Help make Birmingham more active!
The Birmingham City Council Wellbeing Service is trying to get people who live in Birmingham to tell us how they do or don’t use our leisure facilities, including Wellbeing Centres, parks, open spaces and cycle lanes. This will help inform us how to encourage Birmingham citizens to keep active, healthy and happy.
If you’d like to help out please complete and share this survey, which will take less than 10 minutes, and you’ll be in with a chance to win Love2shop vouchers worth up to £300! You can spend these at local stores including TK Maxx, Boots and Argos.
The Award Winning Be active scheme
Be active has now been running city wide in Birmingham since 1st September 2009. The scheme currently has over 400,000 members from Birmingham, which represents about 1 in 3 of the entire population. If you would like to become a member of Be active you will need a Leisure Card. All you need to do is complete an application form and take it into your local leisure centre, along with two documents which show your name and address.
What is included?
The Be active scheme offers a diverse range of activities, including gym, swim, fitness classes. Some centres also offer badminton, table tennis and much more. To see which other activities are on the Be Active scheme in your area please contact your local centre directly or visit Be Active Birmingham.
We are also introducing more outside activities in conjunction with Birmingham City Council Parks Service and other organisations to offer a range of activities within Birmingham’s Parks and open spaces. Many of these activities can be booked through Coca-Cola Park Lives.
Taking regular walks such as walking to work or your local shops, walking your children to school or walking for pleasure is a free and easy way to stay fit, and protect the environment through reducing your C02. To find out your best walking route, how long it might take and how many calories you could burn check out www.walkit.com
For details of activity by leisure centre, please contact your local leisure centre.
All information is correct at time of publishing. Amendments and updates will be made on the first working day of each month.