BetterPoints is a new mobile app that tracks and rewards physical activity.
The app works by adding up 'BetterPoints' simply for being active, whether your attending certain health services or Lampton Leisure centres. Points can then be spent at local businesses and Council owned leisure centres or donated to local charities. There will also be prize draws throughout the programme.
Rewards are given for activities like going for a walk, a cycle, or run, and the App will keep residents up-to-date on ways to earn more rewards through community initiatives such as walking groups and litter picking.
Starting small and making simple changes can really help boost your mood and raise your activity levels. It’s important to be physically active every day, and what you choose to do will depend on your own personal circumstance. Being active is ultimately about finding an activity that works for you. There are many activities you can do, even in the comfort of your own home.
Green Gyms offer practical ways to help you get healthy and improve local spaces. Isleworth Green gym meets at Inwood park entrance Thursdays 10.45am. Contact the team by email at: email@example.com.
For more information, visit the Hounslow Green Gym | TCV website.
Leisure Centres in Hounslow
Keeping active can really benefit your physical and mental health, whatever you choose to do. There are many leisure providers in the Borough which have a great range of activities on offer locally.
One of these providers is Lampton Leisure, which manages many of the borough’s leisure centres and a fantastic array of facilities and activities which are available for all ages and abilities.
It’s really important to keep physically active and healthy. Healthy Hounslow supports people with long-term health conditions and those who would benefit from moving more often, to build physical activity into their lives. Their programme provides you with the guidance, confidence and motivation you need to exercise safely from the comfort of your own home or in your local community.
Stay In Work out
Sport England has pulled together some useful ideas and tips on how everyone can remain active at home. The Join the Movement campaign provides up to date government advice to help you remain physically active and have fun safely.
NHS Fitness Studio
NHS Fitness Studio has a great range of exercises and information. Short on time? Hate the gym? Too tired to exercise after work? These 10-minute workouts are just what you need. These gentle sitting exercises will help improve your mobility and prevent falls, and can even be done at home.
Why not set yourself a target and complete the Couch to 5k programme with weekly support via your smartphone app.
Brentford FC Community Sports Trust
Brentford FC Community Sports Trust are offering free online fitness, yoga and Pilates classes to Hounslow residents. For young people, there are a range of great community activities, including Kicks, Street Sports and football leagues at venues like the new Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub. Visit the website for more information.
Sessions will be starting again in Hounslow Parks as soon as restrictions allow visit Our Parks Free Exercise in Hounslow. The Couch to Fitness 9-week at home exercise programme. For more information or to sign up to a range of free classes and programmes visit Couch to Fitness or join Classes | Our Parks.
Hounslow has a number of free to use outdoor gyms in local areas. Bedfont Lakes, Heston Park, Avenue Park, Bedfont Open Space (Cage Park), Osterley Sport and Athletics Centre, Thornbury Park, Redlees Park, Hanworth Park, Inwood Park, Boston Manor Park, Feltham Park, Carville Park North. Gyms are suitable for use by 14yrs +.