Physical Activity

Get fit, stay fit! Join our classes

Maintaining regular exercise is a fantastic way to lose weight and improve your overall health and wellbeing. We run weekly group exercise classes it’s not only good for your fitness, but great fun too, with many people saying they made new friends.

Why get fit

Exercise has a huge range of benefits, from improving your mood to helping avoid life-limiting conditions. Exercising on a regular basis helps manage your weight, which not only improves your physical appearance, but will help reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart attack, strokes and some cancers. It will also help lower your blood cholesterol and blood pressure levels. Our classes aren’t just for those who want to get fit, if you’re at risk of falls, have been in hospital or bed ridden it’s also a great way to get back into movement. We’ve made sure that some of the excises are chair based to accommodate all. As a result, you’ll develop stronger bones, muscles and joints, you’ll be stable on your feet whilst also lower your risk of developing osteoporosis. The endorphins from exercise will give you more energy, help you sleep better, make you feel happier and more relaxed. 

How you can get fit with us

During the session, our highly trained instructors will help you try many new activities, all aimed to be enjoyable and educational. We start each of our sessions with a warm-up, either standing, or chair based. These activities can include leg extensions, sitting to standing using resistance bands and work to mobilise different parts of the body.

Who can get fit with us?

  • Anyone aged 16+ who lives or works in Southend
  • Or registered with a GP in Southend CCG
  • Anyone who is inactive (less than 30 minutes activity per week

Where can you get fit 

You’ll find exercise sessions as lots of community centres across Southend, so you’re only just around the corner from one! Often there’s a coffee morning before the session, a great place to meet new people. 

Prefer to get fit outside?

Join our trained walk leaders on one of our weekly health walks! For 30 minutes to an hour, we take a group walk around a local park. This is great for mental as well as physical health, and also give you the chance to socialise, meet new people and enjoy nature. 

Get fit today 

If you’re 16 or above and think you could benefit from this service just fill in our short contact form and we’ll get back to you

You can also contact us on 0333 005 0095