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Want to get active but not sure where to start, Active Black Country is committed to making it easier for individuals and communities to be physically active.

Check out the Workplace Challenge Bite Sized Inspiration: How to get your teams more active

For partner offers available through the Workplace Challenge please click here

Walking

Walking for Health is England's largest network of health walks with over 400 active schemes. All walks are supported by specially trained volunteers who are on hand to provide encouragement and support, and make sure no one gets left behind. Our walks are short and over easy terrain, and are open to everyone. Find out more about why walking works or find a local walk near you

Ramblers organises group walks for health, leisure and as a means of getting around to people of all ages, backgrounds and for all levels of fitness. Its website has details of many locally organised walks in towns and cities, as well as the countryside.

Alternatively plan your own workplace walk with Walkit.com. Walkit is the urban walking route planner. Get a route map between two points, a circular route or plot your own and Walkit can calculate your journey time, distance & calories burnt.

Running

RunTogether has been created by England Athletics to provide fun, friendly, supportive and inclusive running opportunities for everyone in England.

England Athletics and British Blind Sport have created the Find a Guide database to help you start, get back into or stay running. If you are 18 or older simply search for guide runners near you using your postcode.

Couch to 5k is a running plan designed to take you from complete beginner to 5 kilometres.

Parkrun organises free, weekly 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free and are safe and easy to take part in or volunteer.

Looking for something more competitive? Why not check out Find a Race which allows you to find local races in your area. Not afraid of getting a bit muddy – check out Mudstacle, the hub of obstacle course racing.

Cycling

Find a Ride lets you find local rides and events within your area (formerly known as sky ride).

Swimming

Poolfinder lets you find your local swimming pool or club.

Bitesize Workouts

Gym free workouts designed for all levels that can be done anywhere at any time.

6, equipment-free, 10 minute workouts for those short on time.

British Heart Foundation Lisa's 10 minute workout

The Great Outdoor Gym Company (TGO)

TGO is a UK based company on a mission to create happy, healthy communities and nurture the planet we live on.

TGO have a number of outdoor gyms across the UK that can used by local communities. Use their Gym Finder to find one near you. Not sure where to start with outdoor gym equipment, check out TGO's How To Use page for advice and guidance one each piece of equipment.

The Conservation Volunteers: Green Gyms

The conservation volunteers works with thousands of people across the UK, helping them to discover, improve and enjoy their local green spaces and by doing so create happier and healthier communities.

Green Gyms are fun and free outdoor sessions where you will be guided in practical activities such as planting trees, sowing meadows and establishing wildlife ponds.

Unlike other conservation projects, the emphasis is very much on health and fitness - volunteers warm up and cool down in preparation for a range of light to vigorous activities to suit all abilities

To find volunteering opportunities or Green Gyms near you please click here

Exercise, Movement & Dance

Exercise, movement & dance are the National Governing Body for group exercise. Find a Class or Instructor near you.

Activity Finders

Active Black Country Activity Finder – Find local sports clubs and activities across the Black Country.

Parasport – A web-based signposting tool run by the British Paralympic Association.

National Disability Sport Organisations – The National Disability Sports Organisations (NDSOs) are a good starting point for many disabled people who want to be more active. They are British Blind Sport, Cerebral Palsy Sport, Dwarf Sports Association UK, LimbPower, Mencap, Special Olympics Great Britain, UK Deaf Sport & WheelPower.

BBC Inspired Activity Finder – Find ways to get active near you

A-Z of Sport & Activities

Want to know more about a specific sport or activity? Check out the Workplace Challenge A-Z of Sport, Physical Activity & Wellbeing where you can find the latest news, local events/courses, National Governing Bodies of Sport information and related links.