Keep Fit and Active
As more and more of us are spending time at home in self isolation or social distancing to help do our bit to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, maintaining our physical and mental health and wellbeing is of significant importance.
Sport England have set up a helpful resource page on their website with lots of ideas and tips to help you remain as active as possible in and around your home.
Mind have also produced some helpful guidance around how you can support your wellbeing during these uncertain times.
Better will be keeping residents updated with information relating the Leisure Centres in Barnet.
We wish all Barnet residents well and remember to check government advice if you think you have any symptoms linked to Coronavirus.
Don't forget to download the Better App which offers users access to My Wellness and Boditrax (where available), class and court booking functions, news, digital membership card (including your FAB Card) to access centres plus much, much more.
Fit & Active Barnet Hub
Welcome to the Fit & Active Barnet (FAB) Hub, hosted by Better (operator of the borough’s five leisure centres), in partnership with the FAB Partnership.
Here you will be able to find almost everything you need to help you lead a more active and healthy lifestyle. Featuring an activity finder, FAB Card registration, health and wellbeing guidance and much more; whether you are new to physical activity, regularly participate or you are returning after some time away, the Hub will help you on your journey to a more active and healthier you!
The FAB Card is a FREE annual membership available to Barnet residents, giving access to a range of benefits across Barnet Leisure Centres and beyond.
Leading an active lifestyle helps to keep your heart healthy, reduce your risk of serious illnesses and strengthen muscles and bones. It is also a great way to spend time with the family, meet friends and get involved with the local community.
We all know we need to be active, but we are often unaware of how much activity will benefit our health.
Visit our Health and Wellbeing pages which will provide you with examples of how much physical activity you should be striving to achieve per week, as well as information on intervention programmes delivered by Better. These intervention programmes are available to those referred by their GP.
You will also find other useful information and tips to help you improve your health and wellbeing.
Do you have any exciting ideas that could improve your community? Support is available for projects which encourage Barnet residents to be active, learn and play together.
Our full accessible programme is available to download.
Are you interested in volunteering your time to support others and reap personal benefits such as meeting new people and gaining new skills and experiences?
Better are looking for enthusiastic people who are willing and able to spare their time to support others attending community sessions; helping them to have the best experience possible. This could include: helping deliver activities, befriending a participant which would enable them to stay or become active and reduce social isolation.
If you’d like a bit more support and need some extra guidance about getting into fitness, try our Give It A Go programme. For six weeks we’ll be by your side supporting you in a range of activities. Following an assessment we’ll be able to direct you to a range of activity options and you’ll be able to give it a go.
At the end of six weeks, we’ll have helped you to feel more confident around your activity choices and be able to work out what’s best for you in the busyness of life.
Discover how you can live a healthier life with our free online health check. Our free online health check assesses your response to a few simple questions and uses these to tailor a range of personalised tips and advice that will help to improve your health and wellbeing.
There are plenty of ways to keep your body and mind healthy even when you can’t get to the gym, pool or court. We know that staying motivated and active on your own can be a challenge, so we’ve created workouts and classes that are made to help. If you are looking for inspiring home exercise classes to start or maintain your at-home fitness routine, the free virtual classes featured on the Better UK app, gives you access to a library of 600 online fitness classes.
Whether you haven’t done much for a while or just looking for the best ways to get in shape, these exercises are easy, gentle and can be done indoors without the need for any gym equipment.