So Go! and spring into 2023 by getting more active
Our physical activity campaign springs into the new year with a wide range of activities, exercise and inspiration – so there’s really no excuse and every reason to try something new!
From walking in your local park, swimming at one of our local leisure centres, exercises at home, or learning how to be confident on a bike via a course near you – we have exercise ideas for everyone https://solihullonthemove.co.uk/get-moving/
Look out for our new posters and advertising that will be appearing across the borough, showing local people of all ages, getting active. You might just spot someone you know?
Calling organisations, clubs and groups – get involved!
Are you an organisation, club or group who are ‘active’ in your community? We’d like you to help spread awareness of all the fun community physical activities and sports available across the borough. Learn more about how to get involved today, by visiting
https://solihullonthemove.co.uk/sogo/ then scroll down to ‘So Go Supporter Sign Up’ and provide your details to receive a free campaign toolkit. The toolkit has suggested social media posts, posters and images you can use, as well as leaflets you can add your information to, helping to raise awareness of your activity. Also, a logo which you can use to show you are part of the So Go! campaign.
Here are new and current opportunities to improve your health and fitness:
Get support to be active and help manage long-term health conditions
Whether you’re managing a long-term health condition, pain, fatigue or recovery, you may be worried that getting active can make things worse and that’s ok, but the right type of activity could actually really help. Not sure where to start, then joining one of Solihull’s Active Wellbeing Hub services could be the right fit for you. These exercise programmes and classes all include support, advice and guidance from qualified exercise referral specialists who are there to help you achieve your goals. Find out more about these services via https://solihullonthemove.co.uk/get-support-to-be-active/people-with-long-term-health-conditions/
Striders and Strollers Wellbeing Walks
Walking in Solihull is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier.
No matter how active you currently are, we have a variety of local groups offering a range of walks of differing lengths and distances. Come and enjoy your local area, meet new people and improve your health with one of our walking groups. We have regular walks led by our trained volunteer walk leaders. Current dates, times and locations can be found in our
Step into Solihull Booklet.
|Walk Leader Training
We are looking for volunteer walk leaders and assistants to help start a brand-new walk at North Solihull Sports Centre and support other local Striders and Strollers Wellbeing Walks!
As a volunteer walk leader, you’ll be helping people in your local community to get active and healthy, providing vital support that they otherwise might not get. For more information contact Solihull Active on 0121 704 8207 or e-mail email@example.com
One Big Walk
Stride into the new year and take on Mencap’s One Big Walk! For two weeks from the Monday 16 January to Monday 30 January 2023, walk 1.5 miles a day or complete one big walk of 15 miles, the challenge is up to you. https://www.mencap.org.uk/event/one-big-walk
Sports Centre & Leisure Centre updates
Free cookbook and £1 joining fee for new members this January
Kick off the new year with a £1 joining fee and free cookbook for new members at both Solihull leisure centres.
Whether you’re completely new to the gym and fitness, looking to get back to it after a period off, or a seasoned veteran, there’s still time to take advantage of Everyone Active’s reduced joining fee until the end of January.
Packed with inspiration for healthy, home-cooked meals, new members in January will also receive a free Weight Watchers recipe book (while stocks last).
Everyone Active memberships cover swimming, gym and group exercise classes to suit your personal fitness goals. Click on your preferred centre below, to take advantage of the January offer and start your personal health journey now!
North Solihull Sports Centre
Tudor Grange Leisure Centre
Walking netball sessions
Why not try out the fun, laughter and camaraderie of Walking Netball?
Walking Netball has been designed so that anyone can play it regardless of age or fitness level. From those who have dropped out of the sport they love due to serious injury to those who believed they had hung up their netball trainers many years ago, Walking Netball really is for everyone.
The sessions are specially designed to be welcoming and largely follow the same formats as any other netball session – including a warm-up, mini-games and drills followed by a friendly game.
North Solihull Sports Centre Monday 10am – 11am
Tudor Grange Leisure Centre Monday 10am – 11am Thursday 11am – 12pm
Only £4 per session.
Active Antz – active fun for the under 5s
Looking for fun activities for under 5s? Look no further than Active Antz.
These sessions are designed to give your child the opportunity to explore their own capabilities and range from exploring soft play shapes to jumping on bouncy castles, singing, crafts and much more.
Wear suitable clothing but shoes are not needed. The session is supervised but it is not a led session and parents are required to take part and supervise their child(ren).
North Solihull Sports Centre Tuesday 9:30am – 11am
Tudor Grange Leisure Centre Wednesday 9:30am – 11am
For information about activities, classes and memberships, visit North Solihull Sports Centre or Tudor Grange Leisure Centre
Community initiatives & funding
|Think Active – grants available, apply now!
Think Active are accepting applications for the following two grants, the closing date for both is 16 January 2023.
Together Fund offers grants of up to £10,000 to help reduce the impact of the cost-of-living crisis and Covid-19 pandemic for community groups that are working to help people be more active. If you’ve got an idea to get people active, we’d love to hear from you! Further information can be found here – https://thinkactive.org/funding/together-fund/
Winter Warm Hub Physical activity Fund
Grants of up to £2000 are available for Warm Hubs to support their communities to be active. Further information is available here – https://thinkactive.org/funding/winter-warm-hub-physical-activity-fund/