Aerobic Activities

These activities are designed to get your heart rate up and get you a bit sweaty and breathless. These activities improve your cardiovascular health resulting in a range of health benefits. Some types of aerobic activities include;


Zumba is an exercise fitness programme originating from Colombia. It integrates a diverse range of Latin-inspired dance moves and music. Sessions are typically 1 hour long and are fantastic at promoting a health heart, keeping you fit and improving your rhythm!

Zumba is also a great form of aerobic activity and a fun, exciting way to build and tone muscle, promote flexibility, and decrease stress. With each workout feeling more like a party than a form of exercise!


Dancercise is great and fun way to improve cardiovascular fitness, strengthen muscles, increase circulation, and decrease blood pressure which ultimately reduces the onset of potential illnesses. Dance is the movement of the body in a rhythmic way and a good way of expressing yourself and releasing built-up energy. Furthermore, its great way to be social and make new friends. There are so many different fun types of dancing to give ago, meaning it will suit everyone’s needs


Aerobics is a form of fun physical exercise that’s a combination of stretching, strength training and rhythmic aerobic exercise. Originally originating from the US, aerobics has now become one of the biggest physical exercises in the UK.

It’s a high-energy class set to specific music, getting the heart pumping and the blood flowing, it’s a great way to burn off body fat, improve your bodies strength whilst also shaping and toning it. The intensity of classes is dependent on experience and therefore can be suited to all, from beginners to pros.

NHS guide of 10 minute workouts from home

NHS – 10 Minute Workouts

Short on time? Hate the gym? Too tired to exercise after work? These 10-minute workouts are just what you need. These equipment-free fitness routines are great to do at home and short enough for you to easily fit them into your daily schedule.

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NHS workout link

NHS – Aerobic Activity

NHS Fitness Studio has a series of fun aerobic activities for beginners to help get you moving. These are designed to get your heart pumping a bit to get healthier.

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Link to Run England beginners running programme

Run England’s Beginner Running Programme

Spring into running with Run England’s Beginner Running Programme

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Group cycling

We are Cycling UK

Founded in 1878 as the Bicycle Touring Club and subsequently re-named the Cyclists' Touring Club and now as Cycling UK, we are the forerunners of a worldwide network of cycling, motoring and tourism organisations, many of whom based their services on us.

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NHS couch to 5k programme

NHS – Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K is a running plan for absolute beginners. Taking up running can seem like a scary prospect, especially if you feel out of shape or unfit. NHS Couch to 5K will help you gradually work up towards running 5km in just 9 weeks.

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NHS Guide to starting Dance for your fitness

NHS – Belly Dancing

From hip-hop to the foxtrot, dance fever is sweeping the nation, fueled by popular TV shows such as Strictly Come Dancing and Britain's Got Talent. Whether you like to jump or jive, tap or tango, shake your hips or your shoulders, dancing is one of the most enjoyable ways to get moving.

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