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Physical Health

COVID19: Families

Stay at Home Mile with Fit Mums

Created by fit mums – click here

Virtual activities include; adult running, fitness, walking and cycling clubs delivered via Zoom and streamed to Facebook live.

You can find out the activities offered in October from the website here

Disney dance-alongs

Created by This Girl Can - find them all online here.


Exercising with your child

This Girl Can has a number of ways you can exercise with your child (please note, not all of these activities are recommended during this time of physical distancing) - view them online here.


Change4Life Indoor activities

Easy ways for children to keep active indoors - find them all online here.


Change4Life accessible activities for disabled children and young people

Please note, not all of these activities are recommended during this time of physical distancing - view them online here.


BBC Super Movers

The BBC Super Movers website contains a host of free online videos & fun curriculum linked resources to get children moving while they learn. Visit the website here.


Early Movers

A free online resource to help parents keep their under-fives moving and developing physically. Access the free activities here.


The Body Coach

Joe Wicks became a PE teacher for the nation during the national lockdown, doing 30 minute exercises specific for kids. Tune into his YouTube Channel here


Nike Active Kids Do Better

Resources for parents to get their kids more active


British Cycling Daily Activity Calendar

British Cycling has launched a daily activity calendar to keep kids moving and help them to develop new skills. The full suite of games and activities can be found here.



England Athletics have launched a series of videos demonstrating parents and children (aged 4-11) taking part in fun activities based on fundamental core movement skills: running, jumping and throwing. Watch the videos here.

Tennis at Home

The LTA has pulled together 12 fun activities and exercises that parents and children can play at home, to hone their tennis skills while getting crucial exercise. Watch the videos here.

 Get set Tokyo

Activities linked to get set for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics click here


Premier League Primary Stars

Premier League Primary Stars have made their school-curriculum linked resources available for home learning, with no registration. These will support those looking for ways to educate, entertain children and keep them active. Access the resources here.


Alphabet Fitness Bingo

A 35 day workout challenge for children to do with their families at home. Access the resource here.


Go Noodle

Anyone can access these free online videos that encourage children to be active & have fun. Visit the website here.


Cosmic Kids Yoga & Mindfulness

Free online videos that can be watched & followed at home by children, adults & families alike. Access themed yoga lessons, mindfulness activities & relaxation sessions from the comfort of your home. View them here.


Young Champions

Created by sports coaches, movement specialists and sports scientists to provide young children with home practice sessions to develop fitness, motor and sports skills. Sign up for free here.

COVID19: Adults

Acomb Ambles

This is a project for people to come together for short gentle walks, which will allow them to discover Acomb's hidden green spaces.

You can join a guided walk led by volunteer Walk leaders, which will allow you go at your own pace. These walks are open to all, but they particularly welcome those people who feel they are not fit enough to join other group walks. 

The maps for the routes are also available for download, so you can explore at your own time. More information, including the maps can be found here


Stay at home workout

Sport England collaboration of home workouts online here


North Yorkshire Sport

North Yorkshire Sport have a range of home workouts online here


One You

The NHS programme, One You, has 10 minute video workouts online here.


Link4Life at Home

A range of Les Mills workouts, on-demand classes and ideas for mindfulness, wellbeing and nutrition. Take a look here.


Fitness Blender

Fitness Blender has over 500 free workout videos that you can follow along with. View them online here.


Life Fitness

Free at-home on-demand workouts via Digital Coach. Accessible on mobile and desktop via any web browser, the workouts have been created by trainers from Life Fitness Academy. Sign up to access the workouts here.


The Body Coach (Joe Wicks)

The Body Coach has a hundreds of free online workouts that can be done at home, including sessions for beginners and children. Watch them and follow along online here.


Sweaty Betty

Numerous online fitness classes ranging from yoga to HIIT, you'll be able to find a class to suit your timeframe and fitness level. Watch them here.



10-30 minute Pilates and Dance based Fitness workouts you can do in the comfort of your own home. Watch them here.


Nike Training Club

Free access to over 190 free workouts across strength, endurance, yoga and mobility targeting your abs, arms, shoulders, glutes and legs. Sessions range from 15-45 minutes and are designed to help you see and feel results. Find out more and download the app here.

Public Health England Active at Home

Public Health England have produced the PHE Active at Home Booklet.

COVID19: Older

Shapemaster home exercise videos

These videos aim to support older adults & those with long term health conditions throughout isolation. Watch the Shapemaster home based exercise films here.


NHS Sitting Exercises

These exercises done whilst sitting, are a great place to start to build strength and balance. See the exercises here.


NHS Flexibility Exercises

These flexibility exercises can be done at home to help improve your mobility. See the exercises here.


NHS Balance exercises

These simple balance exercises can be done at home to help make you feel more steady in walking and moving. See the exercises here.


NHS Strength exercises

Strength exercises like these can be done at home to improve your lower limb strength. See the exercises here.


British Heart Foundation chair based exercises leaflet

BHF have created a list of chair based exercises you can do at home click here


British Heart Foundation activity page

BHF have created a page full of activities info here


Movement for those with Osteoporosis or Osteopenia

You can watch and follow the online videos offered by the Royal Osteoporosis Society – See the exercises here.


Over Fifty Fitness

Rosemary retrained as a personal trainer at the age of 60 and runs physical activity sessions for older adults across Manchester. She is now running Facebook Live activity sessions to keep you moving in your homes. Like her page on Facebook here to join in.


Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)

The CSP have created a simple set of exercises designed especially for older people to help everyone stay active at home. View the exercises online here.


Move It Or Lose It support pack for older people

Download the free support pack for older people here

Dance to Health-National Falls Prevention Dance Programme

Dance to Health have online classes open to anyone over the age of 55 to keep who want a fun way to way to get fit and boost their strength and balance. Classes last an hour and include verified strength and balance exercises hidden in fun dance routines which can be done safely from home. The classes start with simple warm ups and build up to short routines on your feet. 30 minutes are provided at the end of the class for social time to chat if you want to.

For booking information, please visit their website.

COVID19: Disabled and Long Term Health Conditions

We Are Undefeatable

This Sport England campaign aims to help those who have long term health conditions to become active. They have a number of tips and ways to help you move more within your home. Take a look at them here.


Sofa Superheroes

Join instructor Kris from Wheely Good Fitness everyday for a Sofa Superhero work out! Follow him on his Facebook page and Twitter for more information about the sessions.


Wheelpower Adaptive Yoga for wheelchair users

Wheelpower are launching a series of Adaptive Yoga videos to encourage wheelchair users to exercise from the comfort of their homes. Watch here.


NHS pilates workout

The NHS has produced a pilates-inspired 30-minute workout suitable for people with several conditions including multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic pain and fibromyalgia. Watch the video here.



Limbpower have created private Facebook groups to support the physical, psychological and social wellbeing of amputees and individuals with limb difference. Join the LimbPower: Stay in Stay Active group here, and the LimbPower Juniors: Stay In Stay Active group here for juniors and their families.


Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK have put together some advice to support you in keeping active, well and managing diabetes while at home, whether you're self-isolating or know someone who is. Read the support here.

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Guidance from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) on how to help patients to be active and self-manage existing conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic is available online here.


The YorWellbeing team wants to help you lead a happier, healthier life.

There are many things that affect how healthy you are; these include lifestyle factors such as healthy eating, exercise, alcohol and smoking.

Working within local communities, YorWellbeing can:

  • provide advice and support on health issues
  • encourage positive lifestyle and behaviour changes
  • improve your health and wellbeing
  • reduce health inequalities


Stop Smoking support

Our YorWellbeing service offers free Stop Smoking support; contact our YorWellbeing team for more information or to make an appointment.

YorWellbeing free health checks

YorWellbeing also offers free health checks (if you are eligible) where you can:

  • learn about your risk of developing common but often preventable health conditions such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease
  • understand how lifestyle can influence your risk
  • be supported to live a healthier lifestyle

To find out if you're eligible or to make an appointment, contact the YorWellbeing Team on 01904 553377, email, or visit the website,

Move More York

If you live and work in York, could you move even more? 

A little movement in our daily lives can make a positive difference to our physical health, as well as having positive effects on our mental health.

And there are other benefits. Walking or cycling for all or part of your journey to work or school can help reduce congestion and improve air quality in the city, as well as improve our overall health and concentration levels.

So get involved and see how you too can move more.

Move The Masses

Local charity Move the Masses have an online map showing the locations of all the outdoor gym facilities in the city. They have filmed example workouts at several of the outdoor gym locations which you can view and follow. Find the map here.

Move the Masses also run free, pop-up workouts, and social group walks focused towards people who are less physically active. You can view and sign up to events here.


The Exercise Referral Programme in York is now managed by Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL). The new service is known as 'HealthWise' and operates from Energise Leisure Centre in Acomb and Burnholme Sports Centre in Heworth. Any exercise referrals should now be directed to HealthWise.

Healthcare professionals will need to register to refer patients to HealthWise, even if they were previously registered with the YorWellbeing Exercise Referral Programme.

For further information, contact Jason Minto the HealthWise coordinator on telephone: 01904 403917 or email

More Options

Walks & Cycling

For more information on walks, please go to the City of York Council website

Cycling , cycling maps and routes can be found on the Travel York website


Sports Directory for York can be found on the City of York Council website

Disabled Sports Directory for York can be found on the City of York Council website

Live well York Community Activities Directory

Last Updated 11/01/2021