Active Central

Are you 18 plus? Living in Coventry? We are here to help you get more active.

We often beat ourselves up because we aren’t doing what we think we should be. It’s the mind playing tricks on us, because all it really takes is a few small changes over the week that we stick to. Over time these small changes start having an impact. It’s not quick and you won’t be in smaller jeans in a week, but this way is proven to work and easier to stick to.

These goals ARE NOT specific weight loss goals but they will focus us in on what we want to work on and changes in our routines. These might be; reducing high calorie snacking, increasing intake of greens, reducing eating late at night or reducing alcohol intake and steps that we will take to make these happen. We are all different!

This project is for adults of all ages and physical abilities (18 plus). We also offer a range of other fitness activities to try and see what you might enjoy; chair yoga, dance, park walks, park tennis, a kick about, progressive muscle relaxation and more. This is meant to be fun, you don’t have to be the best, or look your best, but it’s about making changes together.  

Mondays 10 - 11.30am, Allesley Park for a light walk and social 

Tuesdays: 4—5pm, Seyedeh runs a very inclusive and enjoyable dance session with a mixture of Iranian/Arabic/Western/Bollywood tracks – open to all. You can use as much or as little energy as you like. People who attend are expected to participate in this class rather than just watch, but you can turn off your video if you are uncomfortable being seen dancing. It is an event for women who are 18 plus. Join Zoom Meeting:

Wednesdays: 3.00-4.30pm, War Memorial Walks. Join us for a relaxing afternoon stroll and chill. This event is for 18 plus – so not suitable for 16 and 17 year olds. Unless it’s lashing down with rain, we do try and get out – bring your raincoat and umbrella!  We can only have six people meeting in small groups outside at a time so please do make sure that you let us know by Monday of that week if you are coming so that we can plan accordingly.

Saturdays: 11am, Chat and share tips and ideas for making healthy wellbeing changes. We will talk about some of the reasons why things haven't worked in the past and everyone will set some small goals. Call or email to book and Join Zoom meeting

From Thursday 2nd Sept  - Active Central will be meeting on Thursdays at The Warwick Road United Reformed Church’s large room between 1.15pm and 3pm.

These are community sessions aimed at getting Coventry adults healthier and beating social isolation. We are getting people together to combat some of the barriers that stop people making positive changes. We will offer a coffee morning run by volunteers with either chair yoga, some gentle exercise, healthy eating tips and the following activities:

2nd Sept – launch party

16th Sept - Bingo and prizes

30th Sept – Percussion and singing

14th Oct - Bingo and prizes

28th Oct – Diwali festival of light theme

11th Nov - Bingo and prizes

25th Nov – Craft, gift making

9th Dec - Christmas wish theme

"Thank you for the session today.  I learned a lot about foods, how to manage my condition better and exercises I can do with my mobility problems and follow.  It was a really useful session.  I feel more motivated to make some of the changes in my diet and be more active.  I am looking forward to meeting up in the park again to increase my activity and social experience which is really important to me because I spend a lot of time at home alone and don't venture out and meet up with people often."


Nicky Smith (Engagement Officer, Active Central)

Tel: 07541 343491


This project is funded by Heart of England Trust and from Aug 2021 onwards The William A Cadbury Charitable Trust 

Healthy Lifestyle Inspiration

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