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WV Gets Active - Free healthy summer activity programme

A new scheme is being launched, aimed at getting people more active as we move out of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

WV Gets Active is a free six-week exercise programme, delivered in collaboration between City of Wolverhampton Council and Active Black Country Partnership. It works on a mobile phone app and challenges users to build up their exercise, at a pace that suits them, to feel fitter and healthier.

Before the Covid-19 pandemic struck, activity levels in Wolverhampton were below the national average, with more than a third of the adult population of the city doing less than thirty minutes of physical activity a week. Lockdowns and reduced access to sports facilities has meant that getting regular exercise has been even more difficult for some people.

This new programme aims to encourage more people to get active. It is completely free and tailored to individual fitness and activity levels. It challenges users to increase their exercise, promoting lifestyle change and making regular exercise a part of everyday routine. The programme enables participants to track their progress over 6 weeks with the goal of reaching 30 minutes of exercise each day.

It includes local walks, activities and ideas to motivate and encourage users and no special equipment is needed, other than a smart phone and comfortable shoes to walk in.

Anyone over 18 living in Wolverhampton and currently not doing 30 minutes of physical activity a week can apply for the programme, although places are limited. After registering users will be sent a link to download the app. There will be two programmes running one starting in July and one in August. There are limited spaces on both.

Here you will find out more information and details on the free WV Gets Active programme.

The closing date to apply is Sunday 27 June, with the first programme starting on Friday 2nd July.

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