online videos from trusted providers for people of all abilities.  We can discuss these with you, agree something that is suitable and help you get started

  5. Access to local leisure services

  6. Walking for Health is England's largest network of free group health walk schemes. Find out more about Walking for Health, and search for local groups.

  7. Strictly no Falling groups - these aim to increase balance and mobility and are run by Age UK Derby and Derbyshire.

  8. Jog Derbyshire. Jog Derbyshire is a network of friendly, social jogging groups across Derbyshire. Find out more about Jog Derbyshire.

  9. Exercise by referral is a comprehensive, 12 week programme of exercise supported by qualified staff that's carried out at local leisure centres.  You can find out more about exercise by referral.