Active Central

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


Sometimes we all think that its big changes that make the biggest impact, but this isn’t always true. 

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.  

Tuesdays

4—5pm, Traditional Multicultural Dance. 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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/442864444

 

Wednesdays 

3.00-4.30pm, War Memorial / Allesley 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. Wed 21st April start.
 

7-8pm, Workout with Joe Wicks and Nicks. We will get together for workouts adapted to your needs and abilities to get a little out of breath, stretch and build muscle groups. We will do this by taking part in group 20 minute Joe Wicks workouts, using tin cans and resistance bands. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/89850712427

Thursdays

4-5pm, Chair Yoga with Neeta.  Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/wc/join/442864444?fbclid=IwAR1F-ILhBN0UhqhkzNiEAlJ1eARCBldVgF2qlN1mxJoaxkX5B_GjxnFuvLQ

 

5-6.30pm,Summer evenings park picnic meet up and games, we will have a light workout and chats and nice food. Join us for a fun afternoon. (This event is for 16-25 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. ​15th April start.

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. Join Zoom meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88486252468?pwd=MHZuVlJLLzlVTTBRaEc5Q2hOSE02QT09

Contact

Nicky Smith (Engagement Officer, Active Central)

Tel: 07541 343491

Email: activecentral@vacoventry.org.uk

Healthy Lifestyle Inspiration

NHS ten minute workouts: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/10-minute-workouts/

Link to NHS Eatwell guide:  https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/the-eatwell-guide/

Link to NHS Healthy food swaps: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/healthy-food-swaps/

Link to healthy Takeways and Fake Aways: https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/food-facts/healthier-takeaways-and-ready-meals

Link to The Body Coach workouts; https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Some interesting reading about black and white thinking: https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/black-and-white-thinking#risks