Fitness for Free

Exercise is an essential part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, so why is keeping active seemingly so expensive?

Take a look at our FREE fitness ideas for some inspiration:

  • Cycling is a great way of enjoying the fresh air and getting fit for less. There are lots of cycle routes to explore, right on your doorstep. Organisations such as Merseytravel and Sustrans provide lots of safe cycle route ideas and maps for the local area and for all abilities. Cycling with your child to school is a great way of fitting exercise into your family’s day. It’ll also save you money on petrol or public transport costs.


  • Trim trails (also known as outdoor gyms) are made up of simple pieces of exercise equipment and are often found in parks, recreational areas and alongside cycle routes. Get in touch with your local council to see if there is a trim trail in your local area.


  • Walking is one of the easiest ways to incorporate more activity into your family’s routine. Try and fit walking into your family’s day-to-day life by walking short journeys instead of using the car, walking the kids to school and planning walks at the weekend. There are lots of places to visit across the region which have designated walking paths.


  • Councils often run free or affordable classes for children and adults across their fitness centres. It is a good idea to contact your council and see what activities they offer, especially during school holidays. Active Sefton have a wide range of classes and fitness incentives in various locations across the area. They even offer affordable swimming lessons and holiday camp places.


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