Being physically active has many health benefits both physically and mentally. Regular exercise helps to improve mood, makes you feel happier and increases your energy levels. Regular exercise also assists weight management, decreases many health risks and increases life expectancy.
There are many ways to be active in Walsall, including accessing our parks and green spaces, our leisure centres, activity in our local communities, organised sport and much more.
One You Walsall offer face to face group exercise in community venues included in your 12 week programme. Exercise sessions are held at:
- The Crossing at St Pauls – Monday morning
- Pelsall Village Centre – Tuesday afternoon
- Willenhall CHART – Thursday morning
To attend one of our session, contact One You Walsall and we can advise on the best options for you.
Our healthy lifestyle specialists are friendly, knowledgeable, experienced and passionate.
Sessions are adapted to match your ability and you will be supported throughout by the team.
It can be even more difficult to stay active when working from home. Here are some top tips to help you keep active:
- Use Your Breaks – get up and active during your work breaks
- Create Healthy Habits as Part of Your Wake Up Routine
- Don’t Get Glued to Your Desk
- You Are At Home, Be the Boss
- Walk Around When You Work
- Have Fun, Improvise and Experiment
- Get Outdoors Every Day!
WHO CAN TAKE PART?
If you live, work or are registered with a GP in Walsall and you have attended an initial assessment with one of our healthy lifestyle specialists, you are eligible to attend our One You Walsall group exercise classes.
Eligibility at other organisations may vary.
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES IN WALSALL
A 10 minute workout with the British Heart Foundation
NHS fitness workouts including amongst others aerobic, strength and resistance, Pilates & yoga
Information on the leisure centres in Walsall including amongst others Oak Park, Bloxwich, Darlaston and Gala Baths Timetables for these sites
Information on different sports clubs in Walsall
Information on walks in Walsall
Information on parks and green spaces in Walsall
Walsall area cycling – Aldridge, Pelsall and Bloxwich
Download Walsall Council’s cycling map to find existing routes, cycle parking, groups and useful information.
Cycle training in Walsall
HOW TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
CALL US ON 01922 444 044 and make an appointment with one of our healthy lifestyle specialists, get in touch here or book online here.
WHAT DO OUR CLIENTS SAY?
‘I really enjoy the sessions, the instructors are fab and the exercises are easy to follow, I come away feeling alive!’
“A friendly and helpful approach for all people”
“I loved all of it”
Top tips for being more active
Information from the British Heart Foundation on understanding physical activity
Kick-start your health – information on a range of lifestyle topics including physical activity
When you’re managing a long term health condition, being active is about finding what works for you.
Take the How are You? Quiz.
Calculate your BMI
NHS WEIGHT LOSS PLAN
Keep track of your eating habits, and develop a healthier, more active lifestyle with this easy to follow weight-loss plan.
COUCH TO 5K APP
Healthy changes start with little changes. Whether you want to lose weight, get more active or improve your mood, Better Health and Couch to 5K will be here to support you.
ACTIVE 10 APP
The Active 10 app records every minute of walking you do (anonymously). Just pop your phone in your pocket and away you go!
DRINK FREE DAYS APP
Feel healthier, lose weight and save money by picking your days to go drink-free.
FOOD SCANNER APP
Food Scanner is here to help you and your family make healthier food and drink choices.
It’s time to get scanning! Just find a food or drink barcode to quickly see what’s inside. You might be surprised by what you find!