Induction complete! I am officially a Project Brum Activator for the next 8 weeks! Yayyyy!!!!
Meeting the team, getting to know our mentors and working with the other interns has been really good for the last two weeks but I never knew we could do so much in Birmingham to keep fit!
I mean I knew there were leisure/ wellbeing centres. I knew there was an Be Active Plus scheme that if your health concerns were a part of the criteria then you could get a 12 weeks “prescription” to help you lose weight. I knew everyone could get leisure cards, pay for gym memberships and have access to swimming pools. But you know what? Some of things I have been looking for have been right under my nose all the time and I had no idea!
Some of the services available that I just learned of are:
- Run Birmingham – You can start off with a Couch to 5K and more, even going on courses to start and lead your own running groups. I always dreamed of taking part in Race for Life so this project got my attention.
- Big Birmingham Bikes – Did you know that some of the wellbeing centres have bikes you can borrow and use for the day? Did you know someone is able to teach you how to ride a bike if you don’t already know? Did you know that you can complete road safety courses?
- Active Parks – There are loads of activities and exercise classes being held in the parks for all ages like Zumba, Multi Sports, and Tai Chi.
Within the last two weeks, I have already applied and received Birmingham Wellbeing cards for my son, my mum and myself. This card you scan on the activators tablets to register attendance at outdoor activities. I can see that I am going to be enjoying this summer 🙂
Have you taken advantage of any of the services and activities mentioned? Or are there any that you would like to try?
Look forward to sharing experiences.