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Coronavirus (COVID-19) closures – click or tap here for information and updates

Let's keep Nottingham Active

We've got all sorts to help keep you moving while our leisure centres are closed.

Stay home. Stay Active.

Although it’s for everyone’s safety during the spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we are not happy to be closing our centres! We will miss you… but, rest assured, we have a plan!


We know you have goals to reach and we know just how important our facilities are to you. You may not be paying for a gym right now, but you still want to stay healthy.

So, we’re here to help you turn your home into your own exercise retreat – keeping you on track.


We want to support you – keeping you active during these strange times is our goal.

Online resources

We’ve created this great hub of home workouts, fitness activities, ideas and information to keep you moving during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.


If you’re now working from home or self-isolating, remember to stick to your normal everyday routines as much as possible. Wake up when you normally would, eat when you normally would and exercise regularly – it’ll help to keep your mental health in check.

Exercise “decreases stress and anxiety” says Becky Hill, who is a fitness trainer and therapist. “Everyone is stressed at the moment and people aren’t sleeping,” she says. “But if you’re moving, you’re likely to sleep better.” – BBC News 19.03.20


Give these resources a go, and please let us know what you think! Post and tag #IAmActiveNottingham on social media to share your experiences – we would love to see how you get on.

Keep an eye on this page, because we’re going to add even more helpful resources as time goes on. Be sure to let us know if you’ve spotted a different way of exercising, too! If there’s something fabulous that we haven’t listed below, we’d love to share it with others.


Let’s learn on this journey, together.

While we carefully select our recommended apps, Active Nottingham is not responsible for any of the content provided. Please follow all safety instructions carefully and enjoy your workout.

mywellness – Technogym

Complete our FREE bodyweight workout of the day, suitable for all abilities. A new workout will be uploaded to the mywellness app every day. Challenge your family and friends and get involved! Our GPS-enabled app will also track walking, running and cycling outdoors.


Get involved


Please note: Active Nottingham customers cannot book and manage their classes via the mywellness app.

Wellbeats – group exercise on demand

500+ ways to enjoy fitness benefits in and out of of your own home, plus nutritional advice. With follow-along studio-based and group-cycling classes, mindfulness exercises, running programmes and quick office-break exercises – Wellbeats is ideal for customers who are working from home. FREE access up to 30 April.


Register here

Les Mills – on demand

A fantastic, FREE option to help to keep you active and working out at home, offering over 100 workouts across 10 categories of classes.


Get started

NHS – get fit for free

The NHS has loads of tips about staying active for FREE, whether you’re staying in or heading outside.


Find out more

Fitbit Premium

FREE 90-day trial with personalised health insights, customised programmes and 150+ at-home workouts from well-known fitness brands. Download the Fitbit app to get started.
Find out more

Down Dog

Enjoy a wide range of different types of at-home workouts – including yoga, barre (using a chair), HIIT and 7-minute workouts – FREE until 1 April for everyone and until 1 July for all students, teachers and healthcare workers.
Find out more

STA – water safety advice activities pack

Keep the kids busy with this FREE, entertaining and educational water safety booklet for 8-year-olds and over. Printer required.
Download for FREE

Bodyweight Basics

Nottingham-based School of Calisthenics is offering its Bodyweight Basics training programme for FREE until 30 April, so you can look after your physical health and mental wellbeing from home. It's a progressive bodyweight training programme designed to help you master the fundamental movements of calisthenics.
Give it a go

The Body Coach TV – home workout for seniors

Here's a FREE 10-minute workout designed for older people. Keep active and mobile at home with Joe Wicks AKA The Body Coach. No equipment needed for these simple standing exercises.
Watch now

The Body Coach TV – PE with Joe

FREE online PE class for children of all ages, streamed live at 9am from Monday to Friday, with Joe Wicks AKA The Body Coach.
Watch now

#TriAtHome – Yoga for Kids

Series of short, FREE online yoga sessions for children, helping them to relax.
Watch now

Exercising outdoors

If you’re not ‘at increased risk‘ – under the age of seventy, with no pre-existing health conditions, you can still be active outside.


As of 23 March 2020, you can exercise once a day outside your home – alone or with your household only.

Just remember to keep your distance from other pedestrians, the advice is to stay at least two metres (three paces) away from people when you’re out and about. Read more from BBC News.


In case you aren’t sure, here’s some helpful advice on social distancing.


You can go for a run, a bike ride, a brisk walk, or enjoy a leisurely dog walk.

Parks and Open Spaces

Fresh air and movement are both good for you, and Nottingham’s Parks are still open. We’re lucky enough to live in a city where award-winning parks and open spaces cover 20% of the city’s surface.


Please enjoy responsibly – only go as part of your daily exercise, alone or with your household, and practice social distancing whilst you are there.


Find your nearest park

Social distancing - enjoy our parks safely. Wash your hands. Keep 3 paces distance. Sneeze or cough into your sleeve. Avoid touching your face. Play areas are now closed.

Thank you!

If you’re still reading – thank you! We know there’s a lot of new information floating around at the moment, but we can do this!


Let’s stay Active in Nottingham, together.