SOLIHULL Council is encouraging residents to get active this new year with their So Go! campaign.
Targeting everyone, from people who aren’t active, right through to those who already undertake some form of regular exercise, So Go! aims to help people find an exercise that works for them, regardless of age, long-term health conditions or ability.
Activities and ideas for moving more often, include swimming, table tennis, cycling, nature walks and running.
As well as less obvious activity suggestions, many of which don’t require you leaving your home, such as gardening and chair based stretching and simple movement exercises.
North Solihull Sports Centre and Tudor Grange Leisure Centre offer extensive exercise options, whilst the boroughs parks and open spaces include a hidden collection of opportunities for all age exercise including outdoor gym equipment, table tennis tables, cycle and BMX tracks, tennis courts and pathways which include wildlife walks and nature reserves.
Accessible exercise for disadvantaged groups and those whose physical activity levels have been impacted the most by Covid, can find ideas and inspiration that suits their needs and budget.
Coun Diane Howell, cabinet portfolio holder for leisure and communities, said: “Covid had a huge impact on mental health, as well as restricting opportunities to keep fit, such as going to the gym or meeting up with friends for a walk.
“So Go! is the ideal way to showcase the huge range of activities and opportunities available across Solihull, for all ages and abilities, many of which are available to access at no cost.
“It’s also great to involve Solihull people in the campaign, with residents photographed taking part in a variety of exercises – we hope this will inspire many others in the borough to try a new exercise or activity.”
Visit www.solihullonthemove.co.uk/sogo for more information.