"Let's Get Moving is the best thing that ever happened to me"
Susan, LGM Participant
What is Let’s Get Moving?
Let’s Get Moving is an exciting health and well-being service that helps you to lead a healthy, more active lifestyle. It is completely free to take part and the support you receive will be completely tailored to your needs.
You’ll meet one of our friendly Exercise Professionals for a chat in your doctor’s surgery to discuss ways in which activity can become a part of your life. Then over a period of twelve weeks, you will receive one-to-one support from your Exercise Professional to make getting active as easy as possible for you. Whether it’s motivation, specialised advice, or guidance that you need, your Exercise Professional will be there to help in whatever way works for you.
Developed by ukactive over the past four years with the support of a range of partners including Nesta and Sport England, the programme has run in Bedfordshire, Birmingham, and Kent, and is currently in its third year in Essex. Twenty nine GP surgeries have already hosted the service and our community exercise professionals have already helped thousands of people to increase their activity so far.
You’ll discuss your current level of activity and any barriers you may be facing. Should you decide to become more active, you’ll explore a variety of practical ways to overcome or work around barriers. Community Exercise Professionals work in their local area so they can fill you in on nearby schemes, facilities and activities you might like.
Your Community Exercise Professional will be there to support you over the phone for the next twelve weeks. Be it walking, cycling, chair or home exercise, in the coming weeks you’ll try out activities you’re interested in. You should notice the positive effect this has on you fairly quickly.
Our welcoming, friendly groups are the best way to keep motivated and meet other people taking part. Call 020 7400 8640 to find our if there is a group near you.
12 Week Appointment
You’ll see the Community Exercise Professional again at the 12 week appointment. Here you can reflect on the changes you have made and how these have impacted your lifestyle. Together you will set some long term goals and the Let’s Get Moving team will contact you after 6 and 12 months to see how you’re doing.
Keep in Touch
We love to hear from LGM participants, so do keep in touch. Let us know how you’re doing on Facebook and Twitter. We’ll give you a ring 6 and 12 months after your final appointment to see how you’re getting on.