What is it?

There are many benefits of being active including:

  • lower blood pressure and resting heart rate, ensuring your heart is more efficient

  • improved sleep at night

  • improved mood through endorphins released within the body

  • help maintain bone strength to prevent osteoporosis later in life

  • keep muscles strong and joints supple.

Active for Health is a new 12-week activity programme to help you become active and move more, available in three formats:

  • adults (18 and over) can sign up for the Active for Health programme if you have a BMI of 25 or over, or 23.5 if you are from the BME community

  • young people (11 to 16 years) who are concerned about their weight

  • families (with children 7 to 10 years) who are concerned about their weight.

The programme will include a range of activities to help you improve your fitness, socialise, learn new skills, and ultimately improve your overall wellbeing.

Located at either a leisure centre or in a public open space, the programme consists of 12 weeks of group activities including fitness classes, walking sports, team games, healthy eating, and wellbeing walks. Activities will be chosen by the group in consultation with the coach.

Once signed up for the 12-week course, each participant will receive a free 90-day offer to use the One Leisure facilities subject to eligibility criteria*. This membership includes activities such as badminton**, squash**, cyclone (indoor cycling), the gym, fitness classes, and swimming, amongst other targeted activities delivered across One Leisure 

What are the eligibility criteria?

  • adults (18 years and over) with a BMI of 25 or over, or 23.5 if you are from the BME community

  • young people (11 to 16 years) who are concerned about their weight

  • families (with children 7 to 10 years) who are concerned about their weight

AND

  • be inactive (undertake less than 30 minutes of exercise per week)

  • residents of Huntingdonshire district

  • customers will only be eligible for one Active for Health offer.

* Additional free 90 day One Leisure offer is subject to additional eligibility criteria. Individuals who have been a pre-paid member of One Leisure in the previous 18 months from date of application, may take part in the course but will not be eligible for this secondary benefit. Memberships cannot be exchanged for the duration of the programme.

Please note the additional 90-day One Leisure offer is only available to people who fully participate in the 12-week programme. To qualify you must attend at least one of the first two sessions (unless an exemption is applied in advance). If you are awarded the pass but then fail to attend the course Huntingdonshire District Council retains the right to remove the pass from your account.

** Badminton and other racket sports will only be free at off-peak times (before 4.30pm).

To find out more, read our Active for Health - Guidance for the Public [PDF, 0.2MB].

When and where is it?

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Who Where Start date Day Time Course length Status

Young people 11-16 years

One Leisure St Neots

7 November

Monday

4.45pm - 5.45pm

6 weeks

Spaces available

Families (children 7-10 years)*

One Leisure St Neots

10 November

Thursday

4.45pm - 5.45pm

6 weeks

Spaces available

Young people 11-16 years

One Leisure St Ives

8 November

Tuesday

4.30pm - 5.30pm

6 weeks

Spaces available

Families (children 7-10 years)*

One Leisure St Ives

10 November

Thursday

4.30pm - 5.30pm

6 weeks

Spaces available

*At least one adult (18+) must attend the sessions with the child/children.

Please note there are no further ADULT courses planned in HUNTINGDON, ST IVES or ST NEOTS for the foreseeable future.

Details of future programmes will be listed here in due course.

How do I sign up?

Complete Active for Health Application Form

How much does it cost?

Active for Health is free of charge.