We run a number of physical activities encouraging people who are not very active to become active. We particularly encourage BAME people to join in with us and hold our activities at times to suit them – some people in the different BAME communities work very unsocial hours.
Our physical activities include:
These take place in different parts of the city, often in Exeter’s beautiful Valley Parks. The Walks are led by trained staff and volunteers and are open to everyone. The Walks last about an hour and end at the start point. They are a great way to get some exercise, meet new people and enjoy the changing seasons.
Our Women’s Yoga sessions take place alongside our Drop-In at the Mint Methodist Church in Fore Street, Exeter. Each session lasts about one hour and is run by a qualified yoga teacher. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mat but these can be provided. Our Women’s Yoga is currently offered online due to COVID-19 restrictions, but we plan to resume them in person when restrictions allow us to.
Our Six-a-Side Football has attracted people of all ages from a range of ethnicities. Participants are looking for a level of exercise a little higher than that offered by our Park Walks but we emphasise that these are friendly games not demanding too high a level of skill. Our Six-a-Side football is currently on hold, but we plan to resume it in May 2021.
We also plan to offer more physical activities in future, including volleyball and a 0-5k running group.